Squirrels in your attic? Raccoons in your chimney or trash? Groundhogs or moles digging up your yard? Bats in your belfry? My name is Rob Winters and I am the owner of Animal Control Specialists, LLC. I have over 20 years experience handling nuisance wildlife situations, and close to 30 years experience trapping in general. I have an extensive history working with the public including 5 years as a Deputy with the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, where I handled many emergency wildlife situations on duty, and also as an EMT and supervisor of a local ambulance company (credentials available upon request). My wife Dawn & I are also active members of our church (Cornerstone Free Methodist) and are in charge of all lesson plans for Sunday School activities. I have therefore been through an extensive history of background checks, polygraphs, etc… and am a very trustworthy individual. I find this to be of utmost importance to most people when hiring someone to come inside their residence or be on their property when they are not home. We provide quick, professional and reliable service. We are licensed and insured.

We offer complete services such as Raccoon Removal, Squirrel Removal, Bat Removal, Skunk Trapping, Bird Control, Opossum Control, Groundhog Trapping, Beaver Trapping, Wildlife Exclusions, Attic Restorations and all other types of Wildlife Control and Animal Removal services throughout Akron, Ohio.

If you are looking for a dependable company to solve your wildlife conflicts look no further, Animal Control Specialists are experts at solving all types of animal problems throughout Akron, Ohio. Because every problem is unique, our wildlife control experts will inspect the property, determine and discuss the best solution for you and what to expect in the process.

You may need a wildlife management program or pest program to insure your home and family are protected. Exclusion services may be needed to restore your home back to normal and prevent future recurrences. No matter what the situation demands, we will deliver results. 24 hour emergency service is available.


Animal Control Specialists has a mission to deliver quality wildlife and pest removal services. A service focused on the highest level of customer satisfaction, with the most ethical, humane treatment of animals. While protecting people from the dangers of nuisance wildlife invasions. Employing only the effective methods of the industry.

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