Damage to Your Home or Business

Raccoons can cause very serious damage to your property. Primarily they are looking for a safe place to nest and have their babies (kits) often making their dens in chimneys, roofs and attics. They are nocturnal animals (active at night) which can be very disturbing to homeowners who are trying to sleep. They like to enter your home through uncapped chimneys, loose shingles, and openings in your attic, roofs and eaves. Raccoons are highly intelligent animals with dexterous paws and are able to open garbage cans, jars and even door latches. The average weight of a raccoon is about 12 – 20 lbs. They are very strong animals capable of ripping up shingles, soffit, flashing and aluminum. They can also chew through electrical wires which can pose a serious risk of fire, especially when close to flammable materials such as wood or insulation. We only use 100% proven raccoon removal techniques.

Mother raccoons are extremely protective of their young and if separated from them, can cause major damage and will try very hard to get back into a den site. The kits can also be quite curious and destructive once they are mobile.

Raccoon
Raccoon

Health Risks to Humans

In addition to the physical damage raccoons can cause to your home, they also pose several health risks to you and your family. Raccoons are common carriers of parasites such as roundworm. When raccoons defecate, these parasites are passed through their system. When people or pets come into contact with the fecal matter that contains this parasite, the effects can be devastating, especially on very young children.

Raccoons are also a major carrier of rabies in Ontario. Always ensure that you stay away from raccoons especially if they appear tame, injured or look sick. When approached, a raccoon can become very dangerous. Removal of raccoons should always be done by a professional. Raider Wildlife Control provides safe and humane raccoon removal services in Southern Ontario with hundreds of happy satisfied homeowners, just like you. Don’t put your family’s health at risk, give us a call today so we can assist.

Raider Wildlife Control takes pride in assisting our residential and commercial clients with the humane removal of wildlife and pest issues that are compromising their structures, property and/or health in the following areas: Hamilton – Stoney Creek  – Niagara Falls – Welland – Thorold – Font Hill – Lincoln – St. Catharines – Beamsville – Grimsby – Milton – Cambridge – Caledonia – Guelph – Burlington – Oakville.