Category: Raccoons

If you are a resident of Ontario, you have a raccoon story. They are real-life bandits and a menace to society. Some people refuse to see them for their destruction, feed and house them. If you were a sympathizer back in 2015, under the then mayor of Toronto John Tory, would have charged you for “High […]

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Raccoon Season in Ontario

During spring, your yard can be victim to acute yet innocent pest, the raccoon! Raccoons at first glance can seem as harmless and cuddly, but don’t get fooled by their innocent looks. Raccoons can be a headache and are extremely difficult to get rid of.  Ultimately, you might need to redo your attic insulation again after they invade […]

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Do Raccoons Make Nests in Trees?

Raccoons are some of the most opportunistic feeders. They frequently take up residence in urban areas where they know there is a steady supply of food and water. They have been known to make dens and nests under porches, garages, in attics, sheds, and hollow tree trunks. Hollow tree trunks are particularly useful since they offer […]

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Do Raccoons Kill Rats

Every property owner at some point will have to deal with rats. The first sign usually involves streaks of dirt on your walls, chew marks in wood and dark brown rice shaped dropping in your property. These are the common signs of an unwelcomevisitor, Rats!  Rats are more destructive than mice, they are physically larger and […]

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Fleas are perhaps one of the most common types of parasites found in any fur-bearing animals such as your domestic pets (cats and dogs). There are about 2,000 different species of fleas found throughout the world, and more than 300 different types found in Canada and the US. The most common type of flea is the cat […]

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Do Raccoons Keep Rats Away?

In the urban setting, the rats primary enemy is humans. While some cultures welcome and preserve rats, they are known to be destructive and can transmit deadly diseases to humans. As such, getting rid of rats in your property is very important. Some of the effective methods you could use to get rid of these pesky rodents include baits, exclusion, […]

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Can Raccoons Eat Mice

If you are reading this, you are probably wondering if indeed raccoons can keep the population of mice and rats under check? Well, the answer is yes! Raccoons are like goats; they will feed on anything and everything including rats, mice, and even poultry. Raccoons like most animals are omnivorous; they feed on both plants and animals. […]

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Raccoons may look unassuming, even cute to some people but it is dangerous to forget that the very essence of a wild animal is its wildness. Granted that raccoons are more docile than most other wild animals which are why people occasionally keep them as pets or feed them intentionally. It is best to keep […]

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Raccoons in Canada are on average more docile and tame-tempered than most other wildlife. Attacks on humans are rare but not out of the realm of possibility especially if the animal feels cornered or threatened. A raccoon attacks physically as a last result and has a repertoire of self-defense mechanisms that can be interpreted as warning […]

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Raccoons are highly adaptable creatures, meaning they can teach themselves to survive in different environments. It is not uncommon to find raccoons from wooded areas and rural developments to the busy populated streets of an urban area. Of course, if you are out and about during the day, it is unlikely that you would even […]

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