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Precise Wildlife Services - Critter Removal in Cleveland, OH

Cleveland Wildlife Control & Removal

Precise Wildlife Services
Contact: 440-249-4889

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Please, no calls about DOG or CAT problems. Call animal services: 216-525-7877
Go to the Cuyahoga County Animal Services page or read about cats or dogs.


  Certified by the National Wildlife Control Associatiuon. In Business since 2007 as a full time professional Wildlife Control Company. We service the Cleveland area and suburbs. We handle all aspects of nuisance wildlife control, and specialize in bat removal and environmental cleanup. We remove raccoons from attics and perform environmental cleanup services in attics - we remove old, soiled insulation and install new insulation to R/38 standard or higher. We provide a wide range of services: Raccoon Damage, Bat Exclusion & Guano Removal, Sanitization & Restoration of Affective Areas, We can provide new insulation, if needed, Chimney Screens & Deck Screening, Skunk Odors and Dead Animal Removal, Trapping & Humane Removal of Wildlife. Precise Wildlife Services has been providing professional wildlife control for both residential & commercial customers in the East and Northeastern Ohio area since 1998. We are not merely trappers, but a full-service licensed and insured nuisance wildlife control operators, offering advanced solutions to ANY and ALL of your wildlife concerns. We are capable of handling any type of wild animal problem, from squirrels or raccoons in the attic, bat removal and control, trapping, screening of chimneys or decks, to complete sanitization and restoration of the area affected. Precise Wildlife Services professionals will provide the complete solution for your problem. If you need to rid your residence of those "pesky critters" with the care and the expertise required, call: Precise Wildlife Services     

Precise Wildlife Services provides professional wildlife control for both residential & commercial customers in the city of Cleveland in Ohio. We offer custom animal control solutions for almost any type of wildlife problem, whether it be the noises of squirrels running through the attic, a colony of bats living in a building, animals digging in your yard, or the destructive behavior of a raccoon or other critter, we have the experience and the tools to quickly and professionally solve your problem. For a consultation and price quote, give us a call at 440-249-4889
There are many Cleveland pest control companies for animals out there, but not all of them are licensed and insured professionals. Make sure that you hire a competent expert for your Cleveland exterminator of wildlife. At Precise Wildlife Services, we will be courteous and friendly and take the time to answer your questions. Give our Cleveland trappers at Precise Wildlife Services a call, and we will listen to your problem, and make an appointment to perform an inspection.
Ohio is full of wildlife, including snakes, squirrels, raccoons, skunks, opossums, and more. Wildlife removal is a complex field. I recommend professional Cleveland wildlife control services if you want to solve a critter problem legally and correctly. For example, it is necessary to perform correct preventative repairs to keep pest animals a out of your house for good. We perform full building inspection, do the the repairs and we also offer attic decontamination if necessary. Rats and mice love to live in attics, and can chew wires or leave droppings. In fact Cleveland wildlife frequently enter homes, and correct removal is not a simple task.
In Cleveland, we service Parma, Lorain, Elyria, Lakewood, Euclid, Mentor, and Cleveland Heights. In Cuyahoga County, we service Bay Village, Beachwood, Bedford, Bedford Heights, Berea, Brecksville, Broadview Heights, Brook Park, Brooklyn, Cleveland Heights, East Cleveland, Euclid, Fairview Park, Garfield Heights, Highland Heights, Independence, Lakewood, Lyndhurst, Maple Heights, Mayfield Heights, Middleburg Heights, North Olmsted, North Royalton, Olmsted Falls, Parma, Parma Heights, Pepper Pike, Richmond Heights, Rocky River, Seven Hills, Shaker Heights, Solon, South Euclid, Strongsville, University Heights, Warrensville Heights, Westlake, and more. In Lake County we service Eastlake, Kirtland, Mentor, Mentor-on-the-Lake, Painesville, Wickliffe, Willoughby, Willoughby Hills, Willowick, and more. In Lorain County we service Amherst, Avon, Avon Lake, Elyria, Lorain, North Ridgeville, Oberlin, Sheffield Lake, Vermilion, and more. In Medina County we service Brunswick, Medina, Wadsworth, Rittman, and more. We also service all of Geauga County. To learn more about our services, visit Wildlife Control Cleveland
If you need assistance with a domestic animal, such as a dog or a cat, you need to call your local Cuyahoga County Animal Services for assistance. They can help you out with issues such as stray dogs, stray cats, vaccinations, licenses, pet adoption, lost pets, and more. No county in Ohio will assist with wildlife control situations, and there is no free Cleveland animal control services for wildlife.

Cuyahoga County Animal Services:
216-525-7877


Cleveland Wildlife Tip:
I live in Cleveland ohio I think there is a squirrel in my house how can I get rid of him - Cleveland, Ohio has its fair share of rodent issues, and if there is a squirrel in your house you can get rid of him. Getting rid of a squirrel is not always as easy as installing the one way door trap and then going on your merry way. Squirrels are very destructive and often have multiple entry points into a home. Unlike rats and mice, squirrels should not be trapped with snap traps. You can use cage traps and repeater traps, but one way doors are the most efficient means of getting rid of squirrels. Squirrels will also be more easily displaced due to their ability to survive just fine outside of a home. The only reason a squirrel may be determined to get back inside would be if babies were left somewhere in the house. Infant animals are a very real possibility. If you think the squirrel has a family that may complicate the exclusion process, your best bet is to call a professional wildlife remover in to handle the job. Squirrel babies will not be out in the open. They will be hidden in the walls or eaves of your home. If you use a one way door trap, the babies that are left behind will eventually die and then smell as they start to decay. 
Cleveland, OH Animal News Clip:
Chuck takes a swing at ridding an apartment complex of bats - On the Job
Our Chuck gamely takes a swing at bat removal
Thursday, September 25, 2008

Wildlife removal expert

Fear factor: 6. Are you sure the bats won't come flying out at us while we're 60 feet in the air?

