What Animals Cause Most Damage? The Mirror of Our Wildlife Removal Services

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It’s important to remember that wildlife does not cause any damage just because it exists. The majority of the time, the damage caused by animals is the result of human activity or lack thereof. For example, if there are no open spaces for wildlife to live in a particular area and they’re forced to move into residential areas, they can cause significant problems.

The same is true when no predators are around to keep populations in check. In these situations, you’ll see larger people of certain species than others. Due to a lack of natural predators, raccoons, for instance, are usually encountered in areas where coyotes have been eradicated.

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Other examples include bears that have been relocated into suburban areas where they can no longer find food sources or trees large enough to climb or dig under. Bears are also known to make their homes in urban environments where there are lots of people and trashcans to raid for food. Here is a list of some common wildlife that can cause the most damage to homes:


Raccoons are one of the most common animals that cause damage in residential areas and commercial locations. They are known to climb trees, knock over outdoor decorations and get into homes attics. These wild animals also carry bad rabies which can be deadly for humans, pets, and other wildlife creatures. The best way to prevent raccoon problems is by keeping your trash can lids locked down, removing bird feeders, and ensuring that you have a secure fence around your home or business as well as block the intersection between soffit and shingles on top of the roof. Also recommended to trim the trees away from your house roof, so other wildlife creatures try not to climb on top including rats and angry squirrels.

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Skunks are members of the weasel family, which includes raccoons and badgers. These mammals have thick tails and large paws that help them climb trees to escape predators like raptors (eagles) and cougars (mountain lions). Skunks spray their urine on objects as a defense mechanism when threatened by humans or other animals. Skunks leave behind a foul strong stench when they do their business in your yard or patio. They also tend to dig holes through which they can escape if they feel threatened by predators or humans.


Opossums are often the first animal people think of when they hear the word “wildlife.” While opossums are certainly not the only type of animal that can cause damage to your property, they are one of the most common.

What causes opossums to be such a nuisance? Well, their primary source of food is dead or injured animals that they find in their natural habitat. Other predators usually kill these animals, so naturally, they would be attracted to another predator’s kill.

Another reason opossums can be such a nuisance is their habit of building dens in trees and other places around your yard. This habit makes it easy for them to enter your home through cracks and crevices in the walls and ceilings. If you notice opossums frequenting your yard or entering your home through any openings, then call Maximum (905) 582-5502 immediately! Our wildlife trained technicians can humanely trap these nuisance animals not to come back.


Squirrels are not the most dangerous animals you can encounter, but they cause a lot of damage. Squirrels and mice love to chew on wires, cables, and other electrical equipment. Their sharp teeth can pierce through even the thickest wires. In addition, they also like to gnaw on the nuts and seeds you have stored in your attic or garage. Their feces and saliva can contaminate your food, making it unfit for human consumption.

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The best way to prevent squirrels from chewing up your electrical wires is to install an exclusion fence around your property. This type of fence will keep them out of your yard and off your home so that they won’t have easy access to your electrical wiring.


Birds are the most damaging animals in your yard. They can cause thousands of dollars in damage, and not only to your lawn but also to your house. Here are some of the most common bird species that cause damage to your home or business:

  • Red-winged Blackbirds: These birds love to nest in your garden. They will build their nests from 2-3 feet off the ground in trees, bushes, or even on top of your roof. They can be attracted to any food source, and they will destroy your garden by eating all the seeds and plants you have planted.
  • European Starlings: These birds are a nuisance because they like to eat just about anything in the yard, including flowers, fruits, vegetables, and bird food! They also tend to be very noisy during the breeding season, bringing attention while doing it!
  • House Sparrows: These tiny birds love to nest in attics and roofs, which can lead to serious issues with mold contamination and structural damage! If you see one fly by on its way home from foraging for food, it might be time for action!

Wildlife Removal Methods

Wildlife removal service is a very specialized service. There are many different types of wildlife, each with its own needs. Some are territorial, some are shy, and some are very destructive. We need to know exactly what type of animal you have so we can determine the best way to remove them. We will take care of all your wildlife removal needs, no matter how big or small they may be.

We provide services ranging from full-scale roosting inspections to simply removing birds from window sills and trees. We use state-of-the-art technology to ensure that we get all the animals out safely without causing damage or injury to them in any way.

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Call Maximum Pest Control Services for a free quote today 905-582-5502 to eradicate and clear out all types of wild animals. We are a full-scale wild animal removal company located | Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, Mississauga, Milton with over decades of experience in the field. Our services are available for all occasions, so do not hesitate and contact Maximum trained technicians today.

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