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Cincinnati, OH – Squirrels Chewing Wires is Fire Hazard

December 11th, 2014

For squirrel prevention, removal, and exclusion in Cincinnati, Northern KY, or Southeastern IN, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (513) 853-0037 or (859) 635-0037.

 

Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

Cincinnati, OH – Squirrels Chewing Wires is Fire Hazard: PNC’s Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo is a wonderful Cincinnati tradition that attracts many families this time of year. Unfortunately, the lights (or more specifically, the wires) are also attracting squirrels. The zoo is teeming with squirrels year round, as it’s a wonderful squirrel habitat with an abundance of food thanks to tulip bulbs and visitors’ lunches. Squirrels are notorious chewers, and will chew on just about anything. One of their favorites happens to be electrical wires. Zoo staff is scrambling to replace strands of light ruined by squirrels. For more information on this ongoing issue, click one of the following news links: FOX19, WCPO, Cincinnati.com, NPR.

This news coverage of the squirrel issue at the Cincinnati Zoo’s Festival of Lights brings to the forefront a dangerous problem many people never think about. Anytime a squirrel enters a home or structure with electrical wiring, they create a fire hazard. Squirrels have incisors that continuously grow, and the only way to keep them short is to gnaw. Squirrels gain access to the inside of homes (usually to the attic) by chewing holes through outside construction materials, including siding, gutters, fascia board, shingles, and drip edge. Once inside, they chew on rafters and electrical wiring. For some reason, just as the squirrels are attracted to the lights at the zoo, they are attracted to electrical wiring in homes.

Homeowners and businesses alike should not waste anytime if they suspect a squirrel is getting into their home or building. Tri-State Wildlife Management (TSWM) can determine whether you have a squirrel or other rodent entering your home, and they will take care of the problem for you. TSWM starts with customer education and a full house inspection to determine the culprit and to pin point all entry points and vulnerable areas. TSWM looks for vulnerable areas on your home because they may easily become entry points in the future. TSWM is a full service company, providing removal, exclusion, and repair services, along with habitat modification, restoration, and clean up services when needed.

Now is the perfect time to schedule your home inspection with Tri-State Wildlife Management. Call (513) 853-0037 or (859) 635-0037 to speak with a TSWM team member today.

Tri-State Wildlife Management – Protecting You, Your Property, and Your Investment

Cincinnati, OH – Squirrels Chewing Wires is Fire Hazard: For squirrel prevention, removal, and exclusion in Cincinnati, Northern KY, or Southeastern IN, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (513) 853-0037.

Newport, KY Raccoon Removal

December 10th, 2014

For raccoon removal in Newport, KY or anywhere in Northern Kentucky, Cincinnati, or Southeastern, IN call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037 or (513) 853-0037

Newport, KY Raccoon Removal

Newport, KY Raccoon Removal: Raccoons are common city dwellers that tend to wreak havoc whenever living in close proximity to humans. At the very least they may overturn and rummage through trash cans and eat pet food. If that isn’t headache enough, raccoons are also notorious for damaging homes and property in an attempt to gain access to the inside of your home. Their clawing and tearing habits often lead to successful entry into attics, chimneys, and other crevices of homes and businesses.

Tri-State Wildlife Management typically receives calls from homeowners about noises in the attic or on the roof. Although a thorough home inspection performed by Tri-State Wildlife Management will confirm what the intruder might be, there are some clues that may identify the culprit easily. First, the time of day that noises in the attic are heard may tip off TSWM to what animal is invading the home. Since raccoons are nocturnal, movement during the night, especially exiting and re-entering an attic, is a strong sign of raccoon. Also, the time of year in relation to the types of noises heard may also help determine what type of wildlife in entering the home. As mentioned earlier in the paragraph, TSWM will do a thorough inspection of the home to determine the culprit. The inspection also identifies entry points on the home and other at-risk areas. A removal and exclusion plan is then put into motion to ensure all violators are caught and that no new violators can re-enter, regardless of wildlife species.

Tri-State Wildlife Management also offers prevention, restoration, and cleanup services for all wildlife issues. TSWM uses a variety of products and methods for repairs, prevention, and restoration.  TSWM seals homes and businesses with specialized wildlife restoration products, installs custom and standard raccoon chimney caps, vent screens/coverings, as well as barrier walls and fencing. TSWM provides habitat modification as another preventative technique. When cleanup services are needed or desired, it typically involves the removal of bird, bat, or raccoon droppings, and contaminated debris from attics or other wildlife invaded areas.

