Cleveland OH Wildlife Information

Ohio Wildlife Commission: 330-644-2293

Ohio Game WardenIf you have any questions about the wildlife of Cleveland, you can contact the Ohio Wildlife Commission, sometimes called the Ohio Fish & Wildlife Agency. Ohio game wardens address many wildlife management matters, from hunting licenses, to poaching, endangered species, and Cleveland wildlife management. They deal with wild animals outside the range of a pest control company, such as cougars or bears. If you have a problem with nuisance wildlife in Cleveland like squirrels, snakes, bats, or raccoons, the state agency is very unlikely to help. You need to hire a private company (here are their prices) such as Precise Wildlife Services at 440-249-4889.

I also have listed several sources for free Cleveland wildlife help. One example, if you've found an injured animal or lost baby bird or other baby animal is the Cleveland Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic: 216-459-0903 Or just read below for more info about the wild animals of Cleveland.

Types of Wildlife and Animal Problems in Cleveland, OH

Ohio State bird: Northern cardinal
State mammal: White-tailed deer
State reptile: Northern black racer
State insect: 7-spotted ladybug

Ohio is a relatively flat state, but it is not made up entirely of plains. This state has dense forest and lush river valleys, and it is the home of many different species of animals. The climate in Ohio is fairly universal. The state experiences hot, humid summers and cold winters. Because the northern part of the state is in the Snow Belt, it is not unusual for heavy, lake-effect snow to be present during the winter. This state experiences a good amount of precipitation all year long.

The animals at the top of the food chain in the state of Ohio are the black bears and the coyotes. There are no wolves or cougars in this state. As always, black bears can be problematic if they learn they can invade campsites or garbage dumps for an easy meal. Most of the time, however, they just visit your yard in the dim hours of morning to raid bird feeders. Unlike the bears, coyotes can be much more of a hassle. Not only are the notoriously loud when howling, they can become prowlers, studying homes and yards looking for an unsuspecting pet or child. This is more common in urban settings where the coyotes have no abundant natural food source. The canines tend to feed on city rats, which helps homeowners with the rodents, though it is an unreliable meal for the canines.

When it comes to nuisance animals, the most common offenders also reside in Ohio. People with wildlife issues often have raccoons in their attics or chimneys, skunks under their porches, woodchucks under their decks, or squirrels in their eaves. Rats and mice can be common housemates as well. If the animals aren't interested in your home, they are interested in the yard. Ohio has voles, moles, and shrews, all of which can damage plants and grass. Along those same size guidelines, the state has an abundance of bats.

Land-loving animals aren't the only ones to make their homes in Ohio. Because the state has numerous tributaries, there are river otters, beavers, and muskrats galore. These animals are not as commonly associated with private homeowner pest issues, but a beaver can dam up an area and cause local flooding. Muskrats like to burrow into dike walls, creating a potential structural failure. Concerns like these belong to the county.

If you need a professional wildlife trapper in Cleveland, OH call Precise Wildlife Services: 440-249-4889

Cleveland Raccoons:

This masked animal is fairly common in Cleveland, OH. They frequently raid trash cans and steal pet food. They also often choose to live in the attic or chimney of your home. One of Ohio's beautiful animals, but often a nuisance. We offer Cleveland raccoon removal.

Cleveland Squirrels:

Squirrels are often a pest in Cleveland. They love to live in an attic, and will chew on wood or electrical wires. They are agile creatures, and live throughout the state of Ohio. Call Precise Wildlife Services if you need squirrel removal in Cleveland.

Cleveland Opossum:

You may spot this animal in Cleveland at night time, perhaps rooting through your garbage. This opportunistic animal will take your pet's food or live under your porch. The possum is a great Ohio survivor, and not all that ugly.

Cleveland Snakes:

There are many species of snakes in Cleveland, but few are venomous. If you need help identifying snakes of Ohio, browse this site or give us a call at 440-249-4889. We at Precise Wildlife Services can provide Cleveland snake control any time you need us.

Cleveland Rat Control:

The Norway Rat, Roof Rat, and House Mouse inhabit most areas of North America that people inhabit, including most Ohio cities. They contaminate food and love to live in the walls or attic of a home. Precise Wildlife Services can get rid of them once and for all.

Cleveland Bats:

Bats are special animals, and found throughout Ohio. They are good creatures and eat a lot of insects, but if you have an infestation of bats in your home or building, you can give us a call for professional Cleveland bat removal and control.


