Thursday, March 7. 2019
Last week Gates Wildlife discovered our first litter of baby raccoons of Spring 2019.
The four babies were found in the attic of a residential home in Brampton. All babies were placed in our heated reunion box for mom to collect and relocate tonight. We returned to find out that their mom had successfully relocated all her young. At this time of the year it is extremely important to ensure the babies stay warm as they await mom’s arrival.
Since our first removal of baby raccoons last Friday we have removed another litter of 6 babies from a building in Toronto. Their mother moved into our baby box with her babies for a day and then relocated them all to an alternate den site.
The babies in this picture are much older than the babies we are removing at this time of the year. Once they are around 6 weeks, the babies will start exploring inside the attic. Although it is not their intent to be destructive, it is a fact that these animals cause damage that often goes undetected. As seen in this picture, with all their curiosity and activity, they have packed down the insulation and chewed on any wood or wiring that they could get their teeth on.
By Brad Gates, B.Sc.
Brad Gates is the owner and president of AAA Gates Wildlife Control. He has over 35 years experience in the humane wildlife removal and prevention industry.