Wildlife Removal in Toronto
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.
Custom wildlife removal and trapping plan to humanely get wild animals out of your home.
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 Toronto, ON?
Toronto is a bustling metropolitan center and the capital of the province of Ontario. Located on Lake Ontario with wooded areas at its borders, Toronto’s nuisance wildlife comes from its urban, wooded, and water habitats.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Squirrels can damage everything from wiring to insulation. We’ll wrap each squirrel removal with exclusion services to keep wildlife out.
Toronto has a cold climate, so when the temperature begins to drop, squirrels will seek out a warm place to build a nest just like other rodents do. In their search for shelter from the cold, 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.
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.
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.
Once bats are removed, we can install mesh over vents and chimneys, cleaning and disinfecting the areas they infested.
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.
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.
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.
Rat Pest Control
Rats 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 rats, yet our homes present a relatively safe and productive environment for them.
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.
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.
We have specialized tools and techniques for getting rid of skunks based on your specific circumstance.
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.
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.
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.
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 Toronto. They’re prone to seek nesting space in any structure, from a home to a backyard shed.
Gopher and Groundhog Removal
Gophers and groundhogs are two burrowing creatures that are well-known for causing damage in Toronto. While they’re relatively harmless, their digging habits can damage your lawn, garden, and even the foundation of your home.
Are you dealing with gophers, groundhogs, or another type of rodent problem? An inspection from us will determine exactly what wildlife removal you need.
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.
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.
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