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 Carmel and Hamilton County area including Noblesville, 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: Tracy & Carla Sullivan
Q&A with Local Franchisee Tracy & Carla Sullivan
What are some of the most common wildlife issues that homeowners face in your area?
Pine, fox, and flying squirrels, raccoons, bats, woodpeckers, mice, moles/voles/shrews, chipmunks, groundhogs, opossums, muskrats, birds in vents, and ants/spiders.
How do the seasons affect wildlife activity in your area?
All seasons are active in variable ways - winter tends to bring more mice inside, winter/spring increased raccoon calls as they mate & raise their young. Bats, birds, moles & chipmunks run rampant spring through fall. Muskrats and all species of squirrels are consistently busy & destructive here year-round.
Any prevention tips for residents in your area?
Call us early to inspect and seal up your home BEFORE an issue arises. Cut back trees from siding/gutters to reduce access to roofline. Rodent baiting/monitoring programs. Pest control applications, at least quarterly.
Do NOT feed feral cats or wildlife around your home, unless you expect them to be a regular guest! Call the experts! Don't frustrate or endanger yourself by trying to take care of wildlife concerns on your own.
When should homeowners call Critter Control?
ANYTIME! When purchasing/building a new home, have us come inspect to identify potential entry points before an issue arises.
Already there? Call us as soon as you start hearing noises or suspect unwanted guests. Nuisances preventing you from enjoying your lawn/patio during warm weather. Landscaping being disrupted. Annually, have us inspect for any new weak spots.
Common Wildlife Issues in Hamilton County, IN
Mild spring and autumn weather in Hamilton County, IN, attracts a variety of pests. Though people can coexist with most wildlife, some animals damage lawns or even endanger residents. Local homeowners may spot anything from tiny, digging mammals to large predators in their yards.
Rabies in Hamilton County
Since raccoons live throughout Indiana, rabies is a threat to residents. These pests spread the disease through bites and scratches, so it's vital to avoid a raccoon in the back yard or attic and deal with infestations right away. Raccoons may tip over trash cans, damage screens or siding, and nest in homes.
Indiana Bat Issues
Bats roosting in homes leave behind large piles of odorous, disease-causing feces. A colony in the attic or chimney also increases the chance that a bat will fly into living spaces. Finding these pests indoors is not only frightening, but dangerous. Bat bites and scratches can also transmit rabies.
Squirrels in Houses
These pests move into Hamilton County homes through holes in roofs and soffits. Once inside, squirrels often chew on wiring, wood, and insulation. Gnawing and scratching sounds during the day are likely the result of a squirrel infestation.
While they won't enter homes like raccoons, moles are still a serious problem in Hamilton County. These pests favor yards with loose soil and gardens, as this makes burrowing easier. Mole damage leaves behind mounds and ridges of dirt in lawns that can break mowers and pose a tripping hazard.
Drawn to yards by the promise of prey, coyotes put Hamilton County residents in danger. The pests typically avoid people, though they may view small dogs and cats outdoors as an easy meal. Coyotes may also break into backyard chicken coops, den in back yards under sheds, or rummage through garbage bins.