Raccoons are a curious animal, they tend to be less destructive than squirrels in general, however they are capable of destroying objects in their path. Raccoons desire a warm place during winter, and a shelter during all other seasons. They are capable of entering almost any home in a neighborhood through various means which are described in a similar post here. Compared to other attic dwelling wildlife such as squirrels, raccoons have less destructive habits.
One main good news about having a raccoon removal problem rather than a squirrel removal one, is that raccoons are not in the habit of chewing constantly. Raccoons tend to chew when they must to achieve their goal, such as chewing your compost bin or chewing your roof ventilation caps when pulling is not an option. Pulling? yes, they are smart enough to use their strength where applicable and resort to chewing when things get tough.
Why do raccoons chew wiring?
Raccoons don’t necessary chew wiring or destroy wiring as a natural habit. Situations where raccoons destroy wiring is when such wiring is in their way of getting into places. For example your attic access route being blocked by wiring from a pot-light. It isn’t very common that raccoons will destroy wiring, however it is more common in squirrels because of their nasty chewing habits.
My soffits have dropped is it a raccoon?
If you live in The Greater Toronto Area the answer is a strong 90% yes. Raccoons are the only wildlife in Toronto to drop soffits out of their frame. Most of the time the soffits remain hanging or drop completely to the ground. Though not always, clients may hear noises the prior night to finding soffits hanging or missing from their homes. A great way to identify having a raccoon removal problem is having heard them inside your attic.
How much does it cost to repair soffit damaged by raccoons?
Soffit repairs can be done once a raccoon or raccoons have successfully been removed from your attic. When the raccoon removal procedure is complete, repairs can be done on soffits that have been destroyed or dislodged. Depending on how badly your soffit is broken, the average price for repairing a soffit and its frames can range between $50-300 extra per removal service.
Prices depend on how many spots are damaged, how wide and how long of a stretch. SIA Wildlife Control bundles the price to give the best discount with the raccoon removal service in the Toronto area.