Hamilton Bird & Animal Control
Hawkeye Bird & Animal Control has been servicing the Greater Hamilton area and to Golden Horseshoe for their animal, bird, and wildlife control needs for over 25 years. Hawkeye provides industrial, residential, and commercial services for nuisance bird and animals like gulls, pigeons and geese, as well as raccoons, squirrels and skunks.
Hamilton is located at the western end or the curve of the Golden horseshoe just west of the GTA east of the Niagara region and is a main shipping port on Lake Ontario for the steel industry.
The current city of Hamilton was formed in 2001 through the amalgamation of Ancaster, Dundas, Flamborough, Glanbrook, and Stoney Creek. As of 2011 the population was 520,000 people. The larger urban area is considered the 9th largest in Canada.
One of Hamilton’s attractions is the Royal Botanical Gardens which spans 980 hectares over Hamilton and Burlington. This area is also part of the Niagara Escarpment which is a significant bird area. It is also home to McMaster University and a campus of Brock University.
The major employment in the area include
- Steelco & Dafasco (making Hamilton the Steel capital of Canada)
- Coppley Apparel Group
- General Electric
- Vicwest Steel
- SFS Intec
- McMaster University
- Mohawk College
Sports teams & activities
- Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL)
- Hamilton Bulldogs (OHL)
- Royal Botanical Gardens
- Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
- Bruce Trail
In late 2015, Hamilton was put on the map by an outbreak of rabies in raccoons. This was the first outbreak in Ontario in over 10 years and is continuing to grow. Raccoons have been the most widely affected, but some skunks and foxes have tested positive in the region as well making Hamilton the epicenter. As of May of 2016, over a hundred cases have been documented putting neighbouring cities on alert. Combined with rabies is another spreadable disease called distemper in which infected animals show similar symptoms. In both, infected animals may be out more during the day, which are normally nocturnal, they may act sick or even approach humans. Extra caution should be taken around these animals especially homes with young children. Rabies and distemper can be contracted to humans through a bite or the saliva of an infected animals.
If you see a sick looking raccoon or skunk, contact a licenced animal control operator like Hawkeye who can safely and humanely euthanize the animal and work with local authorities to stop the spread of rabies. Do not approach it or try to capture it yourself.
At Hawkeye we use multiple tactics to permanently and humanely resolve your problem. Under the licences that Hawkeye possesses, we can remove pest bird or animals from your location and humanely euthanize if necessary, a distinct difference in licencing permits that Hawkeye holds compared to many other animal control companies. Call for a free consultation.