FAQ

  1. Is it dangerous to me or my family to have animals living in our attic?

  2. Yes, it can be. One of the many risks include the animal chewing at the electrical wiring in the attic that could cause a fire, or at the very least, expensive repairs. Also, some animals can have rabies, or transmit disease through their feces. If it is during the birthing season, a mother raccoon will get very protective and extra aggressive with their young around. It is best to have a professional wildlife company take care of your problem.

  3. Will I have to get additional repairs done to my home, after you remove the animal?

  4. Most of the time, we are able to solve your wildlife problem without you having to do any additional repairs. However, sometimes the animal can cause damage to your roof that would cause leaking. In this situation the technician will inform you of your problem, and recommend one of our preferred roofers to repair your roof.

  5. Do you trap animals?

  6. In most situations, trapping the animal is not an effective solution. With the current bi-laws, it is against the law, to release an animal any further that 1 km from where it was caught. Thus, the animal will always find their way back. Our one way door system and galvanized steel screen ensures that the animal leaves your property and does not get back in.

    However, we will trap, or catch an animal if it is in any part of the living space of your home, or in your garage.

    We do not recommend you trying to trap an animal yourself. It could be dangerous to you, and if you don’t follow the animal rights laws, you could get a hefty fine.

  7. Can I trap the animal myself, and take it away?

  8. Technically, you can. However if you are not familiar with the animal rights laws, or you don’t know how to handle a wild animal, you would be putting your safety and health in danger, not to mention any fines or charges for mishandling a wild animal.

  9. I found the hole where the animal is getting in, should I patch it?

  10. Even if you are comfortable climbing onto your roof or into your attic, we strongly recommend you have a professional take care of the problem for you. If you block the hole with the animal still in your home, they will likely cause much more damage trying to get out. Worst case scenario, the animal could be unsuccessful in escaping, and die in your attic, at which time, you are looking at significantly more money to remove the dead carcass and disinfect your attic, from maggots and other problems.

  11. What do you do with the babies?

  12. We place them in a heated, insulated, ventilated container so that the mother can come and safely take each baby to their new den.

  13. Can I use moth balls, paprika, curry powder, loud music, or bright lights to get rid of the animal?

  14. Approximately half of the jobs we do, our customers have already tried one of the above methods. They are very ineffective.

  15. How can I protect my home so that this doesn’t happen again?

  16. There are typically a few weak spots on your home, such as your roof vents, roof lining, chimneys and dormers where wildlife will enter. Part of our service commitment is to advise you of the potential weaknesses on your home, and how we can help you to “wildlife proof” your property.