About Us


Welcome to Back To The Wild

We are a progressive humane wildlife control company. Our primary goal is to safely and humanely remove wild animals from your home or business and return them “Back to the Wild”. We specialize in the biology, ecology and sound removal of raccoons, squirrels, bats, skunks, birds and other wildlife. We provide permanent solutions for our customers at affordable rates.


(905) 914-3400



Servicing Oshawa, Whitby, Pickering, Ajax,

Clarington and Surrounding Areas

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Our removal procedure covers a wide range of passive and direct removal techniques.

Passive Techniques

Animals break into your attic, climb into your chimney, etc. out of a natural drive to find shelter. We use their natural drive to get food and water to evict them from your home. A unique one-way door is placed over the animal’s entry points, instead of live trapping the animal. As they exit the home to go look for food and water, the door securely closes behind the animal. Now they are out and free to roam but this forces them to find a new residence.

Direct Techniques

Animals whom make their way into the “living” space of your home, which is most commonly by accident, need to be captured and released outside. Back To The Wild will attempt to capture the animal and release it, or we will set a live trap, depending on the situation.

Injured Animals

When it comes with dealing with an injured animal, ALWAYS use extreme caution when approaching the injured or sick animal. It can easily become aggressive, as a defence, it does not realize you are trying to help it. Along with the possible aggression, the type of diseases that it could be carrying could be transmitted to you or your pets. Although we do not have the ability to treat or care of the sick or injured, we do provide pick up and transportation of the animal to a facility that is equipped to deal with the situation. For more information about dealing with an injured or sick animal please visit the Toronto Wildlife Centre site.



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How did that Bat get into my bedroom?

 While a small percentage of bats enter through open windows and doors most are living in the attic or eaves of your home. The bat becomes dislodged from the roost and fall or climb down walls to the first opening they can find. This typically is the basement of your home where they fly around disoriented and trying to get outside. They continue to fly around and end up on upper floors, where you are awoken to their presence.

 I saw a Raccoon in the daytime, is it rabid?

Extremely unlikely. While caution must always be taken when dealing with wild animals, and they like any mammal can become infected rabies is pretty rare. It is far more likely that raccoon was disturbed from its den site and is merely looking for its next safety zone to sleep away the day. Raccoons that are also having difficulty finding enough food to survive may also extend their hunting hours into the early hours of the morning.                                                                                                                    

I found a baby squirrel under a tree, what do I do?

Baby squirrels fall out of their nests all the time! So don’t panic. Typically mom is not far away and when baby starts its high pitch whistling mom comes running to carry it back home. Keep your distance and allow it to happen. If you feel compelled to do something, a shoebox lined with paper towel raised off the ground right next to the tree it was discovered will be its best chance of reunion. If no luck after 24 hours then contacting a wildlife rehabilitator is advised.

 I smell skunk, but I don’t see one?

Check your dog/cat before letting them back inside the house! It’s often them responsible for causing the skunk to spray. Otherwise there is one in the neighbourhood who has recently sprayed and the odour is lingering. Check your property for signs they are living nearby. Skunks are ground dwellers so check decks, sheds garages, porches and additions. Essentially, anything without a foundation for a hole or dug out tunnel.

If you find something or don’t know if you have a problem or not then give us a call.

 Why not leave the animal in my attic?

 Leaving it there is always an option and in some cases for short periods of time necessary. Leaving them there for the long term is ill advised. The biggest danger is from fire hazards caused by animals chewing electrical wires. Animals will also move or compact insulation allowing heat to escape during colder months. Depending on the method the animal used to gain entry structural or water damage may be a factor. Animal odours become more apparent as time passes.

 How far will you take the animals? Why can you not take them further?

Our methods are primarily on site release techniques. This means we set things up to remove the animal from your home but not the neighbourhood. This is done from a legal standpoint of it is illegal to relocate wildlife out of its home range (1 km). Secondly removing an animal from its home range drastically reduces its chance for survival due to a failure of successfully locating new sources of food and shelter. Special care must also be taken when young are present. Relocating mom leaves behind kids too young to fend for themselves leading to a slow starvation possibly in your home.