Costs For Raccoon Trapping, Removal, Control, Decontamination, Repair and Exclusion Services In Columbus, Franklin County and Central Ohio Start At $399
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Live trapping and relocating wildlife in Ohio is often promoted as a humane solution to animal conflicts. In fact, wildlife relocation processes can actually be detrimental for the wild animal. Wildlife relocation is not a true long-term solution and it is illegal in Ohio in many situations. Find out if it is illegal to relocate animals in Ohio, here. Find out if you can relocate raccoons, groundhogs or squirrels in Ohio, here.
How To Get Rid Of Raccoons In Ohio
The expert raccoon control technicians at Cottom’s Wildlife Removal (CWR) company get rid of raccoons that have become a nuisance.
Rates to remove a raccoon in Columbus and Central Ohio start at $399.
Call 614-300-2763 to have a raccoon (s) removed from an attic, crawl space, deck, shed, roof, basement or chimney.
CWR pest control technicians based in Columbus know how to get raccoons out from under porches, patios, decks and sunrooms.
If raccoons have been knocking over your trash cans or snooping around in your garage, call 614-300-2763 to schedule a home inspection. If you find a baby raccoon or dead raccoon, contact us.
How To Get Rid Of Raccoons Quickly, Safely And Humanely In Columbus And Central Ohio
- Call us at 614-300-2763 if raccoons have become a nuisance
- Email us about a raccoon issue at email@example.com
- Schedule raccoon control work to be done
- Request a raccoon removal and control estimate
- Schedule a home inspection to determine the extent of a raccoon problem
Raccoon Trapping And Removal Services In Columbus And Central Ohio
Cottom’s Wildlife Removal and Environmental Services is a full-service raccoon removal, raccoon trapping, nuisance animal control, pest control and damage repair company serving the needs of residents in Columbus and Central Ohio.
CWR DOES NOT offer free wildlife removal in Columbus, Ohio although the company does offer 24 animal control and dead animal removal services.
CWR also removes skunks and chipmunks for families in Columbus and Central Ohio. Critter control services, animal control services, snake removal services, wildlife pest removal services and wildlife solutions provided by CWR start at $399 in Central and Franklin County Ohio.
How Much Does It Cost To Remove A Raccoon In Columbus, Ohio?
Minimum costs for a CWR raccoon control expert to remove a trapped raccoon start at $399. CWR will remove a raccoon that has been trapped by a homeowner for $399. The cost to remove a dead raccoon in Franklin County and Central Ohio costs $399.
The average price range to remove a raccoon from under a deck or porch is $399 to $600. The average cost to remove a vagrant raccoon that has been getting into garbage cans, a chimney or has been lurking around a house is $399 to $700. The cost to trap a single raccoon averages between $500 and $1,000. Removing a raccoon nursery and getting rid of a nesting raccoon mother and her kits (cubs) from an attic costs around $500 to $1,500 per group.
The average price to remove raccoons from an attic or roof and repair the damage to a house in Columbus or Central Ohio ranges from $1,500 to $4,000. These costs include the time and expense to seal up all the entry points of the structure. These rates also include the work for damage repair to fix soffits, repair holes in the roof, install attic power ventilator covers and chimney caps. Raccoons can ruin attic insulation. Costs for attic insulation replacement start at $4 per square foot.
Female raccoons have one to seven offspring (normally two to five) after a gestation period of 60 to 73 days and they usually have one litter per year. Raccoon babies are typically born in early spring between March and April. Raccoon kits stay in attics for two to three months and by summer time they start exploring and foraging. If raccoons are younger than one year old and the mother is trapped and removed from an attic, the baby raccoons will not survive without her.
If you live in Columbus or Central Ohio, call 614-300-2763 for assistance if you find a baby raccoon.
Although kids in Ohio think that raccoons look like cute cuddly bandits because of their signature black masks, adults know all to well that they are well adapted to urban living, are expert thieves and can be a nuisance – and a potential health hazard.
Before you try to clean an attic after a raccoon infestation, you have to first get rid of raccoons and keep them out. You can hire a professional raccoon removal and exclusion service such as the Cottom’s Wildlife Removal company or do-it-yourself.
Please do not use an attic fogger, bug bomb or a smoke bomb to get rid of raccoons because it is not humane. The most humane way to get rid of raccoons in an attic or chimney is to use a one-way door and exclude them from returning.
Learn how you sanitize an attic after rodents, here. Get a quote for raccoon attic cleanup costs, here. Request raccoon cleanup services, here. Find out about attic cleanup and decontamination, here. Schedule a time to have your attic inspected for raccoon damage, here.
The hollow smoky compartments in chimneys are similar to burned out hollow trees which are popular with pregnant raccoons. The raccoon removal and attic cleanup experts at the Cottom’s Wildlife Company are proficient at removing raccoons from chimneys in Ohio homes. CWR raccoon removal specialists get raccoons out of roofs, attics, yards, chimneys, garages, walls, garbage and out from under decks in Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati.
The professionals at the Cottom’s Wildlife Removal firm have been cleaning up attics after raccoons, removing bat guano from attics and getting rid of animal feces in attics in Ohio homes since 1986. CWR pest control technicians also provide rodent dropping cleanup, sanitizing and disinfecting services for Ohio homeowners.
After raccoons have invaded an attic, odor removal services are frequently requested by CWR customers. For animal feces removal and attic cleanup services in Columbus, Ohio please call CWR at 614-300-2763.
CWR wildlife damage management specialists safely repair attics, soffits, gutters, siding, shingles, roofs, chimney caps and vents for Ohio homeowners. Get more information about attic repair and decontamination services in Ohio, here.
