Toronto - the Raccoon Capital of the World
Guaranteed Raccoon Removal is what we do - we're here to help.
Unlike almost all other Greater Toronto Area animal control operations, as a licensed furbearer trapping company Hawkeye can employ raccoon control methods IN ADDITION TO relocation of captured raccoons in the Greater Toronto Area. This is why we guarantee the permanent removal of raccoons and other wildlife. Call 416.429.5393 if you're having trouble with raccoons - Hawkeye's technicians are standing by at our Toronto offices.
Raccoon Control & Removal in Toronto
Yes, Toronto is famous for many things - unfortunately its losing battle against the common raccoon is one of them. Our local trash pandas are resourceful, adaptable, and plentiful. 'Raccoon-proof' garbage bins are proving not so effective after all and a $31 million dollar investment offers little or no return.
But raccoons aren't only interested in what we throw out. Oh no... Toronto winters are cold and your home may be just the right place to wait for spring. Older detached homes and townhouses are often especially popular with raccoons. Keeping raccoons from getting into your Toronto area home should be your priority and, we will help with that. However, since you are on this page, we're probably past that. That's ok, you've come to the right place.
After a raccoon has already gained entrance, it is important to ensure that all animals are out before closing up. Spring and early summer are especially tricky; chances are, your adult raccoon is happily raising her young in your home. Attics are a particularly popular dwelling location. The damage to your home will be greatly multiplied by a raccoon trapped inside, or by a female frantic to get back to her kits. As well, trapped animals will suffer a horrible death, leaving a smelly, decomposing carcass.
Your second priority should be to remove any raccoon feces and clean the latrine. Raccoon excrement carries a number of parasites which can easily be transferred to you or your pets. It is important to use proper health and safety precautions - please do not attempt to do this by yourself.
We will employ raccoon removal methods such as installing one-way exit doors, or one of several trapping methods. Again, it is of utmost importance that we capture all animals, that no babies are left behind. We will then remove the animals. Because of our unique licensing, Hawkeye can offer options OTHER than releasing the captured raccoon(s) within a Kilometer radius of your Toronto area residence or business.
Exclusion is the most effective method for coping with almost all types of raccoon damage in Toronto. It is essential to understand that if no attempt is made to prevent raccoon access to your property, buildings, or crops, the removal of one or more individuals will do no more than create a vacant territory and allow other raccoons to establish a presence.
- Eliminate all potential sources of food and water
This includes securing garbage and compost bins, feeding pets inside, eliminate standing or pooling water
- Secure access points
Repair roof, block any gaps that lead to porches, patios and sheds, cap chimneys, remove unused towers or antennas, secure and apply screening to ventilation openings
- Make your garden less attractive to raccoons
Erect chicken wire fences around your gardens, install one 100 watt bulb for every 15 square metres of garden (50 ft. by 50 ft.)
About Hawkeye Bird & Animal Control
Hawkeye has been providing Raccoon Control and Raccoon Removal Services for the City of Mississauga for well over 30 years.
Founder Dan Frankian holds a Canadian commercial falconry license, a Master Falconry Permit in the State of Florida, an Ontario Fur Managers license for commercial fur and trapping nuisance wildlife as well as numerous firearms licenses, Advanced Wildlife Control Operator, Exterminator License, is Bats Standard Certified, and a Certified Urban Marksman. Dan is the ONLY CWCP (Certified Wildlife Control Professional) IN CANADA plus holding CWCP certification in the US. He is also a graduate of the Embry-Riddle Wildlife Hazard airport course. Mr. Frankian is a sought after expert on wildlife control matters and frequently speaks to the media and at conferences.
Hawkeye Bird and Animal Control is your one-stop solution for Raccoon Control and Raccoon Removal in Toronto; from capture to removal and necessary structural repairs . Call us today! 416.429.5393