Baby Raccoons

Baby Raccoons in Kaw Valley are generally born in late spring. Raccoons have one litter a year of two to five kits. Young raccoons are at high risk of starvation because they have little time to build up fat reserves before winter. Babies rely on their mothers to find safe shelters, and female raccoons frequently choose chimneys as denning sites. This leads to obvious conflict with humans.

Signs or baby raccoons in your home:

Like most mammals, baby raccoons cry when they're hungry. If you hear cries from the attic during the day, it's a good sign there's a raccoon family living in your house. 

Are baby raccoons friendly?

Even though baby raccoons look cute and cuddly, they will still bite and scratch. Baby raccoons in Kaw Valley are not born with rabies, but instead exposed to the disease at birth by the mother as she grooms the newborn.

What do I do if a raccoon family is in my attic?

Given any indication that a baby raccoon or raccoon family is nesting on the premises, property owners should contact professional wildlife removal services such as Critter Control. Attempting to forcibly remove families of raccoons may lead to injury or the transmission of disease. Mother raccoons will fiercely defend her young. Contacting technicians trained in the humane removal of problematic raccoons keeps all involved people and animals safe.