why are raccoons important to the ecosystem

Why Are Raccoons Important to the Ecosystem?

Raccoons are omnivores and carrion feeders. They eat rotting meat and dead animals left by previous predators who hunted and then ate their fill and left the carcass behind. They are very active in the ecosystem, breaking down animal and plant structures and then filling the forest with feces that helps plants grow. This is what they do in the wild, their natural habitat where all raccoons came from. In the city, things are a little different. While they continue to perform their necessary activity of fertilizing the soil they may also fertilize your attic insulation with feces and urine. Their natural behaviors become a serious issue when they are introduced to human society and as we encroach on their forests they are forced to come out and live in the cities, suburban and rural areas. It is very important that if you have a raccoon on your property or in your home that you never approach them and stay away from them, don’t go outside and try to scare them off, especially because they may have rabies and attack you. 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 in your home, likely your attic then you probably need to get them out. You can start by cleaning up your yard of detritus and food, both human and pet, and then storing your garbage in a locked container in your garage. This will help prevent raccoons from coming to your property. You can also trim back tree branches to stop them from climbing to your roof. 

If you already have one in your home you will need to call a professional at Raccoon Control. Our technicians can safely and humanely remove the animal from the attic and even clean and disinfect and replace your insulation.