About Michael Beran

Understanding Nuisance Wildlife and how nuisance animals affect people, resolving human vs wildlife conflicts with win/win results Specialties: Falconry and avian control are my specialty Falconry-based bird abatement for agriculture, landfills, resorts and other situations with pest bird problems. Falcons can chase gulls off landfills, coastal resorts and golf courses, more efficiently and quieter than other methods. Providing traditional falconry methods to control nuisance birds at vineyards, crop fields, airports, and landfills. "Falconry based bird abatement" is the use of trained falcons and hawks to intimidate and scare off nuisance birds which cause loss of revenue for crop growers, health hazards in landfills, and safety concerns in airfields.

Squirrel Traps Woman Inside Her Own Home

Help! I’m Trapped by a Squirrel!
FAST HELP FOR SQUIRREL ISSUES

Michael E Beran

Get Help Fast if trapped by a squirrel and removal is needed to control the squirrels

When it comes to wildlife removal, there’s no such thing as an “ordinary” workday. Every call brings its own unique challenges – it’s part of why I love my work. But when I answered my phone on this particular morning, I knew things were going to be really different. squirrel inside home
“Help! I’m trapped inside my house! Please, call the police, sheriff, anybody… But you’ve got to help me!”
The voice on the other end of the line sounded so scared that I wondered if there was a burglar in her house. The level of alarm in her voice was through the roof.
Calmly, I asked her to tell me where she lived and exactly what the problem was. In between panicked breaths, she managed to get it out:
“There’s a squirrel running around in my kitchen!”
I breathed a sigh of relief. Not a burglar – a squirrel removal. “OK ma’am. Stay calm. I’ll be right there.”
I got to her house in St. Louis, Missouri, as quickly as I could. The door was unlocked, but I knew from her phone call that she was trapped inside somewhere. When I made my way into her kitchen, the first thing I saw was a squirrel sitting on her sink, hunched up, nibbling on some bread.
Yes, he had made himself right at home, not at all perturbed by the panicked woman who was hiding nearby. I called out for her and the squirrel freaked out at the sound of my voice. He jumped right into a closed kitchen window, pulling the blinds and curtains down with him as he fell. Then he hit the ground and started running circles around the kitchen like it was a racetrack. We’re talking fast. Squirrels can reach up to 20 mph when they run, but this felt like 200! squirrel inside home

Squirrel Goals

My immediate goal was to contain the squirrel so he didn’t cause any more damage. I lunged at him and grabbed him by the haunches. He wasn’t about to be taken down so easy. He promptly turned around, looked at my hand, and sunk his teeth in hard.
It hurt like crazy, but I wasn’t about to let this little critter win. I didn’t let go, and grabbed him behind the head with my other hand. He was caught! But here I was, on the ground, bleeding all over the place with a wild squirrel squirming between my hands.
I hollered for the lady again and let her know that I had the squirrel contained. Slowly, she opened the pantry door where she had been hiding the whole time. She took one look at me, saw all the blood on the floor…
And passed out.

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Squirrel Capture

Quickly, I put the squirrel in a pet carrier so it couldn’t get away. I got a paper towel, wetted it with some water, and patted it on her cheek. She came to and looked at me.
“Did you kill the squirrel?” She sounded worried. squirrel inside home
Yes, she had passed out because she saw all the blood and thought I had killed the squirrel! As I cleaned up the house, she told me her version of what happened: the squirrel had launched at her from across the kitchen and tried to bite her neck. That was why she had been hiding.
Before I left, I was determined to figure out exactly how that squirrel got into the house so she wouldn’t have a problem with crazy kamikaze squirrels again. That’s when I saw a small trail of black soot in the kitchen. I follow it right back to the fireplace, where I could see little squirrel tracks. Turned out, her chimney didn’t have a cap on it and wildlife could just climb in and out freely. The warm air coming from the house in the winter had attracted the squirrel. I patched up the chimney and took the squirrel far, far away – 22 miles away, in fact.

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I dropped that wily creature off in south Jefferson county, where there was an old, abandoned pecan orchard. He’d have a lot of trees with big holes to hide in and plenty of food for the rest of his squirrel days.
This is why I like to say that we not only rescue people from wildlife, but we rescue wildlife from people, too. When an animal’s trapped in your house, he’s just as scared as you are. We know how to rescue them (and you) and find them a great new home where they won’t bother you again. And we also know how to fix up your home so you won’t keep having the same animal infestations over and over.
If you live in St. Louis and would like your home inspected for secret squirrel entrances, let me know. We can help before the squirrel has you hiding in a pantry, making panicked phone calls. But if you ever find yourself cornered by wild animal, we can help with that too.

