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01.06.09:
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11.10.09:
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Providing Residential & Commercial Pest Control Services Whole GTA Area

Fast-O-Kill Animal Control Services

Fast-O-Kill is a full service wildlife removal company. We humanely GET THEM OUT from residences and businesses, we KEEP THEM OUT by repairing the animal's entry holes as well as animal-proofing other potential entry points. Importantly, by undertaking these steps we can prevent the animals from causing further DAMAGE and we can guarantee your complete satisfaction!

RACCOON

Raccoon(masked bandits) relative of Pandas and Coatis, give birth to 3-5 babies in spring, 2 lb each. Mom Leaves babies for an hour to bring food. Its fingers are extremely sensitive and do many things including climbing, picking pockets, unscrewing corks, and turning doorknobs and gather information about the weight, size, texture and temperature whatever they touch, can open cans, cabinets and refrigerators. It is very clean and eat

almost anything except tomatoes. Used to be calm but now some are getting aggressive and may develop rabies and can spread many fungal, and parasitic infections.

Raccoon Removal in Toronto must be done by a professional wildlife control company. They make their dens in chimneys, garages, attics, under sheds, porches, and decks.Your average handy man can lock the animal inside your attic and make your troubles worst. We make sure to humanely remove the raccoon and her babies (if any) and make sure that they do not get back in.

Prevention: Raccoons are clever and mischievous but you can outsmart them: Clean up after barbeques since Raccoons are attracted to grease drippings. Fit garbage and compost containers with tight lids and Store garbage inside garage, basement, and bin until pick up and Install lights around.

SQUIRRELS

Squirrels can cause extensive damage to attic insulation or walls and gnaw on electrical wires in homes and vehicles, creating a fire hazard. They damage trees, flowers, lawns, gardens, vehicles and homes. They eat acorns, nuts, fruit or vegetables in home gardens and become a nuisance at bird feeders. Fox squirrels damage attics by chewing through electrical wires and soiling or tearing insulation.

Evidence of fox and gray squirrels inside attics include noise from gnawing or running during the day. In contrast, flying squirrels and rats can be heard squeaking and making noise during the night Fox and Gray squirrels are most active in morning and late afternoon Gray squirrels are about 17 to 19 inches while Fox squirrels are about 18 to 24 inches long. Flying squirrels are most active at night are much smaller (9 to 10 inches). Adult fox squirrels breed during December and January, and sometimes again in early summer. Control measures include Exclusion & Replacing after trapping. Use their keen sense of smell to locate their hidden booty, they can't always find all of the seeds and nuts they bury. In fact, 10 - 20% of nuts are lost. That means squirrels play a major role in tree propagation since the missing seeds can sprout and grow into new trees and shrubs.

Prevention: Eliminate bird feeders, which are a squirrel's major food source in residential areas.Trim tree branches that overhang roof of house Long Bushy tail provides for exceptional balance at dizzying heights, easy to spot. Sturdy claws are perfect. for climbing to their tree top homes and digging in the earth to bury food for winter. Eat nuts, seeds, conifer cones, fruits, fungi, green vegetation, and bird seed and are notorious raiders of backyard birdfeeders. Nests high up in trees or find a warm dry spot in attics and chimneys.Major damage to siding, insulation, and electric wiring. Breeds a litter of 2-5 young up to twice a year, a squirrel community in your home can get out of hand pretty quickly. Mother squirrels are extremely protective of young and have been known to attack people and pets if threatened.

Services: Removal. Trapping. Nest Clean-up. Prevention against squirrel re-entry. Spotting .

BATS

Little Brown Bat is the most common bat in North America, the longest living mammal for their size in the world, can grow exponentially, nocturnal emerge at dusk to find their evening meal. Eat insects, moths, wasps, beetles, and mosquitoes. Live near standing water where insects - like mosquitoes - tend to lay their eggs, if not available move into man-made roosting areas, like attics.

