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Wildlife Removal Services

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 needed to get rid of raccoons, rodents, and other nuisances fast. First, we identify the animal on the property, then use humane methods to remove the animal and secure weak points where more could enter. If damage has been done, we can make those repairs for a complete restoration. Contact a Critter Control office near you today.

What are the Major Wildlife Removal Concerns in Cincinnati, Ohio

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.

Raccoon Removal

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.

Inspection: Inspectors can easily identify raccoon tracks and their scat. They will also tear larger holes in your roof or soffits than a squirrel or other rodent would.

Removal: Live traps are the most effective way to trap and remove raccoons. Raccoon young can be hand caught. We will reunite the mother with her young if possible. Otherwise we take the young to a wildlife rehabilitator.

Repairs: Services also include cleaning and disinfecting the den, applying ectoparasite treatments, repairing damage, and wildlife-proofing the house to prevent a future invasion.

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.

Inspection: It is easy to spot signs of rats or mice by the droppings they leave on your kitchen counter or pantry. Inspectors might also find smudges on walls or baseboards that they travel on.

Removal: Because rats and mice are rapid breeders, it is important to remove them quickly and completely. Depending on your situation, a custom plan of trapping and baiting will be put together.

Repairs: These rodents can cause serious damage to insulation, walls, and wires, which will require repair. Cleaning and sanitizing will also take place.

Squirrel Removal

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.

Inspection: Inspectors will determine the severity of your infestation, including determining if there are young present.

Removal: A custom solution to trap and remove the squirrels will be developed. If babies are present, they will be hand removed and relocated with the mother. If the mother is not in sight, the young will be brought to a wildlife rehabilitation center.

Repairs: Prevention is an important aspect of ensuring no further infestation will occur, so all potential entrances will be sealed.

Bat Removal

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.

Inspection: Inspectors will look for openings in your roof, and will be able to see bats and smell their urine and feces.

Removal: Bats usually give birth in mid-spring, so the best time to get rid of bats is early spring before they give birth. The most effective method is to use a bat valve in conjunction with exclusion so bats can leave but cannot re-enter.

Repairs: Cleaning and sanitizing are a significant part of the repair process, as well as sealing all possible entry points.

Skunk Removal

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.

Inspection: If you suspect you have a skunk, do not attempt to investigate on your own. A professional inspection will reveal the extent to which removal services are necessary.

Removal: A humane method of removal will be used. If babies are present, they will also be removed. Skunks often have more than one den, and the mother will move those babies to her alternate location.

Repairs: The den will be cleared and cleaned, and will also repair any structural damage caused by the skunk.

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.


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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