What Are Porcupines

Porcupines are large, slow-moving rodents which are distinguished by the quills (spikes) on their back. They have several species, all of which use their spikes as a self-defense method. Males weigh an average of 5.5 kilograms and females weigh an average of 4.5 kilograms, ranging from 60 centimeters to 100 centimeters in length. They are Canada’s second largest rodent, behind beavers. Trees are important to the livelihood of porcupines, as they provide food, and shelter from predators. They are strict herbivores, so no need to worry about them trying to take a bite out of you or your pets.

Common porcupine removal requests:

  • Porcupine chewed through my tree (which can kill the tree)
  • Porcupines are a danger to my dogs
  • Porcupine living under deck or shed

When to Consider Porcupine Removal

If you detect any early signs of a porcupine living around your property, you should call Animal Damage Control. The most common early sign is bark from trees being eaten away. Although they do not pose much of a threat to humans, curious dogs will approach porcupines with confidence, which leads to a painful lesson learned.

How We Will Solve Your Porcupine Problems

Animal Damage Control has over 30 years of porcupine removal experience in Edmonton. We provide humane solutions to trap and relocate and porcupines that may be living in the vicinity of your property. One of our trained animal experts will conduct an inspection of your property to identify where they are living, and will set live traps in the vicinity. We use humane trap and relocate solutions.

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Animal Damage Control

21061A Wye Road
Sherwood Park, AB T8G 1C7
Office (780) 998-0074
Toll Free (877) 446-0204
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