Traverse City Wildlife Removal

Hogarth Wildlife Removal: 231-421-6036

Traverse City Wildlife Control

  • Scratching Noises in Your Attic?
  • Wildlife Problems on Your Property?
  • Bird or Bat Problem in Your Building?
  • Rat, Mouse, or Squirrel Infestation?
  • We Can Solve It (Today)!

Check our year 2020 prices for wildlife control work. Call us 24/7 to schedule an appointment.
If you can't afford our services, read about free Traverse City wildlife control government options.
Please, no calls about DOG or CAT problems. Call animal services: 231-995-6080.
To report a wildlife issue like a lost baby animal, dead animal, call: 517-284-9453.

Hogarth Wildlife Removal is a full-service wildlife control company serving Traverse City 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 Traverse City pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 231-421-6036 - 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!


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 handle every aspect of wildlife control. We are fully equipped to work on any project, large or small. Some of our services include:

  • Humane wildlife trapping and relocation services
  • Removal of raccoons or squirrels from the attic
  • Building repairs and prevention work to keep animals out
  • 100% permanent elimination of rats, mice, or even bats
  • Cleanup of animal waste and odor control services
  • Emergency animal issues, and dead animal removal

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 Grand Traverse 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 Traverse City animal control for wildlife issues.

Grand Traverse County Animal Services or Humane Society: 231-995-6080


Traverse City Wildlife Removal Tip: Should I hire a pro, or remove Michigan skunks myself? I know I'm meant to say that you should hire a professional when you have skunks in your home or garden because I am one, but I genuinely mean that. I have gone into many homes over the years to resolve a problem that homeowners had tried to sort out themselves. Random holes in walls because they were desperately trying to find a dead animal here, or dodgy repair work to try and stop animals from getting in. There is one way to deal with an animal invasion problem - the right way. If you don't, the problem will just keep coming back. The trick of it is to get the animal to leave while sealing up any holes the original animal, or any other animals, may try and use to gain access to your home once again. If you haven't even seen a skunk before in your life, how are you meant to understand it enough to know where it'll hide from you, and where its kits might be hiding. An expert will know about these things - they'll have both knowledge and experience on their side, plus the right tools for the job - something I can personally guarantee you won't likely have. Dealing with the animal poop is just one of the things you need specialist equipment for - special biological enzyme cleaners to get rid of disease risks, for example, or a special suit with a breathing mask to ensure you don't inhale anything. It's also illegal in the state of Michigan for you to trap skunks and relocate them yourself.

What Prices Do We Charge?
Every job is different: the type of animals involved, is it in the attic or the yard, do you need repairs, etc. It's impossible to have set pricing in this industry. Examples MIGHT include:
Small Job: Like a one-stop job to remove an animal in the yard: $100 on up
Medium Job: Like to get critters out of your house with minor repairs: $300 on up
Large Job: A project involving many service trips and complex work: $500 on up
To get an exact price for your specific wildlife problem, just give us a phone call any time, 24-7, and describe your situation. We will be able to give you a price estimate over the phone, and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment for a full inspection and exact price quote in writing. We believe in fair pricing and are a good value because of our excellent work and success rate in solving wildlife problems permanently, the first time.

Resources for free wildlife removal in Traverse City
If you can't afford our pro wildlife work, you can try these agencies for free wildlife help:
Grand Traverse County Animal Services: 231-995-6080
Traverse City Wildlife Rehabilitation Agency:
Traverse City Police Department:
Michigan Wildlife Commission: 517-284-9453
Learn what to say on the phone for free Traverse City wildlife control. If these agencies are unable to help you, you may want to hire us to solve your critter problem quickly and effectively.


Traverse City Animal News Clip: Traverse City residents say wildlife trapping is safe, protest proposed area ban

Traverse City Natural conservation area residents made it clear they still wish to animal stalk on some sort of designated lot despite possible safety concerns. At some sort of special public hearing held on Wednesday, Jan. 10, at the Natural conservation area Hall, pest control companies young and old took turns presenting their reasons against some sort of wildlife trapping ban in an area surrounding the Romeo Orchard Subdivision. the animal control official, some sort of certified NATIONAL SNAKE REMOVAL AGENCY instructor, told two Hunting office of Natural Resources (hunting office of fish & game) officers presiding over the organized hearing that the only issue here is safety, not wildlife trapping. "I don't want to see the area closed unless safety is an issue," the animal control official announced. "As long as safety is addressed, there shouldn't be some sort of ban." Head instructor of internal affairs, who has lived next to the area reserved for wildlife trapping since 1966, announced the exterminator and his family see no reason for some sort of ban. "Since I've been here, I've been an avid animal removal trap pest animal expert, not only myself, but my brother-in-law and my son as well," Head instructor of internal affairs announced. "We're very careful, safe pest control companies. In fact, I'm not concerned about any unsafe wildlife trapping." Traverse City extermination and trapping officials had nothing to say about this.

