Mississauga located just west of the city of Toronto is a great place to be during a nice day, seated at the patio in your favorite restaurant in Streetsville, or getting your competition on during a go-karting race at Playdium. The city is easily recognized for its’ ‘Marilyn Munroe’ building just off the side from iconic shopping center Square One and for its wonderful neighbourhoods. Unfortunately, like the many other cities surrounding Toronto, Mississauga is faced with an unfortunate wildlife problem.
Not alone in this situation, Mississauga neighbourhoods and other properties have been facing wildlife problems for many years. Raccoons appear in people’s attics making noises below them, or squirrels climbing on your rooftop finding their way behind walls, is not a pleasant situation to have to deal with. Wildlife in the wild or off your property is a pleasant sight to see, admiring these animals from afar as they go about their daily lives is always captivating. But when these animals make their way onto your property where you’re at risk of facing property damage, unwanted noises, baby wildlife or more, it’s clear to see how the situation can quickly turn sour.
Humans and wildlife have long shared this planet, living side-by-side and going about our own routine. It has only become more frequent in the later years that we are faced with wildlife issues and problems and it’s due partially from issues like deforestation. Deforestation forces wildlife out of their natural habitat, in search for a new place to live, survive and raise their young. The result is, wildlife on our property in cities like Mississauga. Because their shelter is no longer standing, wildlife must adapt to a new way of life where they find our attic, walls or other easy places for shelter with nearby sources of food.
Although we understand wildlife’s reasons for what they do and their movement from more forested areas to our Mississauga neighbourhoods, we prefer that they do not rummage through our trash bins or make a mess in the attic. If you are a Mississauga resident, here are some tips for you to help discourage wildlife from going onto your property.
Mississauga Wildlife Proofing Tips
- Ensure that your trash bins and storage bins have a lid, and that they are shut.
- If your trash bins do not have a lid, consider putting them out in the morning rather than leaving them out the whole night before
- Keep pet food stored away and hidden
- If you go on vacation, ask the neighbors to keep an eye out on your home for any wildlife intrusions
- Do not leave food out for wildlife, do not feed wildlife
- Ensure that children are aware of what to do when they encounter wildlife
- Inspect your home for any weak areas or potential entry points wildlife can get through regularly
- Trim branches that are too close to your home to prevent wildlife from using it as a route to your rooftop
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Regularly practicing these tips can help keep wildlife off your property. For more secure and long term methods, another option is wildlife prevention processes done by a professional wildlife removal technician. Wildlife proofing involves identifying all of the weak spots, entry-points and potential entry-points for wildlife to come through from. Once located, these areas are covered with a galvanized steel mesh, a material strong enough to prevent wildlife from entering.
In the event where wildlife is already on your property and you need to have it removed, call a professional wildlife control company to help you. You do not want to risk injury on yourself or those around you, nor do you want to harm the animal in the process. It’s also important to keep in mind not to take any actions that may trap the animal inside. Doing this is much more problematic as the wildlife animal is trapped and will cause more damages inside. If not taken care of soon enough, the animal might die on the property which although is extremely unfortunate, will also be another task to take care of.
SOS Wildlife Control Inc. provides wildlife prevention and wildlife removal services for the city of Mississauga. We ensure that in our humane methods, we provide efficient wildlife removal services and wildlife prevention. If you are looking to remove wildlife from your property, call a technician today. If you want avoid handling wildlife removal problems in the future, call us for Wildlife Prevention and we’ll be happy to take care of that for you.
If you notice signs of wildlife in your house give us a call. At SOS Wildlife, we provide superior Mississauga wildlife removal services for residential, commercial, and industrial clients, guaranteeing effective results. Let us help you solve your wildlife problems. Taking action before it’s too late will help eliminate animal damage repair costs. We are available 24/7, 365 days a year for EMERGENCY wildlife nuisances, and can easily be reached at 1-800-981-0330. Don’t wait and call us to schedule an appointment for a thorough inspection to help evacuate all your unwanted wildlife guests in the most humane way possible.