Birds in Basements

Basement Birds in Winter We’ve had some pretty cold weather this winter.  If you like to ice fish or ski you probably don’t mind.  Others might say, “It’s for the birds!” Well, it’s actually not for the birds as many birds don’t like the super cold, but we all understand the sentiment. Like some “snowsbirds”… Read More »

Some Squirrel Words

Unique Squirrel-Related Words Did you get Word-A-Day-Calendar as a stocking-stuffer or pick one up for yourself to start the New Year?  You probably didn’t but, no lie, they’re pretty cool.  There are so many words! Today, we’re going to start the New Year off by giving readers some “word power” concerning squirrels.  Knowing these terms… Read More »

Do Raccoons Hibernate?

Are Raccoons Active in Winter? This is a question we occasionally get and the answer is a definite “Yes”! Raccoons do not hibernate.  They are active all winter here in Northeast Ohio, though they limit their activities based on the weather and food availability. The picture to the right shows what raccoons do during the… Read More »

Snowy Squirrels

Year Round Squirrel Removal It’s a lot easier to trap squirrels when there is no snow on the roof!  But, like the animals we remove from homes, we have to stay adaptable to keep working. It is a slower time of year for animal removal as many animals have made winter preparations, hunker down, and… Read More »

Another Case for Removal

Remove Squirrels Prior to Repair There are a number of sources on dealing with nuisance squirrels which advise those with a squirrel problem to block off the squirrels’ entrance point in order to solve the problem. For example, our own ODNR Division of Wildlife (whom we greatly respect) gives this sort of advice on their… Read More »

Keeping Flying Squirrel Out

Keeping Flying Squirrels Out Flying squirrels usually don’t force their way in by chewing like gray squirrels do; they usually get in because opportunity presents itself. “Opportunity” for flying squirrel entry is usually just a small gap of some kind on the exterior of the home. And sometimes theses small gaps are very hard to… Read More »

Tip on Raccoon Entry

How is the Raccoon Getting In? Many times raccoon entry points are pretty obvious.  For example, if a raccoon has pulled down some soffit pieces and they are now dangling under the eave, that sort of thing is hard to miss. Other times the entries are fairly subtle or in out of the way places. … Read More »

Problem Recognition

Identifying the Real Problem Sure there are squirrels running around the attic and you want them out. Indeed, squirrels in the attic is a problem. But, are the squirrels themselves the heart of the problem?  Will removing the squirrels provide a long-term solution? In today’s post, we reiterate one of the foundations of nuisance animal… Read More »

Squirrel Damage

Squirrels Chew Into Garage Can squirrel chewing cause a lot of damage? Can it cause a whole gutter to pull off a garage? If you are not one to underestimate the damage potential of the grey squirrels’ incisors, you know the answer to these questions is a definite “Yes”. Squirrels left to live in a structure… Read More »

Shoddy Work & Squirrels

Poor Workmanship Leads to Squirrel Problem Squirrels sure don’t need any advantages from humans in order to get into an attic. So make sure they don’t get any! Today’s post is a warning to anyone who is contemplating getting any work done (siding/roofing) around the gutter area. And the warning is this: Make sure that… Read More »

Keep Digging Animals Out

Stop Digging Animals The beloved back yard shed…home to lawnmowers, tools, kids’ toys, lawn furniture and GROUNDHOGS? Yes, sometimes groundhogs live under barns and and let us know by kicking out lots of dirt as they excavate. Today, our post revisits how to stop groundhogs and other burrowing animals from tunneling under sheds, foundations, decks,… Read More »

Raccoon Attic Clean-Up

Raccoons Feces Piles Up If you look at the picture to the right, you might wonder: What’s in all the trash bags? Why the bio hazard get-up for the nuisance animal remover? The simple answer is: raccoon poop and insulation. Recently, Frontline Animal Removal donned respirators and Tyvek suits as a raccoon clean-up job commenced.… Read More »

