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Wildlife Control

At Peregrine, we offer a variety of bird and wildlife removal services. Our focus is on removing the critter(s) in a timely and professional manner. Many of our services focus on capture and release, passive deterrence, and environmental modifications. The first step with all wildlife removal programs is to confirm what type of wildlife is bothering you. At Peregrine, our pest control service technicians use the latest wildlife inspection tools — pest cams, thermal cameras, and snake cameras assist in identifying problematic wildlife. Contact your pest control service technician for safe and effective wildlife removal solutions today.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

Skunks: Typically, skunk dens can be found under front steps, sheds, porches, and decks. Live traps placed by the den entrance allow for the skunk(s) to be captured alive and relocated as required. In the summer months, a skunk is typically caught in less than one week. In the dead of winter, skunks typically semi-hibernate for a period of about six weeks. Therefore, how long it will take to capture a skunk can be unpredictable in the winter months. Our approach is a passive approach when capturing live animals. This reduces the stress for the animal and allows a better opportunity of successful relocation.

Squirrels: Many times, squirrels gain access to the roof line of homes and various structures. A common complaint is usually about one or two squirrels. The key to a successful solution is to capture as many squirrels as possible on the exterior of the property, taking the pressure off the structure. Once all the squirrels have been caught, the access points can be sealed.

Pocket Gophers: A single pocket gopher can destroy your garden in a very short time. Pocket gophers will burrow beneath garden beds, plants and other shrubs, trees and vines, feeding on the roots as they dig. The home owner, wondering what has happened to their lawn, will see mounds of soil the pocket gophers leave behind after an active night of foraging.

Raccoons: Raccoons can live in a wide range of habitats. They require, to survive, only a source of water, food, and a protected area for denning. The habitats best suited for raccoons are hardwood swamps, floodplain forests, fresh and saltwater marshes, and both cultivated and abandoned farmland. A raccoon’s home-range size in urban areas is about 3 to 40 hectares. Raccoons feed off fruit and insects in gardens, off leftovers in municipal waste and off other easily available food sources. In urban zones, a large number of sleeping areas exist, such as in hollows in old garden trees, cottages, garages, abandoned houses, and attics. The raccoon is also a strong swimmer, but only when forced to swim. It is known more for its climbing abilities. It is capable of making a variety of sounds, including whistling, shrieking, chattering, clicking its teeth, snarling and growling.

HOW TO INDENTIFY WILDLIFE

Skunks: Most skunks are black and white, but they can also be brown or grey. Skunks can have one or two stripes, or white spots and broken stripes across their back and tail. Skunks have excellent senses of smell and hearing, but their eyesight is extremely poor. They cannot see much beyond 10 feet, which is why they are often run over by passing vehicles. The lifespan of a skunk is approximately three years. Skunks produce their offensive scent in two anal glands which they fire off in defence as a last resort when their threatening dance of hissing, foot stamping and tail raising has not had the desired effect.

Squirrels: Tree squirrels include over a hundred species that are found on all continents except Antarctica and Australia. Tree squirrels live mostly among trees, as opposed to other squirrels that live in burrows in the ground or between rocks.

Pocket Gophers: Pocket gophers weigh around half a pound. They are about 6–8 inches long in body length, with a tail that is 1–2 inches long. A few species reach weights approaching 1 kg. Within any species, the males are larger than the females and can be nearly double their weight. A pocket gophers lifespan is normally one to three years. The maximum life span for a pocket gopher is approximately five years. Most gophers have brown fur that often closely matches the color of the soil in which they live. Their most characteristic features are their large cheek pouches, from which the word “pocket” in their name is derived. These pouches are fur-lined and can be turned inside out. They extend from the side of the mouth well back onto the shoulders. They have small eyes and a short, hairy tail, which they use to feel around tunnels when they walk backwards.

