Call 440-236-8114 To Talk With An Ohio Animal And Wildlife Expert
The friendly CWR wildlife experts enjoy answering questions from Ohio residents and always try to be helpful. To talk with private animal control experts and wildlife removal experts from Ohio give the professionals at CWR a call. You can also contact the wildlife experts or a county wildlife control officer at the Ohio Division Of Natural Resources at 1-800-WILDLIFE (800) 945-3543. Mike Cottom Sr., who founded the Cottom’s Wildlife Removal company shares the same passion for wildlife conservation and education as Ohio’s adopted son, Jack Hanna.
If You Have Questions About Coyotes In Ohio Call 440-236-8114
Coyotes are common throughout Ohio’s 88 counties in both rural and urban settings. If a coyote is in your backyard, find out what to do by reading this PDF from the Ohio Division Of Natural Resources. If a coyote is visiting your yard and seems to lack a fear of humans, contact a nuisance trapper. You can call the Cottom’s Wildlife Removal company at 440-236-8114 or locate a trapper near you by calling the Ohio Division of Wildlife at 1-800-WILDLIFE (945-3543). Coyotes in rural areas can be controlled through legal hunting and trapping methods.
Ohio’s Most Famous Wildlife Protector – Jack Bushnell Hanna
Jack Bushnell Hanna was born on January 2, 1947 in Knoxville, Tennessee. He is one of Ohio’s most famous wildlife protectors. His media appearances, have made him one of the most notable animal experts in Ohio. In 1978, he was named director of the Columbus Zoo. He is a retired American zookeeper, producer, actor and a former director emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. He got his first job when he was eleven working for his family’s veterinarian, Dr. Roberts, in Knoxville, Tennessee. He hopes that together Ohioans can appreciate, value and protect wildlife for generations to come.
Mike Cottom Sr. – Humane Wildlife Trapping And Control Expert From Ohio
Mike Cottom Sr. founded the Cottom’s Wildlife Removal company. He has been humanely trapping coyotes and removing nuisance animals from homes, yards, parks, attics, walls, churches and commercial properties throughout the state of Ohio for over 35 years. Mike Cottom has been trapping animals full-time since 1986. Mike left a job with the Cleveland Metroparks and stepped right into a full-time business removing intrusive snakes, chipmunks, bats, birds, moles, squirrels, raccoons and woodchucks.
He has taught his son, Mike Cottom Jr., and the CRW wildlife control crew, the importance of caring for the welfare of wild animals while addressing human-wildlife conflicts in a considerate fashion. CRW is an animal control company in Ohio that treats wild animals with compassion and respect.
Pictured Here Is Mike Cottom Sr. In Action Trapping Nuisance Wildlife In Upper Arlington, Ohio
In this video the bat control professionals at the Cottom’s Wildlife Removal company of Ohio show you how to humanely get rid of bats by installing exclusion devices over entrances and how to seal up holes in your house, attic and roof.
In this video, professional and humane bat removal specialists Mike Cottom Sr. and Jr. from Ohio show you how to get bats out of your house or attic. Learn how to remove bats from your chimney, walls, basement, roof or garage. In Ohio, call 440-236-8114 for a home and attic inspection or to request bat removal and bat guano cleanup services.
Call 440-236-8114 If You Have Questions About Humanely Getting Rid Of Nuisance Wildlife In Ohio
If you have questions about skunks, groundhogs, raccoons, squirrels, birds, bats, coyotes, snakes, mice or rodents, call the Cottom’s Wildlife Removal company at 440-236-8114 between 8am and 8pm, any day of the week.
If you want to know how to get rid of groundhogs or skunks, get some good advice. If you were wondering how to get raccoons, squirrels or birds out of your attic, get a few good ideas from a wildlife expert. If you want to have an Ohio animal control service inspect your home, attic and yard, call 440-236-8114 to schedule an inspection time. If you are curious about animal control costs, bird and bat exclusion fees or wildlife removal prices, feel free to ask CRW for an estimate.
