In Canada, the population of raccoons has seen an exponential growth during the last few decades. They have easily adapted to the metropolitan landscape with time and thus are shifting in large numbers from rural settings to urban households.
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Damage Caused by Raccoons
Once inside the house, raccoons can:
- Make holes in walls and ceilings
- Rip-up air ducts present in the attic
- Damage and shred pipes of the house
- Leave poop everywhere they go
Why Raccoons are a Concern?
Raccoons are the biggest mammals found in the household attics. Apart from being challenging and aggressive, they are also highly determined and strong. Female raccoons who are expecting to become a mother are always searching for a safe and warm place to nurture their young. Such a raccoon will do everything in her power to infiltrate your attic and live there.
Rarely do people know, but raccoons dwell on trees as well. However, with the expansion of cities and increasing amount of construction, these raccoons are forced to take shelter and give birth in houses and buildings. In fact a large number of raccoons take birth and live a considerable part of their life in houses due to which they experience behavioral changes and they start thinking that they belong to a building or a house which is also the reason of increasing occurrences of their break-ins.
Health Alarms from Raccoons
- Raccoons are at the highest risk of carrying rabies. Rabied raccoons can be extremely difficult to deal. They also pose a high threat to the occupants of the house/building.
- Raccoons are one of the best hosts to fleas, mites and ticks. With the infestation of a raccoon in the house or a building, chances of finding these minute pests quadruple.
- Various raccoons are also known to host the famous ‘raccoon roundworm’ which are microscopic in nature and can be transmitted to humans through bites or scratches.
- Distemper can be commonly found in raccoon poops which are definitely a sign of worry for your pets. They can be transmitted to your pet if they both get in a tussle.
Our Strategy to Deal With Them
At Hamilton Wildlife, we adopt the following strategy for dealing with raccoons:
- We inspect the common entry points that raccoons make use of to enter a house. They include ceilings, attic wall etc.
- Next, we make use of our equipments and products to force raccoons to move from one place to another inside the house.
- Products like ammonia sprays are commonly used by us. Unlike humans, raccoons cannot bear ammonia’s smell at all.
- Once we locate these raccoons, we then separate the mother from her children just for the sake of catching the young raccoons.
- After getting hold of the young ones, we focus on the elder raccoons and then send them to some place far along with their family.
We, at Hamilton Wildlife, have been providing our expert services to Canadian residents since a long time. Our experienced team along with their sophisticated products can handle any wildlife infiltration situation.