Are Raccoons Dangerous or Mean to People or Pets?

As a general rule, raccoons overall are not typically aggressive to Dallas homeowners or their pets, though they are certainly curious. You will still want to get rid of raccoons on your property even if they do not approach you or your pets.

While many urban raccoons have lost their fear of humans, they usually won’t act in a hostile way without a reason. Raccoons often display this lack of inhibition when they are rabid, so we don’t suggest interaction with them. Raccoons are seldom dangerous, but when protecting territory or babies, they can become very protective. Raccoon attacks are most commonly associated with and due to an injury or sickness.

Signs of Aggressive Raccoon Behavior

When they feel cornered or frightened (like other wildlife), a raccoon will usually try to intimidate the creature away. Raccoons will try to make themselves appear larger, huff, grunt, or even lunge forwards in a mock attack. Raccoon teeth look intimidating, so the pests may also bare their teeth as a scare tactic.

Raccoons in the Home

A raccoon getting into your Dallas home can create many problems. A big problem is the odors and stains their feces and urine may leave in areas in which they live.

In addition to property damage, raccoons can transmit hazardous diseases to humans and domestic animals. To avoid raccoon altercations and minimize health risks, do not try to approach or handle raccoons in the home. Instead, contact a Trutech of Dallas technician for a safe and effective way to get rid of raccoons in Dallas.