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Bat Removal Covington, KY

July 22nd, 2014

For Bat Removal Services in Covington, KY, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859)635-0037

Bat Removal Covington, KY

Bat Removal Covington, KY The courteous staff at Tri-State Wildlife will work for you to provide a cost effective solution to your bat or wildlife intrusion and/or damage issue. As a full service company we will initiate an Integrated Bat Management Plan beginning with an inspection and customer education followed by bat removal and exclusion of intrusive bats or wildlife, clean-up, repair/restoration and prevention.

We strive for the most humane and environmentally effective techniques for dealing with bats and wildlife problems. Tri-State Wildlife Management’s use of modern innovative methods provides sound wildlife management services to ensure the protection of our customers’ investments and health.

Tri-State Wildlife Management is a full service company. In addition to your bat issue, TSWM offers bird and wildlife damage repairs, installs custom and standard chimney caps, seals homes and businesses to prevent wildlife from entering, removes bird, bat, and raccoon droppings and debris from attics, installs barrier fencing, removes dead animals and MUCH MORE. Tri-State Wildlife Management is fully insured, and we stand behind all of our work.

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For Bat Removal Services in Covington, KY, call Tri-State Wildlife Management! (859) 635-0037

Squirrel Removal Edgewood KY

July 17th, 2014

For Squirrel Removal in Edgewood KY or anywhere in the Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky Area, call 859-635-0037 or 513-853-0037

Squirrels Northern Kentucky

Squirrel Removal Edgewood KY

General Squirrel Information Grey squirrels are found throughout much of the eastern portion of the United States and Canada. They enjoy activity during the day, but are limited to the morning and evening on hot summer days. We in the Greater Cincinnati Area are most familiar with the grey squirrel; however, fox squirrels are abundant in our region as well. Squirrels are considered rodents, using their teeth much like a rat to gnaw/chew constantly. They need to gnaw to keep their teeth (incisors) worn down so that they do not grow into their jaw.

Squirrels live in dens in trees or shays (drays), which is a nest made from leaves and sticks. Squirrels do not hibernate, so they are active all winter. Favorite foods are acorns, walnuts and hickory nuts in the winter. If food is scarce, they will eat tree bark. Squirrels will eat tree buds in the spring and fruit and maple pods in the summer. Bird feeders are inviting “diners” for squirrels, as the birdseed is tasty and easily accessible.

Adult squirrels, usually at 1 year of age, begin breeding in January (give or take a month) and June (give or take a month), and bear their young during April and September (give or take a month for each). There are usually two litters annually. Litters typically consist of 3 – 4 kits. The kits stay with the female until they are 10 weeks of age. Tri-State Wildlife Management gets a large influx of calls from people with squirrel issues in the spring and in the fall because an attic is an attractive home for females looking to raise her young. In a forest habitat, when they leave the nest, they sometimes need to spread out to find suitable food; however, urban squirrels can and do find excellent living quarters and plentiful food available right where they were born, thanks to their human neighbors.

Squirrels become a nuisance when their eating habits and home choices conflict with humans. Homeowners can discourage squirrels by eliminating bird feeders and cutting back tree limbs (8’ from home) and entire trees. Keeping squirrels out of attics is the biggest problem facing the homeowner. Their constant gnawing can make a tiny hole a perfect entry point into the house. Squirrels living in an attic, ceiling or walls become more than a nuisance if the squirrel decides to gnaw on electrical wires. This is the number one reason homeowners remove the animal. Tri-State Wildlife Management is a full service company offering repairs and restorations for squirrel damage.

Because of expanding human populations reducing wildlife habitat and creating even more comfortable habitat, many species of wildlife at one time or another require management actions to reduce conflicts with people, property, and pets or with other wildlife species. In many cases wildlife species have found a way to co-exist with their human neighbors. Sometimes conflicts do arise and action is needed to protect the wildlife, humans, pets or property.

The goal of Tri-State Wildlife Management is to alleviate the problems that sometimes occur where wildlife and humans co-exist by providing information for homeowners to make good decisions to deter wildlife whenever possible. Sometimes wildlife needs to be removed when no other solution can be reached. Proper wildlife management and wildlife welfare are of the utmost importance.

For Squirrel Removal in Edgewood KY or anywhere in the Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky Area, call 859-635-0037 or 513-853-0037

Groundhog Removal Alexandria, KY

July 15th, 2014

Groundhog Removal Alexandria, KY: Are groundhogs digging in your yard or eating from your garden? For groundhog removal and exclusion, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at 635-0037!

