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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.



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!

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Raccoons in the York Region


Though the raccoon is a cute little animal; it is also known as a mischievous troublemaker. The masked bandit is an apt nickname for an animal that is as skilled as the raccoon at breaking into trash bins and stealing away with anything edible inside. They are not particularly stealth, but they are still often successful, in part because they work under the cover of darkness. They have a mind for problem solving and hands that can grasp. Raccoons are capable of unscrewing or unlatching containers and bins, despite the homeowner’s numerous attempts to prevent access.

These wily animals are also skilled at breaking and entering. They frequently gain access to attics and will sometimes find a way into a basement. Though raccoons aren’t typically aggressive, when they feel cornered or threatened, they often attack. You can’t just cuff this bandit and take it into custody. Let the experts at Skedaddle handle your intruder. Our technicians understand raccoon biology and behaviour. We remove the animals using methods that are safe and humane and take them to a more suitable home.

The natural environment for raccoons is in a forest with convenient access to water. Their intelligence, problem-solving skills and omnivorous diet have allowed them to expand into a wide range of habitats, including those they share with humans. Though the York Region contains a habitat that is perfect for the masked bandit, these animals know that humans provide them with easy access to food, water and shelter.

A raccoon that discovers your garden will feast away on your fresh veggies and damage your plants. If they get into your attic, the outcomes are much worse. When a raccoon works its way into your house, it can damage siding, roofing tiles, soffits and flashing. Once inside, they often rip up insulation and chew up wood and wiring. Their feces and urine may contain pathogens that can lead to diseases in humans and their pets. As part of our removal process, we make sure that all contaminated materials are cleared, and surfaces are cleaned.

Raccoon Facts


Females typically give birth to three or four kits. Skedaddle’s technicians use baby boxes to safely remove the kits. They are then reunited with their mama in a new den.


Male raccoons are solitary animals, but when winter rolls around, they are not opposed to denning with others to keep warm.


The cry of a distressed raccoon is often mistaken for a human baby crying.


The mother instinct in raccoons is very strong and they will cause major damage if separated from their young.


Raccoons sleep around, utilizing as many as six dens within their home range.


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