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Erlanger, KY Squirrel Removal (41018)

March 25th, 2015

For squirrel removal in Erlanger, KY (41018) or anywhere in northern Kentucky, Cincinnati, or southeast Indiana, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037

Erlanger, KY Squirrel Removal (41018)

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Erlanger, KY Squirrel Removal (41018): Do you hear noise coming from your attic? Do you hear scratching or running, especially during the daylight hours? If you answered yes to these questions, you may have a squirrel(s) living in your attic. 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 damage they do – stripping the insulation from the wires increases the chances of a short and the risk of fire. Gnawing is exactly how squirrels gain entry into your home in the first place and can chew through most construction materials, including gutter board, soffits, louver vents, siding, and fascia board.

This time of year, Tri-State Wildlife Management (TSWM) is working with many customers who are experiencing squirrel problems. As a full service company, we initiate an Integrated Wildlife Management Program beginning with an inspection and customer education. Tri-State Wildlife Management is oftentimes able to complete an inspection from the outside of a home, since construction gaps used by squirrels for entry begin on the outside, and because trapping ordinarily takes place on the outside of the home. However, attic inspections are also typically done this time of year because many female squirrels have had their young, but the young are not yet able to venture outside. Tri-State Wildlife Management is very adamant about the importance of determining the whereabouts of any juveniles to prevent any animal from getting blocked inside.

Even if the inspection determines that the violating animal is something other than a squirrel, Tri-State Wildlife Management can take care of it. Other wild animals besides squirrels that commonly invade the attic spaces of homes include raccoons, mice, and bats. After a home inspection, TSWM begins the removal and exclusion process. We have a carpenter on staff that effectively excludes wildlife and repairs damages, but also knows and understands the importance of aesthetics.  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. 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.

If you suspect squirrels are in your attic, hear noises in the attic or have squirrels crossing the roof, 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.

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

For squirrel removal in Erlanger, KY (41018) or anywhere in northern Kentucky, Cincinnati, or southeast Indiana, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037

Taylor Mill, KY Bat Removal (41015)

March 19th, 2015

For bat removal in Taylor Mill, KY (41015), call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037

Taylor Mills, KY Bat Removal (41015)

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Taylor Mill, KY Bat Removal (41015): Tri-State Wildlife Management is currently excluding bats from homes in northern Kentucky. Typically, homeowners realize they have bats living in their attic when they see bats exiting their home, or when they spot bat droppings on their home or close to it on the ground. A bat may escape into the living space of a home, which also may be an indicator you have bats living in your attic.  Bats that stayed in the area over the winter are now venturing out to feed, and bats that migrated south are returning. The mild weather gives bats the opportunity to leave the warmth of your home, just as the warmer weather has encouraged many people to rest, work, and play outside. Many people are outside in their yards or relaxing on their deck or porch around dusk, which is also the time that bats leave their roost to feed on bugs and insects. If their roost is in your attic, you may see them taking off from your home and feeding in the surrounding area.

Having bats in your home is an unsettling and serious problem, even if they are confined to the attic. Not only do they urinate and defecate anywhere they roost, causing staining and odor problems which are difficult to remove, they are associated with diseases which are dangerous to humans, including rabies and histoplasmosis (a lung disease caused by the spores of fungus which grow on their droppings or guano). While bats are very beneficial to humans because of their affinity for many flying insects, such as mosquitoes, if they find their way into your home and take up residence, they can also be some of the most destructive, dangerous, and expensive wildlife to control.

Since bats are a protected species, removal should be done by a trained professional, such as our trained technicians.  In addition, we perform repairs and/or restorations to your home or business to prevent re-entry. TSWM also offers partial and full attic cleanups after bat exclusion.

Now is the perfect time to rid your home of bats. Once females begin giving birth to young (usually mid-May), full bat exclusion work must be put on hold until all juveniles are old enough to fly (usually mid-August). Although partial repairs of at risk areas can be completed during this blackout period, Tri-State Wildlife Management is not ethically or legally able to exclude bats from your home.

