Critter Control is here for you every step of the way in the wildlife removal process. From inspection to removal—and even exclusion and repair—we have the services to get rid of raccoons, rodents, and other nuisances fast. We first identify the animal on the property and then use humane methods to remove the animal and secure weak points where more could enter. If there is damage, we can make repairs for a complete restoration.
Safe, humane removal of nuisance animals and pests from your home or property.
Wildlife Pest Prevention
Reliable prevention from future animal intrusions in your home.
Animal Damage Repair
Professional and permanent repairs to entry points and insulation. Disinfecting areas damaged by urine and feces.
Nuisance Wildlife in Akron
You love your home. It’s a place to escape from stress, a place to make memories. The last thing you need is an unwanted guest, especially one that causes damages to your property. By unwanted houseguest, we mean the local Akron wildlife. The Nuisance Compliance Division of the City of Akron reports problem wildlife includes raccoons, squirrels, opossums, groundhogs (woodchucks), muskrats, foxes, bats, rats, mice, weasels, mink, and rabbits.
Raccoon Control & Removal
Adaptable and clever, raccoons have no trouble thriving in Akron. They mostly take up residence in the attic and eat through wires, insulation, pipes, and wood, including the ceiling. They are not polite wildlife either. Raccoons do all their business in your attic. The toxins of feces and urine are a hazard to your health.
For raccoon control, professional help is needed. The first step is to have an inspection completed by licensed, certified, and insured professionals.
Inspection: Experts can identify entry points used by the raccoon, as well as any damage to your home. Most importantly, the inspection pinpoints the actions necessary to remove the raccoon and repair damages.
Removal: Racoon removal can be done with our CritterSafe program, a humane, live capture. We follow the guidelines set forth by the State of Ohio during disposal.
Repairs: Several things must happen in the repair process: cleaning the area, installing parts that were removed by the raccoon, and closing entry points.
Squirrel Control & Removal
Squirrels are busy little creatures. They are always searching for foods to store for the winter in their nest. During their daily scavenger hunts, they have many opportunities to damage your yard and your home. They run across utility lines, making them sag to dangerous levels. Squirrels run on your roof, damaging shingles. They can also chew through your decking and boards when they want to get to those hard-to-reach areas. Squirrels may look cute, but they are known to carry diseases. That's why you should call experts for removal.
Inspection: At Critter Control, we inspect for signs of squirrel damage throughout your yard, and we inspect your entire home, top to bottom. We know how to spot squirrel nests, debris piles, waste, and damage.
Removal: We use our CritterSafe custom squirrel system, a one-way door trap, to safely and humanely remove squirrels from your home.
Repair: Repairs may include fixing damaged areas on your roof, deck, porch, or outdoor buildings. We fill in holes and also help you implement methods to deter squirrels from your property.
Rat and Mice Pest Control
In Akron, the most common pests are the Norway rat, roof rat, and house mouse, all of which can fit through a hole the size of a quarter. The process of controlling rat or mice populations will look something like this:
Inspection: We will complete a thorough investigation for those tiny entry points, nests, and food sources.
Removal: Our inspection will tell us if we can humanely remove the rodents, and if so, we will release them into the wild, far from your home.
Repairs: Rats and mice can chew through electrical wiring, wooden beams, insulation, and they leave feces and urine throughout your home. We make it a priority first to clean all rodent areas. Then, we fix the damage and make it impossible for rodents to enter your home in the future.
Bats like to make their home in your attic. Not only are they loud, but their feces and urine also contain toxic uric acid that can ruin the structure of your home. You should not try to remove a bat yourself. They are known to carry rabies and other diseases.
Inspection: Our inspection will include your attic or sheds or any place bats are residing. We identify waste left behind by bats. We understand the habitats bats prefer.
Removal: The most effective way to remove bats is to exclude them. Using a one way bat valve, bats can fly out but not return.
Repair: Repair includes cleaning and sanitizing the urine and feces left behind by the bats. If the toxins have damaged wood or other parts of your attic, we can repair the damaged pieces. We also close and secure entry points into your attic so there are no opportunities for bats or any other animals to use your attic as a home.
Groundhogs, or woodchucks, are so cute when you see them pop their heads up from behind a patch of weeds or in a brushy area. What’s not so cute is when you walk in the area, trip in the massive hole they’ve created in the ground, and break your ankle. Groundhogs can do serious damage to your yard. If too many holes are dug, your yard can cave in. We can help.
Inspection: During an inspection, our experts will determine all the entry and exit holes created by a groundhog. They can create tunnels underground, so it’s important to locate all openings. Groundhogs like to chew and will even chew through hoses underneath your vehicle. We will inspect all possible areas for groundhog damage.
Removal: We can safely and humanely trap groundhogs and release them into the wild far from your home.
Repair: Critter Control will need to fill the holes the groundhog made. If hoses or wires have been damaged, we can fix those too.
Snake in your Home
If you have a snake in your home, you have another animal pest problem. Snakes generally enter a home looking for food. Snakes will also enter your home to explore, shed its skin, or as a temporary refuge. Removing the snake’s food source is the ideal way to remove a snake.
Inspection- snake skins, snake droppings, odor,
Trapping & Removing- Live traps and direct capture are effective methods. Most non-venomous snakes are protected from killing. Eliminating any prey species and sealing potential entry points help keep snakes from re-entering your home.
Bird Control in Akron
Trapping birds are difficult. A better strategy for removal is to deny them places to land and nest like bird netting, bird slides, chimney capping. Depending on the pest bird will determine the type of barrier and habitat modification will be necessary
Removing any nests and repairing damage cause by nest building. Decontaminating areas covered in bird droppings.
Preventing Wildlife Problems
Wildlife have the same basic needs as people -- food, water, and shelter. Wild animals will explore your property for resources to satisfy those needs.
By limiting access to those resources, you can effectively and humanely control the population. If wildlife become a nuisance, call Critter Control at (330) 917-9000 for a custom wildlife control solution.
Wildlife Control FAQ
What are some of the most common wildlife issues that homeowners face in your area?
Racoons, Mice, Bats, Moles, Birds, Squirrels. This is due to entry points that aren't secure and need tightening up on the property.
How do the seasons affect wildlife activity in your area?
Winters can get harsh and animals become less active. However, during warmer weather, things get out of hand rather quickly.
What are some common signs of nuisance wildlife activity?
Yards being dug-up. Scratching noises in the walls. Rodent nests in basements (especially finished basements).
Any prevention tips for residents in your area?
Ensure to seal gaps and inspect if a contractor completes an exterior project for you. When in doubt, call a professional for a hassle-free, no-obligation quote.
When should homeowners call Critter Control?
Anytime there is a concern. Many contractors in the area recommend a animal expert to ensure the job is complete and no wildlife can enter.
Why Choose Critter Control of Akron?
There are reasons to choose our company for your wildlife control:
- It can be gross, but we are used to dealing with gross. We have the right tools to remove and repair wildlife damage properly.
- Our team is licensed, insured, and able to identify damages and toxins in places you may not consider
- We know everything there is to know about each wildlife species: their habits, how they use their senses, and trapping.
Serving the following locations:
By County: Ashtabula, Mahoning, Portage, Stark, Summit and Trumbull Counties
For Wildlife Control Near You, Call: (330) 917-9000
This franchise is independently licensed and operated by BMO Enterprises, LLC., dba Critter Control.