Pest Control in Oakville, Milton, and Burlington. Do you hear noises from the attic? We do professional pest and wildlife removal
Do you suspect raccoons or squirrels could be living in the attic of your home? We have decades of experience serving Burlington and Oakville residents with professional pest control solutions. TSR is the region's best, award-winning pest control company offering raccoon removal, squirrel removal, skunk removal, bird removal, mouse treatment, rat treatment, and many other types of pest control and animal removal services.
Each year, TSR invests a significant portion of its profit in procuring the most innovative pest detection and removal technologies from around the world. We have access to the industry's most ground-breaking tools and products. Our staff are fully-trained and certified in using these cutting-edge tools.
Raccoons often seek to be close to humans because being close to humans means an abundant food supply. Raccoons also love breaking into attics because they are quiet and suit the animal's nocturnal nature. A raccoon in an attic can sleep uninterrupted and risk-free for 15-20 hours a day. Once in the house, the raccoon can cause serious damage. Contact us at 416-268-3408 to learn about your raccoon removal options.
Raccoons are excellent climbers - reaching the roof of an average residential home in Ontario takes only a few seconds. If left undisturbed in an attic for a long time, raccoons will cause significant building damage and create serious health and safety risk. We have published several posts in our blog about the dangers of raccoon feces. What also poses a significant risk to a home's occupants is the fact that raccoons usually urinate in the same area of the attic, which can eventually soften the drywall. Softened drywall can collapse together with the adult raccoons on it creating a scene from a horror movie. Over the years, we have seen numerous cases of significant portions of ceilings collapsing under the raccoon's weight. To prevent such costly and stressful encounter, you are advised to take action and not allow raccoons to continue living in your attic.
Will raccoons leave my home on their own?
A well-intentioned argument could suggest that raccoons will leave your home once the winter is over. That's absolutely not the case. Raccoons will not leave your home when the winter is over. Raccoons in urban and suburban areas are not accustomed to living in trees and they have nowehere else to go. Raccoons will continue to live in your attic throughout the year. There is a good chance that they will continue breeding in your attic and with every breeding season, there will be more animals calling the attic home.
If a raccoon has found a home under your roof, you should contact a professional wildlife removal company such as TSR and they will provide you with advice and assistance.
It should not be forgotten that raccoons are wild animals and can quickly cause great damage in the house and around the yard or infect residents and pets with numerous diseases. Once the critters have found a shelter in the attic, they can quickly become a real nuisance. The longer they stay in the attic, the harder it will be to evict them permanently. There will also be other unpleasant consequences such as damaged insulation, walls, ceilings, excessive smell caused by the animal's urine and excrement.
I hear noises in my attic. Could it be a raccoon, squirrel, or a small rodent such as a mouse or a rat? Richmond Hill and Vaughan pest control and wildlife removal from attic, wall, basement ceiling.
Do you hear noises in the attic? Does it sound like something is walking, jumping, scratching, running, chewing on something in your attic? Here, at TSR Pest Control and Wildlife Removal, we have been serving Vaughan and Richmond Hill residents for years - helping get rid of large and small animals from attics, wall cavities, cavities between floors. Our technicians have decades of experience in removing mice, rats, squirrels, skunks, and many other pest and wildlife species.
Why do animals enter into attics or walls?
There are many reasons why small and large animals may choose to settle in your attic or wall cavity. Some animals break into an attic because of cold, while others look for a safe place for their young. Certain animals are more active during certain months of the year. But attics and walls offer warm, quiet, and safe places to animals that try to avoid cold temperatures or stay safe from larger predators.
Having an animal in your attic is a health and safety hazard. Animals can cause all kinds of expensive damage, create fire, water, and mould hazards because they chew on the roofing material, electrical cables, plumbing and HVAC fixtures, and even structural wood components.
TSR's animal removal methods aim at evicting animals with the least property damage and ecological impact. We also aim to carry out the removal process in the safest possible manner for the home's occupants. We will use the latest detection and removal technologies and cutting-edge tools to make sure we complete your wildlife removal or rodent control job in the most effective way possible.
TSR will deploy advanced thermal and video imaging technologies to detect the extent of wildlife or rodent damage to your property. We will use cloud-based monitoring to make sure no animal babies are left behind. Our timely follow-up policy will ensure we complete safely and humanely.
