How many animals are in my house?
The number of animals is highly dependent on the species, time of year, and your location. Our animal control technicians are able to determine the most likely species and access point for animals causing your concerns. Once we can inspect your property we can give a better idea, but no guaranteed number of animals.
How do you know when we can seal entries?
We track each entry for activity and once we do not have activity for 3+ days it is good to seal up.
Can you capture these feral cats wandering around my neighborhood?
Unfortunately, A&D Animal Control is not equipped to handle feral cats, dogs, or other pet species. We suggest contacting Oakland County Animal Control for these types of concerns, especially if the animal appears sick or injured.
Have the animals in my attic damaged my wires or insulation?
If we see something, our technicians are happy to let you know of the problem, be it a large amount of droppings, torn-up or non-functional insulation, or chewed on wires. However, we are not electricians nor an attic cleaning company. We do not go digging under insulation to check every wire, and we cannot replace damaged insulation. We can remove debris such as twigs and grass from bird or squirrel nests, but once we have to scrape up insulation to remove more material, it is time to call a different professional.
After we have removed any nuisance animals:
- We recommend that you contact a certified attic cleaning company with a HEPA-filter vacuum system for further concerns dealing with attic debris.
- We recommend that you contact an electrician if you have further concerns about wiring.
Is there a warranty for your services?
We do not guarantee or warranty any animal trapping. While our methods have proven effective over our 40-year history, every animal control situation is different. If problems persist after we have completed work at your property, we may be able to reset for a reduced fee if it is within a certain amount of time and found to be the same species.
We do have a 1-year workmanship warranty on any repair work we complete on your property.
What are the most common nuisance species you handle?
Inside houses: raccoons (Procyon lotor) and red squirrels (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) are the most common, though mice (Mus spp.) are a close third. Outside: issues with groundhogs (Marmota monax), raccoons, and skunks (Mephitis mephitis), especially around decks or sources of food are all common.
Does this _______ have rabies?
While uncommon in Michigan compared to more southerly states, rabies can occur in several wildlife species found in Oakland County. Bats, groundhogs, opossums, raccoons, and skunks have all been known to carry the virus. While there is no way to determine 100% if an animal is infected without killing the animal and sending it to be tested, there are usually behavioral indications.