Raccoons breed in February and March and will seek a suitable place to nest during these months. Typically, this is when they find a way into your home/attic through the soffits, roof vents or loose chimney caps. Preparation and maintenance is the key to reducing the likelihood of them finding a safe haven in your attic or chimney. Ensure that soffits are not loose, chimney caps are secure and your roof shingles and vents are in good condition. A roof inspection will cover many of these details. Check all soffits for any potential entry points, trim all trees and shrubs close to your home to reduce the points of access to the roof.
Young are born in April and May, if, at this time the raccoon has taken up in your home, it is necessary to have a Wildlife Control company come in to safely remove them all. Local laws in our area (Oakville, Burlington and Mississauga) allow for humane trapping and relocation of the raccoons. We recommend contacting Animal Control Oakville for all your pest control needs.
After the safe removal of the raccoons, it is imperative to ensure that the point of entry is sealed up properly to ensure that they will not come back. From reattaching new chimney vent covers to repairing/rebuilding soffit areas and roof repairs, to reinsulating attic spaces, Lakeshore Home Maintenance is your trusted Oakville professional to take care of these repairs. We have qualified technicians available to repair these areas and put systems in place to reduce the chance of a reoccurrence. In addition to damage done by raccoons, we also repair damage from squirrels, mice, and rats.
If you live in the Oakville, Burlington or Mississauga area and are experiencing a problem with pests in your home, call us today for a free over the phone consultation to discuss how we can help rid you of the problem, and get your home back into top condition. Lakeshore Home Maintenance – 289-242-8439.