Handling Wildlife Nuisances with Humane Methods

Wildlife nuisances in both urban and rural areas are a common challenge for the average property owner to experience. Most common culprits of home invasions all over the GTA are raccoons and squirrels who often find a way or make their way into your attics or garages. Often, the first signs of wildlife on your property are noises of footsteps above you or you may notice some damage somewhere you haven’t before. In some cases, you might even see the animal running into part of the house.

Wildlife has been making their way over to areas populated by humans more and more throughout the years. With the rise of deforestation, the natural habitats of these wildlife animals are being destroyed leaving these animals no choice but to adapt to a new way of life. This new way of life is finding a means of shelter and food away from predators, where it is convenient to care for themselves and their families.

Understanding that wildlife is driven into our lives because their homes are being destroyed is important to know when having encounters with them. Working in a profession where we remove wildlife from private properties, we need to keep in mind why they are there in the first place, and respect that.   

Because wildlife on your property is definitely a problem people would not like to deal with, sometimes It’s forgotten how they’ve made it there in the first place. They do, however, get into our trash bins; they destroy the vents and leave messes. When we are dealing with removing wildlife from your property, or when we are setting up preventative measures, we be sure to look out for how our actions can affect the wildlife. Moving wildlife must be done in a manner where they are only moved a maximum of 1km away. When removing female wildlife, with or without children visible, we practice methods that ensure that the animal’s young can still receive care from their mothers. Being humane is crucial when dealing with any wildlife because their lives matter and they deserve to be treated with respect.

SOS Wildlife Control only practices humane wildlife control methods because we understand the nuisance of animals on your property and we care for the wildlife around us. Wildlife are a part of this world as much as we are, and we want to make sure that while our customers receive effective results when removing wildlife or wildlife-proofing, that it is done with respecting wildlife in mind.