How to keep raccoons away from my backyard windows

How to keep raccoons away from my backyard windows

Raccoons are not wild animals in the literal sense. They are urban animals that are a little different. They are still incredibly dangerous but they understand the human environment and use it to better their lives.

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 If you have raccoons in your back yard there is not a lot  you can do. The sad truth is you would need a prison grade fence to keep them out and that’s only if you live somewhere with no trees. You can try repellent but they never work, even wolf urine doesn’t have an effect because the raccoon in your back yard has never seen a wolf and so has no idea what the smell of its urine means. 

There are devices you can get, a radio playing all night ling, a noisemaker that is supposed to annoy the raccoon away, it doesn’t work. Or even a motion sensor activated water sprayer. None of this stuff works. 

What’s worse, if you have raccoons in your back yard they have probably already created a latrine of deadly raccoon feces and urine. This latrine is a serious risk to children and pets and can even catch an adult off guard. They are full of viruses and parasites like roundworms and can actually be fatal. To get rid of it you need a respirator and full covering clothing and when you are finished you either have to boil your tools and clothing or throw them away because they will be covered in roundworm spores. 

Raccoon eviction fluid apparently does work in certain situations but it won’t help get rid of that latrine. It may help keep the raccoons away from your window though, just spray and pray for the raccoons to go away. With any luck, you will see fewer of them at least. 

How to get rid of raccoons living near my home

How to get rid of raccoons living near my home

Getting rid of raccoons on your property that are outside your home is very difficult. There are two major options:

You can set a trap for the raccoons and then relocate them if they are caught. 

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Trapping a raccoon is very difficult. They are very smart and often aren’t tricked by the trap mechanism and even find other ways to get the bait. Even if a raccoon does get trapped they may be able to escape. Humane trapping usually involves a large cage-like contraption that takes a great deal of effort to set up. You need to check on the trap regularly because if you do catch a raccoon it needs to be released asap or it may die of dehydration while trapped. And no one wants a dead raccoon in their attic. It’s not just the raccoon either, killing protected wildlife is illegal in Canada, so by killing the raccoon you would also be breaking the law.

You can try spraying your garbage with a mix of hot sauce, water, and a bit of dish soap. This will coat the garbage in a flavor the raccoons don’t really like. They will likely move on from your home to another on the street. 

There are also naturally existing repellents like the urine of a predator of the raccoon, wolf urine does a great job for this. You can also lock your trash can tightly to the bin, though some people just put a heavy rock on it. 

At the end of the day all of these methods are okay if all you have to worry about is a raccoon eating your garbage. But if that raccoon is also living in your attic its time to call the professionals. 

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how raccoons get in your attic

how raccoons get in your attic

Raccoons will often hang out on roves. You will see them and think, that’s not too much of an issue. But it is. Raccoons aren’t on your roof to frolic. They are up  searching. Searching for an entrance into your attic.

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The how is pretty simple. Raccoons will rip off vents, bend aluminum siding, chew through wood, and anything else you can think of to get into your attic. Raccoons are skilled climbers, They can get on your roof from a nearby tree or just climb the wall like spiderman. They also often climb the gutter. Once they are on the roof they have full access and can rip open whatever they can find to get into the warm attic. 

Raccoons are wild animals and all wild animals are searching for warmth, safety and a dry place to sleep. Its a normal and reasonable request but sadly, raccoons are not good roommates. 

Every spring you should inspect your home for ways raccoons can enter your attic. Then you need to do something about it. Take steps to seal areas that a raccoon can break into. Seal areas that a raccoon could climb through. Prevention is half the battle. You could call in a professional to inspect the roof directly for gaps and openings, or weak spots a raccoon could breakthrough. 

If you already have a raccoon in your attic then you need to get rid of it as soon as physically possible. 

You can try doing it yourself with traps or repellents but neither tends to work as well as a professionally installed one-way door. It allows the animal to leave but prevents it from returning. Call Raccoon Control for all your raccoon needs.

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How raccoon baby season impacting business

How raccoon baby season impacting business

Baby season is here, and all the people of Canada with an attic better get ready. Raccoon babies don’t get into your attic so much as they are born there. When a mother has made a next and given birth she will have no plans to leave for the duration. Getting them out is very difficult. First you must wait for the raccoon to leave and go up into the attic and get the babies put first. Then once you get the raccoon out it won’t tear your house apart looking for its babies. 

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This can be even worse in business with people constantly coming and going. If a raccoon is infesting your business then you definitely need to call the professionals. 

We start by sending our trained and knowledgeable technician to your home. He will begin with a highly focused external inspection to find entrance ways used by the raccoon. If more than one is found, we can write up an affordable quote to have them sealed. 

That’s not all though. During raccoon baby season its required that we perform a low-cost inspection for the presence of raccoon babies, which are non-mobile for most of their youth. If this inspection and removal is not done, then you can expect the mommy raccoon to tear your house apart to get back to its babies which will mean more damage and more work to get rid of the nasty little guy. 

