Where Do Raccoons Stay During the Day?

Raccoons are nocturnal creatures that love to sneak around and cause havoc in the dark. Since they’re most active at night, many wonder where they go during the daytime.

Here are a few places raccoons choose to hide when the sun is out.

Common Raccoon Natural Habitats

In nature, raccoons like to live in forest areas with plenty of tree cover and access to food and water. The reason they are not usually seen during the day is because they are likely sleeping in their dens. Raccoons like to make dens in trees, logs, or brushes. The critters have a “home range” of a few miles, which means they won’t go too far from their dens. They like to rest during the day and go hunting at night when it’s safer. Raccoons can have a few dens and rotate where they like to sleep. If they can’t make it to a den, they’ll sometimes climb up in a tree.

However, there aren’t a lot of natural areas in urban communities where raccoons can create a den. Raccoons have adapted to live just about any place they can find. Dumpsters, drainpipes, and storm drains are also common places where raccoons are known to nest.

Raccoon Removal On Your Property

While a raccoon may just be passing through your property, they can sometimes make a home in your home’s garage or attic because of its warm shelter and proximity to available food and water. While raccoons are normally docile, it’s never safe to engage with a wild animal. Raccoons can lash out if they feel threatened and are known carriers of rabies. Any interaction with these critters can put you and your health at risk. Instead of approaching a raccoon or attempting raccoon removal yourself, call the professionals at Critter Control® of Polk County.

Rely on Your Polk County Raccoon Removal Experts

The licensed and trained raccoon removal experts at Critter Control®of Polk County will quickly and humanely remove nuisance raccoons from your property and keep them from returning. Our experienced team is equipped to inspect your property, permanently remove unwanted wildlife, and clean and repair any damage the critters left behind.

To schedule your inspection and receive a free estimate for our effective raccoon removal services, call Critter Control® of Polk County today at 863-204-2815.


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