Raccoons have the largest population in GTA. These smart bandits are famous for their talents in opening garbage bins for food, which usually creates big messes around homeowners’ houses. Raccoons are highly adaptive animals and they eat almost anything to survive in urban areas. Not only do they use their manipulative paws to open garbage bins or door latches for food, they can also climb into attics to build their dens.
Raccoons are nocturnal animal, which means they are mostly active during the nighttime. They usually wake up after sunset, and then leave the nest to search for food. This is why homeowners may hear footsteps across the celling during the nighttime.
Den Site Selection
Raccoons like to make their den in warm, dry and quiet places such as attic (especially over bedroom), chimney, roof and garage.
To access to a den site, raccoons will rip holes in walls or shingles. They can also damage soffits, roof vents, chimney covers, and lattices around your deck. One of the most expensive damages raccoons can create is displacing your insulation. As they walk in and out of the attic or clean a big area to build a breeding site, the insulation in your attic will be displaced or torn apart. They can also chew through electrical wires which can cause serious hazards to you and your family. Don’t wait too long if you have these destructive animals in your house.
Raccoons are the primary host of baylisascaris procyonis. Infected raccoon’s feces contain roundworm eggs, which can give rise to serious illness if accidently ingested by human. Some raccoons can also cause rabies. Contact Us if you need experts to clean raccoon feces in your house.
REMOVAL METHODS – RACCOON REMOVAL IN GTA
One-way Door: Less Harm to the Animals
Trapping and Releasing
Raccoon Removal During Breeding Season (March to August)
If the mother raccoon is separated from her offspring, she will do anything even destroy the area to get back to her young. Hence the use of one-way door can be limited in the removal process during the breeding season. In this situation, our technicians will remove young raccoons from the den site and place them in a box near the entry hole so that they are reunited with their mother afterwards.
Raccoon removal can be more expensive during the breeding season. Therefore, we highly suggest you get them out before spring.
CLEAR, REPAIR AND PREVENTION
Our one-stop shop raccoon removal service includes repairing the damages (e.g. roof, insulation and wiring systems) and securing the area to prevent re-entry.
An infected house is more likely to attract old and new raccoons. Hence, our technicians will clean and sanitize the area to make sure no odor is left to attract either old or new wildlife. To secure your home against raccoon re-intrusions in the future, a galvanized screen will be installed in particular areas to seal all potential openings.