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  • Fore for Shan 10th Annual Charity Golf Tournament for Breast Cancer Awareness

    These rascals entered a team in the Fore for Shan 10th Annual Golf Tournament supporting Breast Cancer Awareness for Young Women: http://www.teamshan.ca/ Their Woodstock 1969 theme was a hit and won first prize for best decorated carts! The annual event was held at Woodstock Meadows: http://www.woodstockmeadows.com/ Check out Gunning Wildlife Removal & Pest Control facebook page for more pics: https://www.facebook.com/gunningwildliferemoval.ca/ Fore for Shan is a great day whether you’re a golfer or not. We enjoyed the day, the people, the fun – and all for such an important cause. If you have an event coming up that we can participate or help with please give us a call at 519-421-2677. Gunning Wildlife Removal & Pest Control provides affordable solutions for humane wildlife removal and for pest control as well as inspections and prevention measures for homes, businesses and properties in Woodstock, Kitchener-Waterloo, Brantford, London, Stratford and surrounding areas. Should you have unwanted squirrels, raccoons, skunks, birds, bats, wasps, mice, rats, ants or spiders call 519-421-2677 or text 289-987-0390 or visit our contact page: https://gunningwildliferemoval.ca/contact/

  • Rabies in Ontario

    In Ontario the most common animals to be affected by rabies are bats, foxes, skunks and raccoons. Once signs of rabies appear, in any animal, the disease is fatal. Dumb rabies causes animals to become depressed and isolate themselves.  They may have paralyses causing drooling, drooping head, sagging jaw or strange vocal sounds. Furious rabies on the other hand causes animals to be extremely excited and aggressive.  They may gnaw or bite its own body or limbs and attack other animals for no reason. If you or someone you know is bitten by an animal or if infectious material (such as saliva) from an animal gets into your eyes, nose, mouth, or broken skin, wash the area immediately and thoroughly with lots of soap and water. Washing immediately can greatly reduce the risk of infection. Contact your doctor or your local public health unit immediately, as they can help determine your risk of exposure to rabies. A series of vaccinations and treatment with rabies antibodies can prevent infection in humans in most cases if administered soon after exposure. Contact your veterinarian for information on when and how often to vaccinate your pets. The first booster vaccine for rabies is always due 12 months after the animal’s initial vaccine (this is called the “primary series”), but after that a rabies vaccine (“booster shot”) is only needed every one to three years, depending on the vaccine used.

  • Scratching & Squawking?

    Scratching & squawking – on your roof or in your attic? Under your deck or shed? Raccoon on your roof? Or maybe a squirrel? If you hear chirping, scratching and rustling around on your roof or in your attic – they mostly likely have a litter! The nice weather is here! Birds are chirping, grass is turning green, trees are budding and it’s time to start preparing your lawn & garden! Have you opened up your shed yet? All sorts of wildlife may have taken up residence in or under your shed or deck or in your garage. They were looking for a warm place to live, with food supply close-by and possibly have their babies. We know they may be cute and even playful but these critters can also be a really big nuisance! To prevent damage to your home and property you will want to get them evicted as soon as possible! Gunning Wildlife Removal provides full service including inspections of your home and property, removal of the wildlife and prevention to avoid future wildlife invasions next Spring! We serve Woodstock, London, Brantford, Kitchener, Waterloo, Stratford and surrounding areas. Gunning Wildlife Removal offers affordable & humane removal of all wildlife from your home, business or property and we pride ourselves on friendly, efficient service. We take steps to help these mother raccoons and squirrels safely retrieve their kits and bring them to a new nest away from your property!! Call Gunning Wildlife Removal 519-421-2677 or text 289-987-0390

  • Don’t Call 9-1-1 for Pest Control!

    If you have raccoons on your property, maybe try calling Gunning Wildlife Removal: 519-421-2677 or text 289-987-0390, instead of calling 9-1-1.  Gunning Wildlife Removal & Pest Control provides affordable solutions for humane removal of wildlife and for pest control in Southwestern Ontario. Police are once again asking the public to stop calling 9-1-1 for non emergency calls. Recently the Oxford OPP were called by a homeowner after a raccoon was spotted down the side of the roadway. Police are continuing to being inundated with calls for service after people are spotting raccoons during the day. There is no need to contact 9-1-1. Homeowners who have issues with Raccoons on their property need to call a private animal removal service. It’s a common myth that a raccoon walking around during the day is sick or has rabies. It’s true that raccoons are mostly nocturnal, but they can be active during the day for many different reasons. Raccoons will come out during the day if there is a food source available at a particular time, if they have been frightened out of their daytime sleeping spot, or if there is high competition in the area at night from other nocturnal animals. Oxford OPP Detachment Commander Tony Hymers says these calls are tying up our resources. “The OPP does not have the equipment to trap and house live animals or transport wild animals. Calling 9-1-1 for raccoons, tie up the phone lines at the communications centre, waste taxpayer money, tie up law enforcement officers and threaten lives. A private animal removal service should be contacted instead of calling 9-1-1.”

