If you have a problem with wildlife in your Alberta home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Canada wildlife removal only. This is a specialty business, and regular pest control companies do not use the proper techniques to solve animal problems. I have spent many years reviewing Canada and Alberta, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Alberta County Animal Services: (403) 205-4455
Professional Animal Removal specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats or mice in homes. Canada also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Professional Animal Removal is specially trained in bat removal. They also perform general wildlife trapping services, such as the capture and removal of skunks or opossums on the
property. Call 587-333-6420 to discuss your critter problem and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment. Click here to learn more about
what prices we charge in 2022.
When hiring a company to solve your wild animal problem, you want these features:
Professional Animal Removal is a full-service Alberta wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Alberta pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Professional Animal Removal performs a full inspection of the home or property, and determines why the animal(s) are there, and if inside a building, how the animals got inside. All
animals (including rodents) are trapped and removed, or if possible, removed from the building using special exclusion devices. Once the animals are gone, preventative repairs are essential, and
cleanup is sometimes recommended.
Alberta wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Canada to trap without a license. Trap type is very important and there are many different types, bait is somewhat relevant, trap placement is vital, and there are dozens of small things that are very important to know. Safety is a concern. Then once the animal is trapped, it must be removed and dealt with in the proper manner according to Canada law. We offer Alberta raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Professional Animal Removal. Many types of animals like to live in attics. This includes squirrels, raccoons, rats, mice, bats, birds, and even possums. Critters like to go into attics for a safe place to live and raise their young. Removing animals from attics is very complex work, partly because of the presence of baby animals. If you need Alberta squirrel removal, we can remove all the squirrels from your attic, and seal out any future ones. Read more about how to get rid of squirrels.
Rodent control must be done in a very specific way. First off, the most important thing is that all the openings that rats and mice can use to enter a house be sealed. Then all the rodents must be physically trapped and removed. Never, ever use poison! Most Alberta exterminators will just use this lazy poison technique to kill rodents, and it causes more harm than good - dead stinky rats, and it doesn't solve the problem. Call us for correct Alberta rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Canada is known to have colonizing bats who often live in buildings. Bats love attics. If not removed, the colony can grow to a very large size over the years. The bat droppings are often corrosive and cause health risks. The same goes for bird droppings on or in buildings. We perform Alberta pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Alberta bat removal. We remove 100% of the bat colony and seal the building so that it's totally bat-proof. Read more about how to get rid of bats.
If you have animals inside a house, no job is complete without proper exclusion repairs. If you simply hire a Alberta trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Alberta wildlife control company that identifies 100% of the animal entry points into your building, and seals them shut with professional repairs. In addition, in many cases animals have left waste or contamination behind, and you'll want a company that can provide professional cleaning services. Professional Animal Removal does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Professional Animal Removal. We also trap and remove animals that destroy lawns, such as moles, or digging animals. Sometimes animals like opossums will live under buildings, steal pet food, raid garbage cans, etc. Read about how to get rid of opossums. Skunks commonly live under sheds or decks, and set up a den. We can trap and remove them without them spraying. Read about how to get rid of skunks. Professional Animal Removal also provides dead animal removal in Alberta. If you need help with any other wildlife conflict, from a fox, beaver, groundhog, or any other critter, we can solve it. We also do Alberta snake removal - most of the snakes in Canada are not venomous, but call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes in Alberta. And remember, we are a private business, not Alberta County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (403) 205-4455. Alberta County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Every wildlife removal situation is different, from the species of animals involved, the location of the animal inside a house or outside, the extent of repairs or cleanup, etc. It's impossible to give one-size-fits-all prices. Examples MIGHT include:
Small Job: For example, a one-stop job to remove an animal in the yard: $100 on up
Medium Job: For example, getting critters out of your house with minor repairs: $300 on up
Large Job: For example, a project involving many service trips and complex work: $500 on up
Give us a phone call now and tell us about your wildlife issue and we will be able to give you a price estimate over the phone. If you're cool with it, we can schedule a same-day or next-day appointment if you like. Our prices are fair, and a good value because we do the job right, the first time.
Alberta Wildlife Tip #1:
What to do when there is a skunk in your garbage at night - Skunks are not ferocious creatures, and chances are, if you discover one in your trash at night you can just flip on your lights and the critter will flee. What's most important about finding a skunk in your garbage is that you've been given an effective warning about your trash protocols. While a lot of people like to put their trash out the night before, you should always put it in cans with lids. This will hold in any tempting odors. Putting bags out to the curb is just inviting wild animals. Proper garbage care is one of the vital steps to keeping skunks away. In addition to keeping your garbage inside until the day of pick-up, you should be very aware about any vegetable gardens or compost piles in your yard. Any time you have edible items outside, skunks will be tempted to come investigate. Another big no-no is leaving out pet food. Skunks love meat-based items, and that's one of the main ingredients in dog and cat kibble.
Alberta Wildlife Tip #2:
Skunk in homes - A skunk almost never enters a home with the purpose of living in the area where humans are. A skunk looking for a den will climb under a house, under a porch, into a foundation, or into a wall, but they rarely enter a house with intent to stay. If you have a skunk in your home, the chances are that it came in through an open window, door, or pet door in search of food. Most wild animals that become nuisances do so because they are hungry. Leaving out pet food for your dog or cat is the perfect way to lure in a skunk at night. These animals are docile but brave, as they have little to fear from predators in the wild. This makes the exceptionally bold when it comes to wandering into buildings to look for food. Smells will attract them, so make sure the dishes are done, the garbage is put away, and the pet food is picked up-or just close your windows and doors for the night. Either way, keeping skunks out of the house means keeping the food that's out to a minimum.
Canada Wildlife Information:
You can always call Professional Animal Removal, any time of day, at 587-333-6420, for a price quote for Alberta wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Alberta, Canada.