How to effectively get rid of raccoons in Toronto, Brampton, Oakville, Milton, Caledon, Orangeville, Burlington, Hamilton, Newmarket, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Ajax, Pickering, Whitby, and many other GTA locations?
The Greater Toronto Area is home to a very large and stable raccoon population. Raccoons are among the most adorable wildlife roaming our urban landscape in the Greater Toronto Area. Their noteworthy presence in our cities suggests that raccoons have done quite well in evolutionary terms - they have adapted to urbanization and have developed new talents in foraging and accessing new denning sites.
There is no one-size-fits-all solution to a residential raccoon invasion. A successful raccoon removal process starts with a careful and thorough inspection of the property. A qualified wildlife removal professional carries out a roof and attic inspection to identify the source and the scale of the problem.
Once the technicians have gathered all the necessary information they will decide what the best eviction technique would be. When choosing an eviction technique we try to minimize the risks to the property and its residents. We aim to resolve the problem in the safest, most affordable, and effective way possible.
Once the eviction plan is successfully implemented, we will return to the property for a further inspection to ensure everything went as planned and to make a final damage assessment.
Finally, our wildlife removal technicians will repair the animal's access point. We use the most suitable repair material that will prevent animals from re-entering.
Raccoons are resilient and smart. In an experiment carried out by a York University professor, the first thing an urban raccoon tried to do when smelling cat food inside a lidded trash can was opening up the trash can lid. There are also numerous videos posted on the internet by Toronto residents that prove some of the city's raccoons have figured out how to open the so-called 'raccoon-proof green bins'.
Touch sensation accounts for an overwhelming part of a raccoon's sensory capacity. Seventy-five percent of a raccoon's sensory brain functions are wired to process touch sensations. And a significant percentage of sensory nerves concentrate in the paws.
Raccoon's traditional habitats include heavily-wooded areas that offer an abundant supply of vegetation and water. Urbanization has resulted in a significant reduction in raccoons' natural habitat. Rather than move out of their traditional territories, raccoons have remained and tried to adapt to city life.
Male raccoons tend to be solitary animals, while female raccoons often live in groups of four-five together with their young. They often go foraging together for better protection from larger animals. Male raccoons tend to start living alone before they turn one.
TSR wildlife removal has years of experience in removing raccoons and keeping them out of buildings. We will use cutting-edge products to remove them and prevent them from returning.
If not removed promptly and professionally, raccoon intrusions can grow more complex within a short time. Raccoons can cause serious damage to roofs, attics, electrical wiring, ventilation systems, and other parts of a building. Following the birth season, the scale of the problem would grow significantly. The number of animals to be removed and the number of sites within a building affected/damaged by animals would increase significantly.
If you suspect raccoons have made their way into your property, call 416-268-3408 for a free consultation.
Bed bugs are among the scariest of all insects - they pose severe health risks and are quite difficult to eradicate. What should you do if you find bed bugs in your home? What are your treatment options? How effective are they?
Bed bugs can invade any home, no matter how regularly and well housekeeping is done. Bed bugs enter houses, hotels, and other buildings where we stay for prolonged periods through clothing, luggage, or second-hand furniture. They can also enter a premise through adjacent structures.
When bed bugs appear in a residence, it can be hard to remove them completely because most of the time they hide in deep and hard to reach parts of beds and other pieces of furniture, as well as in most cracks and crevices including the ones behind walls and under the flooring.
Bed bugs feed in the nighttime by biting humans and pets, and sucking blood. Bed bugs can trigger allergic reactions, and their bites can become inflamed and infected. Bed bug bites do not affect everyone in the same way. Responses to bites range from no visible signs to severe allergic reactions. This variance can be quite confusing to the residents of bed bug-infested buildings. Those who are sensitive to bed bugs will develop bite marks one-two days after getting bitten. Bed bug bite marks closely resemble those of other insects such as a mosquito and a flea.
To fight bed bugs, TSR's pest control professionals follow an Integrated Pest Management program, and use a combination of physical and chemical treatment methods. You can entrust TSR with the job of setting your home completely free of bed bugs.
Non-Chemical Treatment Methods:
Our non-chemical treatment of the bed bug-infested areas includes steam and vacuum treatments. We use professional dry vapour stream machines that do not leave behind moisture. With the steamer nozzle-tip temperatures of more than 120 C and through high pressure, we can reach the deepest hiding spots of the bed bugs and kill eggs, nymphs and adult bed bugs. We complement the heat treatment with the use of the most powerful HEPA vacuums in order to remove all stages of bed bugs within seconds. We also offer bug-proof bags to keep contaminated clothing and bedding items for laundry.
Chemical Treatment Methods:
TSR pest control offers chemical treatments as part of our Integrated Pest Management program. Our professionals choose the pesticides that are appropriate to the site, the problems discovered during our inspections, and bug biology. Where appropriate, we apply non-residual spray formulations in order to minimize the unnecessary long-term contamination of the site. You can trust our decades-long experience in the pesticides industry.
