Wishing All a Happy Labor Day Weekend

Critter Control is a full service animal damage control organization. We not only get rid of unwanted animals but also follow up our work completely by repairing wildlife damage.

Geese damage, squirrel damage, raccoon damage, mole lawn damage and more all require different approaches for prevention and repair. We are the experts, and we can prevent and fix the headaches that come from rats in the attic or walls, raccoons in the attic, moles in the yard and much more. Talk to us about getting rid of squirrels in the attic, bat removal and geese control, among many other services.

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

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Was it a Crow? Was it a Bat? No it Was an Owl!

Our Critter Control of Greater Boston was called out on a late night emergency call of a crow flying around in the customers home.   Mike thought it was probably a bat.  It turned to be an owl which Mike was able to release outside.

Since 1983, the Critter Control concept has called for humane animal removal and environmentally responsible techniques for handling nuisance animal problems. We use innovative, integrated methods to provide ecologically sound animal removal management services for homeowners, businesses and municipalities. We offer both residential animal removal and commercial animal removal throughout all of our Critter Control offices.

We’re highly trained in squirrel trapping, mole removal, raccoon removal, geese removal, and much more. Do you have raccoons in the yard or attic? Maybe you need assistance with bird trapping or bird damage? Perhaps you have rats in your house or raccoon dens on your property. Call us. There’s nothing we can’t handle.

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Women Was Not Letting in Her Cat

Raccoon Bites 88-Year-Old Woman Who Mistook It for Cat

Monday, Aug 25, 2014 • Updated at 7:44 PM EDT  NBC Connecticut

An 88-year-old Hamden woman who opened her sliding door to let in her cat was attacked when the animal she was petting turned out to be a raccoon.

The woman had opened the door of her Brinsmade Road home at 11 p.m. Sunday after hearing a sound to let in her cat, but unbeknownst to her, a raccoon followed her cat inside, police said.

The raccoon attacked her while she petted it, thinking it was her cat, and it bit her elbow, hand, forearm, lip and chin, police said.

“She’s a tough old bird,” said the victim’s son, Malcolm McKernan. “She fought it off and was able to call on the phone. That’s pretty remarkable.”

The victim spoke to NBC Connecticut at her home Monday and said she was doing well.

For the complete article click.

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Customer Survey Card Winner August

Congratulations to our Customer Survey Card winner Phillip M of Chesapeake, VA.  Phillip and his technician Dan of our Critter Control of Virginia Beach office both win a $50 dinner gift certificate from a restaurant of their choice.

Here are some comments from the customer survey cards that we have received:

Neil S of Carmel, IN tells us:  ”Tracy did out standing job, effort was more than I could have expected.  Most Impressive!”

Tara H of Indianapolis, IN says:  ”Randy is very good at explaining all that he has to do and managing expectation about how long it may take to capture the raccoon.”

Angela V of Cincinnati, OH states:  ” I cannot tell you how pleased I was with the company!!  Mike was knowledgeable, an extremely hard worker, and a great leader with the other two guys that assisted him.  They worked 2 very long days to remove a mess that went on years before I bought my house.”

 

Eric M. of Louisville, KY included:  ”Josh & Mike were a pleasure to do business with.  Honest!!”

Bonnie H. of Houston, TX said:  ”This group went above & beyond to fix problems.”

Steve C of Omaha, NE tells us:  ”The service and professionalism was exceptional.  I was very impressed and would gladly refer you to frineds & family.”

Ariana B of Cincinnati, OH writes:  ”Scott was excellent.  He checked on everything & was able to fix the problem without actually catching them.  Did everything beyond expectations.”

Cathie A of Louisville, KY gives us:  ”Nark is my tech.  He is the best!  Goes the extra mile.  Always pleasant, explains everything.”

Kevin M of Canton, MI wrote:  ”Thomas & Dakota did an excellent job and I will definitely use Critter Control again!”

Barbara C of Chesapeake, VA writes:  ”Our tech Adam was very friendly and professional.. He was very knowledgeable about our problem.  He and Dan did a great job.”

To be entered in our monthly customer survey card drawing, fill out the card completely and mail it in.  Didn’t get one?  Ask your Critter Control technician for one.

1-800-CRITTER for your local office.

 

 

 

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What Critter Control Customers Say

Critter Control enters the filled out customer survey cards we receive from our customers into a monthly drawing for a $50 dinner gift certificate along with their technician.  Did not get a customer survey card?  Ask your Critter Control technician for yours!

