Roof Damaging Raccoon

Raccoon and Water in the Attic What’s worse–The sound of some animal crawling around in the attic or visible water damage on the ceiling and wall? Sort of a loaded question…both options stink and in many cases they are tied together. Solutions for both raccoon and water intrusion are needed when this sort of thing… Read More »

Muskrat Profile

Odd Muskrat Removal Ryan was called to an odd muskrat job recently.  Why was it odd?  Because the muskrat was captured in a courtyard between apartment units rather than next to a pond or stream. This muskrat was apparently out wondering when it somehow got down into a no-man’s-land between the deck and apartments.  Unable to… Read More »

Meet Our Mole Trapper!

Moles Ruining Your Lawn? Even though there is a fresh layer of snow over the ground this morning across the Akron, Canton, Kent area, the topic today is mole trapping! We’ve not posted about mole trapping thus far in 2017 as we like to hold off trapping them until the freeze thaw cycle is over. But,… Read More »

Repairing Woodpecker Holes

How to Repair Woodpecker Holes Woodpeckers make holes in wood on and around people’s homes. Why? Biologists tell us they do it to attract mates, establish territory, find food, and make spots in which to live. Whatever the cause, woodpecker holes in your property are unsightly and can lead to more animal problems. So what… Read More »

Animal Exclusion : The Long Term Solution

Keeping Nuisance Animals Out is Key Wrangling a raccoon…picking up a load of squirrels…trapping the skunk living under the porch.  For sure, these are the easily understand actions of nuisance animal trapper. Consider, though, that the actual removing of nuisance wild animals is only half of the battle. Today, we point out the other part of the… Read More »

Are You Using That Chimney?

Stop Chimney Raccoons A favorite saying around here is that oldy but goody, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This is very true in the nuisance animal removal world when it comes to uncapped chimneys. Uncapped chimneys are an invitation for unwanted animal exploration.  As such, we take calls for squirrels,… Read More »

Skunks, Skunks, Skunks

Skunks on the Move It’s been a busy skunk season so far here in the Akron, Canton, Kent area, and it’s only just getting started. In fact, one job (which is featured in the video below) ultimately yielded 10 Skunks! That is a record number of skunks for us from one location for sure.  It… Read More »

Raccoon Damages Roof Vent

Persistent Raccoon Damages Roof Vent Raccoons are great climbers, very dexterous, curious, and smart.  They adapt well in the urban and suburban environment and are, therefore, a very common nuisance animal in the Akron / Canton / Kent area. Whether we realize it or not, raccoons are around all of us.  They are on the… Read More »

Squirrel-Proof Attic Vents

Is There a Squirrel Proof Attic Vent? Ventilation is a must for roofs. In fact, proper venting helps keep heating and cooling bills stable and increases the longevity of the roof. But, since you do put holes in the roof to install vents, there is a risk for animals like squirrels to get into the attic… Read More »

Squirrel Exposes Bigger Problem

Opportunistic Squirrel Living in Wall Last week we received a call from a concerned homeowner who thought there was an animal in an upstairs closet. Ryan went to investigate and found a piece of cardboard taped over a hole in the drywall in the closet. When he peeled back the cardboard, he found a hole in the… Read More »

Questions on Flying Squirrels

Flying Squirrel Questions This past weekend our blog post sort of wrote itself, as a friend sent an email with questions on flying squirrels. Her parents recently moved and have discovered their new home has a squirrel problem. Offered below are the back and forth emails between me, my friend Erin, and her mother Ava. These… Read More »

Two Raccoons from One Chimney

Noisy Raccoons in Fireplace Removed There’s been some strange noises from the fireplace and residents suspect an animal is living in it.  Is it squirrels, birds, or raccoons? Well, this one was pretty easy to figure out with a quick glance from below. Take a look at this picture which was taken from inside the… Read More »

Bathing with a Raccoon

Bathroom Dwelling Raccoon Trapped Imagine walking into the upstairs bathroom one morning, using the toilet, and it sounds like something is crawling around under the floor. You’re dismissive.  It’s early…it was a late night…you haven’t had your first cup of coffee…there’s got to be some explanation for your mind playing tricks on you. Then you reach… Read More »

Trapping Winter Raccoons

Cold Weather Raccoon Removal It’s December and there’s a raccoon living in the house. It pulled back some soffit and is now tucked away in a void up in the attic/roof space. To quickly address the problem: the entry/exit has been identified a trap has been put in place escape routes have been blocked With… Read More »

Raccoons and Squirrels Together

Raccoons and Squirrels in the Same Attic Often people hear an animal in the attic and wonder if it is squirrels or raccoons. They’ll call on the phone and start describing the noise and the time of day it occurred. This is good information for us and helps us start to put together the pieces of… Read More »

Dealing with Flying Squirrels

Flying Squirrel Removal | Kent, Canton, Akron Say the word ‘squirrel’ to someone here in Northeast Ohio, and the likely picture to pop into that person’s head is one of a gray or black squirrel. It’s true because gray and black  squirrels are visible during daylight hours and are in all our neighborhoods. People are familiar… Read More »

Spying on Squirrels

Game Camera Catches Squirrels in Action One of the coolest tools we have is a game camera. What is a game camera?  It is a camera that has a waterproof case and a motion activated shutter.  It is left outside and when an animal goes by it, the camera takes a picture.  After a day or… Read More »

Winter Nest Preparation

Getting Ready for Winter: Raccoons and Squirrels Friday it was 73 degrees and sunny…Sunday, we woke up with over 3 inches of snow on the ground and temps in the twenties. Crazy weather?  No, just typical November. While the tv weather people try to get us all worked up, most of us here in the… Read More »

Lawn Damage from Raccoons

Raccoons Tear Up Yard looking for Grubs A raccoon or two can do a lot of damage to a lawn in one night. Raccoon damage is easy to identify because it consists of big pieces of sod being torn loose and flipped. Skunks often get blamed because they, too, are grubbers. But, their holes are… Read More »

What is the Best Mole Trap?

What is the Best Mole Trap? When people ask us what’s the best mole trap, we jokingly tell them any trap that catches a mole. And to some extent that is true. There are many different types of mole traps on the market and in the right hands they all have the ability to trap… Read More »

Gable Vent Squirrels

Squirrels Get into Attic Through Gable Vents Some home design really invites squirrels. Today’s post showcases a design element that is a huge invitation to squirrels: open gable vents.

Exterior Bats No Problem

Bat Inspection Reveals No Real Bat Problem Maybe you noticed some bat guano below a window.  Or, maybe you saw some bats fluttering around the gable of one of your home’s dormers at twilight. Whatever put it on your radar screen, you suspected you had a bat problem and now you’d like a bat removal professional… Read More »

Trap A Raccoon in the Attic?

How Do You Trap a Raccoon in the Attic? You don’t! Though you probably could, generally, there is a better way. Sorry for the misleading title.  This post isn’t going to address setting traps in the attic. But, that doesn’t mean we are going to ignore the raccoon in your attic! Our goal, in fact, is to… Read More »

Bat Removal Good for Bats

Bat Removal from House Actually Aids Bats It’s tough to be an Ohio bat these days. White Nose Syndrome has decimated their numbers.  Wind turbines are not bat friendly.  And, making it though the first winter is far from a given for a baby bat. On top of this, humans who discover bats living in… Read More »

Can Squirrels Chew Through Siding?

Squirrels Able to Chew Through Most Siding When squirrels want to get into a good nesting spot in your home, it can be pretty hard to stop them. As rodents, their front teeth are always growing and they can sure put them to use on tunneling into homes here in the Akron, Canton, Kent, OH… Read More »