Hawkeye Animal Control specializes in PERMANENT Wildlife Removal; you have our GUARANTEE, that the animal(s) WILL NOT RETURN to your property.
Hawkeye Bird & Animal Control specializes in providing humane and natural, environmentally green/friendly services, solutions, products and systems for animals and wildlife who are in conflict with humans or property, their removal, controls, repellents, and barriers, as well as human protection from damage, disease & health hazards. That said, we will not needlessly or carelessly kill an animal.
We are in the business of scaring & removing (relocating) pest animals and wildlife.
In addition to Raccoons, Skunks and Squirrels we also deal with Bats, Bears, Beavers, Bobcats, Domestic and Feral Cats, Chipmunks, Coyotes, Deer, Elk, Fox, Groundhogs, Lynx, Marten, Minks, Moose, Muskrats, Porcupines, Possums, and Rabbits. Please explore our Pest/Wildlife Animals Menu for specific information.
In contrast to almost all other Ontario animal/pest control companies/operators, HAWKEYE's permit/license under The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act (MNR) as a licensed furbearer trapper, uniquely enables us to offer:
- Capture and relocation within 1km of the pest animal OR
- Capture and permanent removal of the pest animal
ADVANTAGES of permanent removal:
This license provides additional methods and techniques in cases where an animal that has been previously trapped by a NON licensed trapper becomes trap shy towards a certain style of trap.
Why Is Urban Wildlife Control So Important?
Urban wildlife refers to the wildlife that successfully survives in urban and suburban areas, and/or any areas that are densely populated. Animals such as raccoons, squirrels, skunk deer, and bears can destroy property, which necessitates professional intervention. Wildlife can also be responsible for the spread of disease throughout a community and/or pose a threat to residents.
Tips for Preventing Wildlife Encounters in Toronto
There are a number of things that property owners can do to deter small animals, such as raccoons, squirrels, and skunks, from entering their homes or other structures on their property. To reduce the number of wildlife encounters in the city, Hawkeye recommends the following:
- Secure your home and all garages, sheds, and similar buildings on the property from allowing wildlife to enter. Look for any cracks, gaps, or holes along the corners, siding, windows, doors, and chimney. Air vents are a huge invitation for animals to seek shelter. Specialized netting or mesh can help keep small animals out.
- Inspect your roof. The roof is one of the most common places where small wildlife can gain access to your home. Since some critters are excellent climbers, remove all overhanging branches from nearby trees and trellises to help cut off a access to your home’s roof and attic.
- Remove all source of food or water; use special locks on garbage and compost bins to deter furry visitors. If you leave glass or plastic bottles in your recycling bin outside, be sure to rinse out and clean the jars and bottles first. Wildlife will be attracted to lingering smells of sweetness.
- When it comes to barbeques or outdoor grilling devices, the equipment should be thoroughly cleaned after every use.
- Lastly, homeowners often overlook the birdfeeder. The same special food that songbirds enjoy can also attract animals to your yard. Remove bird feeders to reduce the chance of attracting other wildlife to your property.
An Overview of Toronto’s Urban Wildlife
Toronto’s urban wildlife is diverse and thriving. From birds, squirrels, skunks, coyotes, foxes, deer, opossums, and of course, the infamous raccoons, Toronto has been dubbed the Raccoon Capitol of the world.
Sadly, urban sprawl and the ever-increasing expansion of suburbs often destroy wildlife habitats and force wildlife to find homes elsewhere. The more wildlife that is displaced and rendered homeless, the more likely wildlife encounters will continue to increase in the city.
The City of Toronto, as well as the provincial government, have implemented conservation measures to protect wildlife and facilitate a peaceful co-existence between animals and humans. Additionally, the City of Toronto has strict bylaws in place to ensure wildlife and humans can live in harmony.
What Is Toronto's Wildlife Feeding Bylaw?
In April 2023, The City of Toronto implemented a new bylaw regarding urban wildlife. The wildlife feeding ban is an amendment to the Animal Bylaw under Chapter 349 and prohibits the feeding of wild animals, including leaving out food to attract said animals. This applies to all public and private properties.
Hanging feed birders to attract songbirds is still allowed, given that they are above grade and sanitary. All other types of feeding stations are not permitted.
This amendment was introduced and implemented in response to the increasing number of interactions reported between members of the public and wildlife. While it has always been a pastime of residents and visitors to feed the ducks and squirrels, the food left behind attracts raccoons and other small wildlife that could threaten the public’s safety.
Fines will be issued by city officials and begin at $365 for the first offense of feeding wildlife.
Why Call Hawkeye for Wildlife Removal?
At Hawkeye Bird & Animal Control, we offer permanent wildlife removal by means of a range of control methods. We are the only pest bird and animal/wildlife control company in Canada designated "Certified Wildlife Control Professional" AND hold the following licenses: Trapping of Fur Bearing Animals Permit, Falconry Permit, and Pest Control License. This allows us to employ control methods in addition to the relocation of captured raccoons and/or euthanize pest animals under the Canadian Veterinary Association’s standards, if the client so desires.
Our highly trained team will inspect your property and structures to determine the best solution for your unique situation. We guarantee the permanent removal of raccoons and other small wildlife. Call us today at (416) 429-5393 or email us at [email protected]