This blog is for information about wildlife and animal control in the greater Belmont Ohio areas. If you are dealing with wildlife removal or animal trapping issues please call us at 412-737-4298
We are The Wildlife Professionals and we have serviced the greater Belmont Ohio Area for over six years. We have built an amazing client base and have knowledge and experience as well as references as the number one bat and animal removal service in the Belmont Ohio area.
We are not a pest control company dealing with bugs such as termites and roaches. We are licensed and certified in animal control and as wildlife trapping agents with the state of Colorado. Below are information on the animals we remove from homes, business and church from the great state of Belmont Ohio.
Bat Removal in Belmont Ohio.
Bat removal in Belmont Ohio is when you believe you have a bat issue in your home it is best to try to determine whether or not to call a bat removal specialist to inspect your property. Sometimes a bat in your house can be explained by an open window or an open door including a garage door.
A few things to think about in Belmont Ohio; Bats will find attic as a great place to live and build a bat colony. a bat colony in the attic will cause several issues including bat guano and bat urine build up in the attic insulation. They will live in the attic and the majority of them will be female bats. Female bat only give birth to one baby bat a year. As the only flying mammal a baby bat can not fly upon birth and because of this as Belmont Ohio wildlife control agents we can not remove or exclude bats when baby bats are present. If baby bats are present bat exclusion or bat removal can not be done in Belmont Ohio, at risk of damage to the bat colony or the baby bats. It is very often that bats are found near pools or water sources. When a backyard pool is involved a bat colony is usually near. A bat flying near my pool, bats flying by my pool, bats in my house, bat in my bathroom, bat in my living room, bats in my attic, bat in my bathroom, bat in my attic, bats in my attic, bats in my chimney, bats in my building, bats in my room, Bat control, Bat trap, humane bat removal,
The do it yourself bat removal homeowner in Belmont Ohio can remove bats but at risk of the bat colony. it is always safer and more responsible to speak to your local bat control or attic bat removal professional before making any decisions in bat removal or bat control.
Often the best way to determine a bat issue is to watch the house at dusk. Bat will fly out just after the sun goes down and this is a great way to see were the bats are leaving the house or building. If you are thinking of trying to remove the bat colony this is the best time to decide your course of action. The do it yourselfer must remember that even if you can determine were that bats are leaving does not mean that the bats can not find a new place to enter the property; in fact a bat can fit in the smallest of areas or voids. the rule of thumb is that if you can place a nickle on its side in a hole or void a bat can also fit into the area and regain access.
There are several exclusion devices available in Belmont Ohio for removal of bats. One is a bat check valve or basically placing a trash bag over the area the bats are leaving and this is a terrible practice due to the fact most bats die in the trash bag and that not all bats leave an area at the same time. The other is a One Way Bat Door, I actually promote and advocate this practice. The one way bat door is a cone shaped device that allows the bats to leave the area at their own time span , though does not allow access back into the area. As long as there are no baby bats present; this tends to be the best procedure in removing bats.
Once bats are removed from the attic space, removed from the chimney, or removed from the eaves gates an attic clean out or attic restoration can be completed. All of the bat guano and attic insulation can be removed and new placed down.
Belmont Ohio Raccoon Removal by raccoon removal experts in the Belmont Ohio Area. When you believe you have a raccoon issue in your home it is best to try to determine whether or not to call a raccoon removal specialist to inspect your property. Sometimes a raccoon will find its way in the your attic or chimney area.
Raccoon’s also have been found living under homes and business crawlspace and decks or outbuildings in Belmont Ohio.
An raccoon in the attic will use your attic insulation as a latrine and one of the first sign that an raccoon is living in the attic is areas where there is raccoon feces or poop gathered. A Belmont Ohio raccoon removal expert can remove the animal feces and contaminated material as well as trap the animal from the attic.
Information on raccoons and their life:
Size and Weight: The adult raccoon is a medium-sized mammal and the largest of the Procyonidae family. It averages 24 to 38 inches in length and can weigh between 14 to 23 lbs., or more, depending upon habitat and available food. The male raccoon, or boar, is slightly larger than the female, also referred to as sow. The young are called kits.
