Frequently Asked Questions About Raccoon Removal

What is the best way to get rid of raccoons?

The best way to get rid of raccoons humanely and effectively is to call a professional wildlife removal company like Aspen Wildlife Control.  We use exclusion techniques that allow raccoons to leave your property on their own and prevent them from re-entering.  This approach is favored by provincial wildlife authorities for its humane approach.  In some cases, live trapping may be necessary, but the animals are always relocated to a suitable habitat.

How do I get rid of raccoons myself?

While DIY methods like eviction fluids or home remedies may seem appealing, they are often ineffective and can put you and the animal at risk.  Raccoons can be aggressive when cornered, and some DIY methods may not address the root cause of the problem, like entry points or attractants.  Professional wildlife removal companies have the experience and knowledge to safely and permanently remove raccoons from your property.

Do exterminators get rid of raccoons?

Not all exterminators specialize in wildlife removal.  Extermination methods for raccoons often involve poison, which can be dangerous for pets, children, and the environment.  Aspen Wildlife Control prioritizes humane exclusion techniques and relocates raccoons to suitable habitats, offering a long-term solution that adheres to provincial wildlife regulations.

Can I use poison to get rid of raccoons?

We strongly advise against using poison to get rid of raccoons.  Poison is not only inhumane to the animal, but it can also pose serious health risks to pets, children, and other wildlife.  Secondary poisoning can occur when a predator or scavenger eats a poisoned animal, leading to its death as well.  Furthermore, using poison doesn’t address the reason the raccoons were attracted to your property in the first place, leaving you vulnerable to future infestations.

What are signs of a raccoon infestation?

Signs of a raccoon infestation include unusual noises in your attic or walls at night, droppings around your property, ripped soffit panels or damaged roof shingles, shredded insulation, and overturned garbage cans.

How much does raccoon removal cost?

The cost of raccoon removal can vary depending on the severity of the infestation and the specific methods required.  Contact Aspen Wildlife Control for a free consultation to receive a quote.

Will raccoons harm my pets?

Raccoons can carry diseases that can be transmitted to pets.  Additionally, they can be aggressive when cornered, posing a threat to smaller pets.

What should I do if I see a baby raccoon?

If you see a baby raccoon alone, it’s likely the mother is nearby foraging for food.  Leave the baby alone and avoid approaching it.  However, if you find a baby raccoon orphaned or injured, contact a wildlife rehabilitation center immediately.

How can I prevent raccoons from returning to my property?

Once raccoons have been removed, it’s important to seal up any potential entry points around your roofline, soffits, eaves, and foundation.  Additionally, eliminate attractants like pet food left outdoors or overflowing garbage cans.

Is it legal to remove raccoons myself?

Provincial regulations regarding wildlife removal differ depending on the location.  In some cases, a permit may be required to trap or remove certain wildlife species.  Aspen Wildlife Control is familiar with all provincial wildlife regulations and will ensure all procedures are conducted legally and ethically.

What happens to the raccoons after they are removed?

At Aspen Wildlife Control, we prioritize humane relocation.  Captured raccoons are transported to a suitable habitat away from human residences, following provincial wildlife relocation guidelines.

Can I hire Aspen Wildlife Control to remove other wildlife?

Yes! Aspen Wildlife Control offers professional removal and exclusion services for a variety of wildlife species,  including squirrels, skunks, and bats.  Contact us today to discuss your specific needs.