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How Many More Weeks of Winter – Groundhog Day is Right Around the Corner

February 1st, 2019

The Greater Cincinnati Area is experiencing one of the coldest weeks in recent history, and is headed for an unseasonably warm spell in just a few days. Right in the middle of this weather hiatus is Groundhogs Day. This time honored tradition is celebrated every year in the United States and Canada on February 2nd. The Lure states that if a groundhog sees its shadow upon exiting their burrow that it will retreat back to their burrow and there will be six more weeks of winter. If the groundhog on the other hand does not see its shadow spring will arrive early.


Saturday calls for decreasing clouds so there is a chance the groundhog will see his shadow and we will be in for another dip in temperatures.


The predicted warm up will ramp up animal activity for some local squirrels and raccoons who were hunkered down (in cozy attics) during the arctic temperatures. Be vigilant of suspicious noises coming from the roof or chimney. Also, be sure to take a walk around your home looking for minor damage possibly caused by the ice and snow. Such damage to roofs, soffits, and fascia can make a home vulnerable to opportunistic wildlife intruders. The best weapon against animal invasion is prevention.

If you have a nuisance groundhog, squirrel, or raccoon infiltrating your property give Tri-State Wildlife a call today! 859-635-0037 Let our experience be put to work for you!

Wildlife Signs and Sounds

December 12th, 2013

Do you have a raccoon, squirrel, or skunk problem? Don’t wait for the problem to get worse – call Tri-State Wildlife Management, Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky’s wildlife removal professionals! (513) 853-0037 or (859) 635-0037

Wildlife Signs and Sounds – Do you have a raccoon, squirrel, or skunk problem?

Oftentimes when wild animals occupy a structures or property, they leave behind noticeable signs. The following are signs of raccoons, squirrels, and skunks. Some of the most noticeable signs raccoons leave behind include smudges from climbing on buildings and downspouts, as well as latrines which are very visually observable and strong in smell. Gray squirrels typically

do not use latrines; instead, their droppings and urine are scattered. Chewed rafters and electrical wires may be signs of squirrel damage, as squirrels have a need to gnaw and seem to like the taste of wire insulation. Many squirrel entry points into structures are gnawed and chewed holes. In addition, fur can get caught in splintered wood at entry points. Smears are oftentimes visible at entry points into buildings if the entry has been used for a significant amount of time, and occasionally muddy or sooty footprints can be found leading to entry points. Skunks are known for the strong odor emitted when they spray as a defense mechanism; however, skunk smell can be detected from a mile away so smelling the odor does not necessarily mean a skunk(s) is present. In addition, when another animal is sprayed by a skunk, the odor stays on them for a significant amount of time. An odor that increases rather than decreased in intensity may be a sign that a skunk has died nearby.

Raccoon and skunk enjoying pet food



In addition to visual signs, wild animals emit a variety of voices and sounds, all serving different purposes. The widely popular song, “The Fox (What does the fox say?)” may have you wondering just what sounds a fox truly does make, in addition to other wild animals in the Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky area. If you want to check out a comparison of the fox sounds in the song versus true fox sounds, click here to see a Youtube segment of Animalist News. Raccoons make various sounds including complaint and distress calls, as well as purring, chattering, cooing, and chirping. Squirrels make a variety of sounds including churrs, barks, and squeals. Churrs express anger, barks act as warnings, and squeals occur when a squirrel is distressed or in pain. Skunks emit sounds such as screeching, whining, chirping, whimpering, grumbling, grunting, and lip-smacking.

Wildlife Signs and Sounds – Brought to you by Tri-State Wildlife Management

If you have a raccoon or squirrel problem, call Tri-State Wildlife Management, Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky’s wildlife removal professionals! (513) 853-0037 or (859) 635-0037

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