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  • Writer's pictureMark Rouble

Well, it is once again that time of year when our phones begin to ring frequently and the calls often allude to a homeowner hearing cooing or chirping noises. As soon as I take those calls, I am fairly confident that they have raccoon babies (also referred to as kits or cubs) living somewhere in their home, usually the attic or chimney. Our first litter of raccoon babies was removed from a home just yesterday, which tends to be a little later in the season than past years. Additionally, this mother raccoon had a larger than normal litter with 6 kits.

Raccoons typically mate around January or February when we begin to see an increase in daylight hours. The gestation period for a mother is around 63-65 days and she will usually make a den away from other raccoons to give birth. This is why attics and chimneys are ideal places for them to live. The kits stay with their mother in the den till they are around 8-10 weeks of age however, they are dependent upon their mothers until they are around 13-14 months of age. Given the length of time the babies need to be with their mothers, it is of importance to ensure that any wildlife company you are hiring has experience in humanely removing and reuniting mothers and babies. If a mother is trapped and relocated to another area the babies will die, as they cannot fend for themselves.

Innovative Wildlife Solutions makes every effort to successfully and humanely remove and reunite the babies with their mother, but are no longer able to den in your home. While we are in the “reunification” process, we ask the homeowner to try their best not to disturb the babies, as the mother will not usually move them when there is a lot of activity or spectators.

Innovative Wildlife Solutions would be happy to provide you with a free home inspection if you suspect raccoon babies, or have other wildlife concerns. With over 20 years of experience, we have seen a wide variety of different situations and are fairly confident that we can solve any wildlife issues you are facing. We offer extended hours and weekend service to suit your needs and schedule. Call us today!

  • Writer's pictureMark Rouble

I suspect that you found our website because you are experiencing one of a homeowner’s greatest stressors, a wildlife issue. Perhaps you have a bird in a vent, a raccoon in your chimney, a bat in your living space, a skunk under the shed or a squirrel that has moved into your attic, we can help. Innovative Wildlife Solutions humanely solves your wildlife problems through reliable and affordable removal and prevention services.

Innovative Wildlife Solutions prides itself on being a local company, which for our customers means that we are close by and ready to respond. We know that most people have busy lives, and are not always available during the day to wait for a company to respond. We have been there are well!! To provide enhanced service, we strive to respond when it suits the needs of our customers, and often times are even available for weekend appointments.

One feature that distinguishes Innovative Wildlife Solutions from other companies is that our initial inspection and quote are offered free of change. We take time to thoroughly inspect all areas of the home and provide you with an honest assessment of our findings. We believe in the importance of homeowners making an informed decision about urban wildlife mitigation solutions and focus on educating our customers, not pressuring them into a sale. Our company values, trust, honesty, integrity and safety, and we strive to integrate these into our daily work and customer interactions. We employ humane methods that protect the animals, while still supporting the needs of the homeowner.

Thanks for taking the time to visit our website and blog. Please feel free to contact me to discuss any of your residential or commercial wildlife concerns.

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