Getting Along with the Neighbours: Living in Harmony with Wildlife

raccoon

Skunks, raccoons, coyotes, squirrels, and a whole host of other species indigenous to Canada have become urban pests. This has happened not because they’ve moved into the territory of human beings, but because humans have moved into their home. It’s hard to remember this, though, when some four-legged bandit has emptied your trash bag all … Read moreGetting Along with the Neighbours: Living in Harmony with Wildlife

Pest Spotlight: Groundhog

Groundhog

Scientific Name: Marmota monax Common Names: Groundhog, Woodchuck, Whistlepig, Marmot Color: Brown/Grey Weight: Approx. 10lbs. Length: 16 – 20 inches FACT: Groundhog Day is a common tradition in Canada and the USA, people gather around to watch the rodent predict if there will be an early spring. Evidence has shown that Groundhogs are wrong in … Read morePest Spotlight: Groundhog

The Complete Live Trapping Guide

Havahart Live Trap

We share our cities and parks with many different types of animals and wildlife. These animals are resourceful, they are scavengers, predators, prey, and survivors. Sometimes these critters will venture a little too close to home in order to find food or shelter; when this happens, the animal becomes a pest. But you don’t have … Read moreThe Complete Live Trapping Guide

DIY: Live Trapping

Rabbit

Sometimes you want to do it yourself and that’s great, but it’s important to remember that trapping live wild animals without the proper training and experience may lead to failure. You may not catch the animal you are trying to. The professionals at Poulin’s know animal biology and trapping techniques to catch any nuisance wildlife … Read moreDIY: Live Trapping