Spray any urine, droppings, and nesting materials with either a bleach and water solution (1 parts bleach to 9 parts water) or a household disinfectant prepared according to the label instructions for dilution and disinfection time. Soak well. This will inactivate any virus. Use a paper towel or rag to pick up the materials and dispose of them. Read more here.
Fill a bucket with hot, soapy water. Feces and material contaminated with raccoon feces should be removed (using a shovel or inverted plastic bag) and burned, buried, or bagged and placed in the trash to be sent to a landfill. Use a damp (but not wet) sponge to wipe the area. Read more here (PDF).
Central Ohio Animal Control Phone Numbers
- Franklin County Dog Shelter & Adoption Center Phone Number: 614-525-3647
- Columbus Humane Phone Number: 614-777-7387
- CHA Animal Shelter Phone Number: 614-891-5280
- Gahanna Animal Hospital Phone Number: 614-471-2201
- Humane Society of Delaware County Phone Number: 740-369-7387
- Delaware County Dog Warden And Animal Control Service Phone Number: 740-368-1915
- Licking County Animal Shelter Phone Number: 740-349-6563
- Licking County Humane Society And Pet Adoption Phone Number: 740-323-2100
- Get a phone number for a local wildlife rescue and wildlife rehabilitation service or center near you in Ohio, here.
Who Removes Raccoons In Columbus, Ohio?
It is a good idea to call Cottom’s Wildlife Removal (CWR) company if you have raccoons in your attic or elsewhere in your home. The professional raccoon control technicians at CWR get rid of raccoons by trapping them. CWR also fixes the damage that raccoons and their kits cause to Columbus residences and businesses.
CWR wildlife control personnel are experts at sealing up openings to keep raccoons out and fixing damage caused by these pests.
Raccoon trapping, raccoon removal, raccoon control, and raccoon exclusion services are provided by Cottom’s Wildlife Removal to Columbus, the Columbus Metropolitan Area and Central Ohio homeowners and businesses.
Raccoons in Central Ohio have discovered that under decks, patios, sheds, chimney and in roofs make great places to keep their kits safe and warm. CWR raccoon removal technicians get rid of raccoons in the counties of Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Hocking, Licking, Madison, Morrow, Perry, Pickaway and Union.
CWR pest control technicians get rid of raccoons in downtown Columbus, Columbus suburbs, Marion and Zanesville, Ohio. Raccoon kits in Central Ohio usually stay with their mothers for 8 to 12 months. CWR also serves the residents that live in the counties of Fayette, Guernsey, Knox, Logan, Marion, Muskingum, and Ross.
Raccoons in your yard are considered pests because they can pose a significant threat your family’s safety. The CWR raccoon control service are includes the Micropolitan Statistical Areas of Bellefontaine, Cambridge, Chillicothe, Marion, Mount Vernon, Washington Court House and Zanesville. Find out what you should do if you find a baby raccoon, here.
CWR Raccoon Removal, Animal Removal And Animal Control Service Area In Central Ohio
CWR pest control technicians service the following cities:
Columbus, Dublin, Hilliard, Worthington, Westerville, Circleville, New Albany, Reynoldsburg, Grove City, London, Blacklick Estates, Cambridge, Powell, Celina, Bexley, Delaware, Upper Arlington, Kenton, Marysville, Mount Vernon, Whitehall, Sidney, Picqua, Coshocton, Gahanna, St Marys, Springfield, Bellefontaine, Canal Winchester, Washington Court House, Grandview Heights, Lincoln Village, Heath, Urbana, Pickerington, Tipp City, Pataskala, Zanesville, Steubenville, Lancaster, Newark and Marion.
Do Ohio Pest Control Companies Such as CWR Kill Raccoons?
The wildlife specialists at CWR euthanize (kill) the raccoons they remove from homes and businesses in Ohio at the company headquarters, but they never kill raccoons on a customer’s property.
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Solutions For Homeowners To Solve Raccoon Problems
- Service call to a homeowner’s residence
- Inspection of roofs, attics, garages, chimneys and other areas where problems may be occurring.
- Removal of raccoons with various handling tools.
- Trapping of raccoons using sophisticated professional live traps and techniques. We are experts at catching trap-wise raccoons using live traps.
- Repair of residential and commercial building structural damage caused by raccoons. We fix roofs, siding, insulation, drywall, chimneys, gutters, eves and other parts of homes that have been broken and compromised.
- Removal of raccoon feces, soiled attic insulation and damaged drywall.
- Sick raccoon removal services.
- Be careful about cleaning up raccoon waste. We suggest you call Cottom’s Wildlife Removal to request that we remove raccoon feces. We are professionals and understand how to disinfect and decontaminate a raccoon latrine to avoid exposure to roundworm eggs.
- Decontamination of areas soiled by raccoon urine, feces, worms, parasites and viruses.
- Prevention of Health Risks Caused by Raccoons Living in Attics.
- Getting Rid of Raccoons on Roofs and in Chimneys.
- Cottom’s Wildlife Removal removes and excludes raccoons, squirrels and animals from chimneys, roofs and attics for Columbus and Franklin County homeowners. We set animal traps, excluders with one way doors and/or use handling tools to remove raccoons, squirrels, animals, critters and birds from chimneys, attics, roofs and soffits. The company prevents raccoons from entering chimneys by installing raccoon control screens and chimney caps, crown vent guards, roof vent guards and chimney guards, wildlife barrier kits, stainless steel wire mesh or galvanized wire mesh. We disinfect and decontaminate areas soiled by raccoons, remove animal waste and feces. We repair the damage they cause to chimneys, roofs, soffits and buildings. It costs $1,495.00 for us to remove raccoons from a chimney and to install one chimney cap.
