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Bat Removal Ft. Wright, KY

August 15th, 2014

For Bat Removal and Exclusion Services in Ft. Wright, KY, or anywhere in the NKY/Cincy/SE IN area, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037.

Tri-State Wildlife Management is focusing solely on bat work right now, both making repairs on at-risk areas on homes and installing bat excluder doors at bat entry and exit points. In addition, new bat customers are calling in daily, so our technicians are also busy completing bat consultations and inspections. Today, TSWM technicians are working for bat customers in Ft. Wright, KY and Cold Spring, KY.

Bat Removal Ft. Wright, KY: Today, Andrew is completing bat exclusion on a home in Ft. Wright, KY while Andy is finishing up a home in Cold Spring KY. Andrew is sealing all at-risk areas on the home with specialized wildlife restoration products that WILL stand the test of time and the persistence of all bats habituated to this house. The outcome is to prevent bats from entering these at-risk areas once they are excluded from their current bat entry(s).  Some at-risk areas on this home include some construction gaps between the fascia and brick and along a dormer.  On this home, bats have entrypoints under the fascia at one of the peaks of the gable where it meets the roofline and through 2 attic gable vents. These areas will have bat excluding vents installed and sealed.

 

Bat Removal Ft. Wright, KY - Bat Entrypoint on Home in Ft. Wright, KY

Bat Entrypoints on Home in Ft. Wright, KY

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Bat Removal Ft. Wright, KY: For Bat Removal and Exclusion Services in Ft. Wright, KY, or anywhere in the NKY/Cincy/SE IN area, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037.

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Bat Removal Anderson, OH

August 14th, 2014

For Bat Removal and Exclusion Services in Anderson, OH, or anywhere in the Cincy/NKY/SE IN area, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (513) 853-0037.

Bat Removal Anderson, OH: Like every August, Tri-State Wildlife Management is busy with bat work, including bat inspections, and bat exclusionPreliminary bat work involves sealing and repairing all at-risk areas of a home or structure, even if bats are not currently using them as entry and exit points. They are all areas suceptable to bat entry. Once bats are excluded from their entry and exit points, they will attempt to gain access to the structure by other means. TSWM seals all vulnerable areas to prevent bats from gaining access through other areas of the home.

Bat Removal Anderson, OH

Bat Removal Anderson, OH

 

 

 

 

 

This same is applicable to condos and apartment complexes, schools, churches, hospitals and more – all at-risk/vulnerable areas should be sealed so that bats do not find another way into the structure once excluded from using their main entry points. Although TSWM always strongly advises going about bat exclusion in this way, the decision is ultimately up to the customer. Tri-State Wildlife Management is currently working for a homeowner’s association of a condominium complex that was unwilling to seal and repair every portion of every building. Last fall, the homeowner’s association requested that TWSM exclude bats from their main entries on only some units on 2 separate buildings and seal at-risk areas on these units only. The association did not want to complete an inspection on the other units, although TSWM assumed bat entry or potential bat entry.  After plenty of counsel attempting to educate the board members of the condo association, TSWM agreed to do the work, but without a guarantee, and stressed the inevitability of bats entering other portions of the buildings and other nearby buildings.

As expected, the homeowner’s association called a few months later saying that other residents were now experiencing bat problems; including bat bugs within the living space of some units.  TSWM completed an inspection on the requested units and found evidence of bat entry. TSWM completed all preliminary sealing around the units, but had to wait until the spring to fully exclude bats. Just last week, TSWM received another call asking for an inspection on a third building within the same complex. Today, Andrew and Andy performed the inspection on the third building. Bat entry was found, and the technicians will begin bat exclusion tomorrow.

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

Bat Removal Anderson, OH: For Bat Removal and Exclusion Services in Anderson, OH, or anywhere in the NKY/Cincy/SE IN area, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (513) 853-0037.

Bat Removal Cold Spring, KY – (859) 635-0037 – Tri-State Wildlife Management

August 11th, 2014

For Bat Removal and Exclusion Services in Cold Spring, KY, or anywhere in the NKY/Cincy/SE IN area, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037.

August is a big month for bat exclusion work since full bat exclusion may begin as early as August 15th; however, much can be done before that date rolls around. Tri-State Wildlife Management technicians are busy completing all of the preliminary bat exclusion work so that bat exclusion equipment can be set up in a timely manner when the time comes. Today, TSWM technicians are working for bat customers in Lakeside Park, KY and Cold Spring, KY.

Bat Removal Cold Spring, KY: Oftentimes Tri-State Wildlife Management is hired to exclude bats from homes that have had bats excluded previously either by another wildlife company or by homeowners trying to exclude bats themselves. Bat exclusion is very sensitive work that takes a great deal of skill and patience, and the materials used for bat exclusion are also extremely important. Some wildlife companies or homeowners mayexclude bats only for the homeowner to realize later that the workmanship or materials are substandard and bats are back (or were never truly excluded).

