Located between Cleveland and Columbia, Wayne County residents experience their fair share of nuisance wildlife issues such as a raccoon in the chimney, skunks in the garden or bats in the attic. If you encounter these and other unwanted pests in or around your property, please contact your local Critter Control professionals to remove the animal(s) and make the repairs to ensure unwanted visitors stay away.
Crossing paths with one or more raccoons at night is not unheard of in the Wayne County. The intelligent, omnivorous animals usually prefer to eat berries, acorns, fish and even baby birds; however, if there's an easy-to-access trash can filled with food scraps nearby, raccoons will certainly seek it out—and leave quite a mess.
Inspection: In addition to toppling trash cans, raccoons also like to create dens in uncapped chimneys or beneath decks. Your Critter Control specialist will inspect your entire property to locate the den and decide on the best course of action.
Removal: If you've discovered a raccoon taking up residence on your property or making nightly visits to your trash can, please do not try to remove it yourself, as these animals can carry rabies. Our wildlife specialist will use a humane trap to remove the animals from your home.
Repairs: Once the raccoons are removed, please also leave the cleanup to your specialist. We will remove all feces and disinfect the area. We will also seal up all points of entry to keep the raccoons out.
Rat and Mice Control
If there's food and water to be had inside your home or business, chances are rats and mice will find it. Both mice and rats are common throughout the United States. Mice, in particular, will seek out warm places inside walls and attics and establish nests during the winter months. Infestations can be detected early; therefore, once the first signs of activity appear, property owners should contact us to deal with the problem immediately.
Inspection: Our specialist will conduct a full inspection of your home or business. Mice and rats can be quite good at hiding; however, these animals often make their presence known with feces and gnawing marks.
Removal: Mice and rats can be removed quickly and efficiently with traps. Our technician will set up traps and return daily to remove the animals. Please note that eliminating a rodent infestation can take several days.
Repairs: Once we have exterminated your rodent problem, our specialist will clean up all feces, apply disinfectant to the area and seal up all points of entry.
Squirrels are a common sight around Wayne County and are sometimes known to enter homes and store food for the winter inside attics and crawl spaces. Although red, grey, black and fox squirrels are legal game in the state of Ohio from September through January, it's best to contact a professional wildlife specialist to remove nuisance squirrels from your property.
Inspection: Our specialist will take note of tree branches that may be providing easy access to your roof and attic. Inside, we will look for signs that squirrels have taken up residence inside your home, including feces, food such as nuts and nesting materials.
Removal: Never attempt to capture a squirrel yourself, as these animals can carry ticks, fleas and other sources of disease. Your Critter Control specialist will use a live trap or one-way door to remove squirrels from your property.
Repairs: We will clean up all feces and nesting materials left behind, repair all damages to insulation and seal up any points of entry.
There are 11 species of bats found in the state of Ohio. While these insectivores are critical to the environment—in particular, they feed on and help control agricultural pests—they can carry diseases such as rabies. Therefore, it's also best to leave bat removal and the cleanup of guano, to a professional.
Inspection: Your specialist will inspect all areas of your property where bats may be roosting, including the attic, crawl spaces and any sheds.
Removal: The most effective and humane way to remove bats is by utilizing a bat valve, which allows for bats to exit your property but not reenter. Never attempt to remove bats yourself by swiping them off the wall with a stick.
Repairs: After all bats have left your property, we will conduct a final inspection before removing the valve. After removing the valve, the final entry point will be sealed. We will also clean up all guano and disinfect the area.
Groundhogs, also known as woodchucks, can be found in all of Ohio's 88 counties as well as throughout most of North America. As diurnal animals, groundhogs spend several hours a day feeding above ground before returning underground to their protected burrows. These animals are voracious eaters. They can enter yards searching for new sources of food.
Inspection: Our specialist will take note of any burrows on your property. Burrows feature one main entrance hole and up to four other exits, usually located near trees, walls or fences.
Removal: Property owners should never risk trapping and removing groundhogs without the help of a trained wildlife professional, as the pest could be diseased or evasive. Your specialist will use a humane live trap to remove groundhogs from your property.
Repairs: Once your specialist has removed all groundhogs, we will fill in all holes the groundhog made on your property. We may also install fences around gardens to keep the animals out and also block off areas under porches and decks to prevent other groundhogs from burrowing and building dens under such structures.
How Professional Wildlife Control Services Can Help You
Dealing with nuisance wildlife inside your home or business can be a stressful experience. Sometimes property owners try to remove wild animals themselves. While going after a raccoon with a broom or scaring a squirrel out of your house may seem like a quick and easy solution, it can often be dangerous. Instead, as soon as you find a wild animal or signs of one, call your local Critter Control team. Why call a professional?
- Wild animals not only carry diseases but may also get aggressive.
- Removing a wild animal often requires the right equipment.
- Nuisance wildlife problems often require a full property inspection—if there's one raccoon, bat or skunk, there may be many more.
Why Chose Critter Control
- Reason #1: We guarantee reliable prevention from future animal intrusions. Resolving a nuisance wildlife issue calls for more than trapping and removing the critter. We will make the repairs to ensure the animals stay away.
- Reason #2: All Critter Control offices are properly licensed and insured. When choosing Critter Control, you can be sure your local Wayne County provider has the proper state agency-issued licenses and permits and are fully insured to include personal and property liability insurance, as well as workers' compensation.
- Reason #3: Guaranteeing the safety of both humans and animals is our number one priority. Our wildlife specialists are trained to protect our human customers and keep everyone safe while ensuring the animals we are removing for you are handled using the most humane tools and techniques.
Q&A with Critter Control of Wayne County, OH
What are some of the most common wildlife issues that homeowners face in your area?
Squirrels, chipmunks, birds, and bats in attics. Raccoons in trash, under decks, or in crawl spaces (or even the attic), moles and voles in the lawn.
How do the seasons affect wildlife activity in your area?
Each season will bring different sets of wildlife to your home, as each critter is active at different times of the year, but they are most active whenbreeding. The colder weather in the fall and winter drives animals into homes, while hotter temperatures in the spring and summer cause critters to go into crawl spaces, under decks and sheds.
What are some common signs of nuisance wildlife activity?
Most likely you will hear them. If not, you will notice animal dropping or see basic destruction around the inside and outside of the home. Things like insulation in the home or the yard, scratches or gnaw marks on the exterior of your home.
Any prevention tips for residents in your area?
Screen, cover, cap, and seal all vents, cracks, holes, and other openings. Always keep in mind they are masters of manipulating/penetrating the smallest of crevasses.
When should homeowners call Critter Control?
We believe we can live around wildlife, without living with them. If they are destroying your home or property, or if they have invaded your home, call us NOW!
With over 30 years of experience, Critter Control is the nation's leading wildlife control company. At Critter Control of Wayne County, Ohio, we're skilled at dealing with many of Ohio`s most bothersome pest animals. Whether you need to remove Wildlife or Insects from your home or get rid of pests that are damaging your property, you can trust Critter Control to get the job done safely, effectively and humanely.
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By County: Wayne County
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For Wildlife Control Near You, Call: (330) 808-4996
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