It can be frustrating to find out that a squirrel or a raccoon has decided to turn your home or business into its new den. In these situations, you may be tempted to take care of the problem on your own; however, this can be very dangerous.
When dealing with raccoons, squirrels and other wild animals, you must be aware of the possibility for aggression and illness. Ultimately, it can end up being much more expensive to do wildlife control on your own in Toronto instead of hiring a professional. If you do it incorrectly, you may still have to hire a professional to complete the job, or you could suffer injuries and make the problem worse during the process.
Below are four actions that you should never take when dealing with wildlife on your property:
1) Do Not Remove the Animal Yourself
You should never try to remove or otherwise touch an animal that has found its way onto your property. You never know how a wild animal is going to react if it is chased and cornered, and you don’t want to drive it even deeper into the walls or the attic where it can cause further damage. In this situation, if you find that an animal has invaded your property, contact us at ICE Pest for effective wildlife control in Toronto.
2) Do Not Use Food to Entice the Animal
Using food to provoke or draw an animal out of its hiding place on your property is not only dangerous, but can cause long-term nesting behaviours. If an animal learns that food will be readily available, they are more likely to visit your property, make a nest, and have babies. Once this happens, it will not only become more difficult to remove the animal from your property, but also become costly once the population grows. Food should not be used to draw the animal out of hiding, since the presence of food can also make animals much more territorial.
3) Do Not Use Animal Traps
Most animal traps are inhumane and can inflict serious injuries or death on an animal. At ICE Pest, we pride ourselves on providing humane wildlife removal solutions. If you notice an animal has made its home on your property in Greater Toronto, contact us for humane wildlife removal. Our team has experience dealing with many types of animals including raccoons, squirrels, skunks, groundhogs, coyotes and more.
4) Do Not Clean Up a Den Site on Your Own
Even if an animal seems to have moved on from its den on your property, you should still avoid cleaning up the site on your own. Instead, call in the experts to take care of cleanup. The area will need to be properly sanitized and may be dangerous to your health before this is done. There is also the possibility that the animal will return which may evoke aggression and put you in harm’s way.
Contact us for Effective Squirrel & Raccoon Removal in Toronto
At ICE Pest, we are known as an experienced and trusted pest control company that offers commercial and residential pest management services in Toronto, including squirrel and raccoon removal. Waiting before it’s too late to call in the wildlife specialists can result in significant and expensive damages to your property. Our experienced technicians will inspect your property and provide our recommendations for removal or control. We will then carry out the work necessary and develop a plan with you to prevent future invasions.
Contact us to request a free quote or call us at 1-888-439-8376.