Critter Control of Lafayette

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The city of Lafayette sits at the convergence of three river-valley systems: the Wabash River, the Wildcat Creek and the Wea Creek. These rivers have not only had a profound impact on the manufacturing and shipping industries of the region but have created a rich environment for a wide variety of wildlife. Habitat loss due to river bank erosion and storm runoff has made the area less hospitable to wildlife. And along with Indiana’s cold winters, it has forced many animals to seek food and shelter in residential and commercial areas where they become a nuisance to homeowners and business owners.

Lafayette homeowners and businesses are susceptible to many nuisance animals, from tiny rodents and medium-sized mammals to flying pests such as birds and bats.

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 you need 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.
STEP 1

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.
STEP 2

Removal

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.
STEP 3

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.

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Raccoon Removal

Raccoons are a common problem for Lafayette property owners, as these critters have become used to living amongst people and raiding the trash cans of residents and businesses. Once they find a secure source of food and water, it’s only a matter of time before they pick out a nearby attic or chimney to make a den and have their kits. Unfortunately, they cause a lot of damage to homes and are also host to diseases and parasites.

Raccoons can tear a large hole in a roof to gain entry and create a lot of noise thumping around. Critter Control can quickly recognize the unique footprints and feces of raccoons, and we can help you with raccoon removal before too much damage has been done.

Inspection

Inspection

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 & Removal

Trapping & Removal

Live trapping, or one-way doors are the most effective and humane way to remove raccoons. 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.
Repairs

Repairs

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

Rats and mice are two of the most abundant mammals on Earth. Thoroughly used to living amongst people, they’ve also become some of the most dreaded pests to have in one’s home or office.

The most common of these rodents to make your home theirs are the house mouse, the Norway rat and the roof rat. Once inside your house, these creatures will contaminate the food in your pantry, leave their feces and urine along their travel paths and on countertops, and create oily smudges along walls.

These creatures will also gnaw through walls and wires, creating a fire hazard. Just a few of them will quickly turn into an infestation due to their prolific reproduction. They can breed up to 12 times per year, having around five to six babies at a time. To be certain you’ve rid your home or office of all of them, it’s best to call Critter Control.

Inspection

Inspection

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.

Rodent Trapping

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. 
Repairs

Repairs

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

There is no shortage of squirrels in Lafayette. Purdue University loves its squirrels so much that they’ve made a Facebook page and Twitter account for them. However, the more squirrels and humans interact, the more likely it is that they will move in with us.

When the weather turns cold, these rodents look for shelter in homes and businesses. While they seem cute scampering about the park, they turn less so when tearing up insulation and chewing through wires in your attic.

Unlike their nocturnal rodent cousins, squirrels are diurnal, meaning they are active during the day. If you hear scampering about above your head in the morning, it’s most likely a squirrel.

Inspection

Inspection

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 & Removal

Trapping & Removal

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.
Repairs

Repairs

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. 

Bat Removal

The thirteen bat species that live in Indiana are all insect-eating mammals and are the only mammals capable of sustained flight. Lafayette bats, like bats throughout the country, are attracted to attics and chimneys because they have all the elements of a proper roosting place: darkness, security and quiet.

Bats should not be handled by people. They can 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 to the region’s ecosystem, especially during mosquito season.

Bats are federally protected and should not be harmed. Bats give birth each spring to a single pup that remains helpless through the spring and summer, then is weaned by fall. It is during this time that bats can be eliminated from an attic without harming the young. A wildlife specialist will know how to humanely rid a home or business of a roost of bats, making sure to wait until their pups are old enough to fly and hunt for insects on their own.

Inspection

Inspection

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).

Bat 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.
Repairs

Repairs

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

The striped skunk lives in every county in Indiana. These animals are known for foraging for food in trash bins and pet food bowls. They're also profound and efficient diggers, and can mutilate an entire yard in a single night searching for grubs. They're distinctive black and white fur, and their pungent odor that can linger for days, are unmistakeable.

If you happen to cross paths with a skunk, do not try to scare it away. Skunks spray when they feel threatened. 

Skunks will most likely be a nuisance at certain times of the year. The mating season starts in February. They give birth in May. Finally, in the autumn skunks increase their fat stores by foraging for more food to prepare for winter.  
Inspection

Inspection

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

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.

Groundhog Removal

Groundhogs are the universal bane of farmers and gardeners. Common in neighborhoods that abut the woods, they like to dig and tunnel in meadows, pastures and yards that have loose soil and an abundance of attractive vegetables and flowers, such as those in your garden.

Groundhogs can cause serious structural damage to your lawn and yard with their burrowing. Their tunnels can cause foundations or driveways to cave in, and they can even chew through irrigation and electrical systems as they dig.

Groundhogs hibernate in winter. It’s best to call Critter Control in the spring before groundhogs give birth, or you’ll find yourself with more groundhogs before long.

Groundhog Inspection

Groundhog Inspection

Groundhog nesting isn't hard to spot. Being the largest member of the squirrel family, they have a rather large entrance hole to their nesting spots and they leave a great amount of dirt at their front door.
Groundhog Removal

Groundhog Removal

Once we've identified all burrow entrances, the next step is deciding what will work best for the situation at hand. Woodchucks may be excluded from denning under structures with one-way doors, if the structure they're living under can be sealed with a rat wall. If the area can't be sealed, then trapping and removing the animal is the best option. 
Groundhog Repairs

Groundhog Repairs

We can install rat walls to keep groundhogs out of crawl spaces and from entering under decks, sheds, patios and many other locations. Please call us to discuss how this process is completed. 
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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.
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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.
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