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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 needed 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.

What are the Major Wildlife Removal Concerns in Toronto, Canada

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.

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.

Removal: Get rid of raccoons with exclusion tactics that keep them out. Babies are given over to a local wildlife rehabilitation center.

Repairs: Once raccoons are removed, it is essential that their entryways are sealed, followed by the repair of insulation and wires. Cleaning and disinfecting is an important step as well.

Rat and Mice Removal

Rodents 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 or mice, yet our homes present a relatively safe and productive environment for them.

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.

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

Squirrel Removal

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.

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

Removal: A one-way door is the most effective, humane, and simple way to remove squirrels.

Repairs: The squirrel’s entryway will need to be sealed, debris cleaned, and the area disinfected.

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: Inspectors will look for piles of guano, smear marks on walls and siding, and a strong smell of ammonia.

Removal: Since bats are a protected species in Ontario, bat 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.

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

Skunk Removal

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 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.

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

Repairs: 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.

How Professional Wildlife Control Services Can Help You

Wildlife control services are quite specialized both to the type of animal and to the region where you live. When you have a wildlife problem in your home, using a specialist is your best solution.

  • Whether you need to get rid of rats, or birds, or raccoons, a professional will come equipped to do the job humanely and efficiently.
  • Most nuisance wildlife poses a health threat to people and pets that are best left to professionals who can keep you safe from getting bitten or scratched.
  • Wildlife experts are trained to get rid of all the pests in your building, whether you have a brood, a family, or a single animal.

Why Choose Critter Control

  • Critter Control will respond quickly to your call for assistance and has the tools and experience to solve your wildlife problem effectively.
  • Critter Control specialists are trained and certified experts in removing wildlife.
  • Critter Control will not only remove pests but will repair any damage they caused and decontaminate the area in which they lived.

Serving the following locations:

  • Toronto
  • Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
  • Richmond Hill
  • Thornhill
  • North York
  • Etobicoke
  • Mississauga
  • Brampton (Peel Region)
  • Oakville
  • Vaughan
  • Woodbridge
  • Maple
  • Pickering
  • Ajax
  • Allision
  • Aurora
  • Barrie
  • Bolton
  • Bradford
  • Caledon
  • Durham Region
  • East Gwillimbury
  • Gilford
  • Guelph
  • Holland Landing
  • Keswick
  • Kleinburg
  • Markham
  • Milton
  • Newmarket
  • Oak Ridges
  • Orangeville
  • Oshawa (Durham Region)
  • Scarborough
  • Sharon
  • Stouffville
  • Sutton
  • Udora
  • Uxbridge
  • Whitby
For Wildlife Control Near You, Call: (647) 372-2211

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