Thank you for considering American Animal Control for your wildlife control & animal removal Valparaiso. We truly care about serving you and providing the residents of the Valparaiso area with the most professional and innovative techniques for animal control and wildlife removal in and near the city of Valparaiso.
From start to finish our Animal Removal Valparaiso team starts with a comprehensive inspection. We locate all animal entrance points, do animal exclusion, entrance closeup, and animal damage repair. We also do animal waste remediation and attic insulation removal. Customer satisfaction, and our reputation in solving your wildlife removal conflict is our #1 concern for everyone in the Valparaiso area.
Animal Removal Valparaiso, for all your bat, raccoon, and squirrel removal, or any other animal control or wildlife problem you may encounter in your home or business located in or near Valparaiso. Our animal removal Valparaiso licensed and insured technicians will serve you with great care and knowledge. We have 100% customer satisfaction guaranteed!
Professional Bat Removal Services we Offer for Valparaiso:
- Bat removal in Valparaiso
- Bat service for Valparaiso
- Eliminate bat problems in Valparaiso
- Bat removal and exclusion Valparaiso
- Remove bats in attic Valparaiso
- Bat guano removal from attic Valparaiso
- Professional bat removal Valparaiso
- Get bats out of house near Valparaiso
- Bat control for Valparaiso
- Bat prevention and bat pest control in Valparaiso
- Bat removal specialist in Valparaiso
- Commercial bat removal and bat management Valparaiso
- Remove attic insulation that is contaminated.
Professional Raccoon Removal Services we Offer for Valparaiso:
- Remove raccoons in attic Valparaiso
- Raccoons in my chimney Valparaiso
- Raccoons in roof Valparaiso
- Get raccoons out of attics and ceilings Valparaiso
- Eliminate raccoon problems Valparaiso
- Raccoon in walls Valparaiso
- Raccoon removal and control near Valparaiso
- Raccoon removal in and near Valparaiso
- Raccoon removal for Valparaiso
- Raccoons digging in yards
- Clean raccoon droppings and waste out of attics Valparaiso
- Complete attic restorations for Valparaiso
- Remove contaminated attic insulation for all of Valparaiso and surrounding areas.
Professional Squirrel Removal Services we Offer for Valparaiso, Indiana:
- Remove squirrels in attic
- Valparaiso squirrel removal
- Get squirrels out of chimney
- Remove squirrel in wall
- Remove squirrel scratching in walls
- Remove squirrel running in soffit
- Repair squirrel entrance point
- Remove attic insulation in Valparaiso
- Get squirrels out of crawlspace
- Humane squirrel removal in all the Valparaiso and surrounding areas.
Welcome to Animal Removal Valparaiso – Animal Control and Removal
We provide professional wildlife pest removal and animal pest control for all of Valparaiso, Indiana and nearby areas.
We have the following wildlife-pest removal services for all cities in the county
- Raccoon removal and control Valparaiso, Indiana
- Bat removal and exclusion Valparaiso, Indiana
- Squirrel removal and control Valparaiso, Indiana
- Skunk removal and control Valparaiso, Indiana
- Ground hog removal and control Valparaiso, Indiana
- Mole trapping and removal Valparaiso, Indiana
- Bird removal and prevention Valparaiso, Indiana
- Chipmunk removal and control Valparaiso, Indiana
- Dead animal-pest removal Valparaiso, Indiana
- Dead deer removal Valparaiso, Indiana
- Fox and coyote trapping and control Valparaiso, Indiana
- Mice and shrew entry prevention Valparaiso, Indiana
- Feral cat trapping and removal Valparaiso, Indiana
- Muskrat trapping and removal Valparaiso, Indiana
- Beaver control and dam removal Valparaiso, Indiana
- Snake removal trapping and prevention Valparaiso, Indiana.
American Animal Control ® LLC’s number one priority is customer service from start to finish. If you hear noises in your attic, walls or crawl space we identify the species of animal-pest, and the entrance point. Then we remove the animals in a humane and professional manner. Once we are sure the animals are all removed we close up and repair all the damage to prevent it from happening again.
