Wildlife Removal Cleveland - CWR Traps And Removes Wildlife, Wild Animals, Nuisance Wildlife, Raccoons, Birds, Rodents, Bats, From Attics And Houses In Cuyahoga County And Other Northern Ohio Cities

Ohio Wildlife Removal – CWR is licensed, insured, bonded and certified in Ohio. Expert pest control technicians trap and remove raccoons, bats, skunks and squirrels. They get rid of small mammals, voles, moles, birds, mice, rodents, and pests. Ohio wildlife removal experts remove and exclude nuisance wildlife and wild animals from homes, attics, roofs, chimneys, garages and yards throughout Ohio. On-site wildlife inspection and removal costs start at $239+.

Animal Trapping, Wildlife Removal, Pest Control And Exclusion Services In Cleveland, Akron, Cincinnati And Columbus, Ohio

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Schedule An Inspection Or Request An Estimate From Ohio’s Premier Wildlife Control Operator 

Complete the form below, call 440-236-8114 or  email info@mcwildlife.com if you choose to hire a wildlife removal professional in Ohio that uses humane and effective practices.


 CWR offers professional wildlife removal, local wildlife removal, wild animal removal services, squirrel removal, raccoon removal, bat removal, bird removal, animal control, mice removal, rodent removal, groundhog removal, snake removal, skunk removal, dead animal removal and wildlife pest control to families and business owners that live and work near Cleveland, Akron, Lakewood, Canton, Lorain, Elyria, Toledo, Maumee, Bowling Green, Fremont, Lima, Avon, Westlake, Strongsville, Hudson, Chagrin Falls, Cleveland Heights, North Ridgeville, Mentor, Madison, Ashtabula, Youngstown, Medina and other Northern Ohio cities and towns.

Pictured here are 6 of the dedicated humane wildlife removal experts at the Northern Ohio (Cleveland) office of the Cottom’s Wildlife Removal company. CWR provides ethical wildlife removal, professional bat removal, experienced bird removal and reliable animal control services for families and business owners that live and work in Cleveland, Lakewood, Cleveland Heights, Mentor, Lorain, Elyria, Strongsville, Toledo, Maumee, Lima, Akron, Canton, Mentor, Toledo, Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton, Canton, Marietta, Springfield, Ashtabula, Youngstown and other Ohio cities and towns.

Expert Wildlife Trapping & Animal Removal Services For Cleveland And Northern Ohio Homeowners And Businesses – Call 440-236-8114 24/7

Call 440-236-8114 day or night to schedule an inspection and to talk with a licensed and certified wildlife control expert. CWR pest control technicians are experts at raccoon, bat, skunk, squirrel, bird and mice trapping, removal and prevention Columbus, Cincinnati and Cleveland, Ohio.

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6 Wildlife Removal, Trapping And Prevention Experts Posing In The Parking Lot At The CWR Northern Ohio Office In Cleveland

6 Expert Wildlife Removal, Trapping And Prevention Technicians Posing In Front A Pest Control Cargo Van And A Service Truck In The Parking Lot At The Cottom’s Wildlife Removal Company Northern Ohio Office In Cleveland (Columbia Station)

Cleveland Ohio Skyline Photo - CWR pest control technicians provide expert wildlife trapping, animal control, raccoon removal, bat removal, squirrel removal and bird removal services for Cleveland and Northern Ohio homeowners and businesses. You can contact CWR at 216-236-8114 or Cleveland's Division of Animal Control at 216-664-3069. Cleveland residents have several service options to choose from regarding nuisance wildlife.

CWR pest control technicians provide expert wildlife trapping, animal control, raccoon removal, bat removal, squirrel removal and bird removal services for Cleveland and Northern Ohio homeowners and businesses. You can contact CWR at 216-236-8114 or Cleveland’s Division of Animal Control at 216-664-3069. Cleveland residents have several service options to choose from regarding nuisance wildlife.

