Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Are you licensed and insured?
A. Varmint Police is licensed with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. We carry general liability insurance as well as workers’ compensation insurance.
Q. I am hearing scratching in my attic. What kind of animal could it be?
A. The most common animals we find in attics are raccoons and squirrels. Birds are also known to make nests in attics, as well as mice and roof rats. The scratching sound could also be associated with bats. A thorough inspection of the attic and roof will determine the species that has invaded your space.
Q. If you set a trap, how long does it take to catch the animal?
A. Unfortunately, there is no way to determine the length of time it takes. But, as long as we believe the animal is still there, we will do everything we can to remove it
Q. Do you make repairs?
A. Yes. Our service call includes an inspection of your property. At that time, we will discuss the necessary repairs that we are able to do with you and also inform you of potential problem areas where animals, birds or bats could enter.
Q. What type of trap do you use?
A. We use humane, live traps for trapping your nuisance animal. We assess every situation and provide the best solution for the removal or exclusion of your varmint.
Q. What do you do with the animals you catch?
A. Every attempt is made to release and / or relocate the varmints keeping with our certification. With every situation and every animal, we follow strict guidelines for relocation or humane euthanasia according to the state of Michigan.
Q. How much does it cost?
A. Costs vary depending on the situation. With us being a family-owned business, we are able to keep our fees lower than most. Contact us to discuss your situation.
Q. What areas in Michigan do you cover?
A. We cover all of western Wayne County, southwestern Oakland County and eastern Washtenaw County.
Q. What will I need to do?
A. All we ask of you is that you give us all of the information you know (i.e., what you are hearing, when and where you hear it, etc.). By giving us all available information, we are better able to serve you.
Q. I see an animal track in my yard. How can I tell what kind of animal it is?
A. You can use this website to look up the tracks of different animals. During our inspection of your property, we will be able to confirm the type of animal the tracks came from.