Prevention Services

Wildlife Prevention Services

Critter Control of Traverse City is your full-services wildlife control company. Once we have removed the problem wildlife from your home we implement professional prevention methods to keep wildlife from entering your home. Our technicians use professional methods and materials to keep wildlife animals out of your home for good!

Prevention Methods

Using professional knowledge of wildlife animals habits, habitats, and diet preferences, Critter Control of Traverse City will implement one or a variety of prevention methods.

Habitat Modification

The first step in keeping wildlife animals out of your home is modifying your property to become less attractive for the problem animal. Squirrels, raccoons, and skunks will enter your yard to find a food source, water source, and nesting area. Critter Control of Traverse City will be sure to explain each step of the habitat modification process to ensure your home and yard does not attract more wildlife animals in the future.


The most effective form of wildlife prevention is exclusion. Exclusion includes creating a barrier between the wildlife animal and the inside of your home. There are many forms of exclusion materials, including screening, fencing, and capping. Critter Control of Traverse City will install necessary materials to your home. Our wildlife prevention methods are effective and professional - keeping wildlife animals out for good!

Common Wildlife Exclusion Areas:
  • Chimney – Adding chimney caps and screening can prevent animals from falling in or nesting
  • Plumbing Vents – Animals seeking shelter can become stuck in plumbing pipes
  • Roof & Fascia Spaces – Poorly sealed points between roof & fascia invite animal entry
  • Roof Vents – Lightweight, flimsy vents should be replaced with heavy secure roof vents
  • Oven & Bathroom Exhaust Vents – Adding screening to vents helps keep animals out
  • Roof/Soffit Intersection – Securing gaps will help prevent animal chewing and entry
  • Holes in Siding – Repairing & reinforcing holes will discourage animal infestation
  • Porch & Deck – Durable screening around base prevents nesting animals
  • Trees & Landscaping – Removal of overhanging tree limbs and encroaching vegetation

Proven Prevention

Critter Control of Traverse City will keep raccoons, mice, bird, skunks and other wildlife animals, out of your home and away from your property. Call us upon first suspicion of a wildlife control problem to avoid extensive damages. 231.238.3553