Raccoon Trapping And Removal Services In Cleveland, Ohio 

If you want to find out how much does raccoon removal, raccoon trapping or raccoon control cost or how you permanently get rid of raccoons in Cleveland, Ohio, call 440-236-8114.

Ohio Wildlife Removal Experts

How Do To Get Raccoons Out Of Your Attic [In Ohio]

CWR has been providing animal removal services, humane trapping, wildlife control services and raccoon control services to communities in Northern Ohio since 1986. CWR pest control technicians follow all of the relevant nuisance wild animal removal and trapping laws set forth by Rule 1501:31-15-03 of the Ohio Administrative Code.

Pictured Here is Mike Cottom Jr. Who Is A Professional Wildlife Exterminator And Wildlife Exclusion Expert That Works All Over The State Of Ohio On Behalf Of Homeowners And Business Owners.

Pictured Here is Mike Cottom Jr. Who Is A Professional Wildlife Exterminator And Wildlife Exclusion Expert That Works All Over The State Of Ohio On Behalf Of Homeowners And Business Owners.

Services Offered By The Cottom’s Wildlife Removal In Ohio

How To Get Rid Of Skunks In Ohio

The Cottom's Wildlife Removal company uses live traps to catch skunks in Cleveland, Columbus And Cincinnati Ohio

The Cottom’s Wildlife Removal company uses live traps to catch skunks in Cleveland, Columbus And Cincinnati Ohio

Who Do You Call To Trap A Skunk In Ohio?

CWR’s Ohio wildlife removal experts get skunks, opossums, woodchucks and groundhogs out from under houses and out of yards in Cleveland, Columbus, Toledo, Athens, Dayton, Youngstown and Cincinnati, Ohio.

If you want to find out how to get rid of a skunk on your property in Ohio as quickly as possible and how much it costs to have skunks removed, call 440-236-8114 in Cleveland, 614-300-2763 in Columbus or 513-808-9530 in Cincinnati. The Cottom’s Wildlife Removal company is one of the best skunk trapping and removal services in Ohio.

Who Do You Call To Trap And Remove A Skunk In Ohio? Cottom's Wildlife Removal Company

Who do you call to trap and remove a skunk in Ohio? Call the Cottom’s Wildlife Removal company at 440-236-8114 in Cleveland, 614-300-2763 in Columbus or 513-808-9530 in Cincinnati.

If you are alarmed that you saw a skunk around your home or yard – or soil that has been dug up, call a local CWR office in Ohio 24/7 to schedule our professional skunk trapping and control services and we will get rid of them. We can also install shed and deck barriers, skunk proof fences, skunk exclusion barriers and animal proof deck skirting to keep skunks away.

CWR Ohio wildlife removal experts get skunks, opossums, woodchucks and groundhogs out from under houses, sheds, porches and out of yards. We know how to get rid of skunks by using live cage traps.

Our proactive skunk removal professionals easily seal openings under stairs, decks, sheds and porches with aluminum flashing, concrete, wire mesh and sheet metal to “exclude” skunks to keep them from denning and living under our client’s structures. We can also install “skunk fencing” to prevent unpleasant “skunk situations.” CWR wildlife experts get groundhogs out of gardens, yards and holes.

DIY Skunk Removal In Ohio

Find out how to remove the smell of skunk spray, here. Learn how to get rid of skunk odor, here. Get tips on removing skunk smell from your house, here. Find out how to remove skunk smell from a dog, here. Find out the best way to get rid of skunks from your garden, here. Find out how to get rid of skunks permanently, here.

However, you many want to consider that the quickest and easiest way to remove a skunk or exclude it from your yard in Ohio is to hire the Cottom’s Wildlife Removal company to do it for you. The cost of skunk trapping in Ohio is not that expensive.