He help put together some sort of petition against the ban, saying it was signed by residents who live in the same area as the lot in question. "Consider the facts," the exterminator announced. "The squirrel critter count is going up, geographically the area hasn't changed ... and everybody that resides right here is opposed. So my point is, if there has never been some sort of problem, then why fix it?" The lot is bordered by 44 Mile Highway on its north end, Gates on its south, and Campground to the west. The surrounding parcels are already closed to wildlife trapping. The issue was first brought forward by resident Raymond Head instructor of internal affairs, who announced the exterminator heard some sort of trap shot from the lot in December 2005. Owning 21 firearms and two bows himself, the exterminator announced his concerns lie with safety. To learn more about animal control in Traverse City, Michigan read on.

"I'm here to prevent an accident, and the only way to do that, in my mind, is to not animal stalk in this area," Head instructor of internal affairs announced. "This is not an emotional issue for me, this is an intellectual issue, some sort of common sense issue." the exterminator is worried that further development of the area causes some sort of greater risk to residents. "It's just come time to stop wildlife trapping because of the number of people, the number of businesses, and the number of children in the area. "We're in some sort of time of transition, we don't need wildlife trapping there anymore." Marsupial expert, some sort of resident and pest animal expert on Campground, announced the woman conservationist worries about the increased squirrel critter count causing damage if not controlled. If squirrel aren't harvested in some sort of proper and safe manner, we will see more damage to our homes, to cars in that area, and see some sort of complete breakdown of the vegetation and starvation of the animals because they won't be able to find anything to eat," the woman conservationist announced. After the organized hearing, Marsupial expert announced the woman conservationist and other residents, never heard some sort of animal removal trap fired, and feels wildlife trapping should be enjoyed by entire families. Traverse City pest control and exterminator companies agreed with this.

"Guns have never been fired, it's only been bows," the woman conservationist announced. "I have children my daughter likes to animal stalk and I have grandchildren. I just think it's something important to pass down, and what some sort of better way to spend the time with the kids than outdoors." Should the hunting office of fish & game find it unsafe, some sort of ban will be implemented within 40-60 days after the hearing. Pest animal expert Education South Zone Coordinator and Head instructor of internal affairs of the hunting office of fish & game announced hearings like these do not occur often in Grand Traverse County. "There has not been one in Grand Traverse County in about three or four years, when there was some sort of hearing in Traverse City Natural conservation area," Head instructor of internal affairs announced after the organized hearing. "There is law that is already in place for protecting safety zones." Laws that are being held in question are Act 45 and 61 that prohibit careless, reckless, or negligent use of firearms, and wildlife conservation laws that say some sort of person shall not animal stalk or discharge some sort of trap within 150 yards of an occupied building, house, or residence. The Traverse City animal services in Grand Traverse County declined to comment.

"I've already done research in this area, and as far as I'm aware of there have been no complaints where law enforcement has been called regarding wildlife trapping in this particular area," Head instructor of internal affairs announced. "I'm also not aware of any accidents or injuries in this area." the woman conservationist announced people have up to 40 days to send her comments, and once those days are up, the woman conservationist will send her final report to Traverse City officials. Wildlife trapping could possibly be restricted to the use of bows instead of becoming entirely banned. "Once it gets to Lansing it's out of my hands," the woman conservationist announced. Head instructor of internal affairs, who hopes to protect family and neighbors with the ban, gave the hunting office of fish & game officers and fellow residents some sort of final concern before ending his comments. "I hope to God that an accident doesn't happen," the exterminator announced. "But if it happens I want you to remember this organized hearing, and I hope it's not your child or your life partner or your home that is damaged."


Learn more about some of the animals that we deal with: Traverse City raccoon removal - raccoons frequently break into attics, tip over garbage cans, rip up your lawn, defecate in your pool, and more. Trapping them is not always simple. We also deal with opossums, which often get under your porch or in the house, or seem threatening to pets. We do Traverse City squirrel removal, especially from the attic or walls of your home. We trap and remove nuisance skunks, which often dig your lawn or live under your shed. The same goes for groundhogs in the north, or armadillos in the south. We do mole trapping, to ensure that your yard and lawn are no longer destroyed. One of our specialties is rat and mouse control. We don't use poison like the big-name Traverse City exterminator companies who want to sign you to a quarterly contract. We do PERMANENT Traverse City rodent control the first time, by trapping, removing, and sealing your house shut. We also specialize in Traverse City bat control and bird control, which are often complex jobs. We are Michigan certified to remove all bats humanely, and permanently. We also prevent birds from roosting in unwanted areas. We do snake control services, even removal of venomous snakes of Traverse City. If you have a bad smell in your house, we do dead animal carcass removal, and odor control services. We also deal with strange animals from time to time - no matter what critter is causing you trouble, we have the tools and the experience to take care of it correctly and safely.

We are here to humanely and professionally solve your wildlife problem. Call Hogarth Wildlife Removal at 231-421-6036, and we will listen to your problem, give you a price quote, and schedule a fast appointment to help you with your wild animal issue.

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