Critter Control



Raccoons in the Attic, Garage or Strange Noises in Your Chimney?


Get raccoon control and removal provided by your Certified Wildlife Specialists at Critter Control. Raccoons living under your home? Those scurrying sounds in the attic, crawlspace and noises in a chimney may well be a raccoon. We can help. Call the professionals at your local Critter Control office;


In Des Moines Iowa call 515.505.8963

Nationwide call 1-800-CRITTER


Critter Control of Greater Des Moines raccoon removal and pest control technicians are properly trained in how to control and remove raccoons humanely using a variety of raccoon control techniques.  


Raccoon Damage & Raccoon Problems

Raccoon damage can happen on the outside of the home as well as inside. Raccoon control includes raccoon trapping, raccoon removal and raccoon exclusion such as sealing up the raccoon’s entry points and placing raccoon proof caps on chimneys.


The most common complaints associated with raccoons damage include; raiding garbage cans, noises in attic at night, and preying on birds in nests and feeders. Raccoons will dig up the ground looking for worms, and grubs, causing damage to lawns. Raccoons will often enter homes in the winter and spring, most commonly inside attics, to escape the cold or to nest and raise their young. Raccoons are strong animals and can damage the shingles, fascia board, soffits and vents of structures they enter. Common raccoon damage within attics includes damage to the insulation from feces/urine, damage to the duct work or wiring, staining of drywall from urine, and water damage at the entry point.


Raccoon Control By Critter Control

Raccoons are primarily active at night, if seen during the day near your home, it is important to keep a safe distance. These animals are rabies vectors and will commonly carry mites, ticks and fleas. Raccoon roundworm is spread through eggs found in the raccoon droppings. Critter Control can help get rid of your raccoon problems and prevent raccoon damage with safe, effective and humane solutions.


How to get Rid of Raccoons

A common question is how to get rid of raccoons. The best answer would be to contact a Critter Control specialist to assist you in getting rid of raccoons, as trying to get rid of raccoons on your own can be dangerous. Our Critter Control raccoon removal professionals are trained in raccoon removal, raccoon trapping, raccoon control and in how to identify raccoons and prevent future raccoon damage.


Critter Control establishes the standards for excellence in the animal pest control industry and upholds those standards with a professional staff of biologists, zoologists, certified wildlife specialists, animal control officers and anti-cruelty personal.


About Critter Control

Founded in 1982, Critter Control is the nation's leading wildlife and animal damage control company serving municipalities and residential and commercial customers. Critter Control is a member of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), National Wildlife Control Operators Association, (NWCOA), the International Franchise Association (IFA) and a proud member of the International Franchise Association's Vet Fran program.  With corporate offices located in Traverse City, Michigan, the rapidly expanding company currently has 120 franchise locations in the United States and Canada. Critter Control has developed integrated and ecologically sound management practices to resolve wildlife conflicts and practices.