Being GTA's best boutique wildlife removal and pest control firm, TSR offers a full range of wildlife and pest management solutions in the Region of York.
The noise from the raccoon and squirrel families will disturb your sleep and wake you up in the middle of the night or the early hours of the morning. Also, sharing your home with wildlife can be dangerous. Over time, raccoons can damage insulation and walls and leave droppings and urine everywhere. Because every raccoon and squirrel situation is different, you need the help of wildlife removal professionals to solve the problem in the safest and most cost-efficient way.
No matter how complex your pest problem is, TSR will remove the animals and repair the entry points by using the highest quality material to prevent the animal from returning. Because we have decades of experience repairing animal damage, animals cannot break what we fix.
Several important health risks come with having a raccoon denning site near humans. Raccoons, squirrels, and other wildlife can expose humans to several dangerous infections. For instance, there is a risk of getting infected with Baylisascaris when humans ingest eggs in the soil, water, or on objects that have been contaminated with raccoon feces. The eggs that carry the parasite are resistant to most environmental conditions and, with adequate water, can survive for many months. Ingesting these eggs results in the growth of the parasitic larvae in the patient's body, which can cause serious organ and muscle damage.
Rat and mouse infestations can be very dangerous, too. Rats carry a large number of diseases and are one of the most difficult pests to control. This is due to their ability to adapt to different environments. Rats also reproduce very fast and are very smart at avoiding traps and will not approach most types of bait. When they live in backyards, there is an increased risk that the rodents will be able to gain access to your building. Once they manage to settle inside buildings, rats will create a greater risk of health and property damage. For example, they can cause enormous structural and electrical damage.
Guaranteed same-day raccoon, squirrel, skunk removal in Toronto. Do you hear noise in your attic? TSR offers the best wildlife removal and pest control service in Toronto.
Squirrels are probably one of the most common species of wildlife encountered in Toronto. Most of the time, they run around lawns, trees, and bushes, and wooded areas. They are often seen carrying acorns and nuts and hiding them in the ground, as well as running through trees and power lines, rooftops, and other areas.
Although they are serious agricultural pests, in urban areas, squirrels are generally not a nuisance. However, the fact that they live so close to homes and other buildings means that they can sometimes gain access to walls, attics, basements, and other areas by chewing on or breaking plastic, wood, stucco, and other materials.
Once they enter a building, squirrels will quickly become a destructive nuisance and it will be necessary to contact a squirrel removal professional. If you are experiencing a squirrel intrusion in your home or business, contact TSR Pest Control to arrange an on-site inspection.
A squirrel inside your attic is particularly dangerous. The animal can destroy wiring causing an electrical hazard and damage wood, drywall, insulation and other building materials used in attic spaces. Squirrels will also make annoying noises at night and in the early hours of a day not letting you enjoy a quiet night's sleep. TSR is ready to help Toronto residents exclude squirrels and keep them out of their buildings.
In the summertime, squirrels will alternate between their nests built on treetops and denning sites inside attics or wall and ceiling cavities. They will be busy storing food for the winter and build raising their young. Squirrels will also build large nests inside attic spaces, in soffit areas, wall cavities, and ceiling/floor cavities between floors. Nests are made of leaves, branches, insulation, and other debris.
Squirrels are very adept animals and thrive in warmer as well as colder climates throughout North America. They can survive Toronto's freezing winter temperatures largely because of their ability to easily break into warm buildings. Squirrels are good at surviving both in rural as well as urban areas. Their population rises rapidly because of having two breeding seasons in a year and relatively small roadkill rates compared to other wildlife such as skunks and raccoons. Squirrels are good at avoiding moving cars thanks to their speed and quick reactions.
From a distance, squirrels pose little danger to humans and pets. Unless threatened or sick, squirrels are not aggressive. However, if cornered or sick, squirrels will bite to escape. Squirrels are more dangerous once they have started nesting in our buildings. Their tendency to gnaw on objects can create serious property damage. In an attempt to find warm places to nest and hide food, squirrels can chew through shingles, sidings, vents, wood, stucco and other building material used in the exterior finishing of residential and commercial structures. Squirrels also pose a serious fire risk. Squirrels will often chew on wires between floors, in attics, and wall cavities creating many exposed wires. Squirrels can also damage to your gardens, lawns, and plants. You should never try to catch a squirrel or chase it as it can quickly jump and bite creating a serious risk of infectious disease (given the number of parasites the species is known to carry).
