Humane Animal Trapping Near Berkley MI For Pest Critters
Providing gentle, humane wildlife removal service in Berkley Michigan and the surrounding areas. We are devoted to preserving the balance between people and nature.
Our team of skilled wildlife technicians in Berkley MI are trained specifically for the animals local to your area. We specialize in squirrel, raccoon, skunk, snake, groundhog, bat, and dead animal removal. We also offer a wide variety of other humane nuisance animal removal services covering moles, voles, and other unwanted wildlife, nuisance animals and pests.
Once your Berkley home or property has been humanely cleared of wildlife, our experienced nuisance animal trapping technicians make sure that it is restored and repaired so that wildlife cannot re-enter the property. All our Michigan wildlife professionals are licensed and insured for your protection and comply with all laws regarding Berkley wildlife control and pest prevention.
Bat Removal & Exclusion Services - Get Rid Of Bats Now
Got Bats? Squirrels in the attic or raccoons living in the fire place? We take care of all your nuisance wild animal needs. Our specialties are live bat removal, bird control, and wildlife prevention on residential homes, condos, warehouses, and all other commercial properties. If you have a bat in the house, a damaged attic by birds, bats, or raccoons we take care of all the damages and restore your attic. Here are some wild animal encounters you may come in contact with.
If you've had raccoons living in your attic, it's a good idea to have the attic cleaned. Raccoons leave their waste behind when they inhabit an attic. Sometimes there's a specific raccoon latrine, and most of the poop is piled up in one spot. Sometimes it's spread out all over the attic. Same goes for urine as well. Sometimes it's concentrated in an area, sometimes spread all over the place. The poop is easy to pick up and remove, as in the above photo, because the droppings are large. But the urine soaks into the insulation or even the sheetrock (drywall) or wood in the attic. And not all feces or urine will be accessible to remove by hand. That's when it's important to clean up and properly fog the attic to eliminate the odor and potential unsanitary conditions.
One important thing that we always keep in mind when conducting animal proofing is to make sure that we see the world through the eyes of an animal. It may sound silly but once you start to think about it, it is actually a smart strategy. We will conduct a thorough inspection of your property and look for things that could potentially attract unwanted animals such as skunks, raccoons, rats, beavers, etc. We will analyze your property intensively, from looking for holes under your decks to cutting off tree branches hanging on top of your roofs (some animals, like raccoons, are smart enough to climb trees to gain access to your chimney). We often look for food sources like trash bins and vegetable gardens, these things can attract animals like magnets.
Animal Proofing For Raccoons
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 Michigan 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.
Just how does one start such a business? There are lots of ways to start a business, but starting this one off on the wrong foot is going to cost you!
A nuisance animal or nuisance wildlife control business is a career that is right for some people and definitely not right for others.
Let's start out with the job description:
Nuisance Wildlife Control Professional - Resolves nuisance wildlife complaints and prevents future ones. That is the job description in a nutshell albeit a bit oversimplified.
This description does not tell you that you will be climbing ladders, going into attics and crawlspaces and be challenged with wildlife on a daily basis. It goes with the territory.
What about education?
Most people who consider entering this career field have some knowledge of wildlife. They might come from a hunting, trapping or fishing background. This is a helpful because any wildlife knowledge is helpful to the trade.
A college education or a self study program is a leg up on the rest of your competitors.
Education is a great thing and the more you have of it, the better your chances of success will be.
There are very few schools that teach you how to become a Nuisance Wildlife Control Professional. The schools that do exist normally only have a short course and no ongoing support program to ensure your success.
So where does that leave most people? Going it alone. They have to be the pioneer and figure out each step along the way. Make one miss-step and get ready to shell out your hard earned cash to fix that mistake.
Now, back to starting your business.
You must of course obtain business licenses and insurances. If you are going to run this business out of your home, you may need additional homeowners insurance to protect you in the event something happens to your home like a flood or fire.
