Many people originally from Toronto and other urban areas in Ontario have relocated to Collingwood seeking a small-town environment where they can be close to nature. This has led to a rapid surge in population and increased development. The downside of being close to nature is that sometimes nature gets too close when wildlife finds its way into your home. Removing wild animals yourself is not recommended due to the risks to both you and the animal. Skedaddle’s technicians are trained to remove animals from your home safely without harming them. In a natural area like Collingwood, this is an invaluable service.
What Types of Outdoor Activities Are Popular in Collingwood?
Collingwood is near the Blue Mountain resort, a popular Ontario ski destination. However, outdoor activities are available in Collingwood all year long. Because of its location on Lake Huron’s Georgian Bay, fishing and boating are very popular during warm weather, as are hiking, biking, and spending the day at the beach.
During outdoor activities in Collingwood, sightings of the wildlife that live in the area are common. Red squirrels, for example, are plentiful because of the region’s conifer forests. The squirrels rely on the cones as a major food source. Other animals you might see include the following:
While it is exciting to see these animals in their natural habitat, they can make a nuisance of themselves if they seek shelter inside your home. Bats, birds, squirrels, and raccoons often make homes in the attic while skunks are more likely to dig a den under your deck.
What Challenges Does Wildlife Incursion Present?
Wildlife incursion, when wild animals nest in your home or on your property, occurs partly because of the recent development in previously unpopulated areas. With the growth that Collingwood has seen lately, incursion has become a significant problem. If wild animals get into your home, you cannot just leave them there for safety reasons. However, you cannot remove them yourself either.
All of these animals have an important role to play in the ecosystem. In some cases, there are government policies in place that prevent you from handling or otherwise disturbing them. For example, bats are endangered species and red squirrels are regulated as fur-bearing creatures. Under international treaties, it is illegal to disturb the nests of certain birds.
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How Can Skedaddle Help?
Our wildlife removal services consist of three steps:
- Assess and Remove: We inspect the home to find where the animals are and how they got in. Our skilled technicians remove the animals carefully by hand. Babies too small to leave the nest or den are moved to a heated box outside so the mother can find and relocate them.
- Clear and Clean: Our fully trained staff carefully and efficiently clean the areas that the animals have been and ensure it is decontaminated.
- Prevent and Protect: Entry points are identified and sealed to prevent wildlife from getting back in.
Contact Skedaddle for Issues Involving Wildlife
Our proven services help you enjoy your proximity to the natural world in Collingwood while co-existing peacefully with wildlife. We are proud to offer our humane wildlife removal services in Collingwood, Thornbury and Stayner Contact us for more detailed information about our services and the animals we work with.