Now once the technician has located the entrance and removed any babies from inside the attic, he will begin sealing entryways with steel mesh. On the main entrance the technician will install a special device called a one-way door (OWD) that allows the raccoon to leave the attic but prevents them from getting back in! Nice try raccoon, but your lease is up! 

That sounds great, right? Want to know what sounds better? The price! As if it wasn’t enough to be raccoon free you can do it for as little as $325 + HST. If an inspection is needed for the babies, we can do it for $125.00, the actual removal of the babies is totally free! And those extra entryways? No problem, we can fill those in for $20 a foot, so cheap you could wrap your whole house in steel mesh! Just kidding, that would be crazy expensive. 

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How long are raccoon feces dangerous?

How long is raccoon feces dangerous

Raccoon poop. When it comes to raccoons, nothing is worse than its poop. The question here is, for how long is it dangerous?

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How do raccoons get into your attic in the first place? They are very good at chewing through siding, wood, and even metal. They wander around in your attic space, pooping and urinating everywhere like they own the place. You are left sleepless with a growing bad smell and urine leaking through your roof. Don’t try to deal with it yourself, get professionals. Call Raccoon Control to handle all your wildlife needs, from raccoons to skunks and everything in between.

These are just some of the things you can get from raccoons and their feces and urine: Round Worm, Giardiasis, Leptospirosis, Salmonella, Rabies… and that’s just a few

These diseases can remain active in the feces for weeks! And there’s no telling when the raccoon last used the area to poop.

It’s bad, real bad. If this doesn’t worry you, it gets worse. Raccoons have short digestive tracts so they poop frequently, and they don’t care about where they do it. All this poop can put you and your family in serious danger. Trying to remove it on your own could easily lead to major health problems, as you’ve seen above. So call the professionals. Raccoon Control has your back! 

Our technicians can handle any messy situation. They remove feces and soiled insulation, coupled with commercial-grade disinfectants to sterilize the area to prevent any of the toxins in the raccoon poop from infecting your family. By the time we are finished with that poop, it will be a faded memory of a time when your attic once had raccoon poop in it. 

Not just that, we can replace your insulation with high-quality cellulose insulation. Fire retardant and warm as summer in Barcelona. 

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How likely is it for a raccoon to have rabies?

How likely is it for a raccoon to have rabies?

Rabies is still a dangerous disease that affects people around the world. Every day people are affected and die from this disease. One of the greatest threats of rabies is the raccoon. 

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Rabies can infect you just by interacting with a raccoon. They are the most common carriers and are one of the most dangerous animals in the city for that reason. It’s important to avoid them at all costs and to teach your children to avoid them. Rabies is a serious illness and life-threatening.

What is rabies? It’s a virus that affects the nervous system, if unchecked the virus can reach your brain. This usually takes 8 weeks and the person will show no symptoms at this time. But when they do they will show increased aggression, seizures, abnormal behavior, and intense anxiety. Once these symptoms show up the victim is likely going to die. 

That’s why it’s important to never touch a raccoon and to get help if you think they are encroaching on your property or worse if they have broken into your attic. 

At Wildlife Shield we  can find how they got in, get the babies out, seal up the entrances and clean up the mess. We can even put down new insulation in your attic after we sterilize the place. 

So, don’t take any chances, this is not a “do-it-yourself” job. What you need are the finest technicians, trained in every aspect of the dangers of raccoons, their lifestyle, and their habits. With skill and grace, we will rid you of this dangerous and disgusting intruder, clean and sterilize whatever it leaves behind and ensure that its little bandit face never bothers you again! 

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How do raccoons behave in their natural habitat?

How do raccoons behave in their natural habitat?

Raccoons are kings of the urban jungle but that is not where they originally came from. They started in dense forests that once filled North America. They have since adapted to life in the suburbs and cities, they used to have a slightly different lifestyle. 

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In the wild raccoons survive on nuts, berries, some vegetables, and injured birds and smaller animals. They are willing to eat just about anything and their exceptionally short digestive tract allows them to eat rotting meat with no negative side effects. 

Raccoons, like in urban landscapes, don’t usually make their own den and prefer to find them. In the wild this could be a hollowed-out tree, a den previously made by another animal or even a small cave or fallen log. Raccoons are very solitary creatures, rarely getting together except to mate. The male leaves after mating but the mother remains to raise the young. 

If you encounter a wild raccoon you should stay away from it. They carry a number of dangerous diseases and if it is a female protecting her babies you will be in for quite an assault. It’s very important that if you see a raccoon you simply leave the area. And if a raccoon is in your home, you should call a professional like Wildlife Shield.

