Why are raccoons sometimes considered pests in our society?
because they can scratch and Bite
Raccoons often get into trash and scatter it about. They can cause a lot of damage to roofs and attics. They raid our gardens and fields for food. Raccoons will eat food we have left out for our pets. They can carry rabies and a number of other diseases that can be transmitted to humans. Their feces can carry eggs of a round worm that can infect humans and pets and cause a fatal disease.
Raccoons will turn over trash bins in search of food, they will eat pet food left outside, they eat fruit and berried from gardens and orchards as well as corn fields. They can cause damage to lawns as they dig for worms, insects and grubs. Raccoons sometimes damage homes as they try to enter attics to use as a den.
Raccoons do what raccoons do best and that has turned many against them.1.) They dig up our lawns looking for earthworms and grubs. 2.) They eat pet food left outside for our cats and dogs. 3.) They love to eat produce out of out gardens and fields and are particularly fond of sweet corn. 4.) They get into our trash bins looking for food and toss the useless garbage all over the yard. 5.) They…
Sometimes. There are still a lot of towns that have laws on the books that say, "any person bringing squirrel pelts to city hall will receive (x amount of money) per each pelt." Squirrels are not considered pests by everybody. Some people think squirrels are pests because they steal nuts from trees and some dig holes by people's trees. Nationally, though, squirrels are not considered pests.
Raccoons are considered pests by most humans.1.) They get into trash and can scatter it all over the yard. 2.) They eat pet food left outdoors. 3.) They tear up lawns by digging for grubs and worms. 4.) They may tear up a roof trying to get into an attic to use as a den. 5.) They eat a lot of fruit and vegetables fro gardens and are especially fond of sweet corn. 6.) Raccoons…
NEVER feed wild raccoons as you are asking for trouble. Raccoons become dependent on humans for food and seem to forget how to forage for their own food. They will become pests and can do a lot of damage to your property. To feed orphaned, captive raccoons click on this link for feeding information.
Raccoons naturally are frequently infected with fleas, lice and ticks as well as internal parasites such as the roundworm. Raccoons are also subject to viruses, especially distemper (both feline and canine) as well as rabies. Bacterial disease often found in raccoons include leptospirosis, listeriosis, tetanus, and tularemia.