- Replacement of attic insulation, drywall, wiring, shingles, roofing, siding facia boards, gutters and other damaged areas.
- Removal of raccoons from chimneys in Columbus and Central Ohio.
- Stay up to date on raccoon control, trapping, removal and industry news, trends, products and services.
- Call us at 614-300-2763
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Schedule work to be done
- Request an estimate
- Schedule an inspection
How much does it cost to remove a dead deer? Deer carcass removal costs start at $895. In Ohio, call CWR at 440-236-8114 in Cleveland, 614-300-2763 in Columbus or 513-808-9530 in Cincinnati to get a quote for CRW to pick up a dead deer or dead animal. Prices to pick up a dead animal from your yard or property start at $399.
People should always avoid touching or handling sick or dead wild animals. Because Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) affects some white-tailed deer, the Ohio Department Of Natural Resources suggests that Ohioans report sick or dead deer to the Division of Wildlife. Sightings of sick or dead deer should be reported your local Ohio wildlife officer or wildlife district office.
- 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
Shore Up House Now To Keep Unwanted Critters Out When Weather Turns Cold
Published By The Columbus Dispatch On August 25, 2019
Outdoor animals — from chipmunks and squirrels to muskrats and raccoons — may try to take up residence inside a house or garage when cold weather arrives. Now is the time to take for homeowners to take precautions. Read more here.
Trapping is regularly used for nuisance wild animal control in Ohio in order to limit damage to food supplies, property, households, lawns, buildings, farming and ranching. Wildlife are typically defined as free-ranging, terrestrial vertebrates.
Animals are frequently trapped by CWR in Cleveland, Columbus, Springfield, Dayton, Cincinnati and Toledo to prevent damage to personal property, including the killing of livestock by predatory animals such as coyotes, weasels and foxes. Find out how much wildlife trapping costs in Ohio, here. Learn about the wildlife relocation options available in Ohio, here. Get information about wildlife rescue, transportation and rehabilitation in Ohio, here.
Humane live trapping is one of the most common nuisance wildlife control methods used in Ohio by pest management professionals and nuisance wildlife management professionals such as Mike Cottom Sr. and Mike Cottom Jr. at the Cottom’s Wildlife Removal company.
The Humane Society of the United States works with community leaders and animal care and control agencies to create Wild Neighbors communities, where humane and non-lethal solutions are given priority when addressing conflicts between people and wildlife. Find answers to wildlife problems, here. The Humane Society of the United States recommends scrapping the trap when evicting wildlife.
CWR wildlife trappers know how to prevent and control coyote problems in Ohio. CRW animal trappers use trapping tactics that work for coyotes and foxes. A fox cutting through your yard is probably just passing through on their way between hunting areas and no action is necessary on your part. Learn more about trapping coyotes in Ohio, here.
On behalf of tenants and landowners in Ohio, the Cottom’s Wildlife Removal company traps live, non-migratory animals (except white-tailed deer, black bear or wild turkey) when these animals become a nuisance. The experienced trappers at CRW know the best practices and the key principles and techniques of capturing animals on land, in and around water to manage wildlife damage.
CWR also specializes in “animal proofing” (exclusion) to keep nuisance wildlife out of homes, attics, basements, sheds, garages and outbuildings. CWR is a full service wildlife company that frequently disinfects, sanitizes and decontaminates infested areas of structures and property in Northern, Central and Southern, Ohio.
The Cottom’s Wildlife Removal company provides Ohioans with nuisance wild animal control services for a fee. Ohio residents and wildlife should be able to coexist in most situations. If conflicts arise, the Cottom’s Wildlife Removal company is a better choice than trying to trap and remove wildlife and animals yourself. Learn more about the details of wildlife control and wild animal removal services in Ohio, here.
However, there may be times when Ohio property owners need to call a professional wildlife control operator at 440-236-8114 in Cleveland, 614-300-2763 in Columbus or 513-808-9530 in Cincinnati. CRW traps raccoons, skunks, opossums, groundhogs, beavers, coyotes, squirrels and other wild animals. CRW is licensed by the State of Ohio as a “Commercial Nuisance Wild Animal Control Operator” and is fully insured.
State laws and federal laws protect virtually all wildlife, wild animals and wild places. These statutes regulate which species can be harassed, harvested, trapped, harmed or hunted. The animal trappers at CRW are experts at resolving human-nuisance wildlife conflicts in Hamilton, Canton, Youngstown, Maumee, Ashtabula, Lima, Sandusky, Strongsville, Athens, Chillicothe and Cleveland Heights, Ohio.
It is illegal in Ohio to fail to euthanize, or release on site, any nuisance animals, skunk, raccoon, squirrel, beaver, coyote, red fox, or opossum that is captured, trapped or taken. A violation of a nuisance wild animal control law or rule in Ohio may result in criminal charges [PDF]. However, the Cottom’s Wildlife Removal company is legally permitted to remove a trapped animal from a customer’s property because CRW holds an Ohio CNWACO license.
Learn about methods used to capture mammals, handle mammals and care for mammals, here. These methods, which include trapping and netting, must be designed to keep captive animals alive, uninjured, well provisioned and comfortable.
CRW captures, handles and catches animals remotely in Ohio by using leather gloves, catch poles, protective clothing, humane animal traps, foothold traps, snares, body gripping traps, live cage traps (box traps) and conibear traps. CRW wildlife trappers prefer to use humane live cage traps whenever possible. Glue traps and glue boards are NOT recommended. Learn how wild animals are trapped, here. Find out which baits are best for live trapping, here.
Before CRW pest control technicians begin trapping wildlife for a customer, they have a suitable plan for what to do with the trapped animal. Learn how to use traps to catch nuisance wildlife in your yard, here. Get familiar with wildlife damage management tools and techniques, here. Stay informed about wildlife and nuisance wild animals in Ohio, here.