An idea: Let's make a movie about this and call it "Guano With the Wind."

Lucky day: Nobody had the rat stuff today.

Got a raccoon residing in your roof? Polecats beneath your parlor? Coyotes in your cabana?

Wait, this is the city. That's a country thang, ain't it?

Not at all, podnuh, and that's a good thing for Mike Cottom, founder and owner of Cottom's Wildlife Removal. You see, in the country, animals have lots of room to roam - and they have to do just that to forage for food. Our tasty garbage, warm attics, comfy garages and backyard decks create an urban utopia for them.

Cottom, who finished college trained as a naturalist, used to handle deer research for the Cleveland Metroparks. But when people kept asking him how to remove the invading beasties, he realized there were few people around here doing that. Thus was born Cottom's Wildlife Removal.

Though this series isn't exclusively about dirty jobs, let me tell you, wildlife removal is one. That's something I learned when I found myself on the third floor of the Vermilion apartment complex where Terrence Treadwell was working.

Treadwell and his partner, Tim Board, had already laid enough dropcloths on the stairwells and foyers to carpet Dubuque. Treadwell stood on a ladder, wearing safety glasses and a respirator. Truth be told, I thought it was overkill - until he pried some molding away from the ceiling.

Holy mess maker, Batman! We were caught in a guano gusher. And bats don't just poop; they, uh, bat-tinkle, as well. The insulation did a nice job of soaking it up, so it didn't get into the ceiling, and it's a lot easier to tear out and throw away than drywall. Shoot, maybe the insulation makers ought to petition Guinness as the world's largest bat-pee sponge.

Of course, this isn't the worst Treadwell and Board said they had seen. That might be the house that had been home to several generations of raccoons. The droppings were 2 feet deep in the attic and inside the exterior walls of much of the house.

November is still a month or so away, but I already have reason to be thankful. Bat crap didn't seem nearly as bad.

Especially since at Cottom's order, I left Treadwell and Board to do the cleanup while I joined him atop a crane at rooftop level to make sure there were no additional collections of bat poo-pourri.

It's actually kind of ingenious. A bat can get in through an opening as small as a half-inch. So we used caulk and an expanding foam to seal any small gaps and strips of mesh screwed over the exposed soffit. It's easily stated, but time-consuming. And when you're paying top dollar for a rented crane, it doesn't matter if it's raining.

Luckily, I'm pretty waterproof.

OK, cool. So the bats can't get in anymore. But removing the ones that were already inside was not quite so easy. Turns out, Cottom has devised a way to make 'em do our work for us. He uses regular plastic drain spout twisted into an L shape and bolted over an opening cut in the mesh. The bats fumble through it to freedom and aren't able to find their way back in.

The spout stays up long enough to make sure whatever baby bats are in the attic nursery have time to grow up and spread their wings. Then Cottom returns to remove the spout and patch the mesh.

That's the easy one. But how, you might ask, do you get a critter out of a wall? If the animal is already dead (and trust me, your nose will know), it's vacuum time. If it's still alive, Cottom goes looking with a stethoscope, then drills a small hole at the base of the wall. There, Cottom puts a trap he designed called the Cottom Got 'Em (named by his young son) over the hole and bangs on the wall. Boom, Mr. Critter zips outside using that drilled hole - and right into the trap.

By law, certain critters have to be euthanized - coyotes, skunks, 'coons, beavers and possums. But he doesn't do it onsite. Too traumatic for the kiddies.

Lest you think it might be a bit too traumatic for Mom and Dad as well, you can discard that thought right away. While some who express pity for "the poor thing that's just trying to survive," not many people who've endured days, weeks and months of scratching and poo are willing to see the beastie freed right there on the grounds.

Why, you'd have to have bats in your belfry to do that.



We are Cleveland wildlife management experts, and are familiar with all the pest animals, including all species of Ohio snakes and bats. We at Precise Wildlife Services are the best among Cleveland nuisance wildlife companies and can solve all animal damage issues. Our wildlife operators are skilled at bird control and bat removal, and would be happy to serve your Cleveland bat control or pigeon and bird control needs with a professional solution. Opossums, skunks, moles, and other animals that can damage your lawn - we are the exterminators who can capture and remove them. Our specialty is removal of animals in homes such as raccoons in the attic or squirrels in the attic. Our professional pest management of wildlife and animals can solve all of your Cleveland critter capture and control needs. Give us a call at 440-249-4889 for a price quote and more information.

If you have any questions about a wildlife problem in Cleveland, please give Precise Wildlife Services a call at 440-249-4889, and we will listen to your problem, give you a price quote, and schedule an appointment, usually same day or next day, to solve the problem.

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