Michigan Wildlife Exclusion Company
Live Exclusions of Bats, Birds, And Other Nuisance Wildlife
Attic Pest- How to get Animals Out of the Attic?
Excluding or getting rid of nuisance wildlife from the home or attic is often a process and not an immediate solutions. Squirrels, birds, bats, mice, rats are all attic pest which need patience and expertise to get rid of. There are multiple ways of getting rid of animals from your attic. Many solutions are inhumane and not a very good practices to solve your wildlife problem. Many rodent control, bird control, or animal control solutions are done by trapping. Trapping can be a useful technique to get rid of the pest in the attic, but sure will not keep future animals from returning. Many pest control companies use poisons and gases to get rid of attic pest like rats, mice, or squirrels. Our poison free method for rodent control is much better than using poisons which can harm you, your pets, and your home. We have introduce an new technique to wildlife control which is a very good solutions to get rid of unwanted pest. We use a "live exclusion method" to get rid of nuisance wildlife. Below we will introduce you to the steps of getting rid of unwanted pest from the attic.
Common Nuisance Wildlife Entry Points
Wildlife Exclusion Steps
- Inspection of the home to identify the problem. During the initial inspection we will locate the problem animal in the attic, evaluate damage, and look for entry points. During our inspection we will indicate the best animal control program to get rid of your problem.
- The exclusion process: Exclusions are done by sealing up potential entry points from outside the home. We find several possible entry points on any given home. For more information on the these types of areas click here. We also locate the actual point of entry by droppings on the roof, chew marks, damages, or rubbing marks from the oils and dirt on the fur. Once the opening is located we install an exclusion device so the animal or bird can get out easily, but not get back in.
- The return visit: After the home owner and we are confident all of the animal are excluded and evicted we will return to remove the exclusion devices. When we take down the excluders we will repair the hole left open for the bird or animal to leave. During this visit we can investigate all other repairs to make sure they are in good standing, so we keep critters out permanently.
- Clean-up: Sometimes a fourth visit is needed to make sure the house and attic are decontaminated and cleaned. We will fully restore your attic to the appropriate state to make sure it is cleaned and fungi free. We don't always need to clean up your attic, but sometimes it is necessary to keep the attic safe and to it's proper constructive state.
Bats are excluded through an open one-way door system. Because bats enter your attic at so many different entry points it is important to make sure all the points of entry get a one way door installed. We follow all of the guidelines implemented by Bat Conservation International.
Much like bat exclusions, birds are done very similar. If there are adult birds and not a nest of babies one-way doors can be installed to get rid of the birds. Exclusion devices we use are bird netting and exclusion tubes. The tubes we use are a little larger than bat exclusion tubes. With bird exclusions it is important to remove all of the nesting material, before sealing up the hole.
Home owners will typically call for scratching in the attic or signs of mice. Most companies will set you up on a quarterly mice treatment program. This will consist of putting mice baits (poison) through out your attic. This can get expensive over time with each visit costing a fee. We take a different approach when getting rid of mice or roof rats from your attic. We install exclusion devices on your roof to allow the mice to leave on their own with out dying and being trapped inside your attic. We seal off all other potential points of entry on your home to keep the mice from returning.
One-way squirrel trap door. Squirrel Exclusion: Sometimes large nest of squirrels have to be evicted from attics and homes. Trapping is a method we use, but exclusion is another method we have implemented into our services. With a one way trap door squirrels can leave through the opening, but not get back in. This allows squirrels to free leave the attic. Within a few days we can return to remove the trap door and seal up the hole. Because rodents are constantly chewing and gnawing to file down their teeth is is very important to seal up any entry points with either a flashing or heavy gauge hardware cloth. Spray foam will not fix these openings.
How Much Do Wildlife Exclusions Cost?
For wildlife exclusion cost its best to figure out what job are we doing. Whole home squirrel, mice, bat and bird exclusions differ in cost. For pricing click on one of the wild animals below. For a detailed quote click on the free online quote button.
We service over 14 counties in Michigan for wildlife exclusion jobs. See our service area to see if we are in your area. Looking for a professional wildlife control expert specializing in the wildlife exclusion process, but not sure who to hire? Click here for information on hiring a wildlife control expert.
If you have bats in the attic, mice in the attic, squirrels in the attic or birds in the attic and you live in Michigan we service you. Common areas we serve throughout our service area are: Bay City, Dewitt, Eagle, Elsie, Fowler, Maple Rapids, Ovid, St. Johns, Westphalia,Bellevue, Charlotte, Dimondale, Eaton Rapids, Grand Ledge, Mulliken, Olivet, Potterville, Sunfield, Vermontville, Waverly, Burton, Clio, Davison, Fenton, Flint, Flushing, Goodrich, Grand Blanc, Linden, Montrose, Mount Morris, Otisville, Swartz Creek,Dansville, East Lansing, Lansing, Leslie, Mason, Okemos, Stockbridge, Webberville, Williamston, Jackson, Grass Lake, Almont, Attica, Clifford,Columbiaville, Dryden, Imlay City, Lapeer, Metamora, North Branch, Otter Lake, Argentine, Brighton, Fowlerville, Hartland, Howell, Pinckney, Whitmore Lake, Armada, Center Line, Chesterfield, Clinton, Eastpointe, Memphis, Mount Clemons, New Baltimore, New Haven, Romeo, Saint Claire Shores, Shelby, Sterling Heights, Utica, Warren, Midland, Carleton, Dundee, Estral Beach, Luna Pier, Maybee, Monroe, Petersburg, South Rockwood, Auburn Hills, Berkley, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Clarkston, Clawson, Commerce Twp., Farmington, Farmington Hills, Ferndale, Franklin, Holly, Lake Orion, Madison Heights, Milford, Novi, Oak Park, Ortonville, Oxford, Pontiac, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Royal Oak, South Lyon, Southfield, Troy, Walled lake, Wixom, West Bloomfield, Wolverine Lake, Birch Run, Chesaning, Frankenmuth, Merrill, Oakley, Saginaw, St. Charles, Zilwaukee, Bancroft, Byron, Corunna, Durand, Lainsburg, Lennon, Morrice, New Lothrop, Owosso, Perry, Vernon, Akron, Caro, Cass City, Fairgrove, Gagetown, Kingston, Millingston, Reese, Unionville, Vassar, Ann Arbor, Barton Hills, Chelsea, Dexter, Manchester, Milan, Saline, Ypsilanti, Canton, Livonia, Northville, Plymouth, Wayne, Westland. For more areas we service visit our locations page.
Michigan Wildlife We Trap and Relocate
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.