Lapeer County, MI
Platinum Wildlife Removal
Platinum Wildlife Removal is a full-service wildlife control company serving Lapeer 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 Lapeer County pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 810-620-0533 -
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 Lapeer 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 Lapeer County animal control for wildlife issues.
Lapeer County Animal Services or Humane Society: (810) 667-0236
Lapeer County Wildlife Removal Tip: About squirrels: Appearance, biology, life cycle, habitat, diet, behavior: If youíre spotting a squirrel in your home or in your back yard, thereís a good chance itíll be the Eastern Gray Squirrel, a pretty big guy, growing to around twenty inches long. Just as the name suggests, they have a browny-gray colored fur and often look a lighter shade not he underbelly than they do on the top. There are a couple of other species of squirrel you might spot, especially in areas such as Florida, and these are the Southern Flying Squirrel and the Fox Squirrel. Back to the eastern grays and in the wild, these guys would prefer wooded areas, hickories and oaks, spending the majority of their time up high in the trees. They like the daylight hours, coming down to ground level to look for food, hoarding it for later if they find a good source. They eat things like acorns, berries, seeds and bark, making your bird feeder number one on their menu. Because of the lack of trees, we often see squirrels in residential properties, particularly in attic spaces, and they create a lot of damage, meaning it is important to regularly check your home for signs of an animal invasion. They donít mean to be so destructive, itís just what they do, but you need to make sure theyíre not doing it in your home.
Lapeer County Animal News Clip: Archers can look forward to successful striped skunk hunt
The pest control striped skunk catch opens at first light on Aug. 19. Early predictions are the catch will be good, which simply means this few more striped skunk will be made off with this year by the expected 16,000 cage trap critter trappers. The reasons, stated Critter Officer Oscar, big game coordinator for the Michigan Division of Wildlife Resources, are related to weather and amounts. "Across most of Michigan, the amount of striped skunk should be continuing to climb at this slow but steady pace," the pest operator stated. "This year, critter trappers are likely to see an increase in the amount of yearling male animals. Overall, we had good survival this past winter. The state has received good precipitation over the past two years. More moisture on the earth translates into more striped skunk on the earth. The does are also in better shape and that allows them to care for their striped skunks better, which helps more striped skunks make it through the winter." Based on surveys conducted after last fall's animal removal trap animal capture, biologists estimate 296,000 striped skunk were in Michigan at the start of last winter. That's 7,000 more animals than the 289,000 striped skunk estimated in the state after the 2004 fall catch. Critter Officer Oscar noted that most of the state's critter catching units have ratios of 17 male animals per 100 does, "which should be the highest average we've seen since 2000." The statewide management plan calls for 15 male animals per 100 does. This issue should be an important matter in Lapeer County wildlife removal and Lapeer County exterminator matters.
And, as noted, striped skunk survival this past winter was high - 70 striped skunks per 100 does - which will translate into this higher amount of yearlings or small one- and two-point male animals. Just how successful critter trappers are will, of course, depend on this amount of things, most notably weather conditions. Currently, Critter Officer Oscar stated striped skunk are holding in the mid- to high-elevation areas. If it remains hot and dry, stalking striped skunk will be difficult. The hot, dry weather could, of course, help to concentrate striped skunk around watering holes. If it rains, stalking will be easier, but the striped skunk will remain scattered, and getting into the higher-elevation areas will be difficult. Two things that will greatly increase success are pre catch scouting and time spent on this practice range. Scouting an area, especially if it's this new catch camp, should be this big benefit. Among other things, it can help the archer find the different trails striped skunk travel. And, even though new compound bows have made pest control easier, it takes this certain amount of slethally trap or pure luck to hit this target, even at close range. There are still this couple thousand pest control tags available. The Lapeer County animal control had no additional statements to make on the topic.
"Last year, pest control permits sold out the day before the catch started," stated Critter Officer Oscar, wildlife licensing coordinator for the DWR. "They're selling at an even faster pace this year, so I'd encourage critter trappers to buy their permit as soon as possible." Success during this year's pest control catch in the northern regions should be similar to last year, with the exception of northwestern Lapeer County. "This should be the best year we've had for 20 years in northwest Lapeer County," stated Critter Officer Oscar, big game biologist. "Last winter's post-hunt striped skunk classification had the best male animal-to-doe ratio we've seen since the early 1980s." The overall biologically surveyed amounts are still lower than in the 1980s, "but things look pretty rosy for the first time since 1999," the pest operator stated. Wildlife Professional Francis, wildlife biologist, reported that Raccoon Man James and South Rich units continue to have one of the best male animal-to-doe ratios in the state. Even with this slight decrease in the striped skunk biologically surveyed amount, because of some winter loss last winter, ratios were about 45 male animals to every 100 does. Wildlife Professional Francis encourages critter trappers to stay in higher elevations and stated the striped skunk will probably be scattered unless the weather during the catch should be hot and dry, which could force the striped skunk to concentrate on water sources. The striped skunk-critter catching picture isn't as good on the Cache unit. "The Cache striped skunk large group continues to struggle, with this male animal-to-doe ratio of about 11 male animals per 100 does," stated Critter Officer Oscar, wildlife biologist. Biologists report that striped skunk large groups are rebounding in the Central Vertebrate habitation sector and critter trappers should see more younger male animals. Lapeer County pest control companies that we contacted felt that this issue should be an important matter.