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Great Lakes nuisance Animal Control
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Donna Brown
Donna Brown
01:32 22 Oct 19
He was fantastic - I call around 11 am and he was here by 6 pm. Solved our chipmunk problem and alerted us to a mouse nest we did not know we had. Highly recommended.
Doug Briske
Doug Briske
19:54 23 Jul 19
Fast affordable and quality service from a true professional who knows his trade well, our old farmhouse came with some pet bats my wife was none to thrilled about, Carl responded quickly, assessed the situation and gave a quote that evening, returned within 72 hours with a custom made ladder (made for our house) to safely navigate the steel, steep roof we have. Over the next night or 2 our bats left on their own to find a nearby dead oak tree to take up residence in. 10 out of 10 would reccomend!
MI Westside Creations
MI Westside Creations
03:05 26 Apr 19
Thankful for Carl's expertise and wisdom. I called him because I suspected bats in my attic but he took a look two different times and thank goodness, no bats. Do not hesitate to call Great lakes animal control ~ Rhonda Hansen
Kerry Coleman
Kerry Coleman
20:26 27 Feb 19
I had a critter in the attic over the garage. I was afraid the critter was going to rip out the electrical wiring or find a way to get into our living quarters. I called Great Lakes Nuisance Animal Control. I spoke with Carl (owner) and told him what was going on. He said he would be over at 4:00pm. My first impression of him is that he is a super nice person. He said he was going to take a look around the house. Since I was just recovering from surgery and couldn't get to the mailbox, I asked if he would get my mail for me. He did. And the next two trips he made to my house, he stopped and got the mail. Anyway, on the first trip he told me that there was a grey squirrel in the attic. He said he would seal up all the places where an animal could get in and put out traps. He took pictures of problem areas. I was nervous because I really wanted the squirrel gone. The next morning I called Carl and told him there was no squirrel in the cage. He said, don't worry. That squirrel is coming out. A couple hours later, the squirrel was in the trap. Carl came and got the squirrel. He releases squirrels in North Muskegon. About an hour after Carl left, I heard another squirrel. That squirrel kept sticking his head in the trap but wouldn't go all the way in. I called Carl. He told me not to worry, the squirrel would eventually go into the trap. About 90 minutes later the squirrel was in the trap. I called Carl again to let him know and we set up a time for him to come get the squirrel. When Carl came back to get the squirrel he struck up a conversation with my father who has Alzheimer disease. Carl would return one more time to take down the cage and inspect the attic over the garage to make sure the squirrels had not caused any serious damage. Carl is a very cool guy. He was very nice to me and my dad and he did a great job. I would invite him to a cookout. That's about the best compliment I can give a person.
Ben Helsen
Ben Helsen
22:36 15 Dec 18
5 stars all across the board.Carl is awesome! He answered my call late Friday night talked me through issues with bats and other things that we thought we were dealing with came out the next day and verified and helped with the situation. He knows his stuff and is all about the people. Would highly recommend! Safe to say we will come to you with any issues we have now or in the future!
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Sarah Romatz
Sarah Romatz
23:43 17 Jun 20
GREAT and prompt work. They answered every phone call and every text. I needed to remove what I thought was three Skunks but turned out to be five skunks from under my shed. My neighbor had threatened to poison them so I was very anxious to have them taken away so there wouldn’t be any harm done to them or local wildlife. I called These guys on Saturday and they came the same day. Here it is Wednesday and all the skunks are gone for a very reasonable price too! I would recommend to anybody around
Seth Kauderer
Seth Kauderer
03:52 15 May 20
Carl did a great job removing a raccoon family from my attic and sealing up the entry, even coming back out in the late evening to grab the kit that managed to get around the trap! Awesome job!
Kate Merrill
Kate Merrill
15:23 10 Apr 20
Amazing amazing amazing. I met Carl and he gave me a quote and advice on how to best handle my mouse problem. Jason came out the NEXT DAY and fixed everything! Not only did they handle the problems I asked to get fixed, but were able to save me time and future issues. Affordable, friendly. I can’t say enough good things!!
Does his best to get to you and fix your problem. Came prepared for whatever animal happens to be in your wall or attic or wherever and supplies, tools and cameras to get the job done! Great job!
Gary Nelund
Gary Nelund
19:45 04 Dec 19
Carl came out on short notice to investigate animal sounds in the attic. Did a super thorough job looking for points of entry and inspected the attic. Found evidence of mice. Set up some traps and was on his way. Super professional service. Would use them again and highly recommend to anyone.
Alyssa Lomber Bobos
Alyssa Lomber Bobos
21:08 14 Oct 19
Carl was at my house quickly after hanging up the phone to remove a sick raccoon from my yard. Reasonably priced and very professional!
Niki Stein
Niki Stein
03:52 10 Sep 19
A bat got into our house last week and after 4 hours of trying to get it out on our own, we contacted Carl at 3;30am. He arrived quickly and was very professional and great to work with. I highly recommend Great Lakes Nusiance Animal Control!
Abby Brown
Abby Brown
17:55 02 Sep 19
Carl and his guys did a great job installing Ridge-Guard on our roof to get rid of a squirrel problem!
Donna Rillema
Donna Rillema
00:06 22 Aug 19
Best in service all around!
Lori Zuidema Thomas
Lori Zuidema Thomas
23:41 18 Aug 19
Thank god for Carl and GLNAC!! I had another bat in my house today and Carl was here in 10 minutes (he IS my neighbor)😁. They have always been very responsive and very helpful and friendly. I HATE bats, so thank you Carl!! Always a job well done.
