Where they live
Raccoons are night time animals which means they sleep all day and only come out at night. Raccoons living in residential areas often make their dens in attics, chimneys, garages, under and inside sheds, porches and under decks.
In urban areas raccoons breed from January to April, gestation is eight to nine weeks, litter size averages from four to six young, which are mobile at seven to eight weeks old and are weaned by late summer the cubs may stay with the mother over the winter. Occasionally late births may occur in the mid summer.
What they eat
Raccoons eat berries, other fruits, nuts, grains, and vegetables. They also eat insects, eggs, poultry, rats, squirrels, small livestock, birds, fish, snakes, crawfish, worms, frogs, and mollusks. Additionally, raccoons will eat pet food, carrion, and human garbage.
Raccoons are exposed to a large number of different infectious agents including bacteria, viruses, and parasites. Several of these infectious diseases are zoonotic. Veterinarians are faced with the diagnosis and treatment of wildlife including raccoons and need to be able to make the correct diagnosis as well as educate clients on the potential hazards associated with exposure to raccoons.
Some of the common damages brought by raccoons are damages on the roof. They leave holes and gaps on roofs, facia, bathroom vent pipe flashing and roof vents. Aside from these, attic insulation and electrical wiring can be compromised.
Four season is a humane wildlife removal organization that specializes in raccoon removal, the most common problem of many residents in Etobicoke, Ajax and the GTA is raccoons residing in the attic space of their homes. Being extremely good climbers, raccoons can easily climb their way up to the attic. They push up the soffit where the soffit meets the roof. They also use the attic vents and plumbing mats to get into the attic.
Our raccoon removal and control experts use only effective and humane techniques to remove raccoons from your property. We use snare poles and live traps to eliminate raccoons and seal all entry points including decks, roof vents, and chimneys to ensure you’re not ever disturbed by raccoons again. Our clients across GTA, can ensure that all raccoons are eliminated in ways that will not hurt the creatures.
If you’re experiencing problems with raccoons anywhere in Toronto, Etobicoke, Ajax and across GTA, let the professionals at Four Seasons Wildlife Removal conduct the control and removal. Contact Four Seasons and Wildlife Removal if raccoons are causing damage to your premises.
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