Wildlife rescue and wildlife rehabilitation services are available near Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton, Dublin, Toledo, Akron, Canton, Troy, Lima, Mansfield, Zanesville and Lake County. and other locations in Ohio.
If you are looking for 24 hour wildlife rescue near you, refer to the phone numbers below. If you are searching for an Ohio wildlife rehabilitators list, download the 2020-2021 Permitted Wildlife Rehabilitators from the Ohio Department Of Natural Resources in PDF format, here. Visit the Ohio Wildlife Rehabilitators Association web site, here. Download a list of local wildlife rehabilitators in Ohio from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, here.
Orphaned and Injured Wildlife: What to Know & What to Do
Posted On YouTube On March 23, 2021 By OhioDNR
The Lake Erie Nature & Science Center’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Program (Bay Village, Ohio) provides human assistance to ill and injured animals with the goal of releasing them back into the wild. If you find an animal you believe to be ill, injured or orphaned, please call the Center’s wildlife staff at 440-871-2900 before intervening. In 2020, this wildlife rehabilitation center, along with the Medina Raptor Center (330-591-7300), continued to save the lives of injured animals despite pandemic-related challenges.
The Ohio Division of Wildlife, as well as other state agencies, and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, have laws and regulations in place to assure the care given to wild animals in rehabilitation is humane, professional, and biologically sound.
The Ohio Wildlife Center (614-793-9453), located near Columbus, Ohio at 6131 Cook Road in Powell, OH 43065, is a volunteer-driven, nonprofit organization that offers animal rehabilitation services.
If you live near Akron, Ohio and have found an orphan or injured animal please call Operation Orphan Wildlife Rehabilitation Inc at 330-745-2947. Download the Ohio Animal Advocates list (PDF) of wildlife rehabilitation centers, sorted by counties, here.
New Wildlife Acceptance Protocols At The Kevin P Clinton Wildlife Center
Posted On YouTube On April 22, 2021 By Lake Metroparks [LakeMetroparks.com]
Injured or orphaned animals receive first aid and rehabilitation at the Kevin P. Clinton Wildlife Center at Penitentiary Glen Reservation in Willoughby, Ohio. After a year of not being able to accept new wildlife for rehabilitation, the wildlife center is now accepting animals by appointment only, between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm.
If you have an injured and/or orphaned animal, you must first call the Wildlife Hotline at 440-256-1404 x2131 to discuss your concerns and determine if an appointment is necessary. Only animals booked with an appointment can be accepted and cared for. This video provides an overview of the new animal acceptance protocols. For more information about the Kevin P. Clinton Wildlife Center visit their website, here.
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.
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.
Trapping and Removing Raccoons in Columbus And Central Ohio
Raccoons are very well adapted to living in Columbus and the surrounding suburbs in Franklin County. In Ohio, the laws permit homeowners and business owners to trap sick or nuisance raccoons without a permit. However, people can not release the raccoon on another homeowner’s property, in a new area or in a local park. People who buy a trap and catch a raccoon with peanut butter need to kill it (euthanize) or release it on their own property.
This law conflicts with the feelings of some Ohio residents who don’t want to kill an innocent raccoon just because it has become an annoyance or inconvenience. While raccoons are cute when they respect human boundary’s and authority, when they start knocking over trash cans and going through the trash for the remnants of a Happy Meal, they start to piss people off. When they slither down a chimney and start hanging out they become more than a problem. When they start stealing vegetables out of your garden they can anger you beyond words. Mike Cottom and Mike Cottom, Jr. have many years of experience in preventing nuisance wildlife encounters, troubleshooting critter problems caused by annoying animals and dealing with pesky raccoons.
Controlling raccoons and keeping them out of buildings is trickier than most people realize. Raccoons are extremely persistent and surprisingly cunning. They can outwit many types of barriers, locks and latches. When a raccoon wants to get into something, like the eve of a roof or a house, it is almost impossible to stop them without trapping the varmints. A typical sign that a raccoon has become a nuisance is when a homeowners starts swearing and using cuss words when describing their latest offense. It is beyond annoying when ring tailed trespassers move into your attic and start defecating all over your insulation. Experts such as Mike Cottom Sr. and Jr. are often contracted to remove and euthanize the uninvited house guests, clean up the damage, disinfect the area and repair the damage to the attic, roof or residence.
Raccoons can transmit rabies and parvovirus to domestic animals and humans. Because raccoons are susceptible to infection by both canine and feline distemper, they can become very sick and dangerous to both dogs and humans. Dogs who have not been vaccinated for distemper can become infected if they come in contact with a raccoon with distemper.
If you see a raccoon walking around on your property during the day, this is probably a sign that “Rocky” is sick. Raccoons are not normally active during daylight hours. They are nocturnal and have masks to hide their activity at night. If you see a raccoon that is walking and falls over, or looks like it is drunk, this is also a good indication that the animal needs to be trapped and put down. If you spot a raccoon in your yard that is acting funny you should call the Ohio Division of Wildlife district office or contact a nuisance trapper or commercial nuisance wild animal control operator such as Cottom’s Wildlife Removal.
If you live in Columbus or Central Ohio or Northeast Ohio, you should contact Cottom’s Wildlife Removal at 614-300-2763 or email@example.com or call the District 1 Office of the Ohio Division of Wildlife at 614-644-3925 if you are having problems with raccoons.
The laws regulating the relocation of raccoons that have become a nuisance or ill have been written to for the safety of Ohio families. Minimizing the spread of raccoon diseases in Ohio is partially achieved by these laws. The animal control experts and service technicians at Cottom’s Wildlife Removal have years of experience in trapping and euthanizing raccoons and are very familiar with Ohio laws as they relate to trapping and relocating raccoons.
