Common Wildlife Issues in York

Unfortunately, the moderate climate and dense population of York, PA, invites rodents to the area. Mice and rats cause problems for residents year-round but are particularly annoying during cold weather when they are most likely to infest homes. The rodents congregate in kitchens, basements, attics, and wall voids, contaminate food, cause structural damage with their gnawing, and spread diseases.

Groundhogs, shrews, and moles are also abundant in the area. These pests leave holes throughout yards and damage the health of gardens with their digging and feeding habits. Furthermore, their tunneling often affects home foundations, sheds, and decks.

Raccoon Damage

Raccoons flourish in urban areas across Pennsylvania, and York is no exception. When winter approaches, the pests may look for a place to den in neighborhoods. As smart as they are tough, a raccoon can force its way into an attic by ripping away siding, bending vents, or enlarging holes in roofs.

Bat Roosts

To survive cold York winters, bats either migrate or take shelter. At times, this leads them into homes. Indoors, bats leave behind droppings and keep residents awake with squeaking and flapping noises. Choosing the right time of year to exclude bats is crucial, as sealing entry points too early may trap baby bats inside.

Squirrels Outdoors and Inside

There are many species of squirrels living in York. As woodland habitats continue to disappear, local homeowners will notice even more of these pests around yards and houses. A squirrel may eat garden plants and dig food caches in lawns as well as tear up shingles and nest in attics.


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

  • Badger
  • Bats
  • Beavers
  • Bees
  • Birds
  • Blackbirds
  • Bobcat
  • Chipmunks
  • Coot
  • Coyote
  • Crows
  • Deer
  • Duck
  • Fox
  • Geese
  • Gopher
  • Gulls
  • Hawk
  • Hornets
  • House Finches
  • Magpies
  • Marmot
  • Mice
  • Moles
  • Muskrats
  • NorwayRats
  • Nutria
  • Opossums
  • Otter
  • Owl
  • Pack Rats
  • Peacock
  • Pigeons
  • Porcupine
  • PrairieDog
  • Rabbits
  • Raccoons
  • Rats
  • Raven
  • Roof Rats
  • Shrews
  • Skunks
  • Snakes
  • Sparrow
  • Squirrels
  • Starlings
  • Swallows
  • Turkey
  • Turtle
  • Voles
  • Vulture
  • Weasel
  • Wild Hogs
  • Woodchuck
  • Woodpeckers


  • 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

Contact Critter Control of Lancaster: 1.800.274.8837(800.CRITTER)