British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley is a nature lover’s paradise. From Enderby in the north to Osoyoos in the south, our region is renowned for stunning natural landscapes and a desert climate not found in the rest of the country. With so much natural beauty on our doorstep, it is no surprise that residents and tourists alike take every opportunity, whether it’s camping in the summer or skiing in winter, to experience nature and the many species of wildlife that call the Okanagan Valley home.
Unfortunately, not all interactions between humans and wildlife are positive. When raccoons invade an attic or marmots take over your shed, or mice startle you in your home, they can cause sleepless nights and expensive home damage. These animals, and many others, have adapted to living side by side with us particularly in larger communities like Kelowna, Vernon and Penticton. With ever-expanding human development into once natural spaces, the opportunity for conflicts is inevitable. Fortunately for residents of the Okanagan Valley, Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control offers reliable, effective humane wildlife control solutions.
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Skedaddle Wildlife Okanagan Team
Greg and Darryl, the owners of Skedaddle Okanagan location bring a wealth of knowledge about the Okanagan Valley that helps them to provide area residents with high quality customer service and humane wildlife control solutions.
Greg Hopf lives with his wife and two kids in West Kelowna. Having always been interested in sports & wildlife, Greg achieved his post-secondary degree in Kinesiology from Augustana University in Camrose, Alberta. As an outdoor enthusiast Greg spent many years taking tourists and visitors on fishing and hunting adventures in the NWT. While living in West Kelowna, Greg founded and built an award-winning Indigenous Tourism Business, Moccasin Trails. He led the successful bid to host the largest International Indigenous Tourism Conference in Kelowna in November 2019 and has since developed a cultural tourism strategy for Indigenous Tourism British Columbia and Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association.
Darryl Sangster is a highly experienced mentor, entrepreneur, and franchisor. Darryl grew up in Saskatchewan and attended Notre Dame College in Wilcox. Over the past 20 years, Darryl built a franchise system that incorporated manufacturing, distribution and over 40 retail franchises. In 2017 he sold this franchise system and now he educates fellow franchisors through his business, Sangster Franchise Group. The new branch of Skedaddle in Okanagan is his newest endeavour.
How Skedaddle Will Help
Wild animals typically want to be left alone, and they may not realize that they are intruding when they try to move into your home. We advise against trying to take matters into your own hands, as wildlife can be dangerous and unpredictable when provoked or threatened.
Our expert team at Skedaddle is trained in handling wild animals safely, and we practice humane animal control. First, we assess your overall wildlife situation and come up with a custom strategy to get the animals to vacate and protect your home from future intrusions. At that time, we will provide a written quote with no obligations.
The methods we use for wildlife removal are both effective and humane, meaning that they cause the animals as little stress as possible while ensuring that your home and property are protected. As part of our service we will remove harmful contaminants left behind by wildlife. We then prevent future intrusions by securing their entry point as well as any other vulnerable areas of your home. Best of all, our full service wildlife removal and prevention services are backed by a lifetime warranty.