Raccoons are a nuisance to have near your home. They tip over garbage cans, tear garbage bags, dig holes in the yard, destroy the flower bed, poop in the pool, eat fish in the pond, destroy your bird feeder, eat pet food and cause all kinds of trouble.
Anarchy aside, raccoons in Toronto will eventually try to get into your house when spring comes around since this is their breeding season. They need warm, safe, quiet and dark places to breed and will nest in attics, under the deck, in wall voids and crawl paces and other nooks and crannies that will be difficult for you to reach.
How to Get Rid of Raccoons
The best strategy to get rid of the raccoons near your home is to make your yard as unattractive as possible. Identify what may be attracting the wildlife around your property and get rid of it.
Start with keeping your garbage cans locked away in the garage. If this isn’t possible, secure the lids with zip-ties or bungee chords. Get metal garbage cans which the coons can’t destroy with their strong claws.
Raccoons love pet food so remove your bird feeder and dog or cat food every evening. Rake up fallen fruit as often as possible if you have fruit trees and trim branches close to the house so the raccoons can’t use them to climb on to the roof.
Finally, consider installing a fence, preferably an electric one. Raccoons are great climbers so nothing short of an electric fence will keep them out.
This won’t get rid of the raccoons in your vicinity but it should stop them from coming to your yard. These animals have a good memory and will soon stop dropping by once they realize there is nothing to eat.
Hire Wildlife Removal Company
If you are concerned about raccoons getting in your yard or into your house, it is best to hire a wildlife removal expert in Canada to do the job. It is a bad idea to attempt to trap the animals on your own. Raccoons are protected wildlife and it is illegal to harm or kill them. Trapping without the perquisite knowledge may expose the coons to predators, harsh weather and dehydration or starvation. A raccoon can also injure itself as it attempts to escape the cage. It is illegal to transport wildlife for more than a kilometer without a permit so relocating isn’t much of a solution. The raccoons will simply find their way back.
Baby raccoons are of particular concern especially during spring season. Trapping the mother without first finding out if there are kits means they’ll die from starvation in their mother’s absence.
A wildlife removal expert will rely on his training and experience to remove the raccoons from around your home. He will also help to seal your home so there is no risk of the animals getting in. Ask for a warranty of at least two years. Call: 647-557-7932