Animal Removal Valparaiso works with your insurance company for animal-pest waste remediation, insulation removal and installation. We do it all. Deck barriers, chimney caps, vent covers and more. When considering any animal-pest removal or control, why not go with the most recommended wildlife-pest control professionals? American Animal Control ® LLC
Most recommended animal-pest control and Animal Removal Valparaiso, Indiana
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Animal Removal Valparaiso: Bat Removal
American Animal Control® LLC’s Valparaiso, Indiana bat removal service and bat specialists of Valparaiso, Indiana provide bat removal and bat exclusion of many bats in all of the Valparaiso, Indiana area.
The most common “bat in the house” call in Valparaiso, Indiana is the “little brown bat”. The little brown bat is sometimes called the little brown myotis, a species of the (mouse-eared) bat. One of the most common of bats located in, near, and around Valparaiso, Indiana. A little brown bat that is found in your attic in the city of Valparaiso, Indiana has dark brown fur with a little glossy look on its back. On the underneath side it is slightly lighter in color and is a little grayish in the belly area. Little brown bats that live in homes and attics in the city of Valparaiso, Indiana and surrounding areas have a typical wingspan of 8-11 inches. They appear dark brown and almost look black from a distance. Valparaiso, Indiana little brown bats have 38 teeth and primarily eat insects.
Most Valparaiso, Indiana residents that have bat problems, or have bats flying in the house, do not know the difference between the Indiana Brown Bat and the Little Brown Bat. The little brown bat can be distinguished from the Indiana brown bat located in the Valparaiso, Indiana area by the absence of a “keel” or caclar and long hairs on the hind feet that stretch longer than the toes. The little brown bats that are found in Valparaiso, Indiana homes hanging on walls or curtains are found not only in Valparaiso, Indiana but much of North America. Little brown bats can be seen roosting in attics of Valparaiso, Indiana homes, including, bats in eaves, bat in soffits, and bats in porch overhangs. Sometimes bats in the house in Valparaiso, Indiana can be heard or found inside walls or wall cavities. Brown bats frequently build bat colonies of hundreds. If you see bats flying in or around your roof or roof line in the Valparaiso, Indiana area, you could have a bat problem.
Bat problems exist as bats build colonies and leave guano or (bat droppings) in attics of Valparaiso, Indiana homes. These droppings can cause histoplasmosis. American Animal Control ® LLC licensed and insured bat specialists provide you or your commercial business with a professional guano removal service. We do attic restoration from bat contamination, in all of the Valparaiso, Indiana and surrounding areas. American Animal Control ® LLC of Valparaiso, Indiana provides bat removal, exclusion, management, bat control for all home owners and commercial businesses. So if you live in the city of Valparaiso, Indiana or a city near Valparaiso, Indiana, and you have a bat problem, or think you might, please consider American Animal Control ® LLC for a bat entrance inspection and a professional bat removal solution.
Animal Removal Valparaiso: Raccoon Removal
American Animal Control ® LLC offers the most innovative raccoon removal and control techniques in all of Valparaiso, Indiana. We have over 50 years of combined experience in raccoon removal, raccoon control, & raccoon trapping. Also, we have the ability to solve raccoon problems and conflicts for home owners in Valparaiso, Indiana.
Most raccoons in Valparaiso, Indiana move in low light conditions. At night, while you are sleeping, these masked bandits begin to seek out what kind havoc they can. Mostly looking for food, raccoons in Valparaiso, Indiana will eat almost anything, including worms, grubs, insects, fish, birds, frogs, eggs, mice, moles, rats, and even rabbits. American Animal Control ® LLC’s licensed professional raccoon specialists receive hundreds of nuisance raccoon calls each year. These calls vary from: raccoons in dumpsters, raccoons in garbage cans, raccoons in houses, raccoons digging in yards, raccoons climbing on bird feeders, raccoons in chimneys, and also raccoons in attics.
Most raccoons in Valparaiso, Indiana like to build their dens up high in holes in trees. More and more these nuisance raccoons are making their dens in attics of homes. We remove raccoons from chimneys, raccoons in crawl spaces, raccoons in basements, raccoons under decks, raccoons in and under sheds, and raccoons in soffits. Raccoons are notorious for digging holes in roofs, ripping open soffits, and causing damage to insulation in attics.
Raccoons generally start breeding in December all the way through January and February. Averaging 3-6 cubs per liter these young raccoons may sometimes even breed the same year they are born. It is not uncommon that raccoons will return back to the attics or chimneys they were born in. Most raccoons have their young in the spring. This is when most home owners will start hearing noises in attics, noises in walls, and noises in the crawl space. Even though raccoons appear to be “cute” and “playful”, when cornered, they are very aggressive. Raccoons are very strong, quick, and have sharp bone crushing teeth. Raccoons can carry round worm, as well as many other diseases.
