This is the government animal control services operating in Saint Joseph County and sponsored by the city of South Bend. This agency typically deals with domestic animal issues involving dogs and cats. This includes things like dangerous dogs, stray cats, pet adoptions, etc. However, this agency will sometimes lend assistance with wildlife concerns. Call 574-255-4726 and ask if they will assist with your wildlife problem. To increase the chance of success, do not lie, but if applicable, state that the problem is a public health matter in South Bend, or that you feel the public safety is at risk, perhaps due to the spread of rabies or other diseases.
This is NOT a government agency. It is privately run, and operates on volunteer donations. This is a wildlife rehabber facility that deals strictly with wild animals. They may be able to help you with your wildlife problem, depending on the type of problem. The level of help might depend on their resources at the time. They will almost surely help in any case of an injured wild animal, or an orphaned baby animal, such as a baby squirrel or bird that fell out of a tree, or a baby opossum, etc. Please treat South Bend Wildlife Rehabilitation kindly and donate if you are able to.
This is the statewide government wildlife agency in Indiana, using your tax dollars to address wildlife issues. Sometimes called the Indiana Fish & Wildlife Agency. Indiana game wardens address many wildlife management matters, from hunting licenses, to poaching, endangered species, and yes, wildlife management. They deal with wild animals outside the range of a pest control company, such as cougars or bears. But they also have resources that may apply to your wildlife problem. To increase the chance of success, state that the problem is a public health matter in Indiana perhaps due to the spread of rabies or other diseases.
Yes, the South Bend police department will sometimes help with wildlife problems! I've seen many cases of the cops chasing down an errant bat in your house or snake in your pool! To increase the chance of success, never lie to the police dispatcher, but if applicable, state that you feel your personal safety is at risk, or the problem is a public safety matter in South Bend, or a public health issue perhaps due to the spread of rabies or other diseases. Success may come down to whether or not a police officer wants to show up to this call, or is available. It's not always consistent.
If you can't manage to get free service, we can help. No free agency is going to provide the level of service we provide. We specialize in all aspects of wildlife control. It's what we do. If you have animals in your attic, for example, you need someone to inspect your home and attic, identify and remove the animals with advanced techniques and equipment, you need repairs to your roof or vents to keep critters out, and repair and cleanup in your attic. The South Bend or Indiana government services aren't going to do that for you. Call us if you want to get:
Awesome Critter Gitters is a Professional Michigan and Indiana DNR Wildlife Control Commercial Operator.We specialize in residential,commercial and agricultural human-wildlife cohabitation management. We are a dealer-installer for Bird B Gone Inc. & Copperfield Chimney Supply Inc. Our skilled technicians will Get (control) the Critters then repair any damage with guaranteed permanent exclusions. We also remove all animal related bio-hazards, odors and we will clean & decontaminate your property.
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Awesome Critter Gitters provides professional wildlife control for both residential & commercial customers in the city of South Bend in Indiana. We offer custom animal control solutions for almost any type of wildlife problem, whether it be the noises of squirrels running through the attic, a colony of bats living in a building, animals digging in your yard, or the destructive behavior of a raccoon or other critter, we have the experience and the tools to quickly and professionally solve your problem. For a consultation and price quote, give us a call at 574-376-2930
South Bend Wildlife Tip:
Is a cat a good rat repellant - A cat is not a good rat repellant for a couple of reasons. First, cats are only slightly larger than rats. If a cat catches one rat a week, you'll be lucky. Rats can put up a pretty good fight, too, depending on their size. Most cats will not provoke a rat, especially if the animal is in the company of other rats. House pets are actually more of a draw for rogue rodents looking for food. Rats have learned that cats and dogs are sources of pet chow. Bold rats will live near the house pet so they can sneak out and steal the food. Back before animals were given credit for being problem solvers and thinkers, people believed that creatures could be controlled by using their instincts against them. It would make sense that since a cat can eat a rat, rats would want to avoid a home with a rat. In the modern world, we have learned that animals can solve basic problems, and a cat in the household is not an insurmountable issue for a rodent. Rats will simply adapt their habits to avoid the house cat. If you're looking for a repelamt, don't waste your time. The best defense against rats is keeping your home free of damaged areas where rodents can get inside.
We are happy to provide the information for free South Bend wildlife removal services. Hopefully one of these agencies is able to help you. If not, we are happy to help you solve your wildlife problem, quickly, professionally, and humanely. Our wildlife control work is superior to any of the work you will find from these free services. Feel free to call us 24/7 at 574-376-2930 to discuss your wildlife issue, and we can give you a price quote over the phone.