Tri-State Wildlife Management is Certified Bat Standard Compliant by the National Wildlife Control Operators Association.

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

For bat removal in Taylor Mill, KY (41015), or anywhere in northern Kentucky, Cincinnati, or southeast Indiana, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037

Squirrel Removal Independence, KY (41051)

February 20th, 2015

For squirrel removal in Independence, KY or anywhere in Northern KY, Cincinnati, or Southeast IN, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037


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Squirrel Removal Independence, KYGot Squirrels? Are squirrels invading your home? Eating away at your soffits, and eves? Squirrels can be one of the most destructive animals that get inside homes.  They often gnaw on wood, cables or electrical wiring and almost any stored item.  The gnawing of wiring is perhaps the scariest damage they do – stripping the insulation from the wires increases the chances for a short and the risk of fire. We specialize in squirrel removal, call us today  at 513-853-0037 or 859-635-0037.  

Tri-State Wildlife Management had a full week coming back from the NWCOA expo. Most work TSWM is doing right now involves squirrels. Each day last week, there was between 2-5 squirrel jobs to work on. Starlings, raccoons, skunks, bats, and rats have also been on the schedule, but not nearly as much as squirrels. Squirrels take advantage of attics, soffits, gutter lines, and chimneys for comfortable nest sites. They can gnaw open a hole on most construction materials, so even the best constructed and maintained home can fall prey to a squirrel invasion.

Squirrels breed between mid-December to early January, so young may be present as early as the very end of January. For this reason, trapping at this time of year must be done very carefully to ensure no juveniles are left inside of a structure with no way out. Young begin venturing outside at about 10 to 12 weeks when they are weaned, which is roughly sometime in April or May. In order to remedy a squirrel problem during a time when young are present, TSWM must often go into an attic to reach juveniles.

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.

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

For squirrel removal in Independence, KY or anywhere in Northern KY, Cincinnati, or Southeast IN, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037

 

Newport, KY Bat Removal (41071)

February 10th, 2015

For bat removal in Newport, KY (41071) or anywhere in Northern KY, Cincinnati, or Southeast IN, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037

Bats Tri-State Wildlife Management

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Newport, KY Bat Removal (41071): In the Newport, KY area, bats typically hibernate the winter long, the exception being warmer winter days, when you may spot a bat(s) outside. Bats often take advantage of the comfort of attics and chimneys, both in the winter and the summer. Crevices of homes make perfect hibernation spots in the winter and maternity colonies or roost sites in the summer. With spring right around the corner, now is the time to begin thinking about taking care of any bat issues you have had in the past. If you had a bat problem last year, you will have one again this year.

Springtime is a good time to remove and exclude bats from your home or business – bats will be out of hibernation, but juveniles will not be born until May. Juveniles may be born as late as July.  Once May comes around with the potential for young, full bat exclusion falls into a blackout period. During this time, construction gaps and secondary entries can be repaired on structures, but it is important to always keep a main entry open for bats to fly in and out. Even if you think you’re sure all bats are out, juveniles too young to fly can still be present in the structure. Sealing them in is both a major legal and ethical issue, as well as a smelly one for homeowners. Total bat exclusion can restart again usually in mid to late August, but the date fluctuates from year to year. Tri-State Wildlife Management always checks with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources bat biologist before starting full bat exclusion in the late summer/early fall.

Bats are great mammals to have around. If you’ve ever observed a bat feeding at twilight, you already know why – they eat a variety of flying insects, including mosquitoes. Despite the advantages of having bats around, there are many serious disadvantages to having them in your home. First, they can create significant damage to structures. Bats create foul latrines, made up of both guano and urine that cause a horrible odor, soil insulation, and can weaken the structure. When entering and exiting a structure, bats defecate, leaving staining along the home. In addition, they leave black, oily rub marks at entries.