If you want to know more about birds, bats, snakes, coyotes, geese, rodents, opossums, mice, moles, pigeons, rats or beavers, give us a call. CWR provides a wide range of animal control services, wildlife trapping services and bird removal services, as well as animal and bird feces removal, attic cleanup and restoration services, attic sanitizing and decontamination, wild animal exclusion and barrier installation, insulation removal and replacement services and wildlife damage repair services.
Pictured Here Are Mike Cottom Sr., Mike Cottom Jr. And 5 Other Humane Wildlife Trapping And Removal Experts From Ohio
About The Cottom’s Wildlife Removal Company And The Humane Wildlife Trapping, Animal Control And Nuisance Animal Removal Services We Provide To Ohio Residents
The Cottom’s Wildlife Removal company was founded in Ohio by Mike Cottom Sr. CRW is a licensed commercial nuisance wild animal control operator in Ohio. The business focuses on providing humane wildlife removal services to families, park systems and business owners throughout Ohio.
The firm is a wildlife control, wild animal trapping and animal removal company that captures wild animals and provides services for Columbus, Cleveland, Akron and Cincinnati, Ohio homeowners and businesses. All 7 of the nuisance trappers pictured here have a comprehensive and authoritative knowledge of wildlife and are highly skilled in managing animal-human conflicts by using non-lethal tactics, humane techniques and methods.
The animal control specialists at CRW have been mastering wildlife trapping and bat exclusion since 1986. CRW is a professional nuisance wildlife control operator in Ohio that treats animals, wildlife, birds and bats with respect. Folks in Ohio can count on the 7 gentleman pictured here to get rid of nuisance animals and troublesome birds, affordably, safely and humanely. These guys deal with wildlife on a daily basis in a very “animal friendly” manor.
Ohio Wildlife Management Professionals – Mike Cottom Jr. And Mike Cottom Sr.
Mike Cottom Sr., owner of the company, holds an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science in Wildlife Management from Kent State University. He began trapping animals at an early age by removing unwanted wildlife for neighbors and friends. He went on to work for the Cleveland Metroparks Wildlife Management Unit, the Ohio Division of Wildlife and the U.S. Government Soil Conservation Service before starting his own full-time wildlife control business in 1986.
He invented his own trap, named the “Cottom’s Gottem Multi-Catch Raccoon Trap” which is the only repeating positive-lock trap to assist in humanely removing raccoons and other animals. Mike’s son, Mike Cottom Jr., started work as an animal control technician at the Cottom’s Wildlife Removal company after graduating from Baldwin Wallace University. Now he manages the day-to-day operations at the firm and still gets advice from his dad from time to time. Mike Cottom Sr. and Mike Cottom Jr. are certified as Odor Control technicians through the IICRC program.
Pictured Here Is Mike Cottom Sr. On His Way To Trap And Remove A Few Groundhogs
CRW is a professional nuisance wildlife control operator in Ohio that treats wild animals with respect. Folks in Ohio can count on CRW pest control technicians to get rid of wild animals, bats and birds quickly, affordably, safely and humanely. To find an answer to your wildlife problem, call or email CRW to ask for an inspection and an estimate or written quote.
Find Out How To Get Rid Of Nuisance Animals
Call 440-236-8114 to get information to help you deal with different species of nuisance wildlife on your property. People and wildlife can peacefully coexist in most situations. However, when conflicts arise, gets some help resolving your wild animal problem by calling the Ohio wildlife removal specialists at 440-236-8114.
Groundhogs in Ohio are a nuisance around gardens, sheds, farms, houses, buildings, patios, decks, foundations and yards. CWR gets groundhogs out of yards, holes, gardens, garages, trees, crawl spaces and even car engines – and also from under decks, patios, sheds and houses.
Marne Titchenell is the Extension Wildlife Program Specialist in the School of Environment and Natural Resources, within the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. She started The Wild Side blog as another way to engage with Ohio citizens on news, stories, and conversations about wildlife.