Thank you to these customers for mailing in their survey card:

John of Cypress, CA writes:  “T.J. the technician went “above – beyond” to help capture “our” skunk.”

Deana of Northville, MI tells us:  “Bob and Janice were exceptional!  Courteous and kind from the first phone call to resolving our raccoon problem.”

Herbert of Richmond, TX says:  “We had results in a very timely manner.”

Juanita of Toano, VA goes on to say:  “Mike in Virginia Beach was so nice and friendly.  I would call him again.”

Carlette of Houston, TX tells us:  “Justin was professional & very nice.”

Anna of Cincinnati, OH wrote:  “Very knowledgeable and found an appropriate solution that even saved me money.”

Victoria of Yorktown, VA writes:  The knowledge, courtesy and patience of Tony is greatly appreciated!

John of Indianapolis says:  “Randy is a great communicator, very friendly and knowledgeable.”

Glenn of Williamsburg, VA tells us:  “NO flying squirrels were caught, but Tony carefully screened two points of entry and checked the traps.  Hoping for the best!

Yamsse of Jeffersonville, IL wrote:  “In our changing world it is hard to find quality and trustworthy service.  I found both clearly with Critter Control.  Thank you.”

Marcy of Greensboro, NC gives us:  ”In scheduling the appointment, the girl was very helpful, knowledgeable and patient;  Luke came right away and was great and professional.”

Virginia of Leawood, KS tells us:  ”Ed was a great technician who did a good job explaining the procedures to us.”

Jennifer of Fishers, IN writes:  ”Brenda did a great job!  She was easy to work with and was very knowledgeable.”

Ryan of Louisville, KY says:  Responded right away.  Great customer service and solved the problem!”

Marci of Indianapolis, IN writes:  ”I have referred Critter Control to two families.”

Thank you to all who take that time to fill out and return their customer survey cards.

1-800-CRITTER for your nuisance wildlife control.

 

 

 

 

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A Special Thanks!

Kevin,  Thank you for your business the past 20 years.  Because of your loyalty to Bird-B-Gone, we are able to “give back” by funding this orphanage in Sierra Leone.

I returned recently from my 5th trip there.  While life is still a struggle for most there – the over 300 kids living there are thriving.   Imagine being a child with no parents/family and trying to survive in such a cruel place.  Because of you and Critter Control, 300 kids have a chance at a better life.

Thank you Kevin – and God Bless You!

Bruce Donoho

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May Customer Survey Card Winners!!!

Congratulations to Carma M. of Des Moines, Iowa for winning Critter Control, Inc customer survey card drawing for May.  Carma and her technician Wade Meyers both win a $50 gift certificate to a restaurant of their choice. Ask your Critter Control technician for your customer survey card, fill it out, send it in to be entered for our monthly drawing.

Here is what our customers are saying when filling out their customer survey cards for this month:

  • My call(s) to Critter control were answered or returned in a timely manner – 98.12% agreed or strongly agreed.
  • Critter Control office staff I spoke to satisfactorily answered my questions and addressed my concerns – 97.56% agreed or strongly agreed.
  • The Critter Control technician was on time, or adequately communicated any time changes to me – 96.65% agreed or strongly agreed.
  • How would you rate the Critter Control technician providing services – 97.52% excellent or very good.
  • Was your nuisance wildlife problem resolved to your satisfaction – 91.92% said yes.
  • Will you refer Critter Control to your friends and neighbors – 94.92% said yes.

Keep mailing in your completed Critter Control customer survey cards for our monthly drawing for a chance at a $50 dinner gift certificate.

1-800-CRITTER for your local office.

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Skunks – Did you know?

Pepe Le Pew’s misguided amorous animated misadventures make skunks seem comical. But when your dog or children get sprayed, you won’t be laughing.  Skunks can be found across the United States.

Here are a few facts about “polecats:”

  • A skunk’s spray is an oily liquid produced by glands under its large tail.
  • Skunks have poor to fair senses of hearing and smelling. They also tend to be somewhat clumsy runners due to stocky front legs.
  •  Skunks can be carriers of rabies if they eat or are bitten by an infected animal. Skunk spray does not carry rabies.
  • Skunks are not all bad; they like to eat the garden bugs and slugs that damage crops.
  • Skunks can grow anywhere between 16-in. and 27-in. in length and generally weigh from 1-6Ibs.
  • Skunks can spray up to 13-23 ft. in a favorable wind-although they are usually only accurate for up to about 6.5 ft.

