423-408-1222 We run a professional wildlife removal business operating in East Ridge, Tennessee. We service the whole Chattanooga metropolitan area, and do much of our work in East Ridge. We are a full-service
East Ridge animal trapping and removal company. We specialize in wildlife only, and are not like a regular East Ridge pest control company or East Ridge exterminator. We use humane methods to
solve wild animal problems in Tennessee. We solve the root of the problem, by performing home repairs to keep animals out, and preventative measures in addition to critter trapping
and removal. We offer a variety of services, from animal damage repair to waste cleanup, dead animal removal and odor control, and more. We handle several nuisance wildlife
species, including squirrels, raccoons, snakes, skunks, and opossums. We also perform bat removal and bird control services, and rodent control, including poison-free mouse and
rat removal. Give us a call any time at 423-408-1222 to discuss your East Ridge animal control issue, and to schedule a fast appointment.
East Ridge wildlife control tip of the month:
What is a raccoon’s mating habit?
Raccoons are carnivorous mammals with the tendencies to be omnivorous. Though, they want to eat meat than
any other kinds of food, they can have a wide variety of diet that includes East Ridge animal control grasses, crawfish, grains and
berries too. The nursing moms on the other hand have a ravenous urge to eat, often times she spends the night
getting foods. Because of this, even if raccoons are normally nocturnal and awake at night time, it is not uncommon
for them to be seen wandering around in daytime.
The breeding season of raccoons usually happens in the last part of winter. If the female raccoon is not bred at
this time, she will come into the estrus stage once again in just 4 months and she can be bred at any time of the East Ridge pest control
year. She may give birth to babies in the last part of summer. However, most of the cubs are born in April and in
May. The average longevity of pregnancy of the female is around 2 months and 3 days. The mom will have 1-7 cubs at
a time, with an average litter of 4. The cubs when born has no hair and they are immobile too, but even if their legs
cannot sustain them for a while, they can move quickly using their tummy for the first few East Ridge wildlife removal weeks.
The male raccoons on the other hand, are capable to breed with the females in the first part of spring after they are born.
More mature males do not join the East Ridge animal trapping breeding season at first, particularly the older ones. After breeding with the females, the
male usually come back to the den and wait for the winter to finish. However, the raccoons do not hibernate, they can spend a
long time in their hubs without even food at winter time. The male raccoons will not mate with any other females within the
mating season and they have nothing to do in raising the East Ridge exterminator pups.
Females are usually ready to breed upon reaching 10 months of life. After which, they will go back to their dens and wait for
winter to finish. After giving birth, the mom will spend most of her time looking for food for the young and for herself. She
will keep the pups in one place for the first 2 months of life. When they reach their 9th week, they will not be mobile and able
to walk away from the mother to start their own life.
To learn more about our East Ridge pest animal removal services, visit the Chattanooga animal trapping and removal home page or give us a call at