Common Animals in TorontoMost animals in the city are not a cause for concern. Deer, turtles, and hawks all cause little or no damage to your property and rarely affect your health or safety. However, the following animals can be more of a nuisance to your home and health:
- Rats and mice
[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBRpV7rf_rQ[/embed]While some animals are merely a nuisance on your property, these animals are known to look for ways inside your home, for food and/or shelter. Whether by accident or on purpose, mice, raccoons, squirrels, and bats often chew through materials or enter through pet doors, open windows, or doors to find a new home in your attics, basements, and sheds. While these animals usually enjoy rural areas of Toronto away from population centers, a growing number of types of wildlife are calling the suburbs, city streets, and buildings their home. Raccoons and opossums, in particular, are prone to eating garbage and pet food and attempting to enter your home. Whether they have entered your home for food, shelter, or a place to care for their litter in the spring or late summer, these animals often prefer the protection of your building to the dangers of the outdoors. Sometimes, wild animals can become trapped in your home or garden shed. Don’t attempt to handle these animals on your own, but contact a professional wildlife expert immediately.