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

Great service, would recommend

Had pest issues in my chimney, A 1 Checkmate Wildlife Removal & Prevention came by and put a one way door and stopped the pest. After a couple weeks, they came back and installed a chimney cover.

Approximate cost of services:
$587.00
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Thanks you for the review and also for your patience!! Its can be very difficult since covid19 to get all supplies we need
Thanks you thank you again

Kat from Richmond Hill
Kat from Richmond Hill
3 reviews Richmond Hill, ON
10/10

Squirrels decided to live rent free in our attic

Squirrels decided to live rent free in our attic. They chewed through plastic roof vent then through roof until they landed in fluffy pink insulation and started making nests.
We did due diligence research considering word of mouth recommendations, Kijiji ads and HomeStarts reviews.
After talking to multiple wildlife removers, decision was made to hire Louis to humanly remove and do house proofing.
BEST DECISION Ever. Lous is true professional: polite, patient, very experienced, willing to listen, explain and answer every silly and tough question. Quote was provided over the phone and was reasonable regarding work to be done.
On agreed day of service Louis arrived on time, explained again what he has to do and proceeded with initial investigation from inside house to determine if any babies are in the attic using thermo-scanner. After that actual attic inspection was performed and results was negative no babies were there.
One way door was installed at points of entry. We initiated discussion how to house-proof of further intrusion. Louis we Never pushy nor tried to upsell his services. He only suggested what will be good idea to do. We decided to proceed with house-proofing and metal cages were installed over all roof vents.
After few days all squirrels were gone. But to our surprise in two weeks, they managed to find another point of entry. Right to his word and iron-clad 5-year warranty Lous installed another one-way door and applied industrial caulking/glue to similar potential points of entry on the soffit. New roof vent cover replacing chewed off was installed at the same time.
Thus, in the last 4 months there were no further attempts of squirrels unauthorized squatting in our attic. We are very confident they will not be able to break into attic again. In case they magically do that, Louis will be here to assist!
Thank you Louis for your excellent service. Price we paid was exactly what we have been quoted with no surprizes.

Approximate cost of services:
$800.00
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Thanks you so much
I do love what i do and truly believe all my customers deserve the best service!! I want to be treated properly when i call for services so i do anything in my power to please and help my customer to my best

Sam & Penny in Toronto
Sam & Penny in Toronto
5 reviews , ON
10/10

Mink & racoon problem

Extremely pleased and relieved after Louis assessed the problem we were having with a mink and a racoon. He was prompt, efficient, honest and very knowledgeable.

Approximate cost of services:
$120.00
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Thanks you so much

Bernard in Vaughan
Bernard in Vaughan
3 reviews Vaughan, ON
10/10

Bird in Kitchen Exhaust Vent

Louis was fantastic to deal with throughout the whole experience. Had a starling that broke through my kitchen exhaust vent covers and made it its hideout, and unfortunately got trapped and caught in my fan. Louis was quick to respond the very next day, walked me through the process, and was very thorough in cleaning up the mess - even right down to the exhaust fan blades. He also made sure it was disinfected properly, and made sure all vent covers were secured with new cage coverings. I would not hesitate to call on his services again.

Approximate cost of services:
$600.00
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Thanks you so much

Private User
Private User
1 review Vaughan, ON
10/10

Excellent work securing all around my shed

Louis was wonderful. Excellent work putting mesh and decorative lattice around my shed. Punctual and friendly. Would definitely call him again if needed.

Approximate cost of services:
$800.00
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Thank you so much ...yes i do everything the way i like to get my own stuff done !!!
Best regards

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Pefferlaw, ON
10/10

Secured roof and chimney entrance so mama raccoon couldn't get into the attic!

Louis is very dependable and came as soon as he could to avoid the female racoon having a baby (s) in our attic. Very friendly, thorough, and professional. He is a lifesaver, literally!

Approximate cost of services:
$225.00
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Thanks you for this review
Best regards
Louis

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Innisfil, ON
10/10

Kitchen Vent Noise

Went to get something from kitchen to be met with a noise in the vent above the stove, it was an animal but not sure what.

Called A-1 Checkmate and even though they were fully booked I was told that they would be there by 5 pm the following day.

The next day when Louis checked it was a bird that was coming and going, had not built nest yet as I kept noise in area. He also discovered that the vent above the stove had never been taped together or secured to the cupboard, he fixed this. Outside he removed the plastic cover on the wall and replaced it with a stronger one with a cage overtop. He also put a cage over another vent on the house and replaced the plastic dryer vent with a metal one.

I would recommend A-1 Checkmate to everyone as the work is amazing and it is only the work that is required.

Louis helped my mother and I out at her house about 10 years ago and he remembered, even sent me a picture of the old house on his way home.

