Tips for raccoon removal and prevention

Richmond Hill is home to many recreational activities, thriving businesses and great communities. Their many options of parks to go to is overwhelming. Filled with the great views of nature and wildlife, activities like hiking and biking, a Richmond Hill park in the spring is where you want to be. Although the weather is still cool, plants and trees are beginning to brighten and you can hear animals calling in the distance. These features and more make Richmond Hill a great community to live in.  What does, occur from time to time is the need for Richmond Hill raccoon removal.

More commonly than you think, people all throughout the neighborhood people are experiencing the need for Richmond Hill raccoon removal. While you’re away from the house, sleeping or just minding your own business, raccoons find a way onto your property. While these nimble fingered mammals may appear charming, they damage they can do, not so charming. Town occupants are hearing noises at night, seeing damages to their vents and sometimes even seeing babies. What can you do to prevent this from happening to you? Keep reading.


Prevention is the best way to avoid having to deal with the issue of Richmond Hill Raccoon Removal in the first place. Raccoon can cause a lot of damage to a property, from the vents, to insulation, to walls. If a raccoon has a family on your property, the damage increases. This unfortunately can be a nuisance and costly to take care of.

Raccoon prevention comes in multiple methods. There are practices you can take on your own that will discourage raccoons from selecting your property as their new home.

These tactics include:

  • Properly sealing trash bins, storage bins so that raccoons cannot get through. This is especially true for compost bins. If raccoons see that there is an available food source, they will be drawn to that area
  • Using lights and noises can deter a raccoon from selecting your property to live in as they prefer safe tranquil places with minimal disturbances
  • Ensuring that the building structure has no damages in walls, weak areas and holes where raccoons can enter.

Calling a professional for wildlife prevention is another proactive option you can take to prevent Richmond hill raccoon removal in the first place. In this process, wildlife technicians will check the structure for all weak spots and possible entrances for raccoons. Each possible entry point will be documented for your reference and if you would like to proceed with wildlife prevention.


In the event where raccoons have already made it through to your property, it is not recommended that you remove them yourself. Do-It-Yourself raccoon removal comes with risks such as possible injury to yourself or the raccoon, damage or further damaging the property and implications with the law. There are certain regulations in place when dealing with wildlife removal so ensure that you look up all the information needed before taking any action yourself.

Professional Richmond Hill raccoon removal is recommended when you have a raccoon problem on your property. SOS Wildlife Control Incorporated Incorporated ensures that the processes taken to rid the animal from your property is humane, professional and efficient. When baby raccoons are involved a different protocol is set in place in accordance with the law and to ensure that the mother and baby raccoons are reunited and unharmed.

If you need Richmond Hill raccoon removal, call SOS Wildlife Control Incorporated Incorporated. We ensure that our practices are safe and humane, and that you receive the results that you want.

If you notice signs of wildlife in your house give us a call. At SOS Wildlife Control Incorporated Incorporated, we provide superior Richmond hill raccoon removal for residential, commercial, and industrial clients. Let us help you solve your wildlife problems. Taking action before it’s too late will help eliminate animal damage repair costs. We can easily be reached at 1-800-981-0330. Don’t wait and call us to schedule an appointment for a thorough inspection to help evacuate all your unwanted wildlife guests in the most humane way possible.

Call SOS Wildlife Control Incorporated Incorporated 1.800.981.0330 for Richmond Hill Raccoon Removal!

Found Baby Raccoons on Your Property?

This time around in the year, baby raccoons are making an appearance left, right, up and down. These small, fragile mammals are being born in bunches of about 3-4 cubs in attics and garages all over the GTA in nests made especially by their mother. Although raccoon breeding varies on environmental conditions, generally, early march will be around the time baby raccoons are spotted all until late spring/early summer. Often, during these times of the year, many homeowners and property managers will notice sounds of footsteps above them or a crying noise from the baby raccoon and won’t know what to do. If you encounter a baby raccoon here are a couple tips on how to react to minimize risk, harm and damage.

  • One of the best things you can do if you spot a litter of baby raccoons, is to keep an eye out on them. Take note of their activity, and that of their mother. Try to identify whether the baby raccoons are orphans or not. Mother raccoons can leave for hours at a time, but will always return to her babies. If you notice that the mother has not returned for an extended period of time, you can assume they are orphans and will require assistance from a Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.
  • If the babies are orphaned, very gently check to see if they appear injured. If you see any signs of injury or if raccoon seems to be in pain, call a wildlife rehabilitation center. If the babies are orphaned, please do not feed them unless you have been instructed to by the wildlife rehabilitation experts. Young wildlife often have sensitive stomachs.

*Always protect yourself by wearing appropriate gear when approaching wildlife

  • If family of raccoon seems healthy and are residing in on your property be careful when near them as raccoons tend to be territorial and may become aggressive if they feel threatened. To avoid risks of injury and possible further damage to your property do not try to remove raccoons yourself. Call a wildlife removal company to assist you with raccoon and baby raccoon removal.
  • To prevent raccoons from selecting your property for shelter, make the area as unappealing to them as possible. Raccoons prefer darker and quiet spaces with a nearby food source. To keep them from coming in, you can install outdoor lights, play music and ensure that your trash is sealed or inaccessible for them to dig through.
  • For more extensive, secure prevention methods, call a wildlife removal company like SOS Wildlife Control Incorporated conduct wildlife prevention on your property. SOS Wildlife Control Incorporated technicians will conduct a thorough inspection on your property, identifying possible raccoon entry points and weak spots and will proceed with the method best applicable to that area.

Raccoons are extremely interesting mammals with a variety of different skill-sets that allow them to survive the way they do both in the wild, and among humans. Their means for survival, food and shelter, can sometimes be a nuisance for home and building owners which is why humane practices in conducting raccoon and baby raccoon removal should always be conducted. At SOS Wildlife Control Incorporated, we provide raccoon baby removal services for residential, commercial, and industrial clients. Let us help you solve your wildlife problem. We can easily be reached at 1-800-981-0330. Don’t wait and call us to schedule an appointment for your raccoon baby removal needs.

Procyon Wildlife is dedicated to working with our communities in an effort to help wild animals in need of care. Their goals are to rescue, rehabilitate and safely release these animals, and to promote public appreciation for wildlife preservation.

SOS Wildlife Control Incorporated delivers wildlife in need to the caring hands of Procyon Wildlife volunteers. Procyon Wildlife is a non-profit organization who’s efforts all go towards the well-being of animals. You can help support Procyon Wildlife by volunteering, monetary donations or by donating supplies in need. Visit the Procyon Wildlife Website for more details on how to help.