Humane Animal Trapping Near Wixom MI For Pest Critters
Providing gentle, humane wildlife removal service in Wixom Michigan and the surrounding areas. We are devoted to preserving the balance between people and nature.
Our team of skilled wildlife technicians in Wixom 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 Wixom 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 Wixom wildlife control and pest prevention.
Nuisance Animal Capture and Removal
A groundhog belongs to a big group of ground squirrels called marmots, of which there are fifteen species. They are often referred to as whistle pigs, land, beavers, or woodchucks. Groundhogs extensively burrow and primarily eat vegetation. Because of these two factors they are consider a big garden pest. If left alone, a groundhog family could very easy eat a food crop in a short amount of time. If it appears that there is an infestation, or the start of an infestation it is imperative to get rid of them.
There are many ways to do away with groundhogs. All gardeners have their own preferred method. Some want to do away with them humanely without resorting to killing them. Others just want them gone efficiently and quickly. After you get rid of the groundhog, it is necessary that you watch out for a reappearance of a groundhog population.
If it does not bother you using chemicals in your mission to do away with the groundhog, a relative humane way to do so is by using ammonia. It is a quick-acting way to get a groundhog to move away. It may sound brutal and inhumane but if you handle it correctly, the groundhog inhabitants will move away without having to kill them. The way it works is by causing their burrows to be distasteful to them. With a distasteful burrow, they will journey on their own to another area of land away from the garden.
To use the ammonia method you want to wait until you have sunny days and warm temperatures, usually summer or spring. Otherwise, you will not get the groundhog to leave their burrow. If you can find it buy some cloudy or sudsy ammonia but if you cannot find it make your own. Use one part water with seven parts ammonia along with a couple of tablespoons of dish or laundry detergent and mix. Spray it around the entrance and just inside their borrow. Once the smell gets into the burrow, they will depart in a couple of days, unless they have babies. In this case, they will leave find another burrow. Once the parents are settled, they will return for their babies. This could take several days.
Another way that is not toxic is to use a safe trap. Groundhogs are intelligent animals so you will have to be tolerant until you can catch them. Once you catch one you can either relocate them yourself or have an animal control office do so. Start out leaving it unset and open with a little amount of vegetation in it so they can get use to a safe meal Several days later you can set the trap to catch the groundhog for relocation.
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.
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.
Odorless Skunk Control Services Are Possible
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.
Attic remediation is a common service offered by wildlife removal businesses. Attic remediation sometimes becomes necessary when there has been an animal infestation in the attic area. Prolonged infestations often leave large amounts of waste and urine in the attic and the only way to rid the fierce odor is to remediate all the damaged insulation, sanitize the attic, and place new insulation down. Call the animal removal company listed in your area for attic restoration. If your area is not listed in my directory, email me and I will recommend a company. Attic remediation sometimes goes hand-in-hand with wildlife problems because of the damage they can cause to your attic. It is nice to have a company that can deal with all problems associated with nuisance wildlife instead of having to hire separate companies for different services.
Have you been hearing strange noises in your house at night? Are you concerned that something is living inside your attic? This can be a scary and concerning experience for homeowners, especially when you don't know what the noise is or where it's coming from. If you have been hearing strange noises, especially at night, these are signs of a wildlife or rodent infestation.
Wild animals such a squirrels, raccoons, possums, rodents and even bats can move into your home's attic or crawl space. While you are terrified in your bed, trying to get your rest; these animals are throwing a party in your attic! They quickly make your home theirs; they will nest, mate, have babies, poop, pee, eat and then go to sleep peacefully. All while your pulling your hair out trying to figure out what to do.
The types of noises you may be hearing can range from chewing vibrations, hard thumping, scratching or even worse; moans, cries and growling. Bats do not make as much noise, however you may hear very light, yet high pitched squeaking noises. If you're hearing these type of noises and you believe that you have a wildlife infestation here are some tips to help you out, so you know exactly what you need to do from here.
First things first, you need to inspect your entire property and look for any entry points. This includes the roof top, soffit breaks, attic vents and even under the home. If there are animals nesting in your attic, they got in there somehow, someway. With larger animals these spots will be easy to point out and you will clearly see the damage where they were entering and exiting. However, with smaller animals such as rats and bats, it may be more difficult to locate these entry points. You will need to look for any and all holes that are larger than a quarter. Also with rats and bats you will see black marks around any entry points. Once you have located entry points, you will need to make the necessary repairs. Every home owner's situation will be different; repairs can range from simply patching a hole, all the way to replacing an entire roof!
After fixing any damage or access points, now is when you will need to trap and remove the animals. You can purchase live traps for larger animals and you can purchase rat traps for the rats. However, when it comes to bats, it is highly suggested that you hire a licensed professional wildlife trapper to remove the bats, as there are strict laws and regulations in place to protect this important species. If you remove the bats incorrectly or at the wrong time of year, you can be hit with heavy fines. So, when it comes to bats please make sure to hire a professional animal removal company.
As far as the other animals, you can easily remove these animals yourself, if you feel comfortable doing so. Be very careful as wild animals are known to carry rabies and rabies is a deadly disease, with no known cure. If you do not feel comfortable trapping and removing the wildlife, there are plenty of companies that offer wildlife removal services. What these companies will do is provide an inspection. They will locate the damaged areas and entry points for you, find out what type of animal it is, set up the traps and remove the animals for you.
Then the wildlife trapping company will offer an exclusion service, where they will seal off the holes and repair the damage that is allowing the wild animals access to your home. These are all things that you can do yourself, but I always recommend hiring a professional because the company should offer you a warranty. In fact, if they do not offer a warranty do not go with that company, as they are not professionals. Professionals will always stand by their work and offer renewable warranties. Also check for reviews online before hiring a wildlife trapping company.
Once you have controlled the wildlife problem, it's important to perform some follow up work to prevent the problem from happening again. Here are some tips: trim away all tree and bush branches that are close to your home. Animals can follow the branches on to your roof top. Remove all dog and cat food from outside after the animals are finished eating; as this is one of the biggest culprits to bring wildlife to your home. Another culprit is the bird feeder, as rats and squirrels love the bird seed. If you've been hearing things in your attic, I hope you find this information helpful and I wish you luck in getting rid of the wildlife problem. To learn more about dealing with noises in the attic, click for more information about animal removal and wildlife control.
Bat Exclusion Services
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.
Attic Restoration: If wildlife has inhabited the attic of your home or building, attic restoration is an important part of a complete wildlife control solution. Attic restoration basically means restoring your attic to the good, clean condition it was in before wildlife decided to move in and make a mess of things. Animals in attics can cause the following problems: Lots of poop and urine in the insulation, Nesting material and food debris through the attic, Odor problems inside the home, Growth of mold on contaminated attic areas, Parasites, roundworm, and other pathogens, Pheromone scent that can attract new wildlife. So it's important to address these problems by cleaning, decontaminating, and restoring the attic to its original state. This is done through several steps. The proper training and equipment is required, such as a HEPA filter mask and biohazard suit, as seen to the right. Attic restoration can be quick and cheap, or intensive and expensive, depending on the amount that needs to be cleaned. Homeowner's insurance may cover the cost.
Wild Animal Control For Homes Is Now More Complicated Than Ever
Wildlife Under Stoop and Decks: Animals under decks and stoops in Michigan 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.