Physical Features: The mask of black fur that covers its eyes is its most characteristic and familiar feature. One hypothesis for the dark fur is that it may help reduce glare and enhance the nocturnal animal’s night vision. The species has grayish brown fur, almost 90% of which is dense underfur to insulate the animal against the cold. Five to eight light and dark rings alternate on its tail. Because its hind legs are longer than the front legs, a raccoon often appears hunched when they walk or run. The five toes on a raccoon’s front paws are extremely dexterous, functioning essentially as five little fingers which allow it to grasp and manipulate food it finds in the wild as well as a variety of other objects, including doorknobs, jars, and latches. A raccoon’s most heightened sense is its sense of touch. It has very sensitive front paws and this sensitivity increases underwater. When able, a raccoon will examine objects in water.
Life span: In the wild, a raccoon has a life expectancy of about 2 to 3 years, but in captivity a raccoon can live up to 20 years.
Diet: The raccoon is an omnivorous and opportunistic eater, with its diet determined heavily by its environment. Common foods include fruits, plants, nuts, berries, insects, rodents, frogs, eggs, and crayfish. In urban environments, the animal often sifts through garbage for food. The majority of its diet consists of invertebrates and plant foods.
Geography: The raccoon is native to North America and can be found throughout the United States, except for parts of the Rocky Mountains, and southwestern states like Nevada, Utah, and Arizona. It can also be found in parts of Canada, Mexico and the northern-most regions of South America. During the 20th century, the species was introduced to other parts of the globe, and now has an extensive presence in countries like Germany, Russia, and Japan.
Habitat: Originally raccoons lived in the tropics where they could be found foraging along riverbanks. Over time they moved north up the continent, successfully adapting to new territories and expanding their diet. Traditionally, they live in tree cavities or burrows emerging at dusk to hunt frogs and crustaceans while keeping an eye out for predators such as coyotes and foxes. Barns have aided their northern migration, offering refuge from cold northern winters, and now, raccoons have been found as far north as Alaska. The species originally kept to the deciduous and mixed forests of North America, but its impressive ability to adapt has enabled the animal to move into a wide range of habitats, from mountainous terrains to large cities. The first urban sighting was in Cincinnati during the 1920s. Raccoon populations do very well in urban areas, primarily due to hunting and trapping restrictions, a general lack of predators, and an abundance of available human food. The size of a raccoon’s home range varies depending on habitat and food supply. In urban areas, its home range generally spans about one mile.
Breeding and Social Structure: The animal is nocturnal, mostly foraging and feeding at night. Though previously thought to be quite solitary, there is now evidence that the species congregates in gender-specific groups. Mating season for raccoons falls generally anytime between January and June. Most females begin reproducing around the age of one. The female has a 65-day gestation period and gives birth to two to five kits, usually in the spring. A mother usually separates from other raccoons to raise her young alone. The male does not participate in the raising of the kits. The black mask is already visible on newly-born kits. The kits stay in the den with their mother until they are between 8-10 weeks old, and will stay with their mother until they reach 13-14 months of age.
Belmont Ohio Squirrel Removal by attic squirrel control and squirrel removal experts. Squirrel removal experts in the Belmont Ohio Area. When you believe you have a squirrel issue in your home it is best to try to determine whether or not to call a squirrel removal specialist to inspect your property. Sometimes a squirrel will find its way in the your attic or chimney area.
Squirrels feed on small insects, roots, tree bark, leaves and acorns. It can be noted that when you give a certain type of squirrel tree bark for him to chew, the little guy would just flatly ignore it. Don’t feel bad because some Squirrel species do not have stomachs that break down cellulose .
One famous relative of theirs, the flying squirrel has a special stretchy skin called the patagium that extends and helps the animal glide through the air. When it takes its jump, scientists report that it could daringly take the plunge from 150 feet. Flying squirrel removal is also available.
Belmont Ohio Snake Removal by snake control and snake removal professionals in Belmont Ohio.
