Having wild raccoons in your property or home is both a nuisance and could be dangerous. Raccoons are cute and fluffy but can prove to be dangerous to children and pets playing outside. No attempts should be made to approach or to pet a raccoon since its behavior can be unpredictable.
Ensure that you contact professional raccoon removal services if there is a raccoon in and around the home. Despite being dangerous to have raccoons around the home, they are interesting animals. The following are some unusual facts about raccoons.
Raccoons have the scientific name Procyon lotor. The raccoons are closely related to the bear family as opposed to the canine family. The name raccoon is traced back to a Native American term that refers to “one that rubs and scratches with its hands”. It is a characteristic of the raccoon to scratch their bodies using their forelimbs.
The tendency to use the front paws to scratch even to the casual observer is what compels people to make the poor decision of approaching the raccoon for close examination. The scratching with their front paws is similar to that of a squirrel. Always remember to use professional animal removal services if you experience problems with raccoons.
Capital Wildlife Control is a professional animal removal service that is well versed with the removal of raccoons in and around a home. Raccoons, unlike other wildlife, have a high population density in urban areas as opposed to rural areas. According to researchers, the high population density of raccoons in the urban setting is attributed to their immense skills in the use of human trash as a source of food. It becomes very easy to attract and welcome raccoons to your home by doing no more than leaving unprotected trash cans outside.
The easiest way to identify raccoons within the home is by sighting them. It is difficult to identify raccoons from the sounds that they make since the sounds produced differ depending on circumstance. The raccoons may scream, purr, growl or whine depending on situations and these sounds may resemble those produced by other animals.
Contact Capital Wildlife Control in Ottawa the very moment you are able to see raccoons in and around the home since they can endanger children, pets, and even adults.