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WMNR - Gregg Schumaker
PO Box 321
Conway, Michigan 49722
Phone (231) 347-2540

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Gregg Schumaker

Gregg Schumaker

WMNR is owned and operated by Gregg Schumaker, licensed by the state of Michigan and is fully insured.

Expert advice seems so readily available

Its almost daily that I have a customer tell me of the advice that recieved from a contractor, handyman, or another wildlife control "expert".  The reality is that almost none of these "experts' have received any formal training, or education.  Here in Michigan, anyone can get their wildlife control permit.  No, testing, no mandatory insurance, no training, just shazamm you are a wildlife control professional "endorsed" by the DNR.  Its sad that the consumer thinks anyone can do this work while protecting both the people and the resource, all while being effective.  Maybe someday this will change, but after twenty plus years of performing wildlife control services I am beginning to have my doubts.  I am proud of my certifications, training, and degrees, and in knowing that I am providing the public with biologically sound and scientifically backed solutions to their problems.   

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Bat proofing

The barn pictured was bat proofed 10 years ago.  It was a lot of work, but is still bat free.  Wildlife can be kept out, if good technique and thorough repairs are made. 

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Mole

Mole season is in full swing!  Seeing lots of activity at all of our mole accounts.

WMNR has already started removing many moles from our customers yards.  If

your seeing mole activity in your yard give us a call so we can help you!

  • 2 species of mole in our area Star nosed mole and Eastern Mole
  • Trapping is the only proven effective method
  • Moles have a small home range
  • males home range is 2 acres, females is a half acre
  • not a social animal
  • Diet of grubs, earth worms, and minnows
  • Dig up to 18 feet per hour

 

 

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Busy time of the year

Raccoons and skunks have given birth a few weeks back, adding huge challenges to removing them safely and humanely.  Mole activity is in full swing and we are catching many.  Busy time of year for a Wildlife Control Operator.

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We are doing a lot of bat seal up work in the Petoskey/Harbor Springs area.  Last week we saw our first live little brown bats.  Our favorite little migrators have returned to Northern Michigan.

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We are finishing up the bat seal ups that we had last fall.  We are now working on the bat removal complaints we are now recieving. 

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It's that time of year when skunks are emerging from their winter dens to find a mate.  Some skunks encounter cars head-on, while others make themselves at home under your deck, backyard or garage.

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We have received alot of calls recently for skunk issues: digging in the yard, hanging out underneath the porch, etc.  With the onset of winter, this issue won't go away.  Skunks are not true hibernators in the winter,

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You might not see the mice, but can probably hear them, mostly at night, as this is when they tend to be more active.  Your pet may even paw at walls and other areas where mice might be hiding.  Look for mouse droppings and nests in the kitchen, garage, basement and other storage areas.  Mice will often stock pile their food.  One client found acrons underneath the bed covers in their guest bedroom.  How do you control mice?

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Fall is upon us with the colder temperatures and spectacular fall colors.  With this, our friend, the little brown bat, will soon be migrating for the winter. 

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In the summertime during hot weather, homeowners may discover bats residing in their home! Attics are the most common portion of a house in which bats roost and raise their young.

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Skunks are able to dig and create their own burrows; however, they will also use hollow logs, wood or rock piles, buildings, stone walls, hay or brush piles, to provide protection from predators.