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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 Thornhill

A bat’s wing is arguably its most unique feature. Yet, the reason many people fear bats has to do with their wings. The form of the wing makes bats better at moving through the air than on solid ground. Though people often think bats look creepy when they walk, it is just awkward for them to manage this task gracefully. It also doesn’t help that the appendage is made from a thin membrane that makes it easy to see the bones underneath, giving the wings a skeletal appearance!

Bats are fascinating animals once you begin to learn more about them. The time to understand them better, however, is not when you have a colony residing in your attic! It is important to know that they are protected species. It is illegal to harm or kill them even when they are in your home. At Skedaddle, our technicians in Thornhill are experts in humane bat removal. We take into consideration a colony’s life cycle stage before we take measures to remove them, ensuring adults and pups are kept safe in the process.

Though there are eight bat species in Ontario, they don’t all reside within our region. The big and little brown bats, along with the northern long-eared myotis bat, are the only three that are typically found in urban environments. These species have all adapted to the presence of people and have discovered that man-made structures can make great roosting spaces. If you have bats in your home, it is likely one of these three.

Bats like to find shelters where they can sleep in peace and comfort. Attics provide them with the consistent temperatures they prefer, as well as the protection from predators they need. Unfortunately, the presence of resident bats can create potential health hazards for homeowners in Thornhill. They can carry rabies and other diseases. Attempting removal on your own is not recommended, for your safety and theirs.

Bat Facts


Bats do not have aggressive tendencies. A healthy bat will seldom bite a person or pet unless it feels threatened. If you discover a single bat has inadvertently entered your living space, it is best to contact professionals who know how to handle the situation safely.


All bats sleep upside down, but some prefer to hang from the branches of a tree, while others go for cave walls or attic beams.


Ontario bats are all insectivores. Their presence helps protect farmers’ crops from pest damage and the rest of us from more mosquito bites!


Though these animals use echolocation to track and catch their dinner, they are not blind. A bat’s vision is as good as ours.


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