Skunk Control and Safety
Skunks should not be confronted by an untrained property owner. Skunk spray is very difficult to remove, and can cause temporary blindness if it gets in the eyes. Skunks also are capable of causing significant wounds by biting or scratching and are known to carry rabies. They generally give some type of warning before spraying, usually by stomping their front feet.

Skunk Damage Skunks can cause considerable damage as they gain entry and inhabit homes or businesses. They can leave behind feces and urine, plus stubborn scents and stains if they spray their scent. Critter Control’s specialists can help with skunk damage repair and prevention

Upon skunk removal, a Critter Control skunk expert will assess any damage to your home and identify other potential skunk entry points.

Skunk removal and professional skunk prevention services should be contacted as soon as a skunk issue is identified. Call 1-800-CRITTER (274-8837)

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Critter Control of St Louis – Bats

 (KMOV) – Many residents in Wentzville have been calling police about a surge of bats in and around people’s homes.

“Snakes and bats are the things that scare people the most,” said Gene Jezek, Critter Control of St. Louis. Jezek has been with Critter Control for more than 25 years and says that right now is bat season.

According to Jezek, mother bats are hungry, getting ready to deliver their young in the next couple of weeks and since spring came so late, there are fewer bugs around. Bats went back into hibernation, but now are back feeding.

“I have grabbed hundreds of bats with gloves on over the years and I have had only one rabid bat,” said Jezek. “But you never know which one is going to be rabid.”

Companies say they won’t block up holes near homes to keep the bats out until August. If they do, there is a danger the newborns might starve to death in attics or inside walls.

“They are part of the ecology,” said Missouri Department of Conservation Representative Tom Meister. “They eat tons of mosquitoes, they keep our bug population down. They are good to have around.”

Meister says the overall percentage of bats that carry rabies is less than half of one percent. In the last ten years, there have been five reported cases of an animal with rabies and each time it was a bat.

- http://www.kmov.com/news/local/City-of-Wentzville-struggling-with-bat-infestation-259856901.html

by Ray Preston / News 4 and Adam McDonald, KMOV.com staff

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Nuisance Wildlife Control

Why does that bird want to make a nest in your bathroom vent?  Why has that skunk with her young ones picked your foundation to build their den under?  Can anyone tell us the answer to:  why does that rabbit like the middle of your lawn to build her den?  Why all the bats?

Critter Control can say that wildlife will make their den or nest where they feel comfortable.  Let our Critter Control offices help you with this nuisance wildlife.  Or any other nuisance wildlife you may have.

Birds in Your Attic?

Birds are known to cause damage to property, buildings, even your car. Some birds can also get stuck in your home and become potential fire hazards

Bats in Living Areas

Know what to do when a bat ends up in the living area of your home or business.  Often a bat, probably a lost youngster will fly into an open door or window.  They will often leave on their own if the window or door to the outside is open with interior doors closed.  If there has been not direct human contact it can be released outdoors.

When using a box or container to safely capture and release the bat, wear gloves.  Seek medical help immediately if bitten by a bat, though only one-half of one percent of bats has rabies.

If there are bats in the attic Critter Control has specialists that will exclude the bat from their roost.  However during maternity season for bats, which can be as early as mid April the south regions of the US to mid June in the northern regions, exclusions should not be done.  Once the young bats start flying by the late August, exclusions can be done again.  If exclusions are done during this time, the young bats are trapped inside, separated from their mothers.  They may die of starvation or may lead the mother to search for another way in to its young.

Opossum Damage

Opossums can cause considerable damage as they gain entry and inhabit homes or businesses. They can leave behind feces and urine, plus opossums only have a lifespan of a few years and will frequently die in homes, leaving nasty stubborn scents. Critter Control’s specialists can help with opossum damage repair and prevention.

Nuisance Wildlife Control Services

Critter Control of has been providing professional wildlife control services for many years. Our staff of certified wildlife control specialists and wildlife control officers work together to set the standards of excellence in the wildlife control industry .

Through our use of ecologically responsible wildlife control services, with both residential wildlife control and commercial wildlife control , Critter Control of helps to solve a vast array of wildlife control problems for several animals. We offer wildlife control services including wildlife control, wildlife damage control, wildlife prevention control and wildlife control management .

No matter what the wildlife control issue, Critter Control of can help! If you need residential wildlife control or commercial wildlife control services , don’t hesitate to call Critter Control of today at 1-800-CRITTER.
 

 

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