What is Humane Wildlife Removal?

Humane Wildlife Removal

Windsor’s residential areas are constantly expanding into the natural habitats of raccoons, opossums, groundhogs, and squirrels, humans are encountering more and more wildlife. This can create a whole spectrum of issues for your Home. Not only does it put the animals at risk, but it can also lead to extensive property damage or health risks to your pets and family.

As such, it is crucial for homeowners to explore animal-proofing solutions and to work closely with humane wildlife control services to minimize the impact common critters have on neighborhoods across Windsor, Ontario Canada.

Urban Wildlife

From bats and raccoons to skunks and groundhogs, there are countless wild animals that populate residential areas across Canada. While spotting different animal species as they cross your yard can be a fun and exciting experience, wildlife behavior is rarely cohesive within the structures of human life.

Urban Wildlife Critters

Residential properties and yards are not built to accommodate the various forms of wildlife in Ontario Canada and, as a result, the presence of unwanted wildlife in your attic or on your property can lead to several costly issues. Whether it’s opossums ripping up roofing tiles to build a nest in someone’s attic or raccoons scavenging through people’s garbage cans, there are countless risks for both animal and human life.

Conflicts with Wildlife

Wild animals are resourceful creatures as they search for food sources and the best place to build their nests. Unfortunately, in urban environments, these two resources can easily be found inside people’s homes, thereby drawing wildlife into local neighborhoods across Southwestern Ontario. Pro Trap is here to service Windsor Essex-County, Chatham-Kent, and Sarnia Lambton County for all of your animal removal needs.

Health Risks

Canadian wildlife can carry a host of diseases that pose a threat to the health of both humans and household pets. Raccoons alone have been known to spread rabies, tularemia, and Leptospirosis, all of which can be passed to domestic pets and humans.

Therefore, it is best practice to minimize contact with common wildlife and to make your home as unappealing to animals as possible. This ensures that your house is not contaminated with animal feces or the fleas and ticks that these wild animals typically carry.

Property Damage

The dangers of interacting with different forms of wildlife extend beyond health concerns. During baby season, opossums, raccoons, and squirrels have been known to convert people’s attic space into expansive nests. They start by finding a site of potential entry, such as cracks in roofing tiles, and then expand the hole to make future entries easier. After causing extensive damage to the roof, they will begin to shred insulation and wood to construct a nest. One thing that sets Pro Trap apart from other animal removal experts in Windsor, is that we can and will repair any home damages created by unwanted guests.

These pests will also chew through wires, cables and even support beams, threatening the stability of the whole property.

This is just one example among many. Wildlife populations can damage landscaping, attack outdoor pets or family memebers, and destroy decks. In the unfortunate event that they get stuck somewhere on the property, such as in the crawl spaces, and die, then their corpses can spread unpleasant orders and various diseases. As such, it is crucial to make your property as unappealing to wildlife as possible.


The majority of wildlife issues are caused by food. If an animal knows it can easily and safely access food by entering your property, then it will come back frequently. This can range from stealing pet food to tipping over garbage cans. To prevent this disruption, it is best practice to keep your trash and pet food secure indoors. The harder the food is to access, the less appealing your property becomes to unwanted pests.

Additionally, it is important to assess your house for entry holes. Hiring an expert to inspect your roof, crawl spaces, and basement for any easy access points ensures that you can seal them off before a pest takes advantage of the available space.

If your house cannot offer common wildlife food or shelter, then they are far less likely to approach it or return, thereby minimizing your interaction with wild animals.

Humane Wildlife Removal

There is no need to panic if you do discover wildlife animals living on your property. With the development of technology and a nuanced understanding of animal behavior, there are numerous available humane wildlife control methods. This ensures the safety of both the animals and you and your family.

With effective traps and detailed property inspections, animal control experts will be able to identify the species in your home and apply the best removal strategy. These humane practices negate the need for outdated and harmful practices, such as using glue traps and poison. By adopting a preventative, holistic approach, humans and wildlife can occupy the same environments without posing a threat to one another.

Final Thoughts

Few of us want to discover a wildlife animal living in our home and causing damage to our properties. However, if this does occur, there are numerous humane methods that can effectively remove the pest and safely return it to its natural habitat.

Animal Removal and Pest Control Company

Don’t let concerns over wildlife cause unnecessary anxiety or concern. Simply contact the animal trapping experts at Pro Trap and you can instantly restore order to your home while guaranteeing the safety of the animal by having them removed humanely.


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