  • It’s Baby Season! Pests & Wildlife In Your Home?

    We’ve been seeing lots of baby raccoons and squirrels so far this Spring around Woodstock, Kitchener, Waterloo, Brantford, London and surrounding areas. They are right on schedule with baby season! If you hear chirping, squeaking or scratching in your attic call Gunning Ontario Wildlife Removal & Pest Control. We’re equipped, experienced, licensed and insured exterminators and will seal off their entry points, move them out of your home and we offer preventive measures to avoid future wildlife invasions. For affordable pest control & humane wildlife solutions call Gunning Wildlife Removal & Pest Control. Here are a few tips to keep them out of YOUR home: Block off any areas you feel raccoons may be able to enter your home.  They can fit through holes and cracks in your chimney, attic vents and surprisingly even the seams along your roof and baseboards!  The best way to block such areas is with sheet metal or heavy screening.  You may want to contact a professional to do this for you. Keep your garbage lids on tight.  Raccoons can easily move loose or broken lids because they have opposable thumbs!  Use garbage cans with lids that lock or clamp or keep your bins in a secure building. Keep your pet food dishes inside the house.  If you feed your pets outside, feed them during the day and move their dishes inside at night.  Raccoons will eat your pets’ food at night and they don’t mind fighting your cat or dog for it! Keep your compost pile covered and unaccessable to raccoons. Plant cucumbers in your garden and adjacent to fencing as these critters can’t tolerate the smell of cucumbers. Raccoons love to live in water bodies, so take care that you cover your swimming pool at night. Here’s what DOESN’T work – just in case you were wondering: Scaring raccoons with light, noise or water.  While bright lights, clanging noises or spraying water may be a temporary solution raccoons are persistent and this will only work until the raccoon becomes accustom to the light, noise and/or finds a way around the water-sprayer. There is some evidence that moth balls may keep raccoons away from enclosed spaces within you house – however the objective is to keep them OUT of your house in the first place!  Placing mothballs at possible entry points may be helpful.

  • Baby Raccoon & Squirrel Season!

    We’ve been seeing lots of baby raccoons and squirrels so far this month around Oxford County as well as in the London, County of Brant, Waterloo Region and Perth County areas. It may not seem much like Spring outside but the raccoons and squirrels don’t seem to care – they’re right on schedule with baby season! If you hear chirping, squeaking or scratching in your attic call Gunning Ontario Wildlife Removal. We’re equipped and experienced to seal off their entry points, move them out of your home and offer preventive measures to avoid future wildlife invasions. For affordable & humane wildlife removal call John 519-421-2677 or text 289-987-0390

  • How Do Raccoons Survive in The Winter?

    While raccoons don’t hibernate, the ones living in cold climates sleep for long periods of time during the winter. They may stay in their dens for several weeks at a time, but on mild days they often wake up and go out in search of food. Once the weather gets cold again, they return to their dens and go back to sleep. Raccoons in many parts of Canada have a “winter denning period”, or a period of inactivity that enables them to survive the harsh Canadian winter, when food is scarce. Raccoons also grow a thicker coat of fur to help insulate them in the winter. The fur traps body heat close to the skin and helps keep them warm both in their dens and outside. Don’t be alarmed if you see a raccoon roaming around during the winter. These clever creatures are adept at finding food sources and may not have a winter denning period in urban centres or warmer regions, where food is regularly available. Urban raccoons are not above going through your garbage cans or eating any pet food you might keep outside. Simply put, raccoons will take whatever they can get. These clever creatures are adept at finding food sources and may not always have a winter denning period in urban centres or warmer regions, where food is regularly available. In addition to munching on your garbage, raccoons will also eat plants, animals, eggs, and insects.

  • Christmas Mouse…or is it Rats?

    Are rats or mice invading your home during the holidays?  Gunning Wildlife Removal & Pest Control is here to help! With all the extra treats in your house during this festive season it’s no wonder these pests found their way into your cupboards! If you’re noticing signs of these critters in your home, garage, shed or business call Gunning Wildlife Removal & Pest Control 519-421-2677 or text 289-987-0390.  We guarantee we’ll rid your home of these pests and offer you a recall system to keep them away!! Gunning Wildlife Removal & Pest Control serves Woodstock, London, Brantford, Kitchener, Waterloo, Stratford and surrounding areas.  We provide affordable & effective solutions and we know you’ll be happy with our prompt & courteous service!

  • Woodstock Santa Clause Parade – Merry Christmas from the Gunnings!

    Gunning Wildlife Removal & Pest Control was excited to participate in their first Woodstock Santa Claus Parade. CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR PARADE PHOTO CONTEST WINNER, CINDY W.! We look forward to taking part in many more events next year around Oxford County and beyond! We were lucky enough to meet Mr. & Mrs. Claus and their elves while waiting in the Fairgrounds Market Building. We even had our own elves and reindeer – A BIG THANK YOU TO JESS & TIM for their help and enthusiastic participation! The event was very well organized and a lot of fun for everyone! Call Gunning Wildlife Removal & Pest Control for any wildlife or pest issues you have in your home or business. Whether its rats, mice, raccoons, squirrels, skunks or other wildlife or pests – We provide affordable solutions, a humane approach to wildlife, preventive measures to avoid future wildlife invasions and ongoing pest maintenance services. Call us (519) 421-2677 or text (289) 987-0390. We serve Woodstock, London, Brantford, Kitchener, Waterloo, Stratford and surrounding areas.

