What to Do if Wildlife Enters the Interior of Your Home
Over time, numerous wild species of animal have modified their behaviour to excel in urban areas. Commonly encountered wildlife, like raccoons and skunks, pose little threat if you secure professional assistance.
Opossum Problems: Opossums are ubiquitous scavengers. A prehensile tail provides balance and makes opossums adept climbers. Their high adaptability and omnivore diet allow them to make a home in almost any location. Opossums are wanderers by nature. They may investigate your home in desperate need of food. While typically docile, opossums will bear 50 razor fangs when cornered. Ontario’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act allows Toronto homeowners to evict opossums for safety concerns. Contact a licensed wildlife removal team to deal with the problem without risk.
Raccoon Encounters: Like their opossum cousins, raccoons are ravenous omnivores. They are fearless and invade human garbage cans in search of sustenance. Raccoons regularly make their dens within homes’ attics, walls, or chimneys. Mothers bearing young children often seek out the warmth of a human home. This gives raccoons direct access to human living areas. Ontario’s raccoon population is a major transporter of rabies and other dangerous microbes. Get in touch with experienced rodent handlers if any raccoon finds its way into your personal space.
Squirrel Discoveries: Squirrels are naturally drawn toward urban areas and their generous food sources. These urbanized animals are often adapted better to city life than natural, forested areas. Homeowner relocation of squirrels is unwise. City squirrels will likely find themselves helpless in an unfamiliar environment. Humane squirrel removal specialists are trained to properly relocate animals without putting them in danger.
Homeowners can review the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act of 1997 for detailed specifics.