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  • April 24, 2019

10 Top facts about Raccoons that everyone should know

10 Top facts about Raccoons that everyone should know

 

Raccoons may look furry and cute on the outside, but if you have a raccoon infestation on your property then you better deal with it before it gets out of hand. Here are 10 facts about raccoons and why you shouldn’t ignore them.

 

  1. Generally, raccoons take up residence in roofs, chimneys and even under the decking systems. If you notice a foul smell when going up in your roof, it might be because of these unwanted guests have made it their home.
  2. They can damage roof shingles and air conditioning ducts and tear of fascias boards leaving you to deal with expensive repairs.
  3. Raccoons are known carriers of various harmful bacteria such as Salmonella, Roundworm and Leptospirosis. Do you really want to take a chance with your family’s health?
  4. If a raccoon or a family of raccoon have taken up residence on your property, they can leave a mess behind. You may find your garbage bins upturned and trash dispersed across your outside space. This means you have to pay extra to hire a cleaning crew and removes this waste.
  5. If you are the farming business, we have some bad news for you. Raccoons are known for damaging crops. They invade the crop fields just before the harvest and feed on the yield.
  6. Also , if you are in the poultry business, you should know, that they are a danger to hens and roosters and are known for biting the heads of adult birds
  7. Have a beautiful garden in front of your property? Well, if you have a raccoon infestations, you might face a lot of issues. Raccoons dig up soil while looking for food and cause extensive damage to your lawn.
  8. They can cause damage to the electrical wiring inside your home walls as well.
  9. Raccoons are large animals and while they move around on your property’s insulation systems, they can cause massive damage to the system. If you have a damaged insulation system, you may face heating issues in the winter.
  10. Also, you will find droppings all over your property.

These are some of the reasons why you should never ignore a raccoon infestation on your property. If you are looking for an efficient raccoon removal service, contact us. We serve customers across whole GTA region.

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