Tracking Raccoons: Signs of Infestation

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Through the dark night a creature wanders in search of food and a home. Being nocturnal, its masked eyes see through the darkness and it becomes its aid as it goes through fences and stumbles across backyards. Yes, this little furry bandit the raccoon is adept in picking and scratching. It makes its way and finds a bounty of food—this is a place it would return to and eventually call home. Unfortunately, this home could be your home as well.

Raccoons have been known as destructive critters to have around a property. They can chew and scratch open almost anything. They are also relatively stronger than the rest of the wildlife known to infest houses regularly.

Now, how would you know if your home is infested with raccoons? Knowing would help you determine your next course of action, whether to take matters into your own hands or hire professionals to eliminate possible risks.

Here are some signs you must check to know whether or not your house is infested.

  1. You see a raccoon run about your yard or you hear scratching noises on your roof at night.

Raccoons are nocturnal animals so they are most likely on the hunt for food during the night. This also makes them hard to spot, which gives them the advantage.

  1. You wake up with your trash bins opened and garbage everywhere around it.

One person’s garbage could be a treasure to something else. Raccoons will try to get their hands on food as much as they can, and your garbage bins offer a good amount of consumables. Raccoons are strong and have highly manipulative paws that help them open unsecured garbage bins and they will scour the contents to get a hold of food.

  1. You find raccoon droppings around your house or your yard.

Most wildlife leaves droppings wherever they go and raccoons are no exception. Raccoon droppings are tube shaped, and are about 2 to 3 inches long. Raccoon droppings can be hazardous to health, since they may carry diseases and infections.

  1. You find open wires and chewed on insulation and other damage to your property, most likely in your attic.

Check around for damaged property. Usually raccoons scratch and chew in places where there is minimal human presence and activities. Your attic is the best place for this, and this is the reason why you should always check your attic and repair roof damage that serve as the raccoon’s access.

If you home is infested with raccoons, it is highly recommended you seek help from Kitchener wildlife control authorities. This will minimize the risks of getting infected with diseases that they may be carrying, since an unprepared encounter with these cunning creatures could result in wounds and exposure to infections.

Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control Kitchener will help you get rid of the raccoons in the most effective and humane way possible. With over twenty-six years of making sure that wildlife stays out in the wild where they belong, you can rest assured that you will be able to get rid of this masked bandit and secure your family’s health and safety in no time.

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