AAA Gates Wildlife Control

Pest & Animal Control
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PC in Scarborough
PC in Scarborough
7 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Skunk removal

Called for skunk removal and prevention of any further animals living under my shed. They were timely and polite. The person who actually did all the work was polite and professional. Happy with the work.

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Hi DS, thank you for your concise review and for complimenting my staff on being polite and professional. Brad Gates, B.Sc., Owner / President, HomeStars Best of Award Winner 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015.

melanie
melanie
26 reviews Vaughan, ON
10/10

Squirrel removal

We had a mother squirrel and her babies chew through vent in our roof
Mother left babies in our attic
Nick from gateway was amazing
Explaining each step and he solved the problem very efficiently

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Hi melanie, thank you for complimenting Nick on being "amazing" and for your concise review. I really appreciate it! Brad Gates, B.Sc., Owner / President, HomeStars Best of Award Winner 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015.

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

(Dead) Raccoons under deck

I had what I thought was a single dead raccoon under my deck, which turned out to be two, in two different spots. I'd been meaning to seal up the primary entry point to my deck, but decided to wait until later this summer when the kits had grown- but the dead raccoons and associated stench sort of expedited the process.
Kieran showed up the next day, and made quick work of sealing up all ~10ft of the access point by a large tree (amidst a heatwave, on what was likely the hottest day of the year so far), and was extremely transparent and helpful about what else I will need to get done to fully raccoon-proof my deck; I share a lot of fence with five neighbours. And, I must also note, Kieran was incredibly patient and understanding whilst I changed my mind about some things that I decided to put off for later.
I'm new to home-ownership, but I appreciated how pleasant, quick and efficient this was! Thank you, thank you!!

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Alex
Alex
1 review Markham, ON
8/10

Squirrel removal / Prevention / Chimney screen

I'd really like to give this company 5/5, but our project hit some snags.
We originally hired Mr. Gates to remove some squirrels in our attic, which should be routine. However, a squirrel tried to get back in, and fell down and got stuck in our chimney. Mr. Gates caught the squirrel with skill. He literally grabbed the little guy out our damper. He definitely knows his wildlife. This part was quite impressive.

The reason one star was docked is he suggested screening our chimney, but removed our chimney cover to do so, assuring no rain would get in despite my concerns otherwise. Well, Murphy's Law, but we got a hard straight rain two days later, and water trickled in and damaged our basement. So I have dock off a star for that. I will say he did come back to fix the job, so this company still gets a fairly high rating for me. Just be careful removing any chimney covers.

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Company Response

Hi Alex, thank you for your review and for commenting on how we returned to resolve both issues. Unfortunately wildlife control is not exact science but by following-up and quickly resolving unexpected situations is of the utmost importance to all of us. Brad Gates, B.Sc., Owner / President, HomeStars Best of Award Winner 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015.

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Whitby, ON
10/10

Humane Wildlife Removal

AAA Gates Wildlife reps are very knowledgeable, do a thorough job, have a positive attitude, and are respectful and courteous. I would ONLY hire Gates Wildlife to humanely move unwanted critter tenants out of my home.

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Company Response

Hello, Wow! In one sentence you summed up my company perfectly. Thank you very much! Brad Gates, B.Sc., Owner / President, HomeStars Best of Award Winner 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015.

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Raccoon exclusion

Approx half the fee for removal and half for guarding all other possible entrances. Arrived on time, good work, pleasant and obliging expert. He never had to go into the attic.

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Company Response

Hi, thank you for mentioning that we were able to solve your problem at "approx half the fee". Unfortunately there are a few companies that drastically over charge for their services. You obviously did your homework before deciding on my company. I appreciate you taking the time to write your review. Brad Gates, B.Sc., Owner / President, HomeStars Best of Award Winner 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015.

Claude in Toronto
Claude in Toronto
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Raccoon removal

I had used this company before, so I called them when I found out there were raccoons living in my garage. They were able to move up the appointment when someone else cancelled. The person who came was very polite and friendly, and he did a great job. Raccoons are gone and I can now get the garage fixed up.

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Company Response

Hi Claude, thank you for your repeat business and for the trust you placed in us to humanely solve your wildlife problems. I also appreciate you complimenting us on a job well done. Brad Gates, B.Sc., Owner / President, HomeStars Best of Award Winner 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015.

