Mice Control & Removal

Through Critter Control’s inspection of your home or business, find out how these mice are gaining access.  Stop treating part of the problem; treat the whole nuisance wildlife issue.

House mice are a common problem in homes and in all types of Critter Control mice removal & controlbusinesses. Nearly everyone can remember times when they were irritated by mice. Mice are nuisances to rich and poor alike. The continual drain that house mice impose on stored food and fiber, and the damage they cause to personal possessions are the most serious economic threats. House mice also have the potential to transmit diseases and parasites to people and domestic animals.

Typical locations for mice with homes are attics and basements. The common process for getting rid of mice in these areas of the home starts with inspection. Critter Control will identify the source of entry for the mice and harborage areas where damage from the mouse infestation is taking place.  We will inspect both the interior and exterior of homes in a thorough manner, in order to identify all points of entry.

Once we have identified all points of mouse entry, Critter Control will implement a mouse trapping and baiting program to quickly reduce the population of mice in the infestation. When the mice have been trapped, they will be removed from the home through a safe dead mice removal process. Then, Critter Control will seal all entry points to prevent any re-entry of mice.

After all entry points have been sealed and the mice have been removed from the home, Critter Control will use rodenticides (if allowed by the state) around the exterior of the home,  in order to reduce the mouse infestation pressure on the house. Cleaning up mouse damage and excrement in basements and attics is also an important step of the process and should be carried out by a mouse professional.

.  Call 1-800-CRITTER and talk to a nuisance wildlife specialist.

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Squirrel Appreciation Day

Squirrel Appreciation Day,”founded by Christy Hargrove, a wildlife rehabilitator, gives a moment to reflect on the wonders of the family Sciuridae. Be they a shade of gray, pale orange, deep reddish-brown or black, on January 21, we are all God’s children.”  Click here to read Bonni Brodrick’s complete article.

For those of us who may not appreciate squirrels because the damage they cause to your home or business. The damage they cause to both the interior and exterior of your home. Squirrel damage includes chewing holes into the exterior of your home to get into the attic. Once inside your home, squirrels damage attics buy chewing wires, ripping up insulation and defecating in the attic. Squirrels damage trees in your yard by building their nests and gnawing on and eating the bark.

Removing squirrels can be very tricky since they run, climb and jump very quickly. Squirrel trapping is the safest option and will require a squirrel trapping expert. Critter Control squirrel trapping specialists will trap and relocate squirrels and may use toxicants or fumigants to force squirrels out of a location.

At Critter Control our experienced specialists know how to safely and humanely remove squirrels from your attic. We will then seal the squirrels’ entry points, ensuring that squirrels will not be able to enter into your house again and cause squirrel damage.

1-800-CRITTER for your local Critter Control office.

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Customer Survey Card Winners and Monthly Results

This month’s congratulations go to Joe B. of Indianapolis, IN and his technician Randy as winners of Critter Control, Inc customer survey card drawing.  Both Joe and his technician get a $50 dinner gift certificate at a restaurant of their choice.  Congratulations again!!

Here are the monthly results of the entire customer survey cards that have been returned for this month:

  • My call(s) to Critter control were answered or returned in a timely manner – 98.23 agreed or strongly agreed.
  • Critter Control office staff I spoke to satisfactorily answered my questions and addressed my concerns – 98.23 agreed or strongly agreed.
  • The Critter Control technician was on time, or adequately communicated any time changes to me – 98.46% agreed or strongly agreed.
  • How would you rate the Critter Control technician providing services – 97.61% excellent or very good?
  • Was your nuisance wildlife problem resolved to your satisfaction – 91.00% said yes.
  • Will you refer Critter Control to your friends and neighbors – 94.54 said yes.

Ask your Critter Control technician for your customer survey card and get entered into our monthly drawing.  1-800-CRITTER for your local office.

 

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Is What You Found Animal Droppings?

Animal droppings in and around your home or business is one of the first tell tale signs that there is a nuisance animal problem.  Droppings from
different animals can present a host of problems.

Critter Control will identify the point of entry, trap the animal and clean up the droppings.  Most common areas for droppings are:

v In kitchens

v In garages

v In attics and walls

Click for expanded information on this and to see what hazards this nuisance can cause.  1-800-CRITTER for your local office.

 

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Are There Squirrels in Your Attic or Walls?

Squirrels can cause a great deal of damage to both the interior and exterior of your home. Squirrel damage includes chewing holes into the exterior of your home to get into the attic.

Once inside your home, squirrels damage attics buy chewing wires, ripping up insulation and defecating in the attic. Squirrels damage trees in your yard by building their nests and gnawing on and eating the bark.

To determine if there is a need to get rid of squirrels in or around homes or other buildings by asking yourself the following questions:

  1. Are there noises in the ceilings or walls?
  2. Are these noises scratching/scurrying noises? Do these noises occur early in the morning?
  3. Are there chewed holes around the building? In siding, gutters, construction gaps or trim?
  4. Are there more squirrels than usual surrounding the building?

If any of these questions apply, call the specialists at Critter Control that know how to get rid of squirrels to help you assess your squirrel situation.  1-800 – CRITTER for your local office

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Dancing Bats

View this clip to see these bats dancing.  They were filmed with the camera upside down.  HuffingtonPost.co.ukClick to view.  

Wildlife Animal Control

A dangerous or bothersome animal that comes too close for comfort becomes a wildlife control problem. Critter Control provides wildlife animal control services to homeowners, businesses and municipalities. Wildlife damage problems that require professional wild animal control services are increasing throughout the United States. If you are experiencing problems with raccoons in the attic, bats in your chimney, or opossums in walls, call our professional animal trappers.

If you have nuisance wildlife problem call your Critter Control office at 1-800-CRITTER.

 

 

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Squirrels, Squirrels and More Squirrels

Have they picked your house for theirs??  Are they driving you batty with the gnawing?  Critter Control is here to humanly exclude those squirrels and then we can fix how they got in there in the first place.

There are over 200 squirrel species that live all over the world, with the exception of Australia.  No matter where they are, we are getting a lot of calls on nuisance squirrels.

Squirrels have four front teeth that never stop growing, so they gnaw constantly.  Females may have several litters a year.

When customers call us, we ask them a series of questions to help determine if and what type of squirrel control is necessary. It is important for customers to track what time of day they are hearing noises, how long they have been hearing noises and in what area of the home or building they are hearing noises so we can implement the most ideal squirrel control plan.

If squirrel control is not implemented immediately when the squirrel situation is identified, the population of squirrels living in or around a building will continue to grow. Every time a new litter grows up and leaves the nest, they begin to look for places to build their own nests, which often ends up being in other areas of the building. It is important to implement squirrel control in your home or business in order to prevent large populations of squirrels. If squirrels are ignored, Critter Control may find holes in every corner of your home!

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