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Assess and Remove

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.

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Clear and Clean

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.


Prevent and Protect

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.


Reviews From Our Victoria Clients

Jon Taylor
Jon Taylor


The guys that came to our house were very thorough and professional. Two months after they removed our intruders, there are no signs of even an attempt to return. Quite pleased with how secure the house is now.
Shelly Welsh
Shelly Welsh


Ahhhh…. the peace of mind that I have gained from Skedaddle’s work is wonderful! To not have to worry about vermin returning to the house and having a lifetime guarantee really means a lot. The men who did the work were right on time and worked very hard. Highly recommend this company!
Rhonda Lee
Rhonda Lee


I live in Victoria BC and used this company to remove a mother raccoon and her babies from a storage space. David Wong was amazing. He came right away to look at the situation and came up with a plan.

Raccoons in Victoria

Like much of western Canada, Victoria is home to a substantial population of raccoons. It is especially common to find these masked critters around residential and highly populated areas. As Victoria’s communities continue to grow, more raccoons are pushed into rural areas where they will seek food sources and eventually build their dens. Victoria raccoons have learned to access new and old homes, and are able to pry open even the newest built vent cover or soffit. Older homes that may have been made vulnerable over time and with weather damage are equally as susceptible to wildlife chewing through ageing or damaged materials. Established communities in Victoria such as Sooke, Esquimalt and Langford, are just as susceptible to wildfire making their way inside their home’s construction style as the newer areas in Oak Bay and Sidney. If you are in need of raccoon removal in Victoria or the surrounding areas, the team of friendly and knowledgeable technicians at Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control can help.

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How Skedaddle Victoria Removes Raccoons

When dealing with raccoons and other wildlife, our team uses a three-step technique that prioritises safety and efficiency. Our technicians understand that homeowners want a quick and painless removal that will protect their property and their family. Using hands-on strategies and high-quality exclusion materials, we are proud to provide homeowners with the peace of mind of a lifetime guarantee on our workmanship. Victoria Animal Control Services does not respond to calls of a raccoon inside a home or on a property. This means it is the responsibility of Victoria homeowners to remove raccoons, which can often lead to injury and risk of infection. Skedaddle Victoria is here to help homeowners safely remove wildlife from their property with the proper steps and safety procedures. It i s always best to call in the professionals in order to ensure the safety of yourself and everyone else inside the home. Any additional stress to the animal can also cause further damage to the inside of an attic space.

To start, we thoroughly assess the property to determine where the raccoons are located, how they have access to the home, and to understand the extent of the problem. One-way doors are installed at the raccoons’ entry point, allowing them to leave without the ability to return. Once the raccoons are gone, we make sure to clean up after them thoroughly. Raccoon droppings, urine and nest materials can contain dangerous pathogens that are transferable to humans and pets. To limit the spread of bacteria, proper cleaning is essential for your health and safety. Finally, after removing any attractants that may cause the raccoons to come back, we install galvanised steel screens over all entry points on your property, preventing even the strongest raccoon from getting back inside.

What You Need To Know About Raccoons in Victoria

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.

Raccoons also have a keen ability to climb up and down incredibly steep surfaces with ease. This means brick, siding and wood materials on Victoria homes are all easy materials for raccoons to climb and reach the top, where they will then enter the attic. The attic space mimics the natural environment raccoons use in the wild, and acts as an ideal space to safely avoid predators and colder temperatures. 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.

Why You Need Professional Help Handling Raccoons

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. Skedaddle technicians understand raccoons behavioural habits and are able to safely remove them without causing distress to the animal. After every area that the raccoon has been present is cleaned and decontaminated, there won’t be any trace there was a raccoon problem on your property. 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.

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Raccoon Facts in Victoria


Raccoons have five fingers on each hand, however they do not have opposable thumbs. Raccoons use their fingers to grip and manipulate objects, which gives them a strong ability to climb homes and remove exterior materials.


While raccoons have the potential to carry and transmit rabies, there are no positive cases of raccoon rabies in British Columbia. It is important to always maintain distance from raccoons to avoid the risk of becoming infected with the rabies virus.


A raccoon’s paw has a greater number of mechanoreceptors than other mammals. Mechanoreceptors are a sense organ or cell that responds to mechanical stimuli such as touch or sound. When compared to other mammals, raccoons’ paws have four to five times the number of receptors.


The famous “mask” of black markings on a raccoon’s face serves a purpose to help reduce the glare of light. This helps raccoons, who are nocturnal creatures, see more clearly at night.


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