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Living With Raccoons-How To Prevent Problems

Raccoon is a plump mammal that grows around to two to three feet and weighs 4.5 to 13.5 kilograms. It is widely known for its black mask. Its mask is comparable to a “bandit’s mask” that is why this animal has the reputation of being mischief. Raccoon lives on wooden areas but, nowadays, the natural habitat of this animal is starting to shrink. For this reason, raccoon started to invade the areas where humans live. That is why
raccoon in our homes is becoming a household problem these days. Problems can lead to costly raccoon removal Toronto services by professionals. To avoid to have to pay for such services, you can take preventative measures.

Here are some ways on how to prevent raccoon from invading your area. Garbage can- make sure that your garbage can is properly locked. You could also use garbage can that is
made up of metal or durable plastic that has a fit cover. This type of can will prevent the raccoon from ransacking your garbage can. If you don’t have tight-fitting lid you could use heavy materials that will enclose the lid.

Poultry- make sure that your poultry house is properly closed. Close all the window, doors and others that would allow raccoon to enter the poultry house.

Lawn and garden- the best way to keep raccoon away from your garden is to install electric fences around it. Make sure that when you install one you turn it on at night time and turn it off in the morning. Attic- close all passage that will lead raccoon to this place. Usually raccoon stays in the attic when it has cubs/s. When this happens it’s either you wait until they leave or you can create an environment that is opposite to what they like. Since raccoon likes dark, quiet and safe place you should create an environment that is opposite to this.

Aside from this you could also use trap cage to catch this troublesome animal.