Cincinnati is located at the southern border of Ohio near both Kentucky and Indiana, with the Ohio River running through its southern border. It has a fairly temperate climate with hot, humid summers and rainy, gray winters.
It is ranked 9th on the Forbes list of “Best Cities for Raising a Family” because of its schools, cultural activities, recreation, sports, and restaurants. And, it seems some of the local wildlife like raccoons, squirrels, opossums, and bats, among others, read that article too.
Fall is a busy season for nuisance wildlife looking to find a warm winter home in which to nest. Spring is busy as well, as animals get ready to give birth and raise their young in homeowners’ attics, chimneys, soffits, and crawl spaces.
Raccoons are found in all parts of Ohio, and their numbers have been growing. Mating from February through March, their average litter size is four. Born in spring, these babies will stay with their mother through the fall. Although they prefer to live in wooded areas with trees for them to climb and nest in, when there is no longer enough natural habitat for them, climbing up into homeowner attics seems just as nice to them.
Rat and Mice Pest Control
Rats and mice can be found in every city and town across the country. It is estimated that there is one rat for every person. These rodents are only seen during the day if their population is excessively large.
Rodents carry diseases and parasites, so it is important to act quickly if you see one or if you see signs of their presence in your home or business.
Squirrels are plentiful in Cincinnati, thriving alongside humans without much ado unless they decide to make your home theirs. The most common squirrel in Ohio is the nocturnal southern flying squirrel. They can’t really fly, but the extra skin at their wrists and ankles allows them to glide through the trees easier than other squirrel varieties. Unfortunately, this can make your roof more vulnerable to a break-in.
The most significant reason squirrels break into homes is the loss of habitat. This is common, especially in cities that are growing and expanding.
Bats are best viewed at the Cincinnati Zoo rather than in your attic or chimney. But, man-made structures make excellent places for them to roost and sleep. Regrettably, for them, their urine, guano, and high-pitched chirping make them undesirable housemates.
Skunks are abundant in the United States and are best known for their ability to spray an unpleasant and long-lasting liquid. Becoming active in spring, when they find mates and look for places to build their den and raise their young, skunks often choose the porches, sheds, and decks of unwitting homeowners for shelter. They are burrowing animals, digging down deep to create their dens.
They are mostly docile creatures that do not pose an immediate threat to humans. However, they can carry diseases that can spread to humans and pets, including roundworm, rabies, and distemper.
This franchise is independently licensed and operated by Christensen's Urban Insect Solutions, Inc., dba Critter Control of Cincinnati.