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Critter Control of South Bend

Phone: (574) 825-1079

Serving the South Bend Area

About Us

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 GoshenMishawaka, 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.


  • Animal Damage
  • Animal Droppings
  • Animal Noises
  • Animal Odor Removal
  • Animal Tracks in Yard
  • Animals on the Roof
  • Animals Under Homes & Porches
  • Bats in Homes
  • Bats in the Attic
  • Carcass Removal from Homes
  • Chimney Repairs
  • Dead Animal Removal
  • Humane Animal Trapping
  • Mice in Walls & Attics
  • Raccoon Trapping
  • Raccoons in Attic
  • Rats in Walls & Attics
  • Seal Animal Entry Points in Homes
  • Skunk Control
  • Skunk Trapping
  • Skunks Under Heating Units
  • Squirrel Trapping
  • Squirrels in Attics
  • Squirrels in Homes
  • Venomous Snake Removal

Residential Services We provide trapping & removal services for the following types of animals:

  • Badger
  • Bats
  • Beavers
  • Bees
  • Birds
  • Blackbirds
  • Bobcat
  • Chipmunks
  • Coot
  • Coyote
  • Crows
  • Deer
  • Duck
  • Fox
  • Geese
  • Gopher
  • Gulls
  • Hawk
  • Hornets
  • House Finches
  • Iguana
  • Lizard
  • Magpies
  • Marmot
  • Mice
  • Moles
  • Muskrats
  • Norway Rats
  • Nutria
  • Opossums
  • Otter
  • Owl
  • Pack Rats
  • Peacock
  • Pigeons
  • Porcupine
  • Prairie Dog
  • Rabbits
  • Raccoons
  • Rats
  • Raven
  • Roof Rats
  • Shrew
  • Skunks
  • Snakes
  • Sparrow
  • Squirrels
  • Starlings
  • Swallows
  • Turkey
  • Turtle
  • Voles
  • Vulture
  • Weasel
  • Wild Hogs
  • Woodchuck
  • Woodpeckers


  • Bird Control & Municipal Animal Control

Serving the following locations:By County: By County: Elkhart County, Kosciusko County, Saint Joseph County

  • Bristol
  • City of Goshen
  • City of South Bend
  • City of Warsaw
  • Elkhart
  • Etna Green
  • Granger
  • Lakeville
  • Leesburg
  • Middlebury
  • Millersburg
  • Mishawaka
  • Nappanee
  • New Carlisle
  • New Paris
  • North Liberty
  • North Webster
  • Notre Dame
  • Osceola
  • Pierceton
  • Silver Lake
  • Wakarusa
  • Walkerton
  • Wyatt
For Wildlife Control Near You, Call: (574) 825-1079
This franchise is independently licensed and operated by Sam Helton Enterprises, LLC, dba Critter Control of South Bend.