Michigan Wildlife Solutions- nuisance Wildlife Control
  Bat Removal Specialists • Bird Control Solutions • Poison Free Mice Control  Nuisance animal Trapping • Attic Restoration services
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Wildlife Prevention and Damage Control

Wildlife prevention is good to keep nuisance animals and attic pest out of your home. Wildlife proofing your home is essential when dealing with unwanted pest. Most wild animals are very territorial and will often come back to a home if the repairs not done right. We offer all types of repairs. Chimney caps, eves, gable vents, ridge vents, bathroom vent covers, caulking, screening, flashing, deck screening and more. We use caulking and roof sealant on all repairs. We never use spray foam for repairs! It looks awful and never last. The absolute only time for spray foam use is when controlling air flow and insulation purposes.  Always used from inside out, never outside in.  Below are some reasons for repairs:

Chimney Cap InstillationChimney Caps - Chimney caps ensure there will be no more raccoons, birds, or bats living in your fireplace. Typically a cap will not keep bats out so we recommend installing a 1/2" hardware cloth underneath the cap to keep bats. Out. If the fire place is natural gas a 1/4" hardware cloth can be used to ensure no bats will gain entry. There are many types of chimney caps for every flue size. We can choose the cap that best fits your chimney stack. 
 

Repairing and sealing EavesEave Repairs
 - Often times 
squirrels, birds or bats will enter your house through an eve area. Eves are areas where one roof line meets another roof line, creating a construction gap. Squirrels will get up under the gap and chew their way in. A bat will fold its body up and slide right in. Birds can make a nest inside the soffit blocking ventilation and also creates airborne bacteria. Repairs can be made with flashing or hardware cloth. 
  

Gable Vent Screening to keep critters outGable
Vents- Gable vents are vents that sit on the side of your house and provide ventilation. We often need to screen the top of these vents with galvanized hardware cloth. Screens from the inside will not keep the animals or birds from roosting or nesting under the louvers. Screens typically blend in with shadows making it less noticeable. Bats, birds and squirrels are the most common animals entering these areas.  

Ridge Vent Repairs and SealingRidge Vents
 - Ridge vents are vents that sit on top of the peak of your house
allowing ventilation. Even if there is a fiberglass screen underneath the bats will sit under the vent cap causing the screen to deteriorate.  Ridge should be nailed down tight to the roof line. Some metal caps like the one in the picture have a rubber insert in the end of them.  Sometimes these fall out or roofers forget to put them in.  Replacing the rubber insert or filling it in with hardware cloth and roof sealant will get the job done and keep critters out. Sometimes ridge vents are too bad and must be replaced. We can do that for you to.  
 

Bathroom Vent Covers to Keep Birds Out
Bird
Cages
- Cages over dryer vents and bathroom vents can prevent birds from nesting in your flex pipe causing your exhaust systems not to work. It's important to removal all of the debris from with in the flex pipe.  Sometimes this requires going into the attic to remove the flex pipe from the exhaust.  Once removed you can clean out the pipe and reattach it to the exhaust. Using hardware cloth instead of the vent cap can clog up sometimes. We don't recommend this method. 


Vent Guards to Keep Critters Out
Attic
Vent Cages- Cages over your attic and canned vents can prevent squirrels and raccoons from chewing through into your attic. This is also a good technique to keep birds out from underneath the vent as well.  Screens from the attic will prevent wild animals or birds from entering your attic, but will not prevent nesting under the vent.  Birds and squirrels will gather nesting material and make homes underneath the vent top.  Raccoons have often torn off these vent tops to make way into your attic. Applying these cages over your vents are sure to keep nuisance wildlife out of your attic. Cage covers typically come in a galvanized metal or a stainless steal depending on your liking.
 



Damaged Flashing Around a ChimneyFlashing
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Around chimneys and eves can prevent mice, squirrels, birds, bats and other wildlife from entering your attic and home. Flashing on bird feeder post can prevent raccoons and squirrels from eating your feed as they can not grip onto the post.  Shiny metal flashing above door ways and on wood siding can deter bats from roosting and wood peckers from pecking holes.  


 Deck
Fencing-
 For deck barriers we dig 18" barrier trench around decks and porches.  Then we install galvanized hardware cloth, 1/8", 1/4", or 1/2" gage around the deck.  Then we backfill all trench areas to keep animals from digging underneath. Especially
groundhogs and skunks.   


For Repairs to keep wild pest out we service most of Michigan. See our service area to see if we are in your area. 

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