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Getting Rid of Unwanted House Guests This Winter

Getting Rid of Unwanted House Guests This Winter- SWAT Wildlife

Most Canadians like to stay indoors over the winter months, where it is warm and cozy. Animals and pests want to do the same. As the weather gets colder, you may find signs that you have some unwelcome guests living in your home. Mice, raccoons, rats and more look for warm spaces to hide from…

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How to Find and Get Rid of Dead Animals in Your House

According to media reports, the number of rats in the City of Toronto has been increasing for several years. This means there is a good chance these rodents could find their way into your home. These pesky critters live between one and two years. Then they die. And sometimes, that happens inside your house. You…

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8 Tips to Prevent Wasp Nests around Your Home

8 Tips to Prevent Wasp Nests around Your Home - SWAT Wildlife

Is there anything worse than finding a wasp nest around your property? It can be disheartening and destroy your summer fun. While you may not be able to get rid of wasps entirely, you don’t have to live with a nest in or around your home. But it can be difficult to remove a nest…

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How to Get Rid of Mice Safely?

Mice looking out of a wooden box

Mice are a common problem but this doesn’t make them any less of a nuisance. They chew through food packaging, wires, and even walls. They can also affect your personal health. Mice can make allergies or asthma worse, and they spread disease. There are several signs to look out for if you believe you have…

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How to Get Rid of Squirrels

Red Squirrel Looking Around a Tree

Squirrels are common rodents but they can create problems in higher numbers. For example, squirrels can cause damage inside walls and crawl spaces, and attics as they burrow for shelter or food. They may also carry fleas and ticks that could spread disease. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to get rid…

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Rat Extermination

Rat on a wooden table with vegetables and kitchen utensils.

Wildlife can be a joy, but it can often also be your worst nightmare. Rats tend to fall into the latter category and for many, the experience of having rats in your home is one you’re likely to remember for some time in the future. There are a lot of problems that can come with…

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Bird Removal – Dos and Don’ts

Birds on the roof

We all love to see wildlife in our garden and it can bring your outdoor space alive from bird songs to crickets chirping. However, there may come a point in which this wildlife inhabits a place on your property and usually in a place that’s likely inconvenient for you and your household. With that being…

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5 Proven Ways to Get Rid of Rats in Your Yard

rat in backyard

Whether you live in downtown Toronto or in the suburbs, it’s likely that rats are nearby. While no-one likes to think about the possibility of rats being on or in their property. Taking a proactive approach is the only way to minimize the risk they pose to your health and your home. It’s not unusual…

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5 Effective Ways to Animal Proof Your Home

Squirrel and Groundhog

Wild animals may seem majestic when you’re hiking through a forest or National Park but it’s not quite so breath-taking when you encounter wildlife in your own home. Raccoons, squirrels, birds and even skunks can cause a significant amount of damage if they’re able to gain entry into your home, not to mention the health…

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Racoon Removal: Dos and Don’ts

raccoon on a tree

There may be instances whereby you need to remove a raccoon safely from the confines of your home or garden but given that they are unpredictable wild animals, they should certainly be treated with caution. Despite being wild animals they can also be found in city areas, or near water. They usually like to eat…

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