If you have a problem with wildlife in your Northeast Ohio 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 Ohio and Northeast Ohio, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Wayne and any other NE Ohio County Animal Services:
Wildlife & Environmental Solutions 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 Wildlife & Environmental Solutions 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 440-527-6300 to discuss your critter problem and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment. Click here to learn more about what prices we charge in 2020.
When hiring a company to solve your wild animal problem, you want these features:
Wildlife & Environmental Solutions is a full-service Northeast Ohio wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Northeast Ohio pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Wildlife & Environmental Solutions 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.
Northeast Ohio 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 Northeast Ohio raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Wildlife & Environmental Solutions. 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 Northeast Ohio 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 Northeast Ohio 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 Northeast Ohio 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 Northeast Ohio pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Northeast Ohio 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 Northeast Ohio trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Northeast Ohio 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. Wildlife & Environmental Solutions does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Wildlife & Environmental Solutions. 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. Wildlife & Environmental Solutions also provides dead animal removal in Northeast Ohio. 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 Northeast Ohio 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 Northeast Ohio. And remember, we are a private business, not Wayne and any other NE Ohio County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at . Wayne and any other NE Ohio County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Every wildlife removal situation is different, from the species of animals involved, the location of the animal inside a house or outside, the extent of repairs or cleanup, etc. It's impossible to give one-size-fits-all prices. Examples MIGHT include:
Small Job: For example, a one-stop job to remove an animal in the yard: $100 on up
Medium Job: For example, getting critters out of your house with minor repairs: $300 on up
Large Job: For example, a project involving many service trips and complex work: $500 on up
Give us a phone call now and tell us about your wildlife issue and we will be able to give you a price estimate over the phone. If you're cool with it, we can schedule a same-day or next-day appointment if you like. Our prices are fair, and a good value because we do the job right, the first time.
Northeast Ohio Wildlife Tip #1:
What sort of bait catches a possum, raccoon, or other nuisance critter? - What would your first thought be when you catch a wild animal, such as the possum, raccoon, or other nuisance critter, in your home? OF course, you would be forgiven for thinking to yourself "CATCH THE CRITTER!" but when you think about it logically; it only really solves half of the problem, right? Once you have successfully bought your trap, (online is a great place to start, especially if you have a specific animal to catch and no time to go shopping for one) and also chosen the right bait, (for a possum, raccoon, or other nuisance critter, you should probably go for cat or dog food, road kill that you have come across, sweet fruits, or leftovers from dinner) and you managed to successfully trap and release the creature, how do you know that this one, or others like it, is not going to come back? This is when the following precautions come into play - Firstly - seal up any holes that your animal could use to gain access to your home. That chimney might not look like an animal door to you, but the possum, raccoon, or other nuisance critter is going to love it. The same applies for the holes for the air conditioning units, as well as the windows that have not been covered by screens. Eliminate the holes, and you will have eliminated the problem within your home. Next, use some artificial intelligence, so to speak. A fake owl in the tree could easily fool a passing possum, raccoon, or other nuisance critter, as could a cleverly placed fake hawk on the roof, or a snake lying in wait on the lawn. Sometimes something as simple as this is all you need. But to be honest, these devices usually fail. Finally, think about investing in some cayenne pepper. A lot of wild animals detest this spicy smell, so by using it around your flower beds, fruit trees, and other places in your home or yard, you could potentially be avoiding a much bigger problem!
Northeast Ohio Wildlife Tip #2:
Wildlife removal skunk - There are plenty of organizations around the country willing to put the human aspect into skunk removal. A wildlife removal company will send out knowledgeable professionals to your home. They will access your property, look for areas where wildlife has been a problem, and discuss what needs to be done. Sometimes just having them come out for their recommendations is important. Not every home owner knows what it means to trap a skunk, and once the wildlife experts have detailed the plan, you might decide it's not something you want to take on by yourself. The obvious concern with most people is that a skunk is going to spray them. This can happen, especially if you do not go about the trapping process correctly. Visual stimulation is a big part of what makes a skunk spray. If you trap a skunk in a cage trap and then walk up to it and reach down, you're probably going to scare the animal enough to make it let loose. This means if you trap a skunk in a cage trap, you need to cover the trap prior with a tarp or a heavy blanket. There are specialty traps on the market that have solid sides, but those will take a while to reach you since they are often ordered online.
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 Wildlife & Environmental Solutions, any time of day, at 440-527-6300, for a price quote for Northeast Ohio wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Northeast Ohio, OH.