wildlife removal FAQ

wildlife removal for West Michigan

frequently asked questions

The Best Way Animal Removal team delivers excellent customer service and industry know-how at a competitive price.  We take as much time as needed to make you fully aware of and comfortable with the process to be used.  We believe in putting honesty and integrity first.

Yes, inspections are part of the initial service fee and critial to a comprehensive nuisance animal control strategy.  Our service includes removing the offending animal, locating entry points, and closing those spots to prevent re-entry. See our “Wildlife Repair / Prevention” for initial on Chimney Caps, soffit vents, & more.

Yes.  We’ll make your living and working spaces habitable again with effective odor control solutions to combat the smell of dead animals, urine, and fecal matter.

Yes, nuisance wildlife can cause thousands of dollars worth of visible and invisible damage.  Examples include chewing through wood or plastic, damaging electrical wires and pipes, destroying insulation, and leaving animal waste.

The damage these critters cause goes beyond the physical & monetary.  In addition, there’s the potential exposure to health related illnesses such as rabies, salmonellosis, roundworm, histoplasmosis, and HPS.

For most nuisance animals, we use plastic box traps designed exclusively for this purpose.

Benefits of this type of trap includes:

– Keeps pest unexposed and comfortable
– Prevents human access to pest
– Maintains pet safety

When the situation calls for it, or rare occasions, we use cage traps.  Our mole traps are hardly visible.  We do not use spear-type traps.

Rabies is an infectious viral disease that affects the nervous system of humans and other mammals.  People get rabies from the bite of an animal with rabies (a rabid animal).  Wild mammals like raccoons, skunks, foxes, coyotes, or bats can have rabies and transmit it to humans.

On rare occasions, people may contract rabies if infectious material (like saliva) from a rabid animal gets directly into the eyes, nose, mouth, or a wound.  Because rabies is fatal, the primary goal of public health is to prevent human exposure to rabies.

For more information, please consult the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website.

Our pricing saves you money.  Unlike the rest of the industry, we don’t charge per single animal removal.  On our first visit, we charge an annual fee covering an inspection and trap setting.  Additional charges are on a per-catch-day basis.

Why does this matter?  Most people believe they have one nuisance animal when; in fact, they have many.  We charge the same low price whether we catch one, five, or more animals on any given day – no matter how many species are involved.

We set multiple traps per location and, if possible, use traps that catch more than one animal at a time.  On days we catch nothing, there’s no charge.  If we return later in the year, even for a different animal – your annual fee is still good.

Let’s say you hire us to catch moles, after a few weeks, there’s no more damage and no more moles are caught, mutually, we decide the problem is resolved and remove the traps.

Should animal isues arise the rest of the year, we’ll reassess the problem and set more traps at no charge.  The only charges would be on catch days – and they’re the same, whether we catch a racoon, or a raccoon and two moles and a bat.

Most animals carry diseases that can be harmful – even or fatal -to humans.  Among the diseases animals carry are:

Histoplasmosis:  Symptoms vary greatly, but primarily affects the lungs.  Other organs can be affected; it can be fatal if untreated.

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS):  This rare, yet potentially deadly disease is transmitted by infected rodents through urine, droppings, or saliva.  Humans can contract the disease when they breathe in the aerosolized virus.  Rodent control in and around the home remains the primary strategy for preventing HPS infection.

Roundworm:  The raccoon roundword is increasingly recognized as a cause of serious or fatal larva migrans disease in humans and animals.  Studies show roundworm eggs were found in over 44% of tested raccoon fecal material.

For more information, please consult the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website.

Histoplasmosis is a disease caused by fungus, with a wide variety of symptoms.  Though it primarily affects the lungs, other organs can become affected.  It can be found in soil and is common is decaying bat droppings.   See our “Bat Removal” page for more information on bats.

For more information, please consult the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website.

No.  You could kill every grub in your lawn and there is still plenty of food for moles.  Chemical grub control doesn’t prevent moles, because only 20% of a mole’s diet consists of grubs.  Traps are considered to be the most effective method to stop moles.

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