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Assess and Remove

We start by performing a comprehensive inspection of your home and use hands-on techniques to humanely remove unwanted home guests.

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Clear and Clean

Then we go where the animals go to clear and clean the mess they’ve left behind.


Prevent and Protect

We identify potential points of entry and secure them to prevent future infestation. We offer a lifetime guarantee against re-entry on any serviced areas.



When I called to book an inspection, I was given a quick booking time. James M came within the window of time, called ahead and was professional upon arrival. He was able to assess the property and give me a plan of action! He was able to provide great solutions to the problem! I would recommend!

Julie Riegert

Raccoons in Hamilton


The masked bandit has a reputation for being a clever creature with an industrious nature that often gets it into trouble with people. Raccoons are intelligent, and they have great problem-solving skills. They do not have opposable thumbs, but the dexterity of their digits makes it almost seem like they do. These funny little animals are often entertaining, but they can also make a mess of your garbage and seriously damage your home. If they establish themselves as your houseguests, they can become a nuisance and a potential health hazard. Moving them out of your home poses challenges and risks, so it is best to seek the help of experts in Hamilton for raccoon removal.

As the days turn shorter and the mercury makes its way down the thermometer, raccoons do what many warm-blooded critters do. They seek the warmth and safety of a cozy den to ride out the winter months. The masked bandit does not hibernate, but neither is it keen on heading out into the cold and snow to seek out scarce food sources. Instead, they fatten themselves up in the fall and largely live off of their stores of fat in the winter. On days when the weather is warm enough, they do venture out in search of food, but, otherwise, they enter a state of inactivity called torpor.

In urbanized areas, such as Hamilton, raccoons find ample choice locations for denning. Human habitats are ideal in that they provide some warmth, shelter from the elements and protection from predators. Attics, chimneys, basements and crawl spaces are all potential locations for dens in your home. Since winter is the time when raccoons are least active, it can be difficult to tell if they’ve moved in, though sometimes the damage they’ve done getting into your home provides the telltale signs of their presence.



Raccoon Facts

The masked bandit is a nocturnal animal, which means that it is most active in the nighttime hours. Their presence is often detected when their activities awaken people in the middle of the night. If, however, they go unnoticed for long periods of time, their destructive behaviours can do quite a bit of damage to your home.


Their problem-solving skills combined with their dexterous paws make raccoons adept at opening jars and unscrewing lids. They can even figure out how to open doors! Their strength allows them to get into your home by ripping up soffit, shingles and flashing.


Raccoons prefer quiet locations for their dens. When they move into an attic, they are often found in the areas above the bedrooms, which are generally the quietest rooms in a house during the day when raccoons sleep.


Mothers are very dedicated to their young. If she gets separated from her litter, she will go to great lengths to get back to them. For this reason, Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control ensures raccoon babies are safely removed and reunited with their mother before preparing exclusions.


Female raccoons give birth to between two and six babies once per year in the early spring. They nurse their young for about 12 weeks.


Babies are capable of independence after approximately 10 months, though some may leave at eight months and others not until they reach a year old.


An outbreak of raccoon rabies was discovered in Hamilton in 2015. Until then, Ontario had not had a confirmed case in nearly a decade. The province has since spent millions of dollars tracking the infection and using baits to vaccinate raccoon populations in southern Ontario.


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