TSR's squirrel removal experts know how to remove squirrels from buildings and repair the entry points to keep them away. The wildlife control specialists at TSR have decades' experience helping Toronto residents keep their homes and businesses free of squirrels. Our squirrel control experts will use the most advanced methods and technologies to identify the hiding points and access points and eliminate your squirrel problem within a few hours. TSR has all the squirrel removal and prevention expertise Toronto residents need to keep squirrels away.
Raccoons have become a big part of our urban landscape in Toronto. They are no longer inhabitants of the farmlands and forests. Raccoons are mostly active at night and rarely during the day. Being nomadic animals, they can transmit many vectors such as fleas, ticks, mites and can contaminate surfaces they touch. Racoon's excrement and urine carry significant infection risks. These mammals tend to crawl into ceilings, cellars, attics, sheds, and decks. In residential houses, one of the biggest problems with a raccoon intrusion is that the animals produce noise at night and disturb sleep.
Rabies is a life-threatening disease caused by a virus that attacks the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). Infected mammals can transmit the rabies virus to humans and other mammals. Once symptoms appear, rabies is almost always fatal. Fortunately, only a few human cases of the virus are reported each year in Canada. Rabies is most common among wild animals such as raccoons, bats, skunks, and foxes, but all mammals can be infected with the rabies virus. Toronto's raccoons are a non-negligible risk of rabies infection. Pets and livestock can get rabies if they are not vaccinated and protected against infection and come into close contact with a rabies-carrying raccoon.
How do we remove raccoons?
TSR’s technicians have undergone years of training and certification to ensure every raccoon removal job in Toronto is carried out as safely and professionally as possible.
Our technicians are equipped with cutting-edge raccoon detection, removal, and monitoring technologies. They are able to carry out the most detailed thermographic inspection available to determine which areas of your home the critters have visited as well as where they have denned. We are able to advise you on insulation disturbance, biological and humidity hazards caused by raccoons.
Our machine shop builds custom animal proofing fixtures for the various roof, soffit, and wall structures. Our solutions have proved genuinely animal-proof. TSR has come to enjoy the industry’s lowest error margins and animal-proofing failure rates, year after year. We use expensive, durable, and impossible-to-break materials to ensure what we fix does not get damaged by animals.
Do you offer animal proofing services in Toronto?
TSR offers wildlife-proofing services for residential and commercial customers in Richmond Hill and surrounding areas. We use rust-proof material that preserves the ventilation function of different roof fixtures while providing unfaltering animal-proof quality. Our technicians measure the areas that need protection and design the most optimal animal-proof composition to prevent raccoons, squirrels, and other critters from accessing your building.
What if there are babies inside?
TSR is one of Ontario’s few wildlife removal companies that can safely detect and remove animal babies of all ages. Our wildlife monitoring devices ensure there is no wildlife young left behind. We make sure to hand-remove all young animals that are not mature enough to use our animal exclusion devices.
Will you check the roof?
TSR will do a visual roof inspection to identify all of the wildlife entry points. One of the most important steps in our wildlife removal process is to identify and seal the entry points. We repair the entry points only after we are certain that all wildlife has been safely removed from your home. Thanks to our expertise and technological capacity we can guarantee that the job will be completed in a professional and successful manner.
Skunks' main characteristic is the strong and foul odour the animal secretes through its anal glands. This is skunks' main defence mechanism against any threat. Before spraying at the source of danger a skunk will often send a warning by raising its rear legs and raises its tail and leaning on its front legs. A forceful and precise spray will follow shortly after this warning. The mammal emits a liquid that can cause temporary blindness and a burning sensation on the skin. The substance is very difficult to remove from the skin of the person or the domestic animal sprayed by a skunk. Skunks will also bite the animal or human they interact with if they feel cornered and threatened. Like raccoons, skunks can carry rabies and other infectious diseases that they can transmit to humans and other mammals through close contact.
Unlike squirrels and raccoons, skunks are not very good at climbing and scaling structures. Therefore they mostly choose to burrow through the ground and shelter under home foundations, sheds, decks, and other urban structures. If a skunk starts living under your building, you will begin to smell the animal's distinctive odour in certain parts of your home. You should not try to obstruct a hole that the skunk uses to get under the structure, as this can result in the animal's death and the foul smell from a dead skunk will linger in the building for several months.
