We have rivers, lakes, and land that make up the Milwaukee River Basin, habitats for all types of wildlife. We also have state parks, local parks, conservatories, and forests.
All of these create food, water, and shelter for wildlife. The problem is that we share these areas with the local wildlife, and the more we develop the area, the more the animals are forced into our backyards. If they are searching for food and water in our yards, they are also looking for shelter. If you have open vents, chimneys, or crawlspaces, you may also have a nuisance animal living in your home.
Wildlife goes from being cute to a nuisance when they start destroying your property. Bats, raccoons, opossums, rodents, squirrels, birds, ducks, geese, rabbits, and many other animals can create costly property damage.
Unless you are out late at night, sneaking around the back alleys, you may not see too many raccoons. However, they are everywhere in Milwaukee. Raccoons are clever, and with their nimble hands, they can climb and open containers that contain food. Raccoons have adapted to the city life ad love eating scraps they find behind restaurants and, if possible, at your house.
Raccoons build nests close to their food and water sources. They like cozy places, especially if they are giving birth to baby raccoons. Your attic or crawlspace is a preferred space. Raccoons are willing to break screens, bust holes, and dig to get their way. Because they will eat just about anything, including chickens, nothing is safe on your property.
Raccoons can block chimneys and clog ductwork, creating fire hazards. They chew wires and love to scratch wallpaper and drywall. They also poop in the same area each time, making a pile of toxic waste that can be dangerous to inhale.
We can help get your raccoon problem under control.
Whether you are having trouble with the house mouse or the Norway rat, getting help from rodent experts will ensure you get rid of the rat or mice problem for good. Rodents multiply quickly, so getting rid of one rodent doesn't mean they are all gone.
Rats and mice in Milwaukee are in abundance. There is no lack of food, water, or shelter. If you have a hole they can enter, even a tiny one, they will make their way into your home. They live in attics, walls, and behind furniture. They are active year-round, mostly at night.
Rodents leave trails of poop and pee wherever they go, even on your kitchen counter when trying to steal a leftover crumb. They get into your groceries and will chew fabrics to add to their nests. Outside they can make electrical wires sag, break shingles, and clog vents or chimneys with nesting materials.
We can get rid of your rodent infestation.
Milwaukee is overwhelmed with squirrels. The most common squirrels in our area are gray squirrels. You enjoy watching them stuff their cheeks with fruits, nuts, pinecones, or bird eggs. They run off to their den to stow away their treasures.
You may be surprised to learn the squirrel's den can be inside your home. If you hear scratching, chirping, or scurrying in your ceiling, it may be a squirrel. The noises you hear can indicate the destruction of property. They may be gnawing on wires or boards, ripping insulation, or scratching holes in drywall. You can be sure they are leaving feces and urine that contains toxins.
You must call animal control experts to get rid of squirrels. They carry diseases and will bite if they feel threatened. We have the proper equipment to remove squirrels from your home.
Bats can eat their body weight in insects every night. The easiest place for them to find swarms of insects is around lights, like pole lights or outdoor lighting near your home or office. You may not ever see a bat, but you will know they are in your house by the loud noises they make and the massive piles of guano they leave behind.
Bats poop a lot, even when they are roosting upside down. They let the feces slide down their bodies, coating their fur with toxic waste. Bat guano contains uric acid that can rust metal and eat through wood. It can also cause respiratory diseases in humans when inhaled.
In Milwaukee, we have big and little brown bats, silver-haired bats, Northern long-eared bats, Eastern red and pipistrelle bats, and hoary bats. Each of these bats can carry diseases, including rabies. Please never try to remove a bat from your property. Experts have special equipment and supplies to get rid of bats safely and humanely.
Bats are a protected species, especially during maternity season from May to August. Experts at Critter Control use their knowledge of Wisconsin bats to remove them from your property.
Woodchucks are also known as groundhogs. It is improbable you will find a groundhog inside your home. However, they may dig under your home, creating foundation cracks and structural instability. They burrow underground, creating multiple long tunnels for traveling from one place to another. These tunnels can ruin your driveway, retaining walls, sheds, and other outdoor structures. Groundhogs love to steal garden crops and take them underground for a feast. They also chew wires, water hoses, decks, porches, and outdoor furniture. If they get under your vehicle, they may chew wires underneath it too.
Call us for the removal of woodchucks.