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Raccoon Chimney Cap Erlanger, KY

October 24th, 2014

Tri-State Wildlife Management  - serving your wildlife control and removal needs in Cincy, NKY and SEI, including raccoon chimney cap installation. Call us for an appointment at 859-635-0037.

Raccoon chimney caps

Wildlife Deterrent Screen and Chimney Caps

As the weather turns colder, wildlife are returning / searching for a warm place to hole up over the winter. Squirrels and raccoons are attracted to man-made structures as cold weather dens for the same reasons we prefer being inside our homes rather than out in the elements. Attics and chimneys of homes and buildings work as great den sites for wildlife. Wildlife are not only protected from the harsh temperatures, but they are also protected from wind, snow, etc.

Homeowners and business owners should take every precaution to prevent wildlife intrusion. A thorough inspection of the outside of a building should be completed in order to identify and repair any potential wildlife entries, including both construction gaps and vulnerable areas. Weather and wild animal pulling/scratching/chewing/gnawing can quickly turn a vulnerable area into a gap large enough for an animal to enter. Tri-State Wildlife Management offers thorough, affordable inspections of homes and businesses alike. Getting a wildlife inspection now may save you a lot of money in the future.

Another important component to protecting your home or business from potential wildlife intrusion is installing wildlife deterrent chimney caps over all chimneys. Chimneys are preferred den sites for raccoons and squirrels. In addition, bats oftentimes choose to roost in chimneys. Tri-State Wildlife Management only uses the highest quality wildlife deterrent chimney caps, and they offer affordable, professional chimney cap installation.

In addition, all vents should be screened or covered to prevent wildlife entry, including louver vents, dryer vents, roof vents, etc. Tri-State Wildlife Management offers affordable, professional installation of wildlife deterrent vents and covers.

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

TSWM – Serving wildlife control and removal needs for Cincy, NKY and SEI, including raccoon chimney cap installation. Call us for an appointment at 859-635-0037.

Wildlife Removal Highland Heights, KY

October 17th, 2014

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.


squirrel removal Covington, KY

Summer is over and fall is well underway. This means that wild animals are beginning to prepare for the cold winter. Squirrels are fattening up on mast (tree fruits and nuts), which helps them stay warm and acts as a reserve when food is scarce during the winter. Squirrels also collect and bury food in shallow holes (caches) to be eaten later. Raccoons are eating more too in preparation for winter when food is more scarce. In the Greater Cincinnati area, raccoons may become inactive if there is severe cold or a long winter storm, but they typically still venture out of their dens in search of food.

Not only are squirrels and raccoons fattening up in preparation for winter, but they are also searching for a nice, comfortable den. In cities and suburbs, wildlife often takes advantage of man-made structures such as houses; more specifically, attics and chimneys. Squirrels and raccoons typically return to their previous cold weather den sites, so if wildlife has taken up residence in an attic in years past, most likely, they will return. Habituated squirrels and raccoons must be trapped and the entry points sealed in order to prevent reentry. It’s important to note that if a homeowner has had squirrel or raccoon issues in the past but did not trap the violators, they will attempt, usually successfully, to gain access into a home by chewing a new entry. In a similar scenario, if a homeowner has wildlife entry issues in the past, it may come back to haunt them. Both habituated and non-habituated squirrels and raccoons can smell the scent from an attic that has had squirrel or raccoon inhabitants, so it’s important to be on the alert for any new entries and to repair any vulnerable areas (potential entries) on a structure.

The courteous staff of Tri-State Wildlife Management  works for you to provide a cost effective solution to your wildlife 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 wildlife and repair of wildlife damage. TSWM also offers prevention, restoration, and cleanup services. TSWM is fully licensed and insured, and we stand behind all our work.

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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.

Squirrel Removal Covington KY

October 14th, 2014
Squirrel Removal Covington, KY

Squirrel Removal Covington, KY

For Squirrel Removal and Exclusion Services in Covington, KY (41017), or anywhere in the Cincy/NKY/SE IN area, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037.

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

Squirrel Removal Covington KY: Are squirrels invading your home and eating away at your soffits and eves?

Squirrels can be one of the most destructive home-intruding animals.  They often gnaw on wood, cables or electrical wiring and almost any stored item.  The gnawing of wire is perhaps the scariest and serious damage they do – stripping the insulation from the wires increases the chances of a short and the risk of fire.