Are You Allowed To Relocate Raccoons In Ohio?
According to the Ohio Department Of Natural Resources, 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 your district wildlife office for further information.
Does Animal Control Handle Raccoons In Ohio?
Most local animal control agencies in Ohio do not handle raccoons. Many Ohio animal control services, humane divisions and government departments in Ohio recommend that you call a licensed wildlife control operator such as Cottom’s Wildlife Removal to handle raccoons. Costs for CWR to remove a raccoon in Central Ohio start at $399. CWR animal control technicians cleanup attics, decontaminate infected areas, seal entry holes and repair damage to roofs, attics and chimneys in cities throughout Ohio.
Why Raccoons Are So Aggressive?
Raccoons are know to aggressively attack other predatory animals and pets if they are sick or feel threatened. Raccoons will bite and scratch with their sharp claws to protect their kits (cubs). It is highly uncommon for a raccoon to bite or scratch a human, unless the human is provoking an altercation with a raccoon by getting within a few feet of the raccoon and acting in a predatory manner.
Raccoons are know to arch their backs and growl, hiss, huff, squeal and snort when threatened or alarmed. They may even try to scare off a person by charging at them. It is very dangerous to try to grab, hold or attack a raccoon. Raccoons will occasionally attack humans and can inflict serious injuries to people if they feel endangered. Raccoons just want to be left alone. Wild raccoons may appear to be friendly if you feed them, but they will not be kind or pleasant if you corner them. It is a terrible idea to feed raccoons.
Raccoons and cats don’t always get along and very hungry raccoons have been know to eat kittens. Because raccoons shed bacteria, viruses and parasites, untrained and unprotected people should never try to touch a raccoon. Never try to pet a raccoon or try to keep one as a pet. Even though raccoons are cute, they are tough creatures, so don’t mess with them. Raccoons can be vicious when people get to close to them. They carry roundworms, leptospirosis and rabies.
How Raccoons Enter Buildings
Raccoons frequently damage homes in order to gain access to houses in Columbus, Springfield, Zanesville, Westerville, New Albany, Grove City, Canal Winchester and Central Ohio. Raccoons often will chew a hole through the shingles, claw through fascia boards or tear off or bend soffits to make an opening. They climb through roof vents and power ventilators.
What Raccoons Do in Roofs, Chimneys, Garages, Attics, Crawl Spaces and Homes
Raccoons will live in roofs, chimneys, garages, crawl spaces, and attics. In the spring time, raccoons will move into attics in order to breed and raise their offspring. They usually have 5 kits and can produce a litter of up to 10 kits. When the young ones are born, the female raccoon will become very aggressive and territorial. They can be very dangerous to humans. Raccoons will chase people and bite. Rabies shots are required once you are bitten by a raccoon. Raccoons will claw and scratch and their bites are very infectious.
How To Deal With Raccoon Infestations
Raccoons introduce fleas, ticks and parasites into the attic insulation which can mix with house air. They carry diseases such as rabies and raccoon round worm which can be transmitted to humans through the droppings. They destroy insulation and chew up wires which can cause fires. They stain ceilings when they urinate. In summary, raccoons who live in attics and peoples homes need to be removed as soon as possible. The damage they cause needs to be repaired as well. Raccoons damage attic insulation, drywall, attic insulation, soffits, shingles, roof decking, chimneys, gutters, wiring, roof vents, wallpaper, vinyl and aluminum siding.
Raccoon Solutions for Columbus And Central Ohio Homeowners
Columbus and Central Ohio homeowners should not try to trap, remove or get rid of raccoons on their own. In Columbus, Ohio the law states that a raccoon must be euthanized because they can not be transported and released. When a homeowner buys a trap and catches a raccoon, they often overlook the litter of raccoons in the attic which eventually causes more damage. Injuries can occur when a Columbus resident tries to catch and handle a raccoon. People can get infected by raccoon round worm and other diseases when they come into contact with raccoons.
Hiring a Raccoon Trapper or Exterminator In Central Ohio
Hiring a professional raccoon trapper or exterminator in Central Ohio is the best option for people who have raccoons living in their house or outbuildings. These types of raccoon problem control and prevention services differ in quality and cost. Inexperienced and non-caring trappers usually bring a trap and just set it on the ground hoping to catch whatever comes by.
Contact An Experienced Raccoon Trapper Such as the Cottom’s Wildlife Removal Company
Experienced trappers, such as the ones on staff at Cottom’s Wildlife Removal, provide “positive control” and highly refined trapping techniques. These pest control technicians will position and anchor the trap in the raccoon’s entrance hole. This process can take hours but is worth the time and effort. Traps on the ground often catch unintended cats and other animals and this does not solve the problem. Once the raccoon trapping experts set a trap, usually within a day or two, the homeowner will call 614-300-2763 to confirm that the raccoon has been caught. Cottom’s Wildlife Removal Service will then return to the house to remove the raccoon. The raccoon (s) will then be put into a truck and removed from the property. In some rare cases, CWR raccoon trapping experts can enter an attic and actually catch the raccoon with various handling tools.
How To Confirm You Have A Raccoon Problem in Your Home
Columbus and Central Ohio homeowners who suspect they have a problem with raccoons will often see damage to their siding or roof. They may hear the raccoons in the attic. Stains from urine may be noticeable on ceilings or the scent of urine may be noticeable. Neighbors may report that they see raccoons entering their roof or attic.