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If you have a groundhog problem or have had one in the past year, now is the time to trap groundhogs and remove them. Groundhogs are difficult to trap in mid to late spring and early summer because trapping bait must compete with delicious, readily-available food from gardens, flowerbeds, yards, etc. Fresh food is much more enticing than bait in a trap which can never stay as fresh. At this time of year, a groundhog’s food sources are becoming more limited again, so we are more successful in luring them into a trap with bait.

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Groundhogs/Woodchucks

Although pastures and open fields are favorite areas for groundhogs to den, it is not uncommon for them to burrow in urban areas under or alongside the foundation of houses and buildings.  The main entrance to their burrow is evident by the pile of soft, powdery dirt next to the entrance. Secondary entrances are sometimes difficult to locate because they lack this pile of dirt. Each opening is about 10 inches in diameter. The groundhog’s range is surprisingly close, averaging 50-150 feet from its den.  However, males may travel long distances while looking for a mate, and these males have even been seen traveling at night.

Groundhogs become a nuisance when they excavate next to foundations or under buildings.  Their eating habits do not typically conflict with humans; however, gnawing on underground power cables or electric lines causes power outages.  The only way homeowners can discourage groundhogs from digging in their yard is to trap and remove all groundhogs in the area.

Groundhogs are found throughout much of the eastern portion of the United States, most of Canada and into Alaska.  They enjoy activity during the day, especially warm, sunny afternoons in the spring and fall.  They can often be found sunning themselves in an open field, or on a wall or fence.  The groundhog has a solid, stocky body and very strong legs.  Its front feet have long claws suited for digging burrows.  Its fur is very coarse, and mostly brown in color.  The groundhog is a member of the squirrel family; however, unlike squirrels, groundhogs fall into a deep state of hibernation during the winter months. Because groundhogs’ eyes, ears, and nose are located toward the top of their head, they can check for danger while remaining in their burrow. Groundhogs are herbivores and favorite foods are grasses (especially alfalfa and clover), vegetables and fruit. They enjoy feeding in the early morning and late afternoon.

Tri-State Wildlife Management is fully insured, and we stand behind all of our work.

Groundhog Removal Alexandria, KY: Are groundhogs digging in your yard or eating from your garden? For groundhog removal and exclusion, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at 635-0037!

Bat Removal Cincinnati – Damage and Damage Identification

July 11th, 2014

Bat Removal Cincinnati – BATS: Brought to you by Tri-State Wildlife Management Cincinnati’s Experts in Bat Removal, Exclusion, and Repair (513) 853-0037

Bats Series Part 3: Damage and Damage Identification Tri-State Wildlife Management continues to receive many calls from people in the Tri-State area who are realizing bats are taking up residence in their home or business. This is also the time of year when the technicians at TSWM are able to exclude bats, repair damages, and prevent re-entry on homes and other structures.

Due to the large number of bat encounters this time of year, Tri-State Wildlife Management will be posting a blog series devoted solely to educating the public about bats. The third and final part in this series discusses damage caused by bats.

Damage and Damage Identification Bats become a nuisance when they roost in large numbers in houses and businesses. Despite their usefulness, discovering or even suspecting bats living in your home or business is unsettling. TSWM also offers full and partial attic cleanouts. TSWM employees are trained in safe and effective methods of removing bat guano and contaminated insulation. Due to the risk of exposure to diseases such as histoplasmosis, proper protective gear and equipment is vital to a safe and effective cleanout. TSWM is committed to working with home and business owners to eradicate their nuisance wildlife issue.

For more information please see the previous 2 posts in our bat series – Synopsis and Biology, and Disease

Bats Series Part 3: Damage and Damage Identification

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Bat Removal Cincinnati – Disease

July 10th, 2014

Bat Removal Cincinnati – BATS: Brought to you by Tri-State Wildlife Management – Cincinnati’s Experts in Bat Removal, Exclusion, and Repair (513) 853-0037

Bats Series Part 2: Disease Tri-State Wildlife Management continues to receive many calls from people in the Tri-State area who are realizing bats are taking up residence in their home or business. This is also the time of year when the technicians at TSWM are able to exclude bats, repair damages, and prevent re-entry on homes and other structures.

Due to the large number of bat encounters this time of year, Tri-State Wildlife Management will be posting a blog series devoted solely to educating the public about bats. The second part in this series provides information on bat diseases and their potential health risk to humans.

