Wildlife Removal in Oshawa

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 Oshawa, ON?

Generally viewed as the eastern anchor for the GTA, Oshawa is an education and health sciences hub. Also, Oshawa has a multitude of natural habitats from wildlife reserves to sandy beaches.

More people are moving to Oshawa because it is safe, affordable, and close to Toronto. As the city grows, the chance for human-wildlife conflicts goes up.

Like most of Southern Ontario, Oshawa has a humid continental climate. There are four distinct seasons with vast temperature differences. While winters are cold, they are not as extreme in Oshawa compared to the rest of Canada. Nuisance wildlife activity drops in January and February. Most animals are weathering the cold and the snow. The exception is mice and rats. Homeowners will notice rat and mice activity year-round.

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

Live trapping is 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


If a homeowner has a squirrel in their attic, it will be the eastern gray squirrel or the red squirrel. Squirrels enter a home looking for shelter. Squirrels seek out shelter for two reasons. One is to find a safe place to give birth, and the second is to avoid the cold winters.

Squirrels can have two litters a year usually in the spring and occasionally in early autumn.

In their search for shelter, they take advantage of vulnerabilities in homes, finding access to attics, chimneys, basements, and crawlspaces. In the process of entering homes, they can cause extensive damage to roofing materials, soffits, and siding.

Bat Removal


Eight species of bats call Ontario home. Bats are an important animal both ecologically and economically. A lactating little brown myotis bat needs to consume her full body weight in insects every night, equivalent to some 5,000 mosquitoes.

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.

Inspection

Some bats can fit through an opening as small as 16 millimeters. At Critter Control, we have the experience and training to find all potential bat entry points in your home.

Bat Removal in Oshawa

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. October to March is the ideal time to evict bats.

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 rat signs such as burrows, gnaw marks, runs, and smudge marks.

Rodent Removal

Based on the circumstance, the types of traps, their placement, and the bait used will be decided upon. Rat extermination depends on how established the colony is. The standard trapping period usually lasts five to fourteen days.

Repair

It is essential to seal all entry points back into your home as rats leave pheromone trails that leave a scent. In addition torn insulation, wires, and chewed walls will be repaired and the area sanitized.

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Rat Pest Control


Oshawa is a growing city with a prominent downtown center for arts and entertainment that attracts both people and rodents. With the changing seasons and ongoing construction activity, rats are displaced and seek indoor shelther.

If you notice rat activity in your neighborhood, contact Service Oshawa at 905-436-3311 or email at service@oshawa.ca.

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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.

Toronto reports an increase in the skunk population, and this can be because not many animals like to eat the skunk. Female skunks usually give birth to about four to seven kits in the spring, which might account for the increase in skunk smells during this time of year.

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

Determine the repairs needed and what type of rodents you’re dealing with by booking an inspection. We use inspections to build our wildlife removal game plan.

Removal

Getting every last mouse out of the walls, attic, and crawlspace can take time. Once we’ve removed them all, we focus on cleaning up.

Repair

Sanitizing the spaces where rats and mice lived is key to controlling the disease risk of Hantavirus and more.

Mice Pest Control


Mice account for a large percentage of total wildlife removal calls in Oshawa. They’re prone to seek nesting space in any structure, from a home to a backyard shed.

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Woodchuck Removal


Woodchucks (groundhogs) are burrowing mammals that prefer open areas such as fields, clearings, open forests, or backyards. While they’re relatively harmless, their digging habits can damage your lawn, garden, and even the foundation of your home. The best time to evict groundhogs is in late summer after the young have been weaned.

Inspection

Are you dealing with gophers, groundhogs, or another type of rodent problem? An inspection from us will determine exactly what wildlife removal you need.

Removal

Thanks to their tendency to dig deep and winding underground burrows, it can be tricky to find and remove all of the gophers or groundhogs. We combine trapping and exclusion methods to encourage them to leave with the most humane methods.

Repair

After repairing the burrowing or gnawing damage done by the animals, exclusion is recommended. Everything from landscape changes to the installation of wire mesh can help keep gophers and groundhogs from returning.

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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

Critter Control of Toronto Shores gives you even more, like:

-Experts with the knowledge on how to safely remove feces and urine.
-Quick response time and professional consultations.


Hours

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