Daytime Noises

Rustling, scurrying, chattering, and scratching sounds are a sure sign of unwanted wildlife in your home. Bad Company Wildlife Eviction Specialists can identify and remove your infestation with care, at the same time making sure the animals don't get back into your home.

Bats

 

Birds

 

Skunks

 

Rats

 

How We Get Rid of Mice – Expertly and Humanely

We’ve learned where and how squirrels can break into your home and as pest control professionals, know exactly how to get rid of them.

We:

  1. Find how they get in
  2. Use a one-way exit so the squirrels evict themselves
  3. Carefully extract any young (to be reunited with their mom)
  4. Squirrel-proof your home, securing and sealing weak points to prevent re-entry.

You get a 10-year guarantee that they won’t get back in.

 

Remember: relocating is illegal – and just lets another squirrel move in. It’s better to let us evict wildlife from your home.

Squirrels

  • Quick running or galloping noises
  • Sometimes frantic scrabbling
  • Loud chewing

These agile animals are members of the rodent family. They can leap between trees, fences or telephone poles, run along hydro wires and scamper across roofs to get to their destination.

Squirrels have strong jaws and teeth that grow continually. This acts as protection for their gums because they break open hard food surfaces, like nutshells.  As a result, they must chew constantly to keep them from growing too long.

Not good news for homeowners!

You’d be surprised what they can bite through: aside from wood, they can put a dent in plastic and even sheet metal.

Here’s how a red squirrel chewed into a roof vent:

 

They may be pests, but they’re cute too – want to hear what baby squirrels sound like?

 

Did You Know?

Squirrels often store food in attics and walls for the winter. Mother squirrels give birth twice a year, once in the spring and once in late summer.

How NOT to Get Rid of Squirrels

People try do-it-yourself squirrel pest control. Here’s some things we’ve seen – and what can happen as a result:  

Poisoning
This is both illegal and inhumane. It can lead to dead squirrels rotting in your attic or walls and can be a hazard for children and family pets

Putting cayenne pepper, hot sauce, ammonia or mothballs in the eavestroughs

This doesn’t work: all you’re doing is making a mess and creating unpleasant smells for yourself


Remember: relocating is illegal – and just lets another squirrel move in. It’s better to let us evict wildlife from your home.

Watch how the one-way exit stops this squirrel from getting back in through this soffit:

We offer free squirrel inspections in the Dundas, Ancaster and Greater Hamilton/Halton area. 

Great service. They showed up within a day and were prompt with the install of protective grates to ensure the creature did not return. Mike and Matt were friendly and straightforward to deal with.

Michael Huitema

Daytime Sounds

Bats

Bats can squeeze themselves into spaces under half an inch, which is why attics are a common place to find them in the Dundas and Hamilton area.  

Some people see bats as a pest and a nuisance – and you certainly don’t want them living in your home. And the way they’re portrayed in movies has sadly given bats a bad rap.

But bats are actually important to us:

  • One bat alone can eat over a thousand insects – including mosquitoes – in a single night of feeding
  • We need them to help curb West Nile disease, and to make our summers more enjoyable
  • They help control the insect population naturally – all without the use of insecticides or pesticides.

Of the many kinds of bats in Southern Ontario, the two most common are the Little Brown Bat and the Big Brown Bat.  They’re social mammals and live in colonies, with females giving birth in early to mid-summer (just in time for mosquito season!)

Take a look here at some little brown bats hanging out:

Bats hibernate in the cold months, which is when you’ll find them sleeping in sheltered places such as attics, rafters and sheds.

Did You Know?

Unfortunately, these creatures are in serious decline because of a deadly fungal infection called “White Nose Syndrome” that affects only bats, not humans.  This disease strikes while the bats hibernate and has killed more than seven million North American of them in the last decade.

How NOT to Get Rid of Bats

Here’s some common mistakes:  

Doing nothing
Just because a bat has flown away, doesn’t mean the problem is solved; if you’ve seen or found one, there’s likely more  

Sealing the entry holes
This doesn’t work either; this will trap the bats inside and encourage them to go further into your living space as they look for alternate ways to escape your home.

Bat Boxes

Here’s another solution we offer: putting up new homes for the bats, once we get rid of them in yours – plus a great way you can help with the declining bat problem:   

Bat Boxes are man-made hibernation spots where bats can roost. There are many kinds, from DIY wooden to ready-made. You can install your bat box any time of the year – just be sure it gets lots of sun.

How We Get Rid of Bats – Expertly and Humanely

We:

  • Identify all points of entry and potential re-entry areas
  • Install one way exits at strategic points on the outside of your building
  • Use a high-grade sealant for all gaps (that still allows proper airflow and drainage). 

And our work comes with a 10-year guarantee.

We take the safe eviction of bats (and all animals) very seriously. 

As professional wildlife handlers, we know exactly how and where bats can get into your home and we get rid of them humanely and permanently for you. 