TSR offers a "no-preparation bed bug treatment." We will prepare your property professionally for the bed bug treatment. Our professional bed bug preparation ensures all the preparatory work is completed properly and the property is 100% ready for a bed bug extermination. In most cases, we are able to offer our bed bug preparation service for a small additional cost. By offering a treatment preparation service our goal is to create a less stressful process for our clients and reduce the likelihood of a bed bug recurrence. We know how stressful discovering bed bugs can be; that's why we try to make the treatment as free of stress as possible.
We offer bed bug treatment preparation services in Toronto, Scarborough, Whitby, Oshawa, Brampton, Mississauga, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Markham, Oakville, Milton, Hamilton, Burlington, and many other cities and towns in the Greater Toronto Area.
How to choose a reliable animal control and animal removal company in Toronto?
The internet has turned the contracting of services in skilled trades into a much faster experience. Now, companies can showcase themselves through their online presence and attract clients through online marketing. The abundance of alternatives on the internet presents consumers with a welcome choice but also a new set of challenges.
How do we make sure we end up hiring the right pest control or animal removal contractor out of the hundreds of advertisements we come across on platforms such as Kijiji and Google?
Make sure to speak to a qualified service agent rather than a marketing or secretarial contact. Many companies operating in the Greater Toronto Area subcontract their work to unqualified or inexperienced technicians and operators. You could be buying service from a large company with a long history, however, end up having your pest problem "tackled" by an inexperienced technician. An inexperienced or unqualified technician will not only fail to resolve the pest issue but could also create new complications. For example, inadequate or improper application of insecticides or rodenticides could amplify the scale of the rodent or insect problem. An inexperienced animal removal technician could misdiagnose the problem, fail to identify the animal entry points or expose the property dwellers and wildlife at unnecessary risk. It is crucial to get your property inspected by an experienced, knowledgeable, and expert animal removal or pest control technician.
Another matter to pay attention to is the pricing. A private exterminator that quotes $80-$100 for a mouse or rat extermination or cockroach treatment is not going to use proper products and tools to tackle your home's insect or rodent problem. In some cases, the cost of the inspection, treatment, and repair materials used in a rodent inspection will surpass the amounts quoted by some operators advertising on cheap platforms. If the exterminator were to use proper tools and supplies, they would be operating at a loss. These technicians will, in most cases, use inadequate supplies and tools, and low-quality pesticides and the service the provide will, inevitably, fall short of what you need in order to achieve a pest-free environment.
We also recommend staying away from private exterminators with insufficient access to the regulated infrastructures of the pest control industry in Canada, part-time technicians showing up during the peak seasons, and dillatantes trying to juggle multiple trades. Pest control is a job that takes more than a pair of hands or a part-time attention. It requires a stable infrastructure and dedicated professionals. It is not something that a person with a spray tank and a jug of insecticide can excel at. The trade requires an in-depth knowledge of pesticide compositions and pest biologies in addition to years of practical, hands-on experience and immersion in the state of the art control techniques.
Companies offering comprehensive services such as preparing a house for a bed bug treatment or closing off access points for rodents and wildlife intrusions will end up simplifying your job and delivering a higher quality of service and a better value for your money.
Also, what is more important than a service warranty is the quality of the inspection, treatment, and post-inspection repairs conducted on your property. In today's volatile business environment, many exterminators go out of business, and an extended warranty offered by a small extermination or removal operation, in most cases, has very little actual value. Also, it is quite dubious that an exterminator who fails to solve your problem in the first couple of attempts is going to have any more success in their subsequent, numerous attempts.
If you need pest control or animal removal help in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas, feel free to call us at 416-268-3408. We offer free over-the-phone assessment and reasonably-priced on-site inspections.
The Atlantic sheds light on the "Bed-Bug Madness". What are the "psychological ramifications of bed bugs"?
Having bed bugs in your home is not only an immediate risk to your physical well-being, but these little, unwelcome creatures can also cause serious psychological damage, and even lead to a condition very similar to PTSD. Yes, you read it right -- Eveleth's piece presents some solid scientific evidence on how similar the bed bug anxiety can be to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, a condition often linked to war trauma. TSR Pest Control is fully committed to implementing the most effective and trustworthy extermination techniques. If you live in Toronto, Brampton, Mississauga, Markham or any other part of the Greater Toronto Area, and are dealing with a bed bug infestation at your home or business, please do not hesitate to contact us. We offer same-day visits to your residence, and in most cases you will feel the difference immediately. We pride ourselves on having a 100% success rate when it comes to bed bug extermination. Also, we beat our competitors' prices.
This week one of America's most popular science magazines published an interesting article discussing health risks associated with exposure to bed bugs. Click on the link to read the article. Also, do not forget to check our pest library to learn more about bed bugs and other pests commonly seen in Ontario's homes and businesses.