American Animal Control ® LLC’s wildlife-pest removal professionals provide you with the most extensive home inspection for raccoons and raccoon damage available. We will locate all possible raccoon entrance points and raccoon damage. We even work with your insurance company for coverage on contaminated attic insulation removal, and a full attic restoration, if necessary.
American Animal Control ® LLC’s wildlife-pest removal specialists do not like to use open baited cages if at all possible. We do not like to lure in non-target animals such as skunks, opossums, and feral cats. We provide the most humane animal-pest removal techniques in the industry. American Animal Control ® LLC offers the repairs for most damage from raccoons, and a complete raccoon exclusion to prevent future issues. If you have raccoon problems and need professional assistance in removing them from your attic, or chimney, please consider the most recommended Animal Removal Valparaiso, Indiana service, American Animal Control ® LLC.
Animal Removal Valparaiso: Squirrel Removal
American Animal Control ® LLCs squirrel removal service of Valparaiso, Indiana provides professional squirrel removal, squirrel exclusion, squirrel trapping, squirrel control and squirrel proofing for all of the Valparaiso, Indiana area. Fox squirrels, gray squirrels, flying squirrels, pine squirrels or red squirrels in Valparaiso, Indiana enter homes almost daily.
Our customers in Valparaiso, Indiana call us to remove squirrels in their attics, remove squirrels in the roof, remove squirrels from chimneys, remove squirrels running in soffits, and remove squirrels from their crawl space and basements. Our Valparaiso, Indiana squirrel removal service provides home owners in Valparaiso, Indiana with the most innovated squirrel removal, squirrel control, and squirrel prevention service available. Most squirrels average 1-2 litters per year, with 3-5 per litter. Born hairless squirrels have a very high mortality rate. They are also very susceptible to predators. Most of the squirrels that American Animal Control ® LLC’s licensed wildlife removal professionals in Valparaiso, Indiana remove enter the home from the roof. Once squirrels enter in your home they can move freely almost anywhere in the house.
American Animal Control ® LLC’s squirrel removal service for our customers in Valparaiso, Indiana consist of a complete top to bottom inspection. We look for all possible squirrel entrance points. Once we locate the main entrance point and any secondary entrance points for squirrels, we will set up traps to remove the squirrels from your home. Once all the squirrels are removed, we can repair all damage at squirrel entrance points and clean your attic or crawl space from squirrel droppings or contamination, if necessary. If you are located in or near Valparaiso, Indiana and are having problems with squirrels entering your home or squirrels in your attic, call us at American Animal Control ® LLC, Valparaiso, Indiana’s most recommended squirrel removal and squirrel control specialists. Customer service is our number one priority. Let American Animal Control ® LLC provide you the most recommended Animal Removal Valparaiso service available.
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Allen County, Indiana – Working on a beaver job is our technician, Dan, who is on location today to verify if beavers are still in the area. The clients have seen someone on their property illegally trapping, so AAC was called in to remove the beavers and their dam.
In order to verify the continued presence of beavers, Dan broke a hole into the dam yesterday. Today he returned to find the hole repaired, and so knows the beavers are still present.
Follow along with this removal job as Dan gets rid of these Leo-Cedarville beavers and removes their dam, restoring the damaged flood plain on our customer’s beautiful piece of property.
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Are you hearing animal noises in the walls?
Do you hear scratching in the walls? If so, it’s time to call a local mouse exterminator with a proven track record for effective nuisance animal control.
Noises in the walls are often caused by mice which enter the home in a variety of ways. It’s not always apparent to a homeowner just how mice are getting in. A lot of mouse extermination companies will do trapping by snap traps, glue boards or even use poison. While all of these methods work to remove existing mice from the home, it doesn’t address the underlying issue.
When possible our trained mouse extermination and EXCLUSION professionals start by walking the client around the property during the inspection. This is a great time to show common signs of mice or other animals entering the walls, foundation, eves or even the roof. Thorough inspection of entry points is the key first step in a mouse extermination job.
After the inspection, our experts will close up the entrance points so no more mice can get in the house. Once the rodents have been properly excluded from the house, we move on to the mouse extermination and eradication phase.
