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 Indianapolis, with the help of our unique accumulation of expert knowledge. From raccoon removal to basic bird control, we conduct each job under the highest of humane animal-handling standards.
With over 30 years of experience, Critter Control is the nation's leading wildlife control company. At Critter Control of Indianapolis, we're skilled at dealing with many of Central Indiana’s most bothersome pest animals. Whether you need to remove bats, raccoons, squirrels or mice from your attic, or get rid of rats, skunks, opossums or moles that are damaging your property, you can trust Critter Control to get the job done safely, effectively and humanely.
Q&A with Local Franchisee Evan Windholz
What are some of the most common wildlife issues that homeowners face in your area?
Bats, raccoons, squirrels, and mice getting into people’s homes (attics & crawl spaces).
How do the seasons affect wildlife activity in your area?
What are some common signs of nuisance wildlife activity?
Springtime is our busiest time of the year, when most nuisance animals are looking for places to have their babies. Summer and fall stay consistently busy, and winter is our slower time but still can be active, depending on weather.
Chewing marks and shavings, scurrying or walking over your head in the ceiling day or night. Animal droppings (fecal matter) on decks or around home foundations.
Any prevention tips for residents in your area?
Don’t encourage the local wildlife! No bird feeders and keep pet food inside or in airtight containers. Keep an eye on vent covers, foundation vents, etc. for signs of entry.
When should homeowners call Critter Control?
Immediately when they know they have a problem. The longer they wait, the more damage the animals do.
Common Wildlife Problems
Citizens of Indianapolis, IN, deal with a number of pest problems throughout the year, and feral pigeons are one of the most pressing concerns. The accumulation of pigeon droppings fosters the growth of the fungus that causes histoplasmosis, an upper respiratory disease.
Residents also come into conflict with fox squirrels, raccoons, and skunks. Fox squirrels are the most abundant tree squirrel in the State of Indiana. They are notorious forgorging themselves on the seeds found in bird feeders and regularly enter homes to nest. Raccoons and skunks are also common home invaders and are known carriers of various diseases, most notably rabies.