Pest & Wildlife Problems in Toronto, ON
As the most populous city in Canada, Toronto, ON, has a large number of wildlife pests. Cold, wet winters bring animals into neighbourhoods for food and shelter. Bright, warm homes become a beacon of hope for nuisance wildlife, making it tough to keep these pests out.
As the city expands, rats are a growing problem for Toronto residents. These rodents thrive near people because they have a flexible diet and reproduce quickly. Exclusion is difficult as the pests can squeeze into tiny holes in foundations or crawl through gaps under doors.
Rat infestations create serious damage in Ontario homes. The pests gnaw to file down their teeth, often destroying wood, plastic, and wiring in the process. Rats may even nest inside appliances to get closer to crumbs in kitchens. They also contaminate food with droppings, which can lead to illness.
Coyotes in Toronto
Ontario homeowners in suburban and rural areas are most likely to spot coyotes. These predators are smart and resourceful. Seeing a coyote might cause alarm, but attacks are rare. The easiest way to avoid wildlife conflicts is to keep pet food indoors and use trashcans with locking lids.
Can you please describe the most common wildlife issues that homeowners face in your area?
Q&A with Local Franchisee Terry Thorsell
Raccoons and squirrels in attics, rats in crawlspaces, birds in vents an dead carcasses.
How do the seasons affect nuisance wildlife activity in your area?
Spring is baby season and very busy. Summer months are active with all species. In fall, we do more bee/wasp jobs, bat jobs increase and squirrels are having second litters. Winter months are typically very slow.
What are some common signs of nuisance wildlife activity?
Noises in the attic. Visible structural damage. Bad odours. Soffit damage and ripped up lawns.
Any prevention or exclusion tips for local residents in your area?
Habitat modification will help keep wildlife away from your home. Keep your garbage/compost/recycling placed inside, until the date of pickup. Hire Critter Control for experienced prevention product installation (chimney caps, roof vent guards, soffit guards, etc.).
When should homeowners call Critter Control?
At the first indication that something is out of the ordinary (noises, smells, etc) and you suspect wildlife activity.
With over 30 years of experience, Critter Control is the nation's leading wildlife control company. At Critter Control of Toronto, we're skilled at dealing with many of Toronto and the GTAs most bothersome pest animals. Whether you need to remove raccoons or squirrels from your attic or get rid of birds or skunks that are damaging your property, you can trust Critter Control to get the job done safely, effectively and humanely.