The number one choice for our mouse extermination team is properly placed glue traps. They are highly effective in eliminating mice from homes. We never use poisons to get rid of mice! This is the only way to guarantee that dead mice won’t be stinking up the house in the walls or ceilings. After a few short days, all of the mice inside the home will be trapped and the animal noises in the walls caused by mice will cease.
Leading causes of noises in the walls:
- Wild animals nesting, or storing food for winter.
- Flying Squirrels
- Bees & Other Insects
- Construction gaps allowing wind to make noises.
- Loose mechanical connections related to plumbing / heating pipes.
- Heating / cooling / water heater noises.
If you’re unsure what the noises in your walls are, the trained wildlife control technicians at American Animal Control, LLC, will do the inspection to make sure the noises you hear aren’t animals eating away at your wires and causing irreparable damages to your home and insulation.
Call us 24/7 for fast relief of your noises in the walls!
Mice can get in the house through the smallest of gaps! Any crack or construction gap is a potential for wild animals including mice to get into the house.
The first thing our team will do when you call us for mouse exclusion and removal service is to walk the client thorough inspection of the interior and exterior of the home. We have trained eyes for spotting entrance points and damages cause by mice. Not all mouse entrance points are as obvious as the one pictured here:
Most companies “treat” mouse infestations, never wanting to solve the problem because all they want is a monthly service plan. We spend time explaining poisons NEVER provide a long term solution. Exclusion and entry prevention combined with a short period of trapping (from the inside) in attics , crawlspaces, ect. to ensure all mice are out.
Finding the entry points are the #1 priority in order to solve mouse problems for the long haul.
Call us now to schedule a mouse inspection.
We can answer the question, “How are mice getting into my house?”
I arrived at the client’s house he said that his wife refuses to come back to their Cottage until this raccoon is out.
The homeowner showed me an access panel where the Jacuzzi tub motor sits. Sure enough there’s a coon just sitting right there underneath the tub. I’m thinking I can grab the raccoon with my noose pole, but there wasn’t enough room. I decided to pull one of the side skirts off the cottage and place a trap underneath the house scaring the coon into the trap. It ended up that there wasn’t enough room for the trap so I basically put the panels back, leaving a small gap for the trap, and then set another trap where it looked like he was coming and going as well. I thought then I could stick my noose pole back in that access panel and scare him out into the trap. I Tried that and he took off. I went to check the two traps but nothing.
Soon thereafter, I informed customer that we would have to wait him out until morning when he would be in one of the traps. No sooner do I start packing up, I hear a noise. I went around the back where one of the traps is set, and sure enough the coon is in the trap!
The client was so happy. He said now he can bring the family out this weekend for the holiday!
~ Mike Irwin AAC
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Hammond, Indiana November 22, 2016 – First one homeowner in Hammond was hearing noises in the attic. Next they called us in to assess the situation. Then we sent out our talented Hammond animal control technician, Mitch. Lastly, we had happy clients with no raccoon problem!
We arrived on scene and confirmed the presence of raccoons. Our expertly placed traps successfully removed two raccoons humanely from the attic.
Most relevant to us, our client has two more reasons to be thankful this holiday!
If you’re sure you have a mouse infestation in the walls, you need the best way to get rid of mice.
Our rodent removal experts do thorough inspection of the building interior and exterior. We locate entrance points, feeding areas like open food containers and improperly contained garbage cans. Getting rid of food sources is a great way to reduce mouse populations indoors. All areas where food is prepared and consumed should be cleaned regularly to remove crumbs and food waste.
Many homeowners would like to get rid of mice on their own. Traditional snap traps, glue traps, and poison are among the most popular options. Live traps are also common. Snap traps can be finicky and hard to set. Glue traps can be effective, but must be located properly for mouse removal. Poison works, but can be dangerous to pets and children. There is also the added problem that a mouse may die in the wall and make the whole house smell awful. It is essential to know what mice are likely to do and where they will go for these traps to be effective.
Don’t overlook a mouse infestation because problems with mice can be dangerous to your health. Mouse excrement of urine and feces can contain harmful bacteria and will contaminate surfaces and containers wherever mice are.
The best mouse extermination available is provided by trained professionals at American Animal Control.
After calling 877.264.3638, what steps can you take in getting rid of mice? Ask these questions: We will be sure to answer them when we arrive for your mouse extermination.
How did mice enter my home?
What about a mouse repellent spray or electronic mouse repellent? Do they work?
