Westphalia Twp, MI Animal Removal

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Are you frustrated by wildlife damaging your backyard in Westphalia Twp, MI? Have squirrel and raccoons and mice taken over your home? Do you have a skunk problem? Don’t despair! There is one company to call for humane resolutions to all of your animal-control dilemmas: We are the best in Westphalia Twp Animal Control.

As an owner-operated company, our company proudly delivers prompt and professional Westphalia Twp Michigan service. We are certified by the Michigan and National Animal Damage Control Associations, and all of our technicians are state-certified. You can count on us for expert removal and handling of annoying animals. In addition, we are bonded and fully insured for your protection. Call us and learn more!

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We can help you with all types of animal and wildlife removal, including:

  • Attic & wall noise from wild animals
  • Mouse control in attic & walls
  • Exterior mouse and mole removal and control
  • Winter damage shrubbery control from wild animals
  • Night time attic noises and night time wall noises from rodents and other animals
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Types of Animals and Pests We Control

These critters can get cause harm, including Raccoon, Skunk, Squirrel, Mice, Moles, Woodchucks, Groundhogs, Bats, Chipmunks, and Opossums.

  • How to get squirrels out of the attic

  • How to get raccoons out of the attic

  • How to get rid of raccoons in the attic

  • How to remove bats in the attic

  • How to remove opossums in the attic

  • Dead Animal Removal Services

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Westphalia Twp Pest Control Service And Critter Removal

 

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Raccoon Behavior in Residential Areas

  • Raccoons In Chimneys

  • Squirrels Vs. Chipmunks

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When we think about the dangerous animals faced by our pioneer ancestors, what comes to mind? Probably we would imagine wolves, bears, panthers, and poisonous reptiles. Few would consider the lowly squirrel! But for the early Ohio settlers, the squirrel was the cause of famine and suffering.

As pioneers moved into the Valley of the Paint in southern Ohio in the early 1800s, they immediately began to radically change the area's landscape. Cabins had to be built, fireplaces stoked, and fields cleared for planting. As a result, the great oak, beech, chestnut, and black walnut trees were cut down far and wide. Trees not needed for building were rolled to the vast fires and destroyed.

These trees, especially the nut-bearing ones, were the habitat and food source for the hundreds, perhaps thousands, of squirrels in the area. In short order, the squirrels were desperate for food. They turned to the easiest and most abundant food source-the pioneers' crops.

The harsh winter of 1807-08 nearly eliminated squirrels as a species in the Valley, and the levy was allowed to expire. The pioneers continued to subdue the wilderness and open the land to agriculture. The days of the great forests blanketing Appalachian Ohio were coming to an end. In their place now stood row upon row of tall corn plants and waving wheat. Civilization was on the march.

Although most people would name wolves or rattlesnakes as the worst danger to early Ohio pioneers, it was the squirrel that caused the most suffering. Man's effect on the rodents' food source led to crop loss and famine. The county act that required the killing of the squirrels, along with the settlers' sharing with their neighbors in need, helped the new community make it through the long, cold winter to come.

Do Skunks Attack Chickens?

  • Steps to Prevent Squirrel Entry in Crawl Space, Basement or Attic

  • What Does a Squirrel Look Like?

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Flooding is the most common repercussion caused by beaver dams. Flood water can be treacherous and destructive in many ways; from residential to commercial real estate, to land, plants, and timber. Several natural and man-made structures are frequently harmed by floodwaters caused by local beaver dams. Timber, agriculture, homes, buildings, roadways, and more can all be negatively affected by beaver obstructions. Continue reading to learn about some common areas negatively impacted by beaver dams.

Homes and Buildings

Flood water can cause a substantial amount of damage to commercial and residential real estate. If beaver colonies live nearby, homes and buildings can all be at risk to structural damages from flooding. Beaver dams create floodwaters that can overflow into backyards, parking lots, and even basements. Sitting water can cause a long list of structural harm; everything from dry wall deterioration to mold growth. Beavers are also known to gnaw on decks, patios, and other wooden structures around homes and buildings. This reduces building value, as well as, the physical appearance and aesthetics of a property.

Ornamental plant damages are another trademark of nuisance beaver populations. Decorative shrubs, plants, bushes, and small trees are common targets for beavers. This can be a frustrating and expensive problem for commercial landscapes, gardening enthusiasts, local parks, and more.

Beaver Control

In most states, a person is required to have a license or permit for beaver control; or to trap beavers. It is illegal in most jurisdictions to capture, kill, harm, or hunt beavers. A legal approach to getting rid of a beaver problem is to hire a professional animal control company. A reputable animal removal business uses safe and humane capture and release strategies to get rid of nuisance beavers. This is the best place to start when trying to eliminate a beaver issue. Skilled trappers retain the proper equipment and training to quickly and effectively remove beavers from any property.

Mouse-like Droppings Under Eaves and Overhangs From Bats

  • Types of Skunks

  • How to Get Rid of Skunks Humanely

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Raccoons have no manners! They're slobs and the one staring at me didn't seem to really care about the niceties of eating. Bits of dry cat food were soaking up water from where it had been sloshed out of the water bowl. The bag of food I'd laid on a table was now torn open and about 10 pounds of cat chow was strewn across the floor.

This particular raccoon had come in through the pet door into the garage and was happily eating leftovers from my cat Spike's dinner bowl. He obviously had no fear of me, because he kept eating as I walked over to the work bench. Even though he appeared to half tamed, I was trying to keep a little distance between me and the raccoon.

Spike has a bed in the garage, in the house and on the deck. Whenever and wherever the mood strikes him to take a nap, he's not very far from a comfortable pillow. He has become adjusted to seeing raccoons and possums enter his garage at all hours of the night. Tonight he was sleeping on the bed that used to be my work bench before he took it over. He was now peering over the side of the cardboard box that was his bed, at the raccoon that was making a mess of his eating area.

I may have to try trapping the animal, but that didn't work out very well last year. I used a gage-like trap that is supposed to close the entry way into the cage when the animal tries to eat the canned cat food in the back of the cage. It's very humane. Of the five raccoons we had last year, none were caught. I did catch Spike...twice. I've never accused him of being smart!

If you have a 'possum get into your house, the best thing to do is to put a can of cat food just outside the door and let the animal go to the food. Then slam the door shut! They may scare you by hissing and snarling, but that's just their defensive mechanism. It's sort of scary when they bare their fifty teeth, but more than likely if you back away, they'll never hurt you. One good thing about confrontations with a 'possum is that they hardly ever get rabies.

I really hope they'll leave soon. Spike and I would like to get our garage back.

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