If you have a problem with wildlife in your Monroe 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 Monroe County, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Monroe County Animal Services: 734-243-3669
Frank's Wildlife Removal 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 Frank's Wildlife Removal 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 734-418-4035 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:
Frank's Wildlife Removal is a full-service Monroe County wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Monroe County pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Frank's Wildlife Removal 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.
Monroe 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 Monroe County raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Frank's Wildlife Removal. 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 Monroe 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 Monroe 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 Monroe 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 Monroe County pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Monroe 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 Monroe County trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Monroe 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. Frank's Wildlife Removal does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Frank's Wildlife Removal. 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. Frank's Wildlife Removal also provides dead animal removal in Monroe 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 Monroe 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 Monroe County. And remember, we are a private business, not Monroe County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at 734-243-3669. Monroe 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.
Monroe County Wildlife Tip #1:
What time does nocturnal wild animal go out to get food? - In order to effectively remove the nocturnal wild animal problem from your house, let's say for example, it's currently claiming squatter's rights in your attic, you must have some useful bits of information. These animals are smart - they have been around since the age of the dinosaurs after all! One of the most useful things that you can learn about the nocturnal wild animal is the time at which they go out to feed - this will essentially better help you to set traps, figure out when to block entrances and exits, and generally start on your plan to remove the annoying creature from your attic. Take a look at the sounds that you hear noise from the nocturnal wild animal - it's usually when you are in bed. This gives you some idea of when they are most active. They are nocturnal creatures by nature, although they are venturing out in daylight hours more and more these days, especially as they seem to becoming rather used to people and rural living. However, you will often find that your friendly nocturnal wild animal will wake up at around 9pm, potter out to work, (as in search for food) at around 9/10pm, and then head home for a good night's sleep at around 4am. This gives you plenty of time to block exits, work out where they are getting in and out from and set traps in the right areas. Your main priority at this time may be evicting the nocturnal wild animal completely from your property, but in actual fact by doing this, you are just encouraging other nocturnal wild animals and wild animals to come running. Rather than looking at getting rid of the animal completely, why not consider placing a nest box at the end of your yard? This gives the animal somewhere that it is "allowed" to live, and it will help remove the problem from your attic at least!
Monroe County Wildlife Tip #2:
Noise in the yard skunks - Skunks make an array of sounds, some of which are remarkably like those of other animals. A skunk chirp is often indistinguishable from a bird chirp, and they can also make a squealing sound akin to that of a pig. They growl, grunt, and chatter. Just like other wild animals, skunks are most vocal when around other skunks, when they are with young, when they are feeling frightened, and when it is breeding season. If you hear skunks out in your yard it means there is something out there luring them to the space. You will never be able to keep skunks out all of the time unless you install a perimeter fence. The best thing you can hope for is to take away your property's appeal. This means cleaning up any fallen fruit from fruit trees, putting away pet food bowls, keeping garbage closed in containers until pickup day, and make sure compost piles are underground. You should also do your best to protect any vegetable gardens. Insects are one of the primary food sources of skunks, and long grass in your yard will hold in moisture and breed bugs. Keep your lawn mowed and you'll see fewer skunks.
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 Frank's Wildlife Removal, any time of day, at 734-418-4035, for a price quote for Monroe County wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Monroe County, MI.