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Indiana Directory Of Nuisance Wildlife Control Professionals

Portage, IN

American Animal Control, LLC
219-246-4422

American Animal Control, LLC is a full-service wildlife control company serving Portage IN 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 Indiana 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 Portage pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 219-246-4422 - 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 Indiana'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 Indiana'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 Porter 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 Portage animal control for wildlife issues.

Porter County Animal Services or Humane Society: (219) 763-1825


Portage Wildlife Removal Tip: How To Keep Squirrels Out Of My Garden

You might have observed squirrels jumping on the tree branches in your yard and garden area. They often visit human habitats in search of food and shelter. Although kids at home would love to watch their activities for hours and may also insist on keeping a pet squirrel at home; but in actual these rodents are complete nuisances. These furry, bushy-tailed creatures are always ready to steal seeds from bird feeders, and may also destroy your berries, tomatoes and flower blooms as well. Squirrels are also observed digging holes in the garden area while damaging your seeds and plant roots.

If you are in trouble due to squirrel infestation, it is important to immediate steps to scare them away from your premises. Below we have mentioned few trusted tips to get rid of squirrels:

Remove food sources:
Squirrels are always curious to get food from your garden. If you have more fallen seeds, fruits, and nuts on your premises; they would definitely love to return. Make sure your garden stays clean all the time. Also, the trashcans must be closed perfectly with tight lids, and the food scraps must be cleaned time to time.

Use deterrents:
You can easily find a variety of squirrel deterrent products in the market. Some of the most commonly used products are aluminum pie tins, pinwheels, spinners, motion-controlled noisemakers and the rodent chasing dogs as well. In case if you prefer to water your yard or garden; it is good to install motion-activated sprinkle that can fulfill moisturization needs of your vegetation whole scaring the rodents away.

Get repellents:
Experts advise using some potential repellents to deal with squirrels in your premises. You can install chili peppers and mint as best home remedies to get rid of these rodents. You can go online to find various recipes that can repel squirrels away from your premises. Essential oils are one of the most commonly used treatment as rodents are not able to tolerate the strong smell of these oils.

Apply a layer of mulch:
There is no doubt to say that squirrels are natural diggers; they keep on destroying vegetation in gardens with their terrible digging habits. But it doesn't mean that you cannot get rid of this problem. Professionals advise covering soil around your plants with mulch so that squirrels cannot dig below.

Protect your plants:
In order to protect plants in your garden, prefer to install some physical barriers by using fencing, plastic netting, and chicken wire. It can avoid squirrel attacks on your plants.

Change feeder location:
If you feed birds in your garden prefer to keep them far away from ground levels and tree branches. It is important to choose locations where squirrels cannot reach by jumping. You can also make feeder pipes hard to climb by covering them with hardware cloth, netting, aluminum ducting, chicken wire or wire screening. Experts advise using safflowers seeds instead of sunflower seeds to feed birds as squirrels do not like them.


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