A Quick Guide to Indiana, USA
The state of Indiana is one of the most unique and historically rich among the 50 United States of America. It is located in the Great Lakes region of North America, on the west of Illinois and the east of Ohio.
Indiana is dubbed as the Hoosiers’ State, as people who live in in the state fondly call themselves as Hoosiers. There has been no explanation that is officially accepted with regards to the origin of the term yet.
Here are some notable facts about the state:
State Motto: The Crossroads of America
Population as of 2016: 6.64 Million
Land area: 36,420 square miles
State Bird: Cardinal
State Flower: Peony
Land of the Indians
The name of the state was derived from its history. Before it became the modern Indiana that it is today, numerous groups of people inhabited the land and the most noteworthy among them were the Paleo-Indians.
They were the first to occupy the land in 8000 BC and stayed there for a long time. It was in this area that they learned how to make tools, cook, and developed their own traditions as a tribe. As their knowledge and skills advanced, they came to be known as the Native Americans who traded with Europeans and defended the land against the British colonization.
Hence, the land was called Indiana which means Land of the Indians in commemoration of their history.
Indiana’s gross state product (GSP) in the year 2015 reached $331 million, ranking #17 in the list of states with the highest GSP.
The state’s sources of income are very diverse. They generate most of the state’s income from manufacturing of different products, especially steel. Other major contributors are from the sectors of health care, education, finance, and tourism.
The state capital, Indiana, also ranked #8 in Forbes’ best places for businesses and careers.
Things to do in Indiana
When in Indiana, the first thing that people usually do is to visit museums. There is a significant number of art museums that everyone can visit and view their extensive collection for just a very small fee. Others even offer free admission. Here is a list of some of the best museums in the state and where they are located:
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Michigan Road, Indianapolis, IN
Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN
Fort Wayne Museum of Art
Main Street, Fort Wayne, IN
Sports and racing fans would also love to visit the state which is home to a number of popular stadiums which host the most exciting sports events. Here are some of the stadiums worth visiting:
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
16th Street, Indianapolis, IN
West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN
Lucas Oil Stadium
S. Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN
Aside from museums, Indiana also boasts of their numerous adrenaline-pumping theme parks which are perfect for days spent with the family. The most popular theme parks are the following:
Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari
Christmas Boulevard, Santa Claus, IN
Indiana Beach Road, Monticello, IN
Seven Peaks Water Park Duneland
Waverly Road, Porter, IN
Of course, Indiana also has tourist attractions perfect for those who just want to spend some time away from the fast-paced bustle of the city. Here are some of the places that offer a wonderful encounter with nature or simply just a peaceful and breathtaking view:
Eagle Creek Park and Nature Reserve
56th Street, Indianapolis, IN
White River State Park
West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN
Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo
Sherman Boulevard, Fort Wayne, IN
Indiana Wildlife Removal Services
If you have been hearing attic noises, skunk odor creeping its way into your home or an animal living in your chimney, it can be intrusive and truly frightening. Aside from that, nuisance wildlife in your home can cause serious damage and even pose a serious threat to you, your family and even pets. Attempting to get rid of unwanted wildlife yourself can not only be dangerous and illegal, it can also really complicate the problem. Animals that have had failed attempts at capture, almost always learn the working of a trap and will never enter one again. If they do, they usually get pretty good at stealing the bait right out of the trap without setting it off. If you are looking for a wildlife removal company near you, we are your complete resource to wildlife removal solutions, information and wildlife control companies near you in Indiana.
Common Indiana Nuisance Wildlife Situations
Chimney Animals: Animals living in a chimney are typically the result of having an uncapped chimney that is either near branches or on a home that is frequented with animals. Common situations for Indiana wildlife in chimneys is raccoons and raccoon mother with litters of babies denning in the spring, squirrels that have fallen down the chimney and are unable to climb back up, birds that have fallen down and are unable to fly up the chimney, chimney swifts which are able to fly out once reaching adult size, bat colonies roosting inside of the chimney and we have even encountered a duck that had fell into the chimney and sadly died.Animal removal from chimneys will vary in methods from animal to animal. Raccoons are usually either fished out by hand or if the correct time of the year they areevicted with a hormone treatment, squirrels can typically be scared into running up a rope that has been dropped down the chimney, birds that can not fly must be hand removed, and chimney swifts and bats must be removed with a one way valve once the young are able to fly. Of course with all wildlife removal situations there is no one set method for any means of removal since wildlife is unpredictable and will not always work with the removal method of choice.
