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Areas of the Home that May Be Exposed to Mammalian Wildlife Intrusion

Raccoons and squirrels can be cute when seen in the wild, but most homeowners would agree that they are a nuisance when living in or around the home. If you are seeking to identify wildlife intruders in your home, then it is helpful to know what areas are most often at risk of infestation. Read this article to find out what some of those areas are and what you should do if you suspect raccoons, squirrels, or opossums are living in them. (more…)

Squirrels Eating From the Bird Feed!

As anyone who has tried to keep squirrels away from bird feed knows, they are very persistent and often surprisingly good at getting to the food. (more…)

4 Signs You Should Call a Wildlife Removal Specialist

In the wild, animals are fascinating beings that should be left undisturbed and treated with respect.  However, our Toronto communities are not places in which wild animals should live. Their presence can pose a threat to us, our property, and the animals themselves. Here are 4 signs that you should call a wildlife removal specialist right away. (more…)

Signs Your Home Has Been Infiltrated by Small Woodland Creatures

Raccoons, squirrels, bats, birds, and bugs are only a few of the creatures that can have you calling your Toronto wildlife removal company in a panic. There are several indicators that you may have a problem with any of these creatures, so read on to learn about a few of the ways you can spot a potential issue. (more…)

Keeping Wildlife Out: Squirrel-Proof Your Home

Squirrels may not seem like a problem, but sometimes, especially during mating and birthing seasons, they can be particularly driven to get into our homes. While life in your attic may be great for them, it can cause some serious structural damage that puts your family and property at risk. In most cases professional squirrel removal is necessary to avoid further problems. (more…)

Health Risks Associated with Wildlife Living in Walls, Crawlspaces, and Attics

Wildlife living in your walls and other parts of your house may be noisy and irritating, but they are much more than a simple nuisance. Animals living in your house pose serious dangers to your home and family. Squirrels and other animals like raccoons can cause damage to insulation and electrical wiring, but worst of all: Wildlife poses serious health risks.

Animal droppings

Any animal that is living in your home will produce droppings that are much worse than a disgusting annoyance. If birds or bats are living in your attic, their droppings can cause serious diseases, like histoplasmosis and cryptococcosis. Rat and mouse droppings come with their own share of diseases and infection risks, including Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome. The longer you wait to call a wildlife removal service, the more disease-ridden fecal matter and urine will accumulate in the walls, attic, or basement of your home.

Parasites and other sources of disease

Wildlife brings in fleas and other parasites from the outdoors and provides them a home inside your house. Rats, opossums, and other pests can carry the fleas which carry diseases, like murine typhus. Even if the fleas are not carrying diseases, their bites can be exceptionally irritating. Wildlife removal services can get rid of the vessel on which these parasites enter your home.


In some rare instances, homeowners are attacked by pests and bitten when going into the attic or crawlspace. Aside from the bite itself, some animal, like mice and rats, can transmit diseases like rat-bite fever and rabies. All wildlife bites should be taken very seriously. Removal of the wildlife from your home will eliminate the threat of your pets or someone in your family being bitten.

If you have animals living in your Toronto residence, then don’t hesitate to call Humane Wildlife Removal to have them humanely removed. We handle wildlife cases of all types, including raccoon, squirrel, skunk, and opossum removal. We can also seal your home so animals do not return. Call us todayor visit us on the web.