Dedicated to animal pest control excellence, our staff of professionals at Critter Control includes biologists, zoologists, animal control officers, and anti-cruelty employees. Our highly qualified animal control teams can handle nearly any wildlife control issue in AnnArbor, with the help of our unique accumulation of expert knowledge. From risky raccoon removal to basic bird control, we conduct each job under the highest of humane animal-handling standards.
With over 30-years of experience, Critter Control is the nation's leading wildlife control company. At Critter Control of Ann Arbor, we're skilled at dealing with many of SE Michigan's most bothersome pest animals. Whether you need to remove raccoons, squirrels or bats from your attic, or get rid of skunks, opossums or woodchucks that are damaging your property, you can trust Critter Control to get the job done safely, effectively and humanely.
Q&A with Local Franchisee Scott Purr
What are some of the most common wildlife issues that homeowners face in your area?
Animals in attics, walls, crawl spaces and under decks.
How do the seasons affect wildlife activity in your area?
What are some common signs of nuisance wildlife activity?
We deal with far more animals in the summer months than in the winter.
Broken gable vents and seeing insulation on the ground.
Any prevention tips for residents in your area?
Keep trees cut back 10-feet from roof line. Look at roof lines, gable vents and roof vents for damage.
When should homeowners call Critter Control?
Immediately when they hear noises in the attic, walls or crawl space.
Wildlife Issues in Ann Arbor
Proximity to the Great Lakes contributes to pest problems in Ann Arbor, MI. Animals flock to the area due to the rich ecosystem with plenty of food and fresh water. Unfortunately, high levels of precipitation year-round often drive pests to seek shelter in houses and yards.
Raccoons and Illness
One of the biggest concerns with raccoons in Ann Arbor neighborhoods is the pest's waste. Raccoon droppings may contain a variety of pathogens. E. coli bacteria and roundworm in their droppings can pollute local waterways or pass to people trying to clean up after these animals.
Ann Arbor Bats
Most of the time, bats in Ann Arbor, MI, keep away from humans and feed on mosquitoes. However, the pests can get indoors by going down chimneys or entering attics. Colonies roosting in homes are dangerous due to the potential spread of diseases like histoplasmosis or rabies.
Squirrels of Ann Arbor
Two flying squirrels species and several tree squirrels call Michigan home. Since the former are nocturnal and the latter are active during the day, these pests can cause nonstop issues. Problems range from small annoyances, like chittering noises, to serious damage. Squirrels create fire hazards when they rip insulation or gnaw wires in the walls of homes.
Other Backyard Animals
As a major city in Michigan, Ann Arbor is bound to attract pigeons. These pests gather wherever humans are present, tarnishing the sides of buildings as well as spreading mites and ticks. Small animals like birds and squirrels also draw coyotes to yards. Coyote attacks on people are rare, but the predators may hunt cats and dogs.