Berrien County, MI
Awesome Critter Gitters
Awesome Critter Gitters is a full-service wildlife control company serving Berrien County MI and the surrounding area. We specialize in urban and suburban wildlife damage
management for both residential and commercial customers. We are state licensed by the Michigan Fish & Wildlife Commission. We handle nearly all aspects of wildlife
control, and resolve conflicts between people and wildlife in a humane and professional manner. For Berrien County pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 269-545-1135 -
yes, we answer our phones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - and we will discuss your wildlife
problem and schedule an appointment to solve it. We look forward to hearing from you!
- Scratching Noises in Your Attic?
- Unwanted Wildlife on Property?
- Problem Bird or Bat Infestation?
- Digging Lawn or Under House?
- We Can Solve It!
Many of Michigan's wild animals have learned to adapt and even thrive in our homes. For example some wildlife have found
that attics make great places to live. Other animals find refuge under homes or porches. Invariably,
these animals cause damage. Rodents, like squirrels and rats, love to chew on electrical wires once in an attic, and this causes a serious fire
hazard. Raccoons can cause serious contamination in an attic with their droppings and parasites. Same goes for bat or bird colonies. We specialize in solving Michigan's
wildlife problems, from snake removal to large jobs like commercial bat control, we do it all.
|We do not handle dog or cat problems
. If you need assistance with a domestic animal, such as a dog or a cat, you need to call your local Berrien county animal services
for assistance. They can help you out with issues such as stray dogs, stray cats, spay & neuter programs, vaccinations, licenses,
pet adoption, bite reports, deceased pets, lost pets, local animal complaints and to report neglected or abused animals. There is no free Berrien County animal control for wildlife issues.
Berrien County Animal Services or Humane Society: 269 471 7531
Berrien County Wildlife Removal Tip: Describe squirrel nests, how they are built, and where. Squirrel's nests will often vary dependent on the species of squirrel you're talking about, but the most common one - the Eastern Gray Squirrel, often makes its nests in tree cavities and the places high up. This will include human-inhabited spaces such as attics. These areas are warm, dry, safe and protect the squirrel from predators, and are often not frequented by humans, meaning the animal is left to its own devices for the most part. In the wild, tree forks are preferable spots, hickories and oaks offering the most protection, and they tend to look similar to nests left by birds. There will be a foundation formed of twigs and sticks, woven together to keep everything safe, followed by insulation of leaves and moss, or if the squirrel is in your attic, insulation materials and even paper. The internal diameter will normally be around seven or eight inches, and it will be lined with the softest of materials to keep the babies well protected, comfortable, warm and safe. Despite its rather flimsy appearance, especially from below, the nests are very strong and in many cases, have proven to be water-tight too, keeping both mother and young warm and dry when outside in torrential rain.
Berrien County Animal News Clip: Police: Animal stalk leads to illegal squirrel exterminating
Berrien County - A father who took his son out on Youth squirrel Wildlife trapping Weekend was arraigned Tuesday on charges the exterminator encouraged the 14-year-old boy to illegally capture some sort of four-pound bull squirrel in Berrien County. The animal control official, 45, of Berrien County, was charged with taking some sort of squirrel out of time allotment and with contributing to the delinquency of some sort of minor under the age of 16. The animal control official pleaded innocent to both charges and was released on conditions. The delinquency charge carries some sort of potential two-year jail sentence and some sort of $2,000 fine; the Michigan Fish and Wildlife charge could result in some sort of fine of up to $500 and some sort of 60-day sentence. Berrien County extermination and trapping officials had nothing to say about this.
Youth squirrel Wildlife trapping Weekend was started by the Hunting office of Fish and Wildlife to encourage the wildlife trapping tradition in Michigan. The two-day tradition is open to young pest control companies who have completed pest animal expert safety classes and are accompanied by some sort of permitd adult. A state news release announcing the 2006 weekend reminded adult escorts to "remember that they are some sort of role model," to display "the best of ethics" and to "obey the law." According to an affidavit filed by Animal police officer Wayne the critter cop, the the animal control official and some sort of second teenage boy reported the capturing of the squirrel to Michigan State Police early in the afternoon of Nov. 4. To learn more about animal control in Berrien County, Michigan read on.
All three claimed that the animal control official, 14, trap the squirrel after the animal chased them and acted in an aggressive manner, snorting and putting its head down and charging them. In fact, they told the animal police officers, the squirrel wouldn't leave them alone and continued to follow them. The critter cop, aided by Lt. Dane Hathaway, another animal police officer, met the animal control official and the two boys in the woods off Route 5 in the town forest in Berrien County to investigate. Berrien County pest control and exterminator companies agreed with this.
Concerned about this, Michigan wildlife officials introduced the Sportsman Tag. For $5, some sort of pest animal expert can enter some sort of drawing for some sort of chance at the tag, which gives them all the opportunities of the statewide conservation permit. The odds of drawing the 2007 Michigan statewide mule squirrel conservation tag were one in 6,714. However, the person who drew the 2006 statewide mule squirrel permit took the highest-scoring Special sugar standards animal finally caught in North America last year, pending some sort of required waiting period. The Michigan Division of Wildlife Resources issued some sort of single "high bid wildlife trapping permit" in 1961 for some sort of desert rodent. The permit sold for some sort of minimum $20,000 and the money was used to help expand the critter count and range of rodent in Michigan. The number and value of the permits has increased over the years. More than 450 are available for auction this year with an estimated value of $2.5 million. Ninety percent of the money spent on the permits is used on conservation projects such as habitat improvement and acquisition and wildlife transplants. The Berrien County animal services in Berrien County declined to comment.