Raccoons are found all throughout Toronto, Brampton, Markham and GTA and are one of the most destructive wild animals homeowners deal with.
Nuisance Raccoons are attracted to your lawns, gardens, and garbage cans and frequently make a mess of your yard. If you have a nuisance raccoon problem it’s important to stay away from them due to the risk of roundworm and rabies, this is an extremely low risk in our opinion, so no need to fear the raccoons, just be aware and hire our affordable raccoon control service.
We’ve helped thousands of homeowners with humane baby raccoon removal during the baby season which happen from mid February to August.
Trapping Raccoons and relocating them far away is never our first recommendation for 3 good reasons.
- You’re not addressing the holes in the roof or your hiring a roofer to fix it, which is paying twice (we include repair of the animal hole in our Service Charge).
- We only relocate raccoons 1 km within their territory and they could come right back (it’s the law and it’s humane).
- No guarantee with raccoon trapping (the raccoon trap could sit there all week with no results). For these reasons we suggest having a full wildlife inspection of your roof and getting animal proof screening installed in ALL the right places. You will feel much more secure knowing your house is actually wildlife proof. We offer same day & next day Wildlife Control service in Toronto & Brampton.
The Bandit in the Back Yard – How to Keep Raccoons Off Your Property
A raccoon fishing by the side of a stream is an adorable sight. That same raccoon tearing through your garbage cans – not so much. As housing developments move into the country and construction pushes further into the woods, rural raccoons have been making their way into the suburbs and cities like Toronto, the “raccoon capitol of the world.”
Whether they are eating out your garbage cans or invading your attic, these urban raccoons are definitely unwanted guests. If a raccoon has decided to make your house its home, you need to evict it as soon as possible.
Dealing with a wild raccoon is not something to be taken lightly. Raccoons have sharp claws and even sharper teeth, and they can leave a nasty mark on the unwary homeowner. Evicting a raccoon from your home, garage or back yard is a job for a professional. A qualified wildlife specialist will have the expertise needed to safely remove raccoons from your chimney or attic, or even trap the raccoon to get rid of it.
While dealing with a raccoon is a job for a professional, stopping these creatures from entering your home can be a do-it-yourself project. Knowing what attracts raccoons is a good start. Many things homeowners do can unwittingly attract wildlife and create expensive and difficult problems. Making a few simple changes to the way you live your life could prevent the neighborhood raccoons from moving in with you.
Keep the Garbage Can Out of Sight
Raccoons love a free meal, and they know exactly where to find it. An unguarded garbage can is a buffet to a hungry raccoon, so keep your cans out of sight and keep them covered.
If you have a garage, keeping your garbage cans inside the structure should keep raccoons away. Just be sure to close the garage door at night, when the creatures are most active.
If you cannot keep your garbage cans in the garage, at least invest in a covered container. Keeping the lid closed will reduce odors that could draw raccoons, and a tight-fitting lid can prevent them from making a meal of your leftovers.
Be Careful When Feeding Cats
Feral cats are a problem in many parts of the country, and some people feel compelled to feed them. Feeding stray cats may make you feel good, but those free meals could also draw local wildlife.Raccoons in particular seem to love cat food. If you must put out food for the neighborhood cats, feed during the day and bring the dish in at night.
Light Things Up
Raccoons are nocturnal and generally quite shy during daylight hours. You can take advantage of their nature by installing motion-activated lights around your home and back yard. The lights might scare off any raccoons that venture on to your property, and the extra lighting can deter human bandits as well.
Raccoons may be cute in their natural habitat, but they are less welcome in your home. The above tips can keep these beautiful but destructive animals where they belong.