• Raccoons problems are common in many New York homes. They are active at night when they search for food, but take up dens during the day, often resulting with raccoons in attics and raccoons in garages of homes. In northern regions during the winter months, raccoons are in their dens the majority of the time, and homes provides the animals with a warm living space.

    When raccoons take up residence in your New York home, they act as they would in the wild, which means tunneling, defecating and urinating in your attic or garage. Often times, raccoons will bore their way through insulation, trampling it down, and even biting through the insulation on your piping. They are also known to chew up electrical wiring in these areas as well. Raccoons in yards and raccoons in gardens destroy crops, tear up sod looking for worms, and go through garbage.