Detroit MI Wildlife Information

Michigan Wildlife Commission: 517-284-9453

Michigan Game WardenIf you have any questions about the wildlife of Detroit, you can contact the Michigan Wildlife Commission, sometimes called the Michigan Fish & Wildlife Agency. Michigan game wardens address many wildlife management matters, from hunting licenses, to poaching, endangered species, and Detroit wildlife management. They deal with wild animals outside the range of a pest control company, such as cougars or bears. If you have a problem with nuisance wildlife in Detroit like squirrels, snakes, bats, or raccoons, the state agency is very unlikely to help. You need to hire a private company (here are their prices) such as Platinum Wildlife Removal at 313-447-0260.

I also have listed several sources for free Detroit wildlife help. One example, if you've found an injured animal or lost baby bird or other baby animal is the Detroit Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic: 519-735-3919 Or just read below for more info about the wild animals of Detroit.

Types of Wildlife and Animal Problems in Detroit, MI

Michigan State bird: American robin
State mammal: White-tailed deer
State reptile: Painted turtle
State fish: Brook trout

Michigan is nestled in the Great Lakes, and as you might expect, the state receives a lot of snow and a lot of violent storms. Most of the state has a short, warm summer followed by a long, extremely cold winter. Only the southernmost aspect of the state escapes the long winter, but temperatures are still below freezing. Because of the colder temperatures and shorter season of warmth, the animals in this part of the country are ones that can hibernate or build up enough food storage to make it through a long winter. There are not many large mountains in this state, but there is a good mix of grassland and coniferous and deciduous forests. The thick pine trees allow wildlife to remain sheltered during the violent snows and rains that bombard this state.

The animals in Michigan are those most commonly found in the colder, upper part of the United States. White-tailed deer abound, but they are accompanied by elk and mule deer. These large grazers pave the way for large predators like cougars, wolves, coyotes and black bears. While most of these predators are of no real concern to the average homeowner, black bears have been known to raid garbage bins and bird feeders. Coyotes and wolves can also be dangerous, especially since they hunt in packs. There is enough game in Michigan to keep these predators in the wild for the most part, but farmers are acutely aware of their presence during months when food for the canines is scarce.

Michigan also is home to an animal called the fisher, or the fisher cat. This creature resembles a large weasel, but it is amazingly ferocious. It lives primarily in trees, and is one of the few animals comfortable hunting a porcupine.

Nuisance animals in Michigan are often the same nuisance animals in many other states. The dark pine forests of the state are wonderful for raccoons, opossums, skunks, and squirrels. People living near nature will eventually have to deal with an animal coming into their yard, and most homeowners in this part of the country are well-versed in proper preventative methods. Thankfully, one of the pest creatures Michigan residents don't have to worry a lot about are venomous snakes. There is only one species of rattlesnake in the region, and it is so rare that few life-long residents have ever seen one.

If you need a professional wildlife trapper in Detroit, MI call Platinum Wildlife Removal: 313-447-0260

Detroit Raccoons:

This masked animal is fairly common in Detroit, MI. They frequently raid trash cans and steal pet food. They also often choose to live in the attic or chimney of your home. One of Michigan's beautiful animals, but often a nuisance. We offer Detroit raccoon removal.

Detroit Squirrels:

Squirrels are often a pest in Detroit. They love to live in an attic, and will chew on wood or electrical wires. They are agile creatures, and live throughout the state of Michigan. Call Platinum Wildlife Removal if you need squirrel removal in Detroit.

Detroit Opossum:

You may spot this animal in Detroit at night time, perhaps rooting through your garbage. This opportunistic animal will take your pet's food or live under your porch. The possum is a great Michigan survivor, and not all that ugly.

Detroit Snakes:

There are many species of snakes in Detroit, but few are venomous. If you need help identifying snakes of Michigan, browse this site or give us a call at 313-447-0260. We at Platinum Wildlife Removal can provide Detroit snake control any time you need us.

Detroit Rat Control:

The Norway Rat, Roof Rat, and House Mouse inhabit most areas of North America that people inhabit, including most Michigan cities. They contaminate food and love to live in the walls or attic of a home. Platinum Wildlife Removal can get rid of them once and for all.

Detroit Bats:

Bats are special animals, and found throughout Michigan. They are good creatures and eat a lot of insects, but if you have an infestation of bats in your home or building, you can give us a call for professional Detroit bat removal and control.


To report a dead animal on the road, an injured bird, a lost baby squirrel, a dangerous bear, or anything like that, call animal services at (313) 224-6356

If they can't help, call the Michigan Wildlife Commission at (313) 224-6356. You can also call your local sheriff department at (313) 224-6356 - they often deal with public wildlife issues.

