Do raccoons eat mice / rats?

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A raccoon might very well eat mice and rats, should the situation arise, But you aren’t likely to see raccoons chasing after a rat or mouse. They’re far too lazy for that, and more opportunistic also. If a dead rat or mice presents itself, on the other hand, the dish is fair game. They’ll eat as much of it as they can. It is not unusual for raccoons to eat rodents, particularly those that you can find invading your home, but there are easier and taster meals on offer.

If you have rats or mice in your home, they WILL attract other animals, raccoons just being one of them. If you live in an area that is well known to have many snakes, you may find an increase of the slithering beasts in your home or on your land when you have a rodent infestation too. These rodents are well known to attract a wide range of other animals, mostly bigger animals that would be classed as predators.

Racoons do not work as a mice or rat prevention method, mostly because raccoons cause almost as may problems as the rodents do, and even more so in some cases. Regardless of what wild animal you have invading your property, call in the professionals to find out how to protect you and your home today.

For more information, you may want to click on one of these guides that I wrote:
How much does raccoon removal cost? - get the lowdown on prices.
How to get rid of raccoons - my main raccoon removal info guide.
Example raccoon trapping photographs - get do-it-yourself ideas.
Raccoon job blog - learn from great examples of raccoon jobs I've done.
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