If you have a problem with wildlife in your Hamilton 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 Hamilton, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Ontario County Animal Services: 905-574-3433
Home Free Pest 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 Home Free Pest 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 289-606-0683 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 2020.
When hiring a company to solve your wild animal problem, you want these features:
Home Free Pest Removal is a full-service Hamilton wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Hamilton pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Home Free Pest 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.
Hamilton 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 Hamilton raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Home Free Pest 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 Hamilton 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 Hamilton 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 Hamilton 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 Hamilton pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Hamilton 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 Hamilton trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Hamilton 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. Home Free Pest Removal does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Home Free Pest 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. Home Free Pest Removal also provides dead animal removal in Hamilton. 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 Hamilton 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 Hamilton. And remember, we are a private business, not Ontario County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at 905-574-3433. Ontario 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.
Hamilton Wildlife Tip #1:
Will homeowners insurance pay for squirrel damage
Squirrels are huge nibblers and they tend to nibble through just about anything, especially wood. Some of the most common damages that are caused by these animals include damages to the attic, walls and lawns. Their urine can also cause hideous stains on the ceiling board. All these damages may cost a pretty penny to repair. This is where the homeowners insurance will come in.
Homeowners insurance will often pay for the damages caused by squirrels around a home depending on certain conditions. This is to say that there are some scenarios where the insurance cover will not cater for the cost of repairs in and around the home.
This is mostly because the homeowners insurance will only be a viable payment option when the damages suffered by the home as a result of squirrels are sudden and unexpected. An instance of such an event would be for example if a strong wind blows open the attic window and a squirrel comes in, falls into the walls and gnaws at the cables that are used to insulate the wires around the house, then the insurer may shoulder the cost of repairs.
In addition, if you find yourself in a situation where squirrel damage was not detected by the insurer at the point of inspection when you were buying the house, the insurer will pay for that damage to be repaired. This is because the damages did not happen on your watch but instead they happened while the previous owner was in charge of the home.
However, the home owners insurance will not be involved in repairing any damages incurred by the house over a period of time due to an infestation of squirrels. The rationale behind this kind of policy is that the damages may have been easily prevented if the right mitigation measures were taken from the onset. This is exactly why you need to constantly check your home time and again, just to make sure that you have no critters roaming around and causing damages.
Taking serious preventive measures will also help keep this kind of trouble away from you. There are many ways in which you can keep intruding insects and animals away from your home. Some of these methods include blocking all access points through which they can gain access to your home, trimming bushes and trees that provide convenient hiding places to them and taking away their potential food supplies by disposing of left over foods appropriately. All these are relatively cheap to do in comparison to the amounts of money that you might end up parting with should your insurer find proof that the damages to your home did not just happen suddenly and would have been prevented if care was taken well in advance.
Reading through the homeowner's insurance policy and understanding all the details contained therein is the only sure way to know just how you will go about squirrel damage in case it happens in your home.