At the Neighborhood Scale
- Think. What animals and pests are an issue in your neighborhood? Talk to your neighbors to understand how they’re currently dealing with issues.
- Plan. Identify best management practices recommended for your particular animal and pest concerns. Consult with Lucas County OSU Extension for additional tips.
- Act. Share resources for alternatives to managing pests. Keep Natures’s Nursery and Humane Ohio in mind for how to deal with finding animals.
- Maintain. Create a landscape that naturally deters pests or offers a habitat that can coexist with your home.
- Go Beyond.
- Know the difference between docile bees and more aggressive wasps; bees are a key pollinator species that will likely not bother you.
- Build habitats and use native plants that support pollinators and Ohio’s local bird species.
- Strengthen neighborhood groups to support and advocate for neighborhood-wide needs.
Who to call for lost or found animals, wildlife, and dead animal removal:
Create a Certified Wildlife Habitat Community:
National Wildlife Foundation
Purchase birdhouses, bat shelters, or butterfly houses:
Lucas County Soil & Water Conservation District
Nature’s Nursery, 419-877-0060
Best management practices:
Lucas County OSU Extension
OSU Extension Ask an Expert or Master Gardener
Local beekeeping questions:
Maumee Valley Bee Keepers
Honey bee swarm removal:
Bee Removal Source