In Ohio, contacting CWR to get rid of a skunk is a better option than shooting and killing a skunk in your yard. Read the Ohio Administrative Code, Rule 1501:31-15-03 about killing skunks, here.

In Ohio, it is illegal to fail to euthanize, or release on site, any nuisance skunk that is captured, trapped or taken. It is also illegal to take a skunk with the use of dogs outside of a structure during the closed season.

Get information about the skunk hunting season in Ohio, here. Download the Ohio Hunting And Trapping Regulations for 2020-2021, here.

Costs To Trap And Remove Skunks, Opossums And Groundhogs In Ohio

  • The cost to remove a skunk, opossum, groundhog or woodchuck that has been trapped by a homeowner starts at $95. This rate is for on-site visits that are within 40 miles of the CRW company headquarters in Columbia Station, Ohio. Different rates will apply based on the distance a CRW pest control technician will need to travel.
  • If a skunk, opossum or groundhog needs to be trapped by CWR, an on-site inspection costs start at $239. This fee will be applied to the total cost.

Wildlife Extermination/Control/Removal And Wildlife Extraction Services In Ohio

Schedule An On-Site Visit For An Inspection And Request A Written Estimate

Although Cottom’s Wildlife Removal office managers can frequently assess the wildlife removal and exclusion job requirements and determine a ballpark cost of over the phone, on-site inspections are the best option to determine an optimal plan to permanently get rid of wild animals, bats and birds in houses in Cleveland and Northern Ohio.

Please feel free to ask for to request an inspection and a written estimate. CWR’s on-site inspection fee will apply toward the work that is contracted. During our on-site inspection visit, CWR pest control technicians will identify the types of animals that are living in the attic, house or structure.

Entry points and potential entry points will be determined. CWR wildlife control experts will find out if there are offspring that need to be removed.  Pictures can be provided to explain how the animals or birds are using the structure and what needs to be repaired to ensure the structure is wildlife proof.

Who Do You Call To Remove Wild Animals In Ohio?

Wild animals can cause serious problems such as disease and property destruction. In Northern Ohio (Toledo, Sandusky, Lorain, Elyria, Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Mentor, Youngstown, Ashtabula) call 440-236-8114 to have wild animals removed from your home, property or business.

Cottom’s Wildlife Removal is a wildlife control, wild animal trapping and animal removal company that captures wild animals and provides services for Columbus, ClevelandAkron and Cincinnati Ohio homeowners and businesses. CWR is a professional wildlife control operator that gets animals, pests, critters, birds and bats out of houses and buildings and keeps them out.

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How Much Does It Cost To Remove Wild Animals In Ohio?

Home inspection rates in Cleveland and Northern Ohio cost $239. This fee is applied to the total cost of wild animal removal. A written estimate to remove wild animals will be prepared after the inspection has been completed. Costs start at $95 and go up from there. Get more information on the cost of wild animal removal, here.

Overview of Animal Trapping, Removal, Relocation, Control and Exclusion Services In Ohio

Wildlife can be extremely dangerous – especially when they’re in your home or office. They can carry disease, inflict wounds, and cause substantial damage to your property. When animals break in, it’s nice to know there’s a company that cares about your safety as well as your home’s protection. Since 1986, Cottom’s Wildlife Removal has responded to wildlife emergencies with trained wildlife removal experts, the most advanced trapping methods and state-of-the-art trapping equipment (including our patented “Cottom Gott ‘em”) to get the job done quickly and efficiently.  If animals are in your home we suggest you call a licensed animal removal specialist to solve the problem.

Cottom’s is licensed, bonded and insured to remove dangerous wildlife from your residential or commercial property, and protect you and your property by performing building inspections and repair due to wildlife damage or threats.

Wildlife we relocate in Ohio includes but is not limited to:

Call us even you have an animal that is not on the list.

