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Damages: Caused by Raccoons

Raccoons can be pretty messy; they are not like your normal pets after all they are wild animals. They like to break everything down as their nature is destructive. According to raccoon removal experts, raccoons are capable of doing some disastrous damage to your house if left away in the house freely. Let’s see what a raccoon can do to your house if left freely, so that you don’t even think of doing it. We asked raccoon removal Mississauga professionals for some advice. Here it is:

They make holes everywhere – Raccoons are stubborn and determined at their hole making habit. When they see any wooden furniture or some weak wall, they will start
digging it for no reason. They must be doing it just for fun or getting some place to peep.

They may kill your pets – If raccoons are left away, they may kill your pet. This usually happens when a raccoon tries to eat the food you have left for your pet and the raccoon tries to eat that food away, if your pets make even some kind of defensive moves it will be killed right away. Raccoons will snatch the head of your pet right away.

They will damage your garbage can – I don’t know why they love to stay in garbage cans. If you have a plastic garbage can they will chew it and make holes in it very easily, and then you will have to do all that hard work to separate them. But even if you have a steel garbage can they will still use their strong paws to get in to it. If you want your garbage can to be saved keep it away from raccoons.

Roof and raccoons is not a good combination – Often times, it is noticed that when the Raccoons don’t get any other way to get access to your house they will use the roofs. They will make a 4 to 6 inch hole in your roof to get access in your home and then you can imagine what will happen to your home. The main reason why raccoons comes in the home through roof is the tree branch touching your home, if you have it cut it.


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.