One of the normal features of life in Ajax is the presence of raccoons. This is a given considering that the animals are native to North America and have been in the area for longer than historical records reveal. Ajax has everything raccoons love – ample wooded areas, shelter, food and water sources. The precocious furry foragers roam the region in survivalist mode with their adaptability and determination giving them the edge over other wildlife animals. Humane wildlife removal services can help Ajax residents to resolve their raccoon related problems without causing unnecessary harm to the animals.
During the winter, you can expect to see less raccoon activity in and around your Ajax property. This is because raccoons use the cold season to rest and will only venture out when they need food, which will not be as often as the warmer months as they spend that time storing up fat reserves to help them endure the winter. That being said; never rule out the possibility of raccoon action on your Ajax property during the winter because unlike many other wildlife animals, raccoons do not hibernate.
The temperatures during Ontario summers can become very humid but raccoons have a solution. They have been able to adapt by adjusting their habits to ensure that they suffer minimal exposure to the harsh heat. During the hotter days, they seek out dark cool dens in areas such as gutters, chimneys, sewers, attics, and barns. They also ensure that their dens are close to water sources such as lakes and rivers that can help them to stay hydrated and beat the heat by taking the occasional plunge (an easy feat as they are excellent swimmers).
Typical Raccoon Behaviours
Raccoons are nocturnal, which means that whether it is winter or summer, you should expect greater activity at night. This is why you may wake up to find your lawn covered with scattered garbage and your bin on its side. Their dexterous fingers and intelligence make it difficult to protect garbage bins from their assaults. They have breached most raccoon-proof garbage storing devices, indicating that they are not only clever but also pretty darned determined. In the attic, they systematically shred insulation and other materials in order to make their dens comfortable.
How to Keep Raccoons Away
Do not underestimate the intelligence of a raccoon though. Scientists have found that raccoons’ intelligence appears to be on par with that of three-year-old human beings. That’s saying a lot for a member of the wildlife community! To truly counter raccoons’ efforts at breaching your property boundaries, you need the experts.
Your ultimate defence against raccoons is the humane raccoon removal experts at Skedaddle. Your property will definitely be improved after our raccoon removal and prevention services which are thorough and effective while remaining safe for humans and wildlife alike. Our Skedaddle team in Ajax begins with a detailed and professional inspection that allows the technician to identify the vulnerable areas around your home as well as the extent of the intrusion situation if there is one. This is followed by the careful removal of all raccoons and the application of techniques, strategies, and products that will keep raccoons away in the future.