Attic Animals: Wildlife inside of attics is one of the most common situations in terms of wildlife creating issues with Indiana homeowners. Attic spaces are generally left alone, which makes wildlife comfortable in making entry and feeling safe. Ultimately wildlife seek out places to den that are safe from predators and elements. Attic animals typically consist of raccoons, squirrels, birds and bats. Raccoons tear up and crush insulation, leave large entry holes where they enter that will also allow rain inside and they leave large amounts of parasitic (raccoon round worm) feces throughout the attic space as well. Luckily raccoon damage restorationis typically covered by homeowners insurance policies. Squirrels inside of attics can gnaw wires which can and do cause home and business fires, they can also crush insulation and create nests inside of the attic. Unfortunately most insurance policies do not cover squirrel damages since they are rodents. Indiana bats in attics can really create big problems. Not only does their guano smell pungent and cause the ceiling to weaken as the poop accumulates, it also carries histoplasmosis spores that can cause lung disease. Homeowners insurance policies will vary on what is covered for homes infested with bats. Some policies will cover the droppings removal and attic clean out services along with sealing up the home and others will only cover the bat guano removal. Birds in the attic also present disease with their poop as well as bird mites, the real issue with birds is the amount of nesting accumulation they can create in small periods of time. Bird nesting removal is absolutely necessary to keep attic insulation functioning as well as preventing mold growth from the moisture the nesting material holds, bird mite infestations and the inevitable accumulation of dead birds in the attic.
Wildlife Under Stoop and Decks: Animals under decks and stoops in Indiana can create numerous incidents that can really be a problem. The worst problems that nuisance wildlife create under a deck or a stoop is skunks spraying, raccoons accumulating piles of feces and animals dying underneath, thus needing extraction. To clear up the difference between the two, typically a deck will be built over an existing stoop, so the animals living under the deck are actually living under the stoop unless the deck is very low to the ground and tightly enclosed. When a skunk is underneath and sprays, the concrete being porous as it is, will soak up the molecules drawing them into the home. Usually heat or moisture will activate these odors hence the reason they enhance when heat or air conditioning is turned on.Raccoon feces as mentioned earlier carries parasites that can be extremely harmful and even fatal to people and pets, but even more so children. Dead animals under stoops are quite labor intensive when removing the carcass. Removing the dead animal usually requires lots of digging and when the stoop is under the deck,removal of the dead animal under decks also requires removing deck boards to access the stoop. In these situations the difficulty does not stop there as access to dig under the stoop is not easy with the structure of the deck prohibiting access. Opossums, skunks and raccoons are all common animals that look to stoops as comfortable places to die.
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Indiana Wildlife Control Services
Wildlife control in Indiana is a constant need. Wildlife and human populations in Indiana are both growing and as they grow, conflict between homeowners and nuisance wildlife is growing. We help mediate these situations so that humans and wildlife can live in harmony through humane methods. Wildlife control does not end when the animal trapping has been completed. Without wildlife exclusion, Indiana wildlife species are notorious for locating dens that have been previously occupied and moving right in. This is in large part to the odors that are left behind from blood, hair, urine, feces and even dead carcasses. Once the Indiana animal trapping process has been completed, animal proofing and wildlife exclusion must be done to ensure a permanent fix to the nuisance animal problem. This must always be done with materials that are stronger than what the animals tore through to enter the home. If the issue is animals under a deck or stoop, materials must be heavy duty wire or steel and put under ground at a minimum of 12-15 inches, preferably on an outward angle. We offer only the finest materials and expert wildlife exclusion services for all wildlife issues, both high and low. Contact one of our offices today to schedule an estimate.
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