Steven in Markham
Steven in Markham
1 review Markham, ON
10/10

Raccoon Removal

Really positive experience. My grandparents were dealing with a family of raccoons in our attic (3rd raccoon incident in recent years) and our experiences with the two other companies we reached out to were nowhere near as smooth as the one with Gates Wildlife.

My grandparents had been complaining about raccoon noises disturbing their sleep, so I called Gates Wildlife in early May and Brad came over the next week to assess our rooftop and find the entry way for the raccoons. Our situation was complicated because my grandparents were not keen on having anyone in the house to investigate the attic (due to COVID), and it wasn't convenient for me to stop by and speak to Brad in person. He was very accommodating and flexible throughout and we were able to communicate very easily through phone. He provided a fair estimate for raccoon removal and animal proofing some vulnerable areas of the roof, and was able to do the majority of the work that same day.

Obviously the process took a little longer because we requested that he do all the work from the exterior of the house, and this meant we had to ensure the baby raccoons were fully mobile before he could set a one-way door. He stopped by around 5 more times over the next 4 weeks to install, remove, and re-install the one-way door just to test if the raccoons were old enough to be able to get out on their own. In mid June after following up with me again to inquire about any more noises and after another inspection by him, Brad was confident that the raccoons had left and he sealed the entry way.

I wasn't able to thank Brad in person but we really appreciate his continuous follow-ups, diligence, and his ability to create a stress-free experience. Hopefully we don't have anymore wildlife run-ins in the future but if we do Gates Wildlife is definitely our go-to.

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Company Response

Hi Steven, what a great review! I would first like to say that it was a real pleasure assisting you with your grandparents raccoon problem. Thank you for your excellent description on exactly how your job unfolded. We take great pride in our ability to follow-up on our work in progress and communicate the process to our customers. Your review is true testament to this. Hopefully you won't need our services in the future but if you do I will be happy to assist. All the best! Brad Gates, B.Sc., Owner / President, HomeStars Best of Award Winner 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015.

DiuSee in Markham
DiuSee in Markham
1 review Markham, ON
10/10

Bird removal from soffit

Brad (owner) and Cassandra showed on a Friday morning to our appointment on time and fully respected the current COVID situation.

A bird had migrated in through our soffit. I was able to pinpoint the general location and they were able to discover the actual entry that the birds were using. The birds were not in sight, so the area was protected with wire mesh to prevent re-entry.

Throughout Friday afternoon, I had noticed that there was still scratching noises on the metal soffit. This prompted me to have to call Gates Wildlife Control again on Friday night.

Saturday morning, another associate (unfortunately I have forgotten his name) had arrived to check on my concerns. The black birds were unseen in the darkness of their entry location. So the associate opened up the soffit allowing much more light to enter the darkness, and while he was preparing to install a one-way door on the soffit, the second bird flew out. This call was warrantied under their work satisfaction policy, so I was not charged for them to come out once more.

It has been around 3 weeks since the work was done, and the birds are no longer around. The entry location is over 2 stories tall.

All three employees that I had met were friendly, professional, and keen.

Gates Wildlife Control was also the only company that had provided free in-person quotes. Their "base" over the phone quote was the highest amount, but their actual price is comparative to their competition within my area.

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Company Response

Hi Diusee, you made my day! I love receiving reviews that highlight our willingness to quickly respond to situations that require our attention. Unfortunately this is not common practice in the wildlife industry and many companies practice the "one and done approach' to solving wildlife situations. Thank you for allowing us to humanely solve your bird problem. Brad Gates, B.Sc., Owner / President, HomeStars Best of Award Winner 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015.

Liviu_Petrescu in Toronto
Liviu_Petrescu in Toronto
0 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Birds nest in the attic

AAA Gates Wildlife gave us a very decent appointment, considering the high demand period.
Brad and Sandra came and helped releasing the birds.
They are very knowledgeable people, knowing what they are doing.
They were extremely pleasant and professional.
I highly recommend this company.
Thank you for the great service.

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Hi Liviu, thank you for allowing us to humanely solve your bird problem and for your kind words. It was certainly a unique situation. Brad Gates, B.Sc., Owner / President, HomeStars Best of Award Winner 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015.

