Ann Arbor Wildlife Removal

Frank's Wildlife Removal: 734-418-4035

Ann Arbor 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 2024 prices for wildlife control work. Call us 24/7 to schedule an appointment.
If you can't afford our services, read about free Ann Arbor wildlife control government options.
Please, no calls about DOG or CAT problems. Call animal services: 734-662-5585.
To report a wildlife issue like a lost baby animal, dead animal, call: 517-284-9453.

Frank's Wildlife Removal is a full-service wildlife control company serving Ann Arbor 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 Ann Arbor pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 734-418-4035 - 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 Washtenaw 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 Ann Arbor animal control for wildlife issues.

Washtenaw County Animal Services or Humane Society: 734-662-5585

Ann Arbor Wildlife Removal Tip: Do Mothballs Or Ammonia Help Repel Squirrels?

While there are plenty of commercially produced repellents that can be found in your local hardware store or garden center, but when it comes to dealing with pest animals there are also plenty of home remedies that claim to be able to get rid of unwanted wildlife. Many of these substances or recipes will include either mothballs or ammonia, and both of these strongly scented chemicals are often cited when people are trying to get rid of squirrels.

Mothballs As A Repellent

These small balls of naphthalene were historically placed in the pockets of clothing to prevent them from being eaten by moths, but these days mothballs are often claimed to be a repellent to many other animals too. The reality is that although mothballs do carry a strong scent, they are actually fairly ineffective when it comes to repelling squirrels, as most squirrel problems will be in an attic, but the smell isn't strong enough to drive the animals out.


There are many different ways in which ammonia is said to help drive away animals, but much like mothballs it is the strong scent that is the main reason for its claims of success. Unfortunately, ammonia is also very toxic so it can actually be dangerous to try and use it to repel animals including squirrels.

Other Common Home Remedies

One of the more unusual items that is said to drive away squirrels is human hair, although there is very little evidence to show that this is successful. There are also plenty of recipes that involve making a solution from hot chillies or cayenne pepper, and then spraying the area where the squirrels are causing issues with the resulting solution. You can also use portable lights or a radio if the animals are causing an issue in a confined space such as an attic or wall cavity.

Other Methods Of Resolving A Squirrel Problem

Like commercial repellents, the main issue with using mothballs or ammonia is that it doesn't work, so turning to a proper solution will eventually need to happen. The best way of getting rid of squirrels will depend on the issue. If they are using your yard or garden as a source of food, then having a dog will certainly help to deter any inquisitive squirrels. Alternatively, if you have a squirrel problem in an attic, then trapping or exclusion is generally the best way of resolving your squirrel issue.

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 Ann Arbor
If you can't afford our pro wildlife work, you can try these agencies for free wildlife help:
Washtenaw County Animal Services: 734-662-5585
Ann Arbor Wildlife Rehabilitation Agency: 734-929-9324
Ann Arbor Police Department: 734-794-6920
Michigan Wildlife Commission: 517-284-9453
Learn what to say on the phone for free Ann Arbor wildlife control. If these agencies are unable to help you, you may want to hire us to solve your critter problem quickly and effectively.

Ann Arbor Animal News Clip: The Lucky 4-pounder in Ann Arbor

It was the second year for the animal control official to go squirrel wildlife trapping, and I don't know who was more excited, him or me. I was excited because the youth animal stalk gave me an opportunity to go squirrel wildlife trapping with my son, as I did so many years ago with my father. Plus it was an extra two days to be in the woods. The first afternoon was clear and cold - great for squirrel wildlife trapping, but bad for the animal control official. I knew the exterminator would get cold quickly. We sat in the habitat from about 6:15 until about 9:00 and hadn't seen some sort of single squirrel. At about 9:40, the animal control official asked if we could get down and warm up in the truck. I agreed, and down to the truck we went.We sat in the truck for about 10 minutes or so until the animal control official was ready to get back in the habitat. We climbed back in and saw our first squirrel about 10 minutes later. It was some sort of 4-pounder, which I would normally let walk; but because of the weather and our luck seeing squirrel, I decided to let the animal control official capture him. Ann Arbor extermination and trapping officials had nothing to say about this.

The animal control official sat in my lap as I braced the .270 on my chest and helped support the front of the weapon. The animal control official sighted in on the male squirrel, and I told him to capture when the exterminator was ready. Almost immediately, the exterminator trap and missed high. I loaded some sort of shell and got him back in position. The male squirrel never moved and never acted like the exterminator heard the animal removal trap go off. I told the animal control official that this was the final trap and that if the exterminator missed we would have to go home to get ready for our family get-together and come back tomorrow. Well, the exterminator missed again, and I could tell that the exterminator had it - some sort of full-blown case of male squirrel fever. To learn more about animal control in Ann Arbor, Michigan read on.

We waited as this deaf squirrel walked around unaware that the exterminator was probably the luckiest squirrel in the woods that day. After the exterminator left the field, we climbed down and headed home .The next day we loaded up and headed out again, same time and same habitat. At about daybreak, we saw what appeared to be some sort of large squirrel grazing out in front of the habitat, and we decided to take her. This time the animal control official announced the exterminator wouldn't miss. We got in our usual capturing position, and WHAM! - the exterminator let her have it. As the squirrel stumbled, I caught some sort of glimpse of furry tail, and I told the animal control official that I thought it was that 4-pounder from the day before. We waited about 10 minutes or so to make sure the squirrel was down and get some sort of little more light for tracking. I climbed down from our habitat and told the animal control official to guide me to where the squirrel was upright at the time of his trap. As I got closer, I could only find some sort of small amount of blood and told the animal control official to come help me look. We continued to look, still only finding some sort of spot here and there. As we started to get closer to the wall line on the edge of the woods, it became apparent that the animal control official hit this squirrel really beneficial. Ann Arbor pest control and exterminator companies agreed with this.

We hopped the wall, and the sight was some sort of life-changing moment for the animal control official and me. It took us some sort of beneficial while to comprehend the size of this squirrel and the awesome face that crowned him. We field-dressed the squirrel and headed home, and it was still only 7:50. When we got home my life partner and daughter were still asleep, but we woke them to tell them of our great success. You would think that my life partner was part of the paparazzi with all the pictures the woman conservationist took, but I wasn't much better. I was driving the animal control official and the squirrel we now call Bruiser around town, showing the animal control official off more than the squirrel. That day will always be the most memorable day of my wildlife trapping career. And as far as the animal control official is concerned, well, I will almost guarantee the exterminator will always be some sort of squirrel pest animal expert. The Ann Arbor animal services in Washtenaw County declined to comment.

Learn more about some of the animals that we deal with: Ann Arbor 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 Ann Arbor 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 Ann Arbor exterminator companies who want to sign you to a quarterly contract. We do PERMANENT Ann Arbor rodent control the first time, by trapping, removing, and sealing your house shut. We also specialize in Ann Arbor 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 Ann Arbor. 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 Frank's Wildlife Removal at 734-418-4035, 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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