Bats also pose health/hygiene concerns including rabies, histoplasmosis, and bat bugs. When bats transmit rabies, it is most typically through a bite. If bitten, the bat should always be tested if it can be caught. If the bat is not caught, or if it tests positive for rabies, rabies shots must be taken. Without treatment, rabies ends in death. Sometimes a bat is found in the living space of a home. If the bat had access to children or anyone who may not know/may not be able to communicate that they’ve been bitten, rabies shots are encouraged. Although the most serious, rabies is not the most common threat that bats pose. Histoplasmosis is a common lung disease caused by a fungus that grows on guano. It is important to always wear the proper protective gear when in the same vicinity as bat guano, as the fungus is easily disturbed. Although bat bugs pose no serious health threat, just like bed bugs, they are a parasitic nuisance that nobody wants to live with.

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

For bat removal in Newport, KY (41071) or anywhere in Northern KY, Cincinnati, or Southeast IN, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037

Raccoon Removal Erlanger, KY (41018)

February 5th, 2015

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

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Raccoon removal Erlanger, KY

Raccoon Removal Erlanger, KY: Raccoons are opportunistic creatures, taking advantage of a wide variety of foods and den sites. Raccoons are prevalent in cities and suburbs because of the abundance of food and denning options. It is a common myth that a decrease in natural habitats and increased urbanization threatens raccoon populations. The truth is that raccoons thrive where they can live in close proximity to humans. Raccoons have many easy food sources when living near humans, including dumpsters, garbage cans, pet food, etc.  Attics, chimneys, crawlspaces, sheds, brush piles, and underneath decks and porches are all common man made den sites for raccoons.

Not giving raccoons access to food and shelter are the two most important ways to prevent or resolve a raccoon issue. Garbage cans should be secured and left inside when at all possible, and pet food should never be left outside. Inspecting your home for at risk areas and keeping up on home repairs can go a long way in keeping a raccoon out of your home’s attic and crawlspaces. Tri-State Wildlife Management (TSWM) provides thorough home inspections, both to ensure no wildlife is entering your home or business, and to pinpoint raccoon entry points if there is already an issue. If you have a raccoon issue, TSWM removes and excludes them from your home or business. TSWM also installs wildlife deterrent chimney caps to prevent raccoons or other animals from entering.

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

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

Alexandria, KY Mouse Removal (41001)

January 22nd, 2015

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

Alexandria, KY Mouse Removal

Alexandria, KY Mouse Removal: Mice are one household pest that typically go unnoticed for quite some time because the evidence is usually hidden. You may not see any sign of mice; rather, you may hear scratching in your walls, attic, ceiling, duct work, etc. If by chance you see mouse sign, you may see it while cleaning out a cupboard or sorting through storage in the attic or basement. You may find holes in cardboard, nibble marks in food, crumbs, or mouse droppings. Once you suspect mice, either through hearing or seeing, it’s time to eradicate your mouse problem.

Tri-State Wildlife Management can take care of your mouse issue for you. As a full service company, TSWM will complete a home inspection and begin a trapping program. In addition, TSWM educates customers on how to remove and deter mice from your home. When you hire TSWM to resolve your mouse problem, you can ensure the process involves zero pesticides, toxicants, or chemicals of any kind.

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

Alexandria, KY Mouse Removal: For mice or rodent removal in Alexandria, KY or anywhere in Northern KY, Cincinnati, or Southeastern IN, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859)635-0037

Highland Heights, KY Raccoon Removal (41076)

January 12th, 2015

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

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Highland Heights, KY Raccoon Removal: Raccoons, squirrels, and other wild animals are hunkering down in warm den sites for the cold winter. Raccoons leave the comfort of their den sites at night to scavenge for food. If you have a raccoon in your attic, you may hear the leaving and returning of it throughout the night. If there is an extreme cold spell, raccoons will not venture outside. This has led to a few current customers reporting that it sounds like a football game is going on in their attic all night long.