Andrew and Andy began the preliminary bat work on this house last week and are still working to remove the work of the previously hired wildlife management company. Simultaneously, the technicians are sealing all at-risk areas on the home with specialized wildlife restoration products that WILL stand the test of time and the persistence of all bats habituated to this house. The idea is to prevent bats from entering these at-risk areas once they are excluded from their current bat entry(s).  On this particular house in Cold Spring, KY, bats are entering the attic through construction gaps on a dormer and between the soffit and brick.

Bat Removal Cold Spring, KY - Tri-State Wildlife Management

Bat Entry on Cold Spring, KY Home

 

 

 

 

 

Tri-State Wildlife Management waits to hear from the bat biologist on staff at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife before excluding bats from their entries. Once we have the go ahead, bat exclusion equipment will be installed on the construction gaps on the dormer and on the construction gap between the soffit and brick. After ensuring no bats are inside the home, the bat exclusion equipment is uninstalled and the entryways are repaired appropriately. TSWM uses only the best wildlife deterrent materials and practices while also taking every step possible to leave homeowners with an aesthetically pleasing repair.

TSWM is fully licensed and insured, and we stand behind all our work.

Bat Removal Cold Spring, KY: For Bat Removal and Exclusion Services in Cold Spring, KY, or anywhere in the NKY/Cincy/SE IN area, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037.

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Bat Removal Lakeside Park, KY – (859) 635-0037 – Tri-State Wildlife Management

August 11th, 2014

For Bat Removal and Exclusion Services in Lakeside Park, KY, or anywhere in the NKY/Cincy/SE IN area, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037.

August is a big month for bat exclusion work since full bat exclusion may begin as early as August 15th; however, much can be done before that date rolls around. Tri-State Wildlife Management technicians are busy completing all of the preliminary bat exclusion work so that bat exclusion equipment can be set up in a timely manner when the time comes. Today, TSWM technician Andrew is working for bat customers in Lakeside Park, KY and Cold Spring, KY.

Bat Removal Lakeside Park, KY: The Lakeside Park, KY home is a very typical job in which Andrew is sealing all at-risk areas on the home with specialized wildlife restoration products. The idea is to prevent bats from entering these at-risk areas once they are exclued from their current bat entry(s). In addition, Andrew is also installing a bat deterrant chimney cap over the chimney flue so bats cannot roost in the chimney flue or get into the house from the fireplace. On this particular house in Lakeside Park, KY, bats are using louver vents to gain access to the attic.

Tri-State Wildlife Management - Bat Removal Lakeside Park, KY

Bat entry on Lakeside Park, KY home through louver vent

 

 

Tri-State Wildlife Management waits to hear from the bat biologist on staff at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife before excluding bats from their entries. Once we have the go ahead, bat exclusion equipment will be installed on both louver vents. After ensuring no bats are inside the home, the bat exclusion equipment is uninstalled and the entryways are repaired appropriately. TSWM uses only the best wildlife deterrent materials and practices while also taking every step possible to leave homeowners with an aesthetically pleasing repair.

TSWM is fully licensed and insured, and we stand behind all our work.

Bat Removal Lakeside Park, KY: For Bat Removal and Exclusion Services in the NKY/Cincy/SE IN area, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037.

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Bat Removal and Exclusion Services – Northern Kentucky, Cincinnati, & Southeast, IN

July 29th, 2014

For bat removal and exclusion services in northern Kentucky, Cincinnati, or southeast IN, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037 or (513) 853-0037.

Bat in Northern Kentucky

Bat Captured from Northern Kentucky Home

 

 

Bat season is in full swing. Soon it willbe time to fully exclude bats from attics, chimneys, and other home crevices. Tri-State Wildlife Management has customers across Northern Kentucky with bat issues, including customers in Alexandria, Cold Spring, Newport, Covington, Crestview Hills, Ft. Wright, Crescent Springs, and Villa Hills. TSWM also has current bat customers in Brookville and Lawrenceburg, IN, as well as many customers throughout Cincinnati, including Hyde Park, Oakley, Anderson, and Delhi.

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Call Tri-State Wildlife Management now to begin the prelimnary bat exclusion process. (859) 635-0037 or (513) 853-0037.

Bat Removal Highland Heights, KY

July 24th, 2014

For Bat Removal and Exclusion Services in Highland Heights, Kentucky, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037.

Bat Removal Highland Heights, KY

Bat Removal Highland Heights, KY 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. Due to the breeding and roosting habits of bats, timing the removal of a bat colony is crucial to both the success of the exclusion as well as its legality and therefore best left to the experts.

Bats often enter the occupied spaces of businesses or residences due to their roost being in close proximity to open windows, doors, and attic access. Tri-State Wildlife Management’s technicians are thoroughly trained in bat eviction/venting procedures and educate their customers regarding the best solution to rid their property of a bat invasion. The process starts with a meticulous inspection of the property designed to identify structural defects, as well as current and potential bat entry points that lead into the interiors of the structure. The inspection is intended to assist in the evaluation of the overall bat colony within the condition of the building.

In addition to removal/exclusion services, Tri-State Wildlife Management (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.

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 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.

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For Bat Removal and Exclusion Services in Highland Heights, KY, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037.

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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