Especially during the winter months, a mother raccoon will find a way to get inside a warm area to have her litter of babies. When this happens, you need to hire a professional company for raccoon removal in Toronto. Please note that raccoons can carry rabies. For that reason, it is always best to rely on a qualified raccoon removal company. A reputable company will send an expert to your property who will look for signs of a raccoon at your Toronto home.
Typical Signs of a Raccoon Problem
Have you heard strange sounds at night coming from the attic of your Toronto home, seen these critters scurrying around your yard, found eaten food in the garden, or found trash cans that have been overturned? If so, there is a good chance that you have a raccoon problem. When arriving at your home, the expert will consider these things and look for fecal droppings and tracks to determine if raccoon removal is required. Once confirmed, the appropriate method of removal is determined.
A Toronto pest control company will offer many raccoon removal options.
Methods of Removal
- For long-term success, the goal is to remove the critters from their hidden space and then prevent them from reentering. This involves sealing off any open gaps, including chimneys, areas beneath the deck, garage door openings, access doors to crawl spaces, gable ends, and so on. In addition, you need to cut back any overhanging trees and make sure that roof vents and the chimney are covered with a cap.
- Any food sources also need to be eliminated. For instance, avoid putting food waste in trash cans or keep them inside the garage until trash day, never toss out scraps for the animals, bring pet food indoors, use bird feeders that are raccoon-proof, and put some type of protective barrier around the garden.
- If preferred, the expert dealing with the raccoon at your Toronto home can set a non-lethal trap. Once captured, the raccoon is relocated to a safe area. Once removed, it is important to disinfect the area where the raccoon was living, as well as your yard.
- Some companies use repellants, which help prevent raccoons from coming to your home or reentering the warm space where they were staying.
While there are many animal control removal services, it is imperative that you choose a company that has both experience and expertise working with this particular animal. Pestico is one of the most trusted sources serving the Greater Toronto Area. Please visit our website to learn about all of our pest control services, or you can contact us by phone to schedule an appointment.