This is the government animal control services operating in Kent County and sponsored by the city of Grand Rapids. This agency typically deals with domestic animal issues involving dogs and cats. This includes things like dangerous dogs, stray cats, pet adoptions, etc. However, this agency will sometimes lend assistance with wildlife concerns. Call (616) 632-7300 and ask if they will assist with your wildlife problem. To increase the chance of success, do not lie, but if applicable, state that the problem is a public health matter in Grand Rapids, or that you feel the public safety is at risk, perhaps due to the spread of rabies or other diseases.
This is NOT a government agency. It is privately run, and operates on volunteer donations. This is a wildlife rehabber facility that deals strictly with wild animals. They may be able to help you with your wildlife problem, depending on the type of problem. The level of help might depend on their resources at the time. They will almost surely help in any case of an injured wild animal, or an orphaned baby animal, such as a baby squirrel or bird that fell out of a tree, or a baby opossum, etc. Please treat Grand Rapids Wildlife Rehabilitation kindly and donate if you are able to.
This is the statewide government wildlife agency in Michigan, using your tax dollars to address wildlife issues. Sometimes called the Michigan Fish & Wildlife Agency. Michigan game wardens address many wildlife management matters, from hunting licenses, to poaching, endangered species, and yes, wildlife management. They deal with wild animals outside the range of a pest control company, such as cougars or bears. But they also have resources that may apply to your wildlife problem. To increase the chance of success, state that the problem is a public health matter in Michigan perhaps due to the spread of rabies or other diseases.
Yes, the Grand Rapids police department will sometimes help with wildlife problems! I've seen many cases of the cops chasing down an errant bat in your house or snake in your pool! To increase the chance of success, never lie to the police dispatcher, but if applicable, state that you feel your personal safety is at risk, or the problem is a public safety matter in Grand Rapids, or a public health issue perhaps due to the spread of rabies or other diseases. Success may come down to whether or not a police officer wants to show up to this call, or is available. It's not always consistent.
If you can't manage to get free service, we can help. No free agency is going to provide the level of service we provide. We specialize in all aspects of wildlife control. It's what we do. If you have animals in your attic, for example, you need someone to inspect your home and attic, identify and remove the animals with advanced techniques and equipment, you need repairs to your roof or vents to keep critters out, and repair and cleanup in your attic. The Grand Rapids or Michigan government services aren't going to do that for you. Call us if you want to get:
We are a full-service wildlife control company serving Grand Rapids 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 Grand Rapids pest control of wildlife, just give us a call and we will discuss your wildlife problem and schedule an appointment to solve it. We look forward to hearing from you! Go back to the main Grand Rapids Wildlife Control page to learm more about our company.
Platinum Wildlife Removal provides professional wildlife control for both residential & commercial customers in the city of Grand Rapids in Michigan. We offer custom animal control solutions for almost any type of wildlife problem, whether it be the noises of squirrels running through the attic, a colony of bats living in a building, animals digging in your yard, or the destructive behavior of a raccoon or other critter, we have the experience and the tools to quickly and professionally solve your problem. For a consultation and price quote, give us a call at 616-591-5641
Grand Rapids Wildlife Tip:
When do raccoons have babies - The gestation period for a raccoon is approximately 63 days, with females giving birth in early summer. As with most wild animals, the months are not set in stone, and breeding can occur anytime from December through March. Two months later, and homeowners start to realize there is a mother raccoon in the attic creating a den. Female raccoons leave their natural habitat to colonize human houses because of the danger presented by male raccoons. Any litter that is not his will be killed by a male. This throws the female back into her heat cycle, allowing that male to breed with her. A human house is one place where male raccoons don't often look for litters, and this is why a female raccoon doesn't hesitate about invading the space. If you're having issues with something in your roof, attic, chimney, or eaves, you can try and trap the animal, but if it's a raccoon, you can almost place money on the fact there are babies hidden somewhere in the house. Ideally, you can find the babies before trapping the mother. This would allow you to put them in a cage trap and use them for bait. The mother will come looking for them, and she will enter the trap to see if they are okay. Mother and babies can then be relocated together.
We are happy to provide the information for free Grand Rapids wildlife removal services. Hopefully one of these agencies is able to help you. If not, we are happy to help you solve your wildlife problem, quickly, professionally, and humanely. Our wildlife control work is superior to any of the work you will find from these free services. Feel free to call us 24/7 at 616-591-5641 to discuss your wildlife issue, and we can give you a price quote over the phone.