Wildlife Control & Removal
Critter Control specializes in wildlife pest control. After a thorough home inspection, we create a custom wildlife control strategy to humanely remove the nuisance animal from your home and ensure the animal cannot return.
Safe, humane removal of nuisance animals and pests from your home or property.
Wildlife Pest Prevention
Reliable prevention from future animal intrusions in your home.
Animal Damage Remediation
Professional and permanent repairs to entry points and insulation. Disinfecting areas damaged by urine and feces.
Nuisance Wildlife in Flint
Michigan has a thriving population of bats, and Flint is no exception. During the winter, bat colonies roost in sheltered areas such as the upper levels of homes. Bats prefer natural roosting spots, but attic or uncapped chimney will do if other shelter is unavailable. Depending on the time of year in Michigan, colonies in houses may also include young. Since this complicates exclusion, seek professional bat control before sealing entry points.
Not only are bats rabies carriers, they also pollute attics, crawl spaces, and sheds with their infectious waste.
Inspection- Small squeaking sounds. Piles of droppings in one corner of the house or attic. Stains on walls and strong ammonia smell.
Trapping & Removing- Generally you can only remove a bat if it’s in the livable part of your home. Most likely one-way doors will be employed once the bats offspring have reached maturity.
Repairs- Sealing entry points. Disinfecting area under roost from accumulation of guano.
Tree and Ground Squirrels
Michigan supports both ground squirrels and tree-dwelling fox, gray, and red squirrels. While ground squirrels dig in lawns, tree squirrels may enter homes to raise its young. To get indoors, the pests often gnaw at attic or soffits to enlarge holes.
Inspection- Gnaw marks on, in, or around your home. Small openings to attics or the crawl space. Droppings. Debris like nuts or nesting materials.
Trapping & Removal- Live trapping, deterrents, one-way doors.
Repairs- exclusion services focus on repairing entry points. Removing debris, repairing nest sites, decontaminating droppings and urine.
With easy access to water and food, raccoons thrive. These animals frequent private properties, tipping over trash cans and picking through dumpsters at night to find a meal. Homeowners who awake to find garbage strewn across the lawn or driveway often have a raccoon issue. Attics and chimneys make ideal den sites raccoons. Raccoons can wreak havoc trying to gain entry to your home and cause significant damage creating a den in your attic.
Inspection- looking for footprints in or around home, large openings, raccoon poop
Trapping & Removal- Live trapping most effective and humane
Repairs- Seal all entry points. Restore attic insultation. Latrine disinfection and clean up.
Michigan's Summer Pests
Coyotes are a concern throughout Flint during warm weather. Although sightings are rare, the pests cause issues when they hunt and forage for food. Coyotes often tip over trash cans, eat pet food left outside, and even prey on unattended pets.
Woodchucks also pose problems during spring and summer. These pests raid gardens and dig in lawns. Woodchuck burrows ruin landscaping and cause serious damage when the animals tunnel under home foundations. In addition, these large rodents can spread tick-borne diseases to Genesee or Livingston County residents.
Frequently Asked Wildlife Questions in Michigan
What are some of the most common wildlife issues that homeowners face in Flint?
Squirrels, mice, bats, and woodchucks.
How do the seasons affect wildlife activity in Flint?
In the summer, we see bats in attics, and woodchucks are everywhere. Raccoons and squirrels are starting to break into attics as summer moves into fall. Moles start to inhabit lawns again. Because we are in a northern state, wildlife are seasonal and our busiest time is from April thru October. December thru February we deal with raccoons, and February thru March we see skunks. Mice are a problem all winter.
Any prevention tips for residents?
After making sure animals are out of the attic, all construction gaps must be sealed and all mouse entry points need to be sealed. This will help to prevent future problems.
When should homeowners call Critter Control?
Critter Control should be called to inspect before or after an animal problem is detected. If a homeowner wants to feel safe in their own home knowing that there aren't any animals living with them then they should call us.
COMMON WILDLIFE ISSUES IN THIS LOCATION
- Animal Damage
- Animal Droppings
- Animal Noises
- Animal Odor Removal
- Animal Tracks in Yard
- Animals on the Roof
- Animals Under Homes & Porches
- Bats in Homes
- Bats in the Attic
- Carcass Removal from Homes
- Chimney Repairs
- Dead Animal Removal
- Humane Animal Trapping
- Mice in Walls & Attics
- Raccoon Trapping
- Raccoons in Attic
- Rats in Walls & Attics
- Seal Animal Entry Points in Homes
- Skunk Control
- Skunk Trapping
- Skunks Under Heating Units
- Squirrel Trapping
- Squirrels in Attics
- Squirrels in Homes
- Venomous Snake Removal
- House Finches
- Norway Rats
- Pack Rats
- Roof Rats
- Wild Hogs
Serving the following locations:
By County: Genessee and Livingston Counties
For Wildlife Control Near You, Call: (810) 777-6283