How do mouse traps work?
How to get mice out of walls
How to kill mice
How to trap mice
What clean-up is done after a mouse infestation is removed?
This latest post on the American Animal Control Facebook page serves to illustrate the importance of basic, general maintenance on homes and businesses.
In South Bend, Indiana & all over the rest of our animal control service areas our team of wildlife control professionals performs some basic maintenance like rain gutter inspections & cleaning. When rain gutter maintenance is neglected, things like clogs in downspouts can cause major damage. The weight of full gutters can rip them from the fascia, leaving bare wood exposed to the elements. Also, overflow of rain water will rot roofs under drip edges and fascia boards.
Call Us Now to schedule rain gutter maintenance, inspection and cleaning services.
If you are unable to perform gutter maintenance for yourself due to physical restraints, you’re afraid of heights, or you simply don’t want to do it, that is when American Animal Control is there to get the gutters clean and repair any damages that have occurred BEFORE any animals gain entry into your home.
Neglecting this basic gutter maintenance can result in costly remediation for all sorts of animals in the attic:
Opossum Trapping & Removal in Brookston, Indiana – Our client had raccoons so they got a cage and tried to catch it themselves, but as you can tell this is not a raccoon it’s a opossum. They decided to call the professionals here at American Animal Control to get the animals out and keep them out.
Self-trapping opossums and other wild animals is possible, although doing so will not solve all of the problems posed. In the case of this client, they set a trap in hopes of catching a raccoon that was causing issues, but, due to some inexperience, they caught a non-target animal. What do you do with an animal once you catch it? Most counties don’t allow you to relocate an animal without a permit.
Opossum trapping and removal is best left to the professionals.
Our trained wildlife removal professionals at American Animal Control, LLC have the experience to diagnose the problem, set traps to catch the target animal(s) and prevent future animal problems.
Usually a wild animal needs trapping because it is causing damage to property. We always trap the target animals, in this case a opossum, and then fix the animal damage while simultaneously preventing future occurrences.
American Animal Control, LLC is the most recommended wildlife control company in our service area. We cover all of Indiana, and large parts of Ohio, Southern Michigan as well as Illinois and Louisville, KY. If you hear noises in your attic or walls, give us a call. If you have animals causing damage in your yard, tearing up your foundations, we are here to help! No animal control problem is too big or too small. We will make it like the animal was never there. If it crawls, scratches, slithers or is causing a nuisance in any way, call us NOW at 1-877-264-3638.
This client has birds in the attic. They have had for some time. When birds get into the attic and nest as they’ve done here it can be a problem for the integrity of the house. Birds in the attic are also very noisy and disrupt everyday life for people all the time.
Don’t let birds in the attic stay there. Call AAC today!
Your main goal as a customer may be to get the birds in the attic out as soon as possible, but our goal is to make it so they can’t get back in, ever. When we were doing this bird removal and bird waste clean-up in Fort Wayne last week, we made it so no birds (or any animals for that matter) can enter the attic anymore. We then proceeded with the removal of many large garbage bags worth of nest and bird poop materials.
This time the birds in the attic hadn’t been there so long as to require a total attic insulation removal and remediation, but it could happen.
When any animal is in the attic, we strongly suggest giving American Animal Control a call as soon as possible to avoid the following issues:
- Very costly repairs
- Getting sick due to animal contamination
- Structural damage to the home
- Bad smells coming from the attic
- Noises in the attic disrupting daily life
- Roof damage, leading to water damage in the home
Birds in the attic may not be on your radar, so as a home-owner be diligent in checking your attic a few times per year to keep abreast of the situation in the attic. If you’re unable to check your own attic, call American Animal Control a call now to schedule a time for us to come out and do an attic inspection for you. A small fee now for inspection services could prevent major problems from occurring later.
We have a client with bats in the attic. It happens a lot, but that isn’t the end of the story. Don’t let noises in your attic go unchecked for long or it could lead to costly repairs, big health risks and a lot of cleanup needed.
This Marshall, IL homeowner called us about removing bats in the attic. When our Technicians at American Animal Control get a call about bats in the attic, we do an inspection of the property starting with a visual exterior inspection, and will also address any interior locations common to animal entry. In this case we knew there were bats in this Marshall, IL attic. Upon inspection of the attic, we confirmed that bats had been in the attic for some time. The entry points near the roof line of the home had been neglected for a long time. This attic is completely saturated with dangerous bat guano.
