As the chilly days of winter recede and the warmth of spring approaches, we all look forward to enjoying the beauty of nature in Gatineau and Ottawa. While the blooming flowers and lush greenery are a sight to behold, springtime also brings with it an increased likelihood of encountering wildlife infestations in our homes. In this article, we will discuss how wildlife appears and infests houses during spring, and the importance of professional pest control in keeping your home safe and comfortable.

The Wildlife Invasion: Spring Infestations

The arrival of spring brings about a surge in wildlife activity, as animals come out of hibernation, and their mating season begins. This increased activity leads to animals such as raccoons, squirrels, skunks, and birds seeking new habitats and nesting sites. Unfortunately, this often means that they will make their way into our homes.

These animals are attracted to our residences for a variety of reasons, including warmth, shelter, and easy access to food sources. Common entry points include chimneys, vents, and gaps in the roof or siding. Once inside, they can cause significant damage to insulation, electrical wiring, and structural elements. Additionally, they can pose health risks to humans through the transmission of diseases and the presence of parasites.

The Importance of Professional Pest Control

While it might be tempting to try to handle a wildlife infestation on your own, enlisting the help of a professional pest control company like ours is crucial. Here’s why:

  • Safety: Wildlife can be unpredictable, and attempting to remove them without proper knowledge and training can lead to injury or disease transmission. Our technicians are trained to safely handle various types of wildlife, ensuring your safety and theirs.


  • Humane Practices: We prioritize the use of humane methods in removing wildlife from your home, ensuring the least amount of stress for the animals involved. This is not only better for the animals but also aligns with local and federal regulations.


  • Expertise: Our technicians have extensive knowledge of the habits, biology, and nesting preferences of various wildlife species. This expertise allows us to accurately identify the infestation source and develop a customized removal plan that is both efficient and effective.


  • Prevention: We don’t just remove the animals; we also help you prevent future infestations. Our team will identify and seal any entry points, as well as offer advice on best practices for keeping wildlife at bay.


  • Peace of Mind: Hiring a professional pest control company provides you with the reassurance that your home is being taken care of by experts, allowing you to focus on enjoying the beauty of spring with your family.

As we welcome the warmer days of spring in Gatineau and Ottawa, it’s essential to remain vigilant against the possibility of wildlife infestations. By enlisting the help of a professional pest control company, you can ensure the safety and comfort of your home, while also promoting the well-being of the local wildlife. Don’t let an unexpected infestation ruin your spring; contact our team today for a consultation and keep your home wildlife-free.