Wildlife Local Wildlife Control, Pest Control, Wild Animal Removal, Bird And Bat Removal Services In Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo And Columbus Ohio Since 1986

The Cottom’s Wildlife Removal company has been providing expert wildlife control, animal removal, raccoon trapping, bat exclusion and damage repair services to residents of Ohio since 1986.

Humane Raccoon, Skunk, Bat, Bird, Squirrel, Mice And Rodent Removal Services In Cleveland And Northern Ohio

Call 440-236-8114 if you are located near Cleveland, Cuyahoga County or Northeast Ohio if you are having problems with wildlife, animals, pests, birds, rodents, bats or snakes. Read this page to learn more about safe nuisance wildlife infestation prevention, animal control, pest control, wild animal trapping, wildlife removal, wildlife rescue services and wildlife rehabilitation facilities.

Professional Wildlife Removal, Wild Animal Trapping, Pest Control And Rodent Infestation Prevention Services For Ohio Residents And Businesses

Cottom’s Wildlife Removal and Environmental Services is a full-service wildlife removal, pest control and damage repair company serving the needs of residents of Cleveland other cities in Northern, Central and Southern Ohio. The company is licensed by the state of Ohio and is fully insured.

Wildlife Removal, Trapping And Prevention Company Serving Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati And Other Ohio Homeowners And Property Owners – Founded In 1986 By Mike Cottom Sr. In Columbia Station Ohio

Pictured Here Is Mike Cottom Sr. On A Wildlife Removal Service Call In Northern Ohio

Pictured here is the company founder, Mike Cottom Sr. on a wildlife removal service call in Northern Ohio. He is carrying a heavy duty humane animal trap (live cage trap) for catching wildlife, raccoons, groundhogs, rodents, squirrels, small mammals, opossums and cats. He is standing in front of one of the CWR pest control trucks. His son, Mike Cottom Jr. now manages the company staff and day-to day-operations.

Hire A Local Professional To Get Wildlife Out Of Your House Or Off Your Property

If you live in Ohio, the Cottom’s Wildlife Removal company (440-236-8114) is a better choice than trying to remove wildlife and animals yourself. CWR is a reliable and experienced company that gets rid of animals, squirrels, raccoons, bats, skunks, birds and bats through the use of live traps and a wide array of rodent excluders and one-way exit doors.

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CWR Gets Rid Of Starlings In Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Toledo, Youngstown And Marietta Ohio

CWR bird control specialists know how to get rid of starlings. They know how to quickly get European Starlings (Common Starling) out of houses, attics, soffits, roofs, rafters, awnings, eaves, barns, chimneys, vents and bird feeders in Ohio.

CWR’s Ohio bird control specialists know how to get rid of starlings. They know how to quickly get European Starlings (Common Starling) out of houses, attics, soffits, roofs, rafters, awnings, eaves, barns, chimneys, vents and bird feeders.

CWR Gets House Sparrows Out Of Roofs, Eaves, Awnings And Outdoor Signs For Ohio Homeowners And Businesses

House Sparrow And Eurasian Tree Sparrow Removal, Exclusion, Deterrent, Damage Control And Trapping Services In Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo And Columbus Ohio - CWR House Sparrows, Eurasian Tree Sparrows and sparrow nests out of attics, awnings, outdoor signs, buildings, yards, roofs, barns, garages, sheds in Ohio.

CWR gets House Sparrows, Eurasian Tree Sparrows and sparrow nests out of attics, outdoor signs, awnings, buildings, yards, roofs, tress, gardens, eaves, barns, bluebird houses garages, sheds in Ohio.

House Sparrows are an invasive species to Ohio that cause property damage. They nest in areas under awnings and tiles at roof edges above fascia boards and soffits. The House Sparrow is one of the most adaptable and prolific bird species on Earth and they kill native birds.

The Cottom’s Wildlife Removal company uses professional and humane sparrow control methods, sparrow repellents and sparrow deterrent techniques to trap, exclude and get rid of sparrows for homeowners and businesses throughout Ohio.

