Animals commonly find shelter in people’s attics, especially in the fall and winter months. They can tell that the inside is warm by the air that escapes the roof’s ventilation. To get inside, raccoons and squirrels will break the soffits, chew through the vents, or climb down the chimney. Housing animals in the attic however can seriously damage the insulation within and increase energy costs. It also puts your home at risk of getting more pests and the pathogens they bring with them. In this case, both raccoons and squirrels had broken into this Ajax home, one after the other. If you suspect an infestation on your property, call Wildlife Shield. Read More
On July 11, 2020, it was reported that a squirrel was tested positive. This might come as a shock where we are in a world still coming to grips with the ongoing battle against the novel Coronavirus said to have originated in Wuhan, China, 2019, last year. With the death toll rising around the world each and every day, breaking record after record, the news of a possible return of the bubonic plague cannot have come at a much worse time than this. Responsible for millions of deaths across the European continent in the Middle Ages, The Black Death was one of the worst outbreaks recorded in history. Read More
Are you having problems dealing with raccoons? Prevention is always easier than trying to fix a problem after it occurs. The same is true on how to keep raccoons off my deck. Raccoons could be pretty problematic when they come around your property. They cause damage to your structure in a bid to get inside your deck. If they feel threatened they will do anything to scurry away unhurt even if to show some aggression. Read More
Squirrels can pose a big problem for homeowners. These cute little creatures might be absolutely adorable when they’re climbing in the trees in your backyard, but once they get a little bit too comfortable they can really cause headaches for you and your family. If you suspect that you have a squirrel infestation it’s important for you to call in the experts. Read More
If you suspect that you have a squirrel infestation in your attic (we have some tips for attic inspection), you’re far from alone. Every year, squirrels make their homes in attics all across Toronto. They gravitate towards them because attics offer safe spaces for squirrels to make their nests, a refuge from the natural elements, and a spot where there are no predators. Attics are ideal for squirrels. Humans rarely visit their attics, but they are secure areas. Squirrels can be alone and do as they please. Read More
Raccoons are known as being scavengers and their reputation is well deserved. Whether you find them in the country or lurking in the city, raccoons can be seen wherever there is food around. Rest assured that they will not be picky when it comes to their diets, which is why it’s important for you to raccoon-proof your trash. You can do this fairly easily by securing the lid with bungee cords or heavy rock, using lights to deter raccoons, or sprinkling some ammonia on your bags.
Raccoons will eat pretty much any type of trash, but they prefer a mix of grains, vegetables, insects, rats, and fish. Depending on where the raccoons live, they might enjoy a diet of worms or crayfish. Some raccoons will even eat squirrels. Read More
Squirrels might be adorable frolicking around the trees in your backyard, but they can cause major problems if they make their way inside your home. One of the most popular places for squirrels to nest is in your attic.
Squirrels like attics because they are safe havens from predators, and good spots to camp out to avoid all of the natural elements outside. They are also generally free of humans, so squirrels don’t need to fear being intruded upon. Attics are ideal indoor locations for squirrels, but if a family of them decides to crash in your home, beware, there are signs you need to replace attic insulation. Squirrels can cause a whole host of problems and they are very tricky to get rid of if you’re not a professional squirrel removal technician. Read More
Female raccoons give birth one time a year, and their litters are usually between two to seven babies. Although these miniature little masked raccoon might look cute, they can cause big problems for people. Raccoons will often search for a peaceful and safe place to have their litters and tend to hole up in sheds and attics where it is warm, predator-free and they have a low risk of running into humans. Read More
It might be tempting to feed raccoons and other wild animals, but it’s important for you to avoid the temptation to do so. Raccoons are not domesticated and can be unpredictable. They can also carry a whole host of different diseases. Never attempt to feed or handle a wild raccoon.
Raccoons are opportunists that gravitate towards the easiest and most accessible source of food. By feeding them, you are just making them more dependent on humans, and actually making them more vulnerable! It’s also important to remember that no matter how cute and cuddly raccoons look, they are not pets and will not hesitate to bite a person. A wild raccoon will easily perceive you as a threat and act accordingly by biting or scratching. Give these animals a wide berth in order to protect yourself and your family from unwanted attacks. Read More
It doesn’t matter how well you take care of your home, squirrels can still get into your attic.
Attics are especially appealing to squirrels because they offer them a warm, safe and isolated space to nest. Squirrels in the attic can cause a whole host of problems and be very difficult to remove without professional squirrel removal help. Read More