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Safeguarding Your Peace from Intrusive Animals Since 1940

At Black Diamond Pest Control, we understand that the presence of wildlife in your home or business is more than an inconvenience; it's a call for help that requires expertise, compassion, and effective solutions. Our residential & commercial wildlife animal control and removal services are designed to address the unique challenges of human-wildlife conflicts, offering safe, humane, and comprehensive solutions to our clients. That is, complemented by a full exclusion with warranties and a fast response, guaranteed.

Our Wildlife Control Service

When it comes to wildlife control, the Black Diamond difference is simple; we offer more than just wildlife removal. From exclusion services to prevent future issues, damage repair to get things back in shape, and cleanup to disinfect what might have been left behind, we offer everything you might need. Read more about each of our different types of wildlife control services below!


Safe and humane removal of problematic animals is at the core of our wildlife control service. Our wildlife technicians are thoroughly trained in removal techniques and procedures, guaranteeing that the uninvited animal will be removed from your property and relocated as swiftly as possible.


To prevent wildlife from intruding on your property, we can employ exclusion devices which offer impenetrable protection. From netting, bird spikes, screening, metal flashings, sealants and chimney caps, we offer a myriad of solutions to ensure you never have to face a wildlife conflict again.

Damage Repair

Wildlife has a habit of being a nightmare tenant. Not only do wild animals not pay rent, they often do considerable damage to the dwelling they're squatting in. Having ample experience with these situations, we are proud to offer repair services specifically catered to the kinds of harm wildlife can leave on a structure.

* Contact Black Diamond at 877-DEAD-BUG to ask about Wildlife Damage Repair services offered in your area.


Once the wildlife has been removed, the mess that the animal leaves behind is a whole different kind of headache. That’s why our wildlife control service offers a thorough cleanup, with an emphasis on disinfecting the area where the potentially disease-carrying animal intruded by removing droppings and other excretions it left behind.

In Summary: Should you ever find yourself in need of wildlife control services, rest assured that we will be there with a custom service plan that includes all the treatment options your unique situation calls for. Whether you need a single animal removed or the full package including exclusion, damage repair and cleanup, we've got you covered.

Animals We Remove

Whether in your attic, underneath your porch, or in the crawl space, our wildlife technicians can reach & remove the following animals to name a few:

  • Bats: Bats can find their way into buildings through openings and may roost in attics, behind shutters, and under eaves or roofing tiles.
  • Birds: Birds can find their way into buildings through openings and may occupy attics, find shelter behind shutters, or settle under eaves or roofing tiles for resting.
  • Beavers: Beavers typically do not enter buildings but can affect structures by building dams in nearby waterways, potentially leading to flooding or water damage to foundations and landscapes.
  • Chipmunks: Chipmunks can enter buildings through small openings and may nest in basements, crawl spaces, or under porches and sidewalks, often seeking shelter or a place to store food.
  • Fox & Gray Squirrels: Squirrels can enter buildings through small openings and may nest in attics, wall cavities, or under roofs, often causing damage by gnawing on wires and wood structures.
  • Groundhogs: Groundhogs can burrow near foundations, decks, and sheds, potentially undermining structural integrity and causing damage to gardens and landscapes.
  • Moles: Moles tunnel underground in search of insects and worms, creating raised ridges and mounds of soil in lawns and gardens, which can disrupt plant roots and damage landscaping.
  • Opossums: Opossums can enter buildings through pet doors, open windows, or damaged areas to seek shelter or food, often taking residence in attics, garages, or under buildings.
  • Raccoons: Raccoons can enter attics, chimneys, or crawl spaces through small openings to nest, often causing significant damage in their search for a denning site and by gnawing on wood or wires.
  • Shrews: While less likely to enter buildings than other small mammals, shrews can occasionally be found in basements or garages in search of insects or or a warm place to hide, but generally prefer outdoor habitats with dense vegetation to root around in. Their constant digging for food and shelter can damage plant roots and result in unsightly dirt mounds similar to those constructed by Moles.
  • Skunks: Skunks can burrow under foundations, decks, or sheds to create dens, posing a risk of structural damage and the potential for unpleasant odors if they spray in defense when threatened.
  • Voles: Voles, similar to moles, create extensive tunnel networks in gardens and lawns, feeding on plant roots and bark, which can lead to plant damage and unsightly surface trails in the landscape.

