I have animals or pests in my home

Discover quirky remedies for pesky home invaders—just hope their population doesn't skyrocket!

Author: Openroom HQ

Published: Tuesday, August 29, 2023 | Updated: Tuesday, August 29, 2023

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What is Pest & Animal Control?

Enter the Epic Battle of Pest and Animal Control! This dynamic practice wrangles critters that threaten both humans and property. Picture a lineup of crafty insects, mischievous rodents, and even the grand entrance of deer and raccoons.

When do you call Pest & Animal Control?

You should call pest and animal control if you have a pest or animal problem that you cannot handle yourself. Some signs that you may need pest or animal control include:

  • You see signs of pests or animals, such as droppings, nests, or tracks.

  • You hear noises that you cannot identify.

  • You smell a foul odor.

  • You are bitten or stung by a pest.

  • You are having problems with your home or property such as damage to walls or furniture.

Common pests in the home:

  • Insects: Ants, cockroaches, spiders, termites, bedbugs, fleas, mosquitoes
  • Rodents: Mice, rats, squirrels, rabbits
  • Animals: Stray dogs, cats, deer, raccoons, skunks

Aside: Did you know? "On average, each house hosted 62 different arthropod families, for an average of 93 different species per home. Some homes had as many as 211 species." (Vox Media)

What a technician can do for you - an example of pest controlling bedbugs

A pest control technician can do a variety of things to help you with your pest or animal problem. They can identify the pest or animal, assess the severity of the problem, and recommend treatment options. They can also apply pesticides or other treatments to control the pest or animal.

For instance, in battling bedbugs, a technician meticulously examines your residence, pinpointing infestations and eggs. They propose tailored treatments like heat or chemical solutions.

As a landlord, consider these steps before summoning a technician:

  1. Thorough property inspection
  2. Meaningful Tenant discussion
  3. Visual documentation
  4. Engage a qualified expert for comprehensive assistance.

5 Companies used by the Openroom team

Pesticon Pest Control



100 Rexdale Blvd, Unit 301-G, Etobicoke, ON, M9W 1N7

Operates in Toronto and all parts of the GTA | Ajax, Barrie, Brampton, Burlington, Etobicoke, Cambridge, Hamilton, Kitchener, Markham, Milton, Mississauga, Scarborough, North York, Oakville, Pickering, Toronto, Vancouver, Vaughan, Woodbridge, Waterloo

9.8/10 of 2284 reviews on HomeStars | 4.8/5.0 over 500 reviews on Google Reviews

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Pestend Pest Control

416-319-5880 | TOLL FREE: 1-855-749-9203

415 Oakdale Rd. Toronto, ON M3N 1W7

Serving Toronto & Southern Ontario and the Greater Toronto Area | Toronto, Vaughan, Mississauga, Brampton, Bradford, Barrie

9.7/10 of 1423 reviews on HomeStars

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Swat Wildlife

416-792-5181 | Hamilton & surrounding: 1 833 902 SWAT (7928)

278 St Clarens Avenue, Toronto, ON M6H 3W3

Toronto, Brampton, Etobicoke, Hamilton, North York, Vaughan, Mississauga, Scarborough, Oakville, Markham, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Pickering, Ajax, Whitby and Oshawa

9.8/10 of 1058 reviews on HomeStars

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Pest Solution Services Bed Bugs Specialist



27 Helmsdale Crescent, Toronto, ON, M9V 3X8

Toronto, Mississauga, Vaughan, and the rest of the GTA

9.9/10 of 508 reviews on HomeStars

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GTA Wildlife Removal And Pest Control

Phone: (905) 884-9203 (General Information) | Cellular: (416) 936-7299 (Wildlife Control Hotline) | Cellular: (416) 896-6883 (Pest Control Hotline) | Toll Free: 1-800-775-8856

Entire Greater Toronto Area: Toronto, York, Etobicoke, North York, East York, Port Credit, Scarborough, Richmond Hill, Aurora, Mississauga, Vaughn, King City, Maple, Pickering, Oshawa, Ajax, Whitby, Caledon, Brampton, Stouffville, Markham, Uxbridge, Kleinburg, Newmarket, Bramalea, Malton, Woodbridge, Thornhill, Nobleton, Oshawa, Cooksvile, Bolton, Agincourt, Malton and other areas in the vicinity of the GTA.

9.9 10 of 949 reviews on HomeStars

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