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

For raccoon removal in Newport, KY or anywhere in Northern Kentucky, Cincinnati, or Southeastern, IN call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037 or (513) 853-0037

Newport, KY Squirrel Removal

December 9th, 2014

For squirrel removal in Newport, KY or anywhere in Northern Kentucky, Cincinnati, and Southeastern IN, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 6635-0037 or (513) 853-0037.

Squirrel Removal Newport, KY

Newport, KY Squirrel Removal: Squirrels are typical rodents found throughout the Greater Cincinnati area, so typical that it seems you see a squirrel everywhere you look. Squirrels especially thrive in areas with mature nut and fruit bearing trees, and wherever else they can find an easy food source. Many urban and suburban areas are teeming with squirrels, especially in yards with bird feeders or trees. Although squirrels may be nice to look at, they become a major nuisance when they decide to take up residence in the your attic. Squirrels are notorious chewers, and oftentimes gnaw their way right into your attic space.

Few homes are completely exempt the possibility of a squirrel invasion; however, there are many factors that make some homes more susceptible to squirrel entry than others. First, materials used to build a home matter – siding, gutters, shingles, metal, and wood, just to name a few, can all be chewed through by a squirrel. Brick, stone, and cement may be the only building materials safe from squirrel chew. Even on brick and stone houses, wood fascia, gutters, shingles, etc., are all still susceptible. The condition of a home is also important – if your home has weak or rotted areas in need of repair, your house is more vulnerable. In addition, yards with mature trees and bird feeders also attract squirrels to your home. Even with all of these factors to ponder, sometimes there seems to be no rhyme or reason to why a squirrel chose your home or business to invade.

Regardless of the reason, Tri-State Wildlife Management is here for you to solve your wildlife problem, whether squirrels are the culprit or another it’s another wild animal, such as raccoons, mice, or bats. TSWM begins with a thorough home inspection and customer education, followed by an Integrated Wildlife Management Program, unique to your situation. The IWMP typically involves trapping and removing the violating squirrels and excluding them from the home. All repairs by TSWM are completed using wildlife grade construction materials to deter other squirrels from chewing in. During your home inspection, TSWM will also point out vulnerable, at-risk areas to your home that are susceptible to future squirrel entry. TSWM is happy to repair these areas of your home also.

Tri-State Wildlife Management – Protecting You, Your Property, and Your Investment

Newport, KY Squirrel Removal: For squirrel removal in Newport, KY or anywhere in Northern Kentucky, Cincinnati, and Southeastern IN, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 6635-0037 or (513) 853-0037.

Newport, KY Wildlife Removal

December 4th, 2014

For wildlife removal in Newport, KY or anywhere in Northern KY, Cincinnati, or Southeastern IN, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037 or (513) 853-0037

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Newport, KY Wildlife Removal

Newport, KY Wildlife Removal: Wild animals in the Greater Cincinnati area are actively seeking warm shelter for the cold winter. Although outdoor den sites are typical for many rodents during the hot summer, those same den sites are not ideal this time of year. Oftentimes, raccoons and squirrels seek out shelter in the attics, chimneys, and other crevices of homes and businesses. Bats and mice are also typical residences of attics. If you hear noises in your attic, ceiling, wall, or chimney, you probably have a wild animal(s) in your home.

All homes can at one time or another be vulnerable to wildlife entry; however, homes in need of repair are most at risk. “In need of repair” can mean anything as simple as a loose gutter or shingle, or as complicated as chimney tuck pointing or needing a whole new roof. Due to the historical nature of the homes in Newport, KY, many homes may be in need of some type of repair, be it simple or complicated.

It is important to mention, however, that a home or building may not need any repairs, but is still vulnerable to a wildlife invasion. Many factors play into this, so we’ll explore a few of them here:

First, if wildlife are attracted to your yard, they will be more attracted to your home as well. Mature trees, shrubbery, overgrown landscaping, bird feeders, pet food and garbage cans left outside, etc., all contribute to an increase in wildlife in your yard. If squirrels and raccoons are using your yard as a place to live in the warmer months, they may not look any further than your home as a place to stay for the winter.

Another factor that makes some homes and buildings more vulnerable than others is the type of outdoor construction materials used. Brick is less vulnerable than siding, and wood is typically the most vulnerable. Other building materials are also very important, including chimney capping, fascia, drip edge, etc.