Raccoons living in close proximity to humans often take advantage of man made structures for shelter, especially in the winter. Any man made structure is susceptible to a raccoon invasion, including sheds, garages, warehouses, etc. Houses are not immune, and raccoons often live in soffits, attics, chimneys, and crawl spaces. It’s surprising to some customers, but raccoons can gain access to roofs very easily. Raccoons are excellent climbers, and they can climb up houses without much trouble.

Once a raccoon is on a roof, how does it get in? Unfortunately, raccoons are also great at ripping apart construction materials including shingles, gutters, soffits, etc. The same abilities that allow them to sift through garbage cans and pry containers open aid them in gaining access to the inside of your home. A raccoon can take a seemingly perfect home and gain entry if so determined. This causes quite the headache for homeowners, especially since so much time and effort is put into keeping a house beautifully maintained.

Extreme raccoon damage Highland Heights, KY

Extreme Raccoon Damage

 

 

The destruction does not necessarily stop once a raccoon has gained entry into your home. Raccoons tear up insulation and storage. Also, they create foul latrines that can cause all sorts of problem. Raccoon feces can carry raccoon roundworm. Also, the smell of raccoon urine and feces can permeate into the living quarters of a home. If raccoons in an attic are left unchecked long enough, latrines can create weak spots and discoloration. Eventually, a latrine can cause a ceiling to collapse. In addition to the health concerns discussed already, raccoons are also hosts for mites, ticks, and fleas.

A raccoon issue should be taken care of sooner rather than later  for two important reasons. First, to prevent additional damage. 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.

The second reason to take care of a raccoon problem now rather than later is, springtime is baby time. If a female raccoon has taken up residence in your home, babies are likely to follow come sometime between late February to June. (As a side note, juvenile raccoons have been found year round, but the majority are born February to June.) Once juveniles are born, TSWM canvasses your attic determined to find them.

TSWM also offers prevention, restoration, and cleanup services. Cleanup services are tailored to fit the needs of individual customers and individual situations. Sometimes cleanups are as simple as spot removal but can be as extensive as a full attic clean out which entails ridding the attic of all insulation. As a full service company, TSWM will take care of your wildlife issue from start to finish.

Highland Heights, KY Raccoon Removal: For raccoon removal in Northern Kentucky, Cincinnati, or Southeastern IN, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037.

Newport, KY Mouse Removal (41071)

December 18th, 2014

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

Newport, KY Mouse Removal

Newport, KY Mouse Removal: Mice live just about everywhere, and they often choose to live in man-made structures such as houses, apartment buildings, office buildings, warehouses, or sheds, just to name a few. When customers call Tri-State Wildlife Management with a mouse issue, it may be because they hear noises in their walls, duct work, ceiling, or attic.

TSWM can determine what type of wildlife you are dealing with. On rare occasions, TSWM receives calls from customers who know for sure that they have a mouse/mice problem, based on droppings, crumbs, and chew marks in food or other materials. It can be a little unsettling to find evidence of mice in your home or office, and when you do, you want to get rid of them right away.

Tri-State Wildlife Management will take care of your mouse problem. TSWM completes a house inspection to determine where the mice are located and where best to set up to trap them. TSWM never uses chemicals or pesticides of any kind to resolve a mouse issue. TSWM also educates customers on how to deter mice from their home or office through habitat modification. Some of the most important changes to consider are keeping enticing foods (bird seed and pet food, too) tightly packaged and making potential nesting materials unavailable. After the home inspection and setup, traps are monitored and/or checked until the customer and TSWM know the mouse issue has been resolved.

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

For Newport, KY Mouse Removal or mouse removal anywhere in Northern Kentucky, Cincinnati, and Southeastern Indiana, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037 or (513) 853-0037.

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, 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 (41071)

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


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