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Need emergency animal control? Terminix Canada offers humane and quick emergency animal control when you need it. Whether you require emergency bat removal for a loose bat in your living room, or emergency raccoon removal for a raccoon that’s managed to sneak into your home, we can help.

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OUR EMERGENCY WILDLIFE REMOVAL SPECIALISTS ARE HERE TO HELP

When you need professional wildlife pest control and humane wildlife removal, Terminix Canada is here to help. In short, wildlife varies greatly in Canada, with 26 species of snakes and more than 20 different kinds of squirrels. That’s not even mentioning our night-time furry friends like opossums and raccoons. If you’ve found yourself with a loose animal in your home, it’s clear you need help and need help fast. That’s where Terminix Canada comes in.

While we are always available to take care of your pest control needs, we understand that emergency pest control or emergency wildlife removal has a much higher sense of urgency. That’s why we’ll work with you to promptly take care of your issue and humanely remove wildlife from your home in an efficient manner. This includes things like bats flying around in your basement or a stray opossum sneaking into your kitchen.

If you find yourself in an urgent scenario, sharing your home with unwanted wildlife, give Terminix Canada a call immediately. We can help with your emergency animal control needs.

Common Emergency Pest Removals In Canada

Emergency Bat Removal

Size: 6 to 10 cm long, wingspan of up to 27 cm.

Colour: Varies from reddish-brown to dark brown. 

Behaviour:  Preferring dark and dry spaces, bats often inhabit attics, basements and chimneys. They can squeeze through narrow spaces effortlessly. Eating beetles, moths, mosquitoes and more, bats are one of the few mammals known to feed on blood. Bats possess the unique ability to see through echolocation, in which they emit high-frequency sounds to analyze the location of objects based on bouncing sound waves.

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Emergency Raccoon Removal

Size: Up to 95 cm.

Colour: Grey to reddish-brown, with black rings around their bushy tails and faces.

Behaviour: Raccoons’ front paws work in a similar way to human hands. This allows them to climb, dig and lift things with ease. They use over 200 sounds to communicate effectively with each other. These sounds consist of screeching, chirping, chittering, grunting, groaning and snarls.

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Emergency Squirrel Removal

Size: 10 to 70 cm long.

Colour: Brown, grey, black or red fur.

Behaviour: Squirrels have slender bodies with large bushy tails and often stand on their back legs when they’re not running or climbing. Canada is home to 22 different breeds of squirrels. Some breeds are ground-dwelling and some live in trees. Some squirrels hibernate through the winter and other breeds are active year-round.

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Emergency Skunk Removal

Size: 50 cm to 80 cm.

Colour: Black and white.

Behaviour: Skunks have elongated bodies with short, strong legs. Skunks like to live in open areas of mixed forests but can be found in cities all over Canada. They live solitary lives and prefer darkness, often coming out at night. They have excellent senses of smell and hearing, but very bad eyesight. So bad that they can’t see anything more than three metres away, so sneaking up on skunks can startle them and cause them to spray you.

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Emergency Sparrow Removal

Size: 14 to 18 cm long, wingspan of 19 to 25 cm.

Colour: Brown to grey colour variations in their feathers.

Behaviour: House sparrows only eat insects when their babies are young. During the rest of their lifespan, they enjoy a diet that includes grain crops, grain and other seeds. They often begin breeding in March and may continue until August. A pair raise up to four broods every year, having as many as six eggs at a time.

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Emergency Pigeon Removal

Size: 29 to 37 cm long, wingspan of 62 to 72 cm.

Colour: Grey-blue feathers with iridescent throat plumage. Yellow, greenish and reddish-purple markings along their wings and neck, usually with a dark tipped tail.

Behaviour: Pigeons’ heads often move rhythmically and sway forward and backwards as they walk or stand. They are monogamous birds who mate for life. Their only defence mechanism against predators is flying, and despite having many predators, their population isn’t in any danger.

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Emergency Starling Removal

Size: 19 to 23 cm long, wingspan of 31 to 44 cm.

Colour: Black, glossy feathers with a metallic/iridescent sheen.

Behaviour: Starlings form communal roosts which may end up being home to 10,000 more birds. During their migration, the flock populations can grow into hundreds of thousands in Southern Ontario and some other provinces. They nest in tall trees or buildings and enjoy feeding on wild or cultivated fruits like berries or cherries.

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Frequently Asked Emergency Pest Removal Questions

Most wildlife pests are mammals and active for most of the year. Depending on the specific animal, you may experience more problems come spring when they begin to give birth. Canadian bats either spend their winters hibernating or travel south in search of warm weather. Some bats can actually travel several hundred kilometres between seasons. Raccoons are active for seven months of the year, from April to October. Raccoons will spend most of winter sleeping in their dens. Although opossums don’t hibernate, they still seek out dens that are dry, sheltered and safe during winter, but will be active the rest of the year. Skunks are active year-round, from January to December, however they are very unlikely to exit their den during the colder winter months. It’s very common to stumble upon an abandoned skunk den come late February. If you need wildlife skunk removal, it can be quite stinky to attempt it yourself. It’s better to call in the pest control specialists at Terminix Canada.

When Canadian wildlife pitches up in or near your home, it can create lots of issues. Intruding wildlife causes structural home damage, the destruction of gardens and the digging up or looting of fruit or vegetables. Some wildlife species carry disease and contaminate any food that is left out.

Many species of wildlife spread disease through their fecal matter and saliva and can pass it onto both humans and pets. Besides scratching and biting, some species like skunks’ spray to defend themselves. This spray can cause skin irritation, blindness and linger on your property for a long time.

If you’re looking for effective wild animal control, it’s important that you call a humane wildlife control team to deal with your animal problems. Wildlife pest control is highly regulated, and you can get in serious legal trouble if you don’t do it properly. Whether it’s wildlife skunk removal you need or you’re wondering how to get rid of squirrels in your backyard, Terminix Canada offers professional and humane pest control solutions for all types of pest, emergent or not.

Canadian wildlife operates similarly to how we all live our lives. Many species of wildlife are often looking for a good place to shelter that has access to food and water. Unfortunately, that often ends up being in our homes or buildings. Many different species of wildlife have adapted to be able to eat just about anything from insects and bugs to our garbage.

Often, you’ll find raccoons, skunks or opossums living in garages, under porches, barns, sheds or abandoned buildings. This presents a problem that requires attention but doesn’t constitute an emergency. However, if you come home and find raccoons, skunks, opossums, bats or any other wild animal suddenly in your home, it’s time to call in emergency pest control services.

Getting rid of food sources is very effective when it comes to wildlife pest control. Make sure your garbage bins and compost are securely closed and stored away from your home. Make sure any bird feeders or animal food are brought in overnight. Trim any trees or shrubs that are touching your home as they can act as a bridge to your roof or attic. Make sure that your home is free from any leaks, cracks or potential entry points via your chimney or vents. You can also purchase motion activated lights or sound repellents.

How Terminix Canada Emergency Animal Control Works

24-hour Emergency Wildlife Removal

If you find yourself suddenly face to face with wildlife that shouldn’t be in your home, we can help. Call your local Terminix Canada branch and we can send emergency pest control services to perform humane wildlife removal services in a hurry.

Wildlife Defence

After inspecting and investigating your wildlife problem, Terminix Canada devises a unique and humane wildlife control plan that includes permanent wildlife pest control solutions to prevent wildlife returning.

Wildlife Monitoring

If wildlife comes back to your home, so will we. Our custom wildlife control techniques adapt with the seasons to address seasonal wildlife activity in your area.

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