To report a dead animal on the road, an injured bird, a lost baby squirrel, a dangerous bear, or anything like that, call animal services at 216-525-7877

If they can't help, call the Ohio Wildlife Commission at 216-525-7877. You can also call your local sheriff department at 216-525-7877 - they often deal with public wildlife issues.

We are experts with all kinds of OH wildlife and are familiar with the wild animals native to Cleveland. If you need Cleveland pigeon control, geese or other bird removal, we can help. We are experts with skunks and skunk problems, digging animals such as moles, armadillos, & groundhogs, and we offer Ohio beaver control and removal. Precise Wildlife Services also provides dead animal removal services. 440-249-4889

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

Cleveland Wildlife Tip
Moth Balls Rodents: Rodents Not That Repelled By Them - A rodent problem can leave any home owner looking for any answer to get rid of the fluffy tailed rodents. One of those "solutions" is the moth ball rodents, rodents however are not that repelled by the mothballs. Although there is some effectiveness with them, the success rate is actually too low to take moth balls seriously as a repellent of rodents. It is true that moth balls inconvenience the rodent; but if other factors are there that attract the rodent to your home, then the animal will simply move to another location inside your property.

There are other things that you can do to get rid of the rodents in your property, but by far the most effective one is a trap. You could set the traps yourself or you could have a professional do it. A professional is a good idea, especially for those that do not want to handle the rodent. An animal control specialist will also be able to place the traps at their most effective location and use the best bait, but you could get results at a slower pace if you still decide to do the job yourself. Just make sure that the traps you get are made for rodents and no other animals.
Cleveland, OH Wildlife News Clip:
Wildlife - Getting antsy for hand capturing season to start

I told her yes, so she went back again into the file room and came out and she said had found it. Then she said, "you were not born on November 1, you were born on October 31." Hooray for wild creatures and critters!

I couldn't believe it, then she told of how my family was railroaders and in those days, railroad time was different from metropolis time and that my doctor kept metropolis time. Immediately I remembered my grandparents had two clocks, which is why. Remember to treat the wild animals of Cleveland, Ohio, with respect and care.

It was sort of like the Ohio and Ohio time deal we have had for years. Anyway, I missed many great parties by not celebrating a birthday on Halloween, but that's life. The big excitement in the state of Ohio is the regular firearm raccoon, opossum & squirrel hand capturing season Nov. 15-30. Snakes and coyotes are not all mean.

Many Bug sprayers plan all year long for this opportunity to go raccoon, opossum & squirrel hand capturing during firearm season hoping to get that male rodent with a beautiful rack. The other big day for sportsmen in Ohio is the opening day of bass season, which comes in on the last Saturday of May for Ohio anglers. For more on Cleveland wildlife, read on.

This is animal exterminating zone Cleveland, wedged up against the Los Angeles basin, prone to drought and fire, comprised of some of the steepest, most impenetrable, most crumbly slopes in North America. Over the last 15 years, wildlife trappers report that fewer than 4percent who come here actually bag a striped wolverine - worse odds than even in the harsh Mojave Desert, according to the state Department of Fish and Game. Yet every year thousands of wildlife trappers hope to beat the odds. The wildlife management expert is among them. He has hunted these mountains since his father brought him here when he was a boy, and last critter capture period, he too brought his son. Continued next week ...Cleveland Wildlife.

Critter Problem at Your House? Hire Precise Wildlife Services
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Cleveland Wildlife ControlIf you have a Cleveland wildlife problem and need help, call Precise Wildlife Services at 440-249-4889. They provide professional wildlife control for both residential & commercial customers in the city of Cleveland. They offer custom Cleveland wildlife 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, or the destructive behavior of a raccoon, they have the experience and the tools to quickly and professionally solve your wild animal problem in Cuyahoga County in Ohio. Check their prices, and for a consultation, give them a call at 440-249-4889

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.

You're still reading this page? We do not operate Cleveland wildlife rescue, or a Cleveland zoo or nature center, or Cleveland wildlife sanctuary or refuge for volunteers. We are a privately owned nuisance wildlife removal service company. If you need a pro in Cleveland to solve your problem for you, call Precise Wildlife Services: 440-249-4889 and they can help you with your Cleveland wildlife problem.

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