Wildlife Issues in Cleveland, OH
Raccoons and Opossums in Garbage Cans
Residents of Cleveland, OH, invariably come into contact with a diverse assortment of wildlife pests in both its urban center as well as in its numerous suburbs. Raccoons and opossums are residential nuisances that frequently go after trash cans hoping to secure an easy meal.
Both pests are rife with parasites and can pass several diseases to both people and pets. Additionally, their presence leads to increased predator sightings, which can include coyotes.
A growing concern for Clevelanders as coyotes become a more frequent visitor to neighborhoods, coyotes are known scavengers, feeding on other wildlife as well as attacking small dogs and cats.
Odor Control in Cleveland
From droppings and urine to body grease and decaying carcasses, wildlife pests carry foul odors. Most unpleasant smells originate from wall voids, chimneys, crawl spaces, under decks, and abandoned buildings. It's important to educate oneself on the hazards involved with cleaning feces and urine.
In order to control the odor, one must first find the source and then focus on the following things: removal of the source, air flow, and deodorization. Airflow allows the odor to dissipate, while deodorants mask and cleanse the odor from the immediate environment. In some cases, such as being sprayed by a skunk, isolation of people or pets may also be necessary.
Our service area includes: Cleveland, Elyria, Mentor, Parma, Strongsville, and the surrounding area.
We offer wildlife control services to help with problems involving bats, birds, foxes, moles, opossums, pigeons, raccoons, skunks, squirrels, and woodpeckers.
Q&A with Local Franchisee
Can you please describe the most common wildlife issues that homeowners face in your area?
Raccoons, squirrels, skunks, and groundhogs.
How do the seasons affect nuisance wildlife activity in your area?
Spring and summer are the busiest times of the year. Winter is the slowest.
What are some common signs of nuisance wildlife activity?
Feces and noises in the walls, attic, and chimney of the home.
Any prevention or exclusion tips for local residents in your area?
Home repairs such as covering exterior holes that allow animals in.
When should homeowners call Critter Control?
At the first sign of an issue.