Raccoons

Sniffing an opportunity: More PMPs offer wildlife management

September 7, 2017 By
More PMPs offer wildlife management as the business professionalizes and grows with urban sprawl. When it comes to wildlife management, the glass is half full — but only because half of pest management professionals (PMPs) have yet to enter the market,... Read more»
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Top 10 nuisance wildlife for Critter Control franchise

August 26, 2016 By
Climate and location can determine which wildlife is the biggest nuisance for Critter Control throughout the year. The following list is the most applicable for spring and summer: Raccoons are nocturnal mammals common throughout North America. Besides the native northern... Read more»
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Critter Control franchise heeds the call of the wild

August 4, 2016 By
Kevin Clark was a small fish in a big pond. Now he’s a big fish in a big pond. After starting and expanding Critter Control through franchising, he has helped Rollins grow strategically by selling his business to it. After... Read more»

Should you go ‘wild’ for pest control add-on services?

March 23, 2016 By
ERIC: Kurt, why don’t we offer wildlife service? It’s a great add-on service many of our customers request, and a service many other companies are providing. KURT: Well, Eric, we tried it in the past, but those specialty services aren’t... Read more»

Raccoons, Unmasked

November 18, 2015 By
Because this pest can be found in the city, suburbs or country, managing raccoons can help boost business. With their black burglar-style mask and striped tail, raccoons are among the most recognizable native species in the United States. Tips for... Read more»
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Smart Raccoon More Talented Than Toddler

July 17, 2015 By
It’s no secret that raccoons are fairly smart animals, which is why they can be difficult to catch and get the reputation as annoying pests. But if you’re one of those pest management professionals who thinks raccoons are nothing but... Read more»

Did You Know? Raccoon Reproduction

July 14, 2014 By
■ Raccoons pair up only during the breeding season. Mating occurs as early as January to as late as June. The peak mating period is March to April. ■ After a 65-day gestation period, two to three kits are born.... Read more»
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Meet Me at the Met: A Funny Raccoon Story

June 12, 2014 By
One of the most interesting raccoon jobs we had was when The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced the Temple of Dendur display area had a live raccoon. Can you imagine being inside a museum with the lights dimmed down for... Read more»
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Raccoon Fast Facts

June 12, 2014 By
They’re great climbers. They can climb 50 feet vertically with ease. They also swim well. They don’t hibernate. They can, however, sleep for extended periods if it’s cold outside. They can handle winter. Raccoons have a dense underfur, which accounts... Read more»
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Raccoonology: Bye-Bye, Bandit Raccoons

June 12, 2014 By
At Animal Doctor, we regularly trap and remove raccoons at residential and commercial locations. We recommend the homeowner, or facility manager at a commercial site to stay clear of doing this work themselves. Raccoons are aggressive and will attack humans.... Read more»
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