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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 Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, 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: Rick Miller    

Wildlife Problems in Cedar Rapids, IA

Cedar Rapids, IA, is the second-largest city in the state. Located on both banks of the Cedar River, the city plays host to an array of wildlife species and is prone to flooding. Rebuilding and relocation combined with urban expansion often drives animals like squirrels, raccoons, and bats to move into neighborhoods when they lose their habitats.

Bats in the House

While they are great for keeping insects in check, bats cause problems for Cedar Rapids homeowners when the animals enter attics and garages. As a known rabies vector, bats are hazardous to have around people and pets. The buildup of bat guano beneath roosts also produces foul odors and may develop mold spores that are dangerous if inhaled.

Squirrels on the Lawn

Squirrels are one of the most common nuisances in Iowa yards. These pests steal from birdfeeders to get an easy meal, often spilling the contents and making a mess. A squirrel also digs up turf to bury caches of nuts and seeds, leaving unsightly holes in lawns.

Raccoons in the Neighborhood

Raccoons prefer to live near water, so they feel right at home near the river in Cedar Rapids. Residents may spot them tipping trashcans to scavenge for scraps or nesting under porches. These animals can transmit several diseases as well as parasites, including canine distemper and raccoon roundworm.

Additional Iowa Nuisances

Skunks and coyotes also frequent Cedar Rapids suburbs. Though they tend to keep to themselves, a skunk will spray a foul musk if threatened, and pet dogs are a typical target. A coyote also avoids people, but the animal will view humans as a source of food if people hand-feed or leave meals out for them.

Serving the following locations:

By County: Johnson County, Linn County

  • Alburnett
  • Bertram
  • Center Point
  • Central City
  • City of Cedar Rapids
  • City of Iowa City
  • Coggon
  • Coralville
  • Ely
  • Fairfax
  • Hiawatha
  • Hills
  • Lisbon
  • Lone Tree
  • Marion
  • Mount Vernon
  • North Liberty
  • Oxford
  • Palo
  • Prairieburg
  • Robins
  • Shueyville
  • Solon
  • Springville
  • Swisher
  • Tiffin
  • University Heights
For Wildlife Control Near You, Call: (319) 683-2560
This franchise is independently licensed and operated by Rick Miller - Sole Proprietor, dba Critter Control of Iowa City
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