Having a wasp nest in your garden is one thing. An infestation of rats isn’t particularly great either, but raccoons? You can’t exactly get rid of them by simply shooing them – now we’re talking about a wildlife invasion which can be a serious problem, and one which will require Ajax humane wildlife control.
These masked bandits are known for their stealth and their ingenuity. They’re a complete nuisance inside your home and will use any method possible to find your food. They carry diseases, make nests in your warm home, and cause costly damage. Let’s have a look at why raccoons were attracted to your home in the first place, and what you can do to safely remove them.
How To Deter Raccoons From Your Property
As with many wild animals, raccoons forage for the things they need to survive. The problem is that a home, garage, and yard provide everything they need. Most commonly, garbage and food waste in your outside cans can attract raccoons. But it isn’t just your leftover dinner that attracts them.
If you have a garden or a tree that drops nuts, fruit trees, or pet food that you leave outside, you’re more likely to find raccoons on your property. A variety of other items can attract raccoons to your yard as well. For example, piles of wood make perfect homes for raccoons. These crafty little animals have even been known to move the piles around to turn them into private wild animal condos. Unsecured garages or sheds are good for finding warmth, and even just having a large, open space that doesn’t get light at night can attract raccoons to your property.
Why You Don’t Want Raccoons On Your Property
Raccoons are very strong, smart and resourceful animals. They’re also very stubborn, and therefore not particularly easy to remove. If they decide to make a nest within the warm interiors of your home, then you’re going to know all about it: they’ll make a racket running around in your attic at night; chew through electrical wires; destroy your trash, and worst yet, cause extensive damage to your homes building materials. It’s almost as if they are having a party in there!
It’s also worth noting that raccoons are known to carry rabies. While not every single raccoon will be a carrier, the percentages are still alarmingly high. For that reason, it’s best to keep your distance from them.
How Skedaddle Can Help
At Skedaddle, our humane wildlife control strategies can keep your property safe from raccoons. Our highly trained technicians in Ajax know their behaviours and habits even better than they do. Our system is safe and effective – we secure every possible raccoon entry point and remove both adults and kits from the nest. Once they are all safely removed, they will be reunited outside where they can move onto a new location that doesn’t cause harm to homes. As well as removing your current raccoon problem, we future-proof your home and make sure that you won’t be finding any more intruders on your property. Contact us today!