Our team of expert animal removal technicians have removed the damaged siding on this home where it was determined bats were entering the walls and ultimately, the attic. We have some cleanup to do! The piles of material you see are not piles of insulation, but are guano. There have been bats in the attic for some time in this home. The contamination from bat guano in the attic and the walls should not be ignored. Homeowners could get Histoplasmosis from exposure to this dangerous contamination.
Histoplasmosis: infection by a fungus found in the droppings of birds and bats in humid areas. It is not serious if confined to the lungs but can be fatal if spread throughout the body.
Don’t leave your family in danger. When it comes to bats in the attic, be diligent to get the problem solved sooner than later. Not only will the job be easier for us, but it will save you money and health.
If you have bats in the attic, or are hearing any animal noises in the attic, give the animal control experts at American Animal Control, LLC a call now! 24hrs a day to serve you.
The Wildlife Removal and Animal Control Specialists at ®American Animal Control, LLC of Michigan City received a call from a customer with raccoons in the chimney. The clients complained they were hearing noises in the fireplace and saw a raccoon climb on the roof and go down their chimney.
When our animal control and raccoon removal professionals arrived at the scene we got right to work moving furniture around so we could obtain access to the fireplace easily. When most of our customers have a raccoon in the chimney this time of year there is a very good chance for a litter of raccoons in the chimney with a female raccoon. Great caution must be taken when trying to remove a female raccoon in a chimney from her young. As we very carefully opened the fireplace damper to look for the raccoon, no raccoon or baby raccoons were found.
This Michigan City homeowner insisted that they had watched a raccoon go down the chimney. We then moved outside in the pouring rain to setup our ladders to navigate the roof line up to the chimney flues. There were three different chimneys on the home. Two of then had chimney caps installed that prevented any raccoons or other animals from getting down the chimney. Using a high powered flashlight we could see that indeed there was a large female raccoon with her young at the bottom of the chimney. We also notice that the furnace and the hot water heater were tied into the chimney flue down below. The female raccoon was down below the exhaust of the furnace and water heater.
Trying to remove a raccoon in the chimney can sometimes be very difficult especially when there is no access from down below. This particular chimney was one of those. All raccoons had to come out from the top, in the pouring rain. Then problem was twofold: the gas exhaust from the furnace was blowing right in our faces as we were trying to look down and remove raccoons from the chimney. The second problem was there was a additional chamber off to the side of the chimney that allowed the adult female to hide and avoid being caught with the catch pole. We were able to quickly remove 5 babies with our special grabbing tool. We then had to move to plan B, barricade a trap over the top of the chimney. This prevents any other raccoons from entering. The first time the mother raccoon goes out she will be captured in the trap. We try to avoid multiple trips to the property and like to solve the raccoon problem on the initial visit, but that doesn’t always happen.
The very next morning our Michigan City customer called with great excitement to let us know the raccoon that was in the chimney was now in the trap. Another happy customer from the Michigan City area! All this could have been easily prevented with the installation of a chimney cap.
Michigan City Raccoon Removal Service
Give the Raccoon Removal Professionals a call at ®American Animal Control, LLC if you too are hearing noises in your chimney or fireplace. 877-264-3638.
We remove many ground hogs under decks and sheds. Some other common animal control occurrences are raccoons in eaves, soffits, and attics, and also Bats in the Attic in Rochester. Pest Removal and Control in Rochester is much more than just spraying chemicals for insects or bugs. Our Rochester Wildlife Removal Specialists provide animal removal and animal control for all types of wildlife problems. Rochester is full of “critters”.
Ground Hog Removal Service in Rochester, Indiana.
Groundhogs are getting close now to giving birth to their young. Typically 3-4 groundhog pups are in each litter. Groundhogs are ground burrowing animals that hibernate in the winter months. Once the winter frost has left the ground our Rochester area customers begin to see ground hogs emerge from their dens.
This Rochester customer spotted a groundhog going under their shed. Our fully licensed ground hog removal professional set a trap over the entrance point. The way our custom trap works is such that the first time the ground hog goes for food and water we will capture it. Sometimes this time of year with unstable temperatures ground hogs will “lay up” for days or weeks until the temperature is suitable for them.
Ground hogs have hair, and do not have fur like other animals in the Rochester area. Raccoons, skunks, and opossums all have fur with a thick leather hide to keep them warm.