  • Its Getting Colder – Don’t Let the Rodents In!

    Its Getting Colder – Don’t Let the Rodents In! Rodents are looking for a warm place as the cold weather begins. Pest prevention is RODENTS ARE LOOKING FOR A WARM PLACE AS THE COLD WEATHER BEGINS! As the temperature dips this time of year, rodents are looking for a way to warm up in your home’s nooks and crannies. That is the bad news. The good news? You can keep these unwanted invaders out with a few simple housekeeping practices. Seal any points of entry – It is important to seal off any place that makes it possible for rodents to gain entry to your home. Mice and rats are extremely adept at squeezing through small gaps. A good rule of thumb to follow is to close off any opening larger than ¼-inch. Check your window screens for any tears and repair them. Seal any cracks in walls or the foundation with wire mesh. Examine spots where pipes enter your home and if there are gaps, fill them with mesh and caulk. Finally, if you have a chimney, add a cap. Rodents are excellent climbers. Elevate or Cover your Firewood – If you burn firewood to keep your home nice and warm, you likely have a stockpile of lumber. Unfortunately, firewood is a favorite hideout for mice and rats. To remove rodent-friendly conditions, elevate your logs at least 18 inches off the ground and store it away from the house. Covering it tightly with a tarp also offers some degree of protection. Fall Landscaping – There are a few easy yard chores you should take when the colder weather arrives. Trim any branches that hang close to your house as they could provide rats with easy access to your roof or attic. Tidy up any overgrown vegetation and remove weeds and leaf piles to ensure rodents have fewer hiding places. Add a Brush Strip – Installing a sweep or brush strip to your exterior doors is a great way to prevent rodents from getting inside. By blocking off the small gaps at the base, which are especially common with older doors, mice will have fewer ways to get inside. Choose one with an adhesive strip rather than screws for easy installation. This chore will also save you money this winter by keeping the heat inside. More ideas here from the Canadian Federation of Wildlife. These easy to perform steps will go a long way in protecting your home from the animals wanting to make it theirs this winter.

  • Rat Infestation

    CTV Kitchener Published Tuesday, August 14, 2018 6:51PM EDT: "A Kitchener man claims he has trapped over 100 rats at his home in the Montgomery Park neighbourhood since May. Reg Daly first noticed the rats climbing up his front lawn bird feeder. He said he was “absolutely freaked out, I had these big gauntlets on because rats carry numerous diseases.” His neighbour complained to the city about the infestation, receiving tips but not seeing any change. “We wouldn’t be able to address issues of rats in general areas,” said Gloria MacNeil with Kitchener By-law Enforcement. “We would have to find out exactly where they’re nesting and we would work with that property owner.”" MacNeil provided a fact sheet with details on managing rats. According to the sheet, rats can chew through soft metals, cinder blocks, plastic and wood, and can infest an area with their feces, urine and fur. Ontario rats can also carry a number of diseases. To prevent rats, especially in the home, it’s recommended that you close holes or gaps, trap rodents in and around the home, clean up sources of food, water and shelter, and use a thick plastic or metal garbage can. Call Gunning Wildlife Removal & Pest Control 519-421-2677 or text 289-987-0390 for affordable solutions to your problem with rats, mice, raccoons, squirrels, skunks, bats and more. We serve Woodstock, London, Brantford, Kitchener, Waterloo, Stratford and surrounding areas. https://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/man-calls-for-city-to-help-with-rat-infestation-1.4052988

  • Gunning Wildlife Rascals Were up to it Again!

    These rascals entered a team in the Fore for Shan 9th Annual Golf Tournament supporting Breast Cancer Awareness for Young Women: http://www.teamshan.ca/ Their ‘Caddy Shack’ theme was a hit and won first prize for best costume! The annual event was held at Woodstock Meadows: http://www.woodstockmeadows.com/ Check out Gunning Wildlife Removal facebook page for more pics: https://www.facebook.com/gunningwildliferemoval.ca/ Fore for Shan is a great day whether you’re a golfer or not. We enjoyed the day, the people, the fun – and all for such an important cause. If you have an event coming up that we can participate or help with give us a call at 519-421-2677. Gunning Wildlife Removal provides affordable, humane wildlife removal, inspections and prevention measures for homes, businesses and properties in Woodstock, London, Brantford, Kitchener-Waterloo, Stratford and surrounding areas. Should you have unwanted squirrels, raccoons, skunks, birds, bats, hornets Call 519-421-2677 or text 289-987-0390 or visit our contact page: https://gunningwildliferemoval.ca/contact/

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