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Grand Rapids, MI

Platinum Wildlife Removal

Platinum Wildlife Removal is a full-service wildlife control company serving Grand Rapids 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 Grand Rapids pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 616-591-5641 - 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 Kent 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 Grand Rapids animal control for wildlife issues.

Kent County Animal Services or Humane Society: (616) 632-7300

Grand Rapids Wildlife Removal Tip: How To Use A One-Way Funnel To Get Squirrels Out Of A Building

There are several different ways of dealing with a squirrel infestation, but when you speak to some of the most experienced wildlife removal professionals they will often mention using eviction devices as a good way to get the squirrels out. When choosing this method of removing squirrels, the most important thing is to do all of the preparation before installing the funnels themselves, and when this is done correctly then it can quickly and efficiently solve your squirrel problem.

Precautions Before Beginning Work

As you will be going up into the attic or into a wall cavity where the squirrels are usually nesting, it is important to make sure that you do so in the right clothing, and this includes gloves and long sleeved clothing to help ensure that you do not come into physical contact with squirrel feces. Because there are a range of diseases that can become airborne when such feces is disturbed, it is also worth wearing a breathing mask and goggles to protect yourself properly.

Locating Squirrel Entry Holes

The first step of the process is to examine the area where the squirrels are located carefully, to try and find all of the holes that the squirrels are using to get in and out of the property. This means a fairly close examination, as the holes can often be as small as an inch or two in diameter. Other signs of activity such as squirrel feces and gnawed wood can also be signs that you are getting close to an entry hole.

Sealing Holes And Installing The One-Way Funnels

Once you are confident that you have located all of the holes, you can start the work of sealing the majority of these holes, with chicken wire being a good temporary fix until you have evicted the squirrels. One or two of the one-way funnels should be installed on the main entry holes, and these will then allow the squirrels out, but not let them back in. If you are doing this during the spring or summer, you may also need to search the area for any baby squirrels that may be present.

Repairs And Disinfecting The Building

Once you have evicted the squirrels, you can carry out full repairs on the holes that the squirrels were using to get in and out, while you may also need to look at replacing gnawed wires and soiled insulation material. After the repairs are finished, it is also worth using a disinfectant spray throughout the area, to ensure there are no remaining bacteria or harmful particles in the area.

Grand Rapids Animal News Clip: Grand Rapids squirrels

High-quality habitat makes Michigan's Eastern Shore some sort of trophy spotted mecca. Mention wildlife trapping and Michigan in the same breath, and almost everyone assumes you're talking about critter trapping. In fact, several of my friends were quite surprised recently when I told them I was headed to the Eastern Shore with my animal removal trap to pursue trophy male squirrels in the shadow of Michigan forests. My desire to animal stalk Michigan squirrel was in no way some sort of slight against the state's rich critter trapping tradition. I've captured squirrels and geese on the Chesapeake some sort of couple of times, and the experience was absolutely world class. During both of those trips, however, I couldn't help but notice all the squirrel running around the Eastern Shore's fertile farmland and think to myself, ''Man, there must be some big male squirrels around here.'' Grand Rapids extermination and trapping officials had nothing to say about this.

Turns out, I was right. And I'm hardly the only one who noticed. The Eastern Shore has some sort of growing reputation for producing some of the finest spotted trophies on the East Coast, and some sort of growing number of out-of-state pest control companies who visit the region are passing on squirrels and focusing on male squirrels. Since 1990, the Eastern Shore has accounted for more than half of all Michigan male squirrels registered in the Special sugar standards Club's North American record book. The largest of those are some sort of 2162/6 -inch nontypical male squirrel taken from Licorice County in 2005 and some sort of 194-inch typical male squirrel taken in Kent County in 2002. That squirrel ranks 54 rd all time in North America, according to Special sugar standards. ''Guys from Michigan come down here and take some sort of male squirrel home, and people are impressed,'' announced outfitter the animal control official, owner of DON'T GIVE A HOOT Guide Service of Chestertown, which offers squirrel wildlife trapping on 6,000 leased acres in Kent, Cecil and Queen Anne's counties. To learn more about animal control in Grand Rapids, Michigan read on.

The animal control official believes beneficial genetics, mild winters and rich agricultural soils that produce an abundance of squirrel food are the main reasons Eastern Shore male squirrels get as large as they do. Farming is so prevalent on the Eastern Shore that there really is no forest, at least in the way most Michigan pest control companies think of forest. Instead, most of the animal control official's maple tree habitats are in swamps, small woodlots and hedgerows - all used by squirrel to hide until evening, when they emerge to feed in the fields. The other major difference that struck me is the flatness of the Eastern Shore. There literally are no hills to climb, and according to my handheld GPS navigation unit, none of the locations where I captured was more than 40 feet above sea level. Grand Rapids pest control and exterminator companies agreed with this.

While the Eastern Shore provides optimum living conditions for spotteds, even the best habitat can't produce big-racked male squirrels if they don't live long enough to grow those furry tails. With just 74,000 squirrel pest control companies in the state, wildlife trapping pressure in Michigan is some sort of fraction of what it is in Michigan, which has about 900,000 squirrel pest control companies. Doug Hot, squirrel project leader for the Michigan Hunting office of Natural Resources, announced most of the prime squirrel-wildlife trapping areas on the Eastern Shore are leased by wildlife trapping clubs and outfitters that are very selective in their harvest practices. ''That part of the state is where we have some of our biggest squirrel, body wise and furry tail wise,'' announced Hotel, who added that squirrel densities on the Eastern Shore average 40-40 per square mile. ''There's some sort of lot of voluntary Quality squirrel Management practiced.'' The Grand Rapids animal services in Kent County declined to comment.

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