TSR offers strong and permanent animal-proofing solutions that will keep skunks out of their denning sites of choice. We have the right tools to evict skunks from your buildings and keep them away.
I live in Toronto, and I have bed bugs. What is the most effective pest control method to exterminate bed bugs? Guaranteed bed bug treatment in Toronto.
Many Toronto residents complain about the ineffectiveness of different pricey pest control methods they have tried in the fight against bed bugs. Every day we meet a customer or two who have worked with different pest control companies and have seen bed bugs return several weeks after expensive procedures such as the full house heat treatment.
In this post, we will provide some information about effective bed bug treatments and how to choose a reliable and experienced bed bug exterminator.
What are the factors that determine the success rate of a bed bug treatment? Is it the insecticides used, the dosage of application, physical interventions such as heat, or the application techniques? For sure, all of these could matter in our fight against bed bugs. But the most important factor is the experience of a pest control company in tackling severe cases of bed bug infestation.
Companies that have tackled high-stage bed bug infestations in places like rooming houses, student accommodations, motels and other establishments and have developed a consistent bed bug treatment protocol could have an advantage over companies that approach bed bugs just like another pest. The truth of the matter is that bed bugs are not just another pest to be sprayed with a common insecticide. Bed bug extermination requires specialized knowledge and practical training. Quick pest control methods such as crack-and-crevice treatment or heating a unit to eliminate bugs is not going to be universally effective. A bed bug specialist with sufficient experience in handling serious infestations could achieve results that technicians with limited experience in such demanding environments cannot deliver.
Consistency is important, but an experienced bed bug exterminator also knows that in certain cases customizing a long-established bed bug treatment protocol to account for different variables is the only way the company could deliver strong results in an effective and timely manner.
Companies that rely on a limited array of insecticides or physical control methods such as heat are often going to run into roadblocks that impede their success. Those methods could work quite effectively for 50-60% of cases, but there will certainly be a sizeable minority of cases in which the results will be an unending cycle of frustrating follow-up appointments as the bugs begin to develop resilience to the conventional treatment methods.
It should not be forgotten that bed bugs are living organisms with complex biology. Just as not everyone with access to a treatment protocol can successfully treat a patient, not every exterminator with access to insecticides and treatment tools is going to be able to treat all bed bug infestations. Every day, technicians and their bosses will run into situations that require a depth of knowledge and experience and strong analytical skills. The question is, can these exterminators and their employers deliver the results that their customers deserve and expect?
One way to find out is to ask a pest control company what the longest bed bug treatment guarantee they can offer is. At TSR, without hesitation, we can offer our clients a two-year bed bug warranty if they choose to purchase that premium warranty package. That is because we are certain of our success. We know that no matter how bad a particular infestation turns out, our management will be able to provide the expertise needed to achieve a zero-bed bug outcome.
Guaranteed Cockroach Treatment Pest Control in Toronto - All Cockroaches Exterminated in One Treatment Only
Is there a Toronto area pest control company that can exterminate cockroaches in one treatment?
Cockroach are one of the most common pests in Toronto and surrounding areas. Our technicians have decades of experience tackling serious cockroach infestations. The four types of cockroaches that affect Toronto residents most frequently are: German Cockroach, Oriental Cockroach, American Cockroach, and Brown Band Cockroach. All of these cockroach types pose a significant health risk to our communities.
TSR Pest control has developed effective cockroach treatment protocols. We can bring most cockroach infestations to an end with a single treatment. Our cockroach treatment combines several highly effective intervention strategies and guarantees a fast and effective extermination of this most unsighly pest.
Our cockroach extermination methods include the use of the industry's most advanced and effective fog, liquid, and dry insecticides. These chemicals are specially engineered to have the most devestating impact on the cockroach populations without endangering the ecosystem. Unlike the pesticides of the previous generations, these products have been subjected to rigorous testing and offer healthier and more reliable control mechanisms. Our staff have been trained in using more than hundred advanced insectides that are effective in targeting various stages of cockroach infestations in residential and commercial properties.
Upon inspecting the affected unit, TSR's technicians will decide how the company's treatment protocal needs to be customized to achieve the most effective cockroach extermination outcome within the shortest period. In most cases, we can exterminate 99% of the adult cockroach population within 90 minutes and all the rest within the next few days. These are incredible results given how resilient cockroaches can be to conventional insecticides and treatment methods.
