Monday, March 30, 2009

talk talk talk: Coyotes Head to Beaches and a Fight with City Hall#links

talk talk talk: Coyotes Head to Beaches and a Fight with City Hall#links

i wonder why people think that when it comes to wildlife you can just load them up and dump them off to be someone Else's problem there is a reason the Ontario ministry of natural resources has laws against relocation 1. diseases can be transmitted when wildlife is moved infecting a healthy population we in Ontario have spent a lot of money on rabies control and becoming a world leader in rabies control 2. animal imprinting is very strong once an urban animal always an urban animal you can't just take it and dump it in the country and expect it to survive, so so much for the idea that it's a humane thing to do, and do you think someone else wants your problem wildlife? Maybe if the raccoon populations are so out of control what needs to be done is some population control like has been done in rural areas for eons

Monday, March 23, 2009

opossums and horses

Opossums have become increasing more populated in Ontario in recent years and seem to be adapting to our winter weather which is bad news for horse owners as possums carry a single celled protozoa in their intestines which the horse may come in contact with through possum feces. Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis causes neurological damage and although not all exposed horses will develop epm after being exposed to the protozoa horse that do end up with major nervous system damage and it can also lead to death . opossums are mainly nocturnal so keeping foodstuffs locked up and barn and stable doors closed will help as will immediate removal of any opossums found in your barn or stable and cleanup of any possum feces

Saturday, March 21, 2009

cost of wildlife living in your home

The costs of a wildlife infestation in your home can become staggering in a short time , A single female raccoon with a litter born in your attic can destroy the insulation in the attic ,leave urine and feces everywhere which in turn can damage the ceiling or walls below and leave you with a clean up and removal and repair bill running into the thousands ,not to mention the health risk to you and your family from rabies,distemper or raccoon roundworm carried in their feces,it's easy to see that those rascally raccoons make pretty lousy house guests

wildlife and your home

For many people your home will be the single biggest asset you own in your lifetime , so protecting it from wildlife damage makes a lot of sense .Many homes old and new are full of entry ways for everything from mice to bats and raccoons ,wildlife exclusion just has never been a part of home construction and now with more wildlife living in close proximity to people due to urban sprawl we need to think about wildlife proofing our homes on a larger level than in the past .

Saturday, March 14, 2009

urban wildlife populations

Raccoons and skunks have adapted to urban life quite well and are thriving within many Ontario towns and cities with population density's as high as 94 racoon's per square km and as high as 12 skunks per square km being recorded in a study done in Scarborough with animal number's like this it's only a matter of time before there is a conflict with humans with most problem's stemming from wildlife taking refuge in peoples homes this is one reason it's important to wildlife proof your home and outbuildings and save hundred's of dollars in damage down the road

A little about Duncan Wildlife Control

Duncan Wildlife Control is a professional wildlife removal company which provides services to homeowners , industry , and municipalities throughout Ontario . We provide a complete solution to wildlife problems from removing the offending animal to repairing damage it may have caused and making sure your home or building is properly sealed to prevent further wildlife infestations , we eat sleep and breathe wildlife control and strive to be on the cutting edge of any new technique's to keep you free from wildlife damage so weather its skunks under your house or porch , raccoons or bats in your attic or warehouse , beaver damming up a drainage ditch or eating your trees or coyotes eating livestock or pets we can handle it check out our website or give us a call with any ? you have

Friday, March 13, 2009

help i have a skunk under my house and it stink's

The best solution to a situation such as this is a professional wildlife control company , being in this business I've seen and heard lots about oh my neighbour down the road he just Set's a trap and puts a blanket over it and takes them to the country and let's them go ..... there are many thing's wrong with this method 1. In Ontario it is illegal to move wildlife more than 1km from the capture site 2. Skunks are a rabies vector species and also can carry distemper these diseases move fast enough without any human help 3. It's not fair to other people to dump problem animals in their backyard 4.And this is the BIGGEST reason just removing the offending animal is not the permanent solution to your problem many times there is work needing preformed on the property , dwelling or outbuilding's to deter wildlife from returning ,and a professional wildlife control company is the best bet for providing solutions to these problems

spring and skunks are here

Well spring seems to have arrived in southern ontario and the skunk population is in breeding mode . People often ask me why did the skunk spray under my deck,porch,shed etc. when he was not disturbed the reason for the skunk odour in the spring most often has to do with two males fighting and competing for a female or a female letting a male know she is already bred and is not interested in him these are generally the reason's for the skunk odour