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How to get rid of Squirrels?

Squirrels like raccoons can access roofs through the air and roof vents, installing wildlife proof metal caps is a good start. However, squirrels being rodents and having a need to chew to prevent their teeth from growing they can also target aging wood on roofs and fascia boards. SWAT Wildlife can inspect all types of roofs and offer preventive measures in weak areas to keep squirrels from entering your attic and chewing electrical and damaging insulation.

How to keep mice away?

Mice can be very tricky to deter as they can access our homes from all angles. They are incredible climbers and can fit through openings as small as a pencil eraser. We use pest control applications when getting control and treating mice. This requires a very strong commercial grade rodenticide. Some things that homeowners can do is to seal up any small cracks and openings around their home ex. gaps around A/C units and Furnace exhausts. Keeping food properly stored will also prevent attracting mice.

Will raccoons attack humans?

Generally, raccoons will not attack humans. However, during the baby season if the mother feels threatened or you get to close to her and her babies this may provoke an attack. Also, being sick can trigger an attack for the raccoon. We recommend always calling a professional to deal with raccoons on properties.

How do raccoons get in the attic?

Raccoons can enter our attics in several ways, some of the most common ways that raccoons gain access to our attics are through the roof vents or air vents. These caps can be breached whether plastic or metal. We build custom raccoon caps to fit all size air and roof vents for your home. Another common area is through the soffits and soffit intersections. These areas are easy places for raccoons to get their footing and push into our attics. SWAT Wildlife inspects these vulnerabilities and can provide re-enforcement to ensure raccoons cannot target these areas. Lastly, raccoons have feet that enable them to feel weak areas in the roof that otherwise look fine, SWAT Wildlife offers roof repairs to make sure that the roof remains raccoon-proof and waterproof. An inspection by an experienced technician can also help prevent this problem.

Who to call to remove wild animals?

It’s always best to call a professional wildlife removal company if you suspect you have animals in your home. Professional companies licensed, insured and should offer a minimum of one year warranty. –

How much does animal removal cost?

Competitive pricing for animal removal from a reputable company can range anywhere from between $300-$400. Burrowing animals like Raccoons, Skunks, Rats and Opossums can bump that price up due to linear screening.

How much does Raccoon Removal cost?

Raccoon Removal costs can vary. Our inspection, removal and closing of one entry point ranges from $325-$395 in the GTA. Also, Raccoon Removal costs can increase during Baby Season and if the Raccoons are found underneath decks, sheds, crawl spaces and porches.

How much does Squirrel removal cost?

Squirrel Removal costs can vary. Our inspection, removal and closing of one entry point ranges from $325-$395 in the GTA. Also, Squirrel Removal costs can increase during Baby Season, which happens in the Spring and Fall. Squirrels are aggressive chewers that can target fascia boards or roof lines if left exposed. If Squirrels are not removed in a timely fashion, they can cause extensive damage to insulation and electrical wiring.

How to keep Raccoons away?

When keeping Raccoons away from your home, simple practices like keeping your garbage contained or keeping it to an area they cannot access, can go a long way. Although there are many products that can be purchased, the best way to keep Raccoons away is to hire a professional Wildlife Removal Expert to inspect and protect the vulnerable areas around a home where Raccoons can gain entry.

How to get rid of Mice?

Mice Removal is an extermination application which involves a licensed pest control technician to inspect the home ie., living spaces and attics. Once the technician identifies the mice activity, a rodenticide treatment is carried out.

Question : WHAT ARE ONE-WAY DOORs?

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One-way doors are specially designed doors which allow the animal(s) to exit the property and not re-enter.

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Although there are no shortage of ways for urban wildlife to gain access to our roofs because of their excellent climbing capabilities, there are a couple of precautions you can take to make it more of a challenge. Trim tree branches so they do not overlap onto roof tops and dismantle any unused antennae which may be attached to your home.

Question : HOW DO I KEEP ANIMALS OFF MY ROOF?

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SWAT Wildlife uses the most humane approach and innovative methods when dealing with removal of problem animals, such as; Raccoons, Squirrels, Skunks, Birds, Bats, Pigeons, Snakes, Opossums, Rabbits, Chipmunks and more. Upon removal of raccoons and other wildlife, SWAT Wildlife provides preventative services to ensure any further intrusion.

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Are you looking for a wildlife removal specialist to humanely remove your uninvited raccoon guests? Do you have questions about our removal services? That's what we’re here for!

Our experienced professionals are well-trained and prepared for any unique animal removal job. We cover animal proofing for roof vents and exhausts, chimney capping, screening decks, removing deceased animals, wasp and hornet nest removal and urban wildlife stuck in attics, garages and sheds.

Contact us for animal removal and prevention services in Toronto, Mississauga, Scarborough, Oakville, Markham, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Pickering, Ajax, Whitby and Oshawa.

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Toronto’s Raccoon & Squirrel Removal Experts

Dear Customers,

SWAT Wildlife has always taken the health and safety of our customers, staff and of course, the animals we deal with everyday, very seriously.   We, just like you, are paying close attention to COVID-19. We are open for business and want to let you know that we have put the appropriate measures in place to protect ourselves and our customers.

  • Our Wildlife Technicians will always wear latex gloves, protective footwear and respirator masks when entering homes. We will stand 6 feet, or more, away from homeowners in accordance with social distancing rules.
  • We are trying to keep interior access into your homes to a minimum, however this time of year, access to your attics to inspect for babies is necessary.
  • When booking with our office staff over the phone, we will be asking if anyone in the house is sick, if they traveled in the last 14 days and if they have been around anyone with COVID-19 symptoms. Please understand that if you have traveled in the last 14 days, we cannot schedule an appointment for you until after the mandatory self isolation is complete.

We look forward to servicing your home and we hope that you and your loved ones stay safe in this uncertain time.

 

Sincerely,

The SWAT Wildlife Management Team