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Are Raccoons a Nuisance? When to hire a raccoon removal service

If you have ever had a raccoon gain entry into your home, then you know just how much of a nuisance they can be. Raccoons commonly visit neighborhoods  to eat out of trash cans and basically wreak havoc. Raccoons use garbage cans and bird feeders as a food source and can even gain access to your home, living in the attic or crawl spaces. If you spot a raccoon in or around your home, be sure to contact Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control for raccoon removal services.

This photo shows how and infrared camera can help to identify where a mother raccoon has hidden her babies inside a wall. The bright yellow spot is the body heat produced by the litter and the dark colour above indicates a cold spot on the wall from where the insulation has been compacted.

Raccoon Problems

To begin, raccoons are furry creatures with nimble paws they use to forage and climb with. Raccoons like to visit neighborhoods when they have access to garbage cans or bird feeders for an instant food source. As a homeowner, you must take great care to ensure that your garbage cans are secured tightly. Raccoons can use their paws to pry open lids and make a mess of your garbage, eating what they like along the way. A sure sign that you have a raccoon problem is when you find that your garbage has been pilfered through and a mess made. Raccoons are nocturnal creatures so they come out at night and go through the garbage cans foraging for food.

A homeowner’s attempt to keep raccoons from pushing up on his soffit to enter the attic.

Raccoons will also eat the feed in bird feeders. If you have feeders that tend to drop feed on the ground, the raccoons are alerted and will try to eat the feed as their food source. You may have to move feeders in order to keep the raccoons from coming near your home.

Accessing Your Home

When raccoons have no fear of your home, they will come closer and closer, finding areas in which to create a den. Raccoons commonly use crawlspaces or attics to create dens, even having babies inside your home. This can lead to the destruction of insulation, chewing of materials such as posts in the attic and more damage. Raccoons will urinate and leave feces behind which leads to a smell as well as the potential spreading of disease.

Raccoons can carry a number of diseases including rabies. It is recommended that if a raccoon is bothering your property or inside your home, that you contact Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control experts immediately. A wildlife removal specialist will be able to provide you with the removal services needed, even if the animal is rabid. You want to keep your family safe as well as yourself so avoid trying to remove the animal on your own.

Removal Service

A wildlife removal company such as Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control will provide removal service when a raccoon is found living in your home. The technician will assess the situation and determine where the raccoon is living as well as making its entry and exit. Traps will be set so the raccoon can be caught and then transferred safely to a new location. If babies are present, the technician takes great care to remove the smaller raccoons and bring them to a safe location alongside their mother.

At Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control, we want to assist you when raccoons are found in the home. Contact our office immediately when you spot a raccoon in your neighborhood or in and around your home.

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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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