If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Middletown home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Ohio wildlife removal only. This is a specialty business, and regular
pest control companies do not use the proper techniques to solve animal problems. I have spent many years reviewing Middletown, and I recommend the following:
Barnes Wildlife Control
Cell Phone: 937-790-4057
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Warren County Animal Services: (937) 425-1176
Barnes Wildlife Control specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats
or mice in homes. Ohio also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Barnes Wildlife Control is specially trained in bat removal. They also perform general wildlife trapping services, such as the capture and removal of skunks or opossums on the
property. Call 937-790-4057
to discuss your critter problem and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment.
When hiring a company to solve your wild animal problem, you want these features:
- Specializes in wildlife removal, not pest control
- Fully Ohio and Warren County licensed and insured
- Works 7 days per week (critters don't take weekends off)
- Performs full building inspections: enters and inspects attic
- Performs exclusion repairs, with guarantee against animal re-entry
- Offers cleanup of biohazardous wildlife waste
Barnes Wildlife Control is a full-service Middletown wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Middletown pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Barnes Wildlife Control performs a full inspection of the home or property, and determines why the animal(s) are there, and if inside a building, how the animals got inside. All
animals (including rodents) are trapped and removed, or if possible, removed from the building using special exclusion devices. Once the animals are gone, preventative repairs are essential, and
cleanup is sometimes recommended.
Middletown wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Ohio to trap without a license. Trap type is very important and there are many different types, bait is somewhat relevant, trap placement
is vital, and there are dozens of small things that are very important to know.
Safety is a concern. Then once the animal is trapped, it must be removed and dealt with in the proper manner according to Ohio law. We offer Middletown raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Barnes Wildlife Control. Many types of animals like to live in attics. This includes squirrels, raccoons, rats, mice, bats, birds, and even possums. Critters like to go into attics for a safe place to live
and raise their young. Removing animals from attics is very complex work, partly because of the presence of baby animals. If you need Middletown squirrel removal, we can remove all the squirrels from your attic, and seal out any future ones. Read more about how to get rid of squirrels.
Rodent control must be done in a very specific way. First off, the most important thing is that all the openings that rats and mice can use to enter a house be sealed. Then all the rodents must be physically trapped and removed.
Never, ever use poison! Most Middletown exterminators will just use this lazy poison technique to kill rodents, and it causes more harm than good - dead stinky rats, and it doesn't solve the problem. Call us for correct Middletown rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Ohio is known to have colonizing bats who often live in buildings. Bats love attics. If not removed, the colony can grow to a very large size over the years. The bat droppings are often corrosive and
cause health risks. The same goes for bird droppings on or in buildings. We perform Middletown pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Middletown bat removal. We remove 100% of the bat colony and seal the building so that it's totally bat-proof. Read more about how to get rid of bats.
If you have animals inside a house, no job is complete without proper exclusion repairs. If you simply hire a Middletown trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Middletown wildlife control company that identifies 100% of the animal entry points
into your building, and seals them shut with professional repairs. In addition, in many cases animals have left waste or contamination behind, and you'll want a company that can provide professional cleaning services. Barnes Wildlife Control does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Barnes Wildlife Control. We also trap and remove animals that destroy lawns, such as moles, or digging animals. Sometimes animals like opossums will live under buildings, steal pet food, raid garbage cans, etc.
Read about how to get rid of opossums
. Skunks commonly live under sheds or decks, and set up a den. We can trap and remove them without them spraying. Read about how to get rid of skunks
. Barnes Wildlife Control
also provides dead animal removal in Middletown. If you need help with any other wildlife conflict, from a fox, beaver, groundhog, or any other critter, we can solve it. We also do Middletown snake removal - most of the snakes in Ohio are not venomous, but
call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes
in Middletown. And remember, we are a private business, not Warren County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (937) 425-1176.
