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.