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Wildlife Control & Removal

Q&A with Local Franchisees Dr. Chris and Matt Christensen

What are some of the most common wildlife issues that homeowners face in Cincinnati?
Raccoons, squirrels, skunks, opossums, bats, groundhogs, birds, and mice, Norway rats and moles.

How do the seasons affect wildlife activity around Cincinnati?
Raccoons, squirrels and opossums are active year-round. Occasional mole issues on warm days in winter. Most other animals hibernate during the winter. Fall is busy due to raccoons, opossums, squirrels, and other rodents looking for a winter home. Spring is busy because animals such as raccoons, opossums, squirrels, and other rodents like to utilize attics, chimneys, and crawl spaces to give birth and raise their young.

What are some common signs of nuisance wildlife activity?
Damaged foundation/gable/louvered attic vents, roof vents, holes in soffits, and burrows outside along foundation walls. Matted insulation and animal feces in attics. Crawl space insulation pulled down and damaged. Bird droppings on walls on or below dryer vent covers.

Any prevention tips for residents in your area?
Take a look around your home to see if you notice any areas that may have been damaged by nuisance wildlife. Contact Critter Control to perform a thorough inspection of the home so we can identify common primary and secondary points of entry or potential entry into the home.

When should homeowners call Critter Control?
Anytime they notice damage or hear noises in the walls, attics, or crawl spaces; if they see animals on the roof or inside their living spaces; they notice burrows in the ground outside along the foundation wall or in the yard (moles/chipmunks). We have trained technicians on call overnight and on weekends, and we are available 24/7.

Wildlife Problems in Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati, OH, is home to an abundance of wildlife because of its mild climate and position on the Ohio River. Residents of both urban and suburban neighborhoods will likely struggle with adaptable pests, such as birds and raccoons, that can adjust to survive in yards and homes.

Pest Bird Problems

Large flocks of birds often roost on window ledges across the Cincinnati area. Homeowners may find pigeon and starling flocks in nearby parks or right in their backyard. The pests feed on food scraps and compete with other species at birdfeeders.

When roosting, pigeons and starlings create large amounts of waste. Their droppings produce a strong odor and stain siding. Pigeon and starling poop also spreads viruses and bacteria. Feeding these animals increases Ohio pest bird populations as well as the risk of disease.

Raccoons in Southwest Ohio

Raccoons have adapted to live near humans and frequently appear on Cincinnati lawns looking for food. These wildlife pests will eat almost anything, including garbage. Raccoons topple trashcans in addition to tearing up gardens. The clever animals will even sneak through a pet door to find a meal.

In Ohio, a raccoon often carries a number of diseases and parasites. The pests are vectors of rabies and can infect both people and their pets. Raccoon roundworm may also transfer to people, and children are most likely to be affected.

When Bats Move In

Cincinnati residents sometimes find bats in their homes. The animals can fit through many small holes, so it may be tricky for homeowners to locate every entrance. Since these pests are frequent rabies carriers in Ohio, it is safest to seek professional help to deal with bat issues.

Squirrels in the House

Squirrel problems often become serious for Cincinnati homeowners when the pests get indoors. The rodents can climb trees to access roofs and attics. Once in the house, they chew insulation and wiring. If residents seal entry points while squirrels are still inside, the pests will cause more damage trying to gnaw their way out.

Why Trust Critter Control of Cinncinati?

With over 30 years of experience, Critter Control is the nation's leading wildlife control company. At Critter Control of Cincinnati, we're skilled at dealing with many of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky's most bothersome pest and wildlife issues. Whether you need to remove raccoons, squirrels, bats, birds, or opossums from your attic, or get rid of groundhogs, skunks, moles, chipmunks, or Norway rats that are damaging your property, you can trust Critter Control to get the job done safely, effectively and humanely.

Serving the following locations:

By County: Butler, Clermont Hamilton and Warren Counties in Ohio. Boone, Campbell and Kenton Counties in Kentucky.

  • Amberley
  • Amelia
  • Arlington Heights
  • Belleview
  • Bellevue
  • Bethel
  • Blue Ash
  • Bromley
  • Butlerville
  • California
  • Cheviot
  • Chilo
  • City of Cincinnati
  • City of Florence
  • City of Hamilton
  • Cleves
  • Corwin
  • Crestview
  • Dayton
  • Deer Park
  • Edgewood
  • Elmwood Place
  • Erlanger
  • Evendale
  • Fairfax
  • Fairfield
  • Fairview
  • Felicity
  • Forest Park
  • Fort Mitchell
  • Fort Thomas
  • Fort Wright
  • Franklin
  • Glendale
  • Golf Manor
  • Greenhills
  • Harrison
  • Harveysburg
  • Highland Heights
  • Jacksonburg
  • Kenton Vale
  • Lakeside Park
  • Lincoln Heights
  • Lockland
  • Loveland
  • Ludlow
  • Madeira
  • Maineville
  • Mariemont
  • Mason
  • Melbourne
  • Mentor
  • Middletown
  • Milford
  • Moscow
  • Mount Healthy
  • Neville
  • New Miami
  • New Richmond
  • Newtonsville
  • Newtown
  • North Bend
  • North College Hill
  • Norwood
  • Owensville
  • Oxford
  • Park Hills
  • Pleasant Plain
  • Reading
  • Ryland
  • Ryland Heights
  • Saint Bernard
  • Seven Mile
  • Sharonville
  • Silver Grove
  • Silverton
  • Somerville
  • South Lebanon
  • Southgate
  • Springboro
  • Springdale
  • Taylor Mill
  • Terrace Park
  • The Village of Indian Hill
  • Trenton
  • Villa Hills
  • Village of Batavia
  • Waynesville
  • Wilder
  • Williamsburg
  • Woodlawn
  • Wyoming
For Wildlife Control Near You, Call: (513) 521-6084
This franchise is independently licensed and operated by Christensen's Urban Insect Solutions, Inc., dba Critter Control of Cincinnati.
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