What Size Hole Can Raccoon Fit Through

Raccoons are nasty wildlife and real pests when they break into a home. But how much space do they really need to get through a hole in your roof? How much can they squeeze and contort their bodies to enter a hole? Very much it seems. Adult male raccoons can squeeze through holes as small as 4 or 5 inches wide and most females can get in through smaller holes. They do this because their skeleton is very small and lean and bends a bit allowing whet is mostly just fur to squeeze through almost any space. That is the real key, we do not see the real raccoon under the fur, it looks almost 5 times its size with the addition of fur when they are actually very small thin animals. If you want to get rid of the raccoons in your home, contact Raccoon Removal Toronto  to solve your raccoon problem!

If you have raccoons climbing through holes in your roof there are a number of things you can do. You can go about removing any food from your property, don’t feed your pets outside because crumbs and bits fall from their mouths. Be especially careful to take leftovers back in after eating outside. Make sure to seal your garbage away in the garage in a locking container and make sure the door meets the ground. If you do all these things you will have a good chance of dissuading future raccoon infestations as they will have no reason to stay on the property and will move on. 

You can also try to do exclusion or hire a professional who is an expert at it. Exclusion is the process of using steel mesh or conventional building materials to seal holes in your home that a raccoon or other animal can get into. It’s a simple process that requires a great deal of knowledge of how raccoons behave. Its recommended you call Raccoon Control for this type of job because our specialized technicians know every which way a raccoon can get into your house and attic and can deal with them in a week with a 2-year warranty.