A related factor is the quality of workmanship. In the Greater Cincinnati area, it’s common for builders to not install drip edge on homes. Lack of drip edge gives squirrels enough space to begin gnawing their way into a home. It is also enough space for raccoons to get a grip to start ripping their way in. Lastly, lack of drip edge gives bats or mice enough clearance to enter into a home.

As a full service company, Tri-State Wildlife Management initiates an Integrated Wildlife Management Program beginning with an inspection and customer education, followed by removal of intrusive wildlife and repair of wildlife damage. TSWM also offers prevention, restoration, and cleanup services.

Tri-State Wildlife Management uses a variety of products and methods for repairs, prevention, and restoration.  TSWM seals homes and businesses with specialized wildlife restoration products, installs custom and standard chimney caps, vent screens/coverings, as well as barrier walls and fencing. TSWM provides habitat modification as another preventative technique. When cleanup services are needed or desired, it typically involves the removal of bird, bat, or raccoon droppings, and contaminated debris from attics or other wildlife invaded areas. TSWM also offers dead animal removal services and MUCH MORE.

We strive for the most humane and environmentally effective techniques for dealing with 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 fully licensed and insured, and we stand behind all our work.

For wildlife removal in Newport, KY or anywhere in Northern KY, Cincinnati, or Southeastern IN, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037 or (513) 853-0037

 

Mariemont, OH Squirrel Removal

November 26th, 2014

For wildlife removal, exclusion, and repair services in Cincinnati, Northern KY, or Southeastern IN, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (513) 853-0037 or (859) 635-0037.

Squirrel Removal Mariemont, OH

Tri-State Wildlife Management – Protecting You, Your Property, and Your Investments

Mariemont, OH Squirrel Removal: Looking for a warm place to call home for the winter, squirrels are taking up residence in the attics, walls, and chimneys of Cincinnati homes. Although squirrels prefer tree den sites during the hot summer, they would much prefer to stay within the warm confines of your home during the cold winter. The Village of Mariemont is just one of the many areas around Cincinnati this winter that will have home and business owners frustrated with squirrels getting into their attics and building crevices. Tri-State Wildlife Management can take care of your squirrel problems and give you peace of mind this winter.

Squirrels are one of the more frustrating animals to deal with because they can be difficult to remove and exclude permanently. Squirrels can be difficult to trap, and squirrel trapping requires a lot a patience. Sometimes it takes squirrels a long time to get used to new things, including traps. It may take awhile for the squirrels to get used to the trap and actually go inside of it. Also, there can be multiple squirrels living in one attic, so squirrel trapping isn’t usually a one and done process. Tri-State Wildlife Management has the experience and patience needed to remove all violating squirrels from your home.

Squirrels can be difficult to exclude permanently because they can gnaw their way back into a home even after their entry points have been repaired. Wildlife grade construction materials must be used to repair the entry points, but even further, vulnerable areas on the home must also be repaired or they too will become entry points for squirrels. Even when taking every precaution, squirrels may continue to gnaw on the exterior of your home in an attempt to gain access to the attic. Some habitat modification tips, such as trimming back trees 10 feet or more from the roof, and taking down bird feeders may help solve this problem. The carpenter on staff at Tri-State Wildlife Management only uses wildlife grade construction materials to repair entry points and at-risk areas on your home to give you and your home the best line of defense against violating squirrels.

Once a squirrel has found a winter home in an attic or other home crevice, it will return yearly. This becomes an even bigger issue because squirrel young can also return yearly. In addition, other squirrels may take up residence if they pick up squirrel scent. One way to mitigate this issue is to do a thorough job when trapping to ensure all violating squirrels are removed.

Tri-State Wildlife Management works for you to provide a cost effective solution to your squirrel intrusion and/or damage issue. As a full service company, we initiate an Integrated Wildlife Management Program beginning with an inspection and customer education, followed by removal of intrusive squirrels and repair of squirrel damage. TSWM also offers prevention, restoration, and cleanup services.

Tri-State Wildlife Management uses a variety of products and methods for repairs, prevention, and restoration.  Not only does TSWM seal homes and businesses with specialized wildlife restoration products, but we also install wildlife deterrent custom and standard chimney caps, vent screens/coverings, as well as barrier walls and fencing. We strive for the most humane and environmentally effective techniques for dealing with 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 fully insured, and we stand behind all of our work.

Mariemont, OH Squirrel Removal: For squirrel removal and exclusion in Cincinnati, Northern KY, or Southeastern IN, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (513) 853-0037.

Anderson Township, OH Dead Deer Removal

November 25th, 2014

For carcass removal or wildlife control in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, or Southeastern Indiana, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (513) 853-0037 or (859) 635-0037.

