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What is wildlife control?

Wildlife control, also knowns as Nuisance Wildlife Management refers to to the process of removing wildlife animals who are causing damage or disturbance on people’s property. Wildlife sighting and disturbance in public areas, such as the street, or in public parks must be reported to the city.

What services does SOS Wildlife Control provide?

SOS Wildlife Control provides wildlife removal and wildlife prevention services for an array of different wildlife animals. They include,

Raccoon Removal & Prevention
Squirrel Removal & Prevention
Skunk Removal & Prevention
Bat Removal & Prevention
Bird Removal & Prevention
Opossum Removal & Prevention
Groundhog Removal & Prevention
Mice Control & Prevention
Rat Control & Prevention
Wasp/Hornet Control & Prevention

What should I do if I find an animal that appears hurt or orphaned?

If you see an injured animal, it’s always good to call an animal rehabilitation centre like

Procyon Wildlife
905-729-0033

or

Toronto Wildlife Centre
416-631-0662

They will be able to give you the most appropriate instructions on how to properly handle the situation.

If you see what appears to be orphaned wildlife, keep an eye out for a couple hours before you call it in or try to tend to it. Wildlife animals often leave their young out while they scavenge for food, so taking it while the parents are simply away to run errands wouldn’t be the best course of action.

What methods are used for wildlife removal? How about baby raccoon/squirrel?

Based on the company you contact, you may get different answers.

Our preferred method of wildlife removal is through the use of a one-way door. A one-way door is a door installed on the main entry point a wildlife animal is getting through by, which allows the animal to leave the property but not to re-enter. We like to use this because it is humane, there is no harm towards the animals, and humane-wildlife contact is kept at a minimum.

In cases where baby wildlife is involved, a one-way door is not used. In these instances, the mother is first kept at bay while our technicians fetch the baby wildlife animal. They are then placed in a heated insulated box near the property, easily accessible for the mother to find them. She then relocates her young to another, pre-established den.

What should I do if I see wildlife on my property?

If you see wildlife on your property, call a wildlife control expert to help. Do-it yourself methods conducted by someone with no experience or training can accidentally cause harm to the animal, to someone on the property or cause damage to your property.

Calling wildlife and pest control technicians are the best way to ensure that the methods being conducted are safe, humane and profession while delivering effective results.

How do I know I have wildlife on our property?

Here are some clues to knowing whether you have wildlife on your property

  • You’re hearing footsteps above you in the attic
  • You notice sounds of animal cries like chirping or squealing or scratching
  • You see wildlife droppings more often or in more concentrated areas
  • There is damage on your property that looks like it could be gnawing, biting, or scratch marks
  • There is digging in the yard, or in gardens
  • You have seen the wildlife animal go in and out of your property

Can myself, or my pets get rabies?

There are some wildlife animals that are more likely to have and transmit rabies, these include bats and raccoons. Although not all of these animals have them, it’s safest to take appropriate precautions when nearby.

Be sure to consult with a medical professional immediately if you believe someone has come in contact with an animal who may have the virus.

What happens to the animal once they are captured?

In some cases when absolutely necessary, trapping methods are conducted. In these instances, wildlife is caught on the property but then promptly released no further than 1km away as per Ontario rules and regulations.

Wildlife who are trapped and released further than the allowed limit may suffer from disorientation, may be in the territory of another wildlife animal and not know where to find food, water or shelter.

Do you offer 24/7 service?

SOS Wildlife Control Inc. is there to help you solve your wildlife emergency problem 24/7. If you have a raccoon in your living room or a bird in your kitchen, give us a call and we’ll take care of it anytime, 365 days a year, 24/7.