We help home owners & businesses deal with Bird Control & Wildlife Removal through use of Falconry  and other humane control methods. Permanent Results. GUARANTEED.

Hawkeye Bird and Animal Control has been synonymous with Excellence in Humane Pest Bird Control and Animal & Wildlife Removal for over 35 years. Call us today at 416.429.5393


Hawkeye Bird and Animal Control Services

Animal Wildlife Removal

Animal Wildlife Removal

Permanent Removal. Guaranteed.

Bird Control & Removal

Effective control methods, incl. Falconry

Falconry Experience

Spend an hour or three with our Birds of Prey... have a Hawk or Owl fly to YOUR arm!

Animal Wrangling

Hawkeye's trained Dogs & Birds of Prey are available for Motion Pictures, Television, Photography, and more...

What makes Hawkeye different from other wildlife control companies?

Hawkeye is the ONLY pest bird and animal/wildlife control company in Canada designated "Certified Wildlife Control Professional" AND holding the following permits/licenses:


Trapping of Fur Bearing Animals PermitTrapping of Fur Bearing Animals
In contrast to all other companies, we can euthanize the bird or fur bearing animal, thus guaranteeing it will not return.

Falconry PermitCommercial Falconry Permit
We use Birds of Prey (hawks, owls, falcons, eagles) to scare, chase, or remove in a natural and humane way.

Pest control licenseOntario Pest Control License
We can employ chemical solutions to certain problems. These methods include natural pesticides.

Trapping of Fur Bearing Animals PermitShooting in Sensitive Environments
Our extensive training and certifications allow us to use pyrotechnics or firearms, even in urban settings.


We offer PERMANENT solutions above and beyond what other companies can offer. GUARANTEED. 


35+ years of Bird and Animal Wildlife Control probably speaks for itself.

Our love for and experience in dealing with Pest Birds and Animal Wildlife has taken us to Airports, Hospitals, Municipal Parks and Marinas, High Rise Buildings, Manufacturing Plants, and to homes all across southern Ontario.

Our unique approach and proprietary equipment as well as our extensive training truly set us apart. All of our technicians are licensed trappers and undergo continued training in areas of safety and best practices.


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How Long Do Rats Live?

Rats (members of the genus Rattus) originated in Asia and Australia but are now found all over the world. These fascinating rodents have inspired gruesome tales from the sewers beneath New York City and simultaneously wiggled their way into many a home as a pet companion. They are known to be curious, intelligent, and affectionate - so let’s explore their life and lifespan in more detail.

How Long Do Rats Live? - Lifespan of Wild Rats

The average lifespan of a rat in the wild is often less than one year. The most contributing factors to premature death are:

  • Predators
  • Disease
  • Inadequate food and water

While genetics play a role, nutrition is of huge importance. Rats, like many small mammals, have fast metabolisms and need food to support their energy needs regularly. In times when food is hard to come by,  they can enter a state of lowered physiological function to conserve energy. It’s crucial for rats to have access to both food and water regularly to maintain their health and survival.

Factors Influencing the Lifespan of Wild Rats

Environmental Conditions

Rats are crafty little creatures that can adapt to living in all sorts of environments and able to withstand some pretty harsh conditions. Contrary to popular belief, they are not dirty by nature; in fact, a clean and calm environment can significantly improve the life expectancy of a rat. When asking ‘how long do rats live?, one must also consider increased stress levels and subsequent lower immune responses in animals constantly in survival mode.


Birds of prey are at the top of rat predators, owls specifically. Like owls, rats are nocturnal and hence both species roam and hunt at night. Rats also make up a good portion of a snake diet. Bobcats, weasels , and even domestic pets prey on rats. 

Access to Food and Shelter

As mentioned before, rats have fast metabolisms and require frequent feeding. Adequate food and clean water are crucial to the survival of rats. Shelter from predators, for nesting and food storage are equally important. In the wild, rats often burrow into the ground and build their nests out of sight, but being the adaptable little rodents they are, they may also gather grass, straw, and twigs to create nests below rocks and around foundations and concrete slabs.

Read more: How Long Do Rats Live?


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