Cockroaches present a serious health risk because they mostly live in seweges and other unsanitary sites. Given the fact that once inside a home, cockroaches tend to settle in places close to our food storage and handling surfaces, they can introduce serious parasites and bacteria into a household.
To avoid the proliferation of these insects, it is essential to keep the premises very clean and eliminate everything that can provide a refuge for them or at least, temporarily remove them until the cockroach treatment is over. While it is true that domestic cockroaches infallibly develop in old and neglected houses, experience shows, contrary to general belief, that cockroaches can also quickly invade newer buildings that are maintained properly and kept clean.
It should not be forgotten that one of the things that makes the fight against these pests more difficult is the ease with which they hide through their flat bodies. Cockroaches can hide in places where fumigants and other products used to combat them will not reach easily. Also, its egg cases can protect the cockroach eggs effectively from chemicals. Finally, unprofessional and poorly planned pesticide use can result in the insects developing resilience to certain commonly used chemicals. All of these complicate cockroach treatments, decreasing rates of success.
Currently, there are several advanced products available to professional exterminators that can be used when tackling high-stage infestations with cockroach populations highly resiliant to conventional insecticides and treatment methods. Our experienced staff will make the appropriate pesticide choice and will apply the products and treatment protocols in accordance with the instructions and manuals provided by the manufacturers. They will also take all of the necessary precautions to protect our customers' health and safety.
With the end of the holiday season, bed bug infestations continue to increase across Canada. This tiny insect can hide in suitcases and clothes and then settle in our bedrooms quickly infesting our homes and making it impossible for us to enjoy a peaceful night's sleep. Bus or airplane seats and second-hand furniture or clothing can also be hiding spots in which bed bugs lurk for a new host.
Having made a strong comeback in the last two decades, bed bug infestations remain a growing problem in Canada's largest city.
It is sufficient for a female animal to enter an apartment or a house to kickstart a sizeable infestation because a single female can carry eggs for up to 300 offspring. Often the blood-sucking parasites are only noticed when they have already multiplied and the occupants of a home fall prey to stings of numerous bed bugs.
One thing that makes an early intervention difficult is that these insects are hard to see during the day. Bed bugs tend to hide behind drywall inside mattrasses and bed frames or even light switches. Because detecting a bed bug infestation can be difficult if there are only a few bed bugs in a home or the insects have found deep hiding places, it is important to hire an experienced bed bug exterminator who can make a clear and reliable diagnosis.
Once an apartment or a house becomes infested with bed bugs, only one thing can help - a professional pest control company with access to the industry's best bed bug removal products. Bed bugs require specialized chemicals that can tackle the complex life cycle and biology of a highly resilient and adept insect. The chances of having a successful bed bug extermination without using such advanced chemicals are very slim. Bed bugs are hard to control. Only the most nuanced bed bug treatment protocols implemented by highly trained and experienced technicians can deliver a successful outcome in a single treatment.
Unfortunately, you can hardly protect yourself against a bed bug infestation. It is quite common for Torontonians to bring these insects into their houses after a vacation. Hotels, in particular, have recently been struggling with bed bug infestations. In large residential complexes such as apartment and condominium buildings, the insects can spread easily from one unit to the next. In such cases, only systematic control measures can help to get rid of these pests. The infestation can only be eliminated if a professional bed bug control strategy is developed and deployed.
A common misconception is that bed bugs appear in a home because of poor hygiene. Contrary to this assumption, the insect's introduction to a home has nothing to do with the existing hygene conditions. The truth of the matter is that the parasite can settle wherever human beings live.
Getting rid of bed bugs for good is a very time-consuming process. Strong and high-stage infestations represent a great challenge even for professionals, which require very thorough work. One of the biggest problems with bed bug control is that the pests can go without food for many months. Leaving a home empty for several weeks or not renting out an hotel room for some time is not going to solve the problem.
Bed bug treatment requires a very precise and careful preparatory work. The quality of the preparatory work is one of the most important factos determining the sucess of a bed bug treatment. That is why TSR's bed bug treatment contains strict preparatory guidelines that our technicians ensure are fully met before a bed bug treamtent commences.
At TSR, we specialize in treating Toronto's most infested homes and have resolved some of the industry's most complex cases successfully. Toronto residents can trust our thorough knowledge of bed bugs and our expertise in the science of bed bug extermination.
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