Michigan Wildlife Prevention Company
Nuisance Wildlife Control Maintenance Programs
Maintain a Pest Free Home
Often times we get asked if we offer a maintenance programs after our job is done. We offer quarterly and annual maintenance programs to maintain your home and keep it pest free. Because of the inconsistent Michigan weather, houses are always moving, shifting, or new construction gaps appear. It's is important to maintain a pest free home by maintaining the home and keeping things sealed. We offer preventative programs for wildlife including mice, rats, birds, squirrels, bats, skunks, and all other wildlife. Below are some preventive maintenance programs we offer.
- Mice/Rat Prevention: quarterly or annual plans are offered to seal up openings around the foundation and along the roof line. Often times we also have to set traps if you begin to hear noises in the attic or see droppings in the basement.
- Bat Prevention: maintaining a bat free home can be done with an annual inspection. We give a five year warranty on original repairs, but if new openings open up bats will get in. To keep your house bat free it is important to touch up repairs and fix any new potential openings.
- Bird Prevention: every spring birds return to Michigan to make nest for the summer. Keeping things sealed up and vents screened will keep birds out. We can return every spring to make sure your home is sealed tight to keep the birds out.
Common Nuisance Wildlife Entry Points
These are just a few of our preventative maintenance programs we offer. Come spring you may have problems with moles, skunks, or raccoons digging at your lawn for grubs. Visit Michigan fertilizing for information on keeping your lawn grub free.
During our inspection for your specific maintenance program you will receive a written inspection and evaluation information sheet. If there are any new evidence of wild animals or birds entering the home we will take the necessary steps to get rid of your pest problem. Our goal is to maintain your home and keep pest out so no additional steps are needed.
How Much Do Wildlife Control Maintenance Cost?
This ultimately depends on the task at hand. For bats, it may be as cheap as a service call, $100-$150. If we have already sealed up your entire home we can come back out each year and check to make sure it remains sealed. This is usually the cost of an inspection fee. Same goes with squirrels and mice. We will check your home to make sure all of the vent guards and caulking are still in great shape and there aren't any new animal entry points. For a more detailed quote click on the free quote button.
We service over 14 counties in Michigan for wildlife control maintenance jobs. See our service area to see if we are in your area. Looking for a professional wildlife control expert specializing in the wildlife control maintenance process, but not sure who to hire? Click here for information on hiring a wildlife control expert.
Maintenance for Other Nuisance Critters
In Michigan we come encounter with many types of bat removal jobs. Bat control, bat extermination, bat pest control are our specialties in Michigan. We service many types of residential and commercial buildings. Residential homes ranging from ranches, colonial, bungalow, gable style, log cabins and many more. Some commercial properties we have got rid of bats in are churches and a commercial building with office spaces.
Beavers in Michigan can be a nuisance to humans, properties, forestry, and farmlands. Beavers create dams in Michigan properties near rivers and lakes. It is important to capture all nuisance beavers by trapping either using a leg hold method or into a live trap. Beavers will chew down your trees creating great damage. Often there are floods along the banks of rivers and lakes and even into your yard. Floods into the Michigan homes have sometimes come from the dams of beavers. Beavers are considered the largest rodent in North America. They live in aquatic environments and build there dams (living areas) out of logs, sticks and whatever else they can find. They have large teeth and use them to saw down trees and branches.
Birds in Michigan can sometimes cause more damage than any nuisance wild animal. There nest are filled with bacteria and fungi. There are several diseases associated with bird nest material. Just like with bat guano you can contract histopoplasmosis when inhaling the airborne spores of the nest. The birds we generally deal with that give problems to homeowners and industrial buildings are pigeons, chimney swifts, starlings, sparrows, swallows and wood peckers.
Coyotes in Michigan are from the canid family and generally live in dens created with leaves, sticks, and other materials. Coyotes are carnivorous and prey on rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks, chickens and other small animals. Coyotes will prey on larger animals like deer in packs. If there is no food present coyotes will scavenge on dead animals.
Just like coyotes, Fox in Michigan are from the canine family. They live in dens usually left open from other wild animals. Fox are predators and prey on chickens, rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks, and other small animals. 2 types of fox in Michigan are usually spotted, the grey and red fox.
In Michigan we take care of nuisance groundhogs or woodchucks. You will find groundhogs in open plains or digging holes and living underground. Groundhogs in Michigan are found living under decks, in rock walls, and in hills. Groundhogs have rounded claws used for digging. Groundhogs are vegetarians and eat plants, grass, flowers, and other vegetation.
Poison Free Mice Control
The most common problem we deal with in Michigan are field mice. Mice are mainly nocturnal rodents but can also be found during the day. Mice love to live underneath insulation and burrow tunnels through out your attic. Mice can fit through 1/4" holes making construction gaps on your roof gateways to your attic.
In Michigan Opossums are the only marsupial, meaning they have a pouch that they carry their young in. They have long prehensile tails which gives them another limb to use for hanging. Opossums are usually found under decks and in sheds. We sometimes find them in attics but that isn't generally the case here in Michigan. They need a decent size opening to enter into the attic.
In Michigan we offer wild animal control services such as how to Get Rid of Raccoon's: Raccoon Removal, raccoon control, and raccoon damage control; including attic decontamination and insulation removal.
Have you been hearing scratching sounds, loud banging or walking around in the walls or attic of your home or business in Michigan? If so, you may have a raccoon problem!
Skunks in Michigan are recognizable with their black and white stripes. Generally skunks live under deck and porches. Skunks also dig holes and create dens underground. Skunks feast on grubs and other insects below your soil. Also skunks get into garbage's scavenging for food. Skunks are near sighted animals and use their sense of smell to maneuver around. Skunks will spray an unbearable odor out their anus up to 10 feet if they feel threatened. A warning sign skunks feel threatened is by stopping their feet and raise their tail. If this happens, back away slowly.
There are different types of squirrels in Michigan. Red squirrel, fox squirrel, gray squirrel, black squirrel, chipmunk, and flying squirrel. Most squirrels are diurnal but the flying squirrel is nocturnal. They fly through the trees at night so they can avoid hawks, eagles, and other flying predators. Squirrels feast on pine cones, bird seed, egg corns, walnuts, and during Halloween pumpkins. They like to gnaw on treated wood because of the salt in the wood. They live mostly in trees and underground. They make nesting material out of leaves and sticks.