Potterville, MI Animal Removal

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Are you frustrated by wildlife damaging your backyard in Potterville, 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 Potterville Animal Control.

As an owner-operated company, our company proudly delivers prompt and professional Potterville 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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Potterville Pest Control Service And Critter Removal

 

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Raccoons: Habits of Your Everyday Raccoon

  • Bat Control, Removal & Exclusion

  • Raccoon in the House - if the Animal is Anywhere Inside Your House

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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.

Raccoon Feces Clean Up

  • Skunk Trapping and Removal

  • Trapping Tips

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You found a baby squirrel, and now need information on how to care for it. You're about to experience one of the most rewarding activities on earth!

The ideal situation would be to return the baby to it's mother. If you place it in a small box with a warm rice bag, and tack it to the tree where you found it, it's possible that mom will come and take it back to an alternate nest. If the mother doesn't come within an hour, the baby becomes your charge.

Relax, caring for baby squirrels is easy! If you don't have the time or will to do it, every State has licensed wild animal rehabilitators who can do the job. If you do have the time and can remember the acronym, "WHAM," you can easily and confidently care for a baby squirrel!

The letter W, stands for warm. Baby squirrels need to be kept warm. You never should attempt to feed a baby until it is completely warmed. A baby squirrel should always feel warm the the touch when you pick it up. When the baby is less than 5 weeks old, (before it's eyes open,) it can easily be kept in a cardboard box. I like to use rice bags to keep my baby squirrels warm. I heat the bag in the microwave until it is warm to the touch, place it in the box, punch it down in the center to make a nest, place pieces of blanket or fleece material over the bag, put the baby squirrel in and cover it with more soft cloth. This method keeps the baby warm between feedings.

Some people like to use a heating pad on the low setting under the box. If it's placed under half of the box, the baby squirrel will climb on and off the heated side until it finds a comfortable sleeping temperature. Either way, this accomplishes the task of keeping the baby squirrel warm.

The need for calcium, especially in captivity, is one of the most critical aspects of raising a squirrel. In fact, it is the most important factor in success or failure when it comes to raising a baby squirrel! If a baby squirrel does not have an adequate source of calcium after it stops nursing, it will develop a condition called Metabolic Bone Disease, or Rickets. I don't know how many times I've gotten e-mails from panicked people telling me their 5 or 6 month old squirrel was fine one day and the next day lost the use of it's rear legs. It happens that fast, and is completely preventable!

There are many more details about how to take care of a baby squirrel, that are beyond the scope of this article. My desire is to help you take the right first steps in this rewarding endeavor, and to let you know that I am always available to help and answer any and all questions about the care of a baby squirrel! On my website I offer free recipes, advice and e-books at no charge to help you successfully raise a healthy and happy squirrel!

Bat Control and Bat Removal Tips

  • Raccoon Feces & Urine – Do They Cause Disease?

  • Why Do Skunks Dig?

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Bat control specialists are all over the place. Home remedies and self-made plans for bat removal are rarely effective, which is why these companies are so easy to find. They understand the seriousness of getting rid of bats, and they know that people cannot mediate the situation on their own. Therefore, they will come into your home, inspect the problem, and work with you to devise a solution that best suits your particular needs.

Probably the best thing about bat control is that it is different for every person, and these removal experts understand that. There is no one uniform solution to take care of bat problems, and you can't just give everyone the same exact plan. Your problem, the number of bats that you have, and the number of entry points or the locations of them will greatly impact the removal of those bats. If you've already tried to solve the problem on your own by sealing up the gaps and cracks that you could find, a removal company will likely need to find new places to let the bats out.

Bat control specialists will usually devise a humane plan to let the bats leave your home, but then put little devices into place that work like one way doors. That way, the bats can leave to get food, but when they return, they aren't able to get in anymore. They'll go off to find a new home, and after a few days or a week, the holes will all be sealed for good. Before the problem is considered solved, though, another inspection will be done to make sure all of the bats are gone. Then, exclusion plans will begin, which generally involves sealing cracks and holes and making your home impenetrable to uninvited guests.

The final step of a bat control specialist will be to clean up the guano that is left behind. If not cleaned up, bat guano can be toxic to your family even just by breathing the air in your home. That's why professional cleanup is recommended for all bat guano problems. Proper chemicals and cleaning processes will ensure that all bacteria are eliminated, leaving your home safer and healthier so that your family isn't at risk. This is what you can expect from a bat control service, and you should call them as soon as you realize that you have bat problems to have the situation resolved quickly and effectively.

  • Steps to Prevent Squirrel Entry in Crawl Space, Basement or Attic
  • Exclusion & Habitat Modification
  • What Does a Squirrel Look Like?
  • Striped Skunk

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