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Disease The news media is often guilty of sensationalizing stories about rabid bats or bat colonies in buildings and the dangers involved; however, like many native wildlife a very small percentage of bats contract rabies and of that small percentage, an even smaller percentage will come in contact with humans or pets. With that said, it is always wise to practice common sense and use caution around them and avoid direct contact, as well as ensure that your pets are properly vaccinated. Bat bites and other physical contact may go undetected by individuals who are asleep, children and pets.

In addition to the foul smell and unsanitary conditions, accumulated bat droppings can support the growth of histoplasmosis, an airborne fungal disease very common in the Tri-State Area. Dry attic environments usually do not support the growth of histoplasmosis spores, however attic cleanouts should never be conducted by a home or business owner. Due to the risk of exposure, guano removal should be left to trained professionals with the proper safety and removal equipment. For more information concerning bat exposure visit, the Center for Disease Control Website at: www.cdc.gov

Stay tuned for our next installment of the Bat Series – Damage and Damage Identification

Bats Series Part 2: Disease - Brought to you by Tri-State Wildlife Management (513) 853-0037

Bat Removal Cincinnati – Synopsis and Biology

July 8th, 2014

BATS: Brought to you by Tri-State Wildlife Management,  Cincinnati’s Experts in Bat Removal, Exclusion, and Repair (513) 853-0037

Bats Series Part 1: Synopsis and Biology Tri-State Wildlife Management continues to receive many calls from people in the Tri-State area who are realizing bats are taking up residence in their home or business. This is the time of year when the technicians at TSWM begin the preliminary bat exclusion process so when final exclusion is permitted, the job is completed more quickly and easily.

Due to the large number of bat encounters this time of year, Tri-State Wildlife Management will be posting a blog series devoted solely to educating the public about bats. The first part in this series gives a brief synopsis as well as bat biology information.

Bat Synopsis Bats may be the most misunderstood animals in the United States despite their ecological value. Regardless of their usefulness as the primary predators of night flying insects such as mosquitoes, bats suffer from a bad public image throughout much of the world. Centuries of myths, superstitions and misconceptions lead to fears of dread associated with such characters as Count Dracula and lead to bats being killed simply because they live near people that fear them. Despite their reputation, bats are not aggressive and usually wish to avoid humans. Bat populations the world over are rapidly declining leading to strict implementation of conservation efforts to protect bats and their habitats.

Biology Bats are mammals, having hair, giving birth to living young, and feeding them on milk from mammary glands. They are the only mammals that truly fly and are often seen fluttering around dusk, using their amazingly developed echolocation system (or sonar) to navigate through the night sky and locate and capture insects. More than two-thirds of bat species hunt insects in this way. It is said that a single little brown bat can eat up to 1,000 mosquito-sized insects in one hour, while a pregnant or lactating female has a large enough appetite to eat the equivalent of her entire body weight in a single night.

There are over 900 species of bats around the world with the majority of them residing in the tropics. Bats are second only to rodents in numbers among mammals and comprise almost one-fourth of all mammal species. The Cincinnati Tri-State is home to only a fraction of these bats, with the most common being the little brown bat and the big brown bat.

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Stay tuned for our next installment of the Bat Series – Disease

Bats Series Part 1: Synopsis and Biology – Brought to you by Tri-State Wildlife Management – (513)853-0037

Bat Removal Northern Kentucky

July 1st, 2014


Tri-State Wildlife Management offers professional, ethical, and legal bat removal and exclusion services to the northern Kentucky area. Give us a call at 859-635-0037. We service Campbell, Kenton, and Boone counties, as well as the Cincinnati / Southeast IN area.

Roosting Bats

Bat Removal Northern Kentucky

Summertime brings with it many pleasant experiences –vacations, grill outs, swimming, boating, mosquitoes, bats –er wait…come again? Okay, so although summer has its benefits, we also must recognize its drawbacks. Oftentimes summer evenings are plagued by unwanted guests –mosquitoes. You might also sight another air bound creature having its own feast –bats.

Bats are great mammals to have around, as they hunt mosquitoes and other insects at dusk, just when insects’ presence are at their climax. However, bats become unwelcome guests when they find a nice comfortable home in your home or business, entering through construction gaps, unsecured louver vents, chimneys, or any hole larger than 3/8 inches. Homes and buildings are great places for bats to use as maternal roosts, which is a place to raise their young before they are able to fly. If your home or business is occupied by bats, you may witness bats going in and out, or bat droppings (guano) underneath the bats’ main entrance(s). The end of June/beginning of July marks the time of year when juvenile bats are able to leave their roosts for night feedings on insects, so Tri-State Wildlife Management unsurprisingly has seen a spike in bat calls.

