Humane Animal Trapping Near Waterford MI For Pest Critters
Providing gentle, humane wildlife removal service in Waterford Michigan and the surrounding areas. We are devoted to preserving the balance between people and nature.
Our team of skilled wildlife technicians in Waterford 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 Waterford 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 Waterford wildlife control and pest prevention.
How To Scare Away Raccoons Living In My Attic
It is important to know about the common types of wildlife diseases if you live near wooded areas, frequently participate in outdoor activities, own pets, or work with animals. Infectious diseases carried by wild animals can be spread to both humans and pets. These are called zoonotic diseases, and there are more than 150 known to exist. Continue reading to learn about 3 specific zoonotic diseases that are frequently carried and spread by common North American wildlife.
Rabies is one of the most well-known and feared infectious viral diseases. It is caused by a viral agent called Rhabdovirus, and it is transmitted via animal bite, which allows the contaminated saliva to enter the victim's blood stream. Symptoms vary and gradually get worse as the disease progresses, but common symptoms often include fever, malaise, confusion, disorientation, muscle paralysis, convulsions, excessive drooling, panting, and eventually, death.
For animals, Rabies is almost always fatal; once the disease has developed, there is no cure or treatment for dogs or cats. On the other hand, humans rarely die from Rabies because there are treatments available for people who are bitten by a rabid animal. Common carriers include raccoons, coyotes, foxes, bats, and skunks.
Although not as well-known as Rabies, Leptospirosis is another serious zoonotic disease carried and transmitted by wild animals. It is a bacterial infection caused by spirochaete bacteria of the genus, Leptospira. Common carriers include skunks, raccoons, deer, rabbits, moles, and opossums. But unlike Rabies, Leptospirosis is not transmitted by contaminated saliva; instead, it is transmitted through contaminated urine of an infected animal. Transmission occurs when infected urine, soil, or water comes into contact with abraded or wounded skin, or when ingested. Sometimes, a dog might drink from an infected puddle on the ground.
Most human cases of Leptospirosis are mild, and some people do not show signs of the infection at all. But if left untreated, Leptospirosis can lead to meningitis, which is a condition that causes the tissue membranes around the brain to swell. And this can be fatal. Treatment for humans and pets generally includes antibiotics, glucose and salt solution infusions, and in severe cases, dialysis.
Raccoon roundworm goes by many names, and it's not exclusively carried and spread by raccoons. Scientifically, it is called Baylisascaris Procyonis. But its condition is known as cutaneous and visceral larval migrans. These are basically worms that penetrate the skin and localize in an area close to the surface, causing redness, inflammation, itchiness, and pain. Transmission occurs when the eggs of the parasite are ingested. They enter the intestinal track and migrate through the organs, towards the skin.
Ingestion of infected animal droppings are a common cause of transmission, as well as, ingesting food or water that is contaminated with the roundworm parasite. Severity of the infection depends on how many and which organs the parasites migrated to. If they migrate to the eyes, brain, or spinal cord, the damage can be irreversible.
Maintaining good hygiene, vaccinations, and pet vaccinations are effective methods for protecting yourself, your loved ones, and your pets from an infectious wildlife disease. Also, professional wildlife control services can be very beneficial because they can protect your property from potential animal intrusions, damages, and dangers.
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.
To clean the attic, I not only remove all of the waste by hand, I use special cleaners, including an enzyme-based cleaner that eliminates any biohazard organic waste from animals, including droppings and urine. I use the electric powered atomizer as shown in the below photo, which creates a fine mist that flows through the whole attic and gets every nook and cranny, for 100% coverage and cleanup. To protect myself against insulation fibers and animal biohazard, I wear a disposable Tyvek suit and I wear the respirator mask, as shown above. This fogging machine, also called an atomizer, sprays my cleaning solution in a fine mist that permeates the entire attic, and makes certain attic cleanup scenarios easy. In a case like this, in which the homeowner did not want total insulation replacement, the enzyme-based cleaner in the atomizer does a good job of breaking down and sanitizing the contaminated areas of the attic. If your attic has wildlife waste or animal poop, then this is one method that can kill harmful pathogens along with the odor. Homeowner's insurance will pay for attic cleanup and restoration in the case of raccoon damage, because of the potential health risks.