Michael E Beran
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Raccoon Removal with new technology using the FLIR E05 Thermal Imaging Device

Raccoon Removal and Capture is difficult enough, but that job just got a little easier with the FLIR E05 Thermal imager. Thermal imaging allows the Wildlife Command Center technician to quickly acquire the location of the raccoon in your home and devise an action plan sure to capture the raccoon and return your home to some type of normalcy. Raccoon Control is not only a safety issue but the damage from raccoons can be extremely significant, ranging in the $1000’s to 10’s of $1000’s of dollars. Call us today, we can help get an action plan started and get the raccoons out of your house.

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Snake Season

Yes it is the height of snake season, the snakes are out and eating getting ready for winter, most snakes are your friends, all snakes are not Copperheads ……..

Got bats?

This is the time of year we find them most in your attics, chimneys, and sometimes your living room! give us a call and we can preventive on keeping bats out or get rid of an existing colony that’s made your home theirs.

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We are equipped to deal with bat removal, whether a single bat in your home or business or a colony of bats in your attic, we will humanly remove the bats, clean and repair any damage they have made additionally we can install bat exclusion methods to prevent re-infestation. Contact us today!!

Opossum Removal & Capture

Opossums in the house removal and capture – How to get rid of opossums in the house? Just call the certified technicians of Wildlife Command Center at 314-399-8272, we will perform a complete wildlife inspection to include a full thermal scan. We will resolve your wildlife issues once and for all!

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Hawk Talk in the Delmar Loop, St. Louis

If you don’t educate, who will? Go downtown with a couple animals and talk, tell the world our beloved animals are not to be feared. Wildlife Command Center has a dedicated group of nuisance wildlife control operators that are extremely knowledgeable about wildlife and wildlife issues. When it comes to educational programs, birthday parties, or impromptu educational talks down at the Delmar Loop, Wildlife Command Center can provide the knowledge and support needed for good educational purposes.

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Protected Baby Bats

You can see how well in this photo the Mamma bats protect their young, but, did you know baby bats are also legally protected by the government? From the time baby bats are born until they are fully flighted they enjoy legal protection, humans are not allowed to interact or interfere with the baby bats or the structure in which they are born, even your home. We at Wildlife Command Center can help you deal with bats in your home, just call Michael for more information Contact Wildlife Command Center or call 314-399-8272.baby_bats

How to get rid of a Groundhog or Woodchuck in St Louis, Missouri

How to get rid of a Groundhog or Woodchuck in St Louis, Missouri
Michael E Beran
314-399-8272
beran.michael@gmail.com
Text Msg to 314-502-8339
St Louis Groundhog Control

Groundhog Woodchuck removal control how to get rid of Whistle Pigs

Groundhog Woodchuck removal control how to get rid of Whistle Pigs

Eliminate Attractants
Groundhogs will enter your yard to find food and a safe place to burrow. It’s important that you take some steps to minimize damage and make your yard less attractive. Woodchucks love to burrow under sheds, decks and raised flower beds, making these areas harder to use of difficult to dig can be effective in dissuading Woodchucks from using the area. Groundhogs prefer burrowing in areas that provide ample cover; remove piles of debris, rocks and/or wood where groundhogs may take shelter. Use gravel to fill in any abandoned animal burrows.
Harvest crops like beans, peas and melons as early as possible. Dark green leafy vegetables and such plants that grow in yards attract Woodchucks, keep broad leaf plants (weeds) under control in your yard at all times, it is one of the easiest ways to control woodchuck activities. Trim back plants groundhogs may eat or use for cover. Remove any tree trunks or other sources of wood that groundhogs can gnaw or grind their teeth on.
Identify Areas of Damage
Becoming familiar with your groundhog’s habits and where it spends most of its time will help you target a control method.
Common groundhog activities include:
1. damaging, eating and digging up crops like peas, beans, melons and alfalfa
2. eating grasses, dandelions and clover
3. gnawing/clawing and chewing wood or woody vegetation like trees and shrubs
4. chewing through electrical wires/tubing, irrigation lines and cable runs
5. digging holes and burrowing under lawn or structures
Seek out any groundhog burrows on your property – you can identify these by locating their entrances/exits. Burrows generally contain 3-5 entrance holes, each about 7-8 inches in diameter. Groundhogs often hide these holes by digging them underneath vegetation and/or loosely covering them up with leaves and sticks.
Choose a Control Method
Once you’ve identified the general whereabouts of your groundhog and what kind of damage it is causing, you can select the best control method. The more methods you use, the better your chances are at getting rid of groundhogs and keeping them off your property.