What should you do if you find yourself sharing your home or business with bats? Tri-State Wildlife Management offers a solution to your bat problem. The phone at TSWM is ringing off the hook, and lately, bats are the main reason for all of the phone calls. How can Tri-State Wildlife Management help? Our courteous staff will work for you to provide a cost effective solution to your bat intrusion or damage issue. As a full service company we will initiate an Integrated Management Plan beginning with a full bat inspection and customer education followed by bat removal and exclusionclean-up, repair/restoration and prevention. During this process, no bats are harmed and they easily find another place to lodge nearby.

Bats are protected under federal and state law; however, Tri-State Wildlife Management has the expertise and experience to offer legal and humane exclusions and repairs. A bat’s seasonal cycle, such as roosting and dispersal periods, affect how and when they can be removed from your home or business. Full bat exclusion is not permissible until approximately mid-August in order to ensure that all juveniles are able to fly out of a structure. Bat entry points should only be repaired after ensuring that all bats have left the structure. A biologist on staff with your state’s Fish and Wildlife division gives the final okay as to when total bat exclusion can commence. Since a bat’s persistence often results in them attempting to use new entry points into a structure after their main entry is sealed, Tri-State Wildlife Management offers effective solutions to this issue as great. All attics if not sealed properly run the risk of needing bat removal at one time or another. A contractor’s or homeowner’s repairs and materials may not keep bats out of your home. Wildlife grade materials properly installed by TSWM are guaranteed. When addressing a bat issue in your home or business, best practices should always be used. The experienced professionals at Tri-State Wildlife Management will provide you with a cost effective solution to your bat issue.

Tri-State Wildlife Management is fully licensed and insured.

For northern Kentucky bat removal and exclusion, call Tri-State Wildlife Management - northern Kentucky’s bat removal and exclusion service provider! 859-635-0037

Holey Moley – Alexandria, KY Mole Removal

June 19th, 2014

Are mole tunnels and mounds ruining your well-manicured lawn? Tri-State Wildlife Management is the answer to your problem. TSWM offers mole removal in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, including Alexandria, KY mole removal. For mole removal services, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037 or (513) 853-0037.

Mole

Tri-State Wildlife Management has experienced a sharp increase in mole calls this spring compared to years past. Many customers are saying that they have had sporadic mole activity in previous years, but this year the moles are wreaking havoc in their yards!  The common expression,”Don’t make a mountain out of a molehill” implies that mole hills (and moles) aren’t a problem to take seriously. Obviously the people who started that expression didn’t have a mole infestation wreaking havoc in their yard! Tri-State Wildlife Management understands the headache that moles cause for homeowners, so TSWM uses the most effective methods to take care of your mole problem.

The Eastern Mole is found in much of the United States. Although there are seven know species of moles in the US, we in the Greater Cincinnati Area are familiar with the Eastern Mole. Moles can live up to seven years; however, most live three years. Moles have a blunt, stocky body and large feet and claws for digging. Their fur is velvet-like and will smooth in either direction for turning in tunnels.

Moles tunnel up to eighteen feet per hour and move forward and backward eighty feet per minute in the tunnel. They have small eyes and very poor eyesight. The mole’s sense of smell is very good and they use their long nose to search for food.  Moles are opportunistic feeders and consume almost any insect they find. Earthworms are the main component of their diet; however, insects including grubs, ants and ant larva make up their diet as well. Moles have two types of tunnels -surface tunnels and deep tunnels. The deep tunnels are used during winter when it’s cold and in the summer when it’s hot. They also make mole mounds which are very visible. Moles like their living quarters to be on higher ground.

To have your mole problem taken care of sooner rather than later, call us today! Put our experience and expertise to work for you!

TSWM offers mole removal in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, including Alexandria, KY mole removal For mole removal services, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037 or (513) 853-0037.

Ohio Goose Control

May 9th, 2014

For Ohio Goose Control and Removal, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (513) 853-0037

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Canada geese are the leading nuisance bird for lakes, parks, golf courses, businesses and homes in close proximity to water.