Raccoons: The raccoon is about 2 – 3 feet long and weighs approximately 10 to 30 pounds. It is distinctively marked, with a prominent black ‘mask’ over the eyes and a heavily furred, ringed tail. The animal is a grizzled salt-and-pepper gray and black, although some individuals are strongly washed with yellow. Raccoons from the prairie areas are paler in color than those from eastern portions of the region. Captive raccoons have been known to live for more than 20 years. Raccoons life expectancy in the wild is about 1.8 to 3.1 years, depending on the local conditions in terms of traffic volume, hunting, and weather severity. With the harsh winters in Calgary, one would expect the life expectancy to be on the lower end.

OUR SOLUTION

One of the first steps with any wildlife removal program is to take the time to confirm which pest is bothering you. At Peregrine, we have a variety of tools such as thermal cameras, snake cameras, and pest cameras to help identify animals in wall voids, roof voids, and under steps, etc. Once we have confirmed that there is a wildlife problem, the two most common wildlife removal methods include the use of one-way doors and live trapping. Once the wildlife has been removed from the structure, the entrance point(s) can be repaired, and remediation can be done on any latrines that the wildlife may have created. The wildlife removal programs we use at Peregrine focus on passive deterrence, exclusion systems, and live trapping. Ask to your pest control service technician about the best solution for your structure.

COMMON CONCERNS

If I hear noises in my attic, what could it be?

Always remember the knock test. Knock on the wall where you are hearing the noise. If the noise stops, then reoccurs in the same general area within a couple of minutes, then it is probably mice due to a freeze response. Larger wildlife tends to have a flight response and will flee disturbance.

Do you guarantee your work?

We stand behind all our work. Should any problems arise within 12 months of the job, we will return for no extra charge, completely hassle-free.

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reviews
An excellent job

The technician was very helpful and did a thorough job picking up rocks around my pond under which the ants had constructed a massive nest. I have seen no ants since the time of the spraying.

Heather C.Calgary
Very satisfied with the outcome

I had one of the worst wasp tree infestations and a wasp nest under my step. With one visit Peregrine has fixed the problem and no more wasps. Very professional and quick to respond

Colleen R.Calgary
Excellent professional service

I called Peregrine becauce of an ant problem. Since the treatment we have not had any issues with ants so D’Arcy obviously did a thorough job. D’Arcy was professional, patient and easy to talk to. I like the fact there is a 90 day guarantee so if we have any more ant issues I can only assume they will be dealt with in a timely fashion.

Donna K.Calgary
Thank you!

I have had ants in my kitchen for three years. I have had 2 other pest control companies in without success. Nick came in and eliminated my problems in two applications. My entire family loves him! Thank you Nick. He is professional, friendly, knowledgeable and effective. I highly recommend Peregrine.

Jill RodriguesCalgary
Quick response, friendly and efficient

Darcy walked me through the procedures he would be using to take care of a concealed wasp nest and performed the work quickly and efficiently. Has been close to one month with no problems. Very pleased with the service provided.

Sam K.Calgary
Wasps were gone within a day of spraying.

The job done was effective in dealing with the underground nest. No sign of wasps after a day had passed. Service arrived on time and was courteous and helpful when questions were asked.

Alain L.Calgary
Very thorough

Very thorough removing a large, underground and hidden bumble bee nest. Even took the time to remove the remains of a dead wasp nest that I was way too scared to touch! Would recommend.

Zorana VCalgary
Unwanted mouse (...or mice??)

Once we noticed there was a mouse (mice?) problem, we had the owner out the very next day to set the traps and walk our house with us. He reviewed everything we needed to know in detail. Will be getting our 30 day follow-up later this month to confirm that the problem has been removed. Currently on day 2 of no droppings – here’s keeping our fingers crossed.

HeidiCalgary
Fantastic service!

Nick with Peregrine Pest Control is a very professional man who knows his mice! He was quick to contact me when I first put in my cry for help and has been very organized and punctual with maintenance and return visits. I would, and have, recommended Peregrine to friends and family.

KarenCalgary
Efficient, professional, respectful

The customer care representative did a thorough search of our home, inside and out, set safe traps in strategic locations, and explained the process clearly to me. They’ll return in 30 days, and then again in another 60 to make sure our house remains pest free. Peregrine were recommended to me, and I wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone dealing with mice in your home.

