Common Animal Infestations in Columbus

You will typically hear wild animals in your home before you see them. Each animal has distinctive noises.

  • Are you hearing squeaks in your chimney?
  • Scratching in the walls?
  • Footsteps in your attic?

Read below to see what type of wildlife animal may be in your home and call Critter Control of Columbus today!

Signs of Squirrel Infestation

Signs of infestations in ColumbusIf you're hearing scratching and crawling in the walls and ceilings, chewed wires or insulation damage, you may suspect a squirrel.

You may have noticed a squirrel nest in a tree nearby, or have seen squirrels running on utility lines on top of your roof.

Nighttime noises mostly likely indicate a flying squirrel infestation, but daytime noises will result in a gray or fox squirrel.

Calling a Critter Control professional should be your number one priority, as the longer you allow squirrels in your home, the larger the colony gets, which could result in rodent droppings, chewed wires, holes in your house and other issues. Our professionals will look for where the squirrels are entering so that they know where to perform the exclusion, and then use a safe trap to capture the squirrels.

Contact us today if you suspect a squirrel invasion on your property!

Do I Have A Bee Infestation?

Although bees are critical to human survival (they pollinate the Earth), we still do not want them in our residence! Most bees will be non-harmful if you stay away from their nest; however, they are territorial creatures, and will get protective if you invade their space.

That is why calling a Critter Control professional is your best bet! If you only notice bees in your garden, you may have nothing to worry about. If you find them in abundance around your property, you may have an infestation. Our professionals will arrive on site and take care of the problem and provide future protection.

Call our office today if you suspect a bee invasion!

Do I Have A Raccoon Infestation?

Raccoons are some of the most clever animals and can cause big trouble on your property. This may include rummaging through your trash, ruining crops and even killing small livestock or poultry! Signs of a raccoon property invasion include:

  • Tracks (which look like small human tracks measuring about 3–4 inches long)
  • Droppings
  • A torn open garbage can or ripped garbage bags
  • Noises like low growls when fighting for any food
  • Scratches on trees

If you have any suspicion of a raccoon invasion on your property, please call us and we will send out a trained professional to safely capture it and provide future protection!

How Do I Get Rid of Bats?

Bats are nocturnal, and will leave their roost at night to go feed. You may have a bat invasion if you have seen one in your attic, if you have heard scratching (especially at dusk or dawn when the bat is coming or leaving its roost), or if you have seen droppings in the attic or on your windowsills. Critter Control will send a trained professional to safely capture each bat and provide future protection against invasion again.

If you suspect a bat invasion, call your local Critter Control today!

If You Suspect An Invasion

There are many other infestations that could occur, although these are the most common. Critter Control of Columbus deals with a wide range of wildlife. Call our office if you suspect an invasion!

Whether you need on-call only services, routine patrols or emergency wildlife control assistance, Critter Control of Columbus can help!