Nuisance Wildlife Control INC (NWC INC) was started in 1997 by Darcy Alkerton. After a recent layoff from his dream job as a cabinetmaker at Upper Canada Village in Morrisburg, Ontario, Darcy saw a need for a unique skill set he had. With huge help from the Leeds and Grenville Small Business Development, a professional carpenter and trapper, Darcy merged the both into a wildlife control business. Darcy already had experience in trapping nuisance beaver for farmers but could also see a need for animal damage control for homeowners, municipalities and corporations. To pay the bills at first Darcy also took on local canine control, evaluator for livestock damage and in the winter worked as a Wingman for Township snow removal. Darcy hired his first sub-contracting employee in 98 and had numerous Co-op students as well. Darcy had to borrow money out of his RRSP’s because the banks would not loan to a small business to keep his business afloat. He made it through the first 5 years of business ownership, which many do not.
Darcy was part of the Ontario Wild Turkey Reintroduction Program catching 663 wild turkeys and 47 in one shot with a rocket net. The turkeys were then moved around Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. Around this time Raccoon rabies also hit Eastern Ontario and Darcy was also part of that Trap Vaccinate and Release program.
In 2003 Darcy travelled to Australia, which would be a start to a career of teaching but also learning about wildlife control across the world.
Flash forward to 2020 and NWC INC is now a family run business with Susan, Matt and Cory all working for the business. Darcy has travelled to 4 Countries, many States and all but 3 Provinces and Territories at home in Canada to share his expertise in Wildlife Control and Management.
Current NWC logo created by Susan Alkerton and Chelsea Amell