Dead Deer Removal

White-tailed Deer

Anderson Township, OH Dead Deer Removal: November is an important month regarding deer in the greater Cincinnati area. Three things can be observed in the month of November, each having a common cause. To start with, Tri-State Wildlife Management receives a spike of calls from customers in need of deer carcass removal. Secondly, many deer are hit by vehicles. According to State Farm Insurance, “November is the No. 1 month for deer-vehicle collisions, followed by October and December.” Lastly, deer hunting seasons in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana all include November in some fashion, be it gun or bow season.

The cause of all three of these is found in the biology and behavior of white tailed deer. Mating season for deer occurs in the late fall, leading to an increase in movement, especially for bucks, in search of does. When a home or business owner calls Tri-State Wildlife Management about a deer carcass on their property, it’s usually due to the deer being seriously injured by a vehicle, only to walk nearby and die.

Tri-State Wildlife Management takes the burden of a decomposing deer (and the related stench) off the hands of property, home, and business owners. TSWM removes dear carcasses at all stages of decomposition and can deodorize the area.

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

Anderson Township, OH Dead Deer Removal: Tri-State Wildlife Management – Wildlife Control and Carcass Removal in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana. For dead deer removal, call today at (859) 635-0037.

Mouse Removal Highland Heights, KY

November 24th, 2014

For mouse removal in Highland Heights, KY or anywhere in Northern KY, Cincinnati, or Southeastern IN, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037.

Tri-State Wildlife Management – Protecting You, Your Property, and Your Investment.

Mouse Removal Anderson, OH

Mouse Removal Highland Heights, KY: Mice are common but unwelcome house guests in most homes. Some common mouse signs include: noises in your ceiling, walls, or duct work; mouse droppings; nibbled food and crumbs; and nesting material. Droppings, food, and nests are telltale signs that you have mice in your home, but when noises are the only sign, it can be difficult to determine if mice are the problem. Squirrels, raccoons, bats, and birds, can all cause noises in ceilings and walls, so we may have to investigate further to determine the culprit.

Sometimes Tri-State Wildlife Management receives calls from potential customers who already know they have a mouse problem (based on droppings, food debri, or nesting material), but later start hearing noises in their ceiling or walls. In order for TSWM to determine whether another animal is also present, a thorough home inspection is performed. If another animal is to blame for making the noise in the walls or ceiling, a removal and exclusion plan can be implemented. This typically involves trapping the target animal and then repairing entry points or vulnerable areas on the home with wildlife grade construction materials.

Regardless of whether another wild animal is present, Tri-State Wildlife Management can also implement a mouse trapping program. The trapping program will be targeted to the areas of the home where mice are suspected of occupying. Common trap placement by Tri-State Wildlife Management include attics and basements, as these are usually less accessible to homeowners. Trap placement is based on present mouse sign and a discussion with the homeowner about where mouse sign has been observed. After the inspection and trap set up, TSWM and the homeowner stay in contact to discuss checking and removing traps.

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

For wildlife removal in Highland Heights, KY or anywhere in Northern Kentucky, Cincinnati, or SE Indiana, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037.

Wildlife Removal Independence, KY

November 14th, 2014

For wildlife removal in Independence, KY or anywhere in Northern Kentucky, Cincinnati, or SE Indiana, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037.

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wildlife removal Independence, KY

Squirrel on Roof

Wildlife Removal Independence, KY: The weather has certainly turned much colder this week, so wild animals in Independence, KY and other neighborhoods in the greater Cincinnati area are taking advantage of the warmth that attics of homes and businesses offer. The main 3 culprits of attic-dwelling wildlife include raccoons, squirrels, and bats.

Raccoons are unpleasant house “guests”, since they not only tear apart your home to seek entry, but also they create smelly, unsanitary latrines in your attic insulation. Squirrels are also bad house “guests”, as they will chew entryways and gnaw on EVERYTHING in your attic, including rafters and electrical wires! Of course this is a major hazard, as chewed rafters can weaken the entire structure and chewed electrical wires can start a fire. If you have bats in your attic, you may not sense their presence until the spring, as they’re beginning to hibernate, but they also create unsanitary latrines and and can carry rabies, both important reasons to keep them out of your house. Squirrels and raccoons will stay active throughout the winter, the only exception being if there is a long bout of extreme weather.

