If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Lafayette home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Indiana wildlife removal only. This is a specialty business, and regular
pest control companies do not use the proper techniques to solve animal problems. I have spent many years reviewing Lafayette, and I recommend the following:
American Animal Control, LLC
Cell Phone: 765-200-6936
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Tippecanoe County Animal Services: (765) 474-5222
American Animal Control, LLC specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats
or mice in homes. Indiana also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and American Animal Control, LLC is specially trained in bat removal. They also perform general wildlife trapping services, such as the capture and removal of skunks or opossums on the
property. Call 765-200-6936
to discuss your critter problem and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment.
When hiring a company to solve your wild animal problem, you want these features:
- Specializes in wildlife removal, not pest control
- Fully Indiana and Tippecanoe County licensed and insured
- Works 7 days per week (critters don't take weekends off)
- Performs full building inspections: enters and inspects attic
- Performs exclusion repairs, with guarantee against animal re-entry
- Offers cleanup of biohazardous wildlife waste
American Animal Control, LLC is a full-service Lafayette wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Lafayette pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. American Animal Control, LLC performs a full inspection of the home or property, and determines why the animal(s) are there, and if inside a building, how the animals got inside. All
animals (including rodents) are trapped and removed, or if possible, removed from the building using special exclusion devices. Once the animals are gone, preventative repairs are essential, and
cleanup is sometimes recommended.
Lafayette wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Indiana to trap without a license. Trap type is very important and there are many different types, bait is somewhat relevant, trap placement
is vital, and there are dozens of small things that are very important to know.
Safety is a concern. Then once the animal is trapped, it must be removed and dealt with in the proper manner according to Indiana law. We offer Lafayette raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at American Animal Control, LLC. Many types of animals like to live in attics. This includes squirrels, raccoons, rats, mice, bats, birds, and even possums. Critters like to go into attics for a safe place to live
and raise their young. Removing animals from attics is very complex work, partly because of the presence of baby animals. If you need Lafayette squirrel removal, we can remove all the squirrels from your attic, and seal out any future ones. Read more about how to get rid of squirrels.
Rodent control must be done in a very specific way. First off, the most important thing is that all the openings that rats and mice can use to enter a house be sealed. Then all the rodents must be physically trapped and removed.
Never, ever use poison! Most Lafayette exterminators will just use this lazy poison technique to kill rodents, and it causes more harm than good - dead stinky rats, and it doesn't solve the problem. Call us for correct Lafayette rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Indiana is known to have colonizing bats who often live in buildings. Bats love attics. If not removed, the colony can grow to a very large size over the years. The bat droppings are often corrosive and
cause health risks. The same goes for bird droppings on or in buildings. We perform Lafayette pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Lafayette bat removal. We remove 100% of the bat colony and seal the building so that it's totally bat-proof. Read more about how to get rid of bats.
If you have animals inside a house, no job is complete without proper exclusion repairs. If you simply hire a Lafayette trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Lafayette wildlife control company that identifies 100% of the animal entry points
into your building, and seals them shut with professional repairs. In addition, in many cases animals have left waste or contamination behind, and you'll want a company that can provide professional cleaning services. American Animal Control, LLC does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by American Animal Control, LLC. We also trap and remove animals that destroy lawns, such as moles, or digging animals. Sometimes animals like opossums will live under buildings, steal pet food, raid garbage cans, etc.
Read about how to get rid of opossums
. Skunks commonly live under sheds or decks, and set up a den. We can trap and remove them without them spraying. Read about how to get rid of skunks
. American Animal Control, LLC
also provides dead animal removal in Lafayette. If you need help with any other wildlife conflict, from a fox, beaver, groundhog, or any other critter, we can solve it. We also do Lafayette snake removal - most of the snakes in Indiana are not venomous, but
call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes
in Lafayette. And remember, we are a private business, not Tippecanoe County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (765) 474-5222.
