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Darke County - Ohio

Need To Get Rid of Nuisance Wildlife? - Call 937-340-1867

Nuisance wildlife removal is a PRIVATE SERVICE FOR HIRE available in Darke County by Barnes Wildlife Control LLC. Barnes Wildlife Control LLC provides wildlife removal from private homes, business, and industrial properties.

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You’ve come to the right place to find professional help for nuisance wild animal trapping, removal and control.

Contact Barnes Wildlife Control LLC at 937-340-1867 for an inspection of your property. Barnes Wildlife Control LLC removes many kinds of critters including raccoons, bats, pigeons, skunks, swallows, woodpeckers, voles, rats, squirrels, moles, beavers, armadillos, chipmunks, mice, snakes, opossums, feral cats, porcupines, rabbits, and honeybees.

Rodent Problems: Trapping Rats in Darke County, Ohio

            Rats are some of the smartest animals that you encounter in the wildlife removal business.  Unlike other animals, you can’t expect to set out several traps and catch all the animals in the area.  They learn quickly, which makes them some of the hardest things to trap.  If setting out a snap trap in one area catches one rat, it’s likely that you won’t catch any others this way.  It’s easy enough to deal with when you start trapping knowing it’s for rats, but when a customer has already tried to start the process themselves, it can make your job more difficult.

            Another thing that slows down the rat trapping process, is when a house is in disarray.  Rodents and insects thrive in messy areas, which is why we recommend people with serious rodent problems that they deep clean the house and do their best to keep it that way.  When a house is clean, it makes it easier to identify problem areas and where to set traps.  A clean house that has never seen a rat trap, is a wildlife control technicians dream.

            But what happens when the house is less than pristine and they’ve been trying to trap the animals themselves for weeks? Well, that’s about the closest thing to a nightmare.  That is when the durability and creativity of a trapper is tested.  We have specialty traps that we build to try and catch rats, but we usually only have to break them out in cases like this.  When that doesn’t work, that’s when it comes down to the brains of the technicians.  There have been times when we’ve had everyone sit down, review the job, and tell us the ideas they have to outsmart the rats.

            Wildlife removal really comes down to more than just traps and bait; it’s experience, creativity, and hard work.

The Darke County Animal Control Services of Ohio, OH

Lost pets, barking dogs, loose cats, cows, horses, goats, sheep, or other domestic, farm or ranch animal issues need to be reported to The Darke County Animal Control Services: . They work with domestic animals and can provide information about licensing, vaccinations, lost pets, etc. Darke County does not offer free wildlife animal control services, nor do cities within Darke County.

We are professional wildlife removal contractors offering animal control solutions based in Ohio.We pride ourselves on our professional trapping services, and on quality snake, bird, and animal removal.

Barnes Wildlife Control LLC removes all sorts of wild animals and birds from residential and commercial properties, including bats, snakes, pigeons, skunks, raccoons, swallows, woodpeckers, voles, beavers, and rodents of every kind. Wild animals on your property can damage vegetation and structures and reduce property value. They also bring disease and a host of insect pests with them, which can adversely affect you, your family, and your pets. In your walls, in your attic, or on your roof wild animals can keep you up at night and their urine and droppings create a horrific smell. After my technicians and I perform wild animal removal, we can provide cleanup, sanitization, and deodorization to help restore your property; we can also provide exclusion services to keep your wildlife problem from recurring. Whether the problem is a colony of bats in a building, raccoons in the attic, or destructive behaviors of critters such as squirrels, gophers and pigeons, we can solve it.

We resolve many types of wildlife control conflicts in Darke County and surrounding areas. Give me a call if you need expert animal removal and/or live wildlife trapping. We can also perform an inspection of your property to evaluate the problem.

The situations we resolve and main trapping and removal services we provide are: raccoon families in attics and chimneys, woodpeckers drilling siding. mud swallow nests on stucco, rats or squirrels thumping and bumping around inside walls and in attics, voles and gophers destroying lawns, skunks stealing pet food, bat infestations, and snakes living in crawlspaces and stone walls.