We are experts with all kinds of MI wildlife and are familiar with the wild animals native to Detroit. If you need Detroit pigeon control, geese or other bird removal, we can help. We are experts with skunks and skunk problems, digging animals such as moles, armadillos, & groundhogs, and we offer Michigan beaver control and removal. Platinum Wildlife Removal also provides dead animal removal services. 313-447-0260

We specialize in Bats, Raccoon, and Squirrels and we service the city of Detroit and surrounding towns, such as Waterford, Pontiac, Rochester Hills, Shelby, Bloomfield, Troy, Sterling Heights, Clinton, Novi, Farmington Hills, Southfiled, Royal Oak, Warren, St. Clair Shores, Livonia, Canton, Northville, Plymouth, Dearborn, Westland, Allen Park Wyandote, & more. We service all of Wayne County, Washtenaw County, Oakland County, and parts of Jackson County.

Detroit Wildlife Tip
Do Peppermint And Rodents Mix? - If you look for ways to get rid of rodents, then one of the solutions will jump right at you. One of the common solutions given is to use peppermint oil to repel the fluffy tailed rodents. You may think that the peppermint oil solution seems too simple to be effective; so is it true? Don't peppermint and rodents mix? The reality is that peppermint does have some repellent qualities to it. Rodents seem to dislike the smell of peppermint. The same happens when mice and rats are exposed to it. Does that mean that peppermint oil is an effective rodent repellent?

When looking at the peppermint and rodents combination it seems that although rodents do not like peppermint, the oil solution is not as effective as you may think. The reason for that is that the smell will not be there long enough to keep the rodents away, so you would have to keep using the oil almost on a daily basis. Even when you use the oil, a rodent can simply move to another place in your home. You may think that the room is sealed and the rodent has no place to go, but they are small enough to move through some very small spaces.
Detroit, MI Wildlife News Clip:
DETROIT WILDLIFE - Wayne County: The city will proceed with several improvements expected to cost $51,100. Four air conditioning units and heaters will replace a swamp cooler near raccoon critter cages for about $20,000 installed. Leaking water fixtures in the critter cage runs would be repaired for $2,200. Other improvements include: A partial remodeling of critter cage runs, $11,132, plexiglass panels between the critter cage runs and the opossum condos, $14,000, wooden barrier and gate construction to designate and separate the general population from the area used as quarantine for ill and dangerous animals, $250, expansion of five covered outside critter cage runs of wrought iron anchored to concrete pads covered with chain-link fencing and sun screening, Two "Tommy" lifts which carry heavy animals, to be installed on existing Animal Control vehicles, Critter cage assistant position may have been approved but not funded in the 2005-06 budget year for $22,177, Mr. The wild animal trapper declared. Animal Control also intends to use student interns (for $3,700), and volunteers through the Volunteer Center of Pinal County, 135 E Superstition Blvd. Mr. The wild animal trapper explained the unit would like to improve its technology. For the fiscal year 2006-2007 budget, it will develop a job description, duties and requirements for an on-site animal control supervisor. Interim Wildlife officers Chief The wild animal trapper explained the hours of operation will change. Currently, hours are 7 a.m.-4 p.m., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. for animal extermination Mondays through Fridays, and Saturdays if an officer may be available. The plan calls for Animal Control to be open Tuesdays through Saturdays. "By having Animal Control open on Saturdays, it will better enhance exterminations by the public," interim Wildlife officers Chief The wild animal trapper declared. In the last two years, the city has added one Animal Control officer.

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Detroit Wildlife ControlIf you have a Detroit wildlife problem and need help, call Platinum Wildlife Removal at 313-447-0260. They provide professional wildlife control for both residential & commercial customers in the city of Detroit. They offer custom Detroit wildlife 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, or the destructive behavior of a raccoon, they have the experience and the tools to quickly and professionally solve your wild animal problem in Wayne County in Michigan. Check their prices, and for a consultation, give them a call at 313-447-0260

We also service the towns of Romulus, Canton, Melvindale, Wyandotte, Dearborn Heights, Trenton and also animal control in Lincoln Park, Northville, Grosse Pointe, Highland Park, Inkster and pest control in Plymouth, Allen Park, Dearborn, Grosse Pointe Woods, Redford and wild animal services in Riverview, Southgate, Westland, River Rouge, Grosse Pointe Park and wildlife management in Garden City, Woodhaven, Hamtramck, Ecorse, Livonia, Taylorbr.

You're still reading this page? We do not operate Detroit wildlife rescue, or a Detroit zoo or nature center, or Detroit wildlife sanctuary or refuge for volunteers. We are a privately owned nuisance wildlife removal service company. If you need a pro in Detroit to solve your problem for you, call Platinum Wildlife Removal: 313-447-0260 and they can help you with your Detroit wildlife problem.

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