Nuisance Wildlife in Cleveland, OH
Ohio defines nuisance wildlife as an animal that prevents you and your family from enjoying your property. They may also be causing a threat and making the public feel unsafe or damaging your home, structures on your property, or your person. If you encounter raccoons, squirrels, rats, mice, skunks, groundhogs, opossums, bats, and snakes, a nuisance issue can occur at any time.
Your home is an excellent source of food, water, and shelter for wildlife. Wild animals tend to avoid people, but you’ll notice the evidence left behind by an animal in your house. You will likely notice strange sounds and odors, but you might see animal droppings and physical damage to your home. Safe, humane removal helps keep people, animals, and property safe.
Cleveland Wildlife Removal Services
Our comprehensive wildlife removal process starts with a whole home inspection. We start the inspection by asking questions so we can understand exactly what you’re experiencing. We want to address any signs of wildlife you have noticed like hearing strange sounds or smelling unusual odors.
To prepare for the inspection consider these signs of animal activity:
- Have you seen an animal around your home or property?
- When are you hearing noises and what do they sound like?
- Are there any odors in your house and if so, where?
- How long have you been experiencing the problem?
Step 1: Inspection
When a Trutech technician arrives at your home, we will start by asking questions about your experience with the nuisance wildlife at hand.
Once we have a firm grasp on the issues the property owner is facing, a thorough inspection of the interior and exterior of the home begins. This includes looking at the attic, crawlspace, roof, and any possible entry points. Since each species and home is different, the length of the inspection can vary. It can take between 30 minutes to 3 hours to accurately evaluate the extent of the wildlife nuisance issue.
Step 2: The Plan
With the results of the inspection, we share our findings with you. And share how we will solve the problem for you.
Although each wildlife control plan is unique to the home, it may include live trapping, direct capture, one-way doors, or deterrents. Before any work begins, we make sure that you are comfortable with the steps being taken to resolve the nuisance wildlife issue.
Step 3: Get To Work
If you approve of the plan, we will set up a time to put it into place. After the animal removal has taken place, we will repair any damage caused by the critter. Additionally, we will apply sanitizing and ectoparasite agents to the affected areas. Once the plan is executed, your home will be returned to its normal condition.
Step 4: Full Home Exclusion
Wildlife removal is just one part of the plan. Many plans include wildlife control measures to prevent any future problems. This is often completed by installing a full home exclusion. The goal is to create physical barriers to prevent animals from entering your home in the future.
A few possible exclusion techniques include gable vents, ridge vents, crawlspace vents, roof returns, and plumbing stacks. With the appropriate exclusions in place, you can rest easy knowing that a long-term solution is in place to protect your home from nuisance wildlife.
Guarantee and Warranty
Once installed, Trutech offers a one-year warranty on full home exclusions. Plus, there is a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you aren’t satisfied with the initial work, Trutech will send out a service manager to inspect the work completed and make any necessary adjustments.
Wildlife Removal Services in Cleveland
Raccoons in Cleveland can wreak havoc trying to gain entry to your home and cause significant damage creating a den in your attic. You’ll most likely hear a loud thumbing at night if you have an attic.
Live trapping is the most common raccoon removal technique. When juveniles are present, the use of repellents can be effective. Exclusion techniques include securing food sources and closing any entry points.
You probably won’t see a mole or encounter one in your home. Moles spend almost all of their time underground. You will notice a mole problem in your yard through their tunnels and the molehills. The pests tunnel just below the surface of the ground, overturning dirt with their powerful front feet.
Time, energy, and resources can be wasted by trying to control moles in an unoccupied burrow. Baiting and trapping are the two most practical and efficient mole control methods. Baiting and trapping are the two most practical and efficient methods.
The striped skunk prefers the more rural areas surrounding Cleveland. However, encounters with skunks in urban environments are on the rise. They are searching for food, water, and shelter. They prefer insects, fish, small mammals, fruits, grains, nuts, leaves, and grass.
Skunks often find shelter under porches, decks, crawlspaces, or basements. They will hide in piles of debris in your yard also. The problems arise when they feel threatened and release a foul-smelling chemical that can linger for weeks.
Squirrels are delightful little creatures… until they wind up inside of your house. Squirrels impact your quality of life because they are active from dawn to dusk. The most common sign of squirrels is the sound of scurrying early in the morning.
To effectively remove squirrels, the wildlife technician will employ a variety of tactics such as live trapping, one-way doors, deterrents, and direct capture.
