We can help you get rid of nuisance wildlife problems.

Phone: (402) 339-2653

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday/Sunday Closed
24 Hour Emergency Service Available

Serving the Council Bluffs Area

Q&A with Local Franchisee Gary Shipley

What are some of the most common wildlife issues that homeowners face in your area?
Raccoons, bats, mice, and birds in attics and other areas of the home. Woodchucks, opossums, and moles in yards.

What are some common signs of nuisance wildlife activity?
Watch out for these warning signs: animal droppings, footprints, chewing/scratching, squeaking/chirping, mounds of dirt in the yard, and holes in the siding, soffit, or roof.

When should homeowners call Critter Control?
Homeowners should call us immediately upon discovering any of the common signs listed above.

Wildlife Issues in Council Bluffs, IA

Due to its growing population, Council Bluffs, IA, is home to many nuisance pests. These opportunistic animals, including raccoons, bats, and squirrels, invade lawns and homes seeking food or nesting sites.

Raccoons in the City

A frequent sight in Council Bluffs, raccoons dig up gardens and knock over trash cans looking for a meal. These pests often den under porches or in sheds, but harsh weather may drive them to den in attics and chimneys as well. Iowa residents should never approach a raccoon, as it can spread rabies through bites or scratches.

Bats and Disease

While bats help control insect populations, they can create issues in neighborhoods. Bat colonies grow quickly and use buildings as roosts. When the animals move into attics or outbuildings, they bring parasites and diseases close to Iowa homeowners.

Squirrels in Iowa

Council Bluffs residents usually spot squirrels digging holes in lawns. The rodents prefer to nest high above the ground, so they may also infest attics. In addition to ripping up insulation, gnawing on rafters, and soiling ceilings, a squirrel carries fleas and ticks that can transmit illnesses to people and pets.

Other Pests in Council Bluffs

Skunks and mice are also common in Iowa. A skunk damages yards and gardens by tearing up turf while searching for insects. The powerful, lingering smell of their musk can cause problems as well. Mouse infestations in Council Bluffs homes are bad news, too. The pests contaminate stored goods and chew on wiring, wood, and plastic.



  • Animal Damage
  • Animal Droppings
  • Animal Noises
  • Animal Odor Removal
  • Animal Tracks in Yard
  • Animals on the Roof
  • Animals Under Homes & Porches
  • Bats in Homes
  • Bats in the Attic
  • Carcass Removal from Homes
  • Chimney Repairs
  • Dead Animal Removal
  • Humane Animal Trapping
  • Mice in Walls & Attics
  • Raccoon Trapping
  • Raccoons in Attic
  • Rats in Walls & Attics
  • Seal Animal Entry Points in Homes
  • Skunk Control
  • Skunk Trapping
  • Skunks Under Heating Units
  • Squirrel Trapping
  • Squirrels in Attics
  • Squirrels in Homes
  • Venomous Snake Removal


Residential Services

We provide trapping & removal services for the following types of animals:


  • Badger
  • Bats
  • Beavers
  • Bees
  • Birds
  • Blackbirds
  • Bobcat
  • Chimney Swifts
  • Chipmunks
  • Coyote
  • Deer
  • Deer Mouse
  • Fox
  • Gopher
  • Ground Squirrels
  • Hornets
  • House Finches
  • Mice
  • Moles
  • Muskrats
  • Norway Rats
  • Opossums
  • Pigeons
  • Rabbits
  • Raccoons
  • Rats
  • Rattlesnakes
  • Rodents
  • Skunks
  • Snakes
  • Sparrow
  • Squirrels
  • Starlings
  • Stinging Insects
  • Swallows
  • Turtle
  • Voles
  • Vulture
  • Wasps
  • Woodchuck
  • Woodpeckers
  • Yellow Jackets


Commercial Services


  • Bird Control & Municipal Animal Control

Serving the following locations in Iowa:

By County: Mills County, Pottawattamie County

  • Carson, IA
  • Council Bluffs, IA
  • Crescent, IA
  • Henderson, IA
  • Malvern, IA
  • NcClelland, IA
  • Oakland, IA
  • Pacific Junction, IA
  • Silver City, IA
  • Treynor, IA
  • York Center, IA

For Wildlife Control Near You, Call: (402) 339-2653

This franchise is independently licensed and operated by Ship Enterprises, Inc., dba Critter Control of Omaha.

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