Solving A Raccoon Problem
Once a raccoon problem has been detected, Columbus and Central Ohio residents should call 614-300-2763 anytime in order to solve the problem. One of the best ways to get rid of raccoons is to remove the food they are eating around your home and yard. Raccoons love to eat bird food, pet food and garbage, so eliminate this food source to get rid of raccoons. You can also call CWR at 614-300-2763 to trap, remove and raccoons that are becoming a problem. CWR can also seal any holes in your house and seal your chimney.
Some homeowners in the Columbus and Central Ohio try using scents and spices such as ammonia, hot pepper, onion, peppermint, vinegar, garlic and Epsom salt to get rid of raccoons because their is some anecdotal evidence that raccoons hate these smells. If you try these methods and they don’t work, call CWR at 614-300-2763. Raccoons are afraid of light so you probably will not see them during daylight hours unless they are sick.
If you see a raccoon around your house during the day, you should definitely call your local Columbus animal control service at 614-300-2763. Sick and diseased raccoons are extremely dangerous and may be rabid. If you see a raccoon that is having trouble walking, this is an obvious sign that the raccoon is sick and should be euthanized by a CWR raccoon control technician.
You should do everything you can to keep kids and pets away from raccoon feces because it can contain roundworm which is infectious. If you think you have raccoons in a crawl space or your attic, 614-300-2763.
When you call, please explain the raccoon problem to get specific information raccoon removal services. Fees or rates can be explained during this initial phone call. Fees are based on a service call and inspection.
A service call is the first step in the raccoon removal service. During the service call and inspection, Cottom’s Wildlife Removal technicians will come to your residence to inspect the outside and inside of the structure to see what damage has occurred and where the raccoon is entering the residence, business or building.
Wildlife Barrier Installation Prices For Columbus And Central Ohio Homes And Buildings From $1,495+
Call 614-300-2763 for an estimate for wildlife exclusion, wildlife barrier installation and “animal proofing” services. Prices in Columbus and Central Ohio communities start at $35 per linear foot for wildlife barrier installation, wire mesh installation and the installation of other animal exclusion systems for homes, decks, garages, porches, sheds, sun rooms and gazebos.
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It is recommended that Ohio homeowners call a specialty bat control company to inspect their home if they see a bat inside a living space.
CRW is a local (Ohio only) bat control service that does not exterminate bats or use live traps to catch bats. The wildlife professionals at CRW will not kill your bats. Rather, bats are safely removed from homes and buildings in Cleveland, Columbus, Toledo, Dayton, Canton, Mansfield, Hamilton, Springfield, Lancaster and Cincinnati, Ohio through the wise use of bat exclusion processes and devices.
The 6 bat removal masters (pictured here) that work at the Cottom’s Wildlife Removal company certainly know the tricks to getting rid of bats in houses. One secret trick to get rid of a single bat in a living space is to open a window or door, eureka!
These 6 gentlemen are very well educated for performing bat exclusion, bat eviction, bat venting and bat poop cleanup services. Alex, Kyle, Nathan, Mike, Tyler and Jason know how to clean environments contaminated with bat droppings in residential and commercial structures. CRW bat control specialists know how to minimize the potential for transmission of white-nose syndrome (WNS) when handling bats. They take all the necessary precautions when handling bat waste. CRW bat control technicians can see the signs and damage caused by various species of bats. CWR bat control technicians use the best protective particulate respirator masks when removing bat droppings from outside houses, attics, walls and cars. Learn more about acceptable management practices for bat eviction and structural remediation, here.
Bats come out in Ohio and are active March through September. Some Ohio residents call the Cottom’s Wildlife Removal company to ask if one bat in their house means they have more.
CWR bat control experts advise our clients that there is a good chance there are more bats in the walls or attic, if one is seen inside the house. Bats rarely fly in through open doors and their presence on a wall or ceiling is probably an indication of a minor or major bat infestation.
A thorough inspection is recommended to find out if there are more bats in the house.
Humans and bats can live in peace with each other. Bats are flying mammals that are found in nearly every habitat throughout Ohio.
Ohioans should not fear bats simply because they enter attic spaces, construction gaps and wall voids looking for shelter. Most bites occur happen when people try to grab a bat with their bare hands.
In Ohio, bats normally hibernate from late October to early April in caves, houses, walls, barns, churches, bridges, abandoned mines, cracks in large rock outcroppings or attics and buildings.
Bats in Cleveland, Ohio include the Eastern Red Bat, the Big brown bat, the Northern Long-Eared bat, the Little brown bat and the Tri-colored Bat.
The deadly white-nose syndrome has been found on bats in Cuyahoga and Geauga County parks in Ohio.
Some colonies of brown bats removed in Ohio by licensed wildlife control specialists at CWR may total a dozen or more.
Bats are mammals that use adapted forelimbs as wings to fly and they are more maneuverable than birds.
The Ohio Division of Natural Resources classifies bats as a nuisance species. Some of the most common species of bats that the Cottom’s Wildlife Removal company gets out of attics and homes in Ohio are colonial bats such as Big brown bats, Little brown bats and Mexican free-tailed bats.
According to Barbara French, a biologist with Bat Conservation International, many people have a few bats in their attic and never know it. But a large colony of bats can become a noise or odor nuisance. Bats should not be allowed to enter interior living quarters.
Franklin County Animal Care and Control – Field Services
The Franklin County Department of Animal Care and Control provides field animal control services to the citizens of Franklin County twenty-four hours a day. Read more here.
Address: 3015 Scioto Darby Executive Ct, Hilliard, OH 43026
Advancing animal welfare since 1883. Working with over 8,000 animals and thousands more people annually by finding adoptable animals their forever homes, responding to reports of animal cruelty and neglect, providing resources and options for those struggling to keep their pets successfully, and offering support for the pets of victims of domestic violence so that all can find safety. Read more here.
