Local Muskegon Pest Removal Services

Animals Happen Of Muskegon, Michigan

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Muskegon MI wildlife control service areaIt’s unsettling to wake up with a bat flying around your head or a skunk on your deck. Wild animals are abundant in Michigan, and Animals Happen and help you resolve pest removal services you may require, whether residential or commercial.

We not only trap and remove animals, but we also use exclusion devices, which allow animals to leave but prevent them from returning. Wild animals have the potential to cause significant damage to any Muskegon home or business. Not only are they destructive, but it’s also important to remember that wild animals are dangerous. If bitten by one carrying rabies or other diseases, they can cause serious harm.

The progressive loss of Michigan’s woodlands and farmlands to development is increasing the chance for conflicts between humans and wildlife. Social trends,such as increased urbanization, increased populations of certain wildlife species, and finite government resources have combined to provide the opportunity for more involvement from the private sector in the prevention and control of wildlife damage and nuisance situations. Michigan Department Of Natural Resources

Muskegon Bat Exclusion and Clean Up Services

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Bats usually gain access to Muskegon homes through cracks and crevices in construction materials. Bats can easily tuck themselves into even the tiniest of gaps due to their small size. They can fit through holes as small as 6 mm in diameter, which is about the size of a dime. Bats will roost in attics and between walls once inside the structure.

A colony of bats in the attic will produce droppings over time, which can cause structural damage and odor and the growth of a fungus that causes respiratory issues. Bat feces will seep into the wood structure of an attic and weaken supports. The bacteria in the feces (histoplasmosis) will spread diseases to humans and pets. Guano clean-up requires special cleaning solutions and practices to enures that all diseases are eliminated from the home.

When it comes to bat removal, unlike most wildlife species, trapping is not an option due to federal regulations that protect bats. Our team of wildlife experts at Animals Happen will perform a “bat exclusion” on your home. Our experts will seal off all possible entry points on your Muskegon home or business during this process, installing one-way doors over areas where bats are active. These one-way doors will allow bats to leave the structure at night to feed but prevent the pests from re-entering.

Nuisance Bird Control & Nest Clean Up In Muskegon, MI

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Birds have the potential to cause more harm than any other nuisance wild animal. Bacteria and fungi abound in their nest. Bird nest material is linked to many diseases. You can contract the same way you can with bat guano. Inhaling the nest’s airborne spores causes histoplasmosis. Pigeons, chimney swifts, starlings, sparrows, swallows, and woodpeckers are the most common birds that cause Michigan homeowners and businesses problems.

Pest bird species can cause irreversible damage to your facilities by blocking ventilation ducts, which can lead to fires and flooding from clogged gutters and drains. The corrosive nature of bird droppings is one of the main reasons. Their acidic properties have the potential to hasten the rusting process. A thin layer of bird droppings, for example, can cut the life expectancy of a roof in half, causing leaks and, in some cases, collapse.

No matter how simple or complex your nuisance bird problem is, Animals Happen has the knowledge and tools to solve it. Every member of our courteous, professional staff is trained in bird removal, trapping, and control techniques, as well as how to prevent bird damage to your Muskegon home or commercial property.

Muskegon Squirrel Trapping and Prevention

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Squirrels must find a way into the house. This means they most likely caused some exterior damage to your home in order to gain access. Gnawing on your siding or chewing holes in the attic’s exterior. Squirrels will chew more holes in your attic the longer they stay. You are much more vulnerable to damage from water leaks and flooding if the outside of your home is exposed and damaged.

Squirrels will enjoy chewing on many of the essential wires in your attic. Like those of other rodents, their front teeth are constantly growing, and they seek out objects to grind them down. This is bad news for your wiring, siding, and wood, among other things. Squirrels chewing on wires in the attic have started many Muskegon home fires.

Squirrel removal is a specialty of Animals Happen. Our Michigan wildlife specialists will conduct a thorough inspection to determine the severity of the problem before removing a squirrel or a family of squirrels from your property. They’ll create a custom solution to trap, remove, and seal all entry points after the inspection. They’ll also give you warranty options and a quote for preventative maintenance.