All three of these wild animals are prevalent in Independence, KY as well as the rest of Northern Kentucky, Cincinnati, and Southeast Indiana. As Independence grows in human population, more neighborhoods and homes are built, while less natural habitat is available to wildlife. It’s a common misconception that wild animals suffer from neighborhood developments, while the truth is that houses and other man-made structures are much more comfortable habitats for wildlife. Of course, this is to the displeasure of the unfortunate businesses and homeowners who happen to be targeted by wildlife.  Bats, squirrels, and raccoons all take advantage of these man-made structures, especially during the colder months. They are much more comfortable spending their time in warm attic insulation as opposed to den or roost sites in nature.

There are measures that businesses and homeowners in Independence, KY can take to deter wildlife from seeking refuge in their building or home. First, habitat modification, such as keeping landscaping tidy, trees trimmed, and garbage cans and pet food inside can go a long way in keeping wildlife disinterested in your home. Unfortunately, though, with wildlife, there are never any guarantees. You may do everything right, and raccoons, squirrels, and bats may still target your home. Another measure businesses and homeowners can take to try and prevent wildlife entry is to have a wildlife home inspection.

Tri-State Wildlife Management offers thorough, affordable home inspections. You may choose to do this as a precautionary measure, or you may already suspect something has already taken up residence in your attic or home. Tri-State Wildlife Management’s technician / carpenter who performs the inspection, will identify any wildlife entries as well as weak, vulnerable areas that could become future entries. It may seem excessive to a business or homeowner that the vulnerable areas be identified, but it is actually very important; raccoons, squirrels, and bats will all attempt, usually successfully, to reenter a home even after their entry is repaired.

Once an inspection is performed on your home, Tri-State Wildlife Management will be able to tell you whether your home, as of the date of the inspection, is low risk for wildlife entry, or if there is evidence of wildlife entry or vulnerable areas. If there is evidence of wildlife entry, TSWM will suggest a removal and exclusion plan suited to fit your individual needs. As mentioned previously, wildlife will cause damage to your home once excluded if they are not removed from the area, so an exclusion only solution is really no solution at all. TSWM has a carpenter on staff that will repair areas on your home that are being used as entry points, and areas that may be susceptible to future wildlife entry. TSWM only uses wildlife grade construction materials to further deter wildlife from reentering your home. In addition, TSWM offers a variety of wildlife grade chimney caps and covers to prevent wildlife intrusion. Another common wildlife service offered by Tri-State Wildlife Management is attic clean-ups, which are usually performed when an attic has significant raccoon or bat latrines.

TSWM prides itself in being a professional, quality, full service company that will take care of you from the first phone call until your wildlife problem is solved. Call today to schedule your affordable home inspection.

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

Wildlife Removal Independence, KY: For wildlife removal in Independence, KY or anywhere else in Northern Kentucky, Cincinnati, or SE Indiana, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037.

Ft. Mitchell, KY Squirrel Removal

November 13th, 2014

For squirrel removal in Ft. Mitchell, KY or anywhere in Northern Kentucky, Cincinnati, or SE Indiana, call Tri-state Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037.

squirrel removal Ft. Mitchell KY

Ft. Mitchell, KY Squirrel Removal: The weather has turned colder, so there’s a mad rush by wildlife to finalize their plans for the winter. Squirrels are fattened, nuts are buried, and now, it’s time to find some nice, warm insulation to snuggle into. During the warm, summer months, squirrels are most comfortable denning in mature trees, but when the weather turns cold, squirrels take advantage of warmer, man-made structures. Squirrels gain access to the inside of homes (typically attics and walls) by chewing on construction material. Aside from stone, brick, and certain metals, no construction material can fully withstand the gnawing of a squirrel. Squirrels have incisors that grow continuously, and the only way to keep their teeth short and sharp is by chewing. Squirrels will take advantage of any construction gaps, weak areas, and even perfectly constructed and maintained areas on a home.

It is important to point out that squirrels not only chew holes to get into your home, but once inside, they continue to chew. This is a serious hazard, because squirrels tend to chew on electrical wires, which can cause fire. In addition, if squirrels have access to rafters over many years, the rafters can be weakened. If you use your attic for storage and have a squirrel invasion, whatever property is stored is susceptible to damage.

Unfortunately, squirrels are repeat violators – once they find a home in your home, they’ll stay there unless evicted. One of the most frustrating things for a homeowner with a squirrel issue is to repair entryways only to have a new entry chewed open by a squirrel. To prevent this situation, it is important to not only exclude violating squirrels by repairing entries and vulnerable areas, but also to trap and remove the squirrels that have made your house their home. It is also vital to repair entries and vulnerable areas with wildlife grade construction materials to help deter future squirrel or wildlife problems.

