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The Signs For Raccoon Removal Services
Usually Raccoon removal is needed when it becomes a nuisance on your property. Understood by raccoons being nocturnal creatures that are best known for their inquisitive night behaviour. When you hear the word Raccoon, the word trashcan usually comes to mind, followed by I must get rid of this damn Raccoon. These little creatures are always scavenging through the trash cans and dumpster for food at night. By the end of one night, a single Raccoon can create a huge mess for the homeowners to clean up the morning after.
While many of Raccoons live in tree dens or away from people, a lot of them find shelter around houses or under porches and sheds and in attics. This can easily become a nuisance for the homeowners, and many of the homeowners try to prevent these sneaky little buggers from scattering trash and living in or around their houses in an valiant effort.
While raccoons are considered adorable and cute by some, many classify them as pests and troublesome creatures. That is why many people prefer to hire Raccoon removal services to evict or remove raccoons from their properties. Sande Wildlife Control offers raccoon removal services in the Greater Toronto Area and are one of the best Raccoon removal services out there.
There are other actions you can take if the problem is not severe enough to call us for help like using caged areas for your trashcans, so raccoons are unable to access the garbage containers. But if the Raccoons become a bigger problem, it is always best to get the situation under control by getting your home secured from raccoons or captured and removed by professionals.
The Raccoon removal service costs somewhere between $295 to $1000 Canadian dollars depending on the situation. If the raccoon has a dwelling in the house, a one way needs to be set up, additional holes need to be secured and Raccoon damage needs to be repaired. However, if the raccoon just needs to be trapped and taken away, it can cost significantly less but doesn’t prevent other Raccoons from taking over your home again.
Ways To Get Rid Of Raccoons:
- The best way to avoid needing a Raccoon removal service is not to give them access to food and shelter. If there is no food for them to find or a way for them to get into the house, Raccoons will automatically leave the premises.
- A Raccoon can tear a hole in the roof, rip up a roof vent or push up metal soffit to get access to the attic. This can result in a lot of ruckus and a lot of mess to the insulation as well as water damage. They will not only be leaving feces, but will also give birth to their young once inside the roof. You need to identify the areas where this damage can occur so you can control it.
- A good way to keep Raccoons from getting inside other areas is to secure all entry points that lead to sheds, garages or under porches.
- They poop in pools and other water features which can be harmful to pets as they carry many parasites and diseases. Use bright lights to deter them from water sources as well as cover your pools and Jacuzzi’s to prevent raccoons from defecating in them.
- You can also use Raccoon repellents in places where the raccoons hang out the most. Use of Coyote urine and Fox urine has been known to be effective, pellets work the best as rain quickly washes away the liquid. Just make sure you are using nontoxic repellents that won’t harm the raccoons.
- You can also use a low voltage pulse electric fence around your vegetable gardens or koi ponds to deter them from killing both.
- You can use strobe lights and noise machines with white noise or radios with static on etc. around the places that you don’t want the Raccoon to stay.
- For an effective Raccoon control system, it is advised that you use the above methods at the same time. Using multiple ways get rid of Raccoons will provide the best results.
If all personal strategies fail, you can always hire a wildlife control service like ours, and we will send someone over for fast and effective Raccoon removal. While some services use lethal ways to get rid of Raccoons like poison or killing them, there are many that provide humane and legal ways to get rid of them without harming the creatures and Sande Wildlife Control is one of them.
The presence of raccoons in your compound is a serious issue that you should worry about. It is commonly thought that raccoons are not very dangerous, and that they are rather “cute and friendly” instead. However, the fact is that though they are small and don’t seem to pose a risk to many people, they are usually associated with a number of risks, especially in a domestic environment. Making sure that you have them gotten rid of in a humane way is important. In addition to getting rid of them, it’s also a good idea to make sure that any loopholes that might result in an infestation in future are also sealed, so that the problem does not recur again. Some of the risks that are associated with raccoons include:
Danger to pets in the home
If you happen to have pets in the home, the presence of raccoons can also present a few problems to you. The most obvious of these is when the pets end up getting injured by the raccoons. This is especially so if the pets are inquisitive, and are left free to roam such that they end up coming into contact with the raccoons. Though there are very few incidences of death arising from this, the fact that your pet might be injured is often enough reason to get a professional to get rid of them as soon as possible.
In addition to that, they can also transmit parasites to the pets as well. The commonest of these include rabies, intestinal worms, fleas and ticks. As you can imagine, the fact that your pets will be in contact with you and your kids means that if they get such infestations, they can also spread them to you and your kids as well. The cost of recurrent treatment of the pest infestation for your kids as well as for the pets is not only expensive, but can also waste a lot of your time as well.
The dangers to kids and adults
The pests can also cause direct harm to adults and children as well. The commonest way in which this occurs is when they are agitated, and when they feel threatened. In such cases, they can bite and scratch. In the process of doing so, one might acquire various infections including bacterial and parasitic ones. Rabies is a particularly scary disease to get when one is bitten by the raccoon, and is something that needs to be avoided by making sure that the pests are not there in the first place.
By allowing the raccoons to inhabit your compound for long, you also increase the chances of members of the household acquiring parasitic diseases. Most raccoons are heavily infested with various parasites, and they may pass stool that contain their eggs. When your kids come into contact with them and ingest them, they may end up getting the infection. In addition to that, the stool may also contaminate your food (such as that which is in the garden), and you can then get the infection through this route.
The structural damage to your home
The other major reason why you should not let raccoons stay in your compound for too long is so as to reduce the structural damage to the home. For instance, if they have access to the attic, they have the potential of tearing things up in the process of making a nest for themselves. The same can also occur in any other part of the home as long as they have access to it. As you can imagine, this is something that will cost you a lot of money to repair, and simply putting in place measures to keep them out of the property is usually more than enough to keep them at bay.
The danger to other animals in the property
The raccoons don’t cause harm to pets only; the presence of other animals in the compound can also be affected by the presence of the pests. If you happen to be a farmer, for instance, the presence of raccoons can quickly drive you into a loss. They have the potential to attack fowl and kill them, as well as kill their eggs. This is why fowl farmers need to be extremely vigilant and get raccoon removal services whenever it is necessary. Other animals that might be adversely affected by the presence of the raccoons include turtles, whose eggs the raccoons might end up eating.
As you can see, there are many compelling reasons for you to reduce the presence of raccoons in your compound. If you are thinking of doing this, it’s a good idea to take the right approach in keeping them at bay. This usually means not only getting rid of them, but also putting measures in place to make sure they never pose a risk to you again. Consulting a respectable animal removal expert is the best way to do this!
Oftentimes, people believe they can take care of a raccoon infestation on their own, but that is not the case. While you can easily manage to keep away one or two Raccoons, a whole clan of Raccoons is another story. They cannot be dealt with unless professional help is hired. And we here at Sande Wildlife Control, provide one of the top Raccoon removal services in the GTA, Peel, York and Durham regions.