The first step in resolving a nuisance bird issue is a thorough understanding of the exact nature of the problem. Our customized removal plans take into account the species of bird involved, the affected areas of the home and the time of year.
Birds can be messy, their nesting material and droppings can cause home damage and result in unsanitary conditions. As part of the process our trained technicians will remove nests from vents, soffits and balconies and safely scrub away unhealthy droppings.
Our prevention plans are customized to address the specific bird threats your home faces. Our technicians are trained to install protective barriers and devices designed to make your home inhospitable to birds.
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Anyone who takes the time to observe the wildlife around them has likely noticed the diversity of birds in Ontario. The province hosts at least 501 species. Of these, 291 mate and raise their young in our forests, prairies and urban environments. These birds present themselves in a vast array of colour and sizes, ranging from the smallest hummingbird to the largest raptor. While watching the only living relatives of dinosaurs is entertaining, when they decide to make their nests in your home’s vents, attics and chimneys, they become a nuisance and a health and safety hazard. Removing these animals safely and humanely requires the experience and expertise of skilled humane wildlife technicians in Vaughn.
Birds can be observed year-round in Vaughan, though there are only 60 species that brave our harsh winter conditions. The variety of birds that live in the province exhibit a wide range of behaviours and physical characteristics. There are some who are carnivores and prey on anything from mice to small mammals, while others partake in the nectar of flowers or munch on seeds or insects. All birds lay eggs in nests, but the sizes of their clutches vary widely. Some species mate for life, while others only for a season.
Though there are so many bird species that make their home in Ontario, not all of them are fond of building nests in human structures. The winged creatures you are most likely to see in your attic, chimney or exterior vents are sparrows, starlings and pigeons. These animals are not very polite house guests. Their nests can create a fire hazard and their excretions pose a threat to human and pet health through the transmission of diseases such as cryptococcosis and salmonellosis. Skedaddle can help you evict these unwanted guests without causing them harm, and we can make sure that they are unable to return in the future.
Owls are nocturnal birds that do their hunting at night. The snowy owl is one exception. It is born in the arctic during the summer months, which means that it is raised during the period of 24-hour sunlight. As such, it learns how to hunt in daylight rather than in dark.
Hummingbirds have amazing flying skills. They are the only bird that can fly in every direction, including backward. They can soar through the air at speeds of 25-30 mph and dive at up to 50 mph.
Ontario’s bird is the common loon, adopted by the province in 1994.
The bald eagle is a conservation success story. The ban of DDT and some serious efforts at saving this majestic species reversed a precipitous decline. Now, Southern Ontario is home to approximately 40 breeding pairs of bald eagles.