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.
When I called to book an inspection, I was given a quick booking time. James M came within the window of time, called ahead and was professional upon arrival. He was able to assess the property and give me a plan of action! He was able to provide great solutions to the problem! I would recommend!
The masked bandit is a wily creature that also manages to be entertaining and endearing. Watching a raccoon dip its food in water before eating it is as amusing as waking up to trash strewn across the yard is frustrating. When a raccoon gets into your house, it is more than just frustrating. They can do a significant amount of damage, and there is the potential for disease transmission through their excretions, which can cause viruses and bacteria to become airborne. When you need help removing a raccoon from your home, contact Skedaddle wildlife removal experts in Whitchurch-Stouffville. Our technicians are experts in humane removal techniques and utilize methods that ensure families are reunited. Once the animals are safely removed, further measures are taken to seal off entryways to prevent future incursions.
The masked bandit is common around Whitchurch-Stouffville. These animals have adapted well to living among people. We provide them with ample food sources and safe shelter, so our communities offer more benefits than risks. They are very intelligent and are great at solving problems, like those presented in a jar containing the remnants of some enticing edible substance. Raccoons are adept at opening containers with screw-on lids or latches, so keeping them out of your garbage bins is a challenge. They are also fond of pet food, as many pet owners have discovered after storing their furry family member’s food outside.
Raccoons don’t mean to do harm when they enter your home. They are simply looking for a comfortable and safe place to shelter. Our attics provide the perfect location. During the winter, when these animals enter a state called torpor, the interior of our structures gives them an additional sense of security. The same holds true for a mama raccoon taking care of her kits. Humane removal allows these animals to continue to do what they do in a location that is safe for them while also allowing you to reclaim your space.
Raccoons are typically not aggressive animals, but we do not recommend trying to handle one, as they can bite when they feel threatened. There is an additional risk of contracting rabies as raccoons are a primary carrier of the disease. It is best to seek assistance from experts in humane wildlife removal.
Mothers give birth once a year to a litter of two to five kits. She raises her little ones through the first year, though the males may leave the family prior to the winter denning season.
A mama raccoon is a protective raccoon. If you close her out of your home and she has babies inside, she will do whatever she can to get back to them. Not only is this stressful for her and potentially detrimental to the little ones, but it can also lead to a significant amount of damage to your home.
Many people believe that raccoons wash their food before eating it, but the reality is that they dip their food in water to gather more information about what they are eating. The pads on their paws are as sensitive to touch as our human fingers!
The masked bandit is so good at opening containers because it has flexible and strong digits and nearly opposable thumbs.