This particular trap was set up for almost 14 days until the ground hog decided to move. But the first time it moved, we got it. Once all the groundhogs are removed from under a deck or shed it is very important to install a pest guard shed and deck barrier to prevent groundhogs or any other animals from burrowing under the structure.
If you need ground hog removal service in Rochester Indiana or are having problems with other nuisance animals, give the Wildlife Removal Professionals at ®American Animal Control, LLC. a call 877-264-3638 now!
Ossian Animal Control and Removal Service – Ground Hog Removal.
We just had a customer living in Ossian, Indiana call with a Ground Hog in her basement. She just arrived home and heard noises coming from her basement. When she opened the basement door she was very surprised to see a groundhog causing havoc in the basement.
Ground hogs, sometimes called woodchucks are ground borrowing animals and many times will burrow under decks, sheds, and foundations. Groundhogs do not have fur like many other animals in Indiana. They must hibernate for the winter in order not to freeze. When temperatures rise, groundhogs begin to wake up and move around looking for food and water. Soon they will begin to breed and can give birth to 3-6 young.
This Ossian ground hog decided it would dig into the part of the house that used to be a porch. This porch has a 6 inch crawlspace under it. The ground hog burrowed under the front steps and entered the basement through a ground level window that was unlocked underneath the porch.
®American Animal Control, LLC wildlife removal specialists set up a trap over the entry point and were able to trap and remove the nuisance ground hog before it was able to do more damage to the home. Groundhogs or woodchucks many times will enter under a deck to gain access through a foundation vent or burrow along side the basement or crawlspace . Many times our wildlife professionals will install deck and shed barriers to prevent animals from digging.
If you live in or near Ossian, Indiana, and are having animal problems with groundhogs, raccoons, skunks, opossums, or even bats, call Ossian’s most recommended wildlife removal specialists. 574-518-4840 direct cell #.
Many homeowners are beginning to hear noises in the attic. This is the time of year when most raccoons are finishing up with their breeding cycle.
Typically raccoons will breed in late November and into the end of January.
We receive calls from homeowners that believe they have two animals in the attic fighting. Sometimes during the breeding cycle raccoons will make a lot of noises in the attic thus keeping homeowners awake at night.
After breeding season is complete the female raccoon will run the male raccoon off. She will then begin to prepare her nest for the spring birthing time. Once a raccoon decides to take up residence in the attic of a home she will tear up insulation, rip open HVAC ducts, and urinate and leave feces all over the attic. This can lead to a lot of problem for homeowners.
Raccoons cost homeowners across the United States millions a year in animal damage and repairs.
Raccoons give birth in the spring, typically starting as early as March and going into June. An averaging of 4-6 coons per litter, those young may sometimes begin to breed within the first year of their life.
®American Animal Control, LLC wildlife removal professionals remove raccoons in attics, soffits, chimneys, in crawlspaces, basements, and under decks and sheds. We have even removed litters of raccoons inside boats.
When the female raccoon decides its time to give birth she will tear into anything in just a short period of time to find a safe place to hide her young.
We recently had a call from a homeowner that said their next door neighbor saw two raccoons breeding on the roof at 6:30 a.m. Raccoons in the chimney – After breeding the two raccoons went down the chimney. Many homeowners do not have chimney caps to prevent raccoons or other animals from using the chimney as a den location. Raccoons will often times prepare more than one den location site for giving birth. We have had homeowners tell us they have seen the female raccoon come out of their chimney go across the roof and climb down the side of the house, up the the down spout of the neighbors house, and down their chimney. All while carrying a one of her baby raccoons in her mouth. If the female raccoon feels threatened or that her young may in danger she will move them. Many times the male raccoon will return and try to kill the young. The female will fight to her death to defend her young. We have found dead male raccoons in attics killed by the female raccoon defending her young.
How do you know you have a raccoon in your attic?
Raccoons make different sounds when moving around, breeding, and giving birth. Different types of chattering noises can be heard from baby raccoons. Knowing for sure what kind of animal you have in the attic may sometimes only be determined by a thorough inspection by a professional. Basic signs of raccoons like: muddy foot prints on siding, down spouts, outside corners, soffits ripped out, roof vents destroyed, or even large holes in the roof are common. It is obvious when you actually see the raccoon. Other times it can be very difficult locating the main entrance point, especially if the raccoons just got in and have not used the entry point enough to leave much of a sign.
