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Thank you for visiting our news and blog spot where we publish articles related to the pest control and wildlife removal industry. We’ll also be posting information about events in the Brant County community, and important media attention related to the industry.

  • Holding a turtle from behind while crossing roadway

    Tips For Encounters With Turtles On Roadways

    Date: Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

    Summer is here and that means many drivers in Ontario are bound to encounter turtles trying to cross the road. The problem is that a lot of people don’t know that there’s a right way to do it, and that it’s important to help them because in Canada many turtle species are dangerously in decline. […]

  • Stopping The Spread of Skunk Smell After Your Dog Is Sprayed

    Date: Monday, April 15th, 2019

    Throughout a dog’s lifetime, he or she is bound to get sprayed by a skunk, and if it’s happened to your pet, you know how quickly the odour spreads around your home, and also how difficult is it to remove. When it comes to a dog getting sprayed by a skunk, it’s important to do […]

  • Rabies or distemper in raccoons

    The Key Differences Between Rabies And Distemper Symptoms In Raccoons

    Date: Friday, March 1st, 2019

    Each year we get hundreds of calls from home owners who believe they’ve encountered a raccoon with rabies. Although Ontario has seen an increase in rabies over the past decade, the large portion of the reported cases turn out to be raccoons suffering from canine distemper. Rabies and canine distemper are not the same. Both are […]

  • Mouse entering home through hole

    During The Autumn Season Mice Seek Refuge In Homes – Is Yours Protected?

    Date: Thursday, September 20th, 2018

    Autumn is usually the time of year when we get an increase of calls for mice removal from homes because as the cold weather of fall approaches, wildlife like mice start seeking warmer abodes. The increase in frigid weather means they’ll be leaving their outdoor homes and seeking the warmth of the inside of an […]

  • Signs of a bat infestation in your attic

    The Top 10 Signs You Have Bats In Your Attic

    Date: Monday, August 13th, 2018

    Are you smelling strange odours coming from your attic, or has your cat brought a dead bat into your home? Are you seeing black droppings around your porch or window sill? If you answered yes to any of these questions, and are suspicious of the bat activity near your home, continue reading for the top […]

  • Procedure for removing wildlife in the winter

    How Do We Handle Wildlife We Remove During Extremely Cold Temperatures

    Date: Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

    A common question we get from customers is regarding what we do with animals that we remove from homes during extremely cold temperatures, and especially during the deep cold of winter. Even if wildlife are living in your attic, it only makes sense to wonder if during excessive temperatures, whether we simply release them back […]

  • Should You Avoid Touching Raccoons?

    Date: Sunday, February 11th, 2018

    Many of our customers ask us whether it’s actually safe to touch, feed or play with raccoons. For the most part responsible people tend to avoid them, but with the many mixed messages about raccoon encounters out there and with the increase of people taking them on as pets, it’s difficult to know whether they’re […]

  • Ways To Stop Wildlife From Getting In Your Home

    Top 10 Ways To Stop Wildlife From Getting In Your Home

    Date: Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

    For as long as people have been living in houses, they’ve been looking for ways to stop wildlife from getting into them. It’s no easy task, and even modern and new homes are highly susceptible to animal entries, and it doesn’t matter how durable the home is built. Today most houses are intruded upon by […]

  • Bat laws in Ontario

    Is It Legal To Kill Bats In Ontario?

    Date: Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

    Home owners with a bats in their attic often ask us whether it is illegal to kill them or not. This page clarifies the laws, acts and statutes related to the treatment of bats in Ontario, including what you can do to remove them legally and humanely if they’ve built a colony on your property. […]

  • Baby squirrels removal from attic

    Beware of Second Litter During Squirrel Removal

    Date: Monday, July 31st, 2017

    With mid-summer comes more calls for squirrel removal, especially when squirrels are giving birth to their babies in the attics of home owners. Whether you’ve seen the signs or not, there’s one important piece of advice I’d like to give you and other pest control companies about being aware of the second litter that’s born […]

  • Bat removed on brick wall

    Is Your Home Protected From Bats? Probably Not

    Date: Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

    Bat season is here in Ontario so if you have bats living in your attic, you’re going to find out about it pretty shortly. If you don’t have bats, but your home is not protected, the odds are that it’s only a matter of time. But what can you do about it? How can you […]

  • Patch of dry grass is a rabbits nest

    Investigate Your Lawn For Baby Rabbit Nests Before You Cut The Grass

    Date: Monday, June 5th, 2017

    We’re quite happy to announce that our video showing an example of a hidden baby rabbit’s nest on a customer’s front lawn has reached quite a large number of people. Being in the wildlife removal industry for this many years, we’ve encountered thousands of animals in need of rescue and are always happy to do […]

  • Mouse in attic

    Is It Dangerous To Ignore Mice Control If Mice Live In Your Attic?