Preventive maintenance can go a long way in keeping your family and property wildlife free this winter. Tri-State Wildlife Management offers affordable, but thorough, home inspections that can identify wildlife entries and potential entries. As a full service company, TSWM offers exclusion, wildlife deterrent chimney cap installation, repairs, trapping, and removal. In addition, TSWM educates customers on how to prevent future attempts by wildlife to enter your home, including habitat modification.

The amount of mature trees in Ft. Mitchell, KY make it a squirrel haven. Squirrels can enjoy the coolness of a tree den site in the warmer months, an abundance of tree nuts in the fall, and nearby home attics provide squirrels with a comfortable den for the winter. Call Tri-State Wildlife Management if squirrels have invaded your home for the winter, or call for a preventive home inspection. TSWM is fully licensed and insured, and we stand behind all our work.

Tri-State Wildlife Management – Protecting You, Your Property, and Your Investment

Ft. Mitchell, KY Squirrel Removal: For wildlife removal in Northern Kentucky, Cincinnati, or SE Indiana, call Tri-state Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037.

Raccoon Removal Ft. Thomas, KY

November 6th, 2014

For raccoon removal in Ft. Thomas, KY or anywhere in Northern Kentucky, Cincinnati, or SE Indiana, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037.

Raccoon Removal Ft. Thomas, KY: Is your home safe from intruders? You probably take all of the typical precautions such as locking your doors and windows and closing your garage door. You may even have a security system installed to protect yourself and property from intruders. But these safety measures do not protect you and your property from all types of intruders.

There’s another type of intruder that doesn’t use the door or windows to break in; instead, the type of intruder we’re talking about can come through any construction gap the size of a softball or sometimes even smaller. If a construction gap doesn’t exist, they have no problem creating one by ripping off shingles or fascia board to gain access to an attic. They also commonly take advantage of uncapped or “under capped” chimneys.

Raccoon Removal Ft. Thomas, KY

Raccoon Removal
Ft. Thomas, KY

The type of intruder we’re talking about is raccoons. In the fall, raccoons enter attics and chimneys looking for a warm, cozy den to spend the winter. In northern Kentucky and Cincinnati, raccoons still venture outside their den site to find food, but they may stay holed up if there is a hard winter storm or extreme temperatures.  Even though raccoons do not invade your home to intentionally steal or cause you harm, nonetheless, they can wreak havoc in your home and cause damage to your attic and/or property.  Although raccoons will leave to find food, they are not leaving to find a restroom. Raccoons typically make latrines in attic insulation.

If you have had raccoons invade your home in the past, chances are, you will have violators again. It’s important to exclude raccoons from entering your home by repairing any entry points or at-risk areas with wildlife grade construction materials. Past violators will go to great lengths to reenter an attic den site, even ripping apart repaired entryways and finding other vulnerable areas. In addition, raccoons can smell homes that are/have been occupied by other raccoons, which attracts them to the home.

In order to prevent a new raccoon invasion, not only should raccoons be excluded with wildlife grade materials, raccoons should be trapped and removed from the area. Also, it might be necessary to do an attic clean-out of soiled insulation. This may help in preventing new raccoon invaders from entering your home.

Just as you lock your doors and windows and close your garage to prevent intruders, and even subscribe to a security system, you should prevent wildlife home invaders. Tri-State Wildlife Management can help you get your home ready to stand against wildlife intruders such as raccoons. As a full service company, we initiate an Integrated Wildlife Management Program beginning with an inspection and customer education, followed by removal of intrusive wildlife and repair of wildlife damage. TSWM also offers prevention, restoration, and cleanup services.

Our courteous staff works for you to provide cost effective prevention, or when needed, a solution to your raccoon intrusion and/or damage issue. Tri-State Wildlife Management uses a variety of products and methods for repairs, prevention, restoration, and clean-outs.  TSWM seals homes and businesses with specialized wildlife restoration products, installs custom and standard chimney caps, vent screens/coverings, as well as barrier walls and fencing. TSWM provides habitat modification as another preventative technique.

We strive for the most humane and environmentally effective techniques for dealing with 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 fully insured, and we stand behind all of our work.

Tri-State Wildlife Management – Protecting You, Your Property, and Your Investments

For raccoon removal in Ft. Thomas, KY or anywhere in Northern Kentucky, Cincinnati, or SE Indiana, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037.