How Our Raccoon Control Services Work
Relief Pest Control’s raccoon control process is thorough and effective. When you reach out to us with a raccoon issue, you can expect a detailed plan of action tailored to your specific situation. Here’s how our process works:
Initial Site Inspection
Upon scheduling an appointment, our raccoon removal expert will visit your property for a comprehensive site inspection. This involves checking potential entry points like chimneys, roof vents, and other vulnerable areas. Our experts focus on identifying signs of raccoon activity, such as raccoon droppings or evidence of raccoon babies.
Identification of Raccoon Activity
After the site inspection, we focus on pinpointing exact areas of raccoon activity. This includes looking for signs like raccoon urine, disturbances in bird feeders, or any pet food that might be attracting them. Raccoons are nocturnal, so their activities are often more evident at night.
Assessment of Damage and Risks
Raccoons can cause significant structural damage to your property. Our team will assess the extent of this damage, from torn attic insulation to compromised roof vents. Additionally, we evaluate potential health risks, especially if there’s evidence of raccoon droppings.
Customized Raccoon Removal Plan
Every raccoon situation is unique. Whether you’re dealing with a mother raccoon and her raccoon babies or a single raccoon, we develop a customized removal plan. This plan includes humane trapping methods and prevention services to ensure the issue doesn’t recur.
Safe and Humane Trapping
We prioritize Humane Raccoon Removal. Physical snaring or harmful traps aren’t our go-to methods. Instead, we utilize safe traps that capture raccoons without causing them harm, ensuring their well-being throughout the removal process.
Property Damage Repair
Once the raccoons are safely removed, it’s time to address the damage they’ve left behind. From fixing torn attic insulation to repairing roof vents, our team ensures your property is restored to its original condition.
Prevention and Deterrence Measures
Raccoon removal is just one part of the solution. We offer prevention services that include sealing potential entry points and providing recommendations, like using cayenne pepper around garbage cans, to deter raccoons from returning.
Follow-up and Monitoring
Our commitment to you doesn’t end once the raccoons are removed. We provide follow-up visits to ensure that our prevention measures are effective and that there’s no new raccoon activity on your property.
Why Choose Relief Pest Control For Raccoon Removal
Selecting the right professional service for raccoon removal is vital for the safety and well-being of your property. Relief Pest Control stands out as the best choice for several reasons:
- Expertise: We have years of experience in dealing with raccoon issues, ensuring that you’re getting top-notch service.
- Humane Methods: Our methods prioritize the safety and well-being of the raccoons.
- Comprehensive Services: From initial inspection to follow-up, our services are thorough and holistic.
- Tailored Solutions: We understand that every raccoon situation is unique, and our solutions are customized to your specific needs.
- Reliable and Trustworthy: Our team is dedicated to providing reliable and trustworthy services, ensuring peace of mind for our clients.
Understanding raccoon removal and the associated challenges is vital for homeowners and commercial clients alike. The more informed you are, the better equipped you’ll be to address any raccoon issue that arises. Our FAQ section addresses common questions about raccoons and our removal process.
Recognizing the importance of understanding raccoon behaviours and the removal process is essential. Relief Pest Control believes in empowering our clients with knowledge, making the journey from raccoon problem to solution smoother and more effective.
What are the signs that I have a raccoon infestation in my property?
One of the primary indicators of a raccoon infestation is the presence of raccoon droppings around your property, especially near potential food sources like garbage cans and bird feeders. Other signs include:
- Disturbances in attic insulation or roof vents.
- Overturned garbage cans or pet food containers.
- Noises, especially during the night, as raccoons are nocturnal creatures.
- Sightings of adult raccoons or baby raccoons on your property.
- Damage to your garden or any fruit-bearing trees.
How quickly can raccoon removal services respond to a call?
Rapid response is one of our hallmarks at Relief Pest Control. We understand the urgency of a raccoon issue, especially during the baby season when mother raccoons are more protective. Typically, our raccoon removal expert can be on-site within a few hours of your call, ensuring that the situation is addressed promptly.
What humane methods are used to remove raccoons?
At Relief Pest Control, we emphasize Humane Raccoon Removal. We avoid physical snaring or any method that might harm the animal. Instead, our approach includes:
- Safe traps that capture raccoons without injury.
- Utilizing deterrents like cayenne pepper to discourage raccoons from certain areas.
- Releasing captured raccoons into a safe and suitable environment away from urban areas.
Is it safe for my pets and children during the raccoon removal process?
Absolutely. The safety of your family, including pets, is our top priority. Our methods are designed to ensure that there is minimal disruption to your daily life. We ensure that the traps and deterrents used are not harmful to domestic animals or children. However, we always advise keeping children and pets away from the trapped raccoons to avoid any potential raccoon conflict.
How do you ensure that raccoons don’t return after removal?
Our approach is holistic. After removing raccoons, we focus on prevention services to deter future infestations. This includes:
- Sealing off potential entry points like roof vents and crawl spaces.
