Male raccoons are polygamous and will mate with several females in succession. In contrast, female raccoons are monogamous and will only mate with one male and will not tolerate other males after mating has occurred.
Typically once we see our first litter of the year, the flood gates (no pun intended) will open and we will begin to see babies on just about every job.
The babies removed are kept safe in one of our heated reunion boxes for their mother to relocate them to one of her established den sites in the neighbourhood.
We strongly recommend having Gates Wildlife Control out before the babies arrive as it is less involved and less expensive to remove wildlife at this time of year.
By Brad Gates, B.Sc.
Brad Gates is the owner and president of AAA Gates Wildlife Control. He has over 35 years experience in the humane wildlife removal and prevention industry.
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