If you suspect squirrels are in your attic, hear noises in the attic or have squirrels crossing the roof, you should call Tri-State Wildlife Management.  We are experts in eliminating squirrel problems through our squirrel removal and exclusion services.  We can diagnose your problem, remove the squirrels, and provide the necessary repairs to cover holes and construction gaps that are allowing them entry into your home or business.

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

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

For Squirrel Removal and Exclusion Services in Covington, KY (41017) or anywhere in the NKY/Cincy/SE IN area, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037.

Raccoon Removal Covington, KY

October 7th, 2014
Raccoon Removal Covington, KY

Raccoon Removal Covington, KY

For Raccoon Removal and Exclusion Services in Covington, KY (41017), or anywhere in the Cincy/NKY/SE IN area, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037.

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Raccoon Control & Removal

Raccoon Removal Covington, KY: Are raccoons ransacking your attic, soffits, and shingles?As the weather turns colder, raccoons are making their way into homes and structures. Raccoons can be one of the most destructive animals while trying to get into homes or once habituated to a home.  They are so curious and active that they tear into soffits and eves with a breeze, spread shingles like an industrial wood chipper, and pull ill-fitted caps off of chimneys. Tri-State Wildlife Management offers raccoon removal in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.  TSWM will eliminate the violators and the havoc that they may have left behind. If you suspect raccoons in the attic or hear noises in the chimney or fireplace, call Tri-State Wildlife Management.  We are experts at eliminating our customers’ raccoon problems with our raccoon removal, exclusion, and repair services. We can diagnose your problem, remove the raccoons, and provide the necessary repairs to cover holes and construction gaps that are allowing them entry into your home or business. We also offer full attic cleanups after raccoon removal!

The common raccoon Procyon lotor is probably best known for its mischievous-looking face mask which undoubtedly matches his behavior.  Raccoons are usually a grizzled grey in color with a tail marked by seven alternating black and brown rings. Body coloration can vary from albino, (white) to melanistic (black) or brown. An annual molt, or shedding, of the fur begins in the spring and lasts about three months.

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

For Raccoon Removal and Exclusion Services in Covington, KY (41017) or anywhere in the NKY/Cincy/SE IN area, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037.

Bat Removal 41011 Covington, KY – Damage and Damage Identification

September 8th, 2014

Bat Removal Covington, KY (41011) – BATS: Brought to you by Tri-State Wildlife Management Covington’s Experts in Bat Removal, Exclusion, and Repair (859) 635-0037

Bat Removal 41011 – 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.

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. Two common bat problems in the Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky area include a solitary bat accidentally entering the living space of a structure and bats roosting in the attics or chimneys of homes or building. Signs that bats may be living in a structure include seeing bats going in/out of the building, and the presence of bat droppings (guano).

Bat Removal 41011 Covington, KY

Bat Guano on Roof

 

 

 

 

 

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

Bat Removal 41011 – For Bat Removal and Exclusion Services in Covington, KY or anywhere in NKY/Cincy/SEI, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037.

Bat Removal 41015 Covington, KY – Disease

September 6th, 2014

Bat Removal (41015) Covington, KY – BATS: Brought to you by Tri-State Wildlife Management Covington’s Experts in Bat Removal, Exclusion, and Repair (859) 635-0037

 

Bats Series Part 2: Disease Tri-State Wildlife Management continues to receive many calls from people in the Tri-State area, including Covington, KY, 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 to educating the public about bats. The second part in this series provides information on bat diseases and their potential health risk to humans.

Bat Guano - Bat Removal 41015 Covington, KY

Bat Guano in Covington, KY Home

 

 

 

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

For Bat Removal and Exclusion Services in Covington, KY (41015) or anywhere in the NKY/Cincy/SE IN area, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037.

Bat Removal Covington, KY (41014) – Synopsis and Biology

September 4th, 2014

Bat Removal Covington, KY (41014) – BATS: Brought to you by Tri-State Wildlife Management Covington’s Experts in Bat Removal, Exclusion, and Repair (859) 635-0037

Bat Removal Covington, KY (41014) – 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 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.

Bat Removal Covington, KY (41014)

 

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

For Bat Removal and Exclusion Services in Covington, KY (41014) or anywhere in the NKY/Cincy/SE IN area, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037.

Bat Removal Villa Hills, KY (41017)

August 25th, 2014

For Bat Removal and Exclusion Services in Villa Hills, KY (41017) or anywhere in the NKY/Cincy/SE IN area, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037.