    Date: Thursday, May 4th, 2017

    Some people actually believe it’s not important to remove mice from a home or attic and that mice control services are not really important. You see it all the time – home owners that let mice and small rodents live in their homes indefinitely without any scruples as to the danger they pose to themselves, […]

  • Mother raccoon retreiving her kits

    Caught on Camera: Watch Mother Raccoon Relocating Her Babies After Removal

    Date: Friday, April 21st, 2017

    Last week we were at a home in Brantford Ontario doing a raccoon removal from underneath an aging add-on sun-porch. The raccoon mother and her kits were living underneath it. Since the babies were born at this home, we can safely presume the family has been living there at least through the winter. The home […]

  • Trucks ready for raccoon rescue in Brantford

    Happy Ending For a Raccoon Stuck on Hydro Pole in Brantford

    Date: Friday, April 14th, 2017

    In conjunction with Brantford Hydro, the Brantford SPCA and Ontario Wildlife Removal Inc. we rescued one lucky raccoon this past weekend who was stuck up on top of a hydro pole. I say lucky because if it hadn’t been for a caring citizen who noticed the raccoon had been stuck on the hydro pole for […]

  • Cat staring at mouse

    Are Cats A Reliable Mice Control Solution?

    Date: Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

    Have you hired a cat soldier to march your mice problems out of town? If so, continue reading because you could be in for a surprise once you learn the downside of relying on a furry feline to help you with your mouse control issues. One of the biggest misconceptions about controlling mice problems is […]

  • Baby raccoon removed from attic

    Do You Need Raccoon Removal? Find Out With Our Quick 10 Point Checklist

    Date: Friday, February 17th, 2017

    How do you know if you need raccoon removal unless you see or hear the signs? It’s easy with our 10 point check list which will definitely tell you whether raccoons are living in your attic and whether raccoon removal is definitely in order. It’s important to know that every year between the months of […]

  • Jared Houliston Answering Wildlife Removal Questions

    Answering Raccoon Removal Questions on Wits and Pieces

    Date: Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

    It’s almost that time of year again when most of the calls wildlife removal companies get are for raccoon removal – because of the approaching raccoon baby season! By mid March and into April, raccoons start giving birth to their babies (also known as kits), and that’s usually when home owners are more prone to […]

  • View of insulation damage by a squirrel

    See a Squirrel Removal From A Commercial Building in Brantford

    Date: Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

    We generally provide squirrel removal services for homes, but we do get the occasional commercial call because a squirrel or other form of wildlife is stuck somewhere on the premises, or because of an infestation. The problem is usually the former; a raccoon or squirrel can become trapped in the building rafters, they could get […]

  • Pest control tech holding chewed roof vent

    Short History of Pest Control and Wildlife Removal

    Date: Thursday, October 6th, 2016

    Today I want to talk a little about the history of pest control in Ontario and how it’s evolved over the years. I myself have been providing pest control services to home owners in the Brantford and Kitchener areas for quite a long time, and my experience has helped me refine the services I offer, and […]

  • Bat sitting on wall after removal

    Bat Bites And Rabies

    Date: Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

    It’s rather rare that people get bit by bats, but the problem is that bat‬ bites aren’t always easily detected. Unfortunately, this year a Brantford‬ resident was bitten and is now seeking rabies shots. An Unnoticed Danger‪ Bat bites are a serious matter. Please seek a doctor as soon as possible if you feel you have […]

  • Jared Houlistong being interviewed by CTV news about bats

    Searching for Pesky Bats In Brantford Ontario

    Date: Sunday, July 17th, 2016

    It was a busy season this year for bats in Brant County and the areas from Cambridge to Kitchener. It was so busy that CTV decided to showcase a day on the job with Jared Houliston of Ontario Wildlife Removal Inc. so viewers can understand how common it is to find a colony of bats living […]

  • Bat flying out of chimney

    Bat Warning Notice

    Date: Saturday, June 20th, 2015

    In an effort to promote public health and well-being, Ontario Wildlife Removal would like to advise you of the following bat warning notice for the province of Ontario. The following information has been released to the public: We are currently seeing an increase in the incidence of bat rabies in Ontario and across Canada. A real […]