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How We Solve Lansing 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.

We provide prompt and professional animal removal services to get unwanted critters out of your attic or any other part of your house or property. yMichigan has beautiful wildlife. One creature in particular is the fox! Foxes are notorious for breaking into chicken coops and stealing chickens. If you can't seem to shoo your problem fox, or any wildlife for that matter, feel free to give us a call. Our team is licensed and trained in trapping and removing Lansing wildlife. We service the following cities: Leslie, Mason, Williamston, Dansville, Stockbridge, Webberville, Edgemont Park, Fitchburg, Haslett, Holt, Okemos, East Lansing, Meridian, Delta Charter, and Delhi Charter. We also service the following counties: Shiawassee County, Livingston County, Washtenaw County, Jackson County, Eaton County, and Clinton County.

Other Lansing animal pest control topics:
How to Get Rid of Squirrels
How to Kill a Skunk
Information About Fox
Raccoon Prevention Tips

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

This month's wildlife how-to article: How to get rid of flying squirrels

How to get rid of flying squirrels

The method to get rid of flying squirrels is fairly similar to the method used to get rid of ordinary squirrels, the main difference between a flying squirrel infestation and an ordinary squirrel infestation is that there'll be many many more flying squirrels than ordinary ones. The basic principles of removing flying squirrels are, you put your traps or your exclusion materials and one way doors on all of the entry/exit holes you can find. Flying squirrel eradication can be quite tricky because these animals are very small and can fit through very small holes.

The first thing you must do is inspect your attic or roof space to make sure it is actually flying squirrels you are dealing with and not some other creature. Once you know for sure what you're dealing with you then need to inspect the outside of the house to see where the animals are gaining entry to your attic/roof space. Once you know where they are and where they are coming and going from you can set up some traps to capture them. The best thing that most professionals recommend is setting up one-way exclusion doors on the entrances and exits they are using instead of actually trapping the animal all you are trying to do is to exclude them from the roof space.

When you do seal up all the entrances and exits they are using make sure you do it using steel because anything less and they will probably find a way through it or around it. Although flying squirrels can glide for up to 100 feet, depending on the starting height, they like ordinary squirrels still have to climb to get where they want to start from, if you can figure out where they are coming from to land on your roof then you may be able to prevent them from gliding to your roof.

Unlike ordinary squirrels, flying squirrels are nocturnal and sociable, that means they do all the business at night and they live in groups, that is why if you have one flying squirrel you probably have a dozen or so. It is also how they give themselves away when they are in your roof, the group likes to interact with each other so they run around, they scrabble, they scratch and they squabble, none of which there earth bound cousins do.
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