County, State and Federal agencies
each handle different animals.
Click here (.7 MB PDF) for a paper on controlling raccoons from Iowa State Univ. Extension
Below is an excerpt from the Illinois
State Department of Environmental Conservation:
Raccoons are not commonly spotted because they are mainly nocturnal (active at night) animals. Spotting them out during the day could possibly be an indication that they are sick, or injured. Do not approach a raccoon at any time, especially one spotted during the day time.
A common household entry points for raccoons is down the fireplace chimney. By climbing down the chimney, they usually find a nice warm home on top of the damper. Unless the damper is left open, in which case they might make themselves right at home in your bedroom! Because of this it is recommended that EVERY chimney be capped with a stainless steel rain/animal guard.
There are MANY other points where a raccoon may enter your home, or property, thus causing damage, and a nuisance by it's presence. In addition to the damage and nuisance they cause, there are many diseases carried in the feces of raccoons that can pose a real threat to the well being of you and your family. Children are especially susceptible to these diseases.
Do not store food of any type where a raccoon can get it, like your garage. They will open a bag of dog food with little trouble, so keep food indoors. Raccoons have been known to come in through dog doors as well, so if you know there are raccoons in the area, close the dog door until they are gone.
While they look loveable, raccoon can be vicious and attack household pets, so keep your pets indoors at night if you see raccoons.
When they can not get food, they will move on.
If You see
an injured raccoon or can not get rid of him, call your County Sheriff
or Animal Control office
Link to Nevada
Department of Wildlife