- Cleveland And Northern Ohio Nuisance Wildlife Management Office: 440-236-8114
- Akron And Summit County, Ohio Animal Trapping, Removal And Control Services: 440-236-8114
- North Royalton, Ohio Wildlife Removal And Animal Trapping Office: 440-236-8114
- Columbus And Central Ohio Nuisance Wildlife Management Office: 614-300-2763
- Cincinnati And Southern Ohio Nuisance Wildlife Management Office: 513-808-9530
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Company Headquarters Address: 26765 Royalton Rd, Columbia Station, OH 44028
- Business Hours: 8AM-8PM Monday Through Sunday – Call 24/7
- Schedule An Inspection To Get A Written Quote
- If you need to hire a wildlife removal professional, choose CWR because we are an ethical company that uses humane, effective practices.
- CWR’s fees for on-site inspections apply toward the work that is contracted.
- Please feel free to obtain a referral for CWR from a local wildlife rehabilitator, humane society or animal control agency in Ohio. You can ask these references how they have determined that the Cottom’s Wildlife Removal company uses humane practices. You can also review references from previous CWR customers.
- CWR’s business practices are in compliance with federal, Ohio and local laws and regulations. CWR carries commercial liability insurance and all of the required licenses.
Contact The Wildlife Experts At The Ohio Division Of Natural Resources
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is the Ohio state government agency charged with ensuring “a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all.”
If you have wildlife questions use the following options to contact the Ohio Division of Wildlife:
- Call 1-800-WILDLIFE (800) 945-3543
- Email email@example.com.
- Call your local wildlife district office.
- Call your county wildlife officer (for questions regarding specific county matters)
- Ohio Division of Wildlife District 3 Office (Northeast Ohio): 330-644-2293
- Ohio DNR Wildlife District One (Central Ohio): 614-644-3925
- Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife District Two (Northwest Ohio): 419-424-5000
- Ohio Division of Wildlife District 4 Office (Southeast Ohio): 740-589-9930
- Ohio Division of Wildlife District 5 Office (Southwest Ohio): 937-372-5639
If You Have Questions About Animal Trapping And Wildlife Removal Services In Ohio Call 440-236-8114
Dog And Cat Rescue, Rehabilitation And Rescue In Ohio
New Albany Pet Rescue: Dog and Cat Rescue in Central Ohio
Looking for adoptable dogs and cats in Columbus? Contact the New Albany Pet Rescue, a foster-based rescue which rehomes animals in Ohio.
Stop the Suffering
Stop the Suffering (STS) is a Columbus, Ohio based nonprofit that rescues dogs and cats from high kill shelters, primarily in Ohio.
PAWS Ohio | Public Animal Welfare Society, Inc
Founded in 1976, they are a 501(3)(c) non-profit, no-kill organization considered to be one of Ohio’s most reputable long-standing cat and dog humane rescue groups.
Rescues and Shelters – PAWS Ohio
Contact information and emergency numbers for Ohio pet and wildlife rescues and shelters.
Talk With An Animal Control Expert Or An Animal Care Specialist In Ohio
- Animal Control Services | City of Cleveland
- Animal And Wildlife Rescue And Rehabilitation Services In Ohio
- Division of Animal Care & Control | City of Cleveland
- Franklin County Animal Care and Control – Field Services
- Franklin County Animal Care and Control – Shelter
- Division of Animal Control – Summit County, Ohio
- Animal Control | Greene County, OH | Cat And Dog Adoptions
- Summit County Animal Control Department
- Akron Animal Warden
- North Royalton Animal Control/Shelter (City Government Office)
- Youngstown Environmental Health Division
- Lucas County Canine Care & Control in Toledo, Ohio
- Animal Control In Fairfield, Ohio
- Dog Control In Lima And Allen County, Ohio
- Animal Control – Humane Society & SPCA of Hancock County And Findlay, Ohio
- Miami County Animal Shelter
- Animal Care & Control | Montgomery County Animal Resource Center
- Animal Complaints | Clermont County Public Health
- Dog Warden & Humane Officers | Butler County Sheriff’s Office
- Clark County SPCA In Springfield, Ohio
- Animal Shelter Society In Zanesville Ohio
- Humane Society Of Erie County
- Hudson Ohio Animal Control
- Wildlife Calls And Contact Information In Dublin, Ohio
- Ashtabula County Animal Protective League
- Athens County Humane Society
- Strongsville Ohio Animal Control
- Westerville Ohio Animal Control
