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Tipton, IA

Total Nuisance

Total Nuisance is a full-service wildlife control company serving Tipton 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 Tipton pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 563-214-1098 - 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 Cedar 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 Tipton animal control for wildlife issues.

Cedar County Animal Services or Humane Society: (563) 886-2361

Tipton Wildlife Removal Tip: Will repellents get flying squirrels out of the attic?

Most people argue that use of repellents works. This is not proven yet. In addition to other, use of repellents requires much effort from you. For example, need to spray after every two weeks or every time when it rains. However, if the repellant is used well, it might keep off flying squirrels.

Reasons against use of repellents

Below are some reasons that may drive you to think of better means of getting rid of a life squirrel:

• Some repellents may be harmful to both humans and the flying squirrels – most artificial repellants may contain substances that might be too dangerous not only to the flying squirrel but also to the people living under the same roof with it.
• The animal may relocate deeper into the house – where use of natural repellents like predator’s urine is used, the flying squirrel may feel alarmed and hence relocate deeper into the house for safety.
• Odor – some of this repellents cause much discomfort to humans too. They emit pungent smells.
• May trap the flying squirrel – the fear of a presence of a predator just outside its den may lead to the animal never leaving its den. It starves to death and the smell from its decaying carcass brings about too much discomfort in the house.

Steps to follow for better results

Below are some steps that will help your plan work effectively and also help you avoid the above mistakes:

• Identify the location of the flying squirrel – you do not want to waste too much time and money spraying the whole compound. Identifying where it is located will save you this. It will also prevent you from trapping the animal in its den.
• Pick a suitable repellent – there are too many types of repellents out there; both natural and artificial. Natural ones are mostly recommended as they are made of the predators urine hence cannot pose harm to the flying squirrel.
• Spray around their habitat – to ensure that you do not trap it inside, wait for it to leave then spray. You can remove the young left behind with your hands.
• Clean the place – after the animal is gone, clean the place. Remove its droppings and nests. Ensure your safety by wearing gloves.
• Seal the entry holes – after all is done, we need to prevent other squirrels or wild animals from coming in. sealing the entry holes is the best way to ensure this.
• Keep spraying – always spray after every two weeks or every time the rain falls.


Even though the efficiency of this method is yet to be approved, doing it in the best way possible might help you keep away the animal; at least for a while.

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