Top Raccoon Myths Dispelled

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Top Raccoon Myths DispelledRaccoons are furry little creatures that are cute and look cuddly. However, not only will they get into your trash cans, but they can wreak havoc on your wiring and anything else they set their furry little minds to invading. While you do need to call in a company for raccoon removal in Alexandria if you have a raccoon problem, there are a few myths about the little critters that you should be aware of as well. Read on below for the top myths about raccoons revealed.

THEY ARE STRICTLY NOCTURNAL CREATURES

One of the biggest myths surrounding raccoons, which no company who performs Raccoon Removal in Arlington, VA believes is that that they only come out at night. It is also rumored that if you see a raccoon out during the day that it must be rabid. This isn’t the truth. While it is true that they are most active during the nighttime hours, mothers especially have been known to forage during the day. You still need to be careful, however, as any wild animal will attack if cornered and it is always possible that they are rabid.

THEY HIBERNATE IN THE WINTER MONTHS

While raccoons do go through a period where they aren’t as active during the winter months, it is still possible for them to be out and about invading your homes and trash cans. Don’t think that just because the temperatures are cold; you won’t have problems with raccoons look for a place to live the winter out. Make sure to call in reputable raccoon removal in Fairfax, VA if you run into a raccoon on your property during the winter months, instead of trying to take care of the problem on your own.

THEY ARE ALL CARRIERS OF RABIES

Just like with any other animal out there, not all raccoons have rabies. In fact, most raccoons do not carry rabies at all. Though you still must be careful about being around them and catching them if you find one of them in your yard. Never remove a raccoon from your property if you don’t know what you’re doing, call in animal control instead.

These are just a few of the myths about raccoons that need to be dispelled. For more information on raccoon and other wildlife nuisances, contact Summit Environmental Solutions today at 703-495-2316. Agents are standing by to help you get the services you need. 

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