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The Best Professional Kent County Wildlife Control Company
Are you hearing scratching in your attic or noise on your roof. Typically this is the cause of nuisance wildlife either inside your attic or trying to make their way in. Problem wildlife will not only cause issues up high, nuisance animals will strike high and low trying to find the safest place to live. This means skunks under your deck, stoop and shed. Raccoons living under the shed, inside the garage and inside of your chimney. Squirrels inside chimneys, garage rafters and even cooking grills. Wildlife are extremely adaptive and will make use of whatever is available to survive and stay safe.
If you are in need of Kent County wildlife removal services, there is a few things you may want to know about the over all trapping and wildlife control process. We offer trapping services along with a list of various services to better serve homeowners for their every wildlife management need. This includes but is not limited to, dead animal removal, bird nesting removal, bat exclusion services, animal proofing, feces clean up, damage repairs, odor management, animals in window wells, wildlife removal from chimneys and the list goes on. Our decades of experience make us the perfect choice for any and all Kent County wildlife removal situations.
If you describe your problem in detail, I can provide an estimate. The above are just some of the services offered by Platinum Wildlife Removal. The primary culprits are raccoons, squirrels, rats, bats, and mice, but other creatures may be at work. These predators are known to attack unattended livestock and pets. Founded in 2006, our company blends the best elements of the pest control and animal removal industries to provide you with top notch service to handle you nuisance wildlife problem. Attic dwelling animals leave behind biohazardous waste. Platinum Wildlife Removal also provides dead animal removal in Grand Rapids. Bat removal in Kent County is Platinum Wildlife’s speciality. We also do squirrel trapping near you. Or perhaps an animal is loose in your house and causing damage? We can help with that too.
Kent County Michigan is full of wildlife, and is also full of people which makes encounters more and more common. Some frequent questions we get are:
- How much does wildlife removal cost?
- Where do you set the traps?
- What kind of bat for you use?
- How do you keep from getting sprayed?
- Have you ever been sprayed?
- How do you remove skunk odor, tomato juice?
- What do you do with the animal?
The cost of wildlife removal can truly range as there is no one set price that can meet the needs of hundreds of nuisance wildlife scenarios. After a phone consultation to determine your exact needs, we can better gauge a price for handing your issue. Trapping costs are typically are set price unless the area is unsafe or has limited access forcing us to use alternate or modified methods to trap the animals. Dead animal removal can also vary as animals tend to die in some very inaccessible places or will die right on your lawn. Size and disposal will also play a role. Animal proofing costs will vary depending on the location of the area if up high, if there are rocks, roots or bushes to deal with if on the ground and what the size of the area is that we are excluding to wildlife. As you can see, the cost of Kent County wildlife removal really is a tailored price to your exact needs.
With raccoons traps can be set on the roof, on the ground where they are gaining access and also inside the attic if need be. Each has its pros and cons. Setting up for squirrel removal or raccoon traps on the roof means it must be secured down by screwing to the roof. Of course, all holes are properly sealed after the trapping has been completed. Raccoon removal that is done inside an attic, can also bring its own set of issues. When a raccoon has been caught and needs to be brought down and through the home, it can potentially be messy. Raccoon urinate when they are afraid, they can usually have feces in the cage, can cut themselves on the steel, and loose hair and they rub against the cage. This means you can have blood, hair, urine and raccoon feces trailing into your home if the trap has not been contained tightly. For squirrels, attic traps work wonderful as they don’t really present all of the issue raccoons do. Traps set on the ground for raccoon where they are climbing up can be effective but they can also catch random animals that find the bait first. Skunk traps are set at the den site, which is most effective for quick capture.
Many are interested in the bait we use. For squirrels, peanut butter is usually the bait of choice as it has a strong odor and lasts quite a while. Raccoon will eat almost anything, so any thing from cat food and sardines to marshmellows are used depending on the time of year and situation. Skunk are omnivores as well so cat food, sardines and carrots are all baits that are used to catch them.
We do get sprayed from time to time when providing Mice Removal and while there is no way to keep a skunk from spraying, patience and experience can calm a skunk’s nerves to keep it from spraying. When we are sprayed, baking soda, peroxide and dish soap is the only solution that breaks down all 3 molecules of skunk odor. Tomato juice is an internet tale.
Kent County wildlife removal services have various laws that govern what is done with the species of each animal. While some have to be euthanized by Michigan state law, others are able to be relocated.
If you are looking for Kent County Michigan nuisance animal trapping services for problem wildlife, give us a call today. We can solve all of your bat, bird, squirrel, skunk, raccoon, groundhog, muskrat, opossum, mice, rats and other problems with experience and effective methods that are humane and safe.
Facts And Information About Bats Vision
Despite the commonly used phrase, blind as a bat, there’re no species that are blind. There’s important information about bats vision that a lot of people don’t know. Most microbat species have small eyes that are poorly developed resulting in poor visual acuity/ clarity of vision. A majority of microbats have a mesopic vision, which is a combination of scotopic vision and photopic vision in low lighting situations. This means that most microbats can detect light only in low light levels. Other mammals make use of photopic vision to enable color vision.
These microbats may utilize their vision for purposes of orientation as well as when traveling from their roosting grounds to their feeding grounds since echolocation is effective only for short distances. There’re a few species that can recognize ultraviolet (UV). Since some microbats have bodies with unique coloration, they might have the ability to differentiate colors.
Megabat species usually have good eyesight, that’s probably better than our vision. Their eyesight can adjust to both daylight and night vision as well as some color vision.
Using Echolocation to Hunt and Fly
A few megabats and microbats emit ultrasonic sounds that create echoes. By making a comparison between the returning echoes and the outgoing pulse, the auditory nervous system and the brain can create detailed images of the surroundings of the bat. This makes it able for bats to recognize, localize, and categorize their prey in darkness. With loud airborne sounds, bat calls can range between 60 to 140 decibels in intensity. With the help of their larynx, bats produce ultrasound and release it through their mouths or their noses.
Bats can separate the returning echoes and their calls in time during low-duty cycle echolocation. They precisely time their short calls to end before echoes return. During the emission of a call, bats shrink their middle ear muscles to prevent deafening themselves. During that short period before the echo returns, bats relax their muscles in such a way that they can clearly hear the returning echo. Also, the returning echoes’ delay enables the bat to make an approximation of their prey’s range.
Bats release a steady call and separate echo and pulse in frequency during high-duty cycle echolocation. These bats have ears that are sharply tuned to a certain frequency range. The calls are emitted outside this range to prevent them from deafening themselves. Bats can also adjust their pulse emission frequency to their flight speed such that the echoes will still return to their most favorable hearing range.
Apart from echo-locating prey, the ears of bats can quickly detect the fluttering of moth wings as well as the movement of ground-living prey including earwigs and centipedes. The sophisticated geometry of ridges of the bat ears’ inside surface assists to keenly focus echolocation signals as well as passively listen for any kind of sound made by their prey.
This information about bats vision can help a lot to understand why and how bats respond to different environments. If you have been experiencing a bat issue in your home, like bats in attics, or would like help with sealing up of bat entry points to your attic or basement, call our experts today for professional services! We can assist you to eliminate bat problems.
Areas we commonly service:
East Grand Rapids
Other unincorporated communities
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