In Ontario it’s illegal to trap and move wildlife over a kilometre away. In many circumstances they don’t survive. They could be separated from their families or regular food source. It can also help to spread harmful diseases like rabies.
When to remove wildlife from your home
As soon as you discover any evidence of animals in your home call professionals to have them properly removed. Trapping is an old practice. Many wildlife services humanely remove any pests and release them right outside your back door. The main focus of animal removal is to ensure your home is secure against re-entry. That way you don’t have to worry about any wildlife.
Multiple illnesses and damages can result from leaving pests in your home too long. Moving nests can activate airborne bacteria and parasites. All animal droppings can contaminate the air or water of your home. Insulation gets destroyed. Wood gets chewed.
Most animals have multiple dens or nests in one area
After removal, wildlife services place allow critters to relocate themselves. It gives the animal an opportunity to make their way to one of their other den sites in the area. If there are babies, they will be placed into a reuniting box that resembles the warmth and safety of the nest. Eventually the mother will move all young to one of her many homes. In the case of raccoons they may have up to ten den sites in a single neighbourhood.
Lots of times the way to prevent infestation is to seal any cracks, gaps or holes leading into the home. It might sound confusing to let the pest out in your yard, but once the entry points are repaired there’s no way of them returning and they are forced to move on.
Dens can be located anywhere from a hollow tree, rock crevice or your neighbour’s house
It’s rare for animals to have one home. They use multiple dens to hibernate, relax or mate. Some species will rotate dens as often as every day.
Signs of pest infestation
- Animal sighting.
- Wildlife droppings.
- Property damage.
- Strange sounds or smells.
- Holes or chew marks.
Mississauga wildlife control
If you discover evidence of animals or pests in your home make sure to contact Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control. Trapping and relocating wildlife alone won’t solve the problem. Your best bet for wildlife control is removal followed by exclusion.
We humanely remove any critters and repair entry points. Call us today! 1-888-592-0387.