If you have a problem with wildlife in your Calhoun County home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Michigan wildlife removal only. This is a specialty business, and regular pest control companies do not use the proper techniques to solve animal problems. I have spent many years reviewing Michigan and Calhoun County, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Calhoun County Animal Services: 989-797-4500
Advanced Wildlife & Pest Control specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats or mice in homes. Michigan also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Advanced Wildlife & Pest Control is specially trained in bat removal. They also perform general wildlife trapping services, such as the capture and removal of skunks or opossums on the
property. Call 269-679-6559 to discuss your critter problem and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment. Click here to learn more about what prices we charge in 2020.
When hiring a company to solve your wild animal problem, you want these features:
Advanced Wildlife & Pest Control is a full-service Calhoun County wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Calhoun County pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Advanced Wildlife & Pest Control performs a full inspection of the home or property, and determines why the animal(s) are there, and if inside a building, how the animals got inside. All
animals (including rodents) are trapped and removed, or if possible, removed from the building using special exclusion devices. Once the animals are gone, preventative repairs are essential, and
cleanup is sometimes recommended.
Calhoun County wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Michigan to trap without a license. Trap type is very important and there are many different types, bait is somewhat relevant, trap placement is vital, and there are dozens of small things that are very important to know. Safety is a concern. Then once the animal is trapped, it must be removed and dealt with in the proper manner according to Michigan law. We offer Calhoun County raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Advanced Wildlife & Pest Control. Many types of animals like to live in attics. This includes squirrels, raccoons, rats, mice, bats, birds, and even possums. Critters like to go into attics for a safe place to live and raise their young. Removing animals from attics is very complex work, partly because of the presence of baby animals. If you need Calhoun County squirrel removal, we can remove all the squirrels from your attic, and seal out any future ones. Read more about how to get rid of squirrels.
Rodent control must be done in a very specific way. First off, the most important thing is that all the openings that rats and mice can use to enter a house be sealed. Then all the rodents must be physically trapped and removed. Never, ever use poison! Most Calhoun County exterminators will just use this lazy poison technique to kill rodents, and it causes more harm than good - dead stinky rats, and it doesn't solve the problem. Call us for correct Calhoun County rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Michigan is known to have colonizing bats who often live in buildings. Bats love attics. If not removed, the colony can grow to a very large size over the years. The bat droppings are often corrosive and cause health risks. The same goes for bird droppings on or in buildings. We perform Calhoun County pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Calhoun County bat removal. We remove 100% of the bat colony and seal the building so that it's totally bat-proof. Read more about how to get rid of bats.
If you have animals inside a house, no job is complete without proper exclusion repairs. If you simply hire a Calhoun County trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Calhoun County wildlife control company that identifies 100% of the animal entry points into your building, and seals them shut with professional repairs. In addition, in many cases animals have left waste or contamination behind, and you'll want a company that can provide professional cleaning services. Advanced Wildlife & Pest Control does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Advanced Wildlife & Pest Control. We also trap and remove animals that destroy lawns, such as moles, or digging animals. Sometimes animals like opossums will live under buildings, steal pet food, raid garbage cans, etc. Read about how to get rid of opossums. Skunks commonly live under sheds or decks, and set up a den. We can trap and remove them without them spraying. Read about how to get rid of skunks. Advanced Wildlife & Pest Control also provides dead animal removal in Calhoun County. If you need help with any other wildlife conflict, from a fox, beaver, groundhog, or any other critter, we can solve it. We also do Calhoun County snake removal - most of the snakes in Michigan are not venomous, but call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes in Calhoun County. And remember, we are a private business, not Calhoun County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at 989-797-4500. Calhoun County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Every wildlife removal situation is different, from the species of animals involved, the location of the animal inside a house or outside, the extent of repairs or cleanup, etc. It's impossible to give one-size-fits-all prices. Examples MIGHT include:
Small Job: For example, a one-stop job to remove an animal in the yard: $100 on up
Medium Job: For example, getting critters out of your house with minor repairs: $300 on up
Large Job: For example, a project involving many service trips and complex work: $500 on up
Give us a phone call now and tell us about your wildlife issue and we will be able to give you a price estimate over the phone. If you're cool with it, we can schedule a same-day or next-day appointment if you like. Our prices are fair, and a good value because we do the job right, the first time.
