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Our Wild Animal Control Specialists Are Here to Help

When you need professional wild animal control, 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’re struggling with wild animal control, it’s helpful to determine just what pest you’re dealing with, so we can tailor our humane wildlife removal techniques to them.

With a variety of wild animals seeking refuge in homes all across Canada year-round, Terminix Canada’s humane wildlife control services are as cunning as the animals we eliminate. Our wildlife animal control specialists take pride in practicing the most humane techniques in wildlife removal to eradicate your pest problem safely and stop them from coming back.

Common Wildlife In Canada

Bats

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. 

Opossums

Size: Up to 55 cm in length.

Colour: Grey fur with brown, red or black shades.

Behaviour: Similar to freeloading friends, once an opossum has settled in and is comfortable in your space, they are very difficult to remove. They are normally solitary and nomadic and make their homes near food.

Raccoons

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.

Skunks

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.

Frequently Asked 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. Both little and big brown bats are active for the majority of the year. The latter species is active year-round whereas the former species is active every month besides December, January and February. Raccoons are active for seven months of the year, from April to October. 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. It’s very common to stumble upon an abandoned skunk den in late February. 

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 removal team to deal with your animal problems. Wild animal removal is highly regulated, and you can get in serious legal trouble if you don’t do it properly.

For instance, in some areas it’s illegal to remove a female raccoon and her babies from their home until the young are old enough to evacuate with their mom.

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.

Other wildlife invades your space and tries to replicate their natural habitat. If you have bats, you probably won’t notice during the day unless you happen to stumble upon a sleeping one in a dark closet or corner of your home. During the night however, you’ll likely hear the flapping of their wings as they fly around searching for food.

Getting rid of food sources is very effective when it comes to wild animal 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 Wild Animal Control Works

Wildlife Inspection

On your initial service, we’ll hunt high and low for wildlife, documenting our findings in a comprehensive inspection.

Wildlife Defence

After inspecting and investigating your wildlife problem, Terminix Canada devises a unique removal plan that includes permanent humane wildlife 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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