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.
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Raccoons are nocturnal animals that are not often seen during the daylight hours. Homeowners know they are around because they often knock over trash bins in an effort to get at the goodies inside. They are industrious animals that seem to get into a lot of trouble on people’s property. Though they are cute — and entertaining to watch — you don’t want one moving in with you.
If you discover a raccoon living on your property or in your home, contact Skedaddle for help. We are experts in humane removal. Our technicians will assess the situation and take care to remove all raccoons from your property. We utilize techniques that ensure the safety of the animals, and we reunite any babies with their mothers. After the removal is complete, we clear away and clean up any waste left behind and seal off entry points into your home to prevent raccoons from coming inside in the future.
There are seven species of raccoons around the world, but only one of them makes its home in Newmarket. The North American raccoon range extends from the northern reaches of Canada all the way down to South America. It is a highly adaptable animal that can survive in a variety of habitats. Raccoons are intelligent, and they can eat just about anything. This allowed them to move from their natural woodland habitat into urban environments.
Raccoons are primarily foraging animals. They take advantage of readily available food, making our gardens and our garbage containers easy targets. They are also capable of creating convenient entrances into our attics, which causes a lot of damage. Removing a raccoon on your own is not safe. They can be aggressive when provoked, and they are known to carry rabies. Skedaddle technicians have the skills and knowledge to remove raccoons using methods that are safe and humane.
Females give birth once per year to a litter of between one and seven kits. The babies are born in the early spring, and the mothers raise them for the first eight months to a year of their lives.
Raccoon’s hands look like human and other primate hands and work similarly. Even though their thumbs aren’t quite opposable, they are close enough to allow raccoons to exercise a pretty good grip.
These animals are good at climbing trees, and they are excellent swimmers.
Raccoons usually live five years in the wild, though they have been known to reach the age of 16.