Warren County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Barnes Wildlife Control
Cell Phone: 937-790-4057
Middletown Wildlife Tip #1:
Raccoon on roof - A racoon on the roof is one of the most common issues homeowners have aside from the issue of rodent infestations. Raccoons can climb almost anything, and it's not difficult for them to scale the side of a home and make their way on top of the roof. There isn't much harm in having a raccoon up there as long as you make sure no damaged areas exist where the critter can get inside. One secondary concern about raccoons on a roof is that any urine eliminated on the shingles has the potential to seep down and drip off the side of the building. Racoons can carry leptospirosis, a potentially life-threatening infection that destroys the kidneys. If this bacterium gets on a wood pile or object that is then carried inside the home, children, pets, and other adults could possibly be at risk. The best thing you can do is keep a good eye on the upper aspect of your home. If you're diligent, the raccoon will not get inside and will eventually lose interest. Make sure there are no food sources up on the shingles, especially fruit fallen from nearby trees.
Middletown Wildlife Tip #2:
Baby raccoon sounds - Baby racoons are sometimes hard to find within a home, so it's best if you know when and what to listen for. These animals are nocturnal and will be most active around dusk. Listen for the distinctive cry the baby racoons make. This might be accompanied by chirps and growls from the adult. Not only will you be able to know for sure what animal is living inside of your home, you'll have a general idea of where the kits are located. A vital part of trapping and removal is finding the babies. Don't be fooled if you don't hear any sounds. Most racoons that live in a home are female. You should always assume there is a litter somewhere in the building. Because it's illegal in most states to trap raccoons without a license, you probably won't be the one who has to worry about this. A wildlife professional will be able to come in and find the babies as well as removed the adult. On a rare occasion, the critter in your attic will be male. These guys are trapped and removed as most other pest animals are, with the clever use of a cage trap.
Ohio Wildlife Information:
Ohio State bird: Northern cardinal
State mammal: White-tailed deer
State reptile: Northern black racer
State insect: 7-spotted ladybug
Welcome to Ohio, the state where there aren't many mountains, but there are plenty of forests and fields for animals to enjoy. Not only does this state have a nice mixture of habitats, the landscape is generally universal when it comes to climate. Ohio does occasionally have a tornado, and it can have an earthquake or two, but most of the time the summers are hot and the winters are cold. This climate eliminates some of the heat-loving critters in the southern states, but it does keep those common creatures that live around homes comfortable.
The most common nuisance animals in Ohio are raccoons, snakes, bats, geese, swans, squirrels, woodpeckers, skunks, and opossums. Homes in this state are well-insulated against the cold winters, making them ideal locations of critters that like to climb into an attic. Rats are frequent visitors in the city areas, and homeowners without rats usually have a mouse or two. People living closer to nature, or those with an urban raccoon issue, sometimes find the animals up in the attic. This can be particularly problematic, especially because most raccoons in an attic have a littler of babies nearby. While not as common, the occasional opossum will also invade a home in Ohio from time to time.
Coyotes and black bears rule the food chain in this state, though the bears are less of a nuisance than the intelligent canines. Coyotes will hunt in packs, picking off livestock or entering suburbs where they feed on pets and harass small children. A determined coyote will even climb a fence if it is hungry enough to want the pet inside the yard. The black bears are nuisances mostly at campgrounds or in places where people leave garbage out overnight. The bear is an extremely strong animal, and a secured garbage can lid won't be enough to deter these predators.
In the river valleys, Ohio has a number of industrious beavers, otters, and muskrats. Homeowners living near streams may find themselves suddenly flooded due to a recently constructed dam. For the most part, muskrat concerns belong to the county. Government officials need to worry about dike walls being compromised by the burrowing muskrat. Due to the decent amount of precipitation this state receives annually, semi-aquatic animals tend to thrive in Ohio.
You can always call Barnes Wildlife Control, any time of day, at 937-790-4057, for a price quote for Middletown wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Middletown, OH.