Macomb County Squirrel Removal

Macomb County Squirrel Removal – CMC Animal Control (248) 904-5162

Do you have unwanted squirrels in your home and need professional Macomb County Squirrel Control? Please call CMC Animal Control at (248) 904-5162 for help today!

Squirrels in Attics

squirrel removal macomb county miIt is very common for squirrels to enter buildings, primarily in attics. Critter Control of has the professional solutions necessary to get squirrels out of attics and keep them from re-entering the attics of your home.

Why Do Squirrels Go in Attics?

As squirrels have litters of babies twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall, they are constantly looking for sheltered areas to build their nests. Squirrels get into the attic by chewing holes from the outside, typically above gutters, or at construction gaps where dormers meet the roofline. They may also gain entry to attics by chewing corners of trim or any other weak area that allows them access into the attic space.

What Damage Can Squirrels Cause in Attics?

Squirrels will commonly cause damage to attic insulation, or will chew wires in the attic. More significant, however, is the amount of damage they can do to the outside of the attic, on the exterior of the home. As more litters of squirrels are born in or near the home, these squirrels will grow up, leave the nest and search for new areas within the attic to build their own nests. If squirrel populations are not controlled, they will continue to chew holes around the outside of the attic, sometimes in every corner of the house! The longer the squirrels live in an attic, the more entry points they are going to create.

How to Know if You Have Squirrels in Your Attic:

Unless you are able to identify entry points into the attic, you may not know you have squirrels in your attic until you hear them. Customers are generally able to hear squirrels in attics when the squirrels wake up at daybreak and leave their nests in search of food. Squirrels will make scratching or scurrying noises in the ceiling. In many cases, customers will hear squirrels in the attic because their attic is finished. People with finished attic floors or beams can easily hear squirrels when they move around. source: crittercontrol.com

If you have squirrels in your home and need professional Macomb County Squirrel Control, please contact CMC Animal Control at (248) 904-5162 for immediate assistance. You may also click here to see our full list of animal control services. 

Macomb County Bat Removal

Macomb County Bat Removal – CMC Animal Control (248) 904-5162

Please contact CMC Animal Control at (248) 904-5162 for Macomb County Bat Removal services. You may also click here to see our complete list of animal control offerings.

3 Signs That Bats are Living in Your Home

brmc•You’ve Found a Bat in Your Home

Bat colonies tend to roost in places that are up high like an attic. But, occasionally a bat will follow a wall cavity or pipe looking for space to sleep as well.

•You’ve Heard Bats Fluttering in Your Walls

Bats tend to be very quiet mammals. They are nocturnal but leave their roost at night to feed. You will probably only hear bats if they are living in your walls and they get disturbed by a slamming door or some other loud noise. Bats make small squeaking noises and you may hear them crawling (sounds like scratching) at dusk and dawn when they are waking or returning to the roost.

•You’ve Seen Bat Droppings on Your Walls or Windowsills.

Bat guano sticks to walls and windows. Bats are creatures of habit. They roost together in the the same place year after year. And one other thing you can count on is that bats will leave guano droppings on the entrance to their roost area every night. These droppings may accumulate on a wall, windowsill, or porch, or other place directly below the place where the bats are entering your home.

Guano resembles mouse droppings only larger. Inspect your attic windows for visible droppings and be on the look out for any obvious openings in the exterior where bats are getting in and out. It will probably be up high, but if the bat colony is large, it’ll be hard to miss the guano. source: getbatsout.com

Call CMC Animal Control at (248) 904-5162 for Macomb County Bat Removal assistance today!

Macomb County Raccoon Removal

Macomb County Raccoon Removal – CMC Animal Control (248) 904-5162

4 Dangers of Raccoons

Macomb County Raccoon RemovalAsk anyone to name a raccoon, and you’ll get a variety of cartoon characters, from Disney movies and televisions shows. Or, you might get some choice nicknames for the thief upending their garbage cans in search of a meal. But raccoons are more than just entertainment or irritant. They can carry dangerous diseases and any appearance by a raccoon should be handled with caution. Here are 4 dangers a raccoon infestation can pose.

Raccoons are a danger to your pets.

Raccoons are among the most common carriers of the rabies virus in the United States, but this is not the only disease they carry. Rabies can transmit roundworm, mange, leptospirosis, and distemper to your family pets.

Roundworm is an intestinal parasite, and infected raccoons have been found across the Northeast and mid-Atlantic states. The parasite can cause significant liver damage, loss of coordination, lethargy and stupor.

Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection that impacts younger animals more often than older ones. You may notice that your cat or dog has abdominal issues, weakness, and stiffness, but pets are sometimes asymptomatic. Pets can be infected by coming into contact with a raccoon latrine, as the bacteria lives in the raccoon’s feces.

Raccoons can transmit disease to your family.

These same diseases can negatively impact your family’s health. Small children, in particular, are likely to inadvertently contact feces from an infected raccoon. Raccoons’ proximity to human dwellings increases the risk of human infection.

Leptospirosis can cause a wide variety of symptoms in humans – headache, muscle aches, abdominal issues, rashes, or jaundice. In its more advanced stages, the disease can cause kidney and liver failure.

Raccoons can damage property

Raccoons have long had a reputation for being less-than-picky about the food they eat. They are expert foragers, and while this is a critical skill in the wild, where they can clean up food other animals leave behind, foraging in areas populated by humans can lead to property damage. In an urban environment, raccoons may also make dens in chimneys and attics, creating holes in drywall, damaging electrical wiring, and contaminating your home with feces.

Raccoons are wild animals

It is rare for a raccoon to bite or behave aggressively toward a human, but like all wild animals, they are known to be defensive when threatened, particularly if their young are threatened. Never let young children ‘adopt’ a wild raccoon, as they may be bitten or scratched trying to interact with the animal. source: eliminateem.com

If you are in need of Macomb County Raccoon Removal, please contact CMC Animal Control at (248) 904-5162 for immediate assistance. You may also click here to learn more about our Macomb County Raccoon Removal services.