Raccoon Trapping and Removal Services For Families in Strongsville, Ohio

Raccoon Trapping And Removal

Raccoon Trapping, Removal, Control, Exclusion, Cleanup, Decontamination and Damage Repair Services for Strongsville, Ohio Families and Businesses

Cottom’s Wildlife Removal traps raccoons that have gained entry into attics, homes, buildings and businesses in Strongsville, Ohio. Because Strongsville is located next to the Cleveland Metroparks, raccoon problems are a common occurrence.  The 2,400 acres of green space and wooded areas in and around Strongsville are typical breeding grounds for raccoons.  Strongsville, Ohio is a great place to live. Just ask any raccoon in Strongsville.

Unfortunately, attics and buildings can also be breeding grounds for raccoons. Raccoons frequently enter homes through chimneys and roofs. When raccoons get into attics, they leave behind a mess. We cleanup attics, decontaminate infected areas, seal entry holes and repair damage to roofs, attics and chimneys.

The Strongsville Department of Animal Control serves over 40,000 people who live in Strongsville.  However, this community service does not provide raccoon trapping and removal services.

If you suspect that a raccoon or a family of raccoons has taken up residence in your home or building, call 440-236-8114 to schedule an inspection.

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The Strongsville Department of Animal Control
Animal Control Officer: Chuck McCleary
Phone: (440) 580-3180
Website: https://www.strongsville.org/departments/animal-control
Email Address: animal.control@strongsville.org

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife offers advice on how to keep raccoons from becoming a problem.  Raccoons can become pests in an urban setting such as Strongsville, Ohio. Click here for a quick rundown on how to keep these animals out of your yard and your garbage cans, and what to do if one ventures inside your home or gets stuck in your chimney.

How To Keep Raccoons From Becoming a Problem

Raccoons are well adapted to urban living. Raccoon damage typically involves raiding gardens, upsetting trash cans and taking up residence in chimneys, attics or other unwanted areas. Control is not difficult, but requires persistence. Garden fruits and vegetables can be very appealing and accessible to raccoons. For smaller garden plots, a single strand of electric fence can be strung eight inches above the ground. An inexpensive radio that is turned on, placed under a garbage can and left in the garden overnight, will also often discourage raccoons from approaching. The easiest solution for garbage can raids is to store the cans inside the garage or a shed overnight. Raccoons may also be repelled by coating the outside of the can with a weak solution of cayenne pepper in water or by placing a small dish of ammonia in the bottom of an empty can. Uncapped chimneys are appealing nest den sites to raccoons. When this occurs they may be evicted by noise, combined with bright lights or a pan of ammonia sealed in the fireplace. Once the raccoon vacates the chimney, install a chimney cap. Identify and seal other attic entries after evicting the raccoon. Overhanging tree limbs provide easy access to your roof. Inspect your house and trim tree limbs where needed.  Occasionally raccoons will enter a house through a pet door. Since they can cause considerable damage if panicked, it is advisable to quietly open windows and doors through which the animal may exit and close doors that provide access to other parts of the house, before leaving the room. Wait quietly for the animal to escape. Raccoons can transmit rabies, canine distemper, and parvovirus to domestic animals and humans. You should avoid any raccoon that is active during daylight hours, has lost its fear of humans, or appears uncoordinated, confused or listless. If you encounter such an animal, report these observations to the District Office; if exposed to a potentially sick animal, contact your local Health Department and/or your personal physician. Nuisance or sick raccoons may be trapped without a permit, but it is illegal to live trap and relocate them to a new area. In order to prevent the possible spread of raccoon diseases in Ohio, all live trapped raccoons must be released again on the homeowner’s property or humanely euthanized. Consult Strongsville Animal Control Officer Keaton @ 580-3180 for more information.

Insurance Coverage and Raccoon Damage Repair Information

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About Strongsville, Ohio

Strongsville is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States, and a suburb of Cleveland. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 44,750. Strongsville officially became a township in 1818, a village in 1923, and was ultimately designated a city in 1961. Founded by settlers arriving in the newly purchased Connecticut Western Reserve, the city was named after John Stoughton Strong, the group’s leader. Many of the main streets in the city are named after other principal figures and landowners from the city’s history, e.g. Howe, Drake, Shurmer, Whitney. In the mid-19th century, the Pomeroy House, then called The Homestead, was a stop on the underground railroad. Alanson Pomeroy, the home owner and a prominent Strongsville resident, concealed runaway slaves on his property. From this residence in Strongsville, the runaway slaves were taken to boats on Rocky River for passage to Canada. In 1853, John D. Rockefeller’s family moved to Strongsville. John D. Rockefeller, an American oil industry business magnate, is widely considered the wealthiest American of all time. At the time, Rockefeller was only a child. On April 11, 1965, an F4 tornado hit Strongsville. The city has a total area of 24.64 square miles The east branch of the Rocky River enters Strongsville from North Royalton and exits into Berea. Valley Parkway parallels the river’s northwesterly course. This portion of the Cleveland Metroparks, named Mill Stream Run, includes Bonnie Park and Ranger Lake. Abutting the Rocky River, the recreation area offers visitors a pavilion, picnicking facilities, two small ponds, and several sport fields. Bonnie Park serves as a hub for hiking, bridle, and paved multi-purpose trails.  A 2009 report showed that Strongsville led Cuyahoga county in the number of crashes caused by animals. Coyotes have caused Strongsville residents to be on high alert in the past.  Strongsville permits bow hunters to shoot deer under an ordinance City Council approved.