Bat Removal Villa Hills, KY - Bat Guano on Villa Hills, KY Home - Tri-State Wildlife Management

Bat Guano on Villa Hills, KY Home

Bat Removal Villa Hills, KY (41017): Tri-State Wildlife Management is busy with bats. One of the most obvious signs of bat entry in a home or business is the presence of bat guano near an entry point. The picture above is from a house in Villa Hills, KY where bats are entering near the gutter.

According to the Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management, bats defecate right before going into their entry point and below their roost site. Bat droppings are similar to mouse droppings, so the following are some indicators that you’re dealing with bats and not mice: a shiny appearance from insect contents, clusters of droppings (latrines), and crumbly when dry. It is important to note, however, that a fungus that grows on  bat guano releases spores that can cause Histoplasmosis, so care should be taken with bat guano. Check out the Centers for Disease Control for more information on Histoplasmosis.

As always, TSWM strongly recommends to the home or business owner that all at-risk or vulnerable areas also be repaired / strengthened because after bats are excluded, they will attempt (usually successfully) to get in from other areas, and we’re back at square one.

Once bat(s) are accustomed to a building, they return every year and use it as a maternal roost where they have and raise their young. This habit is perpetuated when the once juvenile females return and have their own young. Essentially, year after year, the number of bats in a structure multiplies if not dealt with effectively.

For Bat Removal and Exclusion Services in Villa Hills, KY (41017) or anywhere in the NKY/Cincy/SE IN area, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037.

Bat Removal Ft. Mitchell, KY (41017)

August 22nd, 2014

For Bat Removal and Exclusion Services in Ft. Mitchell, KY (41017) or anywhere in the NKY/Cincy/SE IN Area, Call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037.

Tri-State Wildlife Management receives many calls throughout the summer from home and business owners who have seen a bat(s) in their living space. Bats who fly into the living spaces of homes are oftentimes juveniles just learning to fly. Much like the human teenage population that is known for making bad decisions and trouble making, bat teenagers follow the same trend.  As a general rule, July tends to be the hardest hit month as far as Tri-State Wildlife going on home inspections in response to customers with this particular bat problem. Juveniles tend to start flying in later July.

Although July is still during the “blackout” period when wildlife control operators do not exclude bats because of non-violent (non-flying) young, we can certainly begin any preliminary work on the home so it’s ready for exclusion when the blackout period is over in August. August and September are the months set aside to perform the vast majority of the bat exclusion work for the season; however, Tri-State Wildlife Management is experiencing an unusually high bat call volume, specifically, calls about bats flying around in the living spaces of homes even this late in August. So although it’s a bit late for such a high volume of newly flying bats, TSWM is still completing many bat inspections while also performing bat exclusion work.

According to Brooke Slack, bat biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, this year’s bat maternity timetable was later than usual, which explains the flying delay of juvenile bats and why they are entering the living spaces of homes more now in late August instead of more in late July.

TSWM went on 2 bat inspections in Kenton County, KY yesterday, both of which had bats in its living space. One bat inspection was performed on a home in Ft. Mitchell, KY and the other in Crescent Springs, KY.

Bat Removal Ft. Mitchell, KY (41017 zip code): The Ft. Mitchell, KY home has bat entry in only two places. Just as important though, a good inspector is also looking for vulnerable areas that can and almost certainly will cause problems immediately following exclusion if the vulnerable/at risk issue is not corrected. Bat inspections are very sensitive work, and there is absolutely no room for error.

Bat Removal Ft. Mitchell, KY - Bat Entry on Ft. Mitchell, KY Home - Tri-State Wildlife Management

Bat Entry on Ft. Mitchell, KY Home

 

 

Bat Removal Crescents Springs, KY: The Crescent Springs, KY home has multiple bat entries, some of which are illusive to home owners and less skilled wildlife control operators. If you think you have bats in your home, don’t make the mistake of hiring the company with “free estimates” or no certification in bat removal.

Tri-State Wildlife Management – Protecting You, Your Property, and Your Investment. TSWM is fully licences and insured, and we stand behind all our work.

For Bat Removal and Exclusion Services in Ft. Mitchell, KY (41017) or anywhere in the NKY/Cincy/SE IN Area, Call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037.

Bat Removal Ft. Wright, KY (41011)

August 15th, 2014

For Bat Removal and Exclusion Services in Ft. Wright, KY (41011) 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

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

Bat Removal Ft. Wright, KY: For Bat Removal and Exclusion Services in Ft. Wright, KY (41011) or anywhere in the NKY/Cincy/SE IN area, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037.

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