Controlling Squirrels, Raccoons, Skunks, Feral Cats, and Coyotes

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Nuisance Urban Wildlife Animal Control

Lets face it wildlife is adorable when glimpsed from your kitchen window or encountered in the park. But they quickly lose their charm when these wild animals seek shelter within the cozy confines of our homes. Not only can wild animals wreak considerable havoc outside their natural setting, they carry pests and diseases that pose a very real threat to your family's health and safety.

Why is Wildlife Moving In On My House?

For wild animals, your home is a luxury hotel, Cozy accommodations, a snack bar just down the driveway and protection from predators make your attic, porch or basement a preferred location. Most nuisance animals are active year round, sneaking into your home during the winter for warmth and staying to raise their young in early spring. Some consider it a permanent stay and others check in every nesting season.


Wild animals generally feed on nuts, seeds, fruit, bugs, smaller animals, even road kill, depending on their tastes. Highly adaptable, animals have learned that trash cans serve up a smorgasbord of delicacies.      A dish of pet food on the back deck serves as a raccoon drive-thru, and these pesky critters will even scurry through a pet door into your kitchen to feast on whatever is available.

Dangerous Unwanted Guests

• Raccoons - These nocturnal bandits are highly destructive, tearing off shingles, siding, and vent caps to enter your toasty home. They splinter rafters sharpening their claws, chew through electrical wires and destroy insulation. They decimate gardens and lawns digging for grubs. The number one carrier of rabies, they also spread canine distemper and roundworms.

• Squirrels - The patter of little feet across your ceiling does not herald good news. Determined critters, they'll chew through soffits and shingles to get in. Litters of 3 or 4 are common, sometimes twice a year. Their preferred chew toy: hoses on gas grills and stored motor vehicles. They carry fleas and rabies.

• Skunks, Opossums and Groundhogs - With their sharp claws, they dig dens and tunnels that undermine building foundations. Skunks can accurately douse predators and unsuspecting homeowners with an acrid, penetrating spray from a distance of 7 to 10 feet. Babies often die, producing a nauseous stench. Dens harbor fleas, ticks and mites; and droppings pose a disease threat.

• Pigeons - Non-migratory, pigeons pair for life, flourishing in cities, where they breed and roost in groups. They may live 15 to 20 years, returning to their nesting site each year. Droppings can ruin buildings and automobiles. They carry more diseases harmful to humans than rats, including encephalitis, histoplasmosis, cryptococcosis and toxoplasmosis, as well as fleas, ticks and mites.

• Rats and Mice - Able to squeeze through tiny openings, they nest in attics, walls, basements and crawl spaces, thriving in large colonies. Their nocturnal scratching and scampering spells sleepless nights for homeowners. During their 2-year lifespan, females can produce 200 offspring! Inveterate chewers, gnaw marks and droppings herald their presence. They carry just about every disease known to man and a whole zoo of parasites. We recently were on a call where rats were actually eating the fruit out of the fruit bowl on the dinner table as the family slept.

• Feral Cats - Self-sufficient hunters, non-domesticated cats are born and live in the wild, often forming colonies of 10 or more. Noisy nighttime fights disturb sleep. They leave droppings and spray their territory which can include your front porch and shrubbery. They carry diseases transmittable to humans and domestic pets, including rabies, plague, ringworm, toxoplasmosis (which can damage the human nervous system, particularly in infants), mumps, feline leukemia and distemper.

• Coyotes - Are highly adaptable and can survive in urban areas as long as food and shelter requirements are met.  In urban areas coyotes will feed on almost anything including garbage, pet food, small cats and dogs. Here in Michigan we have had three attacks on humans in the last six months. Coyotes are also known to carry a variety of diseases including rabies, mange, distemper, parvo enteritis, hepatitis and internal parasites.  External parasites including lice, mites, fleas and ticks also afflict coyotes.The tooth and claw brigade can be amazingly destructive. They gnaw through soffits and shingles to access your attic, allowing water to enter and cause damage. They sharpen their teeth on electrical wires causing fire hazards. They nest in insulation, matting it and negating its effectiveness. They dig dens under porches, decks and crawl spaces, undermining foundations. They foul your home with urine and feces; carry fleas, ticks, mites and other parasites; and harbor rabies, distemper and all manner of nasty diseases that can seriously endanger your pets and your family.

Solving the Problem of Nuisance Urban Wildlife

Nuisance wildlife can damage your home, property and pose a significant threat to your family's health and safety. Ridding your home of these nuisance animals involves completely eliminating access to nesting sites, removal of nests and feces, disinfecting the area to remove parasites and disease organisms, and deodorizing the site.

Adult animals can be trapped however babies must be found and removed by hand to prevent the nauseating perfume of death and decay from permeating your home. Alternate access and food sources must be eliminated to prevent recurrence. When routed from their dens and nests, wild animals are aggressive and dangerous, particularly if they are protecting their young. For your safety, removal and clean up should be handled by experienced professionals.

The nuisance wildlife control specialists at Quick-Rite LLC know how to rid your home and business of these pests. With professional removal services that are available 24/7, we handle your nuisance wildlife emergency before these critters can affect the health and safety of your family. At Quick-Rite LLC provide removal of all nuisance animals.

Ready for Professional Help With Your Nuisance Wildlife Problem?

Quick-Rite LLC provides emergency 24 hours a day, seven days a week removal services in Oakland County and most of Macomb county.


Contact Us:

   Phone (248) 252-2322                      



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