Skedaddle WIldlife Control Services in Ottawa
Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control has been offering humane animal control services to Ottawa residents since 1993. We have over three decades of experience safely and effectively removing urban wildlife from homes and businesses. Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control provides full-service animal removal solutions that are customized to our client’s needs. As the capital region has continued to grow and expand, the need for progressive wildlife management has intensified. Killing, trapping and relocating wildlife have proven to be both inhumane, and unsuccessful for resolving complex wildlife conflicts.
Urban Wildlife Found In The Ottawa Community
The city of Ottawa is the eighth largest municipality in Canada by geographic area. Despite intense sprawl the majority of the region is still covered primarily by forests, wetlands and farmland. The urban core is separated from the surrounding suburbs by the Greenbelt and the area’s mix of natural and human landscapes is home to a wide variety of wildlife species who have adapted well to expanding human settlement.
Raccoons, squirrels, skunks, bats, mice and several species of birds all thrive in Ottawa’s urban and suburban environments. It is also true that populations of these well-adapted wildlife species are higher in urban and suburban neighbourhoods. Areas settled by humans offer higher concentrations of food and suitable shelter than can be found in natural spaces.
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Where Can Wild Animals Enter Your Ottawa Home
While Ottawa residents and their wild neighbours live alongside one another in relative peace, conflicts do arise. Raccoons, squirrels, skunks, birds, bats and mice frequently invade attics, ventilation systems, wall spaces, and chimneys. Wildlife use these spaces during spring and summer to have and raise their babies. As temperatures drop in fall many of these same species seek warm den sites to help then ride out Ottawa’s notoriously harsh winters.
Once these animals have found their way into your property they can cause significant home damage and create unsanitary conditions. The droppings from animals such as raccoons, mice and bats are particularly notable for the health hazards they can cause. Killing, trapping, or relocating nuisance wildlife are inhumane methods and do nothing to solve the problem or prevent re-entry. Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control uses humane techniques to remove wildlife and secure the home against future intrusions. We also clean up the mess left behind and repair building damage.
Why Choose Humane Wildlife Control?
Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control is unflinching in its delivery of quality Ottawa animal control services. No two wildlife issues are the same and they vary significantly depending on the home, species involved and time of year. There is no one size fits all solution to complex wildlife problems. That’s why our trained and knowledgeable staff take into account wildlife behaviour and biology to ensure that we provide humane and effective results for our clients.
As a company we are committed to raising awareness and improving public education when it comes to urban wildlife. As part of that effort, Skedaddle founder and President, Bill Dowd was a featured guest speaker as part of the City of Ottawa’s Wildlife Speaker Series that helped to support the launch of the city’s official wildlife strategy in 2014. In an effort to help conserve Ottawa area bat populations Skedaddle partnered with the Canadian Wildlife Federation to identify bat house locations. Under the program the Canadian Wildlife Federation would supply and install bat houses for homeowners free of charge. In addition to these efforts, Skedaddle is also a proud contributor to the Constance Creek Wildlife Refuge and the Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary.