Got a raccoon in the attic or another part of your home? Rather than handling the problem on your own, you need professional raccoon removal in Toronto to make sure that the infestation is taken care of in the most effective and humane way. Working in accordance with municipal by-laws protecting wildlife from cruelty, Innovative Care of the Environment, Inc. provides wildlife removal services including raccoon control in Toronto.
Raccoons are unusual for their thumbs, which (though not opposable) enable them to open many closed containers such as garbage cans and doors. They have a reputation for being clever and mischievous. Their intelligence and dexterity equip them to survive in a variety of environments, and they are one of the few medium- to large-sized animal species that have enlarged their range.
Raccoons are omnivorous; they eat fruits, nuts, grains, insects, frogs, crayfish, bird eggs, and anything else available. They do not really wash their food, but usually obtain their food from lakes and streams. It is also a myth that raccoons lack salivary glands; this has been proven to be a folktale.
Raccoons do not live together as mated pairs. Males mate with as many females as possible. During the breeding season (February-March) females find a den. The male raccoon locates a female and, if she is willing, moves into her den for a short period of mating. Afterwards, the male resumes his wandering lifestyle. After a 63-day gestation period, two to seven young are born with their eyes shut. Their eyes open in about three weeks. Their mother cares for them until the fall when they leave on their own.
Getting Rid of a Raccoon in the Attic
Raccoons can and will use attics, as well as hollow spaces beneath porches and buildings for shelter.
They can contract several diseases, some of which can even be transmitted to humans or pets. Rabies among raccoons is a concern. Although very few residents get rabies when trapping raccoons, the job should still be left to professionals to avoid health risks. These animals are not normally aggressive, but they will defend themselves if threatened.
For these reasons, raccoon removal is best left to ICE. After identifying the source of your animal problem, our trained wildlife control technicians will implement a "hands-off" one-way door system to safely remove the raccoon from your home. Preventive measures will then be put into place to prevent any future occurrences.