Looking for Wildlife Control or Bat Removal Services?
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.
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.
Platinum Wildlife Removal is a full-service wildlife control company serving Oakland County MI 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 Michigan 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 Oakland County pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 248-667-7796 - 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!
Nuisance Animal Capture and Removal
Denver is plagued with many animal control problems. The recent problem with squirrels having bubonic plague is only one of them. Plague is an ancient disease and occurs in irregular cycles in many parts of the world including the United States.
What do you do if you have a sick squirrel on your property?
Do not attempt to capture the animal. Plague is transmitted by flea bites and any contact with wildlife may transfer the fleas to you.
The first call should be to a wildlife professional that is trained to remove the animal. If the animal appears lethargic, sluggish or just is not acting right, it may need to be taken to a Health Department for testing.
Distemper is another common disease that infects raccoons in Denver, Aurora, Lakewood, Golden and other cities in the Denver Metro area.
Symptoms of distemper are a goopy discharge from the eyes, the eyes sunken into the head, a sluggish or drunken appearance while walking and disorientation. The animal is usually not aggressive; it just appears "out of it".
A wildlife professional has the proper equipment and training to safely and effectively handle any potentially diseased animal. Distemper is not transmittable to humans, but your pets can acquire the disease. Make sure they are protected from the disease through vaccination from your Veterinarian.
Prevention is the key to stop animals from living in your home. Take a look at the outside of the home and make sure that vents are screened, rooflines sealed and chimneys capped.
Colorado is host to many wildlife diseases such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lime Disease, Hantavirus, Distemper and Rabies. By protecting your property from infestation, you will prevent most wildlife occurrences.
If you suspect your home has been invaded by unwanted guests, have a Wildlife Professional inspect it as soon as possible.
Sometimes a homeowners insurance policy can cover the remediation of insulation when you have had a nuisance wildlife infestation. This depends on the insurance company and the type of policy you have purchased through them. Some insurance companies will say no coverage for urine / feces related damage. Nuisance animals will also burrow through insulation and make tunnels throughout the attic space. This can commonly mat down the insulation and cause damage to the insulation itself by changing R-Value in the contaminated insulation. This is something that can be mentioned when the insurance company says they do not cover urine or droppings from nuisance wildlife animals. Contact me to have a wildlife professional provide attic restoration services. Decontamination of the attic using bacteria killing remedies is key to eliminate wildlife scent from your attic.
Dead Raccoon Clean Up
Imagine the scenario: you're sitting around late one fall evening with your family, watching television. You have been hearing odd noises in your attic for some time, but assume it's just the mice that you have problems with every fall, or the birds that have a nest in your eaves that you haven't taken down. Then, you walk into the kitchen to get a snack, and run right into a confrontation with a bat. What do you do?
After you're done panicking and running away from the bat, you should calmly assess the situation and try to see if the bat made its way out of your home or not. If you find the bat again, then you need to call a bat removal Massachusetts specialist. If you don't find the bat, you should still call, and potentially call more so because you can't find the bat than if you did. Just because you can't find them doesn't mean that they are gone. On the contrary, one lost bat in your house usually points to a whole batty family making themselves at home in your attic.
You shouldn't take into consideration the time of day or the expense of bat removal Massachusetts. Living in a house with bats is very dangerous. They can bite you without you even knowing it if you are sleeping and their guano creates toxic air for you to breathe. If you cannot get a bat removal Massachusetts company out to your home right away, you need to consider staying somewhere else to keep your family safe and healthy until the bat problem is solved. It might seem like if you leave them alone it will be fine, but do you really want to jeopardize your family by taking that risk?
Bat removal Massachusetts is a very popular industry, because bats are so prominent in the Northeast United States. The majority of companies that you call will offer bat removal and exclusion programs, which will get the bats out of your home and keep them out for a few years to come. No one company can guarantee you a bat-free lifetime, because wear and age can create more gaps and cracks in your home down the road, no matter how solid it was built or how well it was repaired. These tiny cracks and gaps are like a neon welcome sign to bats and other creatures looking for a warm dry nest. Take the time to check for these things on a regular basis and you'll have a much better chance of keeping the bats out for good.