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 Fort Wayne, 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.
Local Franchisee: Sam Helton
Address: 1204 N. Division St., Bristol, IN 46507 (260) 632-5106
Common Fort Wayne wildlife control problems include: Opossums, raccoons, skunks, snakes, squirrels, birds, mice, rats, and woodchucks.
Q&A with Local Franchisee Sam Helton
What are some of the most common wildlife issues that homeowners face in your area?
In the winter it is mostly mice and sguirrels. By April we also work on moles, bats, raccoons, and opossums. Skunks are year round.
How do the seasons affect wildlife activity in your area?
Very much so, we deal with everything from say Easter to Halloween. The only thing that hibernates here are bats, chipmunks, and ground hogs.
Any prevention tips for residents in your area?
Make sure the exterior of the house is in tip top shape. Repair any holes as soon as you notice them. Also keep the yard cleaned up, do not pile anything up against the house.
When should homeowners call Critter Control?
Whenever they hear something in the house or notice damage to their yard or house
Common Wildlife Issues in Fort Wayne, IN
Raccoons, Squirrels, & Rodents
The large population of Fort Wayne, IN, makes it easy for pests to thrive. Wildlife like raccoons, squirrels, and rodents dig through trash cans for food and set up nests in and around homes. While raccoons are known for carrying rabies, rats and mice spread diseases such as tularemia, rat bite fever, and leptospirosis.
Bats that move into Fort Wayne houses may be rabies carriers. As a result, their presence is risky for homeowners. The illness transfers to humans through body fluids. While bites and scratches are the most common cause, even a dead bat can spread the virus. If untreated, rabies could be fatal for both people and pets.
Other Pests in Fort Wayne
Waterfowl like Canada geese are also problematic in the area. These pests are aggressive, congregate in large numbers, pick apart yards, and ruin patios, swimming areas, and parks with their excrement.