So, don’t take any chances, this is not a “do-it-yourself” job. What you need are the finest technicians, trained in every aspect of the dangers of raccoons, their lifestyle, and their habits. With skill and grace, we will rid you of this dangerous and disgusting intruder, clean and sterilize whatever it leaves behind and ensure that its little bandit face never bothers you again! 

 

How dangerous is a raccoon bite?

How dangerous is a raccoon bite?

Raccoons are very aggressive and the primary rabies carrier in Canada, refereed to as the Vector Species. So if you are bitten then you need to get to a hospital stat!

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Rabies is still a dangerous disease that affects people around the world. Every day people are affected and die from this disease. One of the greatest threats of rabies is the raccoon. 

You can get rabies by interacting with an animal that already has it, it may not even need to bite you. So what can you do to protect your family from this threat? It’s pretty easy. Don’t go near raccoons. If you have one in your attic, call a professional to handle it. If raccoons are on your property regularly there is something you can do about it. And, of course, make sure to educate your children on the dangers of these furry disease carriers. 

What is rabies? It’s a virus that affects the nervous system, if unchecked the virus can reach your brain. This usually takes 8 weeks and the person will show no symptoms at this time. But when they do they will show increased aggression, seizures, abnormal behavior, and intense anxiety. Once these symptoms show up the victim is likely going to die. 

That’s why it’s important to never touch a raccoon and to get help if you think they are encroaching on your property or worse if they have broken into your attic. 

At Raccoon Control we  can find how they got in, get the babies out, seal up the entrances, and clean up the mess. We can even put down new insulation in your attic after we sterilize the place. 

So, don’t take any chances, this is not a “do-it-yourself” job. What you need are the finest technicians, trained in every aspect of the dangers of raccoons, their lifestyle, and their habits. With skill and grace, we will rid you of this dangerous and disgusting intruder, clean and sterilize whatever it leaves behind and ensure that its little bandit face never bothers you again! 

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How Can You Tell If a Baby Raccoon Is Abandoned

How Can You Tell If a Baby Raccoon Is Abandoned

Raccoon mothers are, like most mammals, very good mothers. They react very strongly when anyone approaches their babies and it’s unusual for them to ‘lose’ one. That being said, baby raccoons are completely dependent on their mother for the first nine months. If they do get lost, and the mother doesn’t find them, some action needs to be taken. 

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For that nine-month period the baby can only consume its mother’s milk as a food, and for the first three weeks but they grow quickly.

If you find yourself with a baby raccoon on your property you are probably worried the mom abandoned it. Or died. While that could be the case, it’s more likely that the baby wandered off on its own. It’s easy for them to do because they tend not to be nocturnal until they are a year old. 

So what should you do? If it seems healthy, nothing. Wait two to eight hours and the mother should come around looking for the baby that wandered off. If you need to move it, make sure to wear gloves. Raccoon babies carry zoonotic disease and you really don’t want that. 

If you’re especially worried you can put them in an open box to protect them from the wind but whatever you do, don’t feed them! If it seems dehydrated you can give it some water in a bottle with a nipple but don’t give it food or formula because you could easily kill it. 

In most cases the mother comes back and picks up her baby to return it to the nest. Now if the eight hours pass and the baby hasn’t been taken by the mother you indeed have an orphaned raccoon baby on your hands. The best thing to do is to find a wildlife rehabilitator in your area and pass the baby off to them. They know how to take care of it and reintroduce it back into the wild. 

If you find baby raccoons in your attic, the best solution is to call a professional wildlife removal company like Raccoon Control. We offer affordable wildlife removal for any animal you can think of.

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Found a raccoon in your garbage bin, this is what you should do

Found a raccoon in your garbage bin, this is what you should do

Human garbage smells really good to raccoons. They can eat rotten food that would kill a human so from there perspective everything in your garbage is basically fresh. It’s frustrating when they knock over the can and rip the bag open. Rifling through the garbage and making a huge mess all over your lawn. But don’t fear, there are things you can do to protect your garbage from raccoons.

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The one thing that is not recommended is trying to use repellents. Most of the break-ins by raccoons are adult males and are not going to be stopped by predators urine or hot sauce. However, younger raccoons and females may be chased off by these scents and tastes. 

To keep raccoons out of your garbage what you want to do is never store it outside overnight, that is a guaranteed way to get raccoons in your trash. You should keep them in the garage until they need to be put out on the curb. Don’t litter, garbage on the ground, and leftovers in the back yard draw raccoons in and give them an appetizer before they go for your garbage. 

A very good way to get rid of raccoons from your trash is to keep your trash clean, wash all containers and packaging, and don’t through food into the trash, food waste can be tied up tightly and stored in a locked container inside the garage. 

Now a common occurrence for raccoons who get into the garbage is getting stuck. If your garbage is not locked up you may come out in the morning to find a young raccoon trapped in the trash can. 

Large garbage bins are actually a favorite spot for females to have their litter. Don’t bother them, once she is discovered she will leave with her babies to find a safer spot.