Preventing unwanted guests in your commercial or residential properties becomes even more of a problem during springtime in the GTA, as it is baby season for a variety of wildlife. Squirrels and raccoons are particularly problematic during this time because they want to raise their young in your warm and cozy property. Squirrels, raccoons and birds can gnaw, scratch and claw their way into your roof, attic or walls to provide a safe space to rear their young. That is where ICE Wildlife Removal is here to help! See our wildlife inspections page for more information.
Our company revolves around two main services that are required to deal with these wildlife menaces: The first being humane exclusion or removal of the creatures, the second being the highest quality restoration and cleaning services that are tailored to your needs. ICE Wildlife Removal offers the benefit of humanely excluding the animals rather than eliminating them as other companies do. ICE Wildlife Removal is one of the only Pest Control and Wildlife removal providers that offers full restoration for damage done by animals, exclusion processes and cleanup. Combined with our team of certified professionals, we are the authority on ethical and professional wildlife removal in the GTA.
Here are some more details about squirrels and raccoons in their baby season. How can these wildlife menaces affect your property during baby season? How can ICE Wildlife Removal not only exclude the problem animals but restore your property to pre-infestation state? Read below for more information, explore our service pages and contact us to talk to someone on our team to help you today!
Grey squirrels and red squirrels pose a particular problem during their baby season, as they are adept climbers and persistent enough to burrow their way through a wide range of building materials. Squirrels will start to break into housing and buildings for shelter from the elements as the temperature decreases. It is in these spaces that nests are developed and the young are raised.
Building damage done by squirrels is of course a concern for any property owner, however nests also bring a variety of health concerns. Animal waste like urine and droppings can build up over time and in the confined space of the nest pose health risks to humans. This can also be the source of unpleasant odours throughout your property.
ICE Wildlife Removal’s own exclusion systems allows squirrels to exit but not return. This forces the squirrels to move on from your property. Our restoration and specialty services are then available to clean the hazards left behind and then get your property back to where it was before squirrels made it their home.
Since squirrels are such skilled climbers there is a good chance they will target your roof or attic. Our reinsulating, chimney capping and odour control services are additional services we offer.
Raccoons are a familiar topic and concern to anyone living in the GTA but pose a particular problem during baby season. Even our former Mayor and councillors debate and publicize issues raised from these persistent creatures (link: The Star). Raccoons want to use the resources and shelter provided by your property and the surrounding areas to rear their young.
The structural and property concerns for raccoons are not dissimilar to those posed by squirrels, however raccoons are stronger and larger, therefore amplifying the damage that can be done. Roofs, attics, walls and vents are all open targets. Insulation and building materials can be significantly compromised by the damage from clawing open entrances, building their nests etc, but also by the waste created by the litter and parents. Beyond being larger, raccoon infestations pose a much larger risk of transmitting disease and bacteria primarily because of their omnivorous diet which can include meat proteins. Cleanup of your infested property is of primary concern when dealing with invasive raccoons.
Odour and bacteria contaminations can be dealt with by ICE Wildlife Removal with a variety of our specialty services. We pride ourselves on the quality of our odour removal and infestation waste cleanup. Dangerous bacteria and odour left behind by the baby raccoons can be dealt with by using a living enzyme that safely eliminates the contaminants. For severe cases, like nests that have been active for long periods, we even offer Hazmat Cleaning. A litter of raccoons in your property can pose such problems that it is necessary to leave it to our team of professionals.
Here at ICE Wildlife Removal, we pride ourselves on the execution of our exclusion strategies as well as our restoration and prevention services. Not only do we exclude these pesky animals and restore the property, we also ensure they are not welcome to return!
Please call us today with any of your wildlife removal or pest control concerns across the GTA, or read our blogs to find out more about how ICE Wildlife Removal can help you!