Critter Control of Toledo

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In the midst of the Great Lakes region, Toledo, OH, encounters swings in temperature and weather conditions from one season to the next. This diverse climate appeals to many wildlife pests. The animals enjoy warm summers and fruitful springs creating trouble outdoors and inside, then often retreat into homes to escape colder months.

Toledo residents run into problems with mole and skunk infestations. Both these pests create issues by burrowing and digging holes in yards. Moles build elaborate tunnel systems that destroy manicured lawns, while skunks carve out conical holes in the ground while foraging for grubs. Here’s a closer look at some of our most frequent offenders.

Toledo Raccoon Control

Raccoons across the state of Ohio pose a threat to residents and their property. These pests have a wide-ranging diet, so they’re likely to turn up in yards searching for a meal. A raccoon may roll up grass sod, tip trash cans, tear through gardens, or rip away siding in pursuit of food or shelter. They can even transmit diseases, like rabies, to people and pets.



During the inspection, we determine the severity of the raccoon infestation. We look for physical evidence like footprints in or around the home, stains from raccoon feces and urine. On the exterior of the house, we look for damage like scratches on boards, broken vents and screens, ripped apart shingles, destroyed soffits, and every possible entry point.

Trapping and Removal

Raccoon Trapping

Live trapping is one of the most efficient ways to get rid of a raccoon. Depending on the situation, a one-way door or excluder valve can be installed. An excluder valve works by allowing the raccoon to leave but blocks its reentry. The choice of device is largely dependent on the season and location of the raccoons on your property. Direct capture is not commonly used because raccoons are a rabies vector species. If we must trap, we place traps strategically to safely catch the raccoons and we check traps frequently, based on state laws.


We provide a wide range of repair and restoration services. We can repair raccoon damage like broken screens on vents and chimneys and broken boards on decks and porches. It is essential to apply cleaning agents and ectoparasite treatments on areas inhabited by raccoons.

Toledo Squirrels

Everywhere you look in your Toledo neighborhoods, you can find a squirrel collecting items and scurrying off to store them. They fill their cheeks with fruits, nuts, bird eggs, grains, vegetables, leaves, bark, and more. Pay attention to where they take their treasures. It may be in your home, like the attic, chimney, ducts, or vents. This can be dangerous, leading to clogs and, in some cases, fires.

Squirrels have incisors that are constantly growing. They must gnaw and chew on hard things to keep them filed down and pain-free. They may chew on the shingles, vent screens, siding, wood, etc., that separates the inside of your home from the outside.

Expect your drywall, insulation, ventilation, electrical wiring, and personal items to be destroyed if they get inside. Our experts know precisely how to get rid of squirrels and prevent them from returning.



Wildlife specialists look for signs such as chewing on, in, or around your home, small openings leading to the attic or the crawl space, droppings, and debris like nuts or nesting material. Beams, wires, pipes, and insulation may all show signs of damage from squirrels.

Trapping and Removal

Squirrel Trapping

Live trapping or one-way doors are the most effective and humane ways to get rid of squirrels. One-way doors should never be used during birthing seasons (Spring & Fall), so our specialists will decide which is the best tool for the job. If we have to trap, we place traps strategically to safely catch the squirrels and check those according to state laws.


We can restore your home or office by squirrel proofing all entry points after we have removed the offenders. We can also clean-up the nesting sites and remove any debris, food, feces and soiled insulation.

Bat Removal

Notorious for roosting in buildings, bats seek out cave-like places where they can hunker down. Unfortunately for Toledo homeowners, attic and backyard sheds provide the perfect shelter. Bat colonies not only create a risk of disease transmission, but these pests can cause staining and odor issues as their waste builds up inside.


We perform a full interior and exterior inspection and search for signs such as rub marks, guano, a strong scent of ammonia, and small openings. The most common sign is the accumulation of guano (feces).

Trapping and Removal

Bat Removal

The most effective and humane way to remove bats is by utilizing a bat valve in conjunction with a full home exclusion. A bat valve allows for bats to exit your home but not re-enter. We follow all local ordinances for humane bat removal. We will never abandon flightless pups in your attic.


After removing the bat valves, we seal the entrance hole(s) so bats can no longer enter your home. If there is substantial guano in your attic, you should consider taking advantage of our attic remediation services to remove the soiled insulation and replace it.

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Critter Control Wildlife Removal Process

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 you need 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.


Wildlife Inspection

During the inspection we try to ascertain how many animals there are, where they are located, and how they got in. Based on what you have seen, heard and smelled, we start the inspection where you have noticed signs of animal activity. Evidence of animals inside your home include nests, dens, feces, and animal tracks. We investigate the exterior of your home looking for possible entry points, any evidence of animal damage, tracks, fur, animal waste, or rub marks.


We use several methods to humanely remove the animal from your home. Depending on the species, the number of animals, and the condition of your property, we develop a custom wildlife removal plan. Humane wildlife removal strategies include animal traps, one-way doors, and repellents. Once we guarantee all animals are gone, we implement exclusion techniques. Exclusion techniques provide a safe, long-term solution to nuisance wildlife in your home. We create barriers to prevent animals from getting to resources. We only apply exclusions once we are sure all animals are gone from your home.

Exclusion and Repair

Wildlife will damage your home. Exclusion techniques repair any damage the animal causes getting into your home. Inside your home, animals build nests and dens out of readily available material. They will create runs through the insulation. Rodents will gnaw on anything including electrical wires and pipes. Animals can also spread diseases. We apply sanitation agents to clean up feces and urine. Mammals can host pests like fleas, ticks, and mites. Ectoparasite treatments exterminate those pests so you don’t become their next host.

The Critter Control Difference

Trained Specialists Animal removal is a highly sophisticated job. As such, we vet and train our team members to ensure they have the knowledge and skill to remove any pest from your building. Our wildlife experts utilize advanced removal and exclusion techniques and damage repair.
Guaranteed Work Your satisfaction is always guaranteed. Critter Control® takes great pride in providing quality workmanship resulting in customer satisfaction.
Residential and Commercial Invading nuisance wildlife can wreak havoc on property. If left unattended wildlife and pests can cause costly property damage. Whether a residential property, apartment buildings, retail stores, office buildings, industrial plants, medical facilities, or warehouses, our trained professionals can handle any wildlife removal problem.
Critter Control Guarantee Your satisfaction is always guaranteed. We provide reliable prevention from future intrusions. Resolving a nuisance wildlife issue calls for more than trapping and removing the critter. Our exclusion services offer immediate and long-term wildlife solutions.

Q&A with Local Franchisee Jeremy Chester

What are some of the most common wildlife issues that homeowners face in your area?

Squirrels, bats, birds, mice, raccoons, and moles. We mainly see pest wildlife in attics, under decks, in crawl spaces, and burrowing in lawns.

How do the seasons affect wildlife activity in your area?

The plummeting temperatures in autumn and winter months push critters into homes. The warmer weather in late spring and summer attract animals under decks and sheds.

What are some common signs of nuisance wildlife activity?

Noises coming from walls and attics, insulation found in strange places like the yard, and damage done to the exterior of homes.

Any prevention tips for residents in your area?

Secure all vents and openings on the exterior of the home.

When should homeowners call Critter Control?

Call when you see signs of any wildlife activity within the home. Preventing damage is easier and less costly than repairing it.

This franchise is independently licensed and operated by MKF Enterprises, Inc., dba Critter Control of Toledo.