Wildlife Can Be A Real Annoyance and Destructive!

When searching for food, water, and shelter, wildlife pests can invade building structures like sheds, homes, and businesses, and cause a lot of problems for property, home, and business owners Wildlife pests can contaminate food, spread parasites and disease, cause structural damage, and deplete crops. For farm animals such as poultry and cattle, if they contract a disease or parasite and it goes undetected for a time, they can suffer from blood and anemia, weight loss, weaken the immune system, and reduce milk or egg production. A wildlife control service is trained to remove wildlife safely.


Common Wildlife Pests in Canada

Some of the common wildlife pests in Canada include:

Raccoons: These bandits can get into garbage cans and make a big mess. They can also carry such intestinal parasites such as raccoon roundworm and tapeworm. They can also carry such viruses as rabies and distemper as well as bacterial diseases such as parvoviral enteritis. and leptospirosis. They are also a threat to poultry. Raccoons can be a hazard to humans because they can be vicious and bite if trapped.

Squirrels: These animals can be very destructive. They can chew wires, cables, and insulation. They may nest inside a home within crawlspaces, attics, and walls. 

They can also spread parasites and contaminate food. As well, they can carry and spread fleas, ticks and other pests. 

Other common wildlife pests include:  

  • Mink
  • Tunneling animals like voles and gophers
  • Weasels
  • Bats
  • Rodents such as mice and rats
  • Beaver
  • Birds
  • Coyotes
  • Skunks
  • Fox 
  • Muskrats 
  • And Snakes 

These wildlife pests can not only be destructive to property and buildings, but also carry parasites, both internal and external, as well as disease. Some can even be quite dangerous if provoked. Skunk spray is so strong that it can affect sight and irritate the skin.

Signs of wildlife Infestation

To detect wildlife nuisances, look for damage to the building, home, or property. As well, look for animal tracks, animal droppings, garbage torn open and tossed everywhere, damage to crops or gardens, and nests. Signs that wildlife is on living the property or nearby include scurrying, chewing, and scratching heard from the walls, ceiling, under the patio, as well as growling or chirping.

What attracts wildlife to a property?

Although bees are not seeking you out to sting you, they can become aggressive if they feel threatened. Over 95 percent of stings are from honey bees or yellow jackets. If the bees are unquestionably in an inconvenient spot and are causing worry, removal of a bee hive or bee swarm is best left to a professional pest bee control service.

Professional Bee Removal Services Provides Peace of Mind

Food sources that are easy to access attract wildlife. This can include unsecured garbage containers, food compost, pet food outside, vegetable gardens, and bird feeders. Food odours also attract wildlife, Properties with a lot of trees, shrubs, and overgrowth, provide wildlife with a hidden area to reside when the weather gets cold, leaf piles and yard waste, as well as gaps, cracks, crevices or holes in a home, building, or other structure.

Why use a wildlife control service?

Wildlife can be dangerous because some animals can bite. and some can even attack. They can also transmit infections and disease, and contaminate food. A wildlife control service is trained to remove wildlife. They can also assist with wildlife pest infestation prevention.

Professional Wildlife Removal Services Provide Peace Of Mind

Just like most pests, wildlife can be a nuisance, dangerous and damaging to homes, structures, and property. A wildlife pest issue is best left to a professional wildlife control service. Also, there are specific regulations regarding what animals can be removed or relocated. If you are experiencing nuisance wildlife in or around your property, whether home or business,  it is important to contact a wildlife removal service before the situation gets out of control.


Please feel free to contact us by phone or email anytime. We are available seven days per week to provide pests such as wildlife, and pest control services in Hamilton, Oakville, Burlington, and surrounding areas, or to answer any of your questions.