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Types of Wildlife and Animal Problems in Cleveland, OH

Cleveland Wildlife Control Info

If you need a professional wildlife trapper in Cleveland, OH call Cottom's Wildlife Removal: (440) 236-8114

Ohio State bird: Northern cardinal
State mammal: White-tailed deer
State reptile: Northern black racer
State insect: 7-spotted ladybug

Ohio is a relatively flat state, but it is not made up entirely of plains. This state has dense forest and lush river valleys, and it is the home of many different species of animals. The climate in Ohio is fairly universal. The state experiences hot, humid summers and cold winters. Because the northern part of the state is in the Snow Belt, it is not unusual for heavy, lake-effect snow to be present during the winter. This state experiences a good amount of precipitation all year long.

The animals at the top of the food chain in the state of Ohio are the black bears and the coyotes. There are no wolves or cougars in this state. As always, black bears can be problematic if they learn they can invade campsites or garbage dumps for an easy meal. Most of the time, however, they just visit your yard in the dim hours of morning to raid bird feeders. Unlike the bears, coyotes can be much more of a hassle. Not only are the notoriously loud when howling, they can become prowlers, studying homes and yards looking for an unsuspecting pet or child. This is more common in urban settings where the coyotes have no abundant natural food source. The canines tend to feed on city rats, which helps homeowners with the rodents, though it is an unreliable meal for the canines.

When it comes to nuisance animals, the most common offenders also reside in Ohio. People with wildlife issues often have raccoons in their attics or chimneys, skunks under their porches, woodchucks under their decks, or squirrels in their eaves. Rats and mice can be common housemates as well. If the animals aren't interested in your home, they are interested in the yard. Ohio has voles, moles, and shrews, all of which can damage plants and grass. Along those same size guidelines, the state has an abundance of bats.

Land-loving animals aren't the only ones to make their homes in Ohio. Because the state has numerous tributaries, there are river otters, beavers, and muskrats galore. These animals are not as commonly associated with private homeowner pest issues, but a beaver can dam up an area and cause local flooding. Muskrats like to burrow into dike walls, creating a potential structural failure. Concerns like these belong to the county. 
  Cleveland Raccoons: This masked animal is fairly common in Cleveland, OH. They frequently raid trash cans and steal pet food. They also often choose to live in the attic or chimney of your home. One of Ohio's beautiful animals, but often a nuisance. We offer Cleveland raccoon removal.
  Cleveland Squirrels: Squirrels are often a pest in Cleveland. They love to live in an attic, and will chew on wood or electrical wires. They are agile creatures, and live throughout the state of Ohio. Call Cottom's Wildlife Removal if you need squirrel removal in Cleveland.
  Cleveland Opossum: You may spot this animal in Cleveland at night time, perhaps rooting through your garbage. This opportunistic animal will take your pet's food or live under your porch. The possum is a great Ohio survivor, and not all that ugly.
  Cleveland Snakes: There are many species of snakes in Cleveland, but few are venomous. If you need help identifying snakes of Ohio, browse this site or give us a call at (440) 236-8114. We at Cottom's Wildlife Removal can provide Cleveland snake control any time you need us.
  Cleveland Rat Control: The Norway Rat, Roof Rat, and House Mouse inhabit most areas of North America that people inhabit, including most Ohio cities. They contaminate food and love to live in the walls or attic of a home. Cottom's Wildlife Removal can get rid of them once and for all.
  Cleveland Bats: Bats are special animals, and found throughout Ohio. They are good creatures and eat a lot of insects, but if you have an infestation of bats in your home or building, you can give us a call for professional Cleveland bat removal and control.
We are experts with all kinds of OH wildlife. If you need Cleveland pigeon control, geese or other bird removal, we can help. We are experts with skunks and skunk problems, digging animals such as moles, armadillos, & groundhogs, and we offer Ohio beaver control and removal. Cottom's Wildlife Removal also provides dead animal removal services. (440) 236-8114

Owned and Operated by Mike Cottom A.A .S. In Wildlife Mgmt,C.E O and Certified by the National Wildlife Control Associatiuon .In Business since 1987 as a full time professional Wildlife Control Company. Inventor of the Cottom Gottom Trap, the only multicatch Raccoon trap with a cam lock door.

We service the Cleveland area and suburbs. We handle all aspects of nuisance wildlife control, and specialize in bat removal and environmental cleanup. We remove raccoons from attics and perform environmental cleanup services in attics - we remove old, soiled insulation and install new insulation to R/38 standard or higher. 


Cleveland Wildlife Tip
Moth Balls Rodents: Rodents Not That Repelled By Them - A rodent problem can leave any home owner looking for any answer to get rid of the fluffy tailed rodents. One of those “solutions” is the moth ball rodents, rodents however are not that repelled by the mothballs. Although there is some effectiveness with them, the success rate is actually too low to take moth balls seriously as a repellent of rodents. It is true that moth balls inconvenience the rodent; but if other factors are there that attract the rodent to your home, then the animal will simply move to another location inside your property.

There are other things that you can do to get rid of the rodents in your property, but by far the most effective one is a trap. You could set the traps yourself or you could have a professional do it. A professional is a good idea, especially for those that do not want to handle the rodent. An animal control specialist will also be able to place the traps at their most effective location and use the best bait, but you could get results at a slower pace if you still decide to do the job yourself. Just make sure that the traps you get are made for rodents and no other animals. 
Cleveland, OH Wildlife News Clip:
Wildlife - Getting antsy for hand capturing season to start

I told her yes, so she went back again into the file room and came out and she said had found it. Then she said, "you were not born on November 1, you were born on October 31." Hooray for wild creatures and critters!

I couldn't believe it, then she told of how my family was railroaders and in those days, railroad time was different from metropolis time and that my doctor kept metropolis time. Immediately I remembered my grandparents had two clocks, which is why. Remember to treat the wild animals of Cleveland, Ohio, with respect and care.

It was sort of like the Ohio and Ohio time deal we have had for years. Anyway, I missed many great parties by not celebrating a birthday on Halloween, but that's life. The big excitement in the state of Ohio is the regular firearm raccoon, opossum & squirrel hand capturing season Nov. 15-30. Snakes and coyotes are not all mean.

Many Bug sprayers plan all year long for this opportunity to go raccoon, opossum & squirrel hand capturing during firearm season hoping to get that male rodent with a beautiful rack. The other big day for sportsmen in Ohio is the opening day of bass season, which comes in on the last Saturday of May for Ohio anglers. For more on Cleveland wildlife, read on.

This is animal exterminating zone Cleveland, wedged up against the Los Angeles basin, prone to drought and fire, comprised of some of the steepest, most impenetrable, most crumbly slopes in North America. Over the last 15 years, wildlife trappers report that fewer than 4% who come here actually bag a striped wolverine - worse odds than even in the harsh Mojave Desert, according to the state Department of Fish and Game. Yet every year thousands of wildlife trappers hope to beat the odds. The wildlife management expert is among them. He has hunted these mountains since his father brought him here when he was a boy, and last critter capture period, he too brought his son. Continued next week ...Cleveland Wildlife.

 


 
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