- Maumee Ohio Animal Control
- Perrysburg Ohio Animal Control
- Cincinnati Animal CARE / Hamilton County Animal Shelter
- SICSA Pet Adoption and Wellness Center In Washington Township, Ohio
- Stark County Dog Warden
- Animal Clinic In Cambridge Ohio
- Animal Charity Humane Society In Boardman, Ohio
- Delaware County Ohio Dog Shelter
- CHA Animal Shelter In Columbus Ohio
- Lake Humane Society In Lake County Ohio
- Lorain County Nuisance Animal Control
- Friendship Animal Protective League Of Lorain County
- Solon Ohio Animal Control
- Beachwood Ohio Animal Control
- Brecksville Ohio Animal Control
- City Of Parma Ohio Public Safety Department And Animal Control
- Humane Society & SPCA of Hancock County (And Findlay)
- Fairfield County Dog Adoption Center & Shelter
- Kettering Ohio Animal Control
- Stow Ohio Animal Control
- Wayne County Humane Society (City Of Wooster)
- Trumbull County Dog Warden
- Columbus Humane
- Allen County Dog Control
- Wood County Humane Society
- North Olmsted Ohio Animal Control
- Euclid Ohio Animal Shelter
- Animal Care Hospital Of Reynoldsburg Ohio
- Portsmouth Ohio Animal Control
- Ross County Humane Society
- Animal And Wildlife Resources City Of Upper Arlington Ohio
- Kent Ohio Animal Control
- Cleveland Heights Ohio Animal Control Services
- Lakewood Ohio Animal Control
If You Have Questions About Canada Geese In Ohio Call 440-236-8114
Populations of Canada geese in Ohio are currently estimated at around 100,000 individuals. If you have questions about getting rid of geese in your yard, pond, or a golf course or on your beach, call 440-236-8114 to talk with a geese control expert.
The Cottom’s Wildlife Removal company performs geese control, geese removal, geese conflict management and geese damage prevention services in Ohio. To some people in Ohio, Canada geese are considered to be one of nature’s more enjoyable visual sights. However, cemetery managers, golf club owners, pond owners, homeowners, farmers, park employees often view geese as a serious problem.
CRW performs geese removal services in Ohio and manages problems caused by urban Canada Geese. CRW works with commercial and residential customers in Ohio to keep geese away. CRW’s professional geese management services use hazing techniques to humanely and safely drive migratory Canada geese and nuisance geese off golf courses, park lawns, residential lawns and cemetery property. Download the “Nuisance Geese Brochure” from the Ohio Department Of Natural Resources, here.
Birds In Central Ohio Dying From Unknown Disease
August 3, 2021
An unknown illness plaguing Ohio birds since June is still a mystery to researchers. That’s according to Laura Kearns, a wildlife biologist with the Ohio Division of Wildlife, who tells FOX 8 that while the rates of birds with the illness are reportedly declining, precautions are still necessary as scientists work to discover what’s behind the fatal disease.
Some wild songbirds — including blue jays, common grackles, European starlings, American robins, and house sparrows — have reportedly been exhibiting the following troubling symptoms: white crusts in the eyes or swollen eyes, and nervous system damage. This is leading to inability to fly and death.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is still asking people to stop feeding birds and to take down their bird feeders and clean them, potentially helping with the spread of the illness.
“This is still a precaution, we still don’t know if it’s an infections disease,” Kearns said. “People have been taking their feeders down and maybe that is helping stop the spread, if it is infectious.”
Those who find a dead or diseased bird can submit a report online to help biologists track the spread.
ODNR will reportedly update the public when its bird feeding guidance has changed. In the meantime, Kearns said experts from the 10 regional states the illness has been seen continue to work together to try and determine what is behind the disease.
Call 440-236-8114 If You Have Questions About Getting Bats And Bat Guano Out Of Your House, Attic, Chimney, Roof, Walls Or Garage
In Ohio, call CWR at 440-236-8114 in Cleveland, 614-300-2763 in Columbus or 513-808-9530 in Cincinnati to schedule an inspection and to get a written quote for bat guano removal and cleanup services.
Protecting Yourself From Rabies While Helping Protect A Threatened Species
July 26, 2021
Local wildlife experts say you should not be afraid when you see a bat, but you should be educated about the virus.
