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Assess and Remove

We start by performing a comprehensive inspection of your home and use hands-on techniques to humanely remove unwanted home guests.

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Clear and Clean

Then we go where the animals go to clear and clean the mess they’ve left behind.


Prevent and Protect

We identify potential points of entry and secure them to prevent future infestation. We offer a lifetime guarantee against re-entry on any serviced areas.



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Bats in Markham


Bats are the only flying mammals in the world. They are fascinating creatures that get a bad reputation despite the enormous amount of good they do for the environment. Bats pollinate many of the fruits we enjoy and help control insect populations. They are shy by nature and try to avoid contact with humans.

Even though they would rather be left alone, they can still find their way into homes. Since bats are messy housemates, a colony in your attic should be removed. All bats in Canada are either threatened or endangered, so our humane wildlife control specialists at Skedaddle know how to safely handle and care for bats to ensure their safety and the safety of our customers.

In all, there are eight species of bats in Ontario. The little and big brown bats and the northern long-eared myotis are the species Markham residents can find roosting in their houses. All bat species are protected both provincially and nationally in Canada, so it is illegal to harm or kill them. It is unlawful to remove bats from a home during hibernation or when babies are too young to leave their mothers.

Bats seek shelter in dark and quiet areas, so attic conditions are perfect for them to live and breed. If a colony is large enough, homeowners might hear squeaking noises. Bats produce a large amount of waste (guano) and the smell can become overwhelming.

They occasionally get inside your home through fireplaces and openings from the attic. If a bat is in your home, call a professional to get assistance. Bats have fragile bone structures and are easily injured, so safe handling is essential.

Bat Facts


Bats use echolocation to fly. They produce high-frequency sound waves that bounce off objects then echo back to help them navigate their surroundings.


There are 1400 species of bats found in almost every part of the world. Bats do not live in extreme climates, such as deserts or polar regions.


A single brown bat can catch up to 1000 insects per hour.


Bats fly at speeds of over 100 miles per hour. Speed does vary by species.


Bat droppings can cause histoplasmosis a serious and possibly life-threatening lung infection in humans or pets.


Bats will roost in attics, fireplaces, windowsills, eaves, basements and closets.


Humane removal and exclusion techniques are the best way to keep bats out of your home and attic.


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