Telltale Signs of a Wildlife Infestation

There’s more than meets the eye when it comes to spotting invading wildlife pests. Luckily at Black Diamond, we’ve seen it all and are here to help. Let’s clear things up so you can spot the signs of a wildlife infestation.


Sounds from your attic, walls, or crawlspace are a common sign of an animal intruder, and will often include scratching, scurrying or louder noises depending on the size of the pest.

Droppings and Urine

Finding animal feces or urine spots can be a sign of a wildlife infestation, and proper identification can even tell you exactly what kind of wildlife you're dealing with.

Footprints and Tracks

Unexplained footprints or tracks in dust, mud, or snow around your property can indicate the presence of wildlife.


Lots of pests use their teeth and claws to perform unwanted "renovations" as they make themselves home. From gnawing on wood to chewing on wires, wild animals can do a number on a house, and their search for food often results in even further damage and mess. Overturned trash cans and disturbed cabinets are a common calling card for invading wildlife, and the holes they chew in a structure can even become easy entrance points for future infestations.

Nesting Material

Finding nesting materials like shredded paper, fabric, or plant matter in secluded areas of your home can indicate a nesting site for rodents or other small animals.


A strong, musty, or unpleasant odor without a visible source could be a sign of an animal living within your home or even a deceased animal within walls or crawl spaces.

Grease and Rub Marks

Animals, especially rodents and bats, can leave greasy, dirty marks along their travel paths, such as walls or beams, which they frequently use.

Insect Infestations

An increase in insects inside your home, like fleas, flies, or bat bugs can sometimes indicate the presence of wildlife, as these pests are often associated with animals like raccoons, squirrels, or bats.

Unusual Pet Behavior

Pets might act unusually agitated if they detect the presence of wildlife in or around your home, barking at what seems like nothing or obsessively sniffing at a particular area.

Given these signs, if you are still left in the dark regarding whether your property is currently hosting unwanted wildlife, rest assured that our technicians can confirm a potential infestation on your behalf. Additionally, we can be at your property quickly to perform an animal evaluation. Contact us now at 877-DEAD-BUG to get started.

The Black Diamond Approach

Expertise You Can Trust

Our team of wildlife removal technicians are not just trained; they're masters of their craft, continuously educated in the latest humane wildlife control techniques and strategies. With an in-depth understanding of wildlife behavior and habitat, we ensure the most effective and humane removal methods are used, guaranteeing a resolution that respects both our client’s needs and the well-being of the wildlife.

Comprehensive Inspection

Every wildlife challenge is unique. That's why we begin with a thorough inspection of your residential or commercial property, identifying entry points, assessing damage, and understanding the specific wildlife issues you're facing. This allows us to tailor a removal strategy that is not only effective but also preventative, ensuring your peace of mind is restored.

Humane Removal

Our commitment to humane practices is unwavering. We use safe, effective removal methods to ensure the wildlife is treated with respect and care. Our techniques include live trapping, exclusion methods, and habitat modification, designed to encourage wildlife to return to their natural habitats without harm. At Black Diamond, humane is in the name when it comes to wildlife control.

Prevention and Proofing

Removing the wildlife is only half the battle. We ensure they don't return by implementing proven prevention strategies, sealing entry points, and advising on habitat modifications to make your property less attractive to wildlife. Our goal is to safeguard your home or business against future invasions, providing long-term peace of mind.

Education and Support

Knowledge is power. We provide our clients with the insights and advice needed to coexist peacefully with wildlife. From tips on minimizing wildlife attractants to personalized advice on property maintenance, we empower you with the knowledge to prevent future wildlife issues.

