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Cities such as Montreal, Gatineau or Quebec City, to name a few, are perfect places for certain species to find food and shelter. But for many homeowners or tenants, coexisting with wild animals isn’t an option.

This is why exterminators travel throughout Quebec to put an end to problematic infestations.

But how do these professionals capture these animals and how are they relocated? Discover the different steps involved in wild animal removal and wildlife control.

Problems caused by wild animals

In urban or rural areas, it is common for small wild animals such as mice or rats to choose a house or other building as their living environment. A human building provides a safe and secure shelter, and often offers an abundant food source.

This cohabitation can quickly become problematic, as wild animals cause significant damage, such as gnawing on the structure of the building or producing excrement that emits strong odors. Some animals even get their food from your pantry or garbage cans.

Here are the wild animals that are most likely to come and disturb your peace of mind:

Why call in wildlife control experts?

Wild animal removal can be done in different ways. Ideally, the goal is to catch the animal and then proceed to relocate it to its natural habitat. The experts at Elite Pest Control avoid killing wild animals as much as possible, as this is not recommended.

To capture a wild animal in a humane manner, we use different traps that are the safest for the animal and for humans. The goal being to avoid harming the animal, the latest models of traps are safe for animals.

The size of the cage and the bait used will depend on the size and species of the animal being captured. This is no small task, which is why it is recommended to hire an expert for wildlife removal.


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Relocating wild animals after capturing them

Wild animals such as skunks, raccoons and squirrels, unlike insects and rodents, do not need to be exterminated. Essentially, these animals rarely visit you in large numbers and do not breed as fast as rats and mice, for example. Getting rid of them by capturing rather than exterminating them is therefore much easier. This is why professional exterminators use cages and bait to intercept them without causing harm, then transport them to a more appropriate location. This is called relocation.

Wild animals can be relocated to an animal reserve that uniquely keeps animals of its kind or into the wild, such as forests, far away from homes. But the relocation of these species is not completely effective if the work is limited to the capture of wild animals. Since cities offer perfect living spaces, there is no guarantee that other species won’t invade the area around your home.

Prevention, caulking and infestation monitoring after capture

Once the wild animal is removed and relocated, it is essential to carry out thorough checks to understand the cause of infestation and identify passageways the animals used. If this work is neglected, wild animals may come back, baited by the possible food available or the comfort your home offers.

An extermination expert’s role is to find out why these wild animals were attracted to prevent the infestation from happening again, even after they are captured. The exterminator can then seal an entry point that enables wild animals to enter your home and provide you with useful tips to limit new intrusions.

Hire a wildlife control expert

If you notice the presence of wild animals near your home, it is not recommended to make them flee or capture them on your own, since the animal may react aggressively and pose a real danger to your health. In addition, the advice of an expert to prevent further intrusions will guarantee that your home remains a comfortable living space for you and those around you.

Do not hesitate to contact Elite Pest Control, their team will be happy to capture and humanely relocate wild animals to ensure your safety, as well as that of the animal.

Pascal Rock
Pascal Rock  
Director, Elite Pest Control
Founder and mainstay of Elite Pest Control, Pascal Rock has embodied expertise and dedication for over a decade. His training, acquired with expert mentors in extermination and pest decontamination, has shaped an outstanding professional. Under his leadership, a team of six seasoned technicians deploys the very best pest control strategies. Together, they ensure the peace of mind and safety of residents and professionals from Montreal to Quebec City, by offering fast, effective interventions, available at all times.