If You Have Questions About Birds In Ohio Call 440-236-8114
Learn about the methods that CRW bird control technicians, such as Mike Cottom Jr. and Mike Cottom Sr., use to eliminate or deter pest birds from landing, nesting and roosting. These methods are used for birds considered pests, such as geese, nuisance black birds, woodpeckers, feral pigeons, grackles, gulls, house sparrows and crows, here. CWR uses a wide variety of non-lethal techniques and humane exclusion devices to fix pigeon problems, minimize bird dropping health risks and correct bat infestation hazards.
Learn what you can do if you believe a wild animal in Ohio is orphaned or injured, here. The goal of wildlife rehabilitation is to provide professional care to sick, injured, and orphaned wild animals so ultimately they can be returned to their natural habitat. Wildlife rehabilitation is the treatment and care of injured, orphaned, or sick wild animals so that they can be released back to the wild. Find out if wildlife trapping and wildlife relocation is the best option, here.
Some concerned citizens in Ohio want to know who to call for injured wildlife. If the animal has bleeding, broken bones or another obvious injury – you can bring the animal to Ohio Wildlife Center’s Hospital during open hours. See rescue and transport instructions.
Ohio wildlife officials rescue injured bald eagles. Wildlife lovers in Cleveland, Columbus, Toledo, Dayton, Canton, Athens, Marietta, Ashtabula and Cincinnati search online for a local wildlife rehabilitator near them to take care of an ill, injured or orphaned animal. Get phone numbers for a wildlife rescue service or wildlife rehabilitation center near you in Ohio, here. Wildlife rescue services are available near Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton, Dublin, Toledo, Akron, Canton, Troy, Lima, Mansfield, Zanesville and Lake County.
- Lake Erie Nature & Science Center’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Program | LENSC.org | 440-871-2900
- Solon Orphan Squirrel Rescue In Solon Ohio | SquirrelMom.com | 440-498-0799
- Carmela’s Sanctuary of Squirrels In Eastlake Ohio | SanctuaryOfSquirrels.wordpress.com | 440-520-4799
- West Geauga Veterinary Hospital In Chesterland Ohio | WestGeaugaVet.com | 440-729-9584
- Kevin P. Clinton Wildlife Center In Willoughby Ohio | LakeMetroparks.com | 440-256-1404
- Operation Orphan Wildlife Rehabilitation, Inc. In Akron Ohio | Facebook.com | 330-745-2947
- Medina Raptor Center In Spencer Ohio | MedinaRaptorCenter.org | 330-591-7300
- Clover Field Wildlife Care, Inc. In North Canton | CloverFieldWildlife.org | 330-499-5788
- Wildlife Conservation Center In Massillon Ohio | StarkParks.com | 330-477-0448
- Birds In Flight Sanctuary In Warren Ohio | BirdsInFlightSanctuary.com | 330-652-3381
- Back To the Wild Inc. In Castalia Ohio | BackToTheWild.org | 419-684-9539
- Ohio Bird Sanctuary In Mansfield Ohio | OhioBirdSanctuary.com | 419-884-4295
- Wildlife Haven In Crestline Ohio | WildlifeHaven.Tripod.com | 419-683-3228
- Airmid Place In Coshocton Ohio | AirmidPlace.org | 740-610-5162
- Nature’s Nursery Center for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation Education In Whitehouse Ohio | Natures-Nursery.org | 419-877-0060
- Toledo Animal Rescue In Toledo Ohio | ToledoAnimalRescue.org | 419-382-1130
Wildlife Information From The Ohio Department Of Natural Resources
- Visit The Ohio Department Of Natural Resources Website
- Ohio Wildlife Customer Service | 1-800-WILDLIFE | (800) 945-3543
- Specialty Wildlife & Wild Animal Businesses In Ohio
- Licensed Commercial Nuisance Wild Animal Control Operators In Ohio [PDF List]
- COVID-19 Exposure and Safe Wildlife Handling Guidance For Ohioans [PDF]
- 2020‑2021 Ohio Hunting And Trapping Regulations – Seasons And Dates
- Commercial Nuisance Wild Animal Control Operator Licenses In Ohio
Chat with a Biologist From The Ohio Department of Natural Resources
The Division of Wildlife can help you with your virtual lessons by chatting with you and your students on a variety of topics.