CWR pest management professionals get rid of sparrows that nest in commercial buildings and outdoor signage. We prevent small bird issues for retail store owners and protect outdoor signs from sparrow infestations. CWR bird control specialists know how to keep sparrows off exterior building signs and how to keep birds away from signs. CWR provides bird netting and bird spike installation services throughout the United States.

CWR bird control specialists use commercial bird netting and bird exclusion products to stop sparrows from entering eaves, roofs, awnings or other open areas. We also treat rafters, ledges, roofs, awnings and eaves with bird gel to keep sparrows from landing. We can even install “bird slopes” or eave closures under eaves, awnings and roofs to prevent sparrows from roosting or nesting.

The Cottom’s Wildlife Removal company provides sparrow removal, sparrow exclusion, sparrow deterrent, sparrow damage control and sparrow trapping services in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo and Columbus Ohio. CWR bird control specialists easily stop sparrows and starlings from nesting under eaves. Call 440-236-8114 if you want to know how to get rid of sparrows in your roof.

House Sparrows love to nest in, on, or near buildings. House sparrow nests clog or block drains, gutters and downspouts. Their nest (built by both parents) is made of material such as grass, weeds, twigs, trash, often lined with feathers. The noise can be annoying, especially because they start singing at the very first light. Their feces contain uric acid which is corrosive.

House sparrow droppings eat away at paint on cars and construction materials. Find out what to do about house sparrows, here.

CWR Ohio Pest Control Technicians Get Snakes Out, Exterminate Snakes And Remove Snakes

CWR pest control technicians get snakes out of yards, houses, garages, basements, gardens, sheds, attics and ponds for Ohio homeowners. We specialize in getting snakes out from under houses, decks, patios and porches. Call 440-236-8114 for professional snake removal services in Ohio.

CWR pest control technicians get snakes out of yards, houses, garages, basements, gardens, sheds, attics and ponds for Ohio homeowners. We specialize in getting snakes out from under houses, decks, patios and porches. Call 440-236-8114 for professional snake removal services in Ohio.

If you are looking for snake removal services near Cleveland, Columbus, Toledo, Cincinnati, Marietta, Youngstown, Canton, Strongsville, Medina Or Ashtabula, call 440-236-8114. Free snake removal services near you in Ohio may be difficult to locate. Call for a quote if you need a snake exterminator or for snake removal services.

There are 25 types of snakes native to Ohio. Although most snakes in Ohio are not dangerous, there are three venomous, or poisonous, snakes in Ohio. These are the Eastern timber rattlesnake, northern copperhead, and the massasauga rattlesnake. Every year people claim to see the dangerous water moccasin, also known as cottonmouth, in Ohio’s waters. Two types of poisonous snakes in Ohio have rattles at the end of the tail.

CWR pest control technicians get snakes out of yards, houses, garages, basements, gardens, sheds, attics and ponds for Ohio homeowners. We specialize in getting snakes out from under houses, decks, patios and porches. Call 440-236-8114 for professional snake removal services in Ohio.

The exterminators at Cottom’s Wildlife Removal get rid of snakes in homes so that residents don’t have to worry about it. Removing a snake from a home in Ohio normally costs between $300 and $400. To keep snakes out of your yard, remove piles of branches and other materials that snakes can hide in.

Don’t worry, snakes rarely come through the toilet. Most government sponsored animal control services in Ohio don’t remove snakes from houses, so call CWR at 440-236-8114 if you don’t want to remove the snake, or snakes, yourself and want to know snake exterminator costs. CWR offers outstanding snake control and prevention programs. We prevent snakes from hiding out on people’s property. We get rid of snakes and keep them away. Snake removal services and snake control services near Cleveland, Ohio are available 24/7, but are not free.

Find out more about what to do about snakes from The Humane Society Of The United States, here.

