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Edmonton, Canada

Animal Damage Control

Animal Damage Control is a full-service wildlife control company serving Edmonton Canada and the surrounding area. We specialize in urban and suburban wildlife damage management for both residential and commercial customers. We are country licensed by the Canada Fish & Wildlife Commission. We handle nearly all aspects of wildlife control, and resolve conflicts between people and wildlife in a humane and professional manner. For Edmonton pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 587-333-6420 - yes, we answer our phones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - and we will discuss your wildlife problem and schedule an appointment to solve it. We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Scratching Noises in Your Attic?
  • Unwanted Wildlife on Property?
  • Problem Bird or Bat Infestation?
  • Digging Lawn or Under House?
  • We Can Solve It!
Many of Canada's wild animals have learned to adapt and even thrive in our homes. For example some wildlife have found that attics make great places to live. Other animals find refuge under homes or porches. Invariably, these animals cause damage. Rodents, like squirrels and rats, love to chew on electrical wires once in an attic, and this causes a serious fire hazard. Raccoons can cause serious contamination in an attic with their droppings and parasites. Same goes for bat or bird colonies. We specialize in solving Canada's wildlife problems, from snake removal to large jobs like commercial bat control, we do it all.

We do not handle dog or cat problems. If you need assistance with a domestic animal, such as a dog or a cat, you need to call your local Alberta province animal services for assistance. They can help you out with issues such as stray dogs, stray cats, spay & neuter programs, vaccinations, licenses, pet adoption, bite reports, deceased pets, lost pets, local animal complaints and to report neglected or abused animals. There is no free Edmonton animal control for wildlife issues.

Alberta Province Animal Services or Humane Society: 311 or 780-442-5311

Edmonton Wildlife Removal Tip: How to protect yourself from a spraying skunk: The obvious way to protect yourself from a Canadian spraying skunk is not to get too close but Iím aware this isnít always possible. Sometimes your paths will cross with an animal such as this one, and when it does, there are usually vile smelling consequences. You need to make sure youíre out of harmís reach - the average Canada skunk can spray up to three meters, or about ten feet. Thatís quite the distance - about two human lengths. If a big and powerful skunk gets the right angle however, the squirt can travel for up to 9 feet. The average seems to be about six to ten feet. In the right conditions, another skunk can then smell that spray for up to a mile away. In short, getting sprayed is not fun, and the scent is not easy to get rid of. The reason the spray has suck staying power is because itís an oily liquid - you know how difficult it is to get grease off of anything. When you bear that in mind, the first ingredient you should look at in your quest to get rid of the scent is dish washing detergent - that stuff is designed to get grease, or oily substances, from plates. If you come across a skunk, donít try to deal with the situation yourself, especially if youíve never done it before. The spray can be very irritating, especially if it gets into your eyes, and it can cause temporary blindness too. That puts you at risk for an actual physical attack from the animal even though this isnít likely.

Edmonton Animal News Clip: Some prairie dog problems - There are several species of prairie dogs found in the country and there are millions of their populations spread out as well. Although not all of them are extinct and are endangered species like the Utah and the Mexican species, there are now some laws in specific countrys which prohibit the shooting and killing of these little animals.

Prairie dogs are very small animals roughly around 1-3 pounds in size and weight depending on their kind. They live in colonies called "towns" and this may consist of several males and quite a number of females which rapidly give birth to young ones. Their activity may reach thousands of miles and their population may continue to grow more in numbers sooner than you expect if you fail to somehow check their existence in your property.

Like most burrowing animals, prairie dogs have small sharp claws in their feet used in digging. A coterie, which is a division of towns mostly referred to the family of male and several females with their babies can build as many as 30 to 50 burrow entrances which can create several mounds that average 2 feet tall and can go as large as 10 feet wide. They use this to spot as a form of a tower to check impending danger on the ground especially the entrance of water to their burrows during floods.

There are species which are observed to hibernate during winter season but most stay active the whole year round and can be seen looking for their food in the daytime but would soon go back to their holes when the heat of the sun is too hot for them to handle. They mostly live on a maximum of eight years and can give birth as early as their second year.

Because of their unchecked population they often create many problems for farmers and other agricultural sector because of the holes that they have made on the ground. Their voracious capacity to eat the vegetation within their towns can also pose a great risk for those who rely on their products as livelihood. Other than that, ranchers find it difficult to graze their livestock to habitats with various digging grounds because it might be dangerous for other animals as well. They might trip over these holes and injure themselves or can be afflicted with bacteria and may catch diseases carried by these little pests. Furthermore, the continued activity for digging may quite create a problem with erosion and may not be beneficial for the owners to continue with their production and livelihood.

One other problem posed by these holes, is the fact that other dangerous animals like rattlesnakes and poisonous spiders might inhabit the burrows that have been evacuated by these prairie dogs. It is most advisable that as early as you can see them, you already make some steps or build up some plans to eradicate them or at least control their population. You may just see 1 or 2 but then you would be shocked to find out that underneath your entire property lives hundreds of these cute little burrowers and it would be next to impossible to control their growth or to disperse them.

Perhaps one of the best ways to decrease the likelihood of encountering these problems is to create a fence around the perimeter of your property. You have to make sure though that your wires cannot be destroyed easily and you have to strike it deep into the ground to also lessen the possibility of them digging underground to gain entrance. You can also add in some live electrical wires with minimal voltage just to shock them if ever they try to raid your property. It is not easy to control their population once they are in and it is even more difficult to make them leave, so it is better for you to take precautionary measures instead so you wonít have to be faced with some of these problems posed by these little creatures.

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