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 possess two characteristics that have allowed them to survive well outside of their natural forested habitat. They are smart, with excellent problem-solving skills, and they have dexterous hands with thumbs that are nearly opposable. Much as our brains and our opposable thumbs give us an advantage in multiple environments, so, too, do theirs. They are capable of figuring out how to access food and shelter outside in all kinds of places.
Unfortunately, this often means that they take advantage of our homes, gardens and garbage bins. When raccoons move in, getting them to move out can be difficult. Skedaddle can help. Our technicians have the knowledge and skills to safely and humanely remove raccoons and prevent them from returning in the future.
The masked bandit is an apt name for a creature that uses the dead of night to stealthily break into your trash bin or pet food container and make away with the edible contents, leaving a trail of evidence in its wake. Rather than a plan to outwit humans, their tactics for gathering food are due to their nocturnal lifestyle and omnivorous diets. Raccoons are most active between sunset and sunrise, so they eat their meals after the sun goes down and before it rises again. They are also not picky eaters and will eat just about anything edible.
Their strong paws and flexible digits make it easy for them to access shelter inside your home. They understand that our attics provide them with a safe and warm place to den, so they find small openings and, if need be, make them bigger so that can fit through. During the colder months, it isn’t unusual for raccoons to seek out human structures for their dens. A mother raccoon may also determine your attic is the perfect location for raising her young. Skedaddle takes extra measures to ensure babies are reunited with their mothers in their new den.
Raccoons are adorable when they are not damaging someone’s home or leaving trash all over the yard! They are not aggressive but attempting to handle one without the proper training can result in getting bitten. Raccoons are also a primary carrier of rabies. Removal is best handled by those who have the training to do so safely.
Raccoons do not wash their food, even though it looks like that is what they are doing when they dip their dinner in water before eating it. The reason they get their food wet is that it allows them to gather more information about their food through the highly sensitive skin on their hands.
The masked bandit is capable of opening secured containers, from those with screw-on lids to clasps. Their intelligence helps them figure out how to get them open, while their thumbs are flexible enough to get the job done.
Mother raccoons are very protective of their little ones. When they are closed off from their kits, they will do everything in their power to get back to them. Many homeowners inadvertently seal a mother off from her little ones in their efforts to keep a raccoon out.
Male raccoons prefer the solo life, but when the weather turns cold, they aren’t opposed to denning with others to keep warm.