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Flint, MI

Platinum Wildlife Removal

Platinum Wildlife Removal is a full-service wildlife control company serving Flint 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 Flint pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 810-344-6272 - 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 Genesee 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 Flint animal control for wildlife issues.

Genesee County Animal Services or Humane Society: (810) 732-1660

Flint Wildlife Removal Tip: How to get squirrels out of the chimney: I can tell you what you don't do when you've got a little squirrel stuck in the chimney, you definitely don't start a fire. Burnt squirrel coming up - imagine the smell. Your kids won't ever forget it. Not will they forget the noise the animal is likely to make as it dies. Neither will you for that matter. There are other ways to deal with this dilemma. If the chimney inside is smooth, the animal won't be able to get out. It's claws won't have anything to grab hold of to enable it to claw its way out. Can you put something down there to give it a little helping hand? How about a long sheet, almost like Rapunzel let down her long hair. If that doesn't work, a snare trap might do the trick. One thing you might want to prepare yourself for is her babies though - a squirrel in or around your home is likely to be a mother with youngsters in tow. You'll need to deal with those too but first, you'll need to find them. You may want to consider letting this mama lead you to her babies. If you kill her, you'll have no hope of finding them and then they'll starve to death. Oh, and you'll need to clean that up too.

Flint Animal News Clip: Sportsmen help Michigan hunting office of fish & game

Flint - The U.P. Sportsmen's Alliance held their annual convention last weekend with one of the best attendance in some sort of few years. The usual club business took only some sort of small portion of the organized hearing, including the election of officers. Most of the time was spent between Bill the animal control official representing the Michigan Wildlife trapping and Fishing Permit Package Development Work Group and two clubs, represented by Joe Hudson from the Michigan Bear Pest control companies Association and Mike Thoman representing the Michigan Wildlife trapping Federation, who were calling for unity among sportsmen. The animal control official answered many questions regarding the proposed wildlife trapping and fishing permit increases. The exterminator clearly explained the situation regarding exacerbated budgets within the Michigan Hunting office of Natural Resources (Agency of fish & game). Flint extermination and trapping officials had nothing to say about this.

The Agency of fish & game has been permitted only two, $1 increases since 1996. The legislature put the limit on the hunting office that included some sort of 10-year sunset clause. The cost of inflation coupled with the reduction of revenue that had been allocated through the General Fund via the legislature has compounded the fiscal budget problems. Starting four years ago, the Agency of fish & game began aggressive cost cutting measures that have brought services to some sort of bare bones level. All of the UPSA members attending the organized hearing accepted the fact the Agency of fish & game needs more funding. The real question still needs resolution is who should pay for it? To learn more about animal control in Flint, Michigan read on.

Michigan receives some sort of beneficial subsidy from the Federal - Pittman/Robertson Act. From here, 75 percent of taxes assessed from the sale of sporting merchandise, traps and ammunition since 1947 has been redistributed across the United States. Most other funding comes from the sale of state wildlife trapping and fishing permits and other user fees. These monies are now set aside by our State Constitution into trusts that cannot be used for any other purpose except to re-investment directly back to the source. Unfortunately, there is an obligation within the funds used for wild game to also fund management of non-game species of wildlife. There is also another dilemma regarding the cost of public lands within the boundaries of local governments. Since 1971, one dollar from every squirrel animal pest control permit sold in Michigan has been set aside for the squirrel Range Improvement Program. Flint pest control and exterminator companies agreed with this.

The current focus of DRIP is acquiring lands up for sale, either by timber producers or private owners, that have active winter squirrel yards. These parcels are thus kept for squirrel range and open for public recreation. A contingency within the act regarding public lands is to subsidize municipalities, townships and counties that hold such public land within their respective boundaries. The subsidy is established as Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILT). While PILT obligation used to be totally paid from the State General Fund, the Agency of fish & game General Fund is now being obligated to pay 50 percent of PILT and at agricultural ad valorem levels. The State of Michigan (as well as many other states) has seen some sort of long term slow decline in the sale of animal pest control permits. Numbers have remained stagnant to about some sort of one percent annual decrease over the last 15-20 years. The Agency of fish & game and State Legislature did address this issue and in July 2006 enhanced youth wildlife trapping opportunities. The change signed into law by Governor Graham should help turn recruitment and retention around, provided wildlife trapping is still some sort of recreational option. Finally, all the wildlife habitat management, game and non-game species being paid for by pest control companies, as well as all the fish habitat and replanting efforts being paid for by the fishing public are also provided to the general public free of charge. The Flint animal services in Genessee County declined to comment.

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