Animals need food & shelter, just like people

Do your best to prevent wildlife settling on your property by following the simple steps listed in the info graphic we've put together below.

Preventing infiltrations in your home

Preventing raccoons (and other wildlife) from infiltrating your property should be a primary concern of all homeowners. There are so many steps you can take to ensure you don't have a raccoon problem and I'm here to ensure you take them!

There are 3 major parts to solving all raccoon problems; Removal, Repairs, & Prevention. You must take all 3 seriously to ensure your home stays YOUR home.
To put it simply, raccoons are pests. They will do whatever they need to do to survive by taking the path of least resistance to food and shelter - does that path lead to your home?

In the case of shelter, this is most common during the spring & summer months when mothers need to find a safe warm place to give birth and raise their young, and again in the fall when they're looking for a place to lay low during the winter months.


Removal

Let's just say there's a good reason companies like us exist. Removing a raccoon from your property is no easy task! You shouldn't try attempting to capture them on your own. From the many diseases raccoons carry (have you heard of rabies?) to the simple danger of aggressive wild animals, it's always recommended to have a professional deal with the problem. A mother raccoon will attack if she interprets your actions as a threat to her babies.

Sometimes we see people setting up a trap, catching the raccoon, and relocating it go well, but more often than not we hear of homeowners getting bitten, babies left on the property squealing through the night, mothers traveling miles back and causing havoc when she arrives. Raccoon removal & prevention needs to be done right the first time, as in most cases they cannot be brought further than 1 kilometer from point of capture.

If you have a raccoon problem, please take it serious and call a professional, for your own safety and that of the animal.

I've been fighting off raccoons now for what seems like forever! I've tried everything I can think of and can seem to catch a break!


Repairs

Repairs are just as important as removing the raccoon - you don't want a re-entry on your hands!
There are 3 major parts to solving all raccoon problems; Removal, Repairs, & Prevention. You must take all 3 seriously to ensure your home stays YOUR home.
We often see people doing repairs to their home before solving the root of the problem so let me make two things clear,

1. In many instances, when repairs are done before solving the wildlife problem, adult raccoons and/or their babies are trapped inside. This will lead to major damages in your roof!

2. If you seal the entrance to anywhere a raccoon wants to be, it will find a way to make a new entrance!

I cannot emphasize this enough, don't do any repairs until your raccoon problem has been solved by a professional. You will only end up spending more on repairs and wishing you contacted us sooner.


Prevention

Now here's the fun part! We can remove a raccoon but if you don't take any steps into preventing a future home invasion you'll be back in the same situation sometimes within months!
Don't worry, there are lots of things we can do to your home to ensure animals don't want to and can't settle on your property.

There are some scents formulated for raccoon removal but be warned your pets may not like them either and they tend to linger a long time. And again, if you use something like ammonia a mother raccoon may attack due to being scared for her babies. There are more effective ways of ensuring these pesky buggers stay away than circling your house with predator urine and toxic chemicals!
We install a lot of skirting to completely stop raccoons from getting back in, and it works pretty well! If it's too hard for them to get in, and they see the property isn't as 'coon friendly as it once was, they will give up.

The areas we commonly secure are:

  1. Roof vents, drier vents, stove vents
  2. Plumbing mats
  3. Soffit intersection
  4. Fascia
  5. Chimneys


Conclusion

After going through this process the final step is cleaning up. If a raccoon was in an attic for a long time the odds are it was urinating and defecating all over the place. To clean up please contact a professional or take safety precautions such as wearing gloves and a mask.

Raccoon feces often harbors hazardous parasites and other organisms. Check out our cleaning and sanitizing services by clicking here.

If you have any further questions or concerns please don't hesitate in contacting us for a free consultation regarding your raccoon problem.

Thanks for reading, have a great day!

Wildlife Specialist