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Raccoons Everywhere! What to do when you find one in a dumpster?

Don’t be surprised if you run into a couple of raccoons wandering around your house in the winter. These animals are especially active during January and February since that is when their mating season begins. You’ll see them roaming around in search of food or new den sites, often getting themselves in trouble along the way. For people living in Whitby, a raccoon stuck in a dumpster is a common sight, and professional raccoon control and removal services are frequently needed. If you have the same problem and don’t know how to help the animal, your first choice should be to call wildlife removal services. If you think you’ll be able to safely remove the animal from the dumpster, read on to learn about some helpful ways to do so.

When Should You be on the Lookout for Raccoons?

Raccoons are most active during their mating season from January to April. They’ll try to find the best space to build a den and will be in constant search for food. By gaining a lot of weight they will be able to survive the winter when the weather conditions make it difficult to search for food. They’ll also want to find a warm and dry place for their babies. So, if you don’t want to find raccoons in or around your home, try to make the areas that they would like to inhabit inhospitable and unattractive. Also, to prevent them from getting in your dumpster and potentially getting stuck, try to seal the lid of the dumpster. That way you’ll avoid unpleasant encounters with a raccoon and the complicated task of getting one out when stuck.

How to Safely Remove a Raccoon From a Dumpster

The first thing to have in mind in this situation is that raccoons are wild animals that won’t hesitate to attack when cornered. They can be quite aggressive so don’t fall for the cute and confused look on their faces. The first thing you can try to do to help is to put a large branch inside that the raccoon can use to climb on and get out. You can also use empty boxes or logs; just try to place them in a slanted position. After that, you can go about your business and give the raccoon some time to try to get out. If nothing works out, the best thing to do is to call the professionals from Skedaddle and they will remove the raccoon quickly and humanely.

Call Skedaddle if You’re Having Trouble

In case of unwanted wild animals wandering around your property, the best choice is to call the trained folks from Skedaddle to remove the intruders. We use humane strategies and techniques to remove the animal and leave no damage. You can rely on Skedaddle’s trained professionals to do the job in a humane way, leaving your property spotless and removing the animals safely. We have been helping people with wildlife since 1989 and our commitment to customer service and quality hasn’t changed over three decades in the business. So, if you live in Whitby where raccoons are plentiful and need raccoon control and removal services, contact Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control and we will be pleased to get the job done quickly and effectively.

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About the author:Founder of Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control in 1989. Canada's largest urban wildlife removal and exclusion company. Industry leader and pioneer. Split, Scram, Scoot! However you want to say it, Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control has helped over 200,000 home owners and businesses safely and effectively resolve their wildlife issues. Happy to discuss business and franchising opportunities

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