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Critter Control is here for you every step of the way in the wildlife removal process. From inspection to removal—and even exclusion and repair—we have the services you need to get rid of raccoons, rodents, and other nuisances fast. First, we identify the animal on the property, then use humane methods to remove them and secure weak points where more could enter. If any damage has been done, we can offer professional repairs for a complete restoration. Contact a Critter Control office near you today.

What are the Major Wildlife Removal Concerns in Central Michigan?

Central Michigan has many beautiful natural and residential areas. Known for its seasonal changes and cold winters, Central Michigan hosts many animals familiar to the American Midwest. In areas like Central Michigan, where human and wildlife habitats meet and intertwine, there can be problems with wildlife attempting to inhabit your space, especially in the cold months of winter. Although there are many wildlife concerns for residents of Central Michigan, we can handle them all!

Raccoon Removal

Raccoons are common in Central Michigan, and we know what to do when they become a problem for you or your home. These animals are very smart and can get into many areas around your home in their search for food and shelter. Raccoons love to get into garden sheds, houses, and outdoor areas around the home. It may be tempting to get excited when you see a raccoon as they look cute. However, these animals can harbor parasites and diseases and should not be approached.

Inspection: We look at your home and property for specific signs that raccoons are there, such as droppings, scratch marks, or overturned trash cans.

Removal: We draw the raccoon into a trap with specific bait. This trap does not harm the raccoon and lets us release them unharmed away from your property.

Repairs: Raccoons can leave more damage to your property than you may think. We also can replace or repair damage to wood, drywall, and insulation.

Rat and Mice Pest Control

Rodents of all shapes and sizes can be found in Central Michigan. They love to make their home in small, dry places where they can raise their young and have access to a food supply. Rodents can do a lot of damage to your home, so it is important to call us as soon as you suspect a problem.

Inspection: We look for holes, feces, scratch marks and listen for distinct rodent noises. These signs can all tell us whether a rodent problem exists.

Removal: No two rat or mouse removal situations are the same. We will come out to you to directly assess your individual needs.

Repairs: We can repair any damage done to your property by rodents. We also install mesh coverings so rodents can't get back in through small spaces.

Squirrel Removal

Squirrels are very common in Central Michigan and can cause quite a bit of damage to your property. They search for warm places to live—often during the cold winter and early spring—to have their babies.

Inspection: We complete a thorough inspection of your home and property. We look for signs such as chewing, small openings, debris, and nesting material.

Removal: Squirrel removal requires special one-way traps that remove them without causing harm. We set these up on your property, so your squirrel problem is easily and humanely solved.

Repairs: The damage done by squirrels is usually minor. We can help you fix holes and seal any entry points that they used to gain entry to your home or other spaces. We can also apply treatment to sanitize affected areas on your property. Preventative maintenance is key.

Bird Control

Birds are very prevalent in Central Michigan and can cause problems for your home year-round. This area is home to many different types of birds, some of which can create trouble in or around your property. It is never a good idea to try to remove a bird yourself, as some birds are even protected by law.

Inspection: We start with a thorough check for signs of nesting, nesting materials and droppings.

Removal: Removal of birds can be difficult. They are very mobile and usually pick high places to build their nests. A large component of removal is denying them access to places to nest and deterring them from landing. We also humanely trap any currently roosting birds and relocate them.

Repairs: We can help you repair all damage caused by birds. We can also help you modify any structures, so the birds no longer have a desirable place to come back to.

Skunks in the Yard

Skunks in Central Michigan dig holes in yards while searching for grubs and other insects to eat. They are active at night, so homeowners often get an unpleasant surprise when they see their ruined lawn in the morning.

Treating the yard for grubs is not enough to get rid of skunks, as the pests eat several types of insects and worms that live just beneath the topsoil. To make matters worse, skunks spray if startled and have no problem targeting both humans and pets.

How Professional Wildlife Control Services Can Help You

We know how frustrating it can be when wildlife in your area makes themselves at home on your property or in your home. That is why we are here! We are the best at what we do because:

  • We have years of valuable experience.
  • We have the highest standards of safe removal and efficiency- we avoid harming wildlife in all situations.
  • We are trained in repairing any property damaged by wildlife intrusion.
  • We are also trained in decontamination procedures for any animal droppings on site.
  • We have experience in dealing with a large variety of wildlife.
  • Our professional removal and repair services keep you, your family, and your pets safe from harmful bites and sprays from wildlife.

Why Chose Critter Control

  • Humane treatment of animals. We believe that the animals that invade your structures don't intend to cause damage or harm; they are simply being themselves and doing what animals do by looking for safe shelter and food.
  • We are highly trained professionals with many years in the business. We get the job done the first time, and we get it done right.
  • We believe in 100% wildlife removal the first time. We remove all wildlife on your property or in your home and repair any damage that the animals may have done.

About Us

Based in Midland, MI, Critter Control of Central Michigan East has been serving Arenac, Bay, Gladwin, Iosco, Midland, Ogemaw, Roscommon and Saginaw counties by providing professional animal and wildlife control services. We provide integrated animal control and wildlife management solutions which are environmentally sound and ecologically responsible. Animal control services are provided to home owners, property management companies, industrial and commercial clients, municipalities and Fortune 500 companies throughout the greater Midland area.

Critter Control of Central Michigan East establishes the standards for excellence in the animal pest control industry and upholds those standards with a professional staff of biologists, zoologists, certified wildlife specialists, animal control officers and anti-cruelty personal.

Q&A with Local Franchisee Curt Baker

Can you please describe the most common wildlife issues that homeowners face in the Midland area?
Bats, mice, squirrels, raccoons, moles, skunks and opossums.

How do the seasons affect nuisance wildlife activity in Central Michigan?
It's very seasonal in Central Michigan and the Midland area. Bats are active from Easter through Halloween. Raccoons are more active in the spring with babies, and mice are almost the only thing active in the winter months. Moles are active from May through October and skunks are most active during the breeding season, around February. Squirrels and opossums are active almost any time of year.

What are some common signs of nuisance wildlife activity?
Bat droppings, mice trails and tunnels, feed leftovers from squirrels. Outside is where the entry points are found on the house. Also look for holes in ground, under a deck or shed.

Any prevention or exclusion tips for local residents in your area?
Keep all junk and debris away from the house and call Critter Control.

When should homeowners call Critter Control?
When they hear noises in the house, notice mouse droppings or see animals in the yard.


Serving the following locations:

By County: Arenac County, Bay County, Gladwin County, Iosco County, Midland County, Ogemaw County, Roscommon County, Saginaw County

  • Alger
  • Carrollton
  • City of Gladwin
  • City of Midland
  • City of Saginaw
  • City of Tawas City
  • East Tawas
  • Edenville
  • Frankenmuth
  • Higgins Lake
  • Kawkawlin
  • Linwood
  • National City
  • Oscoda
  • Pinconning
  • South Branch
  • Village of Roscommon
For Wildlife Control Near You, Call: (989) 513-4357
This franchise is independently licensed and operated by Baker Nuisance Wildlife of Midland, LLC, dba Critter Control of Central Michigan.
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