Free Columbus Wildlife Control Resources/ Ohio

The below government agencies may provide free wildlife services in Columbus


  • Franklin County Animal Services: (614) 525-3647
  • Columbus Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic: 614-793-9453
  • Ohio Wildlife Commission: 614-644-3925
  • Columbus Police Department: 614-645-4545
Depending on the nature of your wildlife conflict, these agencies might be able to help you for free. Read the below description of each agency and how it works, and what you can say to get free wildlife removal services in Columbus, OH.

Franklin County Animal Services: (614) 525-3647

Animal ControlThis is the government animal control services operating in Franklin County and sponsored by the city of Columbus. This agency typically deals with domestic animal issues involving dogs and cats. This includes things like dangerous dogs, stray cats, pet adoptions, etc. However, this agency will sometimes lend assistance with wildlife concerns. Call (614) 525-3647 and ask if they will assist with your wildlife problem. To increase the chance of success, do not lie, but if applicable, state that the problem is a public health matter in Columbus, or that you feel the public safety is at risk, perhaps due to the spread of rabies or other diseases.

Columbus Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic: 614-793-9453

RehabberThis is NOT a government agency. It is privately run, and operates on volunteer donations. This is a wildlife rehabber facility that deals strictly with wild animals. They may be able to help you with your wildlife problem, depending on the type of problem. The level of help might depend on their resources at the time. They will almost surely help in any case of an injured wild animal, or an orphaned baby animal, such as a baby squirrel or bird that fell out of a tree, or a baby opossum, etc. Please treat Columbus Wildlife Rehabilitation kindly and donate if you are able to.

Ohio Wildlife Commission: 614-644-3925

Game WardenThis is the statewide government wildlife agency in Ohio, using your tax dollars to address wildlife issues. Sometimes called the Ohio Fish & Wildlife Agency. Ohio game wardens address many wildlife management matters, from hunting licenses, to poaching, endangered species, and yes, wildlife management. They deal with wild animals outside the range of a pest control company, such as cougars or bears. But they also have resources that may apply to your wildlife problem. To increase the chance of success, state that the problem is a public health matter in Ohio perhaps due to the spread of rabies or other diseases.

Columbus Police Department: 614-645-4545

PoliceYes, the Columbus police department will sometimes help with wildlife problems! I've seen many cases of the cops chasing down an errant bat in your house or snake in your pool! To increase the chance of success, never lie to the police dispatcher, but if applicable, state that you feel your personal safety is at risk, or the problem is a public safety matter in Columbus, or a public health issue perhaps due to the spread of rabies or other diseases. Success may come down to whether or not a police officer wants to show up to this call, or is available. It's not always consistent.

When should you hire a company and pay for wildlife control services?

Columbus Wildlife Control If you can't manage to get free service, we can help. No free agency is going to provide the level of service we provide. We specialize in all aspects of wildlife control. It's what we do. If you have animals in your attic, for example, you need someone to inspect your home and attic, identify and remove the animals with advanced techniques and equipment, you need repairs to your roof or vents to keep critters out, and repair and cleanup in your attic. The Columbus or Ohio government services aren't going to do that for you. Call us if you want to get:

  • Fast Service: Usually Same-Day
  • Animals Removed From Your Attic, With Home Repairs and Cleanup
  • Complete and Permanent Removal of Rodents From Your Home
  • Removal of a Bat Colony, or Prevention of Birds on Buildings
  • Humane Treatment of Wildlife and Courteous Customer Service
We are not free, but our prices are reasonable and fair for the work we provide. Check our year 2020 prices for wildlife control work. Call us 24/7 to schedule an appointment: 614-472-8021

We service the greater Columbus, OH area, including Franklin County, Delaware County, Licking County, and we will travel to Pickaway, Madison, Morrow, Champaign, Knox, Logan, and Hardin Counties as well. We service Upper Arlington, Gahanna, Reynoldsburg, Pickerington, Canal Winchester, Urbancrest, Grove City, Westerville, London, Marysville, Delaware, Utica, Hebron, Newark, Lancaster, Circleville, Mt Sterling, and more. Go back to the main Columbus Wildlife Control page to learm more about our company.

Critter Removal provides professional wildlife control for both residential & commercial customers in the city of Columbus 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 614-472-8021

Columbus Wildlife Tip:
How to find a snake -It is not easy to find a snake. Unlike other nuisance animals, snakes leave very little evidence of their passing. They are not destructive, so there are no chewed holes or wires around the building; they do not eat frequently, so droppings are not in abundance. The best way to find a snake is to observe your property. Remember snakes lack the ability to regulate their body temperature. On a warm, sunny day, the snake is probably basking on a rock. Check driveways, patios, rock fences, or any flat surface around the home. If you see the snake and walk toward it, it will likely retreat back to its den. If you try for days and do not come across the snake, you will have to examine your home for other evidence of the intruder. This can be almost impossible to detect; any crack or opening could possibly be a snake den. The best bet at this point is to put out a snake trap. One of the best models on the market is a glue trap enclosed within a box. Scent lures attract the serpent, and the opening forces the snake to enter and have to turn around to leave. By this time the glue has successfully secured the animal. All you have to do is pour vegetable oil on the glue to release the snake. This is an excellent way to relocate any species safely.

We are happy to provide the information for free Columbus wildlife removal services. Hopefully one of these agencies is able to help you. If not, we are happy to help you solve your wildlife problem, quickly, professionally, and humanely. Our wildlife control work is superior to any of the work you will find from these free services. Feel free to call us 24/7 at 614-472-8021 to discuss your wildlife issue, and we can give you a price quote over the phone.

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