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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

In South Bend, IN, the St. Joseph River provides food and water for many types of wildlife. Some of these animals also make use of urban areas, putting them at odds with residents. Common pests can cause issues ranging from disease to property damage.

Raccoons

Raccoons top the list of animals that have adapted to South Bend city life. With their tendencies to rummage through garbage cans and scrounge for scraps in local parks, raccoons create trouble for residents. Beside harm to property, one of the biggest raccoon dangers is the spread of rabies.

Squirrels

The gray squirrel species thrives across Indiana. Outdoors, the pests eat nuts and berries, digging holes in lawns to store their food. Pet doors and branches that overhang roofs can allow squirrels to get inside. Tree branches also suffer squirrel damage as the rodents strip bark to access the nutrient-rich sap.

Bats

These nocturnal animals fly around at night eating insects across Indiana. Sometimes the pests nest in attics, where bat droppings gather beneath their roosts. This guano often develops mold spores that scatter into the air during clean up or pest activity. Inhaling these particles can lead to respiratory disease in humans.

Other Pests

Mice and rats enter South Bend homes in search of meals as well as shelter. Some rats stockpile food for later inside a home, which can attract insects. In addition, the rodents may draw predatory snakes into a yard. Some local species, like the Eastern Massasauga rattlesnake, have venomous bites.

COMMON WILDLIFE ISSUES IN THIS LOCATION

  • 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

COMMERCIAL SERVICES

  • 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.