Dedicated to animal pest control excellence, our staff of professionals at Critter Control includes biologists, zoologists, animal control officers, and anti-cruelty employees. Our highly qualified animal control teams can handle nearly any wildlife control issue in Elkhart and South Bend, with the help of our unique accumulation of expert knowledge. From risky raccoon removal to basic bird control, we conduct each job under the highest of humane animal-handling standards.
Critter Control services Elkhart and South Bend areas, including Goshen, Mishawaka, and Warsaw.
Local Franchisee: Sam Helton
Address: 1204 N. Division St. Bristol, IN 46507
Q&A with Local Franchisee Sam Helton
What are some of the most common wildlife issues that homeowners face in your area?
Raccoons and bats in their attics.
How do the seasons affect wildlife activity in your area?
Winter slows things down and the heat slows down a little. Rest of the time business as usual
Any prevention tips for residents in your area?
Annual home inspections.
When should homeowners call Critter Control?
As soon as they see it hear the first noise in the home.
Common Wildlife Issues in South Bend, IN
Urban sprawl in Elkhart, IN, has encroached on wildlife pests' natural habitats, so city occupants often encounter mice, rats, chipmunks, bats, raccoons, and opossums looking for new homes in residential neighborhoods.
To make matters worse, the area's frigid winters push these pests inside man-made buildings where they construct nests in attics, walls, and basements. They also rummage through trash bins, break into pantries to pilfer food, and spread diseases to humans.
Additionally, landowners often have to protect their yards and pets from larger pests like coyotes, white-tailed deer, and hawks.
Problems with Mosquitoes and Bats
The city of South Bend, IN, enjoys a mild climate with humid spring and summer months. Unfortunately, this environment is perfect for disease-bearing pests like mosquitoes and bats. Mosquitoes breed in pools of standing water and can spread harmful illnesses, while bats are capable of spreading rabies and histoplasmosis.
Flies, Mice, and Squirrels
Conversely, cool winter temperatures and lake-effect snowfall drive pests like flies, mice, and squirrels inside South Bend homes. These rodents and insects contaminate food, cause structural damage, dirty homes with their droppings, and spread diseases.