Wildlife Control

At Peregrine we offer a variety of bird and wild life control 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.


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. It can be unpredictable in the winter months how long it will take to capture a skunk. 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.


Many times squirrels gain access to the roof line of homes and various structures. A common complaint usually is 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 of the structure. Once all the squirrels have been caught then the access points can be sealed. 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.

Pocket Gophers

A single pocket gopher can destroy your garden in a very short time so it is good to take action as soon as you notice its presence.

Pocket gophers will burrow beneath your garden crops, ornamental plants and other herbaceous shrubs, trees and vines, feeding on the roots and the plant’s below-ground fleshy parts as they dig. The mounds of soil they leave behind can make it difficult to mow your lawn and will certainly ruin its smooth green look!

Pocket gophers may even chew through your plastic hoses and lawn sprinkler equipment and their burrows can drain off irrigation water and lead to soil erosion.

So if you have pocket gophers it would be best to call us right away. In residential settings we usually find just one pocket gopher per group of mounds. On acreage anything from four to seven gophers are common. Our service consists of first locating the main burrow before trapping and eliminating the gopher.

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

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
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
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

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
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
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
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
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
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