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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Like much of southern Canada, Victoria and the rest of Vancouver Island are home to a substantial population of raccoons. It is especially common to find these masked critters around residential areas. If you need raccoon removal in Victoria or the surrounding area, Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control can help.
When dealing with raccoons and other wildlife, we use a three-step process. This approach to wildlife removal on Vancouver Island and in Victoria helps us to achieve superior long-term results.
Raccoons are probably best known for their garbage-stealing behaviours and their mask-like fur patterns. They are very intelligent and capable of manipulating objects with impressive dexterity. Unfortunately for home and business owners, this means that raccoons are very good at getting into places where they aren’t wanted. Anyone who has tried to keep raccoons out of the trash knows how clever these critters can be.
As scavengers, raccoons will eat a lot of different things. When winter is coming, this scavenging quality helps them to fatten up before hiding out in their dens. During the late winter, they mate in time to have litters in the spring.
Typically, raccoons are solitary creatures. However, mothers will often choose our homes as a nesting site to birth and raise their young. Additionally, adult raccoons sometimes snuggle up during the cold weather to share body heat. If you have a raccoon on your property, it may be the only one. Nonetheless, it is good to have a professional assess the extent of the problem.
Like many other mammals, raccoons can carry a variety of parasites and diseases, including rabies. Although they are not usually aggressive, if they feel threatened they may scratch or bite in self defence . This is especially true for mother raccoons using the attic as a nesting site. Our technicians understand raccoons behavioural habits and are able to safely remove them without causing distress to the animal.
If you are dealing with raccoons or any other wildlife, contact Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control. We will schedule you for wildlife removal on Vancouver Island, Victoria or any of the surrounding communities.
Their little masks help them see in bright light. Incredibly, that distinctive facial marking is not just to earn likes on social media. The dark colour absorbs light, helping to reduce glare.
Raccoons earned their name because of their unique hand-like front paws. The English name is derived from the Powhatan word aroughchan, which more literally translates to “animal that scratches with hands.”
Where humans go, so do raccoons. You can find them in almost every corner of the globe and that is entirely due to human exports (both intentional and accidental). However, they are originally from North America.
City raccoons have gotten a great education. Research suggests that urban-based raccoons are more clever than their rural cousins.