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A 1 Checkmate Wildlife Removal & Prevention.
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Reviews for A 1 Checkmate Wildlife Removal & Prevention.

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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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Company Response

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

C. O'B.
C. O'B.
3 reviews Barrie, ON
10/10

Bats!

Louis is extremely helpful with unwanted critters. He communicates plan of action thoroughly and stands by his word/guarantee. If you need help with pest control I would contact him - highly recommend as excellent customer service.

Approximate cost of services:
$700.00
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Thanks you so much !! Yes if anything happen to my work I'll be more than happy to fixes the issue
Best regards
LOUIS

Dave
Dave
2 reviews Uxbridge, ON
10/10

Rural Home - full animal protection/removal

My family bought an old house in Uxbridge, and quickly discovered a family of raccoons living in the chimney and multiple families of birds living in soffits in different areas of the house. Louis quickly identified the source of all of the issues (and a few others we hadn't noticed, including frogs!) His work was thorough and diligent, he kept me totally updated, never tried to oversell, and was an absolute pleasure to deal with. The price was more than fair, and I couldn't be happier with the outcome.

Approximate cost of services:
$4,500.00
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Thanks you so much it's was a pleasure to help you guys out
Yes Treefrog something can become a pest ( weird but yes )
Please let's me know if any of ours work get faulty and I'll be more than happy to fix it up for you

Leslie
Leslie
0 reviews Aurora, ON
10/10

Mama Raccoon in attic with 3 babies

Raccoon was only noticed approximately 10 days ago by my dogs. She was climbing up the siding on corner of house to second floor balcony, then up another floor to the soffit. I went to Homestars and A1 Checkmate Wildlife Removal had 10/10 rating with many reviews. I had heard no sounds or movement so was confident she hadn’t had any babies yet. I contacted Louis and was able to book an appointment in less than 24 hours. He arrived on time, checked the entry/exit and determined her location in the attic with a heat sensor. He explained his pricing and processes thoroughly and was able to complete the removal at that time. When Louis got into the attic, mama raccoon had 3 babies. Babies were removed and placed in a warning box, one roof corner was sealed, the other a one way door was affixed and waited for mama to come get her babies. She took over 12 hours to come down and took one baby. Louis came back the next morning and mom had taken one baby and may need another night to get the other two If she had trouble relocating herself. Louis explained every step and plan along the way. He even has a plan if mom raccoon can’t get back for the other two, he will transport them to a wildlife rescue. He will come and check the box again in morning.
I am so impressed, grateful and happy that Louis managed the raccoon extraction humanely and allows them to relocate themselves in familiar area. He went above and beyond, his customer service is exemplary.

Approximate cost of services:
$500.00
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Thanks you for this very descriptive review

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Aurora, ON
10/10

Excellent bird removal and vent replacement

I would highly recommend! Very professional and thorough job and they went above and beyond what was required. Completely cleaned and sanitized the vent piping. Crawled through my attic and fixed something else that wasn't working! I am extremely pleased to have this issue resolved. They also were prompt and on time!!

Approximate cost of services:
$400.00
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Thanks you so much for this kind review
Louis

NIKKA DESIGN
NIKKA DESIGN
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Raccoon Removal

Lou was personable, calm, had a smile on his face and knew exactly what to do to retrieve the raccoon family from my house soffits. He extracted them humanely and safely. Once removed, the Mom raccoon had the ability and space to fetch her three babies individually.
The cost also included the need to add screen boxes over the five house vents on the roof - AND for a reasonable additional fee, I'll have Lou back to also install screens in my unfinished garage in the space at the top of the walls where it opens up to the soffits to prevent these animals from gaining access. Lou saw footprints on the wall ! and we saw broken vases that fell from a shelf as a result of the Momma raccoon scaling it to get up to the open soffits!!
I'm happy to refer Lou to you. He was a pleasure to work with.

Approximate cost of services:
$700.00
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Wow !!! Thanks you so much for this review
I do love helping peoples and love my work
Best regards
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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