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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The raccoon’s little masked face and fluffy, ringed tail might give it endearing qualities, but its nickname, the masked bandit, tells us the story of its reputation for thievery in our garbage bins and gardens. These are clever animals whose nighttime antics create headaches for many homeowners. Raccoons have adapted to live alongside humans, though their natural habitat is in wooded environments, preferably near a water source. Their dexterous and muscular digits, along with a high level of intelligence, provide raccoons with the skills and the smarts to gain access into people’s homes, most notably, attics and crawl spaces. Though the masked bandit isn’t an aggressive creature, they may bite when threatened or when protecting their little ones, which is why it is best to leave it to the experts to remove them from your home.
Raccoons are common in Woodbridge, but you aren’t likely to see them roaming your yard in the middle of the day. They are nocturnal animals, so most of their activities occur after dark. People frequently see the results of raccoon activity more often than they see the actual animals. These animals are able to open fastened lids of all sorts, including those that screw shut. It isn’t unusual to see opened containers among the debris strewn across the yard after a raccoon invades the garbage bin.
Raccoons like to find warm, quiet and safe locations to den. This makes an attic a great location. They use their claws to pull away siding, flashing, soffits or roofing tiles and create an opening large enough to get through. They can do some significant damage in an effort to access the perfect denning spot. Skedaddle not only removes raccoons from your home safely and humanely, but we also take measures to ensure they don’t return, and we make sure that kits are reunited with their mothers.
Mother raccoons are very protective of their little ones. Separating a female from her offspring leads to significant stress, and the mother will do anything she can to get back to her kits.
Raccoons like the peace and quiet when they are denning. They look for the spaces in your attic where they are least likely to be disturbed, such as above a bedroom.
Raccoons enter a state called torpor in the winter, which is similar to hibernation. Their heart rates and metabolism slow down significantly, allowing them to live primarily off of their stores of fat.
The masked bandit is not particular about what it eats. Like humans, it is omnivorous. They’ll eat just about anything edible, including pet food stored outside.