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Getting Rid of Unwanted House Guests This Winter- SWAT Wildlife

Getting Rid of Unwanted House Guests This Winter

By Derick McChesney | September 20, 2021

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…

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

8 Tips to Prevent Wasp Nests around Your Home

By Derick McChesney | August 27, 2021

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…

Mice looking out of a wooden box

How to Get Rid of Mice Safely?

By Derick McChesney | May 18, 2021

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…

Red Squirrel Looking Around a Tree

How to Get Rid of Squirrels

By Derick McChesney | May 18, 2021

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…

Rat on a wooden table with vegetables and kitchen utensils.

Rat Extermination

By Derick McChesney | April 16, 2021

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…

Birds on the roof

Bird Removal – Dos and Don’ts

By Derick McChesney | April 16, 2021

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…

rat in backyard

5 Proven Ways to Get Rid of Rats in Your Yard

By Derick McChesney | March 22, 2021

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…

Squirrel and Groundhog

5 Effective Ways to Animal Proof Your Home

By Derick McChesney | March 22, 2021

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…

raccoon on a tree

Racoon Removal: Dos and Don’ts

By Derick McChesney | February 25, 2021

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…

skunk

Are Skunks Dangerous?

By Derick McChesney | February 25, 2021

Skunks go where the trail of food leads them, and this often means people’s backyards, gardens, and even inside houses. This is becoming increasingly common, which means that you may come across one of these creatures one of these days. What will you do when that happens? Are skunks dangerous, and what should you do…

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