Wildlife Control & Removal
Critter Control is the leading wildlife control company in the Columbus area. We specialize in the humane removal of animals, including rodents, bats, raccoons, and more. We’re experts in a variety of professional techniques that quickly neutralize and remove wild animals, remove dead animals, and repair animal damage to residential and commercial properties.
With more than 30 years of experience handling wildlife, Critter Control understands that wild animal infestation is a dangerous problem that must be addressed as quickly as possible.
If you’re not sure what type of animal control problem you have, contact our experts at Critter Control. We’re familiar with the wildlife most commonly found in Columbus, which allows us to accurately assess the problem and provide a quick and effective solution — giving our customers security and peace of mind.
Q&A with Local Franchisee Jeremy Chester
What are some of the most common wildlife issues that homeowners face in your area?
Mice, squirrels, birds, and bats in attics, raccoons in trash, under decks, or in crawl spaces, moles in lawns, etc.
How do the seasons affect wildlife activity in your area?
The colder weather in the fall and winter drives animals into homes, while hotter temperatures in the spring and summer cause critters to go under decks and sheds.
What are some common signs of nuisance wildlife activity?
Hearing noises in walls and attics or seeing pieces of insulation in the lawn and other damage around the home.
Any prevention tips for residents in your area?
Screen, cover, cap, and seal all vents, cracks, holes, and other openings.
When should homeowners call Critter Control?
Call if you notice any kind of damage around the home or yard. Prevention is always easier than making repairs.
Wildlife Problems in Columbus, OH
Columbus, OH, is a densely populated area that attracts a variety of wildlife. Many of these animals invade yards and houses for food or protection from predators. While weather conditions affect their behavior, some pests adapt and make Columbus their home throughout the year.
Tree squirrels are one of the most common squirrels in Columbus. They are known for their quickness and exceptional climbing ability. Their presence is marked by holes dug in lawns and gardens. They’re also capable of getting indoors through broken vents or damaged shingles. Tree squirrels present a variety of health risks because they carry ticks, fleas, and other sources of disease. They’re also a threat to the structural integrity of the home, electrical wiring, and insulation.
Bats look for shelter and mosquitoes and are commonly found in attics or sheds. Bat infestations often go unnoticed until stains and musty odors call attention to a buildup of urine and feces. While bats help limit insects in the area, they’re capable of transmitting rabies to people and pets, making them a significant threat that must be handled quickly.
These nocturnal animals will dig in gardens or trash bags at night and use porches and sheds for den sites during the day. Remember that raccoons are aggressive and should be professionally handled.
Skunk populations have increased in Columbus because of their ability to adapt to warm and cold weather. These nocturnal creatures are active all year, living near fencerows and thick brush. They also create burrows under houses, sheds, and porches. If threatened, skunks discharge a pungent spray that contains seven different chemicals. This spray is potentially dangerous, especially for pets whose eyes are at greater danger. Skunks also transmit rabies through bites or scratches.
Woodchucks, sometimes known as groundhogs, are common in central Ohio and often dig large holes that can measure a foot wide. These pests dig tunnel systems, which can leave large tripping hazards, and their dens are large enough to weaken home foundations.
Additional Pests in Columbus
Ohio is home to plenty of other pests and wildlife, including rats and mice. These rodents’ waste can spread illness and damage property.
COMMON WILDLIFE ISSUES IN THIS LOCATION
- Animal Damage
- Animal Droppings
- Animal Noises
- Animals on the Roof
- Animals Under Homes & Porches
- Bats in Homes
- Bats in the Attic
- Carcass Removal from Homes
- Chimney Repairs
- Dead Animal Removal
- Humane Animal Trapping
- Mice in Walls & Attics
- Raccoon Trapping
- Raccoons in Attic
- Seal Animal Entry Points in Homes
- Skunk Control
- Skunk Trapping
- Skunks Under Heating Units
- Squirrel Trapping
- Squirrels in Attics
- Squirrels in Homes
- Venomous Snake Removal
- Chimney Swifts
- Deer Mouse
- Flying Squirrels
- Ground Squirrels
- House Finches
- Norway Rats
- Stinging Insects
- Yellow Jackets
Serving the following locations:
By County: Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Licking, Madison, Pickaway, Union
For Wildlife Control Near You, Call: (614) 291-4400
This franchise is independently licensed and operated by MKF Enterprises, Inc., dba Critter Control of Columbus.