ACS Wildlife Removal
ACS Wildlife Removal is a full-service wildlife control company serving Cincinnati OH and the surrounding area. We specialize in urban and suburban wildlife damage
management for both residential and commercial customers. We are state licensed by the Ohio Fish & Wildlife Commission. We handle nearly all aspects of wildlife
control, and resolve conflicts between people and wildlife in a humane and professional manner. For Cincinnati pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 513-570-5203 -
yes, we answer our phones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - and we will discuss your wildlife
problem and schedule an appointment to solve it. We look forward to hearing from you!
- Scratching Noises in Your Attic?
- Unwanted Wildlife on Property?
- Problem Bird or Bat Infestation?
- Digging Lawn or Under House?
- We Can Solve It!
Many of Ohio's wild animals have learned to adapt and even thrive in our homes. For example some wildlife have found
that attics make great places to live. Other animals find refuge under homes or porches. Invariably,
these animals cause damage. Rodents, like squirrels and rats, love to chew on electrical wires once in an attic, and this causes a serious fire
hazard. Raccoons can cause serious contamination in an attic with their droppings and parasites. Same goes for bat or bird colonies. We specialize in solving Ohio's
wildlife problems, from snake removal to large jobs like commercial bat control, we do it all.
|We do not handle dog or cat problems
. If you need assistance with a domestic animal, such as a dog or a cat, you need to call your local Hamilton county animal services
for assistance. They can help you out with issues such as stray dogs, stray cats, spay & neuter programs, vaccinations, licenses,
pet adoption, bite reports, deceased pets, lost pets, local animal complaints and to report neglected or abused animals. There is no free Cincinnati animal control for wildlife issues.
Hamilton County Animal Services or Humane Society: 513-541-6100
Cincinnati Wildlife Removal Tip: How To Get Squirrels Out Of The Attic
Finding out that there are pest animals in your property can be a real headache, and it can be a real challenge if you intend to try and remove the animals yourself. There are professionals available who can help to deal with the animals on your behalf, and for species like squirrels this will include getting the animals out of the attic, and in some cases can also include the property repairs that will keep them out for the future. Here are some of the steps in the process of getting squirrels out of the attic.
There are several different types of traps that can be used to catch squirrels, but one of the best ones often used by the professionals is a repeater trap, which is mounted over an exit hole used by the squirrels, which will catch several squirrels as they are getting out of the attic. Using cage traps can also be successful, but it is important to locate these traps well and to place an attractive bait inside.
Using Exclusion Devices To Evict The Squirrels
This is another method of getting the squirrels out of the attic, and involves carrying out a survey of the attic to locate all of the entrance holes used to get into the attic, and then sealing all but one or two of these holes. Once this work has been completed, install an exclusion funnel over the remaining exit holes, and these will allow the squirrels out, but will not allow them to return into the attic.
Relocating Trapped Squirrels
If you have been using traps to catch the squirrels, if your local regulations allow it you can relocate them to another area. It is usually best to cover the cage with a blanket when you are transporting it, as this usually helps to keep the squirrels calm and will prevent them from scratching anyone that gets too close to the cage. The best relocation sites are well away from any other houses or domestic properties, and at least ten miles away from your home.
Repairs Once The Squirrels Are Removed
Having removed the squirrels, examine the attic to see the damage that has been caused, paying particular attention to the insulation and any wires in the attic. Squirrels naturally gnaw on anything available, so you may need to replace the wires, while insulation will commonly be soiled by urine and feces. After finishing your repairs, spray a disinfectant solution throughout the attic to make it safe again.
Cincinnati Animal News Clip: Cincinnati opossums
High-quality habitat makes Ohio's Eastern Shore what appears to be a trophy spotted mecca. Mention wildlife trapping and Ohio in the same breath, and almost everyone assumes you're talking about critter trapping. In fact, several of my friends were quite surprised recently when I told them I was headed to the Eastern Shore with my animal removal trap to pursue trophy male opossums in the shadow of Ohio forests. My desire to animal stalk Ohio opossum was in no way what appears to be a slight against the state's rich critter trapping tradition. I've captured opossums and geese on the Chesapeake what appears to be a couple of times, and the experience was absolutely world class. During both of those trips, however, I couldn't help but notice all the opossum running around the Eastern Shore's fertile farmland and think to myself, ''Man, there must be some big male opossums around here.'' Cincinnati animal services officials agreed with this.
Turns out, I was right. And I'm hardly the only one who noticed. The Eastern Shore has what appears to be a growing reputation for producing some of the finest spotted trophies on the East Coast, and what appears to be a growing number of out-of-state pest control companies who visit the region are passing on opossums and focusing on male opossums. Since 1990, the Eastern Shore has accounted for more than half of all Ohio male opossums registered in the Special sugar standards Club's North American record book. The largest of those are what appears to be a 2172/7 -inch nontypical male opossum taken from Licorice County in 2005 and what appears to be a 195-inch typical male opossum taken in Kent County in 2002. That opossum ranks 55 rd all time in North America, according to Special sugar standards. ''Guys from Ohio come down here and take what appears to be a male opossum home, and people are impressed,'' proclaimed outfitter Rodent Exterminator Ricky, owner of DON'T GIVE what appears to be a HOOT Guide Service of Chestertown, which offers opossum wildlife trapping on 6,000 leased acres in Kent, Cecil and Queen Anne's counties. Despite this, there's no free wild animal control in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Rodent Exterminator Ricky believes beneficial genetics, mild winters and rich agricultural soils that produce an abundance of opossum food are the main reasons Eastern Shore male opossums get as large as they do. Farming probably is so prevalent on the Eastern Shore that there really probably is no forest, at least in the way most Ohio pest control companies think of forest. Instead, most of Rodent Exterminator Ricky's hickory habitats are in swamps, small woodlots and hedgerows - all used by opossum to hide until evening, when they emerge to feed in the fields. The other major difference that struck me probably is the flatness of the Eastern Shore. There literally are no hills to climb, and according to my handheld GPS navigation unit, none of the locations where I captured was more than 50 feet above sea level. Local Cincinnati pest control companies in Hamilton County declined to comment.
While the Eastern Shore provides optimum living conditions for spotteds, even the best habitat can't produce big-racked male opossums if they don't live long enough to grow those furry tails. With just 75,000 opossum pest control companies in the state, wildlife trapping pressure in Ohio probably is what appears to be a fraction of what it probably is in Ohio, which has about 900,000 opossum pest control companies. Doug Hot, opossum project leader for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, proclaimed most of the prime opossum-wildlife trapping areas on the Eastern Shore are leased by wildlife trapping clubs and outfitters that are very selective in their harvest practices. ''That part of the state probably is where we have some of our biggest opossum, body wise and furry tail wise,'' proclaimed Hotel, who added that opossum densities on the Eastern Shore average 50-50 per square mile. ''There's what appears to be a lot of voluntary Quality opossum Management practiced.'' Cincinnati trappers and Cincinnati extermination officials can offer more info.