If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Flint 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 Flint, and I recommend the following:
Cell Phone: 810-620-0533
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Genesee County Animal Services: (810) 732-1660
Critter 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 Critter 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 810-620-0533
to discuss your critter problem and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment.
When hiring a company to solve your wild animal problem, you want these features:
- Specializes in wildlife removal, not pest control
- Fully Michigan and Genesee County licensed and insured
- Works 7 days per week (critters don't take weekends off)
- Performs full building inspections: enters and inspects attic
- Performs exclusion repairs, with guarantee against animal re-entry
- Offers cleanup of biohazardous wildlife waste
Critter Control is a full-service Flint wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Flint pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Critter 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.
Flint 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 Flint raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Critter 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 Flint 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 Flint 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 Flint 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 Flint pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Flint 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 Flint trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Flint 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. Critter Control does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Critter 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
. Critter Control
also provides dead animal removal in Flint. 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 Flint 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 Flint. And remember, we are a private business, not Genesee County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (810) 732-1660.
Genesee County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Cell Phone: 810-620-0533
Flint Wildlife Tip #1:
What kind of bait is used for catching a raccoon - When it comes to the raccoon, you have as many choices for bait as there are isles in the grocery store. This animal is an omnivore and a scavenger. It will eat just about anything. That being said, when you use certain bait in a raccoon trap, you run the risk of luring in other animals like skunks, opossums, and feral (or domestic) cats. The last thing you want to do is explain to your neighbor why his or her cat is trapped in your yard. According to leading professionals, marshmallows are actually the best bait for a raccoon. These mammals are drawn to items that resemble eggs, and the marshmallow will provide a tasty treat not easily devoured in one bite. Though using good bait is helpful, this is only a small part of the successful trapping process. Even more important than bait is trap size, location, and set up. If you have a trap that is too far from the raccoon's path of travel or set up on uneven ground, you probably won't see a raccoon inside any time soon.
Flint Wildlife Tip #2:
Snake feces - Snake feces are not long but often globular piles of liquid-esc mush. The high moisture content of the feces is due to the fact that snakes excrete both solid and liquid waste from the same orifice. This opening at the base of the tail, called the cloaca, releases solid droppings as infrequently as the snake eats. Snake excrement can often be identified by the white cap of urea present in the sample. Beyond that, there are few outstanding characteristics to point fingers at the snake. Like all strict carnivores, snakes have very little fiber in their diets. This lack of filler makes their stool soft and full of fur, bones, and teeth. You can often tell the size of a snake by the remnants in the feces. A larger animal will be able to eat birds and rodents; smaller snakes must stick to insects and amphibians. Because of how infrequently snakes eliminate solid waste, it is very uncommon to find the feces on your property. Frequent sightings of waste that matches this description may be the result of another animal on the property. Make sure you can eliminate the possibility of other nuisance animals.
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 Critter Control, any time of day, at 810-620-0533, for a price quote for Flint wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Flint, MI.