Meet the Ohio Animal Removal Experts at Cottom’s Wildlife Removal.

Michael Cottom Jr, Animal Removal Ohio Professional

Michael Cottom Jr.

Owner, Operations Manager

Mike Cottom Jr. is the owner and Operations Manager of Cottom’s Wildlife Removal. Since he was a child, he accompanied his father on service calls where he would begin to learn about wildlife removal.

In 2012 Mike graduated from Baldwin Wallace University after studying business and communications and received his degree in public relations. Mike is a certified Basic Wildlife Control Operator which was awarded to him by the National Wildlife Control Operators Association. Mike has also attended training and completed studies from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration where he was awarded the title of Odor Control Technician. The NWCOA has also acknowledged Mike’s accomplishments as being Rodent Standard Certified, Bat Standards Certified and given him the title of NWCOA Structural Bat Management Professional.

Aside from Mike’s extensive knowledge and experience in wildlife removal, He enjoys listening to music and playing guitar in multiple bands. He also enjoys traveling, visiting national parks, camping, backpacking, and trying new craft beers.

Alex Svenson, Animal Removal Expert

Alex Svenson

Senior Technician, Cleveland Branch

Alex Svensen is the Senior Technician of our Cleveland Branch. Alex is a certified Wildlife Control Operator by the NWCOA. In addition to this, the NWCOA has also awarded him certificates for being Rodent Standard Certified, Bat Standards Certified, and being a Structural Bat Management Professional.

Aside from his many accomplishments in the field of wildlife control, Alex has an exciting personal life too. Alex is an active member of his local church and lives by the motto “Service before self.” Some other exciting news about Alex is he is engaged and planning a wedding for this year!

Jason Neitenbach, Animal Removal Expert

Jason Neitenbach

Senior Technician, Columbus Branch

Jason Neitenbach is the Senior Technician of our Columbus Branch. Jason has been awarded his Rodent Standard Certification from the National Wildlife Control Operators Association. He is also Bat Standards Certified through NWCOA and holds the title of NWCOA Structural Bat Management Professional.

Outside of Cottom’s, Jason is a musician who plays a variety of instruments, but the drums are his specialty. He is a Harley rider, enjoys playing on his PS4 and is the proud owner of a 1977 Ford Pinto that he hopes to finish one day.

Nathan Lang, Animal Removal Expert

Nathan Lang

Animal Removal Technician

Nathan Lang is one of our more experienced crew members. The National Wildlife Control Operators Association has awarded Nathan for his achievements in being Rodent Standard Certified and being Bat Standards Certified.

In Nathan’s free time he enjoys staying active. He loves outdoor activities such as climbing, biking, canoeing, and hiking. He also loves animals, especially dogs, and even worked in an animal Shelter for some time. Nathan really enjoys anything to do with the outdoors and adventure filled.

Tyler Phillips, Animal Removal Expert

Tyler Phillips

Animal Removal Technician

Tyler Phillips is a crew member at Cottom’s. He originally attended the Cleveland Police Academy but decided to use the focus and attention to detail he learned in the academy in a different field. Tyler has been awarded His Rodent Standard Certification and title of Bat Standard Certified from NWCOA. Tyler is looking forward to further Wildlife Control training this month.

Tyler is engaged and has a six-year-old son named Dolan. He also enjoys staying active and playing different sports.

Kyle Fortune, Animal Removal Expert

Kyle Fortune

Animal Removal Technician

Kyle Fortune is one of our crew members who is learning more each day from our senior technicians. He has been awarded the title of Bat Standards Certified from the NWCOA and is looking forward to attending another class this May.

Kyle is an active person who likes to be outside, play sports, swim, go to water parks and exercise. Kyle enjoys spending most of his free time with his girlfriend and family.