Raccoons in a roof, attic or soffit, can cause serious damage to any household. Damage that can lead to thousands of dollars in repair costs. Getting rid of them is never easy due to their innate cleverness and their nesting in hard to reach places.
If you too are dealing with raccoons solving this problem as soon as possible will help you minimize damage and keep your home and family safe. We are experienced raccoon control technicians and experience the following very often. As a leading Hamilton raccoon removal company we only use humane traps to remove raccoons.
In the wild, raccoons make their den on bush piles, hollow trees, and underground. But in an urban setting, they tend to burrow in attics, under decks, in sheds and roofs. As a result they can not only cause damage, they can be the source of contamination from their feces and urine. They are known to cause damage on roof shingles, chimneys, siding, wires, ventilation and insulation in the process. But by far the most alarming fact about Raccoons is that they carry life-threatening diseases which include rabies. Despite how menacing raccoons can be only humane removal solutions are allowed.
Raccoons are smart and crafty animals so they can escape any poorly built and setup traps. Before setting up a trap, it is important to have one that works properly. Test whether its closing mechanism securely locks after triggered or you need to make a few adjustments. Next, find a good place to put your trap. We usually find entry points and study the raccoon’s behavior before we place the traps. That way we figure out the best possible places to place the traps. Deciding what bait to use is crucial to the success of your trap.
The type of bait usually depends on the situation. We have had success with different types of baits, from sweets like cookies to canned sardines. The trap might catch something within hours or it can take days before the raccoon is caught. Some raccoons have been caught before and know to avoid the trap. It is advised that you check your trap every morning without changing its orientation. Finally, we place some water in your trap for the raccoon if ever it will take some time for you to release the
animal in the wild. We should never forget that they remain innocent despite the hassle and damages they’ve caused us. In the end, these raccoons remain as victims of the continuous destruction of their natural habitat. If you have been experiencing problems with raccoons, give us a call: 647-977-5890