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Squirrel Removal in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati

January 27th, 2018

Spidey Squirrels are invading homes in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati!!!

Did you Know that squirrels are a lot like Spiderman?  No, they don’t wear red tights and no they can’t shoot spider webs, but they can maneuver a building a lot like Spiderman. Recently I had an encounter with “Spidey Squirrel” at a client’s house in Cincinnati, Ohio.  I was at the client’s house looking for sign of squirrel entry.  I found a hole in an eave of the house so I made my way towards the hole. Suddenly a squirrel shot out of the hole missing my face by a few inches.  The squirrel then leaped two stories from the roof to the ground. When I climbed down off the roof I made my way to the back of the house and wouldn’t you know it, there was Spidey Squirrel.  The squirrel then scampered back to the house and climbed right up the brick towards the roof just like he was Spiderman.

I am often asked by new clients, “If I cut down the tree next to my house, will that prevent squirrels from getting into my house?”.  Although it could help a little, the answer is “No”. In my experience (like my encounter with Spidey Squirrel), squirrels in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati will climb up almost any surface to access a home’s attic, soffits, and chimney. The best option to stop a squirrel from entering your home is not to cut down the beloved family tree.  It is to remove the squirrel.  If trapping a nuisance squirrel is not a job you are interested and/or capable of taking on, don’t worry, Tri-State Wildlife Management has been performing squirrel removal in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati for over 15 years.  Our team will safely and humanly handle your squirrel removal needs. We are a full-service company and specialize in removing wildlife from your property, as well as making proper repairs to restore and protect your property.

Moral of the story is; if you have a tree next to your house that you like, don’t cut it down because you think it will keep squirrels away from your roof line.  Let Spidey Squirrel be a prime example, that if a squirrel has fidelity to your home the best way to stop them is to hire a nuisance wildlife control operator that specializes in squirrel removal.  If you are in the Northern Kentucky, Greater Cincinnati area, Tri-State Wildlife Management is your company for all of your wildlife removal needs.  Call us at (859)635-0037.

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)

Tri-State Wildlife Management is fully insured, we stand behind all our work. TSWM is a proud NWCOA member.

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

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

 

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 Squirrel Removal (41071)

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 (41071)

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 (45227)

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

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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.

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.

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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.

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.


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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.

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

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 Edgewood KY (41017)

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

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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 (41017) or anywhere in the Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky Area, call 859-635-0037 or 513-853-0037


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