Calhoun County Wildlife Tip #1:
What attracts unwanted wild animals to your neighborhood or houses? - Learning what attracts unwanted wild animals is perhaps one of the greatest tools at your disposal in order to prevent them from coming back in the future. It is also a good idea if you have heard stories of local homes in your neighborhood being invaded by the strange looking creatures. Of course, there are a few obvious points that you will need to look out for, such as a food source, and also some that may not be quite so obvious to you, such as a wood pile. However, once you have learned about what attracts the unwanted wild animal to your property, you can then take active steps to avoid it coming back in the future. The food source is the main one, as it is with most wild animals. The bird feeder that drops bird feed on the floor - that is a prime target for a wandering unwanted wild animal, as is the garbage can that contains all of your leftovers which will end up being a tasty delight for the scavenging marsupial. Once you eliminate these food sources out of the equation, your unwanted wild animal will have nothing to eat and will therefore decide to look elsewhere. The same applies to a warm and cozy home, which a mother unwanted wild animal will definitely be looking for. This could be something like your attic, a wood pile in the yard, the space underneath the stairs leading to your house, under your porch, or even in a wood stump. Once you have closed off all entrance and exit points to your home, such as the gap under the porch, your unwanted wild animal will have to look elsewhere for a place to stay warm and dry, and the same applies when you remove the wood pile or stump from your yard. One thing that a lot of people do not realize, especially if they have once fallen prey to an unwanted wild animal invasion in their home, is that the urine of the unwanted wild animal will often attract other unwanted wild animals. This means that once you have safely removed a squatting unwanted wild animal from your home, you must get rid of all traces left behind by it; that means urine, feces, etc. this helps to prevent the threat of disease as well as the threat of another unwanted wild animal making your home its own.
Calhoun County Wildlife Tip #2:
Skunk in the yard damage - Most people hate a skunk in the yard because of the damage the nuisance critters can cause. Skunks eat a variety of things, which makes them easy to trap, but when it comes to living in the wild, skunks eat a lot of insects and grubs. This drive to find creepy crawling things can bring a skunk into your yard. Thick grass, especially in a yard with poor drainage, will encourage the growth of bugs and their larvae. Skunks will be thrilled to find such a place. The mammals will take their time digging up your sod and turning it over. By the time you discover the damage, half of your yard looks like someone went out and dug up a dozen bones. While annoying, this kind of damage is easy to fix. Most of the time you just need to go over and pat down the sod. Sometimes you will have to reseed the area, especially if the damage has been extensive or happened in a place where you couldn't catch it early. There are no repellents on the market to combat the damage skunks do in a yard, but proper yard cleanup can go a long way to preventing skunks from coming onto the lawn in the first place.
Michigan Wildlife Information:
Michigan State bird: American robin
State mammal: White-tailed deer
State reptile: Painted turtle
State fish: Brook trout
Michigan is a state that tends to get bombarded with snow and storms due to its location in the arms of the Great Lakes. The state is also relatively flat, though it has a nice mix of grassland and forest and some moderate hills. Pine trees are numerous in this part of the country, and they provide shelter for the plentiful animals that must survive a long, cold winter. Most of the state experiences a short, warm summer, but it is often filled with storms coming in off the bordering lakes. Due to the long winters and the cooler overall temperatures, most of the animals in this state are ones that are comfortable surviving in poor conditions when food is covered by feet of snow.
Michigan is densely populated in the regions along the Great Lakes, but it offers a fair share of wilderness areas as well. In these sparsely populated zones you will find large grazing animals like elk, mule deer, and white-tailed deer. These herbivores ultimately draw in predators like cougars, wolves, coyotes, and bears. It's not common for bears to prey on the young of large grazers, but if food is scarce the bears can be agile, dangerous hunters. Such large creatures are not usually the concern of homeowners, even those in rural settings. Wolves and coyotes can be dangerous during seasons when food is limited. Some coyotes will adapt to urban settings. These canines are considered significantly more dangerous than coyotes in the wild. An urban coyote will not hesitate to scale a fence with the purpose of attacking a house pet.
Large animals, though they can be pests, are not as troublesome as smaller creatures like raccoons and skunks. There are a number of animals that will invade a home. Raccoons, opossums, squirrels, rats, and mice are the most frequent offenders. In Michigan, there are also Indiana bats. These small bats are very rare and disturbing one of their roosts-even if it's in your own home-is illegal.
Aquatic animals are also found in this state. River otters are very common, along with beavers and muskrats. Michigan has the water shrew, too, a large semi-aquatic rodent that is active at night near streams and lakes, and only has a lifespan of about 18 months.
You can always call Advanced Wildlife & Pest Control, any time of day, at 269-679-6559, for a price quote for Calhoun County wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Calhoun County, MI.