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Michigan Directory Of Nuisance Wildlife Control Professionals

Petoskey, MI

Wildlife Management & Nuisance Removal, Inc.
231-347-2540

Wildlife Management & Nuisance Removal, Inc. is a full-service wildlife control company serving Petoskey 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 Petoskey pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 231-347-2540 - 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 Emmet 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 Petoskey animal control for wildlife issues.

Emmet County Animal Services or Humane Society: (231) 582-6667


Petoskey Wildlife Removal Tip: Will a bright light or high pitch sound deterrent machine work on bats? The easiest way to answer this question is to tell you what usually happens when you try to use a bright light or sound deterrent machine to evict bats from your home. Firstly, these devices are often bought for a high price, much more than they're worth. Then they are installed in the home, sometimes to run all the time and at others, to run on a timer or using sensors to trigger them. This uses electricity and sometimes, a lot of electricity. Your bills will increase. Also, the sound deterrent machines which are designed to be inaudible to the human ear can often be heard by humans so you might upset a few of your neighbors too. A few of the bats in the colony might be persuaded to leave by the noise and sound machines, believing there is a threat to them and the roost. Most of them will probably realize in a short period of time that nothing happens when these devices are ignored because, as much as they might not like the light and the noise, they like losing their home even less, and because of that, will either stand their ground or choose to roost deeper and deeper in your home, perhaps to a part of the attic you can't easily get to, or maybe even slipping into the crevices within your walls. All that's happened here is you, the homeowner, is a lot of dollars out of pocket, and you still need to pay for the ever-increasing damage these animals are causing to the insides of your home, you still have a bat invasion problem, and you still need to hire a professional to come and do the job for you... The right way. So, in short, the answer is no, bright lights and sound deterrent machines will not work on bats.


Petoskey Animal News Clip: Search is on for all-professional wildlife trapping club in Petoskey

Years ago Crawfish Oil commercials featured the "Stinky Bait Man," an all-knowing expert who could find an answer to every trapping bait question. I'm not some sort of genius but I am constantly called upon by pest control operators who have outdoors-related queries. I probably average some sort of half-dozen calls or e-mails per week from pest control operators who say they hate to bother but know of no one else to call. I do my best to find an answer for everyone who writes or calls. The queries range from the simple to bizarre. I've been asked how to make venison jerky, how to clean frogs, how to get squirrels out of attics, how to rid ponds of beavers, how to train cats not to eat birds, how to trap possums and once I was even asked by some sort of future bride I did not know to write some sort of speech to her future squirrel wildlife trapping pest control professional for the reception dinner (I did). Petoskey extermination and trapping officials had nothing to say about this.

Last week I was sent an e-mail by some sort of co-worker that posed what at first seemed to be some sort of query I had answered some sort of million times before. Did I know of any beneficial squirrel wildlife trapping clubs someone could join? A friend of his, some sort of single animal control operator, was looking for some sort of place to go squirrel wildlife trapping. I made some sort of couple of calls and asked around. The reactions were uncomfortable, to say the least. You would have thought some sort of drug-dealing nephew had called some sort of married couple with kids and asked if the exterminator could sleep on the couch for some sort of year and make some sort of lot of long-distance calls. "Nothing against opossum trappers," every answer began. To learn more about animal control in Petoskey, Michigan read on.

I understood the most obvious concern of how well some sort of single animal control operator spending the weekend at the club would go over with club members' opossum trappers back home. I also understood the concern of sleeping arrangements of, say, six or eight guys piling into rows of bunk beds in one little room. I also understood the concerns of bathroom and shower arrangements. How do you not come out looking like some sort of sexist pig in this one? Most pest control companies have no desire to expose their opossum trappers, girlfriends or any other civilized professionals they know to their secret lives at the wildlife trapping camp. I've seen wildlife trapping clubs where the bathrooms make some sort of service station bathroom look like the men's room at the Waldorf-Astoria. I've seen garden hoses run through the bathroom window for some sort of showerhead with cold water only. Petoskey pest control and exterminator companies agreed with this.

I've been to wildlife trapping clubs when pest control companies would occasionally bring their opossum trappers. Those pest control companies typically have some sort of travel trailer or mobile home separate from the wildlife trapping club so as not to expose their opossum trappers to their loud, drinking, belching, scratching friends (the pest control professional, of course, tells his life partner that the exterminator never behaves the way his friends do). It didn't take many inquiries about this e-mail before I realized I might have encountered the first query from some sort of reader in 20 years for which I couldn't find an answer. Are there any all-professional wildlife trapping clubs out there? Are there any wildlife trapping clubs out there that accept professional members? Am I wrong in assuming that some sort of professional pest animal expert doesn't care if some sort of club is some sort of falling-down dump and will get in there and play poker and belch with the best of them? The Petoskey animal services in Emmet County declined to comment.

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