- Offering advice on keeping garbage cans secure and pet food indoors.
- Implementing deterrents to make your property less attractive to raccoons.
Are there any preventive measures I can take to deter raccoons from entering my property?
Certainly. Prevention is always better than cure. To deter raccoons:
- Ensure garbage cans have secure lids.
- Store pet food indoors, especially during the night.
- Regularly inspect your property for potential entry points and seal them.
- Utilize natural deterrents like cayenne pepper around potential food sources.
What are the potential health risks associated with raccoons in my home or yard?
Raccoons can pose health risks to humans and domestic animals. Raccoon urine and droppings can carry parasites and diseases. Moreover, raccoons can be carriers of rabies, a potentially fatal disease. It’s essential to avoid direct contact with raccoons and to seek professional raccoon removal companies if you suspect an infestation.
How long does the raccoon removal process typically take?
The duration of the raccoon removal process depends on the severity of the infestation. A single raccoon might be removed within a day, while a mother raccoon and her babies might require more time. On average, most raccoon issues are resolved within a few days, but Relief Pest Control always prioritizes effective and humane removal over speed.
Can you repair any damage caused by raccoons during their stay?
Absolutely. Beyond just removing raccoons, Relief Pest Control is equipped to handle the aftermath of a raccoon invasion. Structural damage, especially in areas like roof vents, attic insulation, or crawl spaces, needs immediate attention. Our team is skilled in repairing these damages, ensuring that your property is restored to its previous condition.
What is the cost associated with raccoon removal services?
The cost of raccoon removal varies based on several factors, such as the extent of the infestation, the amount of damage caused, and the specific services required. At Relief Pest Control, we believe in transparency. After our initial site inspection, we provide a detailed breakdown of the costs, ensuring that there are no surprises for our clients.
Do you offer any guarantees or warranties on your raccoon removal services?
Yes, Relief Pest Control stands behind the quality of our services. We offer guarantees on our raccoon removal services, ensuring that if raccoons return within a specified period, we address the issue at no additional cost. Our warranties reflect our confidence in our prevention measures and our commitment to our clients’ satisfaction.
Is there a specific time of year when raccoons are more likely to invade homes?
Raccoons can seek shelter in homes throughout the year, but there is a heightened activity during the baby season. This is when mother raccoons look for safe places for their gestation period and to raise their raccoon babies. Late spring and early summer are peak times for such invasions.
How do raccoons typically gain entry into homes or properties?
Raccoons are resourceful creatures. Common entry points include:
- Roof vents which they can pry open.
- Chimneys, especially uncapped ones.
- Broken or weak areas in the home’s foundation.
- Open windows or doors in less frequented areas like basements.
- Crawl spaces or openings in the attic.
Regularly inspecting and maintaining these areas can prevent potential entry.
What should I do if I find a raccoon nest with babies?
If you discover a raccoon nest with babies, it’s essential to exercise caution. Mother raccoons are particularly protective of their young. Do not attempt to move or disturb the nest yourself. Instead, contact professional raccoon removal services like Relief Pest Control. Our experts are trained to handle such sensitive situations, ensuring the safety of both the raccoons and the residents.
Do you provide cleanup services for raccoon feces and any potential contamination?
Yes, raccoon droppings and urine can pose health risks. Relief Pest Control offers comprehensive cleanup services, ensuring that all traces of raccoon presence, including feces and potential contamination, are thoroughly removed. Our cleanup procedures adhere to health and safety standards, ensuring a safe environment for you and your family.
Why Hire a Professional Raccoon Control Company
Attempting a DIY raccoon removal might seem tempting, but hiring a professional has distinct advantages. Here are five reasons why Relief Pest Control should be your go-to for raccoon issues:
- Safety: Professional raccoon removal companies are trained to handle raccoons safely, minimizing risks to both humans and the animals.
- Efficiency: Experts have the tools and knowledge to address raccoon infestations promptly.
- Comprehensive Solutions: Beyond just removal, professionals offer repair, cleanup, and prevention services.
- Humane Methods: Professionals prioritize the well-being of the raccoons, ensuring humane removal.
- Peace of Mind: With a professional service, you can be assured that the raccoon issue is thoroughly addressed, eliminating future concerns.
Raccoon Removal Service Areas
Relief Pest Control proudly offers its expert raccoon removal services across various locations. Whether you’re in the bustling city centers of Mississauga, Oshawa, Pickering, Vaughan, or Markham, or the quieter neighborhoods of Brampton, Richmond Hill, Etobicoke, Milliken, or Willowdale, we’ve got you covered. We also serve residents in Agincourt, Thornhill, North York, and the York Region. Our reach extends to Scarborough, Oakridge, Riverdale, The Beaches, and East York, ensuring that no matter where you are, Relief Pest Control is your trusted partner in addressing raccoon issues.