Professional Pigeon Removal Services In Ohio

Pigeons in Ohio are dirty birds that cause disease and damage. They are not hygienic and are messy birds and that carry more diseases than rats. Their droppings cause all kinds of problems. Other pests such as parasites lice, mites and fleas live on pigeons. Large populations of pigeons can have significant adverse effects on human health and safety.

Pigeons in Ohio are dirty birds that cause disease and damage. They are not hygienic and are messy birds and that carry more diseases than rats. Their droppings cause all kinds of problems. Other pests such as parasites lice, mites and fleas live on pigeons. Large populations of pigeons can have significant adverse effects on human health and safety.

CWR pigeon control specialists quickly get rid of pigeons from houses, balconies and outdoor signs in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Akron and other Ohio towns.

We install decoy owls and hawks, anti-roosting spikes and commercial gel repellents, repellents, poisons, parallel wires, bird netting and lasers to keep perky pigeons off our customer’s property. We also remove pigeon poop and sanitize infested areas.

We remove pigeons from barns, gardens, warehouses, trees, sheds, outbuildings, roofs, attics, eaves and chimneys for Ohio homeowners and businesses.

The Cottom’s Wildlife Removal Company Knows How To Permanently Get Rid Of Woodpeckers In Ohio

Woodpecker Removal, Management, Control And Trapping Services Near Cleveland, Columbus And Cincinnati For Ohio Homeowners

The Cottom’s Wildlife Removal company provides proven deterrent methods and reliable repellent techniques to Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati homeowners that have problems with woodpeckers that never seem to stop pecking. We know how to get permanently get rid of woodpeckers in, and on chimneys without hurting the birds. Because of Federal regulations, woodpeckers should not be killed or trapped and must be deterred from damaging homes. If you have detected woodpeckers damaging your house, making holes in your cedar siding or getting in your chimney, give us a call at 440-236-8114 to request an inspection.

Woodpecker Removal, Woodpecker Deterrent, Woodpecker Repellent, Woodpecker Management, Woodpecker Control And Woodpecker Trapping Services Near Cleveland, Columbus And Cincinnati For Ohio Homeowners

If your house has caught the attention of woodpeckers, they may be looking for insects or a place to nest. Woodpeckers can damage wood siding and soffits on structures. These birds normally forage for insect prey on the trunks and branches of trees. Woodpeckers are adored visitors to our backyards. While woodpeckers may be nice to watch, they cause damage to your homes and trees so it is important to know how to get rid of woodpeckers.

CWR is an Ohio bird removal and bird next removal company that also removes feces and sanitizes infected areas. Cottom’s Wildlife Removal provides bird removal, control, exclusion, cleanup, decontamination and damage repair services in Columbus, Cleveland, Toledo and Cincinnati, Ohio. Our bird control specialists remove and clean up animal and bird waste and feces from homes and businesses in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and other cities in Ohio. We provide environmental, disinfecting, sanitizing and decontamination services.

If you are looking for woodpecker removal services in Cleveland, woodpecker control services in Cincinnati, woodpecker removal services in Toledo or woodpecker pest control near you in Columbus, contact Cottom’s Wildlife Removal company to permanently get rid of woodpeckers and to stop woodpeckers from pecking at your house or making holes in your cedar siding. If you want to effectively prevent woodpecker damage, call 440-236-8114.

CWR bird control specialists provide permanents solutions by installing safe and reliable products such as readymade artificial decoy owls with reflective eyes, woodpecker deterrent netting (3/4″ mesh), plastic woodpecker netting and wire mesh.

Please note that Cottom’s Wildlife Removal company is NOT classified as a “woodpecker exterminator“. There are penalties for killing woodpeckers they have special federal protection. All woodpeckers are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. (MBTA).  This law states: “No person may take (kill), possess, import, export, transport, sell, purchase, barter, or offer for sale, any migratory bird, or the parts, nests, or eggs of such bird except as may be permitted under the terms of a valid permit…”

When warranted, woodpeckers can be killed, but only under a depredation permit issued by the Law Enforcement Division of the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). Authorization by the relevant state wildlife agency also may be required before lethal control methods are initiated. Sound justification must be present for the issuance of depredation permits. Hazing woodpeckers does not require a permit. Download the Depredation Permit, here.