Typically breeds one baby is born per female but live a long life - up to 33 years.Have bad eyesight, but they use echolocation to 'see' their surroundings and locate prey. Bats make high-pitched sounds that echo back when the sound waves hit an obstacle. Make chirps and scratching.

OPOSSUMS

Opossums are usually about the size of a small cat with a greyish brown coat and a white face. They have long, hairless tails, ears and noses. Although they can defend themselves using their 50 teeth, they are basically harmless, causing little damage and posing little threat to humans. Eat flexible diet which makes them successful survivors in diverse locations. They eat carrion, insects, frogs, birds, snakes, garbage, compost and pet food. Opossums can't dig.

Can cause damage by taking up residence under houses, in pipes, attics, and crevices. Opossums can breed quickly and give birth to a very large number of young (up to 13). When threatened, they will 'play possum" mimicking the appearance/smell of a dead animal. Their stiff, curled form can be prodded, turned over or carried away. The animal will regain consciousness after a period of minutes or hours and then escape.

SKUNKS

The striped skunk occupies a variety of habitats, including fields, woodlands and urban locations. In urban and suburban locations they are quite at home under porches, decks, and sheds. The skunk may excavate its own burrow, also take over the burrows of woodchucks or foxes. Skunks are normally nocturnal. They spend the day sleeping in dark locations such as burrows or under porches etc. and exit in the evening to search for food.

Their presence usually becomes apparent only when the odour is released at real or imagined danger, as a last resort by arching its back, raising its tail high in the air, turning its back toward the enemy, and stomping its front feet.

They are omnivores, with small rodents, insects, and seasonal fruits, eat the eggs and young of ground-nesting birds and regularly dig up turtle eggs and the nest of yellow-jacket wasps. A favourite insect food is the grubs of Japanese beetle and June beetles, which feed on the roots of lawn grasses. Also fond of garbage and pet food set outside.

Skunks are polygamous, meaning they mate more than one member of the opposite sex. In the northeast, the breeding season begins in February and lasts through March. After mating, the male leaves the female and takes no part in the raising the young. Four to eight young are born between late April and early June after a gestation period of 62 to 68 days. The young are born helpless, blind, and hairless, although the striped pattern is distinguishable on their bodies. Their eyes open at about 22 days and at six to eight weeks weaning begins and the young forage for food with the mother. For more information on how to get rid of skunks call 416 524 3755 .


RAT

The most common type of rat found in Ontario is known as the Norway rat. This was accidentally introduced to North America by boats arriving from Europe. These rats are also called the brown rat, house rat, barn rat, sewer rat, and many other names. These rodents are found in and around homes, on farms and in warehouses. The rat is not a picky eater and will consume any type of garbage, will eat pet food, bird food, and more.

The rat usually makes its nest at or near ground level. The nest may be made of ground up paper, cloth, leaves and other materials. Burrowing activity and gnawing will damage electrical, water pipes, insulation, walls, and almost anything they can get their teeth into. Rats also carry diseases including salmonellosis, leptospirosis and ratbite fever.

Locked, secured rat bait stations with approved rodent bait, along with the traps those sometimes be removed by placing traps in strategic locations In a commercial environment good sanitation practices coupled with continuing monitoring and baiting is necessary for proper rat control. For more information on how to get rid of rats call 416 524 3755.

CHIPMUNKS

Nature's tree planters. Stores nuts and seeds for winter and later forgets. Chipmunks are easily recognized by their small size and the five dark stripes on their backs. Eats nuts, acorns, seeds, mushrooms, berries, insects, bird's eggs, and snails but they're also avid hoarders, storing nuts and seeds for winter survival. Chipmunks construct extensive burrows which can be up to 3.5m in

length with several well-connected entrances. If chipmunks are burrowing in your lawn, or hoarding from your garden, they can be an unwelcome nuisance. For more information on how to get rid of chipmunks call 416 524 3755.