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A possum in the snow looks for a new place to live.

Your Guide to Keeping Possums Out of The Attic

As winter draws closer in Michigan, much of the local wildlife hunkers down for the cold months. But the opossum isn’t like most wildlife.  For starters, it’s North America’s only marsupial. Opossums, colloquially referred to as “possums” due to similarities…

A spider web sits in the corner of some eaves inside a home.

Keep Your Home Spider-Free in Fall

Another fall season has arrived in Michigan, a time of year that consistently includes thousands of spiders. This isn’t the plot for a Halloween creature feature but part of the spiders’ regular life cycle.  Fall is mating season, and there…

a squirrel on a wooden bench

Top 3 Ways to Keep Squirrels Out of Your Attic

Are noisy squirrels disrupting your daily routine or keeping you up at night? If you’re dealing with these pesky attic invaders, you’re not alone. Squirrels are notorious for finding their way into attics, causing damage, and driving homeowners nuts. Especially…

A woman standing outside reacts to being stung by an unseen insect.

Prevent the Pain of Stinging Insects

Summer in Michigan brings warm weather, outdoor adventures, and the joy of spending time in nature. However, it can also mean encounters with stinging insects that have the potential to turn a pleasant day into a painful one.  Your home…

A groundhog emerges from a burrow and peers out across a yard.

Don’t Let Groundhogs Lead to Other Pest Problems

When summer rolls around, it’s time for your yard to shine! But if wildlife is becoming a nuisance on your property, it can spell trouble for your lovely plant life and your family members. Groundhogs (also known as whistlepigs) are…

Groundhogs and Foundation Damage

Groundhogs and Foundation Damage

Groundhogs may look cute, but groundhog foundation damage is more serious than you think. While groundhogs are best known for eating your garden and flowerbeds, they’re also well known for their large, distinctive burrows. These have wide, round openings, usually…

a raccoon walking on the grass

Distemper in Animals

Cases of animal distemperment in Michigan are a frequent occurrence. It is sadly common to see distemper in squirrels, skunks, opossums, raccoons, and other wild and domestic carnivores. At Creature Control we get about a dozen calls per year to…

An ant infestation takes over a kitchen as ants flock to a spoonful of sugar sitting in front of a bowl.

How to Keep Ants Out of the Kitchen & Off Your Lawn

Ant activity spikes in summer when warmer temperatures kick their insect instincts into gear. This means they leave their nests looking for food and expanding their shelter, which can lead to a host of problems for homeowners.  Don’t let ant…