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- Critter Removal in Traverse City, MI

Traverse City Animal Control & Pest Wildlife Removal
In Grand Traverse County, MI


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Please, no calls about DOG or CAT problems. Call animal services: 231-995-6080

  We service the towns of Bellaire, Central Lake, Mancelona, Torch Lake, Elk Rapids, Traverse City, Kalkaska, Fife Lake, Grayling, Roscommon, Houghton Lake, Gaylord, & Vanderbilt.

We are a privately owned and operated business that specializes in the capture and removal of all nuisance wildlife species from residential and commercial properties located throughout Northern Lower Michigan. We provide service for Crawford, Otsego, Roscommon, Kalkaska, Antrim, Grand Traverse counties.

VaMoose Varmint Mission Statement: We are committed to providing superior quality and services that consistently exceed our customers expectations.

We are licensed and fully insured.

We have Nationally Certified Wildlife Damage Professionals, Nationally Certified Goose Management Professionals, State Certified Goose Management Professionals, Certified Bat Exclusion Professionals, Certified Master Trapper.

We are an active member with the National Wildlife Control Operators Association, and the Michigan Animal Damage Control Association.     


provides professional wildlife control for both residential & commercial customers in the city of Traverse City in Michigan. We can handle almost any type of wild animal problem, from squirrels in the attic of a home, to bat removal and control, raccoon removal, or Traverse City snake removal. Our Michigan wildlife management pros provide a complete solution - including the repair of animal damage, and wildlife waste cleanup. If you need to get rid of your pest animals with care and expertise, give a call at
There are many Traverse City pest control companies, but most deal with extermination of insects. We deal strictly with wild animals, such as raccoon, skunk, opossum, and more. differs from the average Traverse City exterminator business because we are licensed and insured experts, and deal only with animals. We are not merely trappers, but full-services nuisance wildlife control operators, offering advanced solutions.
Traverse City wildlife species include raccoons, opossums, squirrels, rats, skunks several species of snakes and bats, and more. Many animals can cause considerable damage to a house, not to mention contamination. We offer repairs of animal entry points and biohazard cleanup and we guarantee our work. Our Traverse City rodent (rat and mouse) control is superior to other pest management companies. All of our wildlife trapping is done in a humane manner. Of course, we are properly Michigan state licensed. We are highly experienced in Traverse City raccoon removal, squirrel removal, bat control, and more.
 
We at believe we are the best Traverse City trappers of wildlife, and would be happy to serve your Traverse City bat removal or pigeon and bird control needs with a professional solution. Skunks, moles, and other animals that can damage your lawn - we trap them all. Our professional pest management of wildlife and animals can solve all of your Traverse City critter removal needs. Our specialty is removal of animals in homes such as raccoons in the attic or squirrels in the attic. If you need Traverse City pigeon control, Canada geese or other bird removal, we can help. We are experts with skunk problems, digging animals such as armadillos, & groundhogs, and we offer Michigan dead animal removal. We trap mice and voles. We do home repairs, animal prevention, and removal of critters from the attic, ceiling, basement, animal in the wall, and any part of a building. Give us a call at for a price quote and more information.

Remember, we at run a wildlife removal company, and charge for our services. If you are searching for help with a dog or cat issue, you need to call your local Grand Traverse County animal control or SPCA. They can assist you with problems such as a dangerous dog, stray cats, lost pets, etc. There is no free service in Grand Traverse County that provides assistance with wild animals.

Grand Traverse County Animal Services, MI:
231-995-6080


Traverse City Wildlife Tip:
Keeping rats away - Keeping rats away is not as tricky as it seems. You do not need cans of coyote urine, and you do not need clumps of dog hair to spread around your yard. Mothballs and peppermint oil are just as unnecessary. It's not that there is a simpler method for keeping rats away; it's that repellents don't work. The best methods for keeping rats out of your home is to keep your house as free of damage and gaps as possible. Buildings are often on-going projects that require constant attention to make sure weather damage and the breakdown of materials is remedied as soon as possible. Rats need to find a way into your home before they can become a nuisance. If there are no passages through the exterior of the building, you will be as protected against rats as you can be. The only other project that might help your cause is to be proactive about the care of your lawn and surrounding vegetation. Rats want to be as clandestine as possible when they sneak up to the house. If the grass is short and no vegetation is around to conceal them, rats will be leery of venturing toward the building. 
Traverse City, MI Animal News Clip:
A Michigan rodent or reptile animal capture enables disabled veteran

The critter capture pro The Traverse City pest control specialist returned recently from a Michigan long tailed raccoon and opossum animal capture. That's not extraordinary, but the way it came about was. You see, The critter capture pro is a member of the Paralyzed Veterans of Traverse City exterminator expert. His animal capture was sponsored and paid for by the Traverse City Chapter of Safari pest control group International (SCI). During a fundraising auction, Chapter President The Traverse City wildlife removal company pro purchased the animal capture with the specific purpose of providing an experience for a disabled veteran.