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More about AAA Gates Wildlife Control

Awarded HomeStars Best Of 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 & 2015! - FREE ON-SITE ESTIMATES! We GET THEM OUT and KEEP THEM OUT! Our guarantee is supported by our 36 years in business.Humane removal and prevention of raccoons, squirrels, skunks, birds, bats, opossums, etc. We take every measure possible to safeguard the health and safety of our customers / employees and we comply with all government legislation. All of our technicians are FALL PROTECTION CERTIFIED! These practices are not standard in the wildlife control industry.

WSIB Insured & $5 million Commercial Liability Insurance. Ask to see our certificates.Seen on National Geographic Channel's "Animal Extractors" Visit www.gateswildlifecontrol.com to view videos

AAA Gates' Wildlife Control is a full service wildlife removal company. We humanely GET THEM OUT from residences and businesses, we KEEP THEM OUT by repairing the animal's entry holes as well as animal-proofing other potential entry points. Importantly, by undertaking these steps we can prevent the animals from causing further DAMAGE to insulation, wiring, drywall etc. and we can guarantee your complete satisfaction! We specialize in the removal of raccoons, squirrels, skunks, birds, bats etc. FREE ON-SITE ESTIMATES! No Obligation & Money Back Guarantee

Gates Wildlife Control specializes in the removal and control of all wildlife including: Raccoons, Grey Squirrels, Red Squirrels, Skunks, Bats, Opossums and birds such Pigeons, Starlings and Sparrows. We remove animals from attics, chimneys, garages, dryer / stove / bathroom exhaust vents and from under under decks / porches / sheds / additions.

CATEGORIES
Pest & Animal Control
PRODUCTS
Animal proofing to all building components such as Chimneys, Roofs, Roof Vents, Plumbing Mats, Soffits, Shingles etc.
SERVICES
FREE ON-SITE ESTIMATES! OUR FOCUS is on providing our customers with exceptional service (please read our reviews) and the humane removal and prevention of all wildlife
BRANDS
Animal, Wildlife, Raccoon, Squirrel, Skunk, Bird, Bat, Beaver, Rat, Opossum, Pigeon, Starling, Sparrow, Raccoon removal, Squirrel removal, Skunk removal, Bird removal, Bat removal, Rat removal, Raccoon control, Squirrel control, Skunk control, Bird control, Bat control, Rat control, Animal damage, Raccoon damage, Skunk damage, Bird damage, Animal in roof, Animal in house, Animal in attic, Animal in shed, Animal in garage, Animal under deck, Animal under porch, Raccoon in roof, Raccoon in house, Raccoon in chimney, Raccoon in attic, Raccoon in shed, Raccoon in garage, Raccoon under deck, Raccoon under porch, Squirrel in roof, Squirrel in house, Squirrel in chimney, Squirrel in attic, Squirrel in shed, Squirrel in garage, Skunk in house, Skunk in window well, Skunk in shed, Skunk under shed, Skunk under deck, Skunk under porch, Bird in house, Bird in stove vent, Bird in Bathroom vent, Bird in dryer vent, Noises in roof, Noises in house, Noises in chimney
STYLES
We will beat any competitors written comparable work by 10%.
SPECIALITIES
The Original Humane Wildlife Removal Company. Established in 1984.
WEBSITE
http://www.gateswildlifecontrol.com
YEAR ESTABLISHED
1984
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
18
RETURN POLICY
100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE!
PAYMENT METHOD
We Accept All Types of Payment
LICENSES
Working at Heights Gov. Certified / OHSA's Health & Safety Trained / H&S Hazard Assessment Trained
MEMBERSHIPS
Recommended by Animal Services, Humane Societies, Wildlife Rehabilitators, The MNR and competition
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
DIPLOMAS
Bachelor of Science from the Guelph University - Wildlife Biologists on Staff
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
PROJECT MINIMUM
Free On-Site Estimates - No obligation
BONDED
Yes
PROJECT RATE
We will arrive at your house at a time that's convenient for you and provide a free estimate.
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
WARRANTY TERMS
One to Ten Year Guarantee, supported by over 35 years in business!
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