Critter Control of Indianapolis

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The most populous city in Indiana, Indianapolis, is located right in the center of the state. With the White River running through it and surrounded by the cornfields the state is so well known for, Indianapolis residents are familiar with the wildlife they share their habitat with.

Hot, humid, wet summers and cold, snowy winters make homes and businesses a target for wildlife needing the warmth and comfort of indoor spaces with easier access to food.

Critter Control Wildlife Removal Process

Critter Control is here for you every step of the way in the wildlife removal process. From inspection to removal—and even exclusion and repair—we have the services needed to get rid of raccoons, rodents, and other nuisances fast. First, we identify the animal on the property, then use humane methods to remove the animal and secure weak points where more could enter. If damage has been done, we can make those repairs for a complete restoration. Contact a Critter Control office near you today.


Wildlife Inspection

During the inspection we try to ascertain how many animals there are, where they are located, and how they got in. Based on what you have seen, heard and smelled, we start the inspection where you have noticed signs of animal activity. Evidence of animals inside your home include nests, dens, feces, and animal tracks. We investigate the exterior of your home looking for possible entry points, any evidence of animal damage, tracks, fur, animal waste, or rub marks.



We use several methods to humanely remove the animal from your home. Depending on the species, the number of animals, and the condition of your property, we develop a custom wildlife removal plan. Humane wildlife removal strategies include animal traps, one-way doors, and repellents. Once we guarantee all animals are gone, we implement exclusion techniques. Exclusion techniques provide a safe, long-term solution to nuisance wildlife in your home. We create barriers to prevent animals from getting to resources. We only apply exclusions once we are sure all animals are gone from your home.


Exclusion and Repair

Wildlife will damage your home. Exclusion techniques repair any damage the animal causes getting into your home. Inside your home, animals build nests and dens out of readily available material. They will create runs through the insulation. Rodents will gnaw on anything including electrical wires and pipes. Animals can also spread diseases. We apply sanitation agents to clean up feces and urine. Mammals can host pests like fleas, ticks, and mites. Ectoparasite treatments exterminate those pests so you don’t become their next host.

Raccoon Removal

Raccoons are native to only North America and are common throughout Indiana. Found in both urban and rural areas, they are a species that thrives around people.

Their first choice in homes are tree cavities, but as these natural habitats are waning, raccoons are almost as happy to settle down to raise their kits in barns, attics, and chimneys. They mate in winter, giving birth in April or May to anywhere from one to nine kits. By mid-June, these youngsters are able to accompany their mother outside of the den to learn to forage for food.



During the inspection, we determine the severity of the raccoon infestation. We look for physical evidence like footprints in or around the home, stains from raccoon feces and urine. On the exterior of the house, we look for damage like scratches on boards, broken vents and screens, ripped apart shingles, destroyed soffits, and every possible entry point.

Trapping and Removal

Raccoon Trapping

Live trapping is one of the most efficient ways to get rid of a raccoon. Depending on the situation, a one-way door or excluder valve can be installed. An excluder valve works by allowing the raccoon to leave but blocks its reentry. The choice of device is largely dependent on the season and location of the raccoons on your property. Direct capture is not commonly used because raccoons are a rabies vector species. If we must trap, we place traps strategically to safely catch the raccoons and we check traps frequently, based on state laws.



We provide a wide range of repair and restoration services. We can repair raccoon damage like broken screens on vents and chimneys and broken boards on decks and porches. It is essential to apply cleaning agents and ectoparasite treatments on areas inhabited by raccoons

Rodent Removal in Indianapolis

These rather small and shy critters can sure wreak havoc inside a home or office building. During the winter, rats and mice need to escape the harsh condition. The nooks and crannies of your home provide ample spaces for rodents to nest.

Breeding all year round, a few rodents can turn into a serious infestation when left unchecked. Unfortunately, these tiny terrors not only do significant damage but carry disease and contaminate food. Call Critter Control for exhaustive rat control and mice control.



During a rodent inspection, we thoroughly inspect your attic and provide a complete exterior home inspection. The most common signs of rodent activity are gnaw marks, feces, rub marks, nesting material, runs in insulation material, and small entry points.

Trapping and Removal

Rodent Trapping

A Critter Control wildlife specialist will create a strategic trapping plan to remove the rodents found in your home. Critter Control specialists may use snap traps and live traps to capture and remove mice and rats. Rodent trapping can usually takes between five to fourteen days.



The best way to reduce the possibility of letting unwanted rodents into homes is to seal possible entrances. Exclusion methods include caulking cracks in foundations, capping chimneys, and installing mesh covers over vents and crawl space entrances. We also strongly recommend a maintenance service. Rodents have front teeth that continuously grow, which means they can gnaw a new way back into your home.

Squirrel Removal

Although cute when scampering outside, squirrels are just larger rodents. Gray and fox squirrels are the two species most commonly found throughout Indianapolis. They breed two times per year and have average litters of about three pups. Within eight to twelve weeks, these pups are weaned and independent. Even though they breed less often and produce fewer offspring than rats or mice, they are more successful at rearing their young.

Where mice and rats are nocturnal, squirrels are diurnal, so you will hear squirrels in your attic throughout the day.

