How We Solve Akron Wildlife Problems
It starts with your phone call. We answer our phones 24/7, and we will carefully listen to your wildlife problem. Every case is different, so we will ask appropriate questions to help
us understand the situation better. Questions like, "do you hear the noises at night or during the daytime?" or "what type of roof do you have?" After we have a general idea of your
situation, we can provide a ballpark price range, and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment to inspect your property.
INSPECTION: Once on site, we will perform a full inspection of your home and property. This allows us to use the correct strategy and
traps. If the animals are in an attic, a full building inspection is crucial, including the following:
- All ground-level areas, such as piper or A/C line entry & exit areas, A/C chase bottoms, ground-level vents, etc.
- All mid-level areas, such as dryer vents, siding gaps, first floor eaves or dormers, etc.
- We inspect the entire roof, including all plumbing stacks, ridge caps, vents, and other potential gaps or holes.
- We also inspect inside your attic, to identify animals and damage they have caused.
- If the animals are outside, we notice many subtle clues that will assist us in a successful strategy.
TRAPPING, EXCLUSION, REMOVAL: Once we understand what animal species we are dealing with, and the problem, we use the most effective means of removing the animals. We use dozens of different types of traps.
- Trapping - If trapping the animal(s) in live cage traps, trap type, set, and location are crucial to success.
- Exclusion - Oftentimes, we are able to simply set one-way doors or other exclusion devices that allow the animals inside a building to safely exit, but never get back inside.
- Removal By Hand - Sometimes we actually remove animals by hand, or with special tools like snare poles.
- The Law - In all cases, we obey state and local laws regarding wildlife, but aim to take the most humane approach.
ENTRY HOLE REPAIRS: Repairs are a crucial step in the wildlife removal process. In many cases, such as bat or rodent control, the job cannot be performed without detailed repairs, and in
all cases, sealing the entry holes shut ensures that no future wildlife will ever enter your home.
- 100% of the entry holes must be found, and sealed shut, or the job is not complete.
- Our repairs are professional contractor grade, look good, and when applicable we use steel, which rodents such as rats or squirrels are unable to chew through.
- We give a written guarantee on our repairs against any future animal entry.
ATTIC DECONTAMINATION SERVICES: It may be desirable to clean your attic after we've removed the animals. They can leave behind large amounts of droppings,
urine, hair, oils, food, nesting material, and so on. These remnants can attract insects like cockroaches, and the scent left behind can encourage new animals to chew their way into your
house. You might experience odor problems from the waste. It's possible that mold will grow on waste areas.
- We remove or vacuum all droppings, or remove all the soiled insulation.
- We fog the attic with a special enzyme-based cleaner that destroys any organic matter and deodorizes the space.
- We repair damage, such as ductwork, electrical wires, pipes, insulation, and more.
The above are just a brief explanation of some of our methods. I haven't even addressed the hundreds of other potential cases that we deal with, from bat exclusions, to poison-free rodent control, to dead animal removal, bird roosting
prevention, mole trapping in a yard, ground-based exclusion barriers around a shed, etc. etc. Just give us a call any time, and we can describe in detail how we will resolve your specific wildlife problem.
Have you been hearing scratching and other
noises coming from your attic? If you answered
yes, feel free to give our team a call 24 hours
a day 7 days a week to set up a time so we
can come out and remove what ever is living
in your attic. Usual Akron attic culprits
vary from birds and bats to squirrels and rats.
We are licensed and trained to keep your home
and your family safe from the diseases Ohio's
wildlife can transmit.
Our team proudly services the following cities:
Barberton, Fairlawn, Hudson, Macedonia,
Munroe Falls, New Franklin, Norton, Stow,
Tallmadge, Twinsburg, Boston Heights,
Clinton, Lakemore, Mogadore, Northfield,
Peninsula, Reminderville, Richfield, Silver Lake,
We also service the following counties:
Cuyahoga County, Geauga County,
Portage County, Stark County,
Wayne County, and Medina County.
Other Akron animal pest control topics:
Problems Caused by Nuisance Wildlife
How to Repel Pigeons
How to Get Rid of Groundhogs
Tips to Prevent Moles
To learn more about our services, visit the Akron wildlife control
This month's wildlife how-to article: How To Inspect Your House To Find Wild Animal Entry Holes
How To Inspect Your House To Find Wild Animal Entry Holes
Did all the prevention methods and your yard and house is now free from invaders. Still if the
house is not been maintained or repaired properly your castle could be invaded again and you will
find yourself repeating the steps again. After setting up traps or using exclusions or maybe all
kind repellants, if their entry to your house is not sealed, you will again find your attic being
attacked by the skunks, the squirrels or maybe the moles digging under the porch.
To begin with, you need to start with inspecting the house. This should be done at least before the spring
because that is the actual time these critters look for shelter for gestation. Some knowledge is required
like the wild animal behavior and house architectural knowledge. Proper tools are crucial as well; the list
of the tools or items required for a proper inspection are mentioned below.
- Flashlight to reach those dark corners like below the porch
- Ladder is required to reach the higher spots like chimneys
- Binocular would be a good option to have a view over the roof for open vents or any cracks
- These repairs are most of the time done by a professional so if a camera is handy that will be
good. So that you would be able to show the professional about the situation before hand.
Once the requirement tools are in place decide what you are looking for. Once you have studied the wild animal
common in your area then you will be aware of their food habits, size, etc., accordingly create the list. Start
looking from the fences if you have chewing, animal droppings or holes diggings in the ground to make sure of any
active movements. Look for small cracks in the house walls which could facilitate a mouse to enter, open vents or
cracked and broken windows. Check the attic with flash light or are you able to see any bit of light entering inside
from any walls. Make sure the sheds over the windows or balconies or the build joints because these places are their
Once the whole place has been inspected then start sealing them off, by you or get professional assistance. Make sure
the animal is not inside while securing the hole or else that will again create other issues. Basically to stop the
wild animals from invading your space start looking the way they would be looking at your house.