When our team of wildlife removal professionals arrive at a “crime scene” our # 1 priority is to get the raccoon out of the house as quickly as possible to minimize animal damage to the home.
Many times locating the raccoon and removing it on the initial visit is not possible. Raccoons can hide down wall cavities, in soffits, and other places in a attic that can’t be accessed without doing significant damage to a home’s structure to locate and remove. When this occurs the best method to remove the problem raccoon from the attic is to setup traps and to remove it.
There are several ways to professionally trap raccoons in the attic.
Baited traps in the attic, outside the house, and barricaded traps at the entrance points. Depending on what time of year it is can really determine the best method of raccoon removal.
When baby raccoons are present it’s best not to enter the attic. A female raccoon may become very aggressive and may consider it a threat. Other times you may spook the raccoon with different scents on trap may actually cause the female to move her young to another location that is much harder to achieve access to. An open baited trap on the ground or roof may yield a raccoon or two, but it may not necessarily be the raccoon in your attic. By placing lure or baited traps outside the home, the possibility of luring in other animals in the neighborhood to your home is very likely. The best and sometimes the most difficult way to trap and remove a raccoon in the attic is to locate the main and any secondary points of entry, and barricade or nose cone a special trap right into the entry holes. This method eliminates all possibility of luring in “non-target” animals, and ensures the first time the raccoon goes for food and water it will be captured.
Once the raccoons have been trapped and removed from the attic it is very important to properly repair and secure the entrance point to prevent a re-occurrence of raccoons getting back in. Another key factor in prevention that is often overlooked is the removal of contaminated attic insulation and raccoon feces in the attic.
This is very important for two reasons:
- Health concerns. Raccoon feces can have roundworms and the spores can become airborne entering open or ripped HVAC ducts circulating through the entire home. Even just the mold spores or urine saturated insulation can become a problem for homeowners.
- Like a dog and a fire hydrant, other neighborhood raccoons can smell through soffit vents or roof vents the scent of other raccoons. This many times can encourage passing by raccoons to explore or rip open another entrance on the home.
There are many concerns to consider when a raccoon has entered into a home. Always contact a wildlife removal professional when you think you have raccoons in your attic.
Winter time bat movement is becoming more and more of a problem for Mishawaka homeowners. For years most people have heard “bats fly south to the caves for the winter.” Although this is true, the fact is that not ALL bats fly south to the caves for the winter.
®American Animal Control, LLC wildlife removal and bat exclusion specialists have removed thousands of bats from homes over the years. We remove all bats: from bats in the attic, bats flying in the house, bats in the basement, and large bat colonies in commercial buildings, schools, and churches.
Most bats will enter a home up on the roof line in some sort of construction gap or opening. Bats don’t need a gap bigger than the size of your thumb nail to enter, and they will come and go many times for years unnoticed. Years ago many homes did not have much insulation in the attics and winter time temperatures would not allow bats to stay in the attics without freezing. Some attic bats that “winter over” will get down under the insulation or even in the wall cavities to maintain a critical body temperature to stay alive.
Winter has its warmer days and cooler days, so bats will sometimes move around a little. Bats will travel up and down walls and even end up in a basement or a utility room of a home. Many homeowners will find slightly disorientated bats lying on the floor, clinging to a chimney or curtain, and even may find a bat in the bathtub.
Although bats will not normally leave the attic and go outside in extremely cold weather, bats can be found outside in the winter months. Our Mishawaka bat removal professionals have even found large bat colonies in un-insulated barns alive and well in the dead of winter. Many “bat experts” will say that this just doesn’t happen, but the bat removal professionals at ®American Animal Control, LLC work daily year around solving property owner’s bat problems.
Bats in the attic that go unnoticed for long periods of time can also present some health concerns with the amount of guano in the attic and on the attic insulation. Our attic restoration and clean-out service is for those people.
If you have ever found a bat in your house, you may have a bat problem. Very rarely do we get calls from homeowners that find a bat in the house, is it just one. Bats typically give birth to only one bat per year. But bats build colonies in attics of home quite frequently. Our licensed bat specialists will inspect your home from top to bottom inside and out for signs of bats, bat entry points, and bat guano, or bat damage to insulation. Give our team of bat removal specialists a call for a complete and thorough bat infestation inspection. Call 877-264-3638.