Are you having a Canada goose problem? Are goose dropping causing an unsightly, unsanitary mess? Are geese nesting near walkways or other inconvenient places? Are geese acting aggressive or even attacking people? These scenarios are all very typical for this time of year. Canada geese in Ohio are currently nesting, and oftentimes in places with a lot of human traffic. Combine that with their aggressive nesting behavior, and you have a problem. The last thing you want is for someone to get injured on property that you own or manage, so take care of the situation sooner rather than later. Tri-State Wildlife Management offers Canada goose control, including aggressive goose removal, roundups, K-9 discouragement, harassment, and nest and egg manipulation.

Ohio Canada Geese

Ohio Canada Geese

 

 

Resident Canada geese are difficult to remove. By definition, Canada geese are not classified as pest birds and are afforded protection by federal & state agencies. Nonetheless, Canada geese are increasingly becoming the scourge of suburbia as their numbers have grown in the past decade from only a few thousand to hundreds of thousands of these birds. In fact, the familiar V shaped squadron of honking geese heading south is becoming a rare sight. Country clubs, business parks and community living environments offer pristine, manicured lawns and ponds providing an ideal habitat that effectively modifies their migration cycle. Geese are very opportunistic and easily exploit the new “easy living” conditions found in urban environments. Aesthetic damage to suburban lawns, parks, etc., is incalculable. Geese are also a health hazard – fouling green spaces, lawns and ponds.

Canada geese, much like the well-known homing pigeon, have a built-in mechanism that enables them to find their way back to the exact spot they were hatched. This imprinting creates long-term issues. These habitual geese will return year after year to nest, thus drastically increasing the goose population. Only a well-executed Integrated Management Plan (IMP) can break the cycle and eliminate your goose problem.

Canada geese are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. In many cases, handling and management of Canada geese requires depredation permits. A site may also need to be registered in a Nest Destruction Program with the United States Fish and Wildlife Services. As part of the IMP, Tri-State Wildlife Management works with our customers to process this information correctly and expediently.

If your home, property, or town has become subject to a Canada goose infestation, or simply a nesting pair, don’t delay, call Tri-State Wildlife Management before it gets any worse.  Tri-State Wildlife Management is a full service bird control specialist and will help rid your property of any pesky, winged intruders.

To have your Canada goose problem taken care of sooner rather than later, call us today! Put our experience and expertise to work for you!

For Canada goose control in Nyack, NY, contact Hudson Valley Wildlife Goose Chasers!

Tri-State Wildlife Management is fully insured, and we stand behind all of our work.

Florence, KY Squirrel Removal

May 6th, 2014

For Florence, KY squirrel removal and exclusion, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037

Tri-State Wildlife Management is busy excluding squirrels from homes in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, including squirrels in Florence, KY. At this time of year the range of squirrel ages vary, although there are few squirrels that are still too young to leave their nest site. Most juvenile squirrels are teenagers and able to move out of attic spaces and into trees for the summer. Even though most squirrels are able to move out of man-made structures for the summer, some squirrels choose to stay in the comfort of an attic.

Squirrels take advantage of vulnerable areas on homes. These areas include but are not limited to gutters, soffits, and fascia board. Squirrels take advantage of these areas by chewing holes, gaining comfortable shelter in attics and other crevices. All types of structures can be at a risk, including houses, apartment buildings, offices, etc. The materials and quality put into building these structures, as well as maintenance of the home/building, oftentimes determines the vulnerability.

Squirrel Entry Point on Northern Kentucky Home

Squirrel Entry Point on Northern Kentucky Home

 

 

If you have squirrels getting into your attic, be sure to take care of the issue right away, as they are a safety hazard in your home. Squirrels may chew on rafters and electric wires causing structural hazards and fire hazards. Squirrels must chew on wood and other building materials because their teeth continue to grow. Due to this need, they may continue to chew holes into your home or make other vulnerable areas in addition to the safety hazards mentioned.

Squirrel Damage

Squirrel Damage

 

 

Tri-State Wildlife Management offers squirrel removal services in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. As a full service company, Tri-State Wildlife Management not only removes the violating squirrels, but also makes all necessary repairs to make sure the squirrels are excluded from getting into your home.

Tri-State Wildlife Management is fully insured, and we stand behind all our work.

Have you seen squirrels or other wildlife entering your attic or do you hear noises in your attic? Call Tri-State Wildlife Management to make an appointment for a wildlife inspection. For Florence, KY squirrel removal, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037. We will remove and exclude your wildlife violators and make all necessary repairs!