Why Niagara Region Has Lots of Wildlife
The Niagara Region is a unique mix of urban development, rural towns and vast agricultural lands that support large wildlife populations. Wildlife is most often associated with forests and woodlands but raccoons, squirrels, bats, skunks, and many types of birds are more at home in urban and suburban environments. These animals are particularly well-adapted to city living where food and shelter are easy to find. Food sources include bird feeders, unsecured garbage and backyard gardens. Attics, chimneys and sheds offer protection from the elements and a secure place to raise their babies.
Most Niagara area residents welcome the sights and sounds that wildlife provide but when they take up residence in their homes dependable wildlife removal services are required since. wildlife are capable of causing tremendous amounts of damage and unsanitary conditions inside houses. Skedaddle offers full-service wildlife removal, clean up and prevention services to return your home back to its original state.
Skedaddle’s Partnerships in the Niagara Community
Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control prides itself on supporting Humane Societies and SPCAs in Welland, Fort Erie and Niagara Falls and the excellent work they do for animals in the region by providing complimentary wildlife services at their facilities. Skedaddle believes that many conflicts between humans and our wild neighbours can be solved through better public education. In the past we have presented to Grimsby Town Council about ways in which the town and residents can safely coexist with coyotes. We also donate wildlife activity books to the Grimsby Public Library’s Summer Reading Club to help promote literacy and knowledge of the environment among children.
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- What To Do If A Bat Is Flying Around In Your House?
Bats seem to terrify most people, but they are really very fascinating creatures. They hold the honour of being the only mammal that can truly fly, but they appear to fly erratically, which often heightens people’s fears when they find a bat in their house. Bats are protected species, so if you discover a bat... Continue reading...Continue Reading
- What Are the Signs That a Raccoon Is Living in Your House?
The masked bandit is not a stealth creature. It does not try to hide its activities from people. However, it is a nighttime prowler by nature, so we don’t witness much of what it does. If a raccoon gets into your garbage bins, though, you know it. They don’t bother trying to hide the evidence;... Continue reading...Continue Reading
- Raccoons: Keeping Your Pets Safe From Wildlife
Raccoons are common foragers in North America, but their familiarity does not make them welcome on most people’s property. The raccoon has gotten a bad reputation over the years for destructive behavior. As is typical with any rumor mill, it didn’t take long for these cute little scamps to become public enemy number one, with... Continue reading...Continue Reading
Skedaddle Wildlife’s History in Niagara
Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control has 30 years of experience when it comes to humane animal removal. In fact, founder and President of Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control, Bill Dowd, performed his very first squirrel removal for a homeowner in St. Catharines way back in 1989. Since then Skedaddle has gone on to help thousands of Niagara Region residents to humanely remove and exclude nuisance wildlife from their homes.
The need for trained and professional wildlife removal has become more important since the return of raccoon rabies to the Niagara Region in 2015. After nearly a decade without a confirmed case of raccoon rabies in the province, dozens of cases have since been confirmed in raccoons and skunks in the Niagara Region, particularly in towns bordering Hamilton. Rabies is a fatal disease that can be transmitted to humans by way of a bite or scratch from an infected mammal. Skedaddle provides humane solutions to wildlife conflicts that help keep your family and pets safe from harmful diseases spread by wildlife.
A Stress Free Wildlife Control Service
No homeowner wants the added stress of dealing with a wildlife infestation. When you hear scratching and scurrying in the night you need a professional wildlife control company that you can trust to get the job done right the first time. The Niagara animal control services offered by Skedaddle ensure that urban wildlife species such as bats, birds, raccoons, mice, squirrels, and skunks are effectively and humanely removed from your property. Connect with us today to book a home inspection with one of your friendly and knowledgeable wildlife specialists.