You will also need training and equipment. Training is important as this is not a business where you can fly by the seat of your pants. Remember that miss-step I was talking about earlier? This is where it will bite you good.
Everyone needs to advertise market and sell their services. With so many marketing messages thrown at consumers each and every second of the day, you have to stay on top of things here. Unfortunately for most new businesses, they are so busy opening their business that they do not spend enough time on this very important part of their start up. Another miss-step.
Nobody ever said it was going to be easy running your own business. It is a challenge, but a challenge that can be a lot of fun if done properly.
If it is your heart's desire to make it happen, you will do it. With the proper vision, plan, equipment, training and system, you will forge ahead and break new grounds. Without these things in place, it is a recipe for a rough road ahead!
Squirrels are one of the most adaptable creatures. They can be found in many different locations around the world and in different environments. While their natural habitat is forested areas, they have easily adapted to urban life. Trees, scrubs and debris are for the most part where squirrels build their nests. At the same time however, attics and roofs can also easily become squirrel habitats. Attics, or roof crevices seem natural dwellings to these rodents because of their proximity to their natural habitats, trees. As a result, squirrels often find shelter in our homes and can create a series of problems.
The first thing you need to do when you are attempting squirrel removal from an attic is to make sure that you actually have squirrels. There are many other small animals that can get inside the house through small holes, such as mice, rats, snakes and other vermin. Animals as large as raccoons are known to get into houses; it is actually very common in certain parts of North America.
Squirrels, just like many other animals consider attics a good place to hide, during bad weather during certain seasons of the year. Once you have determined what type of animals you are sharing space with, you can do some research and familiarize yourself on the most proven removal methods. A good place to look for information is the Internet.
What you will find is that the best course of action would be to first determine the entry points. It is usually a hole in the siding of the roof, chimneys or even more obvious ones such as open window in the attic. Once you have determined the entry point get a set of wire traps with one way doors from your local hardware store. Bait and place the traps near the entry points. Once you capture the squirrels, make sure the nest is empty and there are no babies inside. If there are, remove them and reunite them with the adult squirrel in your garden.
Remove the nest and any debris from inside. Cover the obvious entry points and take a minute to inspect the exterior of your home for other possible entry points. Certain squirrel removal jobs are more complicated than others. If you are dealing with a more complicated squirrel removal situation, it is advised to contact a professional wildlife technician.
Animal control technicians have a lot more experience dealing with squirrel removal situations and as professionals they are more aware of the risks of performing animal control and removal. Removing wildlife from one's roof involves climbing on the roof, dealing with tools and potentially other unhealthy, unsanitary situations.
Looking For A Full-Service Wildlife Control Company
The capture and removal of nuisance animals in the home is only half of the problem. If the entryway to the house is not found, a new animal will take the old one's place. This is particularly true of the spaces under porches, decks, and sheds. These areas provide ideal habitat for a number of animals. Michigan Wildlife Removal can make sure that no animals invade your space again. Our exclusion barriers are built to last, and are 100% effective at keeping unwanted critters from getting back in.
We service Wayne, Monroe, Washtenaw, Livingston Counties. For dedicated assistance in these counties, give us a ring. For those of you in Oakland, Macomb, St Claire Counties, you may find us. We would be glad to help you with a nuisance animal problem, and will do everything we can to ensure that the animal doesn't return once it is removed – safely, humanely, and affordably. We operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and would be glad to take your call and help you deal with an animal problem. Give us a call for a consultation anytime!
Are Bat Droppings Dangerous
After all animals have been removed from the premises, we offer services for animal proofing and exclusion, to prevent animal problems in the future. We also provide these services for houses, buildings, etc where animals are not currently present but are desired to be kept out. We offer animal proofing for decks, porches, sheds, stoops, chimneys, bathroom fan vents, stove vents, roof vents, gable vents, attic fans, eaves, soffit openings, foundations, and more. We also specialize in bat exclusions and proofing; chimney caps, and fan and vent screenings.