Along with physical damage and disease, wild animals also bring along disturbance and nuisance with all their commotion and smell. Raccoons and rats will fight all night and keep people awake; baby raccoons chirp and chitter like little birds; skunk smell takes the cake, but have you ever smelled a dead animal in your ventilation system? We have seen much, much more than these problems, but that is a general idea of the kinds of problems that I and my professional wildlife removal operators are prepared to solve.

Not only do my technicians and I trap and remove problem wild animals, we do a lot of other dirty work, too. Don’t hesitate to call us for dead animal removal, bat guano cleanup, pigeon waste removal, mouse dropping cleanup, decontamination, repairs, above ground and below ground rodent slick fencing, odor control for skunk spray, and the like. We are a full service pest control company with a wide range of animal control solutions.

For pigeon and bird control, bat removal, or relief from other pest animals, call our wildlife management experts. Many nuisance wildlife companies offer critter capture and control; our wildlife operators provide professional pest wild animal management. We remove the following AND MORE:

  • Raccoons from attics and chimneys
  • Bats from attics and eaves
  • Voles that dig and tear up lawns and destroy root systems
  • Pigeons from rooftops
  • Swallow nests from stucco, log siding, exterior walls and eaves
  • Mice from walls, attics, basements, crawlspaces, etc.
  • Gophers and moles that damage gardens and golf courses
  • Skunks that damage gardens and make dens under porches and in crawlspaces
  • Feral cats from neighborhoods and parks
  • Rats and squirrels from attics, flower gardens, yards, commercial and industrial property
  • Beavers from lakes, ponds and rivers
  • Woodpeckers that drill in cedar siding and stucco

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If you need expert wild animal control, trapping or removal services outside of Ohio, check out our USA map to contact a professional trapper nearest you.

Most county animal control services do not offer nuisance wildlife management or support. Darke County services only deal with domestic animals. If you have any type of wildlife problem or need pest control, trapping, or for wildlife prevention in Darke County, call 937-340-1867 and ask for Jacob Odel Barnes .

Darke County Wild Animal Control News, Stories, Events and Alerts

Who’s the Expert here?

            Sometimes in the wildlife removal business, the actual trapping isn’t the hard part.  There are times, not many, but times nonetheless where the customer is the one that gives you real trouble. While a lot of the time customers know what animal it is they’re dealing with (and usually when they don’t they trust that you know), but sometimes they are just wrong and are not willing to listen to what you have to say.  This isn’t a problem for most seasoned technicians, they know how to deal with customers for the most part; but the new workers can occasionally be too shy to correct the customer and can end up looking and treating for the wrong animal.

            In one case about 2 years ago, it was a “squirrel” problem.  The customer was hearing lots of thumping and sounds from the walls of his house and since he had a lot of squirrels in the area that was who he attributed it too.  When our technician went to the site for an inspection, the customer interrupted anything that suggested it was another animal, so the tech politely stopped suggesting and set out traps.  After they hadn’t caught anything for several days, he approached me concerned that he wasn’t looking for squirrels but unsure how to approach the customer, so I went on site to take a look.

            Well he was right, it was definitely not squirrels he had a problem with.  It only took me a couple of minutes to see what I’m sure my tech saw in the first place, small black spots dotting the wall just underneath a vent.  Bats, and most likely a whole colony of them.  When I tried to explain this to the customer, he interrupted and INSISTED that I was wrong and it was squirrels.  This is where the seasonal trapper has the advantage, because I didn’t back down.  I had to explain that the animal in question was in fact bats, but if he wanted to keep trapping for squirrels he would have to do it without us because it was a waste of our resources and his money to be hunting for the wrong animal.  I think that snapped him out of his squirrel frenzy because he sat quietly for a second and then agreed that it could be bats. 

            The next month we successfully vented out 100+ bats from the wall of his home and were able to seal off all entrances.  Needless to say, we’re good at our jobs and there’s a reason people hire us to do them. 

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