Raccoon removal services in Kitchener, Guelph and Waterloo are always in demand because these animals can be the most destructive pest in the urban areas of southern Ontario. They can cause severe damage to roofs, soffits, sheds, deck areas, garbage areas and pretty well anywhere else you can think of around your home!
Raccoons breed mainly in February and March, but matings may occur from December through June. The gestation period is about 63 days. Most litters are born in April or May, but some late-breeding females may not give birth until June, July, or August. The biggest problem occurs when a female has bred a letter within your home. Not only does she possess strong maternal instinct and protecting her letter, but as litter grows more damage will be caused to your home.
Their diet is extremely diverse. In other words, they will eat almost anything that you have around!
They are also nocturnal or night-time active animals. That’s why sometimes you will hear a loud thump some times on your roof or inside your attic in the middle of the night.
Raccoons can cause substantial damage. In urban areas, they can damage building (particularly attics and roofs), gardens, fruit trees, lawns, garbage cans and trash containers. They are also attracted to pet food left outdoors and will attack pets. Occasionally, one or more raccoons will establish a communal toilet area resulting in time of the deposition of a large number of scats. If this is inside your attic measures should be taken to get rid of the waste once these pests are removed.
Since free roaming wildlife does not receive veterinary care, all wildlife species can carry diseases and parasites. Raccoons are known carriers of rabies, canine distemper, encephalitis, histoplasmosis, trypanosomiasis, coccidiosis, toxoplasmosis, tularemia, tuberculosis, listeriosis, leptospirosis, roundworms, and mange. They are also infested with fleas, ticks, lice and mites which are known transmitters of disease. Children and pets are particularly at risk.
Raccoons are attracted to urban areas by the easy accessibility of food, water, and shelter. Reducing or eliminating the availability of all of these factors will encourage them to leave. Tight fitting lids should be kept on garbage cans; pets should be fed during daylight hours and any leftovers removed immediately; water bowl should be emptied or taken in a night; gardens should be frequently harvested and windfall fruit picked up. Food should never be intentionally left out for wild mammals.
How can PPC Services help with raccoon removal?
Our highly trained and professional Wildlife Technicians do a complete inspection of the home to determine if the animals have gotten inside the attic area. If they have, we will enter the attic to determine the extent of the damage that these pests may have caused. Once this is done we will set traps to remove the raccoons and after determining that all the animals are removed, we will repair where the animals have entered.
When in the attic, we also look for droppings and the urine of the animals. This can be very significant if they have been living in the home for an extended time.
When it comes to raccoon removal services from homes and attics, you should contact Petty Pest Control Services as soon as you can to minimize damage to your home.
We provide raccoon removal services in Kitchener, Guelph, Waterloo, Hamilton, Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, St. Catharine’s, Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Fort Erie and Simcoe. We also provide immediate emergency services anytime 24-7.