Wildlife Removal in Muskoka

Critter Control is here for you every step of the way in the wildlife removal process. From inspection to removal—and even exclusion and repair—we have the services you need to get rid of raccoons, rodents, and other nuisances fast. First, we identify the animal on the property, then use humane methods to remove the animal and secure weak points where more could enter. If damage has been done, we can make those repairs for a complete restoration. Contact a Critter Control office near you today.

Wildlife Removal

Custom wildlife removal and trapping plan to humanely get wild animals out of your home.

Wildlife Exclusions

After humane removal, we prevent future infestations with exclusion services including sealing all potential entry points and modifying animal habitat.

Animal Damage Repair

Once your home is secure, we restore it. We repair damage caused by wildlife living in your house and disinfect any affected areas.

What are the Major Wildlife Removal Concerns in Cottage Country?

During the summer months, people head to lake houses and cabins in Muskoka, Kawartha Lakes, Halliburton, Lake Simcoe and Georgia Bay.

Unfortunately, because of continuing urbanization, forest management techniques, and agriculture, many of Toronto’s wildlife habitats are shrinking or have been destroyed. This forces many animals into residential neighborhoods to seek out shelter and food.

Raccoon Removal

Raccoons are problematic in that they are intelligent and dexterous, and able to adapt quickly to a more urban environment. Able climbers, they’ve been forced into breaking into people’s attics to scavenge for food and shelter.

Raccoons can cause thousands of dollars in damage, from soiled insulation and piles of fecal matter to broken ducts and chewed wires. In addition, health risks from raccoons include roundworms and zoonotic diseases that can pass from them to humans.

Inspection

An inspection will reveal the severity of the infestation, including whether there are babies present. Signs of raccoons include finding a largish opening into your attic, footprints, and piles of scat.

Raccoon Trapping and Removal

Cage traps are an effective method for raccoon control. We use traps secure enough to withstand a raccoon’s intelligence and large enough to comfortably fit it. If we find young, we’ll hand capture them and reunite them with their mother. If that is not possible, we work with local wildlife rehabilitators. Eviction fluid will work if juveniles are present.

Exclusion and Repair

Once raccoons are removed, it is essential that their entryways are sealed. We apply sanitization agents and ectoparasite treatments to clean the area and exterminate any fleas, ticks, and lice. If insulation is destroyed, we can restore it.

Inspection

Squirrel droppings, access holes in the roof, and nesting debris are signs that an inspector looks for. During an inspection, the existence of babies will also be looked for.

Removal

A one-way door is the most effective, humane, and simple way to remove squirrels. In some cases, we set up live traps. Squirrels need more traps than most wildlife removal jobs because they tend to gnaw out multiple entrances and exits.  

Repair

Squirrels can damage everything from wiring to insulation. We’ll wrap each squirrel removal with exclusion services to keep wildlife out.

Squirrel Removal


You are most likely to experience a squirrel infestation during the summer. Red squirrels typically have two litters. One in February to March; the second in June or July. Squirrels will seek out safe places to build a nest, and attics have ideal conditions for a squirrel nest.

Bat Removal


Even when bats are contained in your attic, it is a serious problem for homeowners. They defecate and urinate where they roost, causing stains, odor, and very unsanitary conditions. Their guano is associated with several diseases that are dangerous to humans.

While bats are truly beneficial animals because of the number of insects they consume, they need to live outside of your attic or chimney.

Inspection

Thanks to their flight, bats can hide almost anywhere in your home. Only the professionals can find all of them and where they’re entering the structure, solving the problem for good after bat removal.

Bat Removal in Toronto

Since bats are a protected species in Ontario, removal must be done by a trained wildlife removal company. From mid-June to the beginning of August is their maternity season. The best time for removal then is early spring.

Repair

Once bats are removed, we can install mesh over vents and chimneys, cleaning and disinfecting the areas they infested.

Inspection

During a home inspection, a specialist will thoroughly look at both the interior and exterior of your home for signs such as chewing, droppings, rub marks, and nesting materials.

Removal

Based on the circumstance, the types of traps, their placement, and the bait used will be decided upon. The time it takes for eradication depends upon how established the colony is.

Repair

Mice can squeeze through tiny holes. Even if all entry points are secure, mice can gnaw through a variety of materials. In addition torn insulation, wires, and chewed walls will be repaired and the area sanitized.

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Mouse Pest Control


Mice are part of every urban ecosystem and nearly impossible to expunge because of their ability to adapt and man’s tendency to leave unwanted food behind. Our home is the one place we’d rather not share with mice, yet our homes present a relatively safe and productive environment for them.

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Skunk Control


Skunks are relatively shy animals, happy to live off the food scraps discarded by humans. But once startled, their defensive spray will leave a stench for days. They like to build their burrows by digging, often under decks, porches, woodpiles, or sheds.

Inspection

The most obvious sign of a skunk during your inspection is its acrid odor. Other signs include its tracks in the dirt or snow, scat, and freshly excavated dirt.

Skunk Control

We have specialized tools and techniques for getting rid of skunks based on your specific circumstance.

Repair

 Getting rid of any odor and fixing property damage is part of our repair process. To prevent skunks from re-appearing, the installation of a buried fence system is recommended.

Inspection

While chipmunks are active during the day, they can be difficult to spot. Chipmunk holes are typically one to two inches in diameter. You’ll often find these relatively small holes near plants or around the base of birdfeeders.

Chipmunk Removal

Chipmunk traps are available. Burrows are elaborate, and you can waste time placing traps at the wrong hole. Specific placement is necessary to the success of these products.

Repair

If you experience a chipmunk nuisance, it will be in the summer. Chipmunks hibernate in their extensive burrows during the winter. The main breeding season is from mid-April to mid-May. Chipmunk holes are the most obvious sign of a chipmunk problem.

Chipmunk Control


Chipmunks rarely enter a home, but their burrows can cause structural damage to your home. It can be difficult to trap chipmunks and almost impossible to exclude them from the entire property.

Stinging Insect Control


Depending on the location, the formation of a beehive or stinging insect nest can be a welcome addition or cause for concern. 

Some bees, paper wasps, and hornets may build nests in attics, walls, under eaves, in soffits, under porches, and in tree branches. Other insects such as yellowjackets and some bees build their nests in the ground.

Inspection

The surest sign of an infestation is a sting.

Removal

If a nest or hive is built in your home, pesticide won’t be adequate control. The nest or hive must be completely removed. In some cases, we can maintain the hive and relocate it.

Repair

It is essential to remove all aspects of the nest and hive. Any remnants can attract other pests like cockroaches, ants, rodents, or raccoons. In the case of bees, we also clean and sanitize the honey.

Once everything has been cleaned up and removed, we seal it up.

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How Professional Wildlife Services Can Help You

Professional wildlife experts have the knowledge and training needed to remove nuisance wildlife safely. They have:

-Extensive training on all wildlife and their habits.
-Licensure and insurance.
-Tools and equipment to provide safe and humane services.


Why Choose Critter Control in Cottage Country

We offer wildlife removal throughout Cottage Country in Ontario including:

  • Almaguin Highlands
  • Haliburton
  • Kawartha
  • Kawartha Lake
  • Lake Simcoe
  • Muskoka
  • Port Colborne

Hours

Weekdays – 8AM to 6PM
Saturday – 9AM to 12PM