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How to tell if baby animals are orphaned, injured or perfectly fine—and what to do if they need your help
It’s common to see baby wild animals outside during spring, as a new generation makes its way into the world. Baby wild animals might seem like they need our help, but unless the animal is truly orphaned or injured, there is no need to rescue them. These tips can help you decide whether to take action.
Signs that a wild animal needs your help
- The animal is brought to you by a cat or dog.
- There’s evidence of bleeding.
- The animal has an apparent or obvious broken limb.
- A bird is featherless or nearly featherless and on the ground.
- The animal is shivering.
- There’s a dead parent nearby.
- The animal is crying and wandering all day long.
If you see any of these signs, find help for the animal. If necessary, safely capture and transport them to the appropriate place for treatment.
Tips for birds, rabbits, squirrels and other species
Whether an animal is orphaned and needs your help depends on their age, species and behavior. Babies of some species are left alone all day and rely on camouflage for protection, while others are tightly supervised by their parents. Read on for descriptions of what’s normal for each species.
If baby birds are clearly injured or in imminent danger, contact a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. If featherless or nearly featherless baby birds have fallen from their nest but appear unharmed, put them back in the nest if you can do so without danger to yourself. (It is a myth that birds will abandon their young if a person touches them.)
Fully feathered birds: If the original nest was destroyed or is too high to reach, hang a small, shallow wicker basket close to where the original nest was. Woven stick baskets from garden stores or supermarket floral departments work well; they resemble natural nests and allow rain to pass through so the birds won’t drown. Adult birds won’t jump into anything they cannot see out of, so make sure the basket is not too deep. Put the fallen babies into the new nest and keep watch from a distance for an hour to make sure the parent birds return to the new nest to feed their chicks. Watch closely, because parent birds can be quite stealthy. If they definitely do not return, contact a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.
Nearly or mostly featherless birds: These birds will become too cold in a makeshift nest, so you must place them in the original nest. If that’s not possible, take them to a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. Remember that baby birds do best when raised by their parents or other birds, so try to reunite them with their parents before calling a rehabilitator.
Fledglings: Birds with fully feathered bodies, but short or non-existent tail feathers may be fledglings (adolescent birds who have left the nest). You might see them hopping on the ground, unable to fly. This is normal; birds learn to fly from the ground up! Fledglings might remain on the ground for a few days or even a week, supervised and fed by their parents a few times each hour before they get the hang of flying. You can tell if the fledglings are being fed by watching from a distance to see whether a parent bird flies over to them, usually a few times an hour. You can also look for white-grey feces near the fledgling. Birds defecate after being fed, so the presence of fecal material means that the birds are being cared for. Be sure to keep cats indoors and dogs leashed until the fledglings are old enough to fly. If you are positive that the parents aren’t returning to feed the babies, contact a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.
Rabbits at least four inches long with open eyes and erect ears and who hop well are independent from their mother and should be allowed to fend for themselves. Uninjured baby rabbits in an intact nest should also be left alone. Although they might look abandoned because their mom isn’t around, mother rabbits visit their dependent young only a few times a day to avoid attracting predators. If the nest has been disturbed, lightly cover it with natural materials you find around the nest, like grass, fur or leaves and follow these steps:
- Keep all pets out of the area.
- Avoid touching the babies, because foreign smells may cause the mother to abandon their young.
- Use yarn or string to make a tic-tac-toe pattern over the nest to assess whether the mother is returning to nurse their young. Check back 24 hours later.
- If the yarn or string was moved aside, but the nest is still covered with fur, grass or leaves, the mother has returned to nurse the babies.
- If the “X” remains undisturbed for 24 hours, contact a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.
A squirrel who is nearly full-sized, has a full and fluffy tail and can run, jump and climb is independent. However, if a juvenile squirrel continuously approaches and follows people, their mom is probably gone. In this case, you should contact a rehabilitator because the baby is very hungry and needs care.
There are a few cases where you might need to intervene:
- A baby squirrel falls from a nest.
- A nest falls from a tree.
- A felled tree contains an intact nest.
If the baby and/or their nest fell from the tree today, give the mother squirrel a chance to reclaim their young and relocate them to a new nest. If the baby is uninjured, leave them where they are, leave the area, keep people and pets away and monitor them from a safe distance.
If it’s chilly outside or the baby isn’t fully furred, place them in a shoebox with something warm underneath (like a heating pad on a low setting or a hot water bottle). Be sure to put a flannel shirt between the baby and the heating device, or they could overheat. Do not cover them with anything or the mother might not be able to find them.
If the babies are not retrieved by dusk, take these steps:
- Wearing thick gloves, gather the squirrels and place them inside a thick, soft cloth, such as a cloth diaper or fleece scarf or hat.
- Place one of the following items beneath the cloth: A chemical hand warmer inside a sock, a hot water bottle (replace the hot water every 30 minutes) or a heating pad set on the lowest setting. (If the heating pad has no cover, put it inside two pillowcases so the babies don’t overheat.)
- Place the baby squirrels, cloth and warmer inside a small cardboard box or carrier. Call a wildlife rehabilitator.
People often mistakenly assume that a fawn (baby deer) found alone is orphaned. If the fawn is lying down calmly and quietly, their mother is nearby and they are OK. A doe only visits and nurses their fawn a few times a day to avoid attracting predators. Unless you know that the mother is dead, leave the fawn alone.
Although mother deer are wary of human smells, they still want their babies back. If you already handled the fawn, quickly return the fawn to the exact spot where you found them and leave the area; the mother deer will not show herself until you are gone.
If the fawn is lying on their side or wandering and crying incessantly all day, they probably need help. If this is the case, contact a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.
