- Written by Dan Frankian
Many wildlife removal companies state that live trapping raccoons is not a permanent solution. This is only true because most wildlife removal companies only have the ability to trap and relocate fur bearing animals within one kilometer. This practice poses issues when considering the new environment the raccoon is being released in. What you may think is an appropriate place to relocate a raccoon, may still cause stress, anxiety, and more than likely a conflict with another family of raccoons already living in this territory. In fact, most relocated animals only survive up to 2 months and most mothers will abandon their babies after they have been moved. Not to mention there are strict guidelines in terms of relocation. Where the animals are moved must be considered a suitable habitat and land owner permission must be obtained. Another issue with relocation is that one kilometer is not very far – considering a raccoon can travel over six kilometers in a single day. You are bound to end up with raccoons right where you initially found them.
What makes Hawkeye Bird and Animal Control unique is that all of our technicians carry trapping licences registered with the Ontario Fur Managers Federation.
What this means for you as a client is that we can provide you with a PERMANENT SOLUTION to your raccoon problem. Following the guidelines set out by the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association, our licensed trappers have the ability to live trap your raccoons and euthanize them. We are the only company in Canada that carry these licences and can say for certain that your removal is PERMANENT. GUARANTEED.
During the off season between October and December, the use of one-way doors is another service we offer. A one-way door will simply allow the raccoon to leave the den but not re-enter. The time restrictions for the use of this service are to be absolutely certain that there are no babies in the den that will be left behind. Babies unattended in a den will die without the care of their mother.