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How We Solve Detroit 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.

Cold blooded creatures, such as snakes, love to slither undetected into our homes during Michigan's cold and snowy winters. Since their body temperature reflects their environment you may find them in your basement/kitchen/laundry room curled up under or next to something that emulates heat. We service the following cities: Farmington Hills, Southfield, Oak Park, Berkley, Hazel Park, Madison Heights, Claswson, Warren, St. Clair, Harper Woods, Grosse Pointe, Livonia, Hamtramck, Taylor, Allen Park, Westland, Garden City, Melvindale, River Rouge, LaSalle, Pleasant Park, Dearborn, Windsor, Royal Oak, and Canton. We also service the following counties: Monroe County, Lenawee County, Hillsdale County, Jackson County, Washtenaw County, Macomb County, Oakland County, Livingston County, Ingham County, Eaton County, Clinton County, shiawassee County, Genesee County, Lapeer County, And St. Clair County.

Other Detroit animal pest control topics:
Is it Legal to Catch a Venomous Snake
How to Find a Dead Animal in Your Walls
What is a Raccoon's Natural Diet
What to do After You Catch a Squirrel

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

This month's wildlife how-to article: How to Inspect a House for House Mouse Entry Holes

How to Inspect a House for House Mouse Entry Holes

Honestly, you will not be able to solve your rodent or mice infestation problem unless you first of all find out the way they are getting into your home. There are so many areas in which mice can get into your home as they only require a hole or crack as small as one quarter inch or crack on the wall that is just three quarter inch. More so, for you to find out the entrance and exit of mice in your home, you have to know the best inspection method necessary. So, you are going to learn the easier way to inspect a house for mouse entry holes through the content of this article.

Some Areas You Need To Inspect For Mouse Entire Holes
There are many means through which mouse can gain access to your house and property, some other the areas you need to check while inspecting your home for mouse include:

• Gable vents
• Roof vents
• Ground level crawl gap vents
• Laundry vent
• Window vents
• Door vents
• Other parts of the roof mostly the fascia
• Check the place where an eave meets the roof
• Check the roof lines
• Check air conditioner chases
• Entry points in power line
• And virtually all square inch of your house

Some Steps You Need To Take While Inspecting Your House for Mouse Entry Holes
Finding out some signs for rodent infestation into your home, will give you more opportunity to effective get rid of them from your house. You need to follow professionally outlined steps while inspecting your home against any form of mouse infestation.
Some of the steps you need to follow include:

- Check out the droppings and urine: You need to follow the direction of mouse droppings and urine stains on your property while inspecting your home. Areas to search for the droppings are; cabinet, corners, drawers, under your sink near your food and others.

- Search for shavings and gnaw marks: Mouse in their bid to trim their frequently growing teeth normally gnaws. So, while inspecting your home, you have to check for mouse tooth marks on the doors, cardboard, door casing, cabinet and also within piles for pile of wood chip shavings.

- Search for burrow holes: The holes to mouse burrows are significantly one inch in diameter. For that reason, you can search through such holes while inspecting your house for mouse infestation.
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