Effective rat or mouse removal takes more than a few traps behind the cabinets. Rats and mice can breed at a tremendous pace. Because rats can up to six litters a year consisting of eight to eighteen pups, effective rodent control requires proper rodent population control and prevention.
The standard rodent trapping duration is normally 5-14 days. We will evaluate the extent of the rodent infestation. We’ll remove the rats or mice and perform exclusion services to prevent them from coming back into your home or office.
Lawns appeal to groundhogs in Cleveland because they flock to open areas with loose soil and good drainage. Garden plots, especially those with tender young sprouts, also attract plant-eating pests. Groundhogs hibernate in their burrows during the winter so you won’t notice them until late February in Cleveland.
Groundhogs leave behind deep holes in yards that extend into intricate tunnel systems. Burrows can cause falls, mower damage, and soil collapses. These tunnels may even lead to foundation problems if they are too close to the home.
Scarecrows provide only temporary relief. Fencing can effectively keep groundhogs away from landscaping and gardens. Groundhog traps are the most effective control method.
Opossum RemovalOpossums are not prone to aggression. They pose the greatest threat to your garden, but they will eat almost anything. Opossums do carry diseases so do not approach them haphazardly. Opossums will also look for safe nesting areas under decks, inside garages, or under foundations. Sealing ground-level entrances and burying wire mesh are effective ways to exclude opossums.
In Cleveland, the little and big brown bats are the ones you may find roosting in your chimney or attic. Bats are relatively harmless, but the piles of guano in your attic is a problem.
Property owners may discover bats roosting in attics, using these shelters to give birth. Bats have pups between late May to late-July, but June is the most likely time. It is unlawful in Ohio to kill bats, and a bat inspection must be done before installing exclusion devices.
Once the young can survive on their own, the wildlife technician seals the entry points and installs a bat valve. Once the valve is installed, your house will be bat free in 3-7 days.
Beaver dams create thriving ecosystems along the Cuyahoga River, but those beaver dams become a nuisance by flooding in residential areas and on public lands. Beavers are extremely diligent workers and will work in a targeting area until they need more resources. The problem will continue until it is solved.
Due to certain state laws, ignoring a beaver dam can be costly. But there are state and federal regulations on how to solve nuisance beaver problems on your land.
Trutech will undertake an intense trapping session and trap for a specific number of days or until activity stops, whichever comes first. The process of beaver removal typically takes 10-14 days. Removing trees or wrapping trunks in hardware cloth and controlling water level deter beavers.
Who We Are
When you encounter unwanted wildlife in your home or business it is important to resolve the problem quickly and professionally. At Trutech®, our expert technicians and specialists have over 100 years of combined experience in the wildlife removal industry.
We know how to protect you and your family from the hazards of wildlife in your home or place of business.
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Frequently Asked Questions
There is no one-size-fits-all solution; each job requires a custom approach. We inspect every home and build a custom plan to resolve any wildlife problems. We use a variety of techniques including cage traps, direct capture, one-way valves, and deterrents. Exclusion techniques are the most effective way to get rid of animals.
We provide customized solutions to each individual customer so that we may solve the issue as quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively as possible. The size of the house, type of animal, number of nuisance animals, and length of time of infestation affect the estimated price of wildlife removal.
An estimate may change based on the amount of animal activity or work needed to be done. All estimates are finalized with an exact price before any work begins.
Our goal is to remove any wildlife as humanely as possible — often that means catching and releasing the animal.
Trutech® does not hire subcontractors for animal removal services. We employ expert technicians who are provided ongoing education and training in all aspects of animal control and removal. Many of our technicians hold degrees in Wildlife Biology, Entomology (insects), Ornithology (birds) or Herpetology (reptiles), some with Masters degrees in their specialty field.
Yes! We are licensed and insured.
We start by first removing the wildlife on your property, and cleaning up any damage. From there we’ll work with you to create a customized prevention plan so you won’t have the same issue again.
Typically an animal dies in your home because it became trapped in a hard-to-reach and hidden area. Our expert technicians have the experience and knowledge to find it and then safely remove the carcass from your home.
Our Wildlife Technicians use a pet-safe odor eliminator made of natural organisms and enzymes that consume decaying organic odor-causing matter, eliminating the source of the lingering odor. We use aerosols, oxidizing agents, foggers, and disinfectants with germicides to deodorize until nature completes this task for you.
You should consider a full home exclusion after the smell has been neutralized. Nuisance wildlife found its way into your house once. That entrance leaves your home vulnerable to future animal infestations. Full home exclusions are the most effective form of wildlife control.