If you have any questions about the wildlife of Cincinnati, 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 Cincinnati 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 Cincinnati 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 Varment Guard Wildlife Services at 513-298-5400.
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.
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 513-541-6100
If they can't help, call the Ohio Wildlife Commission at 513-541-6100. You can also call your local sheriff department at 513-541-6100 - 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 Cincinnati. If you need Cincinnati 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. Varment Guard Wildlife Services also provides dead animal removal services. 513-298-5400
We service the greater Cincinnati OH area, including the towns of Bridgetown, Cheviot, Dent, White Oak, Groesbeck, North College Hill, Northbrook, Pleasant Run, Forest Park, Brentwood, Mount Healthy, Wyoming OH, Springdale, Fairfield, Hamilton, Sharonville, Blue Ash, Montgomery,Maderia, Milford OH, and Covington KY, Newport KY, Bellevue, KY, and more.
Pheasant season is now in season and will be in from Oct. 20-Nov. 14. This was my love hand capturing pheasants. When we were in Ohio in the earlier days, there were plenty of pheasants and we enjoyed hand capturing for them. Hooray for wild creatures and critters!
On a good day, getting two pheasants was the highlight. If you've ever controlled pheasants and had one take off right under your feet, you know how much noise they can make and many times it startles you so much that you miss the shot. Remember to treat the wild animals of Cincinnati, Ohio, with respect and care.
Pheasants make for a great meal as there is so much white meat and they are so great roasted. In our day, hand capturing rabbits was a great experience and many times we would wait until we had a light snowfall, then go out the next morning and trap rabbits. Rabbits can be very tricky as they can fool you with making so many tracks you have no idea which way they came from. Snakes and coyotes are not all mean.
The season for rabbits is from Sept. 15-March 31, so it gives you plenty of time to trap them. Ashley The Cincinnati Snake identification picture Fellow at the Klinger Lake Trading Post said Klinger Lake is doing OK for perch and some bluegill fishing too. Many anglers are picking up a few pike here and there. Ashley's father, Roger, got his first raccoon, opossum & squirrel, which was a rat. For more on Cincinnati wildlife, read on.
A level of excitement that didn't typically accompany me was now upon us. I put the critter capture kid in his stand and sprayed some cover sent on the nearby pines. I climbed aboard my stand, hoping to get about an hour's worth of animal exterminating in, not really concerned with getting a raccoon and muskrat as much as just seeing one. For the critter capture kid's sake. About 10 minutes later I looked over my shoulder, expecting to see a contented smile on my son's face. Instead, I saw the red-eyed look of worry, something I hadn't anticipated. "What's wrong?" I whispered down. "I'm nervous," the critter capture kid choked back, barely able to form the words. "Do you want to get down and go home?" I whispered. He shook his head, yes. Continued next week ...Cincinnati Wildlife.
If you have a Cincinnati wildlife problem and need help, call Varment Guard Wildlife Services at 513-298-5400. They provide professional wildlife control for both residential & commercial customers in the city of Cincinnati. They offer custom Cincinnati 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 Hamilton County in Ohio. Check their prices, and for a consultation, give them a call at 513-298-5400