Wildlife Populations have been on the rise in Ontario and across Canada. As populations grow, they are finding their way onto our lovely properties and even in our homes and businesses.
Raccoons and Squirrels also need to stay warm during the Winter and the perfect place for their den is your attic! These animals also pose a health risk and can cause structural damage to your home and damage insulation, especially if they choose to have babies there!
Skunks, Opossums & Raccoons like to find shelter under decks, porches and sheds. These animals are protected from the outdoor elements and can potentially have babies in these places where they feel secure. These Animals are creatures of habit and will also try to enjoy your backyard or front yards and invade your space. They can sometimes be aggressive in nature and can pose a risk to you, your pets, and most definitely your Garbage cans!
Birds can be a nuisance come Spring and Summer time and they can build nests in unwanted places such as Vents, Soffits and Eavestroughs.Bird mites can pose a risk to your health and make their way into your home.
Here at Speedy Pest Control, we have designated Wildlife Technicians to complete:
- Roof and Attic Inspections
- One- Way Door Installations
- Trapping and Relocating Services
- Screening and Exclusion for Decks, Sheds, Porches, Vents & Soffits
- Bird Proofing Services
Squirrels are curious in nature which, for some property owners, can result in nuisance behavior. Their small size and excellent climbing abilities allow them to invade all sorts of spaces and structures including chimneys, attics, soffits, dryer vents, sheds and basements just to name a few.
Chipmunks are small members of the squirrel family. There are about 20 species of western chipmunks and one species of eastern chipmunk in USA and Canada. Chipmunks can be found in woodlands, along forest edges, bushes and gardens, parks and around houses or cemeteries. They have reddish-brown fur, with white and black stripes on their back. They also have long flat bushy tails. The largest chipmunk is the eastern chipmunk, which grows up to 11 inches and weighs as much as 4.4 ounces. The smallest chipmunk is the least chipmunk, which grows up to 8.5 inches and weighs up to 1.8 ounces.
The striped skunk occupies a variety of habitats, including fields, woodlands and urban locations. In urban areas, they are common under porches, decks, and sheds. The skunk may excavate its own burrow, which can be six to 20 feet long and below ground three to four feet, ending in round chambers lined with leaves and grass. More often, a skunk will take over the burrows of woodchucks or foxes. Skunks are normally nocturnal. They spend the day sleeping in dark locations such as burrows or under porches and exit in the evening to search for food. Our technicians use this information to understand possible nesting spots and develop an effective skunk removal plan for Toronto homes and businesses.
Groundhogs are solitary and herbivorous animals. They eat grass, roots, seeds, plants, and sometimes insects. Groundhogs live in burrows underground and are hibernating mammals. Their burrows can have more than one entrance. Groundhogs are at their maximum weight before entering hibernation. Hibernation lasts about five months.
Raccoons are known to be aggressive and can often harbor diseases, so it is very important that you call our raccoon removal specialists in Toronto, Etobicoke, Richmond Hill and surrounding areas to deal with the problem on your behalf. Our team has over 25 years of experience and will be able to quickly deduce the factors that have drawn the raccoons to your property, where they might be nesting, and get a rough estimate of how many raccoons there might be.
Opossums are opportunistic omnivores with a very broad diet. Their unspecialized biology, flexible diet and reproductive strategy make them successful colonizers and survivors in unsettled times. The opossum are a small to medium-sized marsupial, about the size of a large house cat (2-3′ long and 4-15 lbs.). Most members of the opossum family have long snouts and narrow braincases. They can be traced back to the time of the dinosaur.
Birds become pests when they nest in and around our properties. We have expertise in removing and controlling many types of birds including pigeons, Canada Geese, seagulls ,woodpeckers , sparrows and starlings. Some of the more typical nesting sites to watch for include exhaust vents leading to the bathroom or kitchen, soffits and roof lines leading directly into the attic. Problems that can be caused by birds in or around a facility are as below.
- Roof and structural damage
- Blocked ventilation systems
- Food contamination
- Damage to automobile finishes