If you have a problem with wildlife in your Greater Lansing 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 Greater Lansing, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Ingham County Animal Services: 517-676-8370
Michigan Animal Control, LLC 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 Michigan Animal Control, LLC 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 517-220-9607 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:
Michigan Animal Control, LLC is a full-service Greater Lansing wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Greater Lansing pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Michigan Animal Control, LLC 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.
Greater Lansing 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 Greater Lansing raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Michigan Animal Control, LLC. 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 Greater Lansing 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 Greater Lansing 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 Greater Lansing 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 Greater Lansing pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Greater Lansing 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 Greater Lansing trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Greater Lansing 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. Michigan Animal Control, LLC does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Michigan Animal Control, LLC. 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. Michigan Animal Control, LLC also provides dead animal removal in Greater Lansing. 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 Greater Lansing 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 Greater Lansing. And remember, we are a private business, not Ingham County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at 517-676-8370. Ingham 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.
Greater Lansing Wildlife Tip #1:
What to do when you have opossums in your garden - There is no doubt that we all love to have wild animals running around in our yards and gardens, but not when it comes to rather annoying creatures such as the opossum that can cause a great many problems; all of which you are going to need to resolve. Not only will they have a good root through your garbage cans, causing them to tip over, but they will also steal food from your pets, trample all over your plants, and will even have a good old munch through your fruit trees and vegetable patches if you do not sort the problem. Understanding the opossum is your best tool to fight against it, but this can be difficult when you consider that it is a normally nocturnal creature that will rarely venture out throughout the day. This will make it hard to recognize the patterns, but there will be a few tell tale signs such as droppings, knocked over garbage cans and even trampled plants. The opossum will make a home pretty much anywhere although it does seem to love wooded areas near to streams. However, your porch, decking, steps, attic, basement, within the walls of your home and even the outbuildings that surround it will make for the perfect opossum home, and you will find that it could bring even more problems still, such as disease. You have many options open to you if you deiced you cannot live with your opossum anymore, and among the popular methods you will find preventions, such as fencing, as well as extermination through poisons and kill traps, trapping and releasing, and even various repellants. The right method for you will very much depend on your situation.
Greater Lansing Wildlife Tip #2:
Skunk house damage photo - There are many different websites on the Internet that provide pictures of all things skunk. When doing your research, especially when it comes to looking up house damage photos from a skunk, make sure you are on a credible website. Anyone can post whatever they want on the Internet, and personal websites or blogs will often have what people assume is skunk damage. In reality, the things you see on websites might not be accurate at all. People can easily misconstrue what is really storm damage or age deterioration for animal damage. For the best, most accurate information, look for a professional website. Government agencies, colleges, and wildlife companies usually all have reliable pictures for the public to view. When in doubt, you can usually tell a skunk by the smell that accompanies it. If the animal isn't hanging around the home, but seems to be at the edges of your yard, a wildlife camera may also provide you with the proof you need.
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 Michigan Animal Control, LLC, any time of day, at 517-220-9607, for a price quote for Greater Lansing wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Greater Lansing, MI.