If you have a problem with wildlife in your Shiawassee 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 Shiawassee County, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call the County Animal Services: 989-797-4500
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 989-292-3197 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 Shiawassee County wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Shiawassee 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.
Shiawassee 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 Shiawassee 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 Shiawassee 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 Shiawassee 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 Shiawassee 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 Shiawassee County pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Shiawassee 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 Shiawassee County trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Shiawassee 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 Shiawassee 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 Shiawassee 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 Shiawassee County. And remember, we are a private business, not the County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at 989-797-4500. the 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.
Shiawassee County Wildlife Tip #1:
What sort of bait catches a nuisance wild animal? - When wild creatures inhabit your home, you would be forgiven for thinking of things like bait and traps straight away. However useful this may be to get rid of the original problem, it is more than wise to look at the bigger picture, especially when it comes to avoiding the problem from ever returning again in the future. The best kind of trap can be bought fairly easily, especially online, and the right sort of bait to catch a nuisance wild animal is cat food, road kill, sweet fruit or seeds. However, once you have removed the creature from your life, what are you going to do next? If you decide to sit around and do nothing, you are just increasing the risks of having another nuisance wild animal or wild animal coming into your home or land. This is where the following preventative measures come into play: The first thing that you should do, regardless of whether the animal was in your home or not, is to make sure that any holes leading into your home is sealed to prevent any kind of wild animal from entering your beloved home. You might not see any holes, but look at the chimney - is this covered? What about the holes for the air conditioning units? How about your windows? Are these covered with screens? All of these things are potentially door ways for your little wild animals! Any kind of artificial creature can be used in the right against wild imposters, and as stupid as this may sound, these dummies have been shown to work on various wild animals. You could throw an owl in a tree, a hawk on your roof, or even snakes in the lawn - these can all work as a deterrent in the fight against the nuisance wild animal. Finally, have you thought about using cayenne pepper? No animal likes spicy stuff up their noise, so by sprinkling this strong powder around your fruit trees and flower gardens, you could be doing your part to keep the animals away.
Shiawassee County Wildlife Tip #2:
Do Wild animals Have Rabies - Rabies is a disease that has long been associated with stray dogs and raccoons, but it is fair to say that there are many different types of animals that can carry the disease, which is one that can be transmitted to humans. Much like any other animal, wild animals can be infected with rabies and can carry the disease, but it is worth noting that they aren't considered to be a particular threat as the percentage of animals with the disease is very small indeed. However, for anyone that is bitten by a wild animal, it is always good advice to go to a doctor and be checked for rabies, as it can be a very harmful condition indeed. One aspect that is worth mentioning when looking at the diseases that are carried by wild animals is that they are known as carriers of the disease that can lead to leprosy in humans. This is only to be found in a relatively small number of the wild animal population, and it is still very rare for this to be transmitted to humans. Indeed, the cases where transmission has occurred in recent years have all been linked with the consumption of wild animal meat that has been undercooked.
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 989-292-3197, for a price quote for Shiawassee County wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Shiawassee County, MI.