Raccoons are known to cause extensive damage to property. Nesting females are particularly vicious, and often tear off wall and roof shingles, rooftop ventilators, and fascia boards as they try to find an entrance into your home. Once inside attics or basements, raccoons will rapidly shred insulation, air conditioning and heating ducts, and can contaminate the room with foul smelling urine and excrement that can leak down and stain ceiling panels.
Popular areas of homes that raccoons enjoy turning into their den are chimneys, underneath decks, outbuildings, and crawl spaces.
Fortunately for residents of Scarborough, Toronto, York, Mississauga, Markham, Oakville, Brampton, Durham, and the rest of Ontario, Imperial Pest Control experts are highly experienced in getting your unwelcome raccoon visitors to vacate their urban dens.
We use one-way traps to tempt the raccoon out, but not let it back in. We take care to check if trapped females are nursing, so that we don't leave behind any young cubs to starve.
We will also inspect your property and make recommendations of measures you can take to make your home less attractive to raccoons and other wildlife invaders in the future. Our experts always take the approach that prevention is better than cure, and we want to be sure that your raccoon visitors prefer to go elsewhere when looking for new winter shelters and nesting sites.
However, it may on occasion be necessary for communities to rally together and tackle their common raccoon infestation as a group. For example, pet food left outside overnight, open and accessible garbage cans, un-protected compost piles, fallen fruits and nuts and other food sources will tempt raccoons into the area and could make them a hazard for you again