Raccoons are known to make many different types of noises. At Critter Stop, we have provided services to customers who describe the raccoons in their attic in countless different ways. When raccoons are fighting or feel threatened, they will usually make their typical sounds, shrieking noises. The shrieking is often preceded or followed by a growl or whimpering sound, depending on how the fight is going.
As a wildlife removal expert in Dallas-Fort Worth, we can tell that the vast majority of altercations happen at night, because raccoons are nocturnal. If you hear raccoon fighting but the sound is during the day, it is highly likely you are hearing something else.
Raccoons can fight for several different reasons. Female raccoons are most likely to fight when they are protecting their young. Females often take their young away from the male raccoons at a young age for their protection, but if the father tracks them down, the mother will often become very protective and ward off the father.
Female raccoons will fight other animals as well. Like many other animals, they have a strong motherly instinct and are willing to fight ferociously to protect their little ones.
Raccoons are scavengers, eating what they can find. As they go longer without eating, they become more and more aggressive in search of food and / or more protective of the food they do have. Another common reason raccoons fighting is over food.
Lastly, many raccoons are infected with rabies, which makes them less rational and more aggressive. Rabies can cause a raccoon to fight another raccoon or animal when it otherwise would not.
Our expert answer is absolutely yes. If one raccoon could get you mad, imagine not only having to deal with two of them but also having to hear every night how your attic becomes their arena to fight. Deal with this situation is part of our day-to-day work at Critter Stop. Our experience allows us to identify the activities of those raccoons, put the right traps, and finally remove them from your house.
If you suspect raccoons are causing a ruckus in your attic, it's crucial to address the situation promptly and safely. Here are some essential steps to consider:
Don't attempt to deal with raccoons on your own; professional assistance is the safest and most effective way to resolve attic infestations. If you're having this problem, Contact our Critter Stop team and we will be happy to put an end to those annoying raccoon-fighting sounds. Call us at 214 234-26-16 and close that fighting arena forever.