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Is There A Need?

Urban wildlife invasions are an ever growing occurrence as humans populations encroach on animal’s habitat. This affects both residential and commercial consumers. Usually this is an urgent, needed service. The fact we have been performing this service since 1989 proves the is a demand.

Getting the animals out is only part of the equation. Just as putting out a house fire does not repair the smoke and water damage done. Our franchisees remove nuisance animals, prevent future entry and restore or mitigates attic insulation damage.

Consider just one problem animal - Rats.

Bill Dowd on mice & rats

As you learn about Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control I suggest you consider how we resemble two other franchise business models. Fire and water remediation/restoration and handyman services. The kitchen fire or burst frozen pipe caused the problems, the income for the franchisee is made from the clean-up, restoration and construction after the event. The same is true with handyman services. The homeowner calls for a small tile job in the bathroom and that transforms into a bathroom remodelling job.

The animal invasion into homes or businesses is just the tip of the iceberg. Once the animal is out, the real work begins and the revenue is generated. For more details go to the What We Do section.

Why Do Some Species Thrive in Cities?

As lethal trapping and harvesting methods become increasingly unacceptable to the environmentally friendly public, humane wildlife control industry is growing. The Wall Street Journal reports that hundreds of millions of dollars are spent annually on nuisance wildlife control. The opportunity for success is already there.

"The Economic damage in the U.S. from all forms of wildlife damage is conservatively estimated to be about $22 billon" - National Wildlife Management Professional Association

"Urban expansion is also encroaching on wildlife habitats everywhere. Increasingly people live and work in close proximity to wild animals whose native habitats have been lost or broken up. Many animals—from mice and cockroaches to pigeons and squirrels—have adapted to city life, taking advantage of abundant food and warmer temperatures." - National Geographic

"Humans are helping these animals evolve and are pressuring them to survive our environments. And it turns out that raccoons are just these perfect little urban warriors" - Suzanne MacDonald, York University

"A lion might be the king of the jungle, but in the urban jungle, it's all about the raccoon." -National Geographic

"Raccoon populations in some cities are roughly 150 per square kilometre Raccoons use up to 20 den sites at a time Raccoon territories average around three square blocks. They prefer backyards to parks." - CBC "The Nature of Things with David Suzuki"

"Some estimate about 100 raccoons per square kilometre, but that's probably a bit low. Contrary to popular belief, raccoons aren't lonesome animals, and if you think you have one, you probably have 10. "There are way more of them than you think," - Suzanne MacDonald, York University

"Raccoons have no predators, except cars. But through studying the creatures, she has learned that raccoons are smart enough to rarely cross major roadways and mostly spend their whole lives in their (our) neighbourhoods. They're using fences as highways, and they're all on the highway at the same time," - Suzanne MacDonald, York University

"Male and female rats can have sex 20 times a day and can potentially produce 15,000 offspring a year." - National Geographic