Rachel S.Calgary
Excellent Service and Results

These guys were great! Took care of our skunk problem quickly and efficiently. All the staff was very friendly.
Recommend them to anyone!

Dinah C.Calgary
Fantastic response time, professional and helpful.

We were on holidays only to come home to a skunk who had been hibernating under our patio. I contacted Nick with Peregrine pest control and within hours (on a statutory holiday) he contacted us back. He gave us the pricing over the phone and made arrangements so we could be home to learn to set the traps. Within 8 hours we caught a HUGE skunk in the trap. He picked it up immediately and dispersed of it. Thank you!!

Lisa D.Calgary
2 skunks caught within 12 hours!

Nick did a great job preparing me for what to expect and to be patient with the results…but I didn’t have to be! Within 2 hours both skunks were in the traps and gone!

Rosanna T.Calgary
Very efficient, professional, and good workmanship.

Peregrine General Pest Control was referred to us by someone who had used their service for a problem with mice. We hired them to deal with pigeons at a condo complex with 18 units, and they did the job well. Also, their price was half of what we got from another company.
Nick responded to us very quickly and had the work done in a timely manner. The roof of the condominium is very steep, so it required quite an effort to even climb up there. Nick told us to call him right away if there were any problems down the road, and he would take care of it.
We have had no sightings of pigeons or droppings since the job was completed. I would highly recommend Peregrine General Pest Control.
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Sonja R.Calgary
Thanks for the great job!

We installed solar panels on our roof and found that it did not take long for pigeons to be attracted to the roof. We had not had a problem previously so it was related to the solar panels. We had Peregrine look at the panels and make recommendations. We decided to have a barrier installed along the edge of the panels. This was done efficiently and per the quote. The barriers are like the spikes installed under bridges to prevent birds from roosting on beams and supports. The barriers have eliminated the problem with birds. Thanks for the great job!

Randal HarrisCalgary
Service with a smile!!

Nick and his team are great!! We have used the “other guys” for years in our restaurant. Had a problem at home so I phoned Nick and had to use his team at our business after that! Nick does a great job with the basics then always goes obove and beyond suggesting and educating us with ways to help keep our restaurant clean and safe from pests!! Thanks Nick!!!

Dennon M.Calgary
First, it was mice...then wasps...now many bird nests!!

This is the 3rd time we’ve been able to use Peregrin Pest Control and have recommended them to others. Always great service, thorough follow up and communication. A pleasure to deal with, to be sure. You will not regret booking Peregrin!

Marquis De Lorne Community AssociationCalgary
Far and away the best

As a facility manager at a private school I have used most every pest control company in Calgary at least once. Peregrine is far and away the best. They have attentive service and seem to actually care about what is occurring in your situation. Unlike some of the bigger companies who only come if they feel like it and do the bare minimum to keep your contract. You won’t get any of that from them.

Jeremy KeysCalgary
Bed bugs from China!!

Both Darcy and Marilyn at Peregrine were knowledgable and efficient. Thanks for the help.

BernieCalgary
A load off my shoulders

Had a nasty case of bed bugs and thankfully found Peregrine Pest Control. The receptionist who answered the phone was polite and helpful and I immediately felt like a load was off my shoulders. They told me everything I needed to do to prepare for the visit.

The guy who came to take care of the problem was professional and efficient. I would recommend them to anyone and everyone!

Aaron BartholomewCalgary
Very helpful

Nick was very helpful in helping us get rid of our squirrel problem. I have used other exterminators for this problem and never had any success. The traps worked great and now, touch wood, we are squirrel free for the first time in years!

Liz L.Calgary
Marilyn!!

Huge thank you to Marilyn who answered my panicked phone call regarding sqiuirels and bugs. Marilyn was very empathetic and a much needed calming force for me. She was very professional and able to ensure Nick came the next day to help resolve my “issues”.

Jill B.Calgary
Went the extra mile

Thanks to the team at Peregrine for their great service – we fixed our squirrel problem in a matter of days. Went the extra mile for us and was incredibly helpful, knowledgeable and professional.

I’d highly recommend this company to anyone and will definitely use them again if I ever need to.

