If you have a problem with wildlife in your Kalamazoo 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 Kalamazoo, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Kalamazoo County Animal Services: (269) 383-8775
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 Kalamazoo wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Kalamazoo 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.
Kalamazoo 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 Kalamazoo 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 Kalamazoo 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 Kalamazoo 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 Kalamazoo 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 Kalamazoo pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Kalamazoo 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 Kalamazoo trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Kalamazoo 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 Kalamazoo. 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 Kalamazoo 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 Kalamazoo. And remember, we are a private business, not Kalamazoo County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (269) 383-8775. Kalamazoo 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.
Kalamazoo Wildlife Tip #1:
Raccoon removal tips - The best raccoon removal tips come from a professional, and if you're trying to get rid of a raccoon in your building, you might just want to hire someone to help you. But, if you're just looking for tips, here are some that might make life easier. Tip number one: Hire a professional. Yes, it seems redundant to say it again, but most states don't legally allow homeowners to trap and relocate raccoons on their own. These are smart creatures with a likelihood of dangerous illness, so having someone around who knows what they're doing is always helpful. Tip number two: Learn what type of trap is best. There are a number of traps out there; some lethal, some live catch. If you're just looking to get rid of the raccoon, there's no need to kill it. If you know what size cage trap to purchase and know how to set it without alarming the animal, then there's no reason to go the lethal route. Tip number three: Don't put the trap inside the building. Remember that raccoons live in the building, and unlike rats, they don't depend on the interior of the home for food. The raccoon will be in and out after food. Place your trap near the entry hole or attached to it if you can.
Kalamazoo Wildlife Tip #2:
Dead wild animal smell under your house - There is nothing worse than figuring out you have a mini animal invasion in your home. That is, of course, unless the reason you have discovered that you have an animal invasion in your home is by the smell that a rotting carcass leaves behind. This means many things - firstly, you have a rotting animal somewhere in your home that you possible will not be able to find. Secondly, the smell is awful and it will drive you bonkers. Thirdly - you are going to need to get rid of it, and this can take some figuring out, especially if the smell seems to be coming from the depths of your home. Thankfully, there are more than enough professionals out there to do this horrible and not in the slightest bit glamorous job for you, and this is the best way to deal with it, simply because you are likely to encounter many different problems along the way. The rotting smell is likely to stay in your home for months, and sometimes longer when the weather is warm, unless you get rid of it. You are also going to need to dispose of material that your dead wild animal will have come into contact with, not only because the dead animal may have stained it, but also because the smell will linger. On top of that, this smell is going to attract other things that will more than likely cause problems, for example, attracting mice, rats, beetles, insects, flies and the diseases that these can bring. You will also find that your wild animal will probably have come with a host of problems such as mites, fleas and ticks, and these are going to need to find new homes in the shape of your household cat or dog.
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 Kalamazoo wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Kalamazoo, MI.