If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Sterling Heights 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 Sterling Heights, and I recommend the following:
Cell Phone: 586-477-4584
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Macomb County Animal Services: (586) 469-5115
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 586-477-4584
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 Macomb 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 Sterling Heights wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Sterling Heights 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.
Sterling Heights 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 Sterling Heights 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 Sterling Heights 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 Sterling Heights 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 Sterling Heights 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 Sterling Heights pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Sterling Heights 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 Sterling Heights trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Sterling Heights 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 Sterling Heights. 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 Sterling Heights 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 Sterling Heights. And remember, we are a private business, not Macomb County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (586) 469-5115.
Macomb County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Cell Phone: 586-477-4584
Sterling Heights Wildlife Tip #1:
What is a good way to flush out an mouse or rat from your attic? - Mouse or rats may be amazing creatures but let's be honest; when they live in their natural habitats, for example the woods, we don't care much for or about them. It is when they have the nerve to move their skinny little backsides into our attics and basements that we start to really give a damn about the creatures and perhaps not in a good way either! Of course, the first thing that many people turn to when they have an animal invasion, especially from a creature that they know very little about, like the mouse or rat, is the internet. This can be both a good and a bad resource, depending on which way you look at it, and also how gullible you are. Just type the words "flushing out an mouse or rat from the attic" into any internet search engine and take a peek at some of the results. There will be ridiculous tricks and hints that would never work to remove the animal, crazy liquids designed to repel, bizarre electronic gadgets designed to deter - did you ever really think that any of these things would work? Would it even be worth you wasting your time in trying them? There is no point in taking risks with a wild animal, especially one with sharp teeth and claws like the mouse or rat, one that carries so many disease like the mouse or rat, and one that you don't' know that much about like the mouse or rat. In reality, the first thing that you should be looking at doing is turning your computer or laptop on, but for a very different reason - to give the guys in green a call, (the local wildlife professionals) to get the job done properly and effectively!
Sterling Heights Wildlife Tip #2:
Palm rat - The true palm rat is native to India and is not a natural resident of North America. Roof rats are sometimes called palm rats, though they are not really the same subspecies. The common roof rat is a nuisance animal of the most devious caliber. Rats are very persistent, resilient, stubborn creatures. They will often learn the habits of the humans around them and adapt to those activities. Roof rats are exceptional climbers, frequently scaling telephone poles and trees to access rooftops. If any opening in the building's exterior exists, the roof rat will find it. This is why home maintenance is so vital to proper pest control. If that rats can't get inside then they can never become an issue. Roofs are commonly overlooked when it comes to a home inspection, and vents or eaves are often damaged by weather. These locations do not have to be open much wider than an inch in order for a rat to slip through. Once these animals are inside of your home they will go right to work chewing on wires and support materials. One rat will almost always mean more rats, and without quick action, your home will become infested in a short amount of time.
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 586-477-4584, for a price quote for Sterling Heights wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Sterling Heights, MI.