Application for a depredation permit for some species of woodpeckers may be an option, but should be considered as a last resort. Proper exclusion, harassment, and monitoring will be necessary to demonstrate that need. Permits will be issued only if non-lethal methods have previously been tried and failed. The applicant must show strong justification (i.e. where significant structural damage has resulted in an economic hardship).

You many need a pest exterminator to get rid of an underlying insect problem because woodpeckers like to peck on houses to feed on insects. Woodpeckers eat carpenter bees, termites, wood-boring beetles, carpenter ants, leafcutter bees and grass bagworms. Woodpeckers also hammer on homes in Ohio to create a nesting cavity, to store food or to attract a mate.

Why Are Woodpeckers Drumming On My Property?  [From The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service]

Woodpeckers, sapsuckers, and flickers drum and drill on a variety of surfaces. Siding (aluminum or wood), trim boards, and wood boards on any kind of structure can be appealing to woodpeckers. The resulting damage can appear as simple dents (usually a line) or as large as 2-inch diameter holes. Woodpeckers drum and drill in their search for food, territorial and social displays, and to nest in the cavities created. Sapsuckers drill small holes for sap, while many other woodpeckers drill for woodboring insects such as carpenter bees, leafcutter bees, grass bagworms, etc. Drumming for territory or social reasons will most likely occur in the early spring at the start of the breeding season. Drilling for nest cavities usually occurs in the early spring, although some drilling occurs in the fall.

How Do I Keep Woodpeckers From Damaging My Property? [From The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service]

The best way to stop woodpecker damage to personal property is to begin damage control as soon as you begin hearing drumming and continuing until well after the woodpecker leaves the area. Holes the bird has made should be filled and painted immediately. If a nest is already active, we recommend that control measures be postponed until the young leave the nest permanently, which is usually around midsummer, but can vary depending on the species. Physical exclusion is probably the most effective control method. Installing bird-netting from the outer eaves down the side of the building is typically effective at excluding most woodpeckers.

Other methods include:

• Frightening devices (models of owls and hawks, spinners, windsocks, etc.) can be used, although these devices have inconsistent success.
• Tactile deterrents are sometimes used with marginal success. However, some products can get on feathers and impair the bird’s ability to fly and stay warm.
• Sound deterrents coupled with motion detection are another option. Typically this would involve playing the recording of a woodpecker distress call followed by a raptor call.
• Tying a burlap bag or other heavy fabric around a tree (particularly ornamental trees) can be effective at preventing sapsucker damage.

How To Repel And Deter Woodpeckers To Frighten Them Away

If you want to try to repel woodpeckers with smells and scents, peppermint oil may work. Other DIY ways to get rid of woodpeckers include woodpecker deterrent kits, spraying your house with woodpecker repellents and visual deterrents such as pinwheels, balloons, reflective tape and windsocks.

Because woodpecker damage in Ohio is considered a maintenance issue that is the responsibility of the homeowner, woodpecker damage is probably NOT covered by your home insurance (homeowner’s insurance). Find out more about preventing woodpeckers from damaging your home, here.

Woodpeckers in Ohio are small to medium-sized birds that prey on insect species that dead trees attract and woodpeckers rely on the softening branches and trunks to excavate their nests.

Woodpeckers In Ohio

Woodpeckers In Ohio – 7 Species You’ve Got To See
Posted on YouTube On December 17, 2020 By Wild Bird Scoop [WildBirdScoop.com]

Common species of woodpeckers that CWR traps, deters, removes and controls in Ohio include Pileated Woodpeckers, Red-Headed Woodpeckers, Downy Woodpeckers, Red-Bellied Woodpeckers, Northern Flickers, Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers, Red-Cockaded Woodpeckers and Hairy Woodpeckers.

