Wildlife control and animal humane removal in Vancouver

At 1st Pest Control, we specialize in the humane removal of a variety of wildlife species. Some of the common wildlife that we can safely and humanely remove from properties include raccoons, squirrels, bats, skunks, opossums, birds, and snakes.

Our team is trained to handle these animals with care and expertise, utilizing non-lethal removal techniques and traps to safely capture and relocate them to more suitable habitats. Whether you’re dealing with a raccoon rummaging through your trash or a snake taking up residence in your yard, 1st Pest Control has the knowledge and experience to handle the situation with compassion and professionalism. Trust us to provide effective and ethical wildlife removal services that prioritize the well-being of both you and the animals we encounter.


We understand the importance of coexisting with wildlife in a humane and compassionate manner. That’s why we specialize in providing humane wildlife removal services that prioritize the safety and well-being of the animals.

Our team of experienced professionals utilizes removal techniques to safely trap, capture and relocate wildlife from residential and commercial properties. We believe in finding solutions that protect both our customers and the wildlife, ensuring a harmonious balance between humans and animals. With 1st Pest Control, you can trust that your wildlife removal needs will be handled with care and respect.

FAQs - Wildlife control and humane animal removal

What animals are classified as "wildlife"?

We provide wildlife control as a response to the increasing urbanization of former wildlife habitats, humans and undomesticated animals share the same environment. This close proximity to each other can become problematic when animals form a large uncontrolled population, have a feral or aggressive nature or carry diseases that can be transmitted to humans.

When birds and other wildlife pose a safety hazard they become pests. They are collectively a very large group and include animals, such as starlings, pigeons, seagulls, raccoons, squirrels, opossums, skunks, moles, and bats.

Where do they come from?

Nuisance birds and other wildlife are found in close proximity to human activity, such as parks, residences or commercial property. These animals may enter a residence to forage for food or to seek out areas to nest.

Entry points into buildings vary depending on the size and ability of the animal, as well as the number of openings present in a structure extending from the outside. For example, birds and other wildlife can enter through the roof, chimney, garage, crawl space and basement.

Some animals, such as skunks and raccoons, have been known to create their own openings by burrowing, chewing or tearing through building material to gain entry.

Can they cause any damage to my home or business?

Birds and other wildlife are known to cause significant damage to property. Their foraging activities might cause damage to garbage containers, composts, sheds and storage bins. A large number of animals (e.g. skunks, raccoons, opossums, rabbits) are attracted to and feed on fruit and vegetable crops or pet food left outdoors.

They might cause cosmetic or structural damage to buildings in the process of seeking out a food source or a place to reside indoors. Bird droppings can erode the surface of structures or vehicles, and create permanent stains. Not surprisingly, skunks and their odour become a concern when near or within property.

Can they cause me or my family to become sick?

Wildlife control is needed to protect yourself from the numerous diseases that can be transmitted to humans directly through contact or indirectly through contaminated items or food.

Commonly known diseases wildlife carry are rabies typically transferred from a bite of a rabid animal, histoplasmosis from bat or bird droppings, and psittacosis from infected birds or their droppings, all of which are associated with moderate to severe health conditions. Raccoons carry roundworms that may spread to humans through the ingestion of contaminated food.

Where will I generally find them in my home or business?

Birds and other wildlife can be found in various locations on a property. Some live outdoors and are located in areas such as burrows (e.g. squirrels, rabbits, moles), or in trees (e.g. birds, squirrels, raccoons). Skunks, squirrels and raccoons have been found nesting under decks and building structures, as well as in attics, basements, crawlspaces and garages.

Birds tend to nest in hollowed out or flat areas of a building, including inside or under roof tiles, gutters, vents, eaves, insulation and windowsills.

Why do I have to get rid of them?

Birds and other wildlife cause cosmetic and structural damage to property. Their foraging and nesting habits create a variety of daily inconveniences that may lead to potential safety hazards for people and pets.

For example, skunks will spray a pungent odor if threatened and raccoons have been known to attack pets, sometimes killing them. These animals also carry diseases that can be transmitted to humans through direct or indirect contact.

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