Raccoons are very intelligent and resourceful. This is why our 50 point inspection is designed to identify all current and potential raccoon entry points as well as any damage they may have caused. Our hands-on removal techniques are both humane and effective for adult and baby raccoons alike.
Raccoons are not very clean and their presence can lead to severe property damage. Skedaddle offers thorough cleaning and disinfecting of raccoon den sites to eliminate any health risks. We can also remove and replace any damaged attic insulation.
Once the raccoons are gone you want to make sure your home is protected against future entries. Our wildlife technicians are experts in identifying and securing vulnerable areas of your home with exclusion materials that are built to last.
Raccoons are adventurous animals with curious natures. Their unique face markings and tendencies to rummage through trash cans have earned them the reputation as masked bandits. Their instincts as foragers often get them into trouble in urban neighbourhoods. It’s never a good idea to corner a raccoon. Though shy by nature, they can become aggressive when threatened. Professional raccoon removal in Montreal is always recommended, so there are no injuries to animals or humans.
As winter approaches, raccoons search for shelter from the cold weather. They look for warms spaces to build dens and will cohabitate with other raccoons for shared body heat. Finding a suitable den can be a competitive process, so when the temperature begins to drop raccoons move swiftly to find homes. This is increasingly important as food supplies dwindle, and they need shelter to preserve energy. Sometimes they make homes in attics, and you need to call in humane wildlife control specialists.
We do not recommend using DIY methods. At Skedaddle, we assess the situation and then use humane removal and exclusion techniques to guard your home against re-entry. Our system is highly effective and preserves the well-being and safety of raccoon families and our customers.
Raccoons do not hibernate, but they do enter a state of torpor. They curl up and sleep in the same position for weeks, which saves the energy reserves needed for survival. This state keeps them alert enough to protect against predators. They leave their dens on warmer days and search for food. Raccoons need to build up layers of fat in the warm months because they can lose between 15 to 50 percent of their body weight in extreme winter conditions.
Raccoons are highly intelligent mammals that adapt well to many environments. They typically have a home range of one mile in urban areas. As scavengers and foragers, they seek places with good food supplies. The largest part of their diet consists of plants and invertebrates. These animals are strong swimmers that are capable of being in the water for several hours. Raccoons make their homes in trees, brushy areas, ground burrows, abandoned buildings and homes. They have two to five kits per litter and produce one litter per year in early spring. They can carry diseases, so it is important for humans to avoid physical interactions with them.
The average height of a raccoon is 12”, and they weigh between 14 and 23 pounds.
The average lifespan of a raccoon in the wild is three to five years. Raccoons in captivity have been known to live as long as 20 years.
Raccoons are omnivores and opportunistic, which means they eat all types of foods available to them. In urban areas where food sources are limited, raccoons will search for human food in trash bins.
Raccoons are crepuscular animals (active at dusk and dawn) and nocturnal. They sometimes move around in the daylight when food is available.
The Quebec government helps to fight against the spread of rabies in Montreal by distributing vaccine baits for raccoons in parks throughout the island.
Park Mount Royal has one of the densest raccoon populations in Montreal with an estimated 100 raccoons per square kilometre. In other parts of the city the number is thought to be in the 30-40 per square kilometre.