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
Indianapolis, IN, experiences humid, warm summers and cold winters. This changing weather accounts for many wildlife issues in neighborhoods. When the conditions near people are better than those in natural habitats, some pests may choose to live a little too close for comfort.
These animals typically become an issue on Indiana properties with birdseed, pet food, or unsealed trash cans. As opportunistic eaters, raccoons will make their home close to any food source. Once they find an inviting yard, a raccoon family may den in a nearby chimney, shed, or attic.
Insect activity tends to draw bats towards populated areas. In Indianapolis, attics are popular places for colonies to seek shelter. Even after one bat colony leaves, odors from the animals' droppings linger, drawing other pests or more bats.
These rodents frequently get into homes through loose boards or holes in roofing. Inside, a squirrels may chew on wires and wood trim, damage houses and belongings. Squirrels create many problems in Indianapolis, including the spread of fleas and ticks.
More Indiana Pes4ts
Homeowners also deal with skunk and coyote concerns. In addition to their foul scent, skunks dig small holes in lawns to look for grubs. Coyotes may cause some damage as well by tipping over garbage bins or digging under fences. However, the main issue with these predators is pet safety.