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What services do animal control provide?

By Derick McChesney | December 20, 2021

When it comes to protecting animals in your area, many different organizations play different roles. For example, you may live in an area where there is a local Humane Society or SPCA. Animal control is another organization that is responsible for the safety and care of animals in your area. However, it’s not always clear…

The Dangers of Raccoons in Your Attic

By Super Admin | November 28, 2021

Toronto has been seeing an increase in the number of raccoons living in the area. According to media reports, there has been a 62 percent increase in bites and scratches to people. Don’t let the cute bandit face fool you. Raccoons are destructive, aggressive wild animals. They are definitely not something you want living in…

Getting Rid of Unwanted House Guests This Winter- SWAT Wildlife

Getting Rid of Unwanted House Guests This Winter

By Derick McChesney | November 28, 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…

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

By Derick McChesney | September 20, 2021

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…

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…

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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…

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