While bats are a growing issue throughout the Greater Cincinnati, Ohio and Northern Kentucky areas, the areas that seem to see the most bat activity are: Delhi, Ohio 45238, 45239, Anderson Township 45230, 45245, 45255, Erlanger, KY 41018, Ft. Thomas, KY 41075, Crestview Hills, KY 41017.

If you live in the Cincinnati, Ohio or Northern Kentucky areas and have had a bat in your living area or are noticing bats flying around your home, squeaking or scratching noises in your attic then call the professionals at Advantage Wildlife Removal to inspect your home and offer a solution to exclude them.

Exclusion is the best way to eliminate your home of bats. Exclusion is sealing all holes/gaps larger then ¼” especially the top half of the structure. It is recommended this be done by a professional to ensure the bats are not trapped in either causing them to die and smell or forcing them to travel down into the occupied areas of the building. Repellents are usually ineffective and can even cause bats to travel further into the structure. Valves should not be installed between mid May and mid August as this is usually when the females have their young and during this period of time, the female are caring for them.

A small percentage of bats contract rabies in the Cincinnati, Ohio area however, this is always a possibility and bats should never be removed without thick leather gloves as they normally do bite when pressure is applied to them. Histoplasmosis is another concern with bats which is an airborne fungus disease that can grow on bat and pigeon guano (droppings). Usually the guano must have contact with moist soil which is normally not an issue in a dry environment such as an attic. Inhaling stirred up dust that contains fungus spores is normally how the Histoplasmosis is contracted so it is not recommended to clean up guano unless there is a serious odor or health issue and should only be done by trained personnel with the proper safety equipment.


Raccoons (Procyon lotor) is a mammal about 2-3 feet long and averages 10-30 pounds in weight and distinctively marked with a black “mask” over the eyes and a ringed tail. They are usually nocturnal (active at night). In Cincinnati, Ohio, they typically breed in February or March but mating can occur from December through June. Their gestation period is about 63 days and they have one litter per year of 3-5 young. The young open their eyes around 3 weeks of age and are weaned between 2-4 months of age. Raccoons do not truly hibernate but do “hole up” in dens becoming inactive during severe winter weather for weeks or even months. Raccoons are a rabies vector animal and are known carriers of canine distemper. Their feces (droppings) can carry a Raccoon Roundworm (Baylisascaris Procyonis) which potentially could be fatal to humans.

Raccoons are considered a nuisance animal in Cincinnati, Ohio because they cause damage to and around homes and outbuildings when they attempt to make entry by tearing off shingles or fascia boards to gain access to attics. Both uncapped chimneys and attics are substitutes for the traditional hollow trees used as den sites in Cincinnati, Ohio. They also cause considerable damage when they roll up freshly laid sod looking for earthworms and grubs.


No area is safe from skunks, however, if you live in the West Chester, Ohio 45069, Loveland, Ohio 45140 Amelia, Ohio 45102, Mason, Ohio 45040 areas or live in or around a golf community, you have probably smelled these guys at some point.

Skunks tend to live under porches, patios, sheds, and crawl spaces and usually exit at night as they are a nocturnal animal. Skunks are not only a nuisance because of their smell, but they do raid trash cans, dig holes in lawns looking for earthworms, grubs and insects. They are also very poor climbers and tend to end up being stuck in window wells when they fall in. This is a very common occurrence in the Cincinnati, Ohio area.

If you suspect you have a skunk problem, call the professionals at Advantage Wildlife Removal as we would be more than happy to help you remove this animal from your property.

If you or your pet has already had an unpleasant encounter, try the following remedy:

  • 1-quart of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide

  • ¼ cup of Baking Soda

  • 1 teaspoon of dishwashing liquid

  • Wash while bubbling and rinse with tap water


Gray squirrels are rodents and are the most common in Cincinnati, Ohio. They are usually active from dawn to dusk and feed mostly in the morning and again in mid-afternoon. They may breed twice a year around January and again in June and have a 42-45 day gestation period. The give birth to 2-3 young on average and weaned at 10-12 weeks. They can live up to 4 years old in the wild.

Squirrels nest in Cincinnati area homes in attics or crawlspaces. The most common entry points into Cincinnati homes are roof vents, louvered vents, soffit vents, construction gaps and rotten fascia boards. Squirrels inside the living area in Cincinnati, Ohio almost always come in through the fireplace or furnace chimneys. They can pose a real threat to humans as it is estimated that 25-50% of all fires of unknown origin are caused by rodents gnawing electrical wires.


Groundhogs are considered a nuisance because they burrow large holes around decks, sheds, patio slabs, porches and brushy areas. They also feed on vegetation in flower and vegetable gardens and gnaw on trees and woody structures. They can cause damage in a short period of time.

Groundhogs are herbivores and forage on fruits, grasses and plants. Because of their feeding preferences, they do hibernate usually from late October to March or April.
If you suspect you have a Groundhog invading your yard, give Advantage Wildlife Removal a call.


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