How Do Raccoons Get Into Houses?

Raccoons are nimble creatures and can easily climb and squeeze through tight spaces. If you have a fence that you need to seal from raccoons then that is not all you need to do. There are many more important steps to preventing a raccoon infestation on your property or in your home. If the fence has gaps that an animal could fit through, about 4 or 5 inches wide entry points will do for raccoons to squeeze through. If you want to get rid of the raccoons in your home, contact Raccoon Removal Toronto  to solve your raccoon problem!

 

You will have to cover the fence in steel mesh entirely on the inside and this may not help because the raccoon can use the mesh to climb over to the other side. So trying to seal your fence will only work if you can also prevent them from climbing over the fence, which can be hard if you have trees in your property or trees that partially overlook your property. This can result in them just climbing over the fence using the trees. You can stop this by trimming tree branches back and putting collars on trees in your yard to stop raccoons from climbing them. 

You can also make sure to get rid of any food that could be on your property, from feeding pets or your out door dinners make sure to take the food inside right after you finish and don’t leave it outside for even a minute because the raccoons can already smell it. Seal your garbage tightly in the garage and make sure they cant slip under the door and make sure to cover ponds and pool and other access to water on your property. This will help push them to move on to a new property. 

If they have already invaded your home you can call the professionals at Raccoon Control to come in and safely and humanely remove them. We attach a one-way door to the entrance the raccoons have been using which lets the raccoon leave but stops it from coming back in. With no food on the property the animal will vacate.