Available Locations for Wildlife Control

We offer wildlife control at the following locations:

  • Southern Indiana & Louisville
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Evansville, IN
  • Columbus, IN
  • Lexington, KY
  • Northern KY
  • Elizabethtown, KY
  • Nashville, TN
  • Bardstown, KY
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Murfreesboro, TN
  • Knoxville, TN

Call us at 877-DEAD-BUG to be connected with the location nearest to you.

Why Choose Black Diamond Pest Control?

  • Award-Winning Service: Recognized for our excellence in pest control services, our awards reflect our commitment to quality, customer satisfaction, and effective results.
  • Comprehensive Coverage: With a vast network of locations and franchises, we're always just a call away, ready to address your wildlife concerns promptly and efficiently.
  • Industry Expertise: Our success in wildlife removal is backed by 80+ years of experience and a deep understanding of both the pests we deal with and the environments we work in.
  • Customer-Centric Approach: Your peace of mind is our top priority. From the first inspection to the final follow-up, we're dedicated to delivering a service that meets your needs and exceeds your expectations.
  • Environmental Responsibility: We're committed to environmentally responsible practices, ensuring our wildlife removal methods are not only effective but also sustainable.

Ready to Reclaim Your Space?

Don't let wildlife disturbances disrupt your peace. Contact Black Diamond Pest Control today for expert, humane, and comprehensive wildlife removal services. Let us take care of the wildlife so you can take care of what matters most.


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Wildlife Control Frequently Asked Questions

What do you do with the animals once they are captured?

This depends on the state law pertaining to transport and possession of wildlife as we will always obey the law first! Some animals are protected and cannot be disturbed at all. As for other animals, we always aim for humane removal and relocation first – this is our preferred method. If an animal is sick or injured, rehabilitation may be required.

Can't the city or county take care of the problem for free?

No. Local animal control will only deal with domesticated animals. They may help or consult with a wildlife control company, but they do not perform professional wildlife control and exclusions.

Do you pick up dead animals?

Yes. One service we provide is removing and disposing of a carcass based on the state law.

What health risks do animals pose?

Wild animals can carry several diseases that humans can contract, either through direct contact or contact with droppings. The most common is rabies, but others include typhus, histoplasmosis, roundworm, salmonellosis and trichinosis.

Can all wild animals carry rabies?

Any mammal can potentially carry rabies. Most rabies transmission in North America is from bats.

What Is Wildlife Removal?

Licensed wildlife technicians will use a combination of exclusion and trapping to remove nuisance wildlife from your property and ensure they don't return.

How Can I Prevent Wildlife From Returning?

Our licensed technicians will go over the best options for exclusion once the animals are removed.

Do You Offer a Warranty?

Most of our wildlife service's carry a one year warranty for the area of the work performed.

Do you use poisons?

Poison can be used for rodents like mice, rats, and moles. For animals like squirrels, raccoons, possums, bats and birds we use relocation and exclusion as our preferred method.

What do I do if I find an injured animal?

If you find an injured animal give us a call at 877-DEAD-BUG.

Why Are Animals in My Home? How did they get in my home?

Even the most secure home will have a variety of entry points, as many can squeeze themselves through any gap they can fit their head into, and they are quite eager to enter human houses for the shelter, food, and warmth inside.

What is the cost of service?

Service costs depend on a number of different factors. This can be the type of treatment needed, the size of the area being treated and the time needed to properly treat the pest problem. Call 877-DEAD-BUG to speak to a helpful Office Agent for more information. You can also schedule a free estimate with an Eradication Specialist.

How quickly can I get a service scheduled?

We aim to get every customer's infestation as quickly as possible. Most service calls are completed in a 24-48 hour period.

How do I get started with wildlife control?

Call our office at 877-DEAD-BUG or use our online chat to speak with a representative about starting services.