The Division of Wildlife can help you with your lessons by chatting with you and your students on a variety of topics. Whether it’s birds, pollinators, wildlife management, fish management, wetlands, endangered species, fish and wildlife law enforcement, or just about anything related to wildlife, we can drop in on your student chats and answer questions. Our biologists, as well as our wildlife officers, land managers, and education specialists are glad to help you with your online education efforts.
To request a presenter, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Topic. Please try to be as specific as possible in your requests. This helps us find the right person for your chat.
- Date and Time Requested. Please give us no less than 14 business days notice. We cannot accommodate requests with less notice at this time.
- Length of Discussion Time Requested, i.e. half hour, one hour, etc.
- Platform to be used, i.e. Zoom, Google Meets, WebEx, Skype, etc.
- Age/grade level of the class.
- Contact information of the adult that is organizing the chat, including email and phone number.
The Division of Wildlife reserves the right to decline requests based on availability of speakers and requested topics. But we will do our best to accommodate all requests. Requests that do not include all of the above information may be declined. For further information, please contact the Education Coordinator at email@example.com or (800) 945-3543.
Please visit TheWilds.ColumbusZoo.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 740-638-5030. The park is located at 14000 International Rd, Cumberland, OH 43732. More than 30 rare and endangered species from around the world as well as hundreds of indigenous species roam in open pastures throughout the park.
The Wilds is a private, non-profit conservation center located on nearly 10,000 acres of reclaimed mine land in rural southeastern Ohio. It was created as the conservation center of the future by a group of civic leaders, political leaders and zoo professionals who believed that a serious scientific approach was required to find solutions to environmental concerns.
From its inception, The Wilds has been envisioned as a facility that combines cutting-edge conservation science and education programs with unique visitor opportunities.
The Wilds is a private, non-profit safari park and conservation center that combines cutting-edge conservation science and education programs with hands-on experiences and adventures that include ziplining, horseback riding, fishing and more. Located in southeastern Muskingum County, Ohio, just west of the village of Cumberland, the Wilds is home to rare and endangered species from the globe living in natural, open-range habitats.
The property encompasses 9,154 acres of reclaimed coal mine land and includes 2,000 acres of pastures and a 27-acre Carnivore Conservation Center. The Wilds is designated an Audubon Important Bird Area so the property includes a birding station with covered lookout as well as a butterfly habitat with hiking trails, more than 15 miles of mountain bike and hiking trails and approximately 150 lakes. The Wilds is the largest wildlife conservation center in North America and is open between the months of May and October. The Park was made on reclaimed land dug by the dragline Big Muskie.
- Ohio Bat Exclusion Authorization Application
- Ohio Wildlife Rehabilitation Permits
- Ohio Fishing License & Resources
- Ohio Trapper Education Home Study Manual [PDF]
- Ohio Commercial Nuisance Wild Animal Control Operator License
- Ohio Hunting License & Resources
- Ohio Nuisance Wild Animal Control
- Ohio Commercial Wildlife Permits
- Division of Wildlife
- Mammals Of Ohio Field Guide From ODNR [PDF]
- Ohio Hunting License & Resources
- Ohio State Parks
- Ohio Trapper Education
- Current Map of Wildlife Rehabilitators In Ohio [PDF]
- Minimum Standards For Wildlife Rehabilitation in Ohio (DNR 5475) [PDF]
- Wildlife Rehabilitation Permit – Wildlife Transfer Form DNR 8919) [PDF]
- Frequently Asked Questions About Rehabilitation Of Bats [PDF]
- Trapper Education Course Student Examination [PDF From The Ohio Division Of Wildlife]
- Buy Hunting Licenses and Permits In Ohio
- Find a Destination
Wildlife Services State Offices – USDA APHIS
U.S. Department Of Agriculture – Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Wildlife Services State Director: Andrew J. Montoney, Ohio
4469 Professional Parkway
Groveport, OH 43125
Toll-Free Number: 1-866-4USDAWS
USDA Resolves Wildlife Conflicts in Ohio
Every day, the Wildlife Services (WS) program in Ohio helps citizens, organizations, industries, and Government agencies resolve conflicts with wildlife to protect agriculture, other property, and natural resources, and to safeguard human health and safety. WS’ professional wildlife biologists and specialists implement effective, selective, and responsible strategies that value wildlife, the environment, and the resources being protected. WS manages wildlife damage according to its public trust stewardship responsibilities as a Federal natural resource management program. The program supports the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation, based on the principle that wildlife resources are owned collectively and held in trust by Government for the benefit of present and future generations.
