We run a professional wildlife removal business operating in Westerville, Ohio. We service the whole Columbus metropolitan area, and do much of our work in Westerville. We are a full-service
Westerville animal trapping and removal company. We specialize in wildlife only, and are not like a regular Westerville pest control company or Westerville exterminator. We use humane methods to
solve wild animal problems in Ohio. We solve the root of the problem, by performing home repairs to keep animals out, and preventative measures in addition to critter trapping
and removal. We offer a variety of services, from animal damage repair to waste cleanup, dead animal removal and odor control, and more. We handle several nuisance wildlife
species, including squirrels, raccoons, snakes, skunks, and opossums. We also perform bat removal and bird control services, and rodent control, including poison-free mouse and
rat removal. Give us a call any time at 614-362-0905 to discuss your Westerville animal control issue, and to schedule a fast appointment.
Westerville wildlife control tip of the month:
How to keep raccoons out of my garden
You spent your summer making the most garden. Your tomatoes look incredible. Your watermelon is begging you to eat it. The carrots are crisp and fantastic and the peas are things of beauty. You have labored and worked all summer long to create this vegetable and fruit feast, then it happens. You come outside to find that a raccoon or group of raccoons have gotten into your garden and have destroyed your beautiful fruits and vegetables. You are outraged and just beyond anger.
Maybe this has never happened to you before, but if you have a garden and raccoons are near your area then you can be sure that it will be inevitable at some point. These animals see your garden as an incredible source of food, and when they find it they will keep returning.
So what does Westerville animal control do to keep them out? Here are some suggestions for you.
Most people simply put chicken wire around the garden. To a raccoon that is like putting a piece of paper in front of a person as a means of keeping them out of the cookie jar. Just won’t work. You need a sturdy fence that is at least four feet high, to keep them from climbing over the top and getting in.
The fence must also be at least 12 inches below the ground. Raccoons have rugged paws that can easily dig through dirt, and if your fence is at ground level they will simply dig up and under the fence and get right into your garden Westerville animal trapping. By being at least 12 inches deep you make it tough to get underneath. Also it is a good idea to put big rocks and jagged pieces of rock in the soil around the fence and right on the surface. The more difficult you make it the easier it will be to keep them away.
You can also buy or make Westerville pest control homemade repellants for Westerville animal trapping to put around the fence line. This is not dangerous to the soil or to your fruits or vegetables. It is just irritating to the raccoon, irritating enough that it will get the animal to flee and likely keep it from returning.
As a last measure it is a good idea to have Westerville exterminator lights on your garden area at your night. Raccoons function best in the dark, and if an area is brightly lit they usually avoid it for safety reasons. You can help to keep them away with a couple of flood lights.
To learn more about our Westerville pest animal removal services, visit the Columbus animal trapping and removal home page or give us a call at