An example of how strong raccoons are, and how much damage they can do. They often just rip right through the roof, shingles, wood and all! I was lucky to get this photo while the female raccoon was checking to see what the threat was.
Please do not touch raccoon poo. It can contain raccoon roundworm, which can infect people, and cause blindness and other terrible symptoms. Call at this phone number and you will get free advice about how to handle and clean raccoon droppings. If you want to see photographs, click here for raccoon droppings and feces identification.
I've not only seen raccoons tear apart air ducts, but they sometimes crawl into the ducts and live inside them. One raccoon even climbed in the ducts and into the central air handler, where it got electrocuted and rotted, causing the worst odor ever.
This wire was shredded by the raccoon's claws. But raccoons also chew on a variety of substances, including wood and wires. Click here for more photos of raccoons chewing on electrical wires.
Click to learn more about raccoon diseases, such as raccoon roundworm or raccoon rabies.
Here is a complete list of the different articles and topics on this website:
Albenzadole - A treatment for parasitic diseases, like raccoon roundworm.
Attic - The internet's definitive guide to removal of raccoons from attics.
Bait - Examination of different kinds of baits used to catch raccoons.
Basement - Guide to the removal of raccoons from basements.
By Hand - How to remove raccoons by hand.
Catch - How to catch problem raccoons.
Ceiling - Guide to the removal of raccoons from ceilings.
Chimney - Guide to the removal of raccoons from chimneys.
Coonskin - A lighthearted coonskin cap poem.
Crawl Space - Guide to the removal of raccoons from crawlspaces.
Damage - Photos of home damage caused by raccoons.
Daytime - Article about raccoons active during the daytime.
Dead - Locating and removing dead raccoon carcasses.
Diseases - Analysis of various raccoon diseases.
Donate - Donate to various wildlife organizations.
Droppings - Photos of raccoon droppings and feces.
Emails - Examples of reader emails sent to me.
Entry - Possible different points of entry into the house.
Eviction Fluid - Analysis of the only known repellent that works.
Exterminator - Raccoon exterminator information.
Feed - Should you feed raccoons in the neighborhood?
House - Guide to the removal of raccoons from the house.
How To Kill - Article about how to kill raccoons.
Infestation - Article about USA city raccoon infestations.
Home Page - The web's best guide on how to solve problems with raccoons in attics.
Nest - Nest of raccoon babies.
Noises - How to identify noises in your attic or walls.
Pest Control - Raccoon pest control information.
Pet - Can you keep a raccoon as a pet.
Photos - Photograph gallery of raccoons.
Poison - Information about raccoon poison.
Poop in Pool - Raccoons love to poo in swimming pools.
Prevention - How to prevent raccoon issues from happening.
Problem - Article about various problems caused by raccoons.
Professional - An excellent listings of wildlife removal experts nationwide.
Rabies Vector - Yes, raccoons are rabies vector animals.
Rehabber - Wildlife rehabilitators that help raccoons.
Relocating - Matters to keep in mind when relocating raccoons.
Repellent - Analysis of various raccoon repellents.
Restoration - How to fix your attic after a raccoon has been in there.
Roof - Guide to the removal of raccoons from the roof.
Scared - What are raccoons scared of?
Roundworm - Information about raccoon roundworm, a dangerous parasite.
Supplies - A list of, and analysis of, equipment for raccoon control.
Trapping - The best guide on the web for trapping raccoons.
Wall - Guide to the removal of raccoons from walls.
Wire Chew - Photos of raccoons chewing on electrical wires.