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How We Solve Oakland County Wildlife Problems

It starts with your phone call. We answer our phones 24/7, and we will carefully listen to your wildlife problem. Every case is different, so we will ask appropriate questions to help us understand the situation better. Questions like, "do you hear the noises at night or during the daytime?" or "what type of roof do you have?" After we have a general idea of your situation, we can provide a ballpark price range, and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment to inspect your property.

INSPECTION: Once on site, we will perform a full inspection of your home and property. This allows us to use the correct strategy and traps. If the animals are in an attic, a full building inspection is crucial, including the following:

  • All ground-level areas, such as piper or A/C line entry & exit areas, A/C chase bottoms, ground-level vents, etc.
  • All mid-level areas, such as dryer vents, siding gaps, first floor eaves or dormers, etc.
  • We inspect the entire roof, including all plumbing stacks, ridge caps, vents, and other potential gaps or holes.
  • We also inspect inside your attic, to identify animals and damage they have caused.
  • If the animals are outside, we notice many subtle clues that will assist us in a successful strategy.

TRAPPING, EXCLUSION, REMOVAL: Once we understand what animal species we are dealing with, and the problem, we use the most effective means of removing the animals. We use dozens of different types of traps.

  • Trapping - If trapping the animal(s) in live cage traps, trap type, set, and location are crucial to success.
  • Exclusion - Oftentimes, we are able to simply set one-way doors or other exclusion devices that allow the animals inside a building to safely exit, but never get back inside.
  • Removal By Hand - Sometimes we actually remove animals by hand, or with special tools like snare poles.
  • The Law - In all cases, we obey state and local laws regarding wildlife, but aim to take the most humane approach.

ENTRY HOLE REPAIRS: Repairs are a crucial step in the wildlife removal process. In many cases, such as bat or rodent control, the job cannot be performed without detailed repairs, and in all cases, sealing the entry holes shut ensures that no future wildlife will ever enter your home.

  • 100% of the entry holes must be found, and sealed shut, or the job is not complete.
  • Our repairs are professional contractor grade, look good, and when applicable we use steel, which rodents such as rats or squirrels are unable to chew through.
  • We give a written guarantee on our repairs against any future animal entry.

ATTIC DECONTAMINATION SERVICES: It may be desirable to clean your attic after we've removed the animals. They can leave behind large amounts of droppings, urine, hair, oils, food, nesting material, and so on. These remnants can attract insects like cockroaches, and the scent left behind can encourage new animals to chew their way into your house. You might experience odor problems from the waste. It's possible that mold will grow on waste areas.

  • We remove or vacuum all droppings, or remove all the soiled insulation.
  • We fog the attic with a special enzyme-based cleaner that destroys any organic matter and deodorizes the space.
  • We repair damage, such as ductwork, electrical wires, pipes, insulation, and more.
The above are just a brief explanation of some of our methods. I haven't even addressed the hundreds of other potential cases that we deal with, from bat exclusions, to poison-free rodent control, to dead animal removal, bird roosting prevention, mole trapping in a yard, ground-based exclusion barriers around a shed, etc. etc. Just give us a call any time, and we can describe in detail how we will resolve your specific wildlife problem.

Hot Summers and Cold winters will drive Oakland County's wildlife right into your home! Most companies only remove these critters once they are already in your home. However, our company takes pride in our wildlife prevention services as well! It is extremely important to peform routine inspections to your property to make sure these critters don't gani easy access to rent free living in your home. As cute as some wildlife critters are, I can guarentee you do not want them putting your family and pets at risk of health related illnesses from living in a home inhabited by wildlife critters. We answer our phones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to better service you and answer all of your questions. We service the following cities: Andersonville, Austin Corners, Brandon Gardens, Bunny Run, Campbells Corner, Charing Cross, Clintonville, Clyde, Commerce, Davisburg, Drayton Plains, East Highland, Five Points, Four Towns, Gingellville, Glengary, Goodison, Groveland Corners, Hickory Ridge, Highland, Huron Heights, Jossman Acres, Kensington, Lake Orion Heights, Lakeville, New Hudson, Newark, Oak Grove, Oakley Park, Oakwood, Oxbow, Perry Lake Heights, Rose Center, Rose Corners, Rudds Mill, Seven Harbors, Springfield, Thomas, Union Lake, Walters, Waterford, Waterstone, West Highland, Westacres, White Lake, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Franklin, Holly, Lake Orion, Leonard, Milford, Ortonville, Oxford, Wolverine Lake, Auburn Hills, Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Clarkston, Clawson, Farmington, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Huntington Woods, Keego Harbor, Lake Angelus, Lathrup Village, Northville, Oak Park, Orchard Lake Village, Pleasant Ridge, Rochester, South Lyon, Sylvan Lake, Walled Lake, Wixom, Farmington Hills, Novi, Madison Heights, Pontiac, Rochester Hills, Royal Oak, Southfield, and Troy. We service Oakland County as well as the following counties: Monroe County, Lenawee County, Hilsdale County, Branch County, Calhoun County, Jackson County, Barry County, Eaton County, Ingham County, St. Clair County, Shiawassee County, Clinton County, Ionio County, Montcalm County, Gratiot County, Saginaw County, Tuscola County, Sanilac County, Lapeer County, Genesee County, Macomb County, Wayne County, Washtenaw County, and Livingston County.

Other Oakland County animal pest control topics:
Which is Easier to Trap: Mouse or Rat
How to Kill a Snake in Your Yard
What is a Squirrel's Natural Diet
How to Keep Raccoons Out of Your Garden

To learn more about our services, visit the Oakland County wildlife control home page.

This month's wildlife how-to article: Will A Snake Under A Shed Or Porch Have A Nest of Babies?

Will A Snake Under A Shed Or Porch Have A Nest of Babies?

There are lots of reasons why you should not allow snakes under your shed or porch and under your building. The problem is not just that the snake can grow very large and constitute a nuisance to you, your family, your pets and others but also the snake can reproduce to have nest of babies that will form family of snake in your home. But that depend whether it is a male or female snake that is living in under your porch or shed. More so, while some snakes normally lay eggs some usually burn their babies alive making it difficult for home owner when there will be series of snakes under a porch and shed.

What You Need To Know About Snake Species and Their Nest of Babies
The mode of reproduction of snakes differs from specie to specie. Also, the place where they stay when they want to reproduce also differ as most of them normally like to lay their egg close to water, under shed, porch and others some normally borne their young ones alive in the place where they are living making them to have large nest of babies in their habitat. Therefore, if you are asking whether snakes under a shed or porch has nest of babies that answer is yes but depend on the specie of snake.

Why You Can Easily Find Snake Eggs in Nest under Shed or Porch
In a bid to be safe without any disturbance, snakes normally prefer staying under sheds or porch. Some female snakes normally stay there until being visited by a male snake for mating while some normally move away where they can find male snakes. After the female eggs are fertilized by the male, the female will find a safe place like nest under a building porch and shed to lay the egg and some specie normally stay around the eggs until they are hatch while some usually go away after laying the egg.

Get Snakes Out Of Your Porch and Shed to Avoid Them Producing Nest of Babies
Allowing snakes to live under your sheds and porch until they lay egg can make you to have nest of snake babies in under your sheds and porch. For that reason, the best thing you need to do is to ensure that you get rid of snake in your shed before they will start to reproduce and form produce nest of babies all around your home.
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