Welcome to Animals in the Attic of Austin! We are a professional wildlife removal company servicing Austin Texas. We specialize in the removal of critters from the attic of homes and businesses, and are respected
in Austin as the best wildlife specialists for this unique work. Whether you have a family of squirrels, an infestation of rats or mice, a destructive raccoon with babies, or even a colony of bats or birds, we take
great care to remove the wildlife from your home safely and effectively, and we solve the problem permanently, with guarantee! We provide all the services needed - from complete 30-point home and attic inspection,
to the trapping or exclusion of all the animals, including any nests of babies, to complete animal-proofing and repairs, we do it all. We also provide attic cleanup services, if needed.
We are fully Texas licensed and insured. We operate 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Call us any time, and we will be happy to discuss your critter problem, and provide a price estimate for the work needed, and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment. Call us any time at 512-298-4791. We look forward to hearing from you.
What is a raccoon's mating habits? The mating habits of the raccoon can be an interesting study for those looking to find out more about these pesky animals. Interestingly enough, how raccoons know when it is time to mate is because the day begins to last longer starting in January through March. While not all raccoons hibernate, all see this time as a sort of call to prepare for mating.
When it is time to mate the males will become restless and begin to wander outside of their normal living area looking for a female to mate with. The normal courting period for a male is three to four days. After that four day period the female is ready for conception. Once the female is made herself available the raccoons will mate with one another for several nights in a row. This mating process can last up to an hour at a time, with much of that time being spent of foreplay of some kind.
During the daily sexual encounters, the male remains around the female during their mating time. When they awaken they may forage together for a brief time, but will return to their nesting area to begin the hour long time of intercourse. It is a lot more loving (if we can use that word) than many would suspect, and the female is treated with a sense of adoration by the male during this time. This is not the typical mating relationship you would see with many other types of animals.
Even those that are considered the weaker males in an area are given the opportunity to mate. The stronger males are unable to mate with all the females in an area, giving the weaker males a chance to find a female to mate with.
There are instances where the mating period does not take hold, and the female does not become pregnant. In some instances the female loses her offspring long before they were to be born. In these cases the female is able to conceive about 100 days later.
The gestation period is about nine weeks long, but can last up to 10 weeks. Typically a litter of raccoon babies (kits) is between 2-5, with the average depending upon the region they are born. Southern raccoons traditionally have smaller sized litters while northern litters average about 4.5 babies per litter. It is believed that the larger litters are due to decreased temperatures in the winter time, so there is a need for larger litters to keep the population high.
If you have animals in your house, it's important that you hire a company that will do the job correctly. We do a complete job from start to finish, for a permanent solution to your Austin pest control wildlife problem. We inspect the house, remove all of the animals humanely, repair the damage, and seal the entry holes with guarantee, so that you never have crittes in your attic again. Call us any time at 512-298-4791 for complete wildlife removal in Austin. We look forward to hearing from you!