WS oversees a multitude of programs and projects within Ohio to resolve human/wildlife conflicts. WS works on airports to prevent aircraft-wildlife collisions. WS conducts disease surveillance to monitor wildlife diseases that threaten the health of people, pets, livestock, and wildlife. WS provides leadership and is a member of the Ohio Rabies Taskforce, and works year-round to stop raccoon variant rabies (RVR) from spreading westward and to eliminate the disease from the State.
Ohio’s livestock producers and crop farmers rely on WS’ expertise in resolving conflicts with wildlife such as coyotes, black vultures, feral swine, and blackbirds. As a member of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Task Force, WS-Ohio works to reduce predation on threatened species of turtles, manage mute swans to support trumpeter swan introduction and eliminate feral swine populations to protect natural resources and agriculture in the Lake Erie Region of Ohio. WS works with local communities to reduce wildlife conflicts in urban areas.
Download the full report in PDF format, here.
The Ohio Wildlife Center offers humane pest control and animal rehabilitation services while fostering awareness and appreciation for Ohio’s native wildlife through rehabilitation, education and wildlife health studies.
Ohio Wildlife Center
Education & Administration
Business calls only. Scheduled programs.
6131 Cook Rd
Powell, Ohio 43065
Ohio Wildlife Center’s Hospital
2661 Billingsley Rd
Columbus, Ohio 43235
Mon-Fri, 9am – 5pm
Sat-Sun 9am – 3pm
The state’s largest, donation-supported Wildlife Hospital with on-site veterinary care, treating more than 6,000 patients each year representing more than 150 species from more than 60 of Ohio’s 88 counties.
A 20-acre outdoor Education Center with more than 50 Animal Ambassadors that greet visitors during our public events, camps and group programming.
SCRAM! Wildlife Control, a fee-for-service solution for human-wildlife conflicts to assist central Ohio home and business owners with access to humane wildlife eviction and exclusion services. SCRAM! has operated since 2001.
Wildlife assistance for the public via social media and phone for step-by-step guidance with wildlife issues and questions.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service | Ohio Field Office
Midwest Region – Ohio Ecological Services Office
4625 Morse Road, Suite 104
Columbus, OH 43230
The service works with public and private entities to conserve and restore Ohio’s endangered species, migratory birds, wetlands, and other important fish and wildlife resources.
The Ohio Field Office is the home of the Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, for the state of Ohio. They cover projects on or affecting all the land and water within Ohio as well as the western basin of Lake Erie.
The mission of the Fish and Wildlife Service is “working with others, to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.” The Ohio Field Office uses that mission statement to guide all their our activities.
Foxes In Ohio
Red Foxes are becoming more common in neighborhoods in Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati, Ohio. The Cottom’s Wildlife Removal company (440-236-8114) knows how to trap and relocate foxes in Ohio. Red Fox sightings are common in Ohio from May through July when the young “pups”, “cubs” and “kits” play and learn to hunt.
Momma Fox and Her 7 Babies Have Left the Building [Video]
Posted On YouTube On June 25, 2014 By The Humane Society of the United States [HumaneSociety.org]
The gray fox’s distribution in Ohio declined in the early- to mid- 1800s but began to rebound in the early 1900s. The gray fox is the only fox species native to Ohio. However, their population of gray foxes has declined in the past 30 years to the point that it was recently declared a “species of concern” on Ohio’s list of endangered and threatened species. According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the gray fox and the red fox are the two fox species found in Ohio, and two of four found in North America. Download a list of wildlife that are considered to be endangered, threatened, species of concern, special interest, extirpated, or extinct in Ohio from the Ohio Division of Wildlife, here.