We were desperate to find someone to remove the sudden infestation of bats in our attic. Not only did I admire their humane approach, they are professional, clean and incredibly diligent.

Thank you for taking a crazy situation and making it OK! These guys Rock!

Sandy Rowland

How We Get Rid of Birds– Expertly and Humanely

We:

  • Remove nesting material and eggs or babies if present
  • If babies are present we place them in an area where the mother bird can continue to feed them outside the home
  • Permanently seal to prevent re-entry
  • Install bird wire, netting and anti-landing tracks on ledges and window sills to prevent pigeons from roosting or other birds from entering the vent or attic space.

You get a 10-year bird removal guarantee.

We offer free bird inspections in the Dundas, Ancaster and Greater Hamilton/Halton area. 

Birds

If you have birds in your home, they’re most likely to be sparrows, starlings or pigeons.

They like to make their nests in attic spaces and vents (starlings specially like these), building on existing nests year after year. This can clog your dryer, stove or top vents – which can be a serious fire hazard.

Another problem is nests can also be home to mites which could make their way into your living space. 

Here’s an example of how birds nest under roofing tiles:

 

Did You Know?

Pigeons will return to raise their young if not removed properly and their droppings quickly make a large mess on window sills, store front signs and other protruding ledges.

How NOT to Get Rid of Birds

Of all the pests, birds may seem relatively simple to get rid of; but here’s how it gets complicated if you try this yourself:   

Sealing entries (and assuming the bird isn’t inside)

You may not see any remaining birds –  they can die in your home and create a very bad smell

Flushing mother bird out and then sealing up entry points

You leave the nest, eggs and babies inside, which leaves the young to die and the nest could still be host to mites.

Very pleased with the prompt service! They did exactly what they promised. So glad we called them!!

Gil W

Skunks

A skunk’s main defence is to spray its amber-coloured, oily and noxious-smelling liquid which it can target accurately up to 12ft away. And not just once: they can spray five or six times in a row.

Amazingly, skunk smell can last for years if in a confined space like a shed that’s not aired! So getting skunks out, is tricky!

Getting evicted is thirsty work!  We made sure this skunk had something to drink:

A relative of the weasel family, skunks eat berries, roots, insects, worms and small rodents. They’re excellent diggers, and when not in vents or garages, like to live in burrows.  In the urban areas such as Dundas, Ancaster and Burlington, we’ve found them living under decks and porches.

Did You Know?

The females give birth to up to seven kits in early summer and are extremely maternal: like raccoons, the babies stay with their mothers for a full year till they’re ready to go out on their own and mate.

How NOT to Get Rid of Skunks

Here’s the hazards of trying to do this yourself:

Trapping and relocating

You’re likely to get sprayed: this is an illegal practice and not a permanent solution. Also, if a mother skunk is removed from her young, the kits are likely to die of starvation.

Blocking skunk den entry holes

This can trap the skunk and it may die if it can’t t find another way out.

Using home remedies (cayenne pepper and moth balls)

These simply don’t work.

How We Get Rid of Skunks– Expertly and Humanely

Here’s how we successfully and safely evict skunks permanently for you:

We:

  • Install a one-way skunk exit
  • Put up preventative screening around the perimeter of the shed, deck or porch to ensure skunks can’t get back in  
  • Once the creatures are out, we come back and permanently seal the entry point.

You get a 10-year guarantee of skunk control and humane exclusion.  

We offer free skunk inspections in the Dundas, Ancaster and Greater Hamilton/Halton area. 

Thank you Mike for all of your help in solving our squirrel and bird issues. Your professionalism is so greatly appreciated.

Roberto D.

How We Get Rid of Rats– Professionally and Humanely

Knowing how to get rid of rats effectively is a challenge for homeowners. That’s where we come in.

We:

  • Install one-way exits – often we need to excavate around structures to prevent future tunneling or burrowing
  • Educate home owners on how to speed up the rat eviction process.

You get a 10-year guarantee of humane rat removal.

We offer free rat inspections in the Dundas, Ancaster and Greater Hamilton/Halton area. 

Rats

Rats are intelligent problem-solvers. They co-operate with each other to develop survival strategies and can adapt to most environments, especially because they’re good at burrowing.  

Wherever people live, rats do too and they can easily destroy large amounts of stored foods. Females reproduce as young as five weeks old – and with up to five litters a year, you can see how having a rat problem can easily become a real headache.

How NOT to Get Rid of Rats

Here’s some of the problems homeowners face when working on rat removal:

Filling in rat tunnels

They can easily dig another one, which leads to increased activity in your building.

Poisoning and trapping

Not a permanent solution: the rats will come back. This can also lead to rats decaying inside walls or under structures. Poison is also a hazard to other house pets.  

Bad Company eliminated our annoying raccoon problem literally overnight. They were efficient, prompt and very knowledgeable. They were able to complete the job immediately and their truck was fully equipped with all the required material. I have no hesitation in recommending this company.

Shawn S.

Contact Bad Company Wildlife to book your free inspection.