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 […]

More →

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 […]

More →

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 […]

More →

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 […]

More →

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 […]

More →

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 […]

More →

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 […]

More →

Mold Remediation

An unwanted animal infestation in your wall or attic can bring a lot of headaches. Besides the removal of the animal itself, homeowners often have to contend with cleaning up after the mess the animal made. Raccoons, squirrels, mice, and especially bats can destroy insulation and wreak havoc in your attic. How Animal Problems Become […]

More →

Fleas and Flea Treatments

A flea infestation can be a real occasion of misery for your household. Besides causing serious irritation to your pets, they can spread into carpet and other upholstered areas and may begin feeding on the resident humans for their blood feasts. Historically, fleas have also been transmitters of major diseases, most notably the Black Plague […]

More →