Foxes are allowed to be trapped and hunted in Ohio from November 10 to January 31. If you see a fox during the day there is no cause for alarm. However, if you want to get rid of foxes or are worried about rabies, find out what you need to know from The Humane Society Of The United States, here.
Although most people (except some farmers) in Ohio think foxes are adorable, they will attack if cornered and carry diseases. Do not feed a fox because it will lose its fear of humans. Although it is extremely rare, foxes have been know to attack pets, dogs, chickens, lambs, cats and small children.
What To Do About Coyotes In Ohio
Many Ohioans want to know what to do if they see a coyote in their backyard. Although it may seem like a more humane alternative, trapping, relocating and killing troublesome coyotes in Ohio is not a great idea because it does not really work. Coyotes typically avoid people. If you encounter coyotes, hazing techniques can teach them to stay away from your yard or property. You can exclude coyotes by building a fence.
The majority of coyotes are gray, though some show rusty, brown or off-white coloration. Over the last 100 years, coyotes have spread throughout the State of Ohio and are now common in every county. It has a bushy tail which is usually tipped with black. Coyotes, which are not native to Ohio, have been here since 1919 and are now found in all 88 counties of Ohio.
Coyotes are not normally dangerous to people in Ohio. Coyotes hunt on their own and do not hunt humans. However, can become aggressive around people if they have been fed. If a coyote comes near you, throw things at it and make a make loud noises.
It is legal to kill coyotes in the State Of Ohio, although some cities and towns have their own hunting laws which may preclude killing coyotes. Coyotes in rural areas can be controlled through legal hunting and trapping methods. For more information, refer to the yearly Ohio Hunting and Trapping Regulations booklet, here.
Learn how to solve problems with coyotes from The Humane Society of the United States, here. Although it may seem like a more humane alternative, in most cases relocating a coyote is a death sentence for that animal. Coyotes are very territorial and occupy large home ranges, in some cases up to 40 square miles.
After being relocated, they will do just about anything to get back home and will undoubtedly face many challenges along the way. Unfamiliar with their new terrain, they are often killed while crossing roads and highways. They may also be injured or killed during territorial disputes with coyotes who are already established in the area where they’re released. In addition, state wildlife laws usually prohibit the relocation of coyotes, since they are a rabies-vector species (although rabies is rare in coyotes).
Coyotes are considered a nuisance animal by the state of Ohio. If you need one removed call a trooper or the wildlife officer of your county. In Lake County, Ohio call 330-245-3034 or visit wildlife.ohiodnr.gov.
Find out what to do if a coyote is in your backyard, from the Ohio Department Of Natural Resources, here.
- Understand that coyotes are common throughout Ohio’s 88 counties in both rural and urban settings. There are no wild wolves living in Ohio.
- Identify that the canine is truly a coyote and not a stray dog. If you determine the animal is a stray dog, contact your county dog warden.
- If you do have a coyote on your property, remove all “attractants” to possibly deter the coyote from returning. This includes removing garbage and pet food before nightfall and cleaning up around the grill. Coyotes prey primarily on small mammals, such as rabbits and mice. Small pets may also be taken. Keep small dogs and cats inside. Coyotes are curious, but generally fearful of humans. Clap your hands and shout in a stern voice to scare off coyotes that are investigating your yard.
- If the coyote visiting your yard seems to lack a fear of humans or is presenting a conflict even after removing attractants from your yard, contact a nuisance trapper. Coyotes in rural areas can be controlled through legal hunting and trapping methods. See the Hunting & Trapping Regulations for more information.
Wild animal babies in Ohio are unintentionally orphaned and too often die of starvation, because their mother is trapped and removed. People and wildlife can peacefully coexist in most situations. However, there may be times when conflicts arise. Get a phone number for a local wildlife rescue, permitted wildlife rehabilitation services or a wildlife rehabilitation center near you in Ohio, here. Hire a wildlife removal professional in Ohio that uses humane and effective practices to remove raccoons, bats, groundhogs, birds and skunks. Download the “Humane Wildlife Conflict Resolution Guide” from The Humane Society of the United States, here.
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