Attic Squirrel Removal

Getting Squirrels Out of Attic What is the most efficient way to get squirrels out of an attic?  We believe it is with the use of a cage trap placed right over the squirrel’s exit. When set up properly, this method is able to catch multiple squirrels in a very short time. In this post,… Read More »

Red Squirrel Removal Challenge

Red Squirrels from Attic What is Ryan’s least favorite species to deal with?  As you’ve probably guessed from the title, it’s Red Squirrels. Not too many people are super familiar with the red squirrel because there aren’t a crazy amount of them here in our Akron, Canton, Kent area neighborhoods. By far, the gray squirrel… Read More »

Squirrel Repairs

Squirrel Repairs: Before and After When it comes to nuisance squirrels that have turned your house into their house, the actual removal of the squirrels is only half of the battle. This is because squirrels can do a lot of damage.  And even if squirrels are removed, the damage remains.  Fixing squirrel damage to restore… Read More »

Identify a Raccoon with Tape

Animal Entry Monitoring There is an opening of some shape or form that you believe may be allowing raccoons or squirrels or some other nuisance animal into your attic or other part of the house. How can you be sure it’s an active entrance- that animals are currently coming in or out? Today’s post presents… Read More »

Bat Proofing Cautions

Bat Proofing Quality In theory, bat proofing isn’t too difficult…Just find all the spots bats can get in and seal them.  Right? But, as we all know, putting theory into action is usually better accomplished by the experienced and proficient. In practice, all bat proofing is not equal. In the Akron, Canton, Kent, OH area… Read More »

Tactic Change for Squirrels

Squirrel Catching Tactics Most squirrels won’t pass up an easy meal. Put a well-baited cage trap in a travel path and the success rate is pretty high. But, there are those other ones- the smart or wary ones- that will avoid a hand out and walk past traps. Here is an example. Squirrel Traps In… Read More »

How Do Bats Get Into Homes?

Gaps: How Bats Get In Unlike squirrels and raccoons, bats don’t force their way into our homes. So how do they get in? They get in through small openings that come to exist on our homes through age, damage, design, or poor workmanship.  Or, more than likely, a combination of these factors. For example, this picture shows… Read More »

Groundhogs Undermine Concrete

Groundhog Tunneling Cracks Concrete From raiding gardens to making ugly holes, groundhogs are a common nuisance animal for many homeowners in the Akron, Canton, and Kent area. Sometimes though, groundhog tunnels can go beyond annoyance and become downright destructive and costly. This happens when groundhog tunnels are excavated below concrete.  Specifically, when  the groundhog tunnel… Read More »

Squirrel Removal Example

Removing Attic Squirrels Just trying to keep squirrels out is often ineffective; squirrels must also be removed for a real resolution. If you’ve read any of our other posts or pages on squirrels you’ll realize that this  removal + exclusion approach is a recurrent theme. Today’s post gives a good example of this. Let’s start… Read More »

Coming Soon: Young Squirrels

Baby Squirrels Return Spring is often associated with the birth of wild animals for good reason. In fact, most of the nuisance animals we remove from people’s homes give birth in the first half of the year and typically only have one litter per year. Bats, raccoons, groundhogs, skunks, moles (usually), and beavers are species… Read More »

Mothballs & Raccoons?

Do Mothballs Deter Raccoons? Well…that all depends on whom you ask and what sources of information you find. Believe us, you’ll find sources that swear by mothballs and those who believe they’re a waste of time.   One source will say raccoons run from the smell. Another will say mothballs are “proven” not to work?… Read More »

Noise in the Attic?

Mice Sometimes are the Issue As a nuisance animal removal company, we get a lot of calls for noises in the attic and many of our removals involve attics. Raccoons, squirrels, birds, and bats all use attics and make a variety of noises up there. For example, the picture to the right shows a large… Read More »

Do Bat Houses Work?

Do Bat Houses Work? While we are in the business of getting bats out of houses, we’ve also been known to give them homes as well. In fact, in this post you’ll find video of two bat houses mounted on Ryan’s chimney which are currently occupied by bats. Do bat houses work?  Yes, but sometimes… Read More »