The raccoon is a small nocturnal mammal, with grayish brown fur, a bushy banded tail and black masked face. They are highly adaptable, extremely intelligent animals that live well in cities, suburbs, and rural environments.
Raccoons can cause damage such as dumping trash cans, disturbing gardens and ponds, and injuring small pets. They can damage homes by shredding duct work, or chewing on wiring which may also cause a fire hazard. They may enter attics, chimneys and crawl spaces and bring ticks and fleas into your home, not to mention the droppings they leave behind that can carry round worm.