Raccoon Removal

Seasonal Alert: Low activity pest

Raccoons are not true hibernators, which means they remain a bit active during winter. You may see 1 or 2 raccoons in the winter. This is because some raccoons, especially in the northern areas, can accumulate fat in the spring and summer, allowing them to spend most of the winter in their dens. During the winter months, they sleep for periods of several weeks at a time. If you encounter a problem with raccoons, please contact Capital Wildlife Control for immediate assistance. We are the animal control experts in the Ottawa-Gatineau region and raccoon removal is our specialty.

Raccoon Control

What Can We Do For You ?

Racoons develop their black mask at ten days old and, although we often admire their intelligence and cleverness, they can create serious damages to your house if they decide to live in it. This nocturnal species will prefer to live in warm and dry attics, fireplaces, basements, and under the roof. It’s always recommended to ask the help of professionals to trap a raccoon or for raccoon removal because it’s hard to distinguish between raccoons which have rabies and those which do not.


EVALUATE
AND REMOVE
Our technicians have been specifically trained to quickly identify all possible points of entry for raccoons to your home. Their agile paws allow them to penetrate wood, aluminium, air vents, and also to come in through the lighting system. Our technicians will use specific techniques to trap a raccoon, and to remove the raccoons humanly and methodically, as it is an efficient and less expensive method. Mother raccoons will be placed in heating boxes with their babies to move them to another site in safety.
CLEAR
AND CLEAN
Capital Wildlife Control’s elimination strategy is humane, safe and reliable. Part of our interventions are devoted to cleaning and treating all contaminated materials that can cause risk to your health. It’s important to work with professionals to eliminate all contamination risks because raccoon feces often contain worms (baylisascaris procyonis) that can cause serious health problems if they are accidentally ingested. Our technician will advise you on ways to have the best cleaning and repairing strategies like refurbishing the insulation, refurbishing the attic… depending on your particular situation. These steps will help you get back to a safe and enjoyable home for your family.
SOME FACTS
ON RACCOONS

Raccoons, who we also call the “masked-bandits” are often admired for their intelligence and their cleverness, but these features are also what makes them treacherous for dwellings and businesses. Damages caused by raccoons can cost a lot of money and they weigh between 12 and 20 pounds, making them difficult to trap a raccoon and remove it. Their size and their intelligence makes infestations by them a serious matter.

Raccoons usually wants to nest in fireplaces, basements, and attics, especially in calm spots. Raccoons in the attic is a common problem. They are nocturnal animals, which makes them very disruptive while homeowners are trying to sleep.

  • Raccons have agile paws, meaning they can open jars, garbage bins and even door locks. They are also strong enough to rip shingles, soffits, iron coating and even aluminium. Mother raccoons are willing to do everything to reach their babies when they are apart. Babies are really curious and can be especially harmful when they start to move around.
  • Raccoon maternal instinct is really strong and if separated from their babies they can do a great amount of damage. Raccoons will even be willing to gnaw at electric cables to reach them.
  • Electric cables gnawed are a serious risk for fires, especially if they are located close to flammable materials like wood or insulation.

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