Author Archives: Frontline Guys

About Frontline Guys

Frontline Animal Removal team player. I try to keep the website functioning well.

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 »

Bees Removed from Church

Honey Bees in Church Ceiling In Judeo-Christian scripture, we read that God promised the Israelites a “land flowing with milk and honey”. But, what do you think would have happened if the honey was literally flowing in the ceiling of one of the places of worship? We suspect they’d have  1) Thanked God for starters… Read More »

Repair Squirrel Damage

Fixing Squirrel Damage At Frontline Animal Removal, we do two things for customers in the Akron, Canton, Kent area: We remove unwanted pests & wild animals from people’s homes We make repairs/modifications to homes affected by pest animals as prevention Since it’s in our name: animal removal is a given. Yet, in the industry of nuisance… Read More »

Baby Groundhogs/Woodchucks

Baby Groundhogs Add to Problem We get a spike in service calls for groundhog and woodchuck removal every summer as the young of the year are all out of the burrows now and the whole family is hungry. As the young get older, they will venture out on their own and travel to find their… Read More »

Groundhog Investigations

Is There a Groundhog Problem? If it looks like groundhog hole, does that mean there is a groundhog living in it? And because there’s what looks like a groundhog hole, do I, therefore, need to have a trapping company out to investigate? The answer to both these questions is, “No”. This post is for anyone… Read More »

Raccoon Proof Vents

Stop Raccoons Getting in at Vents Roof vents are a favorite spot for raccoons to get into attics.   Because of this, keeping them out can be difficult once they’ve determined your vent is a good spot to get in. Roof vents are great and necessary for ventilation, but, it is a hole in the… Read More »

When Do Ohio Bats Give Birth?

Time for Baby Bats During this late spring period, female Big Brown Bats and Evening Bats (the two most common species we remove from people’s homes here in the Akron/Canton/Kent area) are giving birth. In attics and soffits near you, these amazing little flying mammals are giving birth and June is the peak month. Having… Read More »

Raccoon Removal Videos

Raccoon Video Blogs It’s been a busy spring for raccoon removal! Here in the Akron, Canton, Kent area there is a very healthy raccoon population.  This is evident by the number of raccoon mothers that enter buildings and give birth inside them. Ryan has been in all kinds of void spaces in homes, apartments, and office… Read More »