Jumping Raccoon in Battle Creek

Most of us are familiar with the cat’s uncanny ability to safely survive falls from great heights, and it’s not just jumping down off of counters and high tables; a cat in Boston recently fell 19 stories and survived with only a bruise [1]. And apparently this sort of thing is very common in big […]

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Mystery Robber of Unadilla

Unadilla, Michigan. A sleepy little town about a half hour west of Ann Arbor with a population of around 3,000. The sort of place where people live quietly, mind their own business, and enjoy a simple country living. It seemed like an unlikely place for a string of break-ins, yet that’s exactly what local law […]

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Raccoon Attack!

Creature Control gets many inquiries about rabid animals. It can be frightening to see a raccoon or skunk wandering around the yard acting erratically – or a bat swooping around the living room at night! Usually, there is nothing to worry about. Rabies is relatively rare in most common animals; even when you see an […]

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Example of Beaver Damage

We have all probably seen cartoons in which beavers chew over a tree. Do they really do that? Can a beaver really just gnaw a full grown tree over like on television? Absolutely! This picture was snapped by one of our technicians working in Livingston County. This was a long a river bank in a […]

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Why You Suck at Trapping Mice

Mice have lived alongside humans for thousands of years. They are probably the most common household pest; at one point or another, almost all homeowners will deal with mice in the home. When homeowners start finding the characteristic signs of a mouse infestation – the droppings, urine stains, nibbled boxes in the pantry – their […]

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Groundhogs and Foundation Damage

Groundhogs are known for their large, distinctive burrows. A groundhog burrow can usually be identified by the wide, round opening, usually about the size of a melon. They often have large piles of dirt thrown out around them. Groundhog burrows can be extremely extensive, sometimes having up to five entrances, and can contain up to […]

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Chronic Wasting Disease Hits Michigan Deer

Michigan deer have had it rough as of late. It was only in 2012 that Michigan deer were suffering from epizootic hemorrhagic disease, or EHD. Now in 2015 the deer of Michigan may be exposed to another danger from chronic wasting disease (CWD). CWD is a neurological disease that afflicts white tailed deer. Afflicted deer will […]

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Long-Eared Bat Declared Threatened

For years, migratory bat populations in the Midwest have been threatened by a disease known as White Nose Syndrome (WNS), a fungal disease that infects the skin on the nose, ears, and wings of migratory bats. The fungus causes erratic behavior and causes the bats to use up their winter energy reserves prematurely, resulting in their […]

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Coyote or Wolf? Michigan’s Hybrids

Wolves are a hot topic in northern Michigan these days with intense political debates surrounding whether Michigan should have a wolf hunting season. Until recently, wolves were endangered in northern Michigan and have only recently started making a comeback. Michigan is also home to the western coyote, common throughout the midwest. Coyotes were never endangered […]

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