Raccoon Control Services
Often described as cute and curious, the furry raccoon can be very destructive to your property as they are active all year-round, tearing or chewing through anything including the structure of your home. Their bandit like appearance lends humor to the fact that they will do nearly anything to steal garbage or even burglarize and break into your home or cottage, using force if necessary. These nocturnal pests will establish their dens in many spaces, favouring the darker spaces such as under the deck, in sheds and out buildings and especially the attic as it is warm and dry. Using this den to give birth to litters of raccoon pups. Due to the chance of carrying rabies and other diseases, raccoons are considered especially dangerous invaders.
Greenshield Pest Control takes a humane approach to the removal of Racoons. Using our 3 Step process we will assess, remove and prevent and restore your home to ensure you remain Raccoon free for years to come.
Our 3 Step Raccoon Process
Inspection and Assessment
During this step, our expert wildlife technician will gather information from the home/cottage owner or resident and conduct both an interior and exterior assessment of you home or cottage, this service will take up to an hour depending upon the individual needs of your wildlife situation.
Gathering information, the information gathered from you is beneficial in your technician being able to focus his/her attention on the key areas and situations specific to your experiences and needs.
Your interior assessment, during the interior assessment the technician will require access to your attic, shed, garage or any other area where you have experienced racoon sightings, noises or have found droppings, excrement and or damage. In these key areas he/she will be investigating to determine both the level of infestation as well as ascertaining that it is a Racoon who is the invader. Attention will be paid to damage incurred, number of droppings, location of droppings and the presence of raccoon babies. This information is necessary in the strategic removal of unwanted Racoon from your home or cottage.
Your exterior assessment will be conducted After your interior assessment has been completed. Your technician will direct his/her attention to the exterior of your home or cottage. Here he/she will be focussed on finding the primary points of entry the Raccoon has used to gain access to your home as well as any secondary or tertiary potential points of entry they could use in the instance that the primary points were sealed or compromised. A four-point assessment is conducted on your home paying specific attention to all known stress points of the home. i.e. soffits, fascia, roof vents, chimney caps and roof damage, as well as any other problem areas depending on building type.
Upon completion of the assessment the technician will do a walk through with you discussing and pointing out any areas of concern you should be made aware of. At this point your technician will create a strategic plan using experience, training and the information gathered from the assessment to both remove the racoon from your home as well as any exclusion, i.e. sealing, proofing, replacement of vent covers, chimney caps, etc. Anything needed to assure this raccoon or and any other will not be able to gain access to your home.
Removal and Prevention
Greenshield has always taken the most immediate and effective approach to the humane removal of wildlife from homes and cottages. Our process is safe and effective for our clients, their children and their pets.
Interior removal – Using the information gathered from our assessment, we develop a strategic plan for the placement of live traps and one-way door excluders in key locations. Using over 30 years of knowledge and experience to select the right bait to lure the very wary Racoon. In the instance of Raccoon babies a baby box is used to provide a safe haven for pups until the Mother Racoon can collect and relocate them.
Live Trapping –Whenever possible Greenshield prefers to allow wildlife to exit willingly, however in some situations the capture and removal of an unwanted invader is necessary. In such a case live traps are set up and monitored often to assure the offending captive is released quickly and safely back into the outdoors.
One Way Door Excluders –The best way to exit is to go back out the way you came in, most Racoon invaders are actively entering and exiting your home gathering food, accessing water and even collecting nesting material. The best way to remove the unwanted guest is to let it leave but refuse them to re-enter. In most Racoon situations a one-way door excluder is attached to the primary entry point the Racoon is using. It is a cage like structure with a draw bridge that once crossed will trigger a door mechanism to close so the unwanted guest can no longer re-enter.
Baby Boxes -Greenshield Pest Control has a humane approach to pest control, we assure babies are never left behind or separated from their mothers. In the situation of Racoon babies, a heated, secure, protective baby box is administered to house the infants until the Mother feels safe to collect and relocate them.
Exclusion -The best way to control any Raccoon situation is to not allow them into your home. Using the information gained during the assessment we provide the necessary exclusion needed to seal and proof your home closing off any potential entry points and securing any secondary or tertiary potential points of entry to ensure you remain Racoon free for years to come.
Removal and Prevention
Once your technician has completed the removal and prevention work, they will schedule any follow up appointments necessary to check and assess the success of eviction by all one-way doors and finally remove these from your home or cottage. Once your Raccoon situation is controlled successfully Greenshield Pest Control can offer services in disinfection, deodorization and restoration. Our technicians are fully trained to provide any cleanup or decontamination needed to reduce the risk posed by Raccoon waste accumulation in your insulation and the rest of the home.
Finally, we will review the success of Raccoon removal and provide you with a written warranty.
We’re not done until you’re satisfied. Every job that Greenshield completes is backed by our 100% guarantee.
Our 100% guarantee assures you the peace of mind in knowing that Greenshield will be there if issues arise in the future. We also offer extended warranties.