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 well-known for their playfulness and garbage-thieving antics. The mask is no disguise for the animal infiltrating the garbage bin or ripping through the bag of pet food left out on the porch. Raccoons are very intelligent and use their dexterous fingers to pry open lids, unscrew caps and open doors. When they get into your trash, it can be a nuisance, but if they decide to make themselves at home in your house, they can do significant damage. Once they set up camp, evicting them takes specialized expertise and knowledge. Trust our team of expert technicians for safe raccoon removal in Toronto.
The masked bandit knows how to do winter right. After putting on the extra pounds during the fall months, they slow things way down for the harsh Canadian winters. They cozy up inside their warm dens and sleep for extended periods of time. More than just a long winter’s nap, these snoozes help the raccoon survive primarily on the fat they’ve stored up in their bodies. During a state called torpor, body temperatures drop, heart rates slow and metabolism is at a minimum, all of which reduce the number of calories the body needs to function.
Deep sleep makes raccoons more vulnerable, so they seek out safe places to den that is also warm. Most of the year, raccoons prefer a solitary life, but in the winter, they may snuggle up together in groups for the added body heat it provides. They use their strong paws and dexterous claws to access favoured locations, which may include your attic. They can do a great deal of damage to siding, roofs, flashing and soffits. Humane wildlife control measures are needed to remove these animals and to prevent future unwanted houseguests using exclusionary measures.
Like other animals, mother raccoons are invested in the survival of their offspring. Separating a mother from her babies is stressful, and mom will do whatever it takes to get back to her young. Before sealing off an entry, it is imperative to ensure there are no babies left inside.
Raccoons are found throughout North America but Toronto has long been dubbed by many in the media as the raccoon capital of the world.
The City of Toronto spent $31 million in 2016 to replace the city’s older green bins with one that was designed to be “raccoon-proof”.
The name “raccoon” is an English derivation of the Native American Powhatan word “aroughcun.” The word means “animal that scratches with its hands,” an apt name for an animal that uses its hands for all manners of digging, scratching and manipulating.