Groundhog Woodchuck den site and burrow layout

Groundhog Woodchuck den site and burrow layout

Woodchuck Groundhog den site trap placement for Whistle Pigs

Woodchuck Groundhog den site trap placement for Whistle Pigs

Groundhog Woodchuck Whistle Pig exclusion and seal up methods

Groundhog Woodchuck Whistle Pig exclusion and seal up methods

Live Groundhog Trap
The most effective way to remove a groundhog is with a live groundhog trap. Groundhogs are cautious creatures, so keep in mind the following tips:
Prevent transferring your scent to the trap by wearing gloves when handling it.
Bait your trap in a way that forces the groundhog to fully enter it – this will ensure the animal cannot back out when the door comes down.
Prevent roll over and escapes after the groundhog is caught by ensure the trap cannot move. Place a brick on the top for extra stability.
Camouflage the inside and outside of the trap with leaves so that the groundhog feels more comfortable entering.
For more tips and step-by-step instructions, read (How To Trap a Groundhog)
Woodchuck / Groundhog Trapping Tips:
You can use either a lethal body-grip trap mounted right over the hole, or a live capture cage trap. The lethal type of trap is guaranteed to work, but it’s very dangerous to use, and should only be set by professionals with experience. It can also kill unintentional animals, and is illegal in many states. A live cage trap has a lower success rate, but if you set it on the groundhog pathway and bait it with tasty vegetables, you’ll probably get the woodchuck, and then you can relocate it a few miles away.
What Bait To Use In Groundhog Traps
The joke of the trapping industry is to use apples coated with peanut butter. I have no idea why, but every do-it-yourself amateur homeowner seems to know to use apples with peanut butter as bait. Unfortunately, that bait isn’t very effective. Groundhogs are herbivores, and in reality, fresh vegetables work best – such as broccoli, corn, beans, etc.
How to Catch a Groundhog

Best Groundhog removal company in St Louis Missouri

Best Groundhog removal company in St Louis Missouri

BEST GROUNDHOG REMOVAL COMPANY IN ST LOUIS MISSOURI

Groundhog Control & Removal

Need groundhog removal in your town? Call Wildlife Command Center now @ 314-399-8272

Groundhogs, also known as woodchucks, are large, ground-dwelling rodents. Adults average about ten pounds. They are strictly vegetarians, as many people know, based on the damage in their garden. Groundhogs dig large, complex, interconnecting burrows. They are excellent & prolific diggers. Each spring, a female gives birth to 4-6 young. Groundhogs are true hibernators in the northern parts of their range. The spring emergence always occurs exactly on February 2nd. Oftentimes the groundhog will engage in a behavior known as shadow spotting. Well, perhaps that’s not true, but they do emerge in he springtime and resume their digging patterns.

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Expert Tips
If not properly controlled, groundhogs can cause serious structural damage when burrowing. Their tunnels break apart building foundations, and they will often chew through electrical wires and irrigation systems that may be in their way. For best results, use multiple groundhog control products at once.
Groundhogs enter into deep hibernation in the winter, at which time they are underground and inactive. Because of this, groundhog control efforts will only be effective in warmer months.
The best time to try to get rid of groundhogs is early in the spring, before mating season. Once a groundhog enters gestation, it will be difficult to repel them. And once a groundhog gives birth, you’ll have more groundhogs on your property to control.
Plantings, woodpiles and debris surrounding your home provide shelter for groundhogs, making them more likely to live on your property or burrow underneath the grass or foundation. Minimizing ground cover will prevent this type of destructive behavior.
Before operating a live trap, get to know your local laws regarding trapping and relocating groundhogs or woodchucks.
Prevent groundhogs from occupying abandoned burrows by covering openings with wired fencing. VERY IMPORTANT: make sure that there are no groundhogs living in the burrow. Identify all openings (there should be 2-5). Dig each out about 1 foot deep, then cover the hole with 3′ x 3′ of wire fencing and bury the fencing securely. Ignoring the signs communicated by woodchucks, AKA the “groundhogs” (also spelled “ground hogs”), regarding their presence and intentions can spell disaster for your garden. As surely as Phil Connors had no future in “Groundhog Day,” doomed by his unawareness to relive the same day over and over, so your garden will have no future if you pay no heed to this garden pest’s sign language. Your garden will be trapped in a perpetual Groundhog Day of destruction, raided at will by the marauding rodents. No, you must learn to read the signs — and practice effective groundhog control.


