Are you frustrated with dealing with raccoons invading your home? Put an end to their mischief and safeguard your property with effective raccoon prevention and exclusion techniques.
Gain knowledge from the experts on how to identify weak entry points, install reliable physical barriers, and utilize natural deterrents to discourage raccoons from approaching. At Icon Pest, our dedicated service technicians specialize in raccoon removal services and can assist you in safely and effectively resolving your raccoon problem.
Take charge of your living space and wave goodbye to raccoons once and for all.
Raccoon Behaviour 101
Knowing how raccoons behave is crucial to preventing them from causing damage and posing health risks. These intelligent creatures have a knack for adapting to different environments, so it’s important to be prepared.
Raccoons are primarily active at night, earning them the title of nocturnal. They are renowned for their dexterity and climbing abilities, making it easy for them to scale fences, trees, or even buildings with their sharp claws. Their resourcefulness knows no bounds!
When it comes to food, raccoons are skilled scavengers. They’ll happily rummage through trash cans in search of a meal. Keep in mind that raccoons can be territorial, marking their territory with urine or feces.
Understanding these behaviours will help you take the necessary precautions to keep raccoons from venturing onto your property.
When you choose to work with Icon Pest, you can trust that our team will handle raccoon removal, exclusion, and prevention with expertise and efficiency. And now, for a limited time, take advantage of our special offer. We’re giving you an extra 10% off our already affordable rates when you book our services during December this year.
But that’s not all – we’re also extending our highly regarded 12-month warranty to an impressive 18 months as an added bonus. This means you can have peace of mind knowing that our solutions are designed to last.
Don’t let raccoons disrupt your home any longer. Contact Icon Pest today and benefit from top-notch service, great savings, and an extended warranty you won’t find anywhere else.
Identify Possible Entry Points
When it comes to protecting your property from raccoons, it’s essential to assess and address potential entry points. Raccoons are clever creatures and can find their way into your home through even the tiniest openings. Take a moment to examine your roof for loose or damaged shingles, as raccoons can exploit these weak spots.
Don’t forget to check your attic vents, chimneys, crawl spaces, and basements for any gaps or holes that need sealing. Raccoons are known to take advantage of these vulnerable areas.
Keep in mind that raccoons have sharp claws and nimble paws, which means they can cause significant damage if they gain access to your property. By identifying and fixing these entry points, you can greatly reduce the risk of raccoon infestations and protect your home from potential harm.
If you do encounter signs of raccoon activity, it’s important not to approach them too closely. Raccoons carry diseases that can be harmful to humans, so it’s best to steer clear if you suspect their presence. Also, exercise caution around their feces, as they can contain toxins that are dangerous to both people and pets.
Leave raccoon removal to the experts at Icon Pest. Our experienced technicians have the knowledge and skills to handle these animal pests safely and effectively.
Implementing Physical Barriers
One of the most effective ways to protect your property from raccoons is by installing strong and secure fencing and sealing off potential entry points. By implementing physical barriers, you can ensure that raccoons are unable to gain access to your home.
Icon Pest specializes in sealing off potential entry points, including any gaps in walls, windows, or doors. It’s important to note that raccoons have a remarkable ability to flatten their bodies, allowing them to squeeze through narrow openings that may initially seem impossible for them to navigate. In fact, there have been instances where raccoons have managed to enter locked sheds by slipping between the top of closed doors and the door frames!
To safeguard your property effectively, trust the expertise of our team at Icon Pest. We can help identify and seal off vulnerable entry points, ensuring that raccoons remain outside where they belong.
Using Natural Deterrents
If you prefer natural methods for deterring raccoons, there are a few options to consider:
- One effective approach is using strong-smelling substances like ammonia or predator urine around your property. Raccoons have a heightened sense of smell, so these odours can help keep them at bay. To apply these scents, you can place soaked rags or cotton balls in areas where raccoons are likely to enter, such as near trash cans or in your garden.
- Additionally, you may want to consider using motion-activated sprinklers or lights to startle and discourage raccoons from approaching your property.
- Another important step is to keep your yard clean and free of potential food sources. Raccoons are attracted to fallen fruit and bird feeders, so keeping these areas tidy can help minimize their interest.
It’s important to note that while these natural deterrents may be effective in preventing raccoons from being attracted to your property, they do not remove raccoons that may already be residing in your home. For safe and effective raccoon removal, it’s best to rely on the expertise of professionals like the team at Icon Pest.
Icon Pest’s Service and Warranty
When it comes to raccoon removal, exclusion, and prevention, you can trust Icon Pest to provide exceptional service and a reliable warranty. With our extensive knowledge and experience in dealing with raccoon infestations, we are committed to delivering the best possible outcome for our customers. Count on Icon Pest for top-notch service you can rely on.
Don’t miss out on our special offer! For a limited time, we are giving you an extra 10% off our already affordable rates when you book our services during December this year. And as a bonus, we’re extending our highly regarded 12-month warranty to an impressive 18 months.
At Icon Pest, we are confident in our ability to deliver exceptional service and results. Don’t wait any longer to protect your home from raccoon infestations. Take advantage of our special discount and extended warranty by booking our services today. You can trust us to get the job done right.
Our team of professionals at Icon Pest has extensive experience in identifying and removing raccoons. We can distinguish them based on their distinct sounds, including scratching, thumping, chirping, growling, and hissing. To help you recognize raccoon habitation, here are some signs to look out for:
- Frequent sightings: Regularly spotting raccoons, especially during the daytime, is a clear indication of their habitation since they are primarily nocturnal animals.
- Footprints: Raccoon footprints are easily recognizable with their distinct paw prints resembling small human handprints, typically featuring five toes.
- Damage to structures: Raccoons are known for causing damage to buildings. Look for broken roof tiles, ripped shingles, torn vent covers, or damaged fascia boards.
- Feces: Raccoon droppings, or scat, can be found near their den or in areas they frequently visit. They are tubular in shape, 2-3 inches long, and usually dark-coloured.
- Garbage disturbance: Raccoons often search through garbage cans for food. Keep an eye out for trash scattered around your property, torn bags, or overturned bins.
- Evidence of foraging: Look for signs of digging, overturned soil in your garden, damage to crops or plants, or raccoons raiding bird feeders.
- Nests or dens: Raccoons typically create dens in secluded areas such as attics, crawl spaces, chimneys, or hollow trees. Look for nesting materials like leaves, grass, or shredded insulation.
- Pet food disappearance: As they tend to be opportunistic feeders, raccoons may steal pet food left outside. Empty pet food bowls or missing food can indicate raccoon activity.
If you suspect raccoon habitation, it’s essential to contact Icon Pest immediately. We prioritize safety and use humane methods for raccoon removal. Our goal is to minimize the health risks associated with raccoon infestations and prevent property damage. Trust Icon Pest for reliable and efficient raccoon exclusion and prevention services, providing you with peace of mind.
Don’t let raccoons disrupt your peace any longer; rely on Icon Pest for effective solutions.