The most effective way to keep squirrels and other wildlife out of your house is to use preventative exclusion. After the squirrels have been removed, it is critical to seal all entry points to prevent future entry.

Skunk Removal and Proofing In Muskegon

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Skunks are known for their stomach-turning stench, but they are often the culprit of costly damage around Muskegon homes. Turning yards upside down by digging and the spread of disease are two of the biggest problems skunks present to the Muskegon area.

Skunks bring diseases into your yard, such as leptospirosis and canine distemper, which can harm your pets, particularly unvaccinated puppies. Skunks dig for insect grubs, their preferred food, and leave unsightly holes in the lawn. By sealing off all foundation openings, our team of experts prevents skunks from denning under your house. Because many of these openings are underground, they are not visible. Skunks are kept out by installing underground barriers.

If you believe you have a skunk problem on or near your property, call Animals Happen right away for skunk removal. At-home remedies such as skunk sprays are often ineffective. Our skunk removal experts in Muskegon can control your skunk problems in a matter of days.

Muskegon Raccoon Trapping and Removal

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Raccoons prefer to build their nests in attics and basements. They find their way into small spaces, establish a nest, and cause damage to your property. They will urinate outside their nest, causing costly damage to your home’s interior. Raccoons will dig up gardens in search of corn, peas, and other vegetables to eat. Have these animals removed from your home to protect your home and property.

Raccoon populations are increasing in Muskegon, implying that more raccoons will soon seek shelter in people’s homes or businesses. The most effective and humane way to get rid of a raccoon is to use live trapping. Raccoons are a rabies vector species, so direct capture is rarely used. A healthy trapped raccoon will be relocated with written permission if legally allowed. Our wildlife specialists seek assistance from a local Muskegon wildlife rehabilitation center when babies are removed from attics.

Animals Happen has the knowledge, experience, expertise, and ability to trap and remove your problem raccoon using all legal and humane methods. With our guaranteed animal proofing, you’ll never have to worry about the same problem happening again.

Snake Removal Services In Muskegon, MI

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Seeing a snake in or around your Michigan home can be off-putting. Knowledge of the different types of snakes in Muskegon and what they’re doing around your home will aid in the snake removal process. If you’re unsure or prefer not to handle the snakes, contact Animals Happen right away.

General Information

There are eighteen species of snakes in Michigan, and they are an important part of our state’s ecosystems. Snakes can live in a wide range of environments, including forests, grasslands, lakes, rivers, marshes, farms, and cities. Seventeen of these snakes are non-venomous, with the Easter Massasauga Rattlesnake being the only venomous one.

Prevention and Control

Animals happen will provide you with full-service pest control solutions specializing in the effective removal and prevention of reptiles and snakes. Our inspection and treatment are thorough, but most importantly, they are safe for you and your family or business.

When you hire us to assess the reptile problem in your home, one of our experts will be dispatched to assess the situation and formulate a plan. Our experts can seal any openings once we’ve implemented our plan, so you and your family can enjoy a reptile-free environment for a long time. Call us right away to ensure the safety of the people and pets living in your home.

If you need professional wildlife help, call us right away!

Rodents can be really expensive in terms of the repairs of the damages these rodents have done. This nuisance critter will take less time for it to establish a colony if neglected. When left alone, it will cause certain damages within the house or building, leaving their feces and urine all over the place and even cause different sickness and contract diseases. The most common disease these rodents can contract is rabies. Without the proper equipment, an inexperienced person trying to capture this creature may have difficulty and may even cause more damage to the house or people living in the house. If it can not be helped and an individual must confront this nuisance critter, consult first the state laws on what are the do’s and dont’s when removing the creature. There is one thing that is common in the laws of different states and it is to not harm or kill these rodents. Try avoiding using any harmful chemicals that may be hazardous to both the animal and the nuisance critters.

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