Approximate cost of services:
$350.00
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Thanks you for the review
Yes i do have a very good memory!!! Hi hi
Louis

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Kitchener, ON
10/10

Raccoon removal

Louis responded to my text immediately and changed his schedule that morning to accommodate removing a raccoon in our basement. He arrived promptly and immediately went to work. Very professional, friendly and courteous and solved our problem with ease. Price was extremely reasonable. I would highly recommend his services.

Approximate cost of services:
$450.00
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Thanks you
If i can switch my schedule to help a customer i will do
Thanks yiu so much for this review

Rodney Chan from Richmond Hill
Rodney Chan from Richmond Hill
12 reviews Richmond Hill, ON
10/10

Second time with A-1 Checkmate and Louis

This is the second time in 4 years that I unfortunately had a pest problem - But unlike the first time I knew who to call!

My wife and I were starting to hear random scratching coming from our hallway and garage.

I called up Louis and he was by in another day. He began his investigation with some initial questions, continued to assess the area and the situation and then came to discuss several no pressure options and pros and cons to each.

After some thought, I decided to move forward with one of the options and Louis got to work. This was back in Oct 2021. He set up a time to come back out in Nov to finish off the work, but due to some unforeseen circumstances on my end I unfortunately had to push this date out.

My problem seemed to get a bit worse, which then led Louis to recommending another resource to try and kick things up a level. It is super rare to see someone actually be so honest to the point that they recommend trying another resource. Louis could have easily spun up some story to try and cover up any issues or possibly make a bit more money, but he owned up to it, was honest and recommended some next steps. This is probably one of the biggest reasons I like Louis is just due to his honesty.

Louis has lots of experience, is quick to understand the issue and concerns at hand - Has lots of helpful suggestions and is very patient in dealing with his clients. No question is a silly question with him, and he is more then happy to talk things through.

Louis has excellent communication (text updates as to when he will be coming by) and can be reached via email, text or phone.

He does what he says and keeps his promises, is on time (as much as possible though if he is late he will communicate it).

Literally this is the most important thing is that he keeps his word, and is largely on time. Rare in the industry!

Bottom line, I am happy to say that Louis is just the same as when I first used his services back in 2016 and while I look forward to chatting with him again but I dont look forward to having another issue to call him up for.

I hope he doesnt change and continues to do business as he does, as hes just great. Give him a call, you wont be dissapointed.

Approximate cost of services:
$1.00
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Thanks Rodney for this awesome review!!!
Yes if its mice or something that need poison i will refer someone as i do not want to work with poison/chemicals
Best regards
Louis

Carlos
Carlos
5 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Squirrels at 2 properties

Louis is knowledgeable and helpful in figuring out where the critters are getting in and how to get them out. He arrived on time and completed the job as promised. Thanks for you help!

Approximate cost of services:
$500.00
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You are very welcome!! After over 20years doing this i get to learn fews thing !! Lol but no kidding you are very welcome and it my pleasure to be able to help you have some happy tenants again
Cheer louis

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More about A 1 Checkmate Wildlife Removal & Prevention.

A-1 Checkmate Wildlife Removal &Prevention.
We specialized in HUMANE removal & prevention of Bats, Birds, foxes, Mink, Opossums, Raccoons, Skunk, Squirrels, weasel & more.
We will humanly removed any Animals and we will make sure it's will not reoccurred and by doing animals prevention work ,we can guarantee your full satisfaction as a customer.
We are fully CERTIFIED for fall protection, fully insurance and $5 millions commercial liability insurance and GST /HST register

CATEGORIES
Pest & Animal Control
PRODUCTS
We humanly removed any wildlife from from commercial to residential from Attic, Roof, House, Shed, Garage, Deck, Porch, Chimney, Stove vent, Boathouse ,Fireplace, Natural gas fireplace, Car, Boat, bathroom vent, Dryer vent, Warehouse, Crawlspace , Basement, Bedroom, Closet, kitchen etc etc...and all of those can be properly fixed and repair from damage and prevent to get more damage.
SERVICES
The golden rules is our "moto" so you can only expect great services from us ...read a fews reviews and you will be convince and you won't be disappointed ,all our work is guarantee
BRANDS
We only used top of line materials/best quality so we can provide the best services with the best guarantee
STYLES
Once we return to removed our work we will secured any entry point so it's will not be visible or as little visible as we can do ,we can replaced anything that as been damage if we can't help we will refer you to a specialist
SPECIALITIES
We are your humane wildlife control expert
WEBSITE
http://www.removethewild.ca
YEAR ESTABLISHED
8
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
1
RETURN POLICY
Satisfaction guarantee
PAYMENT METHOD
All types of payment are accepted
LICENSES
MOL(Fall protection)--HST/GST registered--Ontario Master licence--thermal heat reading
MEMBERSHIPS
Help & recommended by wildlife refuges such as shade of hope, animal services--, MNR--several real e
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
PROJECT MINIMUM
Free assessment on site depending on area
BONDED
Yes
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
WARRANTY TERMS
5 years guarantee ( average guarantee can dending on situation
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