Fox kits will often appear unsupervised for long periods while their parents are out hunting for food. They will play like puppies around the den site until the parents decide they’re old enough to go on hunting trips. Then they will suddenly disappear. Observe the kits from a distance; if they seem energetic and healthy, leave them alone. If they appear sickly or weak, or if you have reason to believe both parents are dead, contact a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.
Baby opossums are born as embryos, barely larger than a bee, and spend about two months nursing in their mother’s pouch. When they get to be about three to four inches long and start riding around on their mother’s back, they may fall off without the mother noticing. As a general rule, if an opossum is over seven inches long (not including the tail), they’re old enough to be on their own. If they’re less than seven inches long (not including the tail), they are orphaned and you should contact a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.
If a baby raccoon has been alone for more than a few hours, they are probably an orphan. Mother raccoons don’t let their young out of their sight for long. Put an inverted laundry basket over the baby (with a light weight on top so they cannot push their way out) and monitor them until well into the nighttime hours (raccoons are nocturnal, so the mom should come out at night to reclaim her baby). You can also put the cub in a pet carrier and close the door. Instead of latching it, prop it closed with an angled stick. When the mother returns, she’ll run in front of the carrier, push over the stick and the door will pop open.
If the mother does not return, contact a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. In spring and summer, people often set traps in a misguided effort to resolve garbage and other “nuisance” issues. Unfortunately, this approach leads to trapped and killed mothers who leave their starving young behind. If anyone in your neighborhood is setting traps, persuade them to use more humane and effective methods instead.
If you see a baby skunk (or a line of baby skunks, nose-to-tail) running around without a mother in sight, they could be orphaned. Skunks have poor eyesight, so if something scares the mother and they run off, the babies can quickly lose sight of them.
Monitor the situation to see if the mother rejoins their young. If the babies are on the move, put on gloves and slowly place a plastic laundry basket (with lattice sides) over the babies to keep them in one spot and make it easier for the mother to find them. Do not put a weight on top of the laundry basket.
If the mother returns to her young, she will flip up the basket and get them. If she has trouble doing this, you should lift the basket to let them out. Remember that skunks are very near-sighted, so fast movements can startle them into spraying. If you move slowly and speak softly though, you will not get sprayed. Skunks warn potential predators by stamping their front feet when they’re alarmed, so if the mother doesn’t do this, you’re safe to proceed. If no mother comes to retrieve the young by dawn, contact a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.
Finding help for the animal
Once you’re sure the animal needs your help, call a wildlife rehabilitator for assistance. If you’re unable to locate a rehabilitator, try contacting an animal shelter, humane society, animal control agency, nature center, state wildlife agency or veterinarian.
Capturing and transporting the animal
Never handle an adult animal without first consulting a wildlife professional. Even small animals can injure you. Once you’ve contacted someone who can help, describe the animal and their physical condition as accurately as possible.
Unless you are told otherwise, here’s how you can make an animal more comfortable for transport while you’re waiting for help to arrive:
- Put the animal in a safe container. For most songbirds, a brown paper bag is fine for transport. For larger birds or other animals, use a cardboard box or similar container. First, punch holes for air (not while the animal is in the box!) from the inside out and line the box with an old T-shirt or other soft cloth. Then put the animal in the box.
- Put on thick gloves and cover the animal with a towel or pillowcase as you scoop them up gently and place them in the container.
- Do not give the animal food or water. It could be the wrong food and cause them to choke, trigger serious digestive problems or cause aspiration pneumonia. Many injured animals are in shock and force-feeding can kill them.
- Place the container in a warm, dark, quiet place—away from pets, children and all noise (including the TV and the radio)—until you can transport the animal. Keep the container away from direct sunlight, air conditioning or heat.
- Transport the animal as soon as possible. Leave the radio off and keep talking to a minimum. Because wild animals aren’t accustomed to our voices, they can become very stressed by our noises. If they’re injured or orphaned, they’re already in a compromised condition. Keep their world dark and quiet to lower their stress level and help keep them alive.
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ODNR regulates the oil and gas industry, the mining industry, hunting and fishing, and dams, while maintaining natural resources such as state parks, state nature preserves, state wildlife areas, state forests, and state waterways. It was created in 1949 by the Ohio Legislature.
The ODNR Division of Wildlife stocked more that 40 million sport fish in Ohio’s waters in 2020, including channel catfish, walleye, steelhead, saugeye, muskellunge, brown trout, rainbow trout, blue catfish, and hybrid striped bass.
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Wildlife Services State Offices – USDA APHIS
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Wildlife Services State Director: Andrew J. Montoney, Ohio
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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.
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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.
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Columbus, Ohio 43235
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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.
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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.
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This list of mammals of Ohio includes a total of 70 mammal species recorded in the state of Ohio. Of these, three (the American black bear, Indiana bat, and Allegheny woodrat) are listed as endangered in the state; four (the brown rat, black rat, house mouse, and wild boar) are introduced; two (the gray bat and Mexican free-tailed bat) are considered accidental; and eight (the American bison, elk, fisher cougar, Canada lynx, gray wolf, American marten, and wolverine) have been extirpated from the state. Read more here.
Raccoons can be found throughout the state and in all habitat types, with the majority being found in northwestern and central Ohio along rivers and streams bordering farmland habitats. They have also moved into suburban and urban areas and can live almost any place where there is food for them to eat and a den to serve as shelter. Many of them live, temporarily at least, in drain tiles and sewer systems. Raccoons defecate in communal sites called latrines. They are nocturnal and are up and about during the dark hours of the night. Even though raccoons do not really hibernate, they can sleep for days, and even weeks at a time, during the cold winter months. Read more here.
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