This is the worst way to deal with Groundhogs but sometimes you have to learn what not to do as well as what works DO NOT USE THIS METHOD How to Kill a Groundhog with Poison
Many people turn to poison to get rid of their groundhog problems. There are several types of poisons on the market and they all work in various ways; with the end result death of the groundhog. Fumigation is a method under which gaseous pesticides or fumigants are used in the entire area to suffocate or poison the groundhogs within. The most widely used and preferred fumigant is Methyl Bromide. However, we need to understand that use of poison to get rid of groundhogs affects the human health as well. It is toxic to almost all forms of life and that includes human beings as well and should be used with extreme caution.

How to get rid of a Groundhog or Woodchuck in St Louis, Missouri
Michael E Beran
314-399-8272
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Text Msg to 314-502-8339
St Louis Groundhog Control

How to make the BEST squirrel bait for trapping

How to make the BEST squirrel bait for trapping
Michael E Beran
314-399-8272
beran.michael@gmail.com

How to make the best squirrel bait by Wildlife Command Center

How to make the best squirrel bait by Wildlife Command Center

I will show you how we make the best squirrel bait for trapping the elusive squirrel, it does not matter if you are trapping Grey Squirrels, Fox Squirrels, Red Squirrels, Ground Squirrels, Chipmunks or any other species of squirrel.

How to make the best squirrel bait with creamy peanut butter

How to make the best squirrel bait with creamy peanut butter

One of the key ingredients is Greater Value Creamy Peanut Butter I tend to think the cheaper brands of peanut butter are better for making the best squirrel bait, maybe it has something to do with peanut butter roasting or packaging. Great Value Creamy Peanut Butter has a taste the all the squirrels will love. This roasted peanut butter offers squirrels a delicious source of the protein and iron needed for a healthy, strong body and fluffy tail. The sweet and salty taste combination of this peanut butter makes a yummy addition to squirrel baits or favorite baked squirrel treats. This roasted peanut butter does not contain any artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.

How to make the best squirrel bait with no mess bird seed

How to make the best squirrel bait with no mess bird seed

The second ingredient you will need is Pennington Ultra Waste Free Blend this blend of seed is the very best, it has nuts and fruits and seeds that squirrels really dig, literally! A superior blend of high quality seed—with fruit and nut blends to attract the largest variety of beautiful and colorful squirrels. The Ultra blends also provide a mix of the nutrient-packed seed crucial to squirrel health, perfect for the best squirrel bait.

How to make the best squirrel bait using Squirrel Trail Mix

How to make the best squirrel bait using Squirrel Trail Mix

Next on the list of ingredients is Squirrel Trail Mix oil from Wildlife Control Supplies. The essential oils in this mixture are the very best and are good are drawing squirrels in from two or three blocks away. Highly underrated as an attractant!! During the course of a season, Scott Behren’s goes through gallons of Squirrel Trail Mix. Research conducted showed that squirrel traps which used this product only as a trailing scent outperformed traps utilizing only bait placed in the back of the trap by a 2 to 1 margin. If trailing scents haven’t been a part of your operation in the past we highly recommend you give them a try. – See more at: How To Trailing

How to make the best squirrel bait for trapping with a coffee grinder

How to make the best squirrel bait for trapping with a coffee grinder

The final item needed to make the best squirrel bait for trapping is a coffee grinder, the kind used to grind coffee beans into fine coffee grinds. I like the Mr Coffee Coffee Mill (by the way I have safe links with prices if you just click on the highlighted links) The Mr. Coffee Precision Coffee Grinder With Chamber Maid Cleaning System gives you freshly ground beans for a fresh cup of coffee every time. Its stylish looks and smart features make it an excellent addition to any kitchen for making squirrel bait. This electric coffee grinder comes with three precision-grind settings that let you grind the squirrel seeds to the texture of your choice. You can grind squirrel seeds from fine to coarse, just as you like it. The grinding chamber can be removed for easy pouring. This Mr. Coffee grinder will grind for up to 12 cups at once. Its wide lid and integrated spout facilitate decanting. The press-and-pour wide lids of this electric coffee grinder make both filling and dispensing easier.
One of the nicer features of this grinder is its Chamber Maid cleaning system that clears grounds from chamber walls so older, less-than-fresh ground coffee isn’t mixed in with a newly-ground batch. Both the top and grinding chamber of the Mr. Coffee grinder are dishwasher safe.

How to make the best squirrel bait by Wildlife Command Center

How to make the best squirrel bait by Wildlife Command Center

Once you have assembled all the items needed then watch the video below to learn how to make the very BEST squirrel bait for trapping pesky squirrels.

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