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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.



When I called to book an inspection, I was given a quick booking time. James M came within the window of time, called ahead and was professional upon arrival. He was able to assess the property and give me a plan of action! He was able to provide great solutions to the problem! I would recommend!

Julie Riegert

Bats in Ottawa


Bats serve important roles in our ecosystems. They are key to keeping insect populations under control. Imagine the number of mosquito bites you might get on a summer’s day if they weren’t around! They also eat moths, beetles, crickets and grasshoppers, thereby protecting agricultural crops from insect damage.

In other parts of the world, bats are critical pollinators and seed dispersers. The cacao beans that bring you your favourite chocolate bar depend in part on bats for pollination. Even so, a bat colony in your attic is not desirable. Our humane bat removal team in Ottawa takes care of the issue while keeping the bats safe.

All of the bats that live in Ontario are insectivores, and they all hibernate for the winter. They spend the fall season adding some extra fat to their bodies and will live off of their caloric stores while they sleep away the cold months. During this time period, their metabolism drops, which reduces how many of those precious calories they burn. Their body temperatures also plummet to just above freezing and their heartbeats slow way down.

Bats need a safe space to slumber and one with consistently cool temperatures. Ontario’s caves, rock crevices and mines are the preferred locations for most of the species that spend their winter months in our province. A few migrating species prefer to winter in the trees. The big and little brown bats, however, are just as happy with your attic as they are with caves and mines. You are less likely to notice their presence during the winter, but if the temperatures warm up enough, they can arouse from sleep for a few hours.


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Bat Facts

All bats are protected species according to both provincial and Canadian laws. It is illegal to harm or kill them, nor can you keep them as pets. They are generally not a danger to humans, but they do have the potential to transmit rabies, so it is not advisable to handle bats yourself. Skedaddle’s humane wildlife control measures ensure the safe handling and removal of bats.


Bats are the only mammals that can actually fly, and they are arguably better at it than birds! This is due to the structure of their wings. These are formed around hands, and all five digits are flexible, which gives them great maneuverability and precision in flight.


While erecting a bat house can help to conserve bat populations it won’t stop them from living inside the walls of your house. The best way to get rid of bats inside your home is to employ humane bat removal methods.


Insect-eating bats are being severely impacted by white-nose syndrome, a fatal fungal disease. The fungus proliferates in caves and mines and infects the bats during their hibernation period. Since 2006, more than 6.7 million bats have succumbed to the disease.


Bats have tremendous hearing. When they emit a sound, the sound bounces off of objects in their path. The information they receive from these echoes tells the bat the size and shape of the object and can even tell them the direction of movement. This bat adaptation is called echolocation, and it is key in helping bats locate and catch prey.


Bats have voracious appetites. They are capable of consuming as many as 1,000 insects in just one hour! A nursing female needs to eat as many as 4,500 bugs per night to feed her pup.


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