When squirrels in Indianapolis get too close to home, they can become a nuisance. They often chew threw fascia boards and builder’s gaps on homes and enter attics to give birth to their young. If you are experiencing a squirrel problem on your property, it’s best to leave removal to a trained specialist who will humanely trap and remove squirrels.



Wildlife specialists look for signs such as chewing on, in, or around your home, small openings leading to the attic or the crawl space, droppings, and debris like nuts or nesting material. Beams, wires, pipes, and insulation may all show signs of damage from squirrels.

Trapping and Removal

Squirrel Trapping

Live trapping or one-way doors are the most effective and humane ways to get rid of squirrels. One-way doors should never be used during birthing seasons (Spring & Fall), so our specialists will decide which is the best tool for the job. If we have to trap, we place traps strategically to safely catch the squirrels and check those according to state laws.



We can restore your home or office by squirrel proofing all entry points after we have removed the offenders. We can also clean-up the nesting sites and remove any debris, food, feces and soiled insulation.

Indianapolis Bat Removal

Bats are attracted to attics because they fit all the requirements of a proper roosting place: dark, secure, and quiet.

It is best that people not come in contact with bats. They carry rabies and parasites, and their guano carries other diseases that can be transmitted to people and pets. Human contact can also harm the bats, which are important in Indianapolis’ ecosystem, especially during mosquito season.



We perform a full interior and exterior inspection and search for signs such as rub marks, guano, a strong scent of ammonia, and small openings. The most common sign is the accumulation of guano (feces).

Trapping and Removal

Bat Removal

The most effective and humane way to remove bats is by utilizing a bat valve in conjunction with a full home exclusion. A bat valve allows for bats to exit your home but not re-enter. We follow all local ordinances for humane bat removal. We will never abandon flightless pups in your attic.



After removing the bat valves, we seal the entrance hole(s) so bats can no longer enter your home. If there is substantial guano in your attic, you should consider taking advantage of our attic remediation services to remove the soiled insulation and replace it.

Skunk Control

Skunks possess many detrimental characteristics; first and foremost on the list is their smelly spray. Skunks have strong feet with long nails that are perfectly made for digging under homes, barns, and sheds when creating their burrow and digging up yards as they look for food. Known to damage foundations, wiring, and plumbing, they also carry diseases such as tularemia, leptospirosis, and canine distemper, in addition to rabies.

In winter, skunks often form communal dens under porches, decks, and other structures. For your own safety and for the safety of your family and pets, you should not attempt to handle a skunk on your own.



In addition to noting any pungent odors that signal the presence of a skunk, we will inspect the condition of your landscaping, as skunks are known for tearing-up lawns and shredding grass while hunting for grubs and insects. We will also inspect the perimeter of your building’s foundations and under decks, to locate burrows.

Trapping and Removal

Trapping and Removal

Never try to remove a skunk from your property yourself. Getting sprayed is a very unpleasant experience. Furthermore, these animals may carry diseases that can spread to humans and pets, such as rabies. Our specialists will use live traps to capture and remove skunks for you, or they’ll use a one-way exclusion device to evict skunks from their harborage areas. The most effective ways to control a skunk problem is exclusion and habitat modification.


Skunk Control

The most effective ways to control a skunk problem is exclusion and habitat modification. Methods like sealing foundation gaps, replacing and screening broken foundation vents and installing hardware cloth (rat walls) around unprotected sheds and decks are the most effective and permanent ways to keep skunks out.
We recommend keeping pet food inside and securing any trash bins.

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The Critter Control Difference

Trained Specialists Animal removal is a highly sophisticated job. As such, we vet and train our team members to ensure they have the knowledge and skill to remove any pest from your building. Our wildlife experts utilize advanced removal and exclusion techniques and damage repair.
Guaranteed Work Your satisfaction is always guaranteed. Critter Control® takes great pride in providing quality workmanship resulting in customer satisfaction.
Residential and Commerical Invading nuisance wildlife can wreak havoc on property. If left unattended wildlife and pests can cause costly property damage. Whether a residential property, apartment buildings, retail stores, office buildings, industrial plants, medical facilities, or warehouses, our trained professionals can handle any wildlife removal problem.
Financing Available Critter Control offers in-house financing. Both standard and 90-day same as cash financing options have 12-,18-,24-, or 36-month options. Some projects might qualify for a budgeted plan up to 60 months.

Q&A with Critter Control of

What are some of the most common wildlife issues that Indianapolis homeowners face?

Bats, raccoons, squirrels, and mice getting into people’s homes (attics & crawl spaces).

How do the seasons in Indiana affect wildlife activity?

Homeowners are most likely to experience an animal in their home during the spring time, 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.

What are some common signs of nuisance wildlife activity?

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.

How much does Critter Control cost?

There are a number of factors that determine pricing; location of the animal (i.e. – chimney, attic, crawl, wall void, living area), condition of the animal (i.e. – sick, aggressive, dead), location and condition of the property and time of year (i.e. – weather condition, offspring present?). Generally speaking, pricing will vary by location and species for just the animal removal and that pricing usually does not include the entry repair.