Geography: You will find raccoons throughout most of North America. Recently, raccoons have emerged in parts of Japan and Europe.
Habitat: Usually, raccoons prefer heavily wooded areas with access to water, abundant vegetation and trees. These rodents are extremely adaptable, and also reside in urban and suburban areas making their homes on your property: in attics, barns, sheds and sewers.
Skills: Raccoons are great climbers which allow them to easily access shelter and food. What’s more, they can open doors, bottles and jars.
Problems: Raccoons are curious and highly-intelligent creatures, but these rodents can also be a nuisance to any homeowner. Raccoons can destroy yards/gardens, cause structural damage in search of food, and make a mess by tipping over garbage cans. Not only can raccoons cause severe damage to your property, but they can also carry potentially dangerous parasitic diseases and illnesses, including salmonella, rabies, giardiasis and many others.