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North York Dilemma: How to Humanely Evict Raccoons this Fall

Raccoons can be quite the nuisance when they get onto your property and into your home. Worse than that are the safety and health risks raccoons pose to humans when they invade your space. But raccoons are also useful members of the ecosystem and there are laws that limit what we can do to them when they encroach on our properties. This leaves one solution to raccoon invasions – the humane approach. Many people are unaware of this but with humane wildlife control; North York residents can resolve their raccoon-related problems without harming wildlife, themselves or coming into conflict with provincial regulations.

Raccoons Thriving in Urban Spaces

Raccoons are plentiful in cities and human populated areas because they are very adaptable. The volume of food that is available through waste disposal sites also helps to secure the survival of raccoons and the growth of the raccoon community. In addition, city restrictions on the control methods that can be applied to raccoons are designed to ensure that the animals survive. Raccoon populations have been thriving in cities because of these factors. Consequently, North York residents will simply have to find humane ways to deal with their raccoon problems.

Teenage raccoon hanging in the attic surrounded by insulation.

Safe Raccoon Deterrents

To ensure that the raccoons they are evicting are treated humanely, North York residents have to consider the traits of the animals. Non-lethal raccoon-safe deterrents are perfect for property owners who want to discourage raccoons from visiting and taking up residence in their space. These deterrents are best employed by wildlife experts. In light of the fact that raccoons like dark quiet spaces, homeowners can change the features of spaces that attract the animals in a bid to keep them away. This may mean placing a noise-creating device such as a battery-operated radio tuned to a talk show station along with a light source in the space. Smells that raccoons detest can also be used to urge them to leave and discourage them from entering in the first place. One such smell is apple cider vinegar which can be soaked into fabric which is then placed in the target area.

Raccoon removed and released from a tractor trailer.

Reap Better Results with Animal Control Experts on the Job

DIY methods of animal control tend to have short-term effects and in some cases may not even work. You may, for instance, place your deterrent in the wrong area and so the raccoons remain in your attic or barn unaffected. In addition, DIY methods require constant supervision. You have to keep checking the radio to ensure that the batteries have not died and the same goes for the light source. You’ll also find that there’s a need to re-soak the material in vinegar from time to time.

The ultimate solution for safe eviction of raccoons is humane wildlife teams like Skedaddle. Skedaddle provides services for North York residents to use in order to ensure that their spaces remain raccoon free all year long. So wave a relieved goodbye to pesticides, traps and other harmful wildlife control tools and step with Skedaddle into the new era of effective, safe and humane animal control.

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About the author:Founder of Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control in 1989. Canada's largest urban wildlife removal and exclusion company. Industry leader and pioneer. Split, Scram, Scoot! However you want to say it, Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control has helped over 200,000 home owners and businesses safely and effectively resolve their wildlife issues. Happy to discuss business and franchising opportunities

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