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Costs To Trap, Remove And Relocate A Raccoon And Her Kits Start At $299 In Columbus And Central Ohio

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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 $299.

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.

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Costs To Remove Raccoons Start At $299 | Under Porches And Decks $299 to $600 | Removal From Attics, Damage Repair, Sealing Of Attics $1,500 To $4,000 | Call 614-300-2763 To Get Rid Of Raccoons Quickly, Safely & Humanely | Hilliard, Dublin, Westerville, Worthington, Upper Arlington, New Albany, Reynoldsburg, Pickerington, Grove City, Gahanna | Raccoon Removal Trapping, Removal Services | Columbus & Central Ohio

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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 $299 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 $299. CWR will remove a raccoon that has been trapped by a homeowner for $299. The cost to remove a dead raccoon in Franklin County and Central Ohio costs $299.

The average price range to remove a raccoon from under a deck or porch is $299 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 $299 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.

Central Ohio Raccoon Removal Specialist Mike Cottom Jr. In Action

Central Ohio Raccoon Removal Specialist Mike Cottom Jr. In Action

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.

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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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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 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 $299. 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

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. start at $35.00 per linear foot.

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