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Raccoons

How do I know if I have raccoons?

You may find damage around your property such as strewn garbage and holes in the lawn. If a raccoon is living in your attic, you may hear it’s movements, especially at night when they are most active.

Can raccoons cause damage?

Raccoons will disturb garbage cans and destroy lawns in search of food. They may also cause damage to your home in order to gain entrance for shelter by tearing roof shingles or damaging siding. Once inside they can tear up ducts and insulation, chew wires and leave droppings.

Are raccoons dangerous?

Raccoons can be dangerous if provoked. Rabies is common in raccoons and they can also carry parasites such as fleas and mites. Keep yourself and your pets at a safe distance of raccoons that are active during the day or appear aggressive.

What can I do to keep away raccoons?

Secure your garbage and keep your property free of lumber and debris. Fences buried .5 m deep can prevent skunks from entering your property.

How can I get rid of raccoons?

Your local PCO Service is trained to identify and remove raccoons using live trapping techniques. They can help you seal entrances to your house to keep them from returning.

Please vaccinate your pets against rabies.