Raccoon Removed from Toronto Subway
By now everybody has heard about the ‘subway raccoon’, that actually didn’t have to be removed, as it decided to leave the subway! Seems like most people in Toronto, including some of our elected officials, find the incident comical, but raccoon removal is in fact serious business! For instance, it’s not hard to imagine the kinds of lawsuits the city and TTC could have faced, if somebody got scratched or worse.
Raccoon removal and control needs to be reassessed and perhaps overhauled; incidents like this should be a reminder of that fact more than brushed off as funny. Proper studies and planning would be beneficial to the animals as well as the Torontonians.
At Alpha Animal Control LTD we advocate for better planning in urban wildlife control, especially raccoon removal. Contact us for a professional and humane wildlife control service: 416-993-6343
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Raccoon removal is even more important these days. According to the Globe and Mail, fifth raccoon rabies case was confirmed in Ontario in December 2015. This is a clear reemergence of raccoon rabies, as for a long time it was considered completely eliminated.
Proper raccoon removal and control is now even more important. The last thing anybody wants is a raccoon rabies outbreak in Toronto. Once again, the City of Toronto would have to involved in any meaningful solution. The effort would ideally be a collaboration between the city of Toronto and professional raccoon removal companies in Toronto. If you have any concerns about raccoon rabies, call 911 in the case of an emergency. Contact us to talk to a technician about professional and guaranteed raccoon removal: 416-993-6343
Raccoon removal has been a problem in Toronto and increasingly so, as the urban sprawl continues to take their natural habitat away. Raccoon adapted well to the urban environment, lots of garbage for food and of course shelter. Raccoon removal becomes necessary, when they take shelter too close to us and of course when they rip our garbage cans.
A typical raccoon removal problem starts with customers hearing scratching noises from the attic, chimney, under decks and other structural cavities. The raccoon going after the garbage is also a major headache. Also, raccoon often get hit by cars, which poses a risk and of course is inhumane. Removing raccoon can get very tricky, especially when dealing with a mother raccoon.
The long term solution to the problem of raccoon removal remains the same, not having to take the removal approach by preventing them from gaining access in the first place. The use of the right kind of screen is key. Raccoon are very strong, agile and smart. They almost always find a way in, unless physically impossible. Roof vents must be screened, as raccoon easily rip them open and get into the attic. Roof vents have a weak screen, sometimes only meant for insects. In any case, consulting a raccoon removal professional for a consultation can save you a lot of headache and money. Call 416-993-6343 now to speak to a professional about raccoon removal in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area or visit our site for more information: http://www.alphaanimalcontrol.ca/services/raccoons/
Humane Raccoon Removal in Toronto
The raccoon removal problem will likely get worse with global warming. The late and relatively moderate winter we seem to be having this year, will make a tricky raccoon removal season this spring with the unexpected early litter. As mentioned, the raccoon garbage problem and road collision risk will also continue and likely get worse. The city of Toronto will have to play a more active role in the raccoon removal problem in collaboration with the professional wildlife removal companies.