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.


Great people to work with!
John with CC has helped us twice in the last six years - first with a minor mouse problem, and then in troubleshooting a mystery animal that was raising a ruckus on the roof. In each case he was friendly, professional, and offered excellent guidance on the practical solutions. Highly recommend him, and this company.
Squirrels chewed siding of chimney. CC tech came out to assess situation. Fortunately animals not in attack. CC repair team came out and repaired damage and did a fine job. Very pleased with the business, their work and customer service.
Cannot say enough wonderful things about this company and Joe especially. We recently found a bat in our basement…SCARY! Called and asked for help, Joe came out at 8pm and was able to search the house, capture the bat safely and removed it from our home. His customer service was priceless to me and I highly recommend this company to everyone. Post visit he even sent a team to further assess our property and provide a quote for future needs.
They helped get rid of bats at our house and were friendly and easy to work with, highly recommend
We appreciated the quick response and the careful service by David Gleason. He explained each step of the process. He also returned to reset traps that had been sprung. He was professional and friendly. We highly recommend Critter Control.
Bryan was great. On time, professional, friendly. Most importantly, honest. No lies, no fear tactics, no gimmicks. Assessed the issue and was honest about the lack of work that actually needed to be done/was recommended, knowing that other places had dramatized and given several thousand dollar (4k+) estimates on a job that costs a couple hundred dollars. Can't recommend enough. Will be using for any future issues.
I’ve been using them for several years now. They are great!
Removed bats from our house and sealed up other areas of concern. Very responsive, explained things throughly to us, and did the work in a very timely manner. Much better than their two competitors that we also called. I would highly recommend them.
We have been having issues in our yard, and recently discovered large holes. Called this team, they immediately came out and determined the holes were partially exposed mole tunnels. They took care of the tunnels (as best they could), and trapped and caught a mole for removal. They were responsive, knowledgeable, and thorough. While I hope it is not needed - we would certainly reach out to them again should a need arise!
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