Our professional team of animal wranglers ensure handling of wild animals humanely and safely by carefully capturing them and releasing them safely back into their familiar surroundings free of non-natural light. As professional exterminators we will advise you on preventative measures you can take to prevent animals from returning to your home at a later date.
Coyotes can be found in most parts of the city and surrounding areas where there is forest, foliage, creeks, ravines and obvious wildlife habitat areas. You will find them close to cities and urban areas because of the ease in which they can find shelter and food. Coyotes are active both during the day, and at night when they are very difficult to see and are most active at dawn and later on at dusk.
Coyotes do not hibernate and remain active in the winter months where they are easier to spot as they search for food. The positive thing about Coyotes is there value in controlling squirrel and rabbit populations. Small rodents make up a large part of their diet, especially when garbage is hard to find.
What should I do if I come across a coyote on or near my property?
You should never feed coyotes, it's actually against the law in this area. If you see anyone feeding them give 311 a call and report them. When you do see one or more of them you should strongly suggest the critters move on by being very animate and aggressively gesturing to them. They are actually very timid with humans, especially if you are firm and confident.
The fact that they have come near your property suggests you may have a food source nearby that should be checked out, perhaps even next door. Problems can arise when one is feeding their pet outside. Remember to check the recycle bin and garbage cans to make sure they are sealed and not attracting the canines. Another suggestion to keep coyotes from camping out nearby is to make sure foliage is thinned out leaving no place to hide for them.
If ever you are confronting a coyote, look as big as you can. throw something at him but big enough to injure him, your actions will send the coyote on his way. Don't turn your back, always keep eye contact and back away with caution.
Foxes, much like coyotes, are most active during dawn and at dusk. Foxes that forage around the city areas have been successfully vaccinated eradicating rabies. Therefore the population of foxes is allowed to live and is encouraged to stay in he habitat. Thinning poses the possible threat of introducing new foxes from out of the area and possibly the reintroduction the rabies virus.
While the fox prefers life around ravines, streams, lakeshores and woody areas, they will sometimes make their den under porches and other urban protected spots. Naturally you would call a wildlife expert to humanely relocate them to their habitat and make your property safe from any confrontation with the fox family.
When foxes are nearby
If you suspect foxes nearby, make plans and protect your property. Galvanized wire mesh, inserted down into the ground 15" so that tunneling is discouraged is a good idea. That's how they get into the henhouse when you're watching cartoons; In reality as well. Keep food scraps and pet food out of the yard and safely in containers. If you are uncertain about whether you have foxes nearby, keep your pets out of the yard for a little, be active yourself as this will discourage the shy animals from hanging around.
Raccoons are one of those animals that have been over-run by urban development and are as much a part of the population as city folk. They are everywhere. You will not usually see them as they tend to do their chores and damage at night. Their diet consists of grubs, nuts, corn, smaller rodents, some fruits and of course, they have a field day when they come across garbage and compost. These creatures have no problem in setting up house in your house. Rafters, eaves, sheds and garages.
If you have never had a run in with a raccoon, you would be very surprised how aggressive and protective they can be. the raccoon is related to the bear and as such, has a similar attitude or temperament. They aren't the cuddly critters they appear to be. If you have one living in your home, in your yard or anywhere else on your property, you really need to contact GTA Toronto Pest Control to come and mitigate the situation. Raccoons can do a lot of house damage in a very short time Our experts know how to humanely remove them and other wildlife to keep your family safe from unpredictable invaders that can pose problems in Southern Ontario.
What are the numerous raccoon problems that may be faced by a home owner?
Why you need to call GTA Toronto Pest Control?
skunks are not as prevalent as other rodents and wildlife but can they ever leave a lasting impression. You won't see them as much in the winter as other wildlife pests but come spring, they will begin to hunt out locals such as under porches, sheds, piles of debris and garbage and composts.
Skunks; their damaging ways and attraction to home properties?
Skunk problems in Southern Ontario
How GTA Toronto Pest Control helps
Squirrels are everywhere it seems. They don't always pose problems but when they reach numbers that start to cause damage to property and yard, it's time to call us. They may seem cute but they really just a rat with a fluffy tale. They can be just as destructive so give us a call if they have become a problem, we know how to eradicate the problem and we do it in the most humane way.
Things squirrels like to do; If this sounds like raccoon problems, they are very similar
....when infestation has happened and wall, ceiling, and eaves openings require sealing and exclusion traps (one way traps) are needing to be placed where the animal has entered your structure. Sometimes homeowners will try non metal traps, squirrels will chew through these in short order.
As much as they sound effective, repellents like moth balls, ultrasonic emitters, other animal urine (predator's) and ammonia-soaked rags are ineffective. We also make sure that when we remove squirrels, they aren't coming back soon nor any replacement ones. Finally we will clean and decontaminate attics for safety and smell.