Identification

  • Size: Adults are typically 24 to 40 inches 

    Colour: Dark--light grey, black, dark brown; pattern varies

    Commonly found: Under porches or structure, crawlspace; on rooftops, attics, chimneys

    Reproduction: In the spring; the single litter per year varies from 2 to 8 babies

FAQ

  • 1.

    What should I know about raccoons?

    • Raccoons are intelligent omnivores that can adapt to their environments, they feed upon fish, small mammals, fruits, nuts, and much more.

    • Their bodies are flexible, and can fit through small spaces.

    • Raccoons are excellent climbers, ie. they can scale up a building from its brick side.

  • 2.

    Health risks associated with raccoons?​

    • They are known to have spread diseases, such as leptospirosis, giardiasis, salmonella.

    • They are potential carries of fleas and mites.

    • Their feces contain parasites that pose a serious risk to the central nervous system.

    • Although cases of raccoons affected by rabies is low in Ontario, if you are bitten or scratched by a rabid raccoon, seek immediate medical attention.

  • 3.

    How do raccoons impact my property?

    • They can cause structural damage; by chewing through drywall, wooden frames and displacing the soffit; they also are capable of gnawing electrical cables, resulting in structural fires.

    • Their fecal droppings and urine can release a foul and nauseous odor.

    • Some raccoons can also damage the garden or vegetation.

  • 4.

    How can I prevent raccoons from invading?

    • Block all gaps and entrances leading to the property.

    • Employ strategies for proper waste management and food storage.

    • Consider wildlife proofing.

    • Ask our licensed pest control professional for help!

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