Known for its boldness and ability to sneak into places, the raccoon is a sturdy, short-legged animal that is very familiar to residents of the province of Quebec. Raccoons range from 0.65 to 0.96 metres in length and live in forests. They are generally harmless wild animals. However, this is not the case for raccoons that live in cities.
Consequently, their coexistence with humans is not always appreciated. In particular because of the damage they cause, and the fact that they can transmit serious diseases to humans.
Limit the risks to the health of your family and friends by using E.Exterminateur’s raccoon removal service.
Raccoon information sheet
|From 5 to 12 pups per litter
|Height in adulthood
|From 65 to 96 cm
|Weight in adulthood
|Between 6.5 and 16 kg (the male is larger than the female)
|Forests, near bodies of water and urban environments.
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Signs you might have a raccoon problem
Raccoons tend to settle in the roof spaces and attics your home. Given the risks of having them in a home, it is essential to quickly identify signs of a raccoon problem and hire a professional raccoon exterminator.
Here are the major signs that can confirm your suspicions about raccoons being present in your home.
Ravaged food sources
You may notice ravaged food sources (spilled garbage bins, broken feeders, etc.)
You may hear scratching or rustling sounds in your home during the night.
You may notice distinct paw prints in the ground or on your snowy roof.
You may find signs of raccoon feces near entrances, rooftops or attics.
Our raccoon removal process
As with all species, raccoons have a set of behaviors and habits that require the right approach.
At our pest control company, we have developed an effective raccoon extermination service to capture these wild animals without harming them. Although it is unpleasant to find them in your home, raccoons are extremely sensitive and form an essential part of our ecosystem. They must be treated with care and respect.
Our raccoon control team ensures that the raccoons are captured by luring them into special cages that can be closed without risk of injury. We use baits such as apples and other treats to attract them.
We are careful to proceed with caution and safety in order to preserve nature and protect the residents.
Why should you remove raccoons from your property?
Raccoons feed on anything they can find and spend their time in garbage cans. Not surprisingly, this robust little animal carries diseases that can be transmitted to humans. This is why it is important to act quickly and consider capture and relocation when a raccoon invades your home.
Raccoons are known to be carriers of rabies. This disease can have serious consequences for humans, including death. A treatment exists to counter and eliminate the virus. However, it must be given quickly after a raccoon bite.
Raccoon feces and urine are also toxic and can cause many diseases with unpleasant and harmful symptoms.
Raccoon nematode (a parasitic worm), giardia (a parasite of the intestine), leptospirosis and salmonella are all diseases that raccoons can transmit to humans. Symptoms may include severe fatigue, lack of coordination, and may lead to coma or organ failure.
Contact our raccoon exterminators in Montreal
Whether you are dealing with a single raccoon or a whole family, rapid control of the situation is essential to limit the harm. This will protect the health of you, your family and your pets.
The best way to take action and protect these extremely sensitive wild animals is to hire a raccoon exterminator. Only a specialist will be able to capture and relocate raccoons in their natural habitat without harming them, while also sealing and decontaminating the infested area.
Contact E.Exterminateur now! Our team of raccoon exterminators in Montreal and Quebec will intervene quickly so that you can get back to your daily routine.
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