Daytime Hiding Places for Raccoons
In nature, raccoons live around trees and rivers. They build their dens in hollow logs or tree trunks, the abandoned dens of other animals, and areas of dense, wooded underbrush that will offer them protection from predators and the elements.
Raccoons in New York and New Jersey have adjusted to living in suburban or urban settings. These raccoons are more likely to be found in:
- Storm drains.
- Dumpsters or garbage cans.
- In trees or various features at a park.
- Inside attics, walls, basements, or crawl spaces.
- Underneath wood piles.
It is also possible for a raccoon to be active during the daytime. Months when food is scarce or baby raccoon kits require adult raccoons to collect more food, a raccoon might spend daylight hours foraging. A raccoon may also be moving locations during the day to get away from a predator. It can also indicate rabies. Though thankfully this is rare in NYC.
Day or night, resting in a den or active, it is best to never approach a raccoon. These animals will defend themselves if they feel they are in danger. Leave them alone and they will most often go on their way. If raccoons are a persistent problem around your property or are nesting in a den inside your home or business, NY and NJ Animal Control Trappers provides humane raccoon control.
We can remove raccoons from your NY or NJ property. We also offer exclusion and other raccoon management services. Give us a call to learn how we can help.