Vancouver's Best Raccoon Control
Humane Solutions is the local leader in raccoon control. Whether they are ripping up your lawn and garden, or have ripped their way into your attic etc., we can help!
Vancouver's Most Humane Raccoon Control
We use only the most humane traps and removal methods when dealing with raccoons. Not only are our methods the most humane, but the most effective as well. We have same-day removal options!
Avoid Live Trapping
Although live trapping and relocation is appealing to most people, the truth is that it is very difficult to trap a family of raccoons at the time time, and most relocated animals perish within a few months of relocation from their home range. Exclusion and deterrents are by far the most effective and most humane methods.
Although we recommend exausting other options before attempting trapping, sometimes this is the best way forward. Humane Solutions uses only the most humane traps and trapping methods. Trust us to address your raccoon problem in a way you can be proud of.
Exclusion (Pest Proofing)
We are experts at locating and excluding raccoon accesses, whether they are on your roof, through your soffit, or under decks and sheds. Common accesses for raccoons are through wooden shingles and through loose soffit. Mitigating access to your roof/structure and reinforcing vulnerable areas is the best way to deal with an ongoing raccoon problem, and prevent further issues.
We offer a minimum 1-year inclusive warranty on all structural raccoon jobs. Pest proofing against raccoons is the best thing you can do when they have taken a liking to your structure, trust us to do it correctly!
Raccoons Can Cause A Health Hazard
Raccoons Can Be Dangerous To Pets
Raccoons Can Cause Property Damage
Five Diseases Associated With Raccoons
Raccoon Roundworm – Baylisascaris
Baylisascaris infection is caused by a roundworm found in raccoons. This roundworm can infect people as well as a variety of other animals, including dogs. Human infections are rare, but can be severe if the parasites invade the eye (ocular larva migrans), organs (visceral larva migrans) or the brain (neural larva migrans).
Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease that affects humans and animals. It is caused by bacteria of the genus Leptospira. In humans, it can cause a wide range of symptoms, some of which may be mistaken for other diseases. Some infected persons, however, may have no symptoms at all.
Without treatment, Leptospirosis can lead to kidney damage, meningitis (inflammation of the membrane around the brain and spinal cord), liver failure, respiratory distress, and even death.
Giardia is a microscopic parasite that causes the diarrheal illness known as giardiasis. Giardia (also known as Giardia intestinalis, Giardia lamblia, or Giardia duodenalis) is found on surfaces or in soil, food, or water that has been contaminated with feces (poop) from infected humans or animals.
Giardia is protected by an outer shell that allows it to survive outside the body for long periods of time and makes it tolerant to chlorine disinfection. While the parasite can be spread in different ways, water (drinking water and recreational water) is the most common mode of transmission.
Every year, Salmonella is estimated to cause one million foodborne illnesses in the United States, with 19,000 hospitalizations and 380 deaths. Most persons infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most persons recover without treatment. However, in some persons, diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized.
Rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal. The vast majority of rabies cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) each year occur in wild animals like raccoons, skunks, bats, and foxes.
The rabies virus infects the central nervous system, ultimately causing disease in the brain and death. The early symptoms of rabies in people are similar to that of many other illnesses, including fever, headache, and general weakness or discomfort. As the disease progresses, more specific symptoms appear and may include insomnia, anxiety, confusion, slight or partial paralysis, excitation, hallucinations, agitation, hypersalivation (increase in saliva), difficulty swallowing, and hydrophobia (fear of water). Death usually occurs within days of the onset of these symptoms.