The Downy Woodpecker can be found year round in Ohio and this small species of woodpecker the one of the most common types found in Ohio and the United States. They are frequently sighted in the Columbus, Ohio Metro Parks in the winter. They are speckled in black and white and are common visitors to backyard feeders in Ohio.

Services we perform during, after, and even prior to animal infestations include:

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Contact Us for a Home Inspection or Wildlife Removal

Cottom’s Wildlife Removal, based in Cleveland, Ohio is a local, family-owned and operated company that has been responding to the animal removal and home repair and restoration needs of families throughout Ohio since 1986. Let us know if you have wildlife problems or concerns and we’ll be there because “Cottom Cares!”.

About Insurance Coverage for Animal Removal and Building Repair

Homeowners insurance will frequently cover the cost of attic cleanup and decontamination. However, some insurance companies do not want to pay for damage done to your home by wildlife and will employ tricks to deny your claim. For instance:

  • The policy will exclude household damage done by “vermin” or “pests”. The policy may not say it, but they will claim that bats and raccoons fall into those categories, which they do not!
  • The policy will exclude damage done by pollution. Again, the policy may not say it, but they will claim that fecal material left by raccoons and bats is pollution – seriously??.

The fact is, raccoon and bat infestation and contamination pose a serious danger to your home, health and safety and you deserve to be compensated for any wildlife exclusion and repair work done to your home or building. Our experience dealing with insurance companies gives you an edge when trying to get your claim covered. We will actively fight for you by talking directly with your insurance company and providing you with any materials you need to prove your case…because “Cottom Cares!”.

Pictured Here Is A Squirrel On Roof Of A Suburban Home In Westerville Ohio

Pictured Here Is A Squirrel On Roof Of A Suburban Home In Westerville Ohio

Overview of Squirrel Removal Services

The Cottom’s Wildlife Removal company is a squirrel removal company that traps and removes squirrels from attics, roofs, walls, chimneys, vents and soffits in homes and businesses in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Akron and other cities in Ohio.

After the squirrels have been safely removed, we clean up the nests, feces and mess they leave behind.

We also decontaminate areas that squirrels have infested with urine, feces and parasites. We also install exclusion devices to keep squirrels out of attics, roofs, soffits, walls and chimneys.

We frequently remove squirrels that get into walls in homes in Toledo, Cleveland, Ashtabula, Athens, Strongsville, Lima and Akron.

How To Get Rid Of Squirrels

Find out 9 ways to get rid of squirrels, here. Bob Villa explains how to get rid of squirrels: Focus on food, prevent passage, opt for odors, count on chemicals, trap and relocate. Find out how to use do-it-yourself squirrel removal to get rid of squirrels without killing them, here. Learn why the live trapping method is the best way remove unwanted squirrels from your attic, here. Find out how to get squirrels out of your walls, here.

Cities and Areas We Serve

  • Cleveland, OH
  • Columbus, OH
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Franklin County, OH
  • Akron, OH
  • Strongsville, OH
  • Youngstown, OH
  • Dayton, OH
  • Toledo, OH
  • Ashtabula, OH
  • Medina, OH
  • Westlake, OH
  • Bay Village, OH
  • Rocky River, OH
  • Hudson, OH
  • Lakewood, OH
  • Brook Park, OH
  • Athens, OH
  • Cleveland Heights, OH
  • Shaker Heights, OH
  • Seven Hills, OH
  • Springfield, OH
  • Warrensville, OH
  • Euclid, OH
  • Mentor, OH
  • Beachwood, OH
  • Gates Mills, OH
  • Brecksville, OH
  • Brunswick, OH
  • Avon, OH
  • Avon Lake, OH
  • Fairview Park, OH
  • Parma, OH
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