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Dubuque, IA

Critter Control

Critter Control is a full-service wildlife control company serving Dubuque IA and the surrounding area. We specialize in urban and suburban wildlife damage management for both residential and commercial customers. We are state licensed by the Iowa Fish & Wildlife Commission. We handle nearly all aspects of wildlife control, and resolve conflicts between people and wildlife in a humane and professional manner. For Dubuque pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 563-214-1111 - yes, we answer our phones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - and we will discuss your wildlife problem and schedule an appointment to solve it. We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Scratching Noises in Your Attic?
  • Unwanted Wildlife on Property?
  • Problem Bird or Bat Infestation?
  • Digging Lawn or Under House?
  • We Can Solve It!
Many of Iowa's wild animals have learned to adapt and even thrive in our homes. For example some wildlife have found that attics make great places to live. Other animals find refuge under homes or porches. Invariably, these animals cause damage. Rodents, like squirrels and rats, love to chew on electrical wires once in an attic, and this causes a serious fire hazard. Raccoons can cause serious contamination in an attic with their droppings and parasites. Same goes for bat or bird colonies. We specialize in solving Iowa's wildlife problems, from snake removal to large jobs like commercial bat control, we do it all.

We do not handle dog or cat problems. If you need assistance with a domestic animal, such as a dog or a cat, you need to call your local Dubuque county animal services for assistance. They can help you out with issues such as stray dogs, stray cats, spay & neuter programs, vaccinations, licenses, pet adoption, bite reports, deceased pets, lost pets, local animal complaints and to report neglected or abused animals. There is no free Dubuque animal control for wildlife issues.

Dubuque County Animal Services or Humane Society: (563) 589-4185

Dubuque Wildlife Removal Tip: How to keep the mice out of my garden

Mice are eaters of almost everything they will find along their way. They are not choosy especially when they are hungry though they never fill their bellies. Therefore, they will occasionally make a visit to your garden once or twice. With this in mind, you need to do something and very quick.

How will you protect your garden?

Before protecting your garden, you should first of all establish the attractive factor that is making the animal to keep coming. This attracting factor at first should be your primary concern because no matter how many mice you kill, more and more are going to come. Therefore, know what is attracting the mice in your garden.
Destroy the attracting factor. Once you have identified the thing that is causing mass infestation of the mice in your garden, you will need to destroy it, remove it/relocate it or strongly protect it. This way the mice will not get an opportunity to get what they wanted to and therefore they will definitely stop coming by.
Set traps around your garden. This will ensure that every time mice try to get in your garden, they will be trapped.

Other control measures

There are other control measures that are somehow inhumane but are helpful in a situation like this. You will find that they will come in handy and therefore you need to consider them as the helping factor. These are;

Using of poison to get rid of the mice. The mice treated with the poison will die definitely. If not at that point of impact, they will eventually die. This is a good method especially where the infestation is high.

Using of biological methods. This includes applying the help of the cats and dogs. Cats are mostly helpful as they cause fear in the mice making their stay in the garden so uncomfortable. Therefore, as a control measure consider applying this method.

Still not working?

If all the methods are not working, you need to call for help from the professionals who have trained and know all the about the mice. They will do all the garden trap setup and everything else. You don't have to worry about anything.


Keeping the mice out the garden has to start by your willingness to do it. Start by doing simple thing that will in turn yield good results.

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