Phone: (724) 775-5444
Serving the Pittsburgh NW Area
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 the Harrisburg and Lancaster area, 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. Also serving New Castle.
Branch Manager: Kevin Kaclik
Address: 290 Blackswoods Rd Freedom, PA 15042 (724) 775-5444
Q&A with Branch Manager Kevin Kaclik
What are some of the most common wildlife issues that homeowners face in your area?
Raccoons in attic and chimneys, also under decks and in crawl spaces. Squirrels in attic Bats in attic. Moles are becoming more common. Starlings and sparrows in vents and woodpecker holes in cedar siding.
How do the seasons affect wildlife activity in your area?
Winter is typically slower animal populations are at their lowest levels certain animals hibernate and some just curtail activity during the coldest harshest periods
Any prevention tips for residents in your area?
Keep the area around the home tidy lawn mowed bushes trimmed tree branches away from roof garbage disposed of properly and then structurally vents screened, chimneys capped, soffit and fascia sound and gaps along roof line caulked. All penetrations should be secured electric, water, and a/c lines.
When should homeowners call Critter Control?
Call anytime they have a question about wildlife or when they notice activity that they think is wildlife related. this includes unusual noises visible damage to lawn or structures or telltale signs like droppings or sightings.
Nuisance Wildlife in the Pittsburg Area:
The local rivers and booming steel industry of Pittsburgh, PA, create a unique environment that draws unique pests to the area. Rats, mice, and various types of birds congregate in both operational and abandoned factories as well as in residential neighborhoods. All three of these pests are known for spreading diseases like food poisoning, salmonellosis, and histoplasmosis. Mammalian pests common in the city include raccoons, opossums, skunks, and beavers. These pests spread diseases, dig holes in lawns, and disturb both pets and house residents with their presence.