Amy WallnerCalgary
Happy Customer

Called Peregrine Pest Control regarding a gopher issue, and was so impressed with their service that I then hired them for my ant problem, a problem I had tried, unsuccessfully, to deal with myself over the years. Their work is very thorough and since the spraying (2 months ago) my yard is still ant-free (and gopher-free 🙂 ). I honestly didn’t think that could be possible. I definitely would use their service again – if needed.

Happy CustomerCalgary
Friendly and knowledgeabe

Had a very friendly and knowledgable technician visit to help with our gopher problem. The applications seems to have worked quite well after watching population diminish greatly within a week or so. Also super friendly telephone service while booking, and follow up call was also appreciated. Peregrine (Charles) was out a day after I called…Would definitely recommend.

Ryan McGrathCalgary
Quick service and follow through, ridding my acreage of pocket gophers.

Peregrine General Pest Control has been keeping my place as pocket-gopher free as possible.
They are courteous, quick to respond to your needs, and thorough.
I would heartily recommend them.

Frances H.Calgary
Exceptional

So far, service has been exceptional. They have set multiple traps for the pocket gophers that decided to make our yard their next home. Service is prompt, reliable and friendly. They take the time to explain things to you which appears to be rare these days. I highly recommend them.

Christy NelsonCalgary
Huge help

Had voles last year and a pocket gopher that moved in due to expanding suburbia. Called many for quotes but Marilyn was the first and only one to take the time to help me figure out what the problem really was and how to deal with it. Chuck came out and helped me understand how the critters live and how to prevent their return… Huge help as i was stressed about my plants,kids and using traps around kids. in case next year my garden looks better than the mud hill behind me, I will call them again if I have problems but I’m sure that with such thorough work from chuck, we will be fine. Thanks guys!

Lori R.Calgary
Quick Service

Booked an appointment within two days for vole control. Traps were placed and the problem was resolved right away. Very friendly service from all involved.

James G.Calgary
Excellent

We were so inundated with spiders last year you had to always clean the deck before you used it. To date I have seen two very tiny spiders and that is all. It was well worth the price.

M Sylvia D.Calgary
Happy with the result... Spiders are gone!

The service experience was positive.

Gregg S.Calgary
No spiders since you sprayed. It has only been a few weeks though.

I can’t say the service has worked yet. I was reassured if the spiders do return within 90 days that you will re spray so I do rate that high. The fellow that came out was very polite and answered all my questions.

BarbaraCalgary
Impressed.

It works! We have no spiders.

Sandra L.Calgary
We are so happy with the friendly and effective next day service we received

Peregrine was fast, friendly and very effective at completely removing the spider infestation at our house, around our deck and even in our rock gardens. The technician was very friendly and it only took a couple hours before it was safe for the dogs to go back outside. We’ll be using their services again in the future.

Kerri P.Calgary
Friendly, helpful and knowledgeable

I found Peregrine staff, both office and field very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. They make sure their work is completed properly and care to call you back to ensure that your problems are taken care properly.

Luis N.Calgary
Impressive

Very professional and thorough. Nick took the time to respond to all of our questions and educated us about the issue. Most importantly, Problem is now resolved! Top notch!

Selina K.Calgary
Great Company

I was very happy with their service. Darcy was great

Brent H.Calgary
Knowledgable

They were friendly and helpful (even dealing with a nervous nelly like me). I think there were about 15 e-mails over the 2 days trying to help me calm down about what was going on. They never got snarky or made me feel stupid for asking questions.

Kelly F.Calgary
good service and value

see above

bryan h.Calgary
Nick was very professional and explained what he was going to do

Prompt and courteous service. Effective results and though inspection of the property

Richard T.Calgary
Ken was very professional and extremely friendly. Our roach problem is now solved!

I had the pleasure of having Ken at our home to help with our roach problem. Ken was very professional and extremely friendly. He took time to explain what he was doing and why. We had a good chat about other topics as he does his thing. It was really nice to meet Ken – he has such a wonderful personality.
Our roach problem is also now solved. Thanks Ken!

Taiwo FawumiCalgary
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