How Long Do Raccoons Live?

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Raccoons in House?

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How Long Do Raccoons Live?

The average raccoon lifespan is about five years, though many kits die before reaching adulthood. The longest surviving wild raccoon lived for 16 years, while a captive raccoon's lifespan can last as long as 21.

Baby Raccoon Life Expectancy

Though these animals only mate once a year, females give birth to between three and seven offspring. Generally born in late spring, the baby raccoons live with their mothers for almost a year before venturing out on their own.

Young raccoons are at high risk of starvation because they have little time to build up fat reserves before winter. Babies rely on their mothers to find safe shelters, and female raccoons frequently choose chimneys as denning sites. This leads to obvious conflict with humans.

Attics share similar qualities as a natural denning site for raccoons. If a female raccoon has created a den in your attic to give birth, it could be a while before the raccoons move out on their own accord.

What if a raccoon family lives in my attic?

In order to stop raccoons from causing issues, homeowners should take action at the first sign of activity. Contacting the professionals at Trutech ensures adult raccoons and their kits will be removed in a timely fashion.