Tippecanoe County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
American Animal Control, LLC
Cell Phone: 765-200-6936
Lafayette Wildlife Tip #1:
What to do about wild critter feces in the yard - Animals don't mean to be as gross as they are, but unfortunately it just kind of happens. When an animal has to go to the toilet, they have to go to the toilet and there is not very much that you can do about it. However, if you have noticed that your family dog or cat is pooping in places that it usually wouldn't, resulting in a rather stern telling off from you, you should probably reevaluate the situation to make sure that the culprit really is who you think it is! Wild critter poop is the same size as the poop that your average medium sized house dog will leave behind, which is why it is often mistaken for dog poop. The only problem with this is that the poop left behind by the wild critter is likely to contain some rather nasty bugs that you are not going to want to put yourself in contact with, and also that you will need to clean up n the safest way possible! Gloves - this cannot be stressed enough - you are going to need some very sturdy, very strong, preferably rubber gloves. These will keep you protected. You will also need bleach to clean the materials that the poop has come into contact with, especially the gloves if you have decided that you don't want to throw them away. At the same time, you are either going to want carrier bags to contain the poop and handles to tie the garbage can lid down with after you have placed the poop in there, or a bonfire so that you can burn it and get rid of it once and for all!
Lafayette Wildlife Tip #2:
Skunk droppings disease - In the realm of wild animals, there are not too many diseases you need to worry about with skunk droppings. Almost all animal have the potential to pass on intestinal parasites to others, but contact must be direct, and the skunk does not carry many of the human-animal parasites other critters do. When it comes to the skunk, you should be more worried about rabies virus and leptospirosis. Both of these diseases can be transmitted to people and pets, and both can be fatal. While rabies requires direct contact with a skunk, leptospirosis only requires you come in contact with something that has been harboring the skunk's urine. Puddles, damp leaves, moist logs, and streams are all potential locations to contract the disease. If you have a skunk loitering around your property, consider having the animal trapped and removed. This is often a humane approach to pest control. A professional company will come out and assess the situation. They will trap the skunk and relocate it or humanely euthanize it. There will be no risk to you or the members of your family. You can try to do the job on your own, but it will take some research and will put you at risk of being sprayed.
Indiana Wildlife Information:
Indiana State bird: Northern cardinal
State fish: Largemouth bass
Indiana is one of the larger states in the country, and it was sculpted millions of years ago by receding glaciers. The part of the state formed in this manner is full of rich soil, ideal for farming. Because the state is primarily rolling hills and flat plains, agriculture is the main focus of many people living in the region. Not surprisingly, farming brings with it a slew of animals that like to live off of crops. Probably the most detrimental of these species is the prairie dog. With an extensive network of tunnels, the smart mammal can inadvertently compromise structural integrity of buildings or cause machines to get stuck out in fields. If farmers are really unlucky, livestock, like cows, will get their legs stuck in the holes. A cow with a broken legs rarely recovers and lives another day.
But prairie dogs aren't the only creatures on the lookout for fields of crops. Wild hogs are problematic in Indiana. The large combative pigs only have a few natural predators: coyotes and cougars. The mountain lion won't eat a pig a day; if anything, it might eat a pig a week. Such a limited diet does nothing for population control. Coyotes are more apt to eat a number of pigs, but the hogs are so fierce, it would take a sizeable pack to run one down. Humans have been incorporated into the process of controlling these swine, and open seasons for hunting are common.
If the hogs and the prairie dogs don't get the farmers, the birds just might. Crop fields are favorite places for flocks of birds to congregate and eat seed. Most fields are so large and densely planted that a few crows or geese can't hurt them, but private farmers can lose an entire crop to over-zealous geese.
Even though there are no real mountains in this state, there are a number of deep stream ravines. These regions have allowed beavers to flourish, and the more pools the beavers create, the more animals like muskrats, blue herons, and frogs will be seen.
Indiana only has four venomous snakes, two of which are species of rattle snakes. The other two venomous snakes are copperheads and cottonmouths. There are 30 other non-venomous snake species in the state.
Raccoons, skunks, opossums, and squirrels are also abundant.
You can always call American Animal Control, LLC, any time of day, at 765-200-6936, for a price quote for Lafayette wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Lafayette, IN.