Metro Vancouver. We’re proud of our flourishing green space. But, this means our beautiful cities also have plenty of places raccoons can take shelter. Plus, these smart animals can cleverly find food and rest by opening lids or gates. They can even get into your homes, prompting the need for professional raccoon removal.
A Raccoon in the Attic?
Summit Wildlife Solutions can help you out if a raccoon has figured its way into or under your house. These creatures can hide in between walls, in garages and sheds, under your porch, and in your attic, and they can nest for quite some time before you hear them rustling about. They can be rather quiet and sneaky, so you may not notice them until the damage is already done. Raccoons typically nest in attic areas to find safe shelter for their offspring. The main time each year for the majority of raccoons in the Metro Vancouver area to nest is April until late June. Keep in mind, however, that there is always the possibility of finding very young raccoon babies anytime between February and October.
If a raccoon is not removed as soon as it is noticed, a great deal of damage to your home and property can occur, resulting in tens of thousands of dollars lost. These large animals can ruin insulation, devastate wiring, and chew through structures.
Summit Wildlife Solutions will humanely and safely remove raccoons from your home or property. Though you may be tempted to try it yourself, it is essential that you call the professionals, because raccoons can be quite vicious, particularly if you have a busy mother raccoon trying to protect her young. Raccoons can have up to 15 dens within a one kilometre radius. We can also safely remove dead raccoons that had crawled underneath your shed or porch after being hit by a car, for example. Call us for your experienced, safe, and humane raccoon removal experts in Metro Vancouver.
Though raccoons are clawed, nocturnal creatures, we often see them throughout the day because, in the cities, they have adapted to human activity and we are essentially feeding them with the waste we create. In the country, raccoons tend to remain nocturnal. As such, city or country, we recommend:
- Motion sensor lights to deter their invasion at night
- Locking, not just closing, lids and latches
- Cleaning up your yard or patio after an outdoor meal or bbq
- Sharing these tips with your neighbours, so that a raccoon will not be tempted at their house, then come visit yours
Summit Wildlife Solutions does the job right every time. We not only remove your raccoons but we prevent them from reentering for the long term.
Also, did you know we reunite baby raccoons with their mothers? Babies are placed in heated relocation boxes to be found by the mother raccoon, which allows for safe and humane relocation with mom’s help.
Call us for a free raccoon removal quote today!