If you are bitten by a snake :
First thing is was the snake venomous? If you know you have been bitten by a harmless snake in Belmont Ohio, it will save you much stress and eliminate the need for treatment. Many people are bitten by harmless snakes each year and experience nothing but small scratches that readily heal. If you are certain a venomous snake was involved, get to the nearest hospital or medical facility as quickly as possible. If possible, notify them ahead of time via telephone of your situation. This gives the physician time to prepare and call the nearest poison information center for advice.
As In Belmont Ohio Snakes are in every state of our country. you will at one time or more in your life run across them, whether in your garden, garage or even in your home.
Eastern Rat snakes are one of my favorite snakes just because they are so fascinating. For one thing they don’t need the sun to metabolize their foods. this means that they don’t have to be out in the sun to digest their meals. they hang out in crawl spaces and even attics for months at a time where other snakes would need to come and go.
So its no wonder that in Belmont Ohio I am called on most of my reptile calls to remove them.
Copperhead Snakes or Agkistrodon Contortrix
Theses snakes can vary in color from grey to Brown Cross bands to light brown variations.
When Copperhead snakes are born (alive, and not from eggs) they look like adults except for the yellowish or greenish tail coloration.
Copperhead Habitat: Most copperhead snakes prefer open Rocky Woodland , Rock Edges, and open grassland near woodland outcrops. Copperheads blend in tremendously with most leaf litter. In the Summer(Hot) Months Copperheads become nocturnal. In Spring and Fall they are often found on Wooded Hilltop Rock Outcrops with a southern exposure in Belmont Ohio.
Mother Copperhead snakes typically give birth from August to October depending the area or state they live in, and they give live birth and not from eggs.
Food consists of insects, frogs, toads, lizards,small birds, other snake and they love rodents.
Prairie Rattlesnake: Crotalus Viridus
a Pitt Viper Snake, Has one of the largest rattles of most if rattlesnakes. Dark Gray or Brown Blotches, Head body and tail are greenish gray to brown. Tails bands are similar color to body blotches, belly grayish white. youth looks similar to adults.
Habitat: Rocky Canyon or open prairies with abundant small wildlife that burrow to feed upon. They are burrow explorer experts.
in Spring and fall they prefer south facing hillsides with large rock outcrops.
Summer months they become nocturnal exploring the grasslands and prairies for food such as lizards, mice, rats, chipmunks, gophers, prairie dogs and other smaller snakes.
Western Diamond Back Rattlesnake:
The Western Diamond Back Rattlesnake is considered one of the largest rattlesnake in the U.S.A .These Pit vipers are dangerous to livestock, pets and human.
Size ranges for 10 inches to 60 inches (that’s five feet long) These awesome snake are born alive and not from eggs. their venom is a hemotoxic venom that attacks the blood system
Eastern Diamond Back Rattlesnake:
The Eastern Diamond Back Rattlesnake is the largest rattlesnake found in the U.S.A .These Pit vipers are dangerous to livestock, pets and human.
Size ranges for 10 inches to 8 feet in length and weighing in at around 10 pounds. These awesome snake are born alive and not from eggs. their venom is a hemotoxic venom that attacks the blood system
You can find theses pit vipors around dry pine, Flatwoods, Pine leaf litter, and Coastal Scrub or brush areas.
Water Moccasin Snake: Venomous
Coral Snake: Venomous
Timber Rattlesnake: Venomous
Massasaugas Rattlesnake : Venomous
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Belmont Ohio Opossum Removal by animal removal or opossum control in Belmont Ohio can handle any possum issue you may be dealing with including trapping the animal and removing it. When you believe you have a animal control issue in your home it is best to try to determine whether or not to call a opossum removal specialist to inspect your property. Sometimes a possum will find its way in the your attic or chimney area.
Opossum also have been found living under homes and business crawlspace and decks or outbuildings.
An Opossum in the attic will use your attic insulation as a latrine and one of the first sign that an Opossum is living in the attic is areas where there is Opossum feces or poop gathered. A Opossum removal expert can remove the animal feces and contaminated material as well as trap the animal from the attic.
Belmont Ohio pest control companies are fantasic for dealing with ants and cockroaches, But not usually best soltution for animal control and wildlife removal problems. Some pest control offer wildlife removal and even bat removal, though most do not have the experience to deliver a solution to the wildlife or animal conflict.
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