The auction was held at the Exotic Wildlife Associations trophy game records banquet. Dr. Ned Keidel of Traverse City, Michigan, donated the animal capture, which would be on his ranch in the Michigan hill country, about 60 miles northwest of Traverse City. The Traverse City exterminators and Wendy's Wildlife trapping Adventures also donated their guide services as well as an additional Long tailed and Big one female coon animal capture. While on the animal capture they stayed at the Y.O. Ranch Resort. This famous ranch is done in hill country décor and has an abundance of mounted wildlife, not only from the local area, but also from all over the world.

The critter capture pro was given the option of flying or driving to Michigan, but chose to drive. Anyone who is paralyzed will understand why. As The critter capture pro says, "We normally have to take too much stuff when we travel to conveniently fly." The group met on the evening before the animal capture, had a brief tour of the ranch, and a plan was made of how the animal capture would be conducted. Dave joined the trip, but did not hunt; he was, in his words, "luggage bearer, photographer, and all-around flunky." They ended the evening knowing each other a little better, and planned on getting up very early the next morning. The local Traverse City SPCA could not be reached for comment.

About 7:30 a.m., while on stand, The Traverse City exterminators whispered, "There he is." In front of them was a beautiful 9-pointer, which caused a serious case of male coon fever. As they watched, a large 6-pointer challenged the big male coon and a pushing match ensued. When they broke up, a clear shot was presented and The critter capture pro took it. His heart felt sick when the rat & mouse ran instead of falling. He looked back at The Traverse City exterminators and Dave, expecting a "better luck next time," but instead got the thumbs up and a "great shot, he may have run, but he didn't go far." The squirrel and skunk made it to a clump of large plants 40 to 45 yards away before falling. After some pictures and congratulations, they went back to camp to plan for the next day's animal capture.

Saturday morning found them back on stand waiting for a Long tailed female coon. A nice one appeared at about 120 yards, and this time things worked as they were supposed to; she dropped and didn't move. With a grin, Dave said, "That's what you planned yesterday, wasn't it?" After more pictures and pats on the back, they called it quits and a little before dusk moved to another location hoping for the Big one. They saw quite a few, but couldn't get in range. The next morning they saw lots of rodent or reptile and one nice Big one female coon moving towards them. When she finally stopped at a mere 40 yards away, The critter capture pro shot. Just like the day before, she dropped and didn't move. It was the culmination of a fantastic animal capture. Despite this, wildlife removal services are not a free service in Grand Traverse County.

The Traverse City wildlife removal company pro has been to the Y.O. Ranch many times and knows the area pretty well, so he played tour guide on Sunday afternoon. They toured the ranch, which was founded in the 1880s. As they drove around, they saw exotic wildlife from Africa, Asia, and Europe, as well as the U.S. They also toured the historic lodge and wildlife museum. As The critter capture pro says, "This was the animal capture of a lifetime. I will never forget it, or the people that I met while there. The Traverse City exterminators and Wendy are great people and know what they're doing."

The Traverse City wildlife removal company pro and SCI deserve credit, too. Without them, the trip wouldn't have happened. The idea was to see if it would be possible for people with disabilities to go on catches like this. They proved it not only possible, but hope to make it an annual event. With the help of SCI and the effort of its members, trips such as this one will continue to be provided, giving an opportunity to people that otherwise might not have this experience. This wasn't Dave Small's or SCI's first humanitarian effort. Dave also conducts, for blind schoolchildren an annual "Sensory Safari." This allows kids to touch and feel a variety of animal skins, skulls, and mounts that they would not normally have the opportunity to experience. We take for granted the appearance of elephant tusks, tiger's teeth, or bear claws. Most of the children experience this for the first time. Well done Dave, and hats off to the Traverse City Chapter of SCI.



If you need Traverse City raccoon removal, rat trapping, squirrel removal, or have any questions about a wildlife problem in Traverse City, please give a call at , and we will listen to your problem, give you a price quote, and schedule an appointment, usually same day or next day, to solve the problem.

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