Raccoons destroy attics insulation, rip open gable end vents, tear off roof shingles trying to get into the roof, cause biological hazards with their droppings, get into trash cans, raid goldfish ponds and many other things that we don’t want.
Raccoons search for dens in the fall, they breed anywhere from December to February and the young are born 9 weeks later in the spring. the litter size is 2-6, most litters are around 3. We have had a few litters with 8 but that is rare. There will be 1-3 adult raccoons in a den, all of the adults will be females. The lead female can have females with her from previous litters. She will chase all males away because the males will kill the young, Because of this Finding dens with all males is common. Once the young start to develop if they are in your house they will make chirping noises that sound like large birds.