Many people don’t really like having raccoons in their homes. But oftentimes, keeping raccoons away from your home is a matter of prevention. Here are some ways to keep them off your property.
If you have experienced having raccoons at home, then now is the best time to take a look at the reasons why they have chosen your house from among several houses in your neighborhood. One of the primary reasons why these nocturnal creatures choose a home is food. Almost every creature is lured by a place where there is abundance in food, right? The same goes with raccoons. If they get to have a feeling that your home can provide them with a lot of food, then for sure, you will find them residing in your attic.
The answer to this is quite simple. What raccoons see outside your home tells them whether there is more food inside. The presence of an open garbage bin right outside your home makes a very nice curb appeal for raccoons. Other things that attract raccoons are bird feeders and gardens with fruit plants like tomatoes. There are homes that require the removal of these creatures because they partied out on the owner’s vegetable gardens the night before. Others desire for a raccoon removal when they find that the garbage bins they’ve left open the night before were scattered by the raccoons.
Raccoons are omnivores, and will eat anything their human-like paws can access. With simple access to food through a garden or a garbage can keep a raccoon coming back, and over time more will catch on. As they get more comfortable near a constant food supply, they may think it’s a wise idea to make a home on your property, near their food. If they smell your cooking food through a back window, or feel the warm air escaping from their attic, they may have the idea to get inside to search for food or a warm place to stay.
Well, you need to make sure that nothing on your exterior can attract these little fellows. Don’t make raccoons think that your home has plenty to offer over the other homes. Throw your garbage properly and make sure that you seal the garbage bins. If it is not that imperative for you to have a bird feeder, then don’t bother putting up one. These are preventive measures that can allay the possibility of calling for professional wildlife animal removal in Toronto.
You can also try this, instead of growing a vegetable garden, why not just grow flowers. Just make sure that the flowers that you choose are not considered as food by raccoons and rodents. Methods for removing wildlife should be thought of carefully and should always cover other types of wildlife and not just focus on raccoons alone.
Raccoons love the fallen logs, tree stumps and small burrows that often appear in our backyards over time. When left unattended these spaces become inviting places to create a den site and settle in for a long period of time. Additionally, tall grass and fallen leaves and branches make for a secluded and cozy home for any raccoons. Be sure to regularly clean your lawn of these materials that raccoon’s love.
Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control, being the most trusted company when it comes to humane methods for removing wildlife, can provide you with comprehensive methods on removing these creatures. Each method is gentle and will not bring harm to these animals.
If you don’t want raccoons to stay in your home, you can either implement the preventive methods mentioned above or you can contact us to help you get rid of them. We understand raccoon’s behaviours, and all the places on your property they would love to settle into. With a thorough property assessment, our technicians will be able to create a preventive plan that makes your property less appealing and protects your home from any of these nocturnal creatures getting inside in the future.
If you already have raccoons living inside your home, our humane methods will efficiently remove each raccoon and potential baby safely. Any babies will be placed in our heated baby reunion boxes where they await their mother to relocate them. Once all the raccoons have Skedaddled, we roll up our sleeves and begin a deep clean and decontamination of the areas they lived. Next, our technicians will seal every entry point on your home with galvanized steel screens – tested for over 30 years to keep raccoons outside. We guarantee you great results and methods that are safe for everyone involved. If you need help protecting your property, or getting raccoons off it, give Skedaddle a call at 1-888-592-0387.