Lesa Klinger-Gerrits
Lesa Klinger-Gerrits
19:28 05 Jun 19
It is so hard to find a
company who is genuine honest & truly cares about their customers. Thank you GLNAC for being all of that! You knocked it out of the park!! I highly recommend Carl & his crew! We can sit outside and enjoy this beautiful weather finally mosquito free!
Sonja Parker-White
Sonja Parker-White
01:34 04 Jun 19
Thanks Carl for the great service! You always go the extra mile!!
Geri Mitchell Merkey
Geri Mitchell Merkey
16:16 14 Apr 19
Carl and his crew quickly, humanely and professionally rid our home of raccoons, prevented them from ever becoming a nuisance again, and mitigated the extensive damage. We highly recommend Great Lakes Nuisance Animal Control.
Kevin Becky Johnson
Kevin Becky Johnson
14:07 16 Mar 19
Have used GLNAC two summers in a row for mosquito control and very satisfied with the results. Being able to sit poolside without dealing with mosquitos is priceless ! Great job ! See you this summer !
Dan Mcclatchy
Dan Mcclatchy
03:54 10 Mar 19
Thank you Carl for tonight’s removal of rocky the squirrel
Brandi Rae Miller
Brandi Rae Miller
00:28 18 Jan 19
Carl is great. He is the only one who cared about an animal in distress 3 cops later. He also made me feel like I wasn’t the crazy one being the only one to care for an animal tied to a tree and left all day all night.. It’s 29 degrees, this dog is still out there. He was wrapped around a wire with no one home. The cops wouldn’t even untangle him... I fed him a few treats and untangled him but no one is home still... Just let me let this dog in!!!

Thank you Carl for going outside your job title to do everything you could for my situation.

Brandi Miller
Nicole Bringedahl
Nicole Bringedahl
03:58 18 Dec 18
Carl is awesome!!! He asked in depth questions of the issue we were having and suggested we take some pictures and send him his way to determine what animal might be making a friendly visit... turns out it is mice. But when we sent pictures he was even able to tell just from pictures we recently got a new roof - the guy really knows his stuff! He encouraged us to get some traps and set them up - if it didn’t work or the problem continued - he told us to call him anytime! Pleasure working with him! Thanks for your help Carl and thank goodness it’s not a bigger problem and sleep is in our future 🙂
David John Medendorp
David John Medendorp
12:54 26 Nov 18
Everyone I Know that has used his services has been pleased. He knows what to do and how to do it. If you need to get rid of a unwelcome animal call Carl.
Wendi Brazaski Horton
Wendi Brazaski Horton
04:26 26 Nov 18
Carl is a professional. He really knows animals and can assure your nuisances won’t be returning. Friendly, honest & timely.
Janis Vanderputte
Janis Vanderputte
13:50 25 Nov 18
Great company! Got rid of my bats and flying squirrels. Very responsive.
Trent Brown
Trent Brown
05:44 25 Nov 18
They do amazing work at great prices....they are prompt and reliable
Valarie King
Valarie King
04:13 25 Nov 18
Carl’s company did an excellent job doing a bat exclusion from our home this fall. His work was thorough, timely, fairly priced and he is an amazing person who loves his work. Thank you Carl for doing a great job for us!
Maya Stamper Rademaker
Maya Stamper Rademaker
03:54 25 Nov 18
Absolutely would refer anyone to Carl ....Hes very professional and is willing to take care of anything;)
Chas Hibbard
Chas Hibbard
03:36 25 Nov 18
Honest, expert service. Will certainly call upon again if needed. Thank You Carl
Julie Voorhies
Julie Voorhies
03:30 25 Nov 18
One of the best services in town!!!!! Thank you Carl and team for keeping those little pests AWAY!!!!!! How do I put 10 star ⭐️ recommendation?
Leslie Hartz Sprott
Leslie Hartz Sprott
03:01 25 Nov 18
Carl is an expert in animal control. His fees are very reasonable, and they cover the entire job even if he has to return to reset the traps for the same pesky creatures.
Mikki Fox
Mikki Fox
02:39 25 Nov 18
Mark R Grant
Mark R Grant
01:50 25 Nov 18
Carl has integrity and will do the job right. His knowledge in getting the job done is second to none in this area. Because it is his source of income some people don’t understand his need to charge a fair price. The question to ask, is , What is it worth to get a nuisance animal out of your home to prevent the destruction it can cause?
Jason Edward Carter
Jason Edward Carter
00:38 25 Nov 18
Carl is a true professional and an expert in his craft. People need to realize that his business is no different than an auto mechanic or furnace repairman. Wildlife removal services are not free. If you want free service do it yourself.
Becky Leeser-Andree
Becky Leeser-Andree
00:26 25 Nov 18
Carl is awesome. Helped me seal vents that birds had decided to start building a nest in.
He also inspected the roofline, attic, and filled in a few holes to prevent problems.
Don’t wait for an emergency, hire him TODAY to come out, do an inspection and
proactively take care of any problems.
Mike Buth
Mike Buth
21:22 24 Oct 18
I highly recommend them. Carl is a great guy, honest and hardworking, and knows what he is doing! He did a great job for us.👍👍
Molly Buchanan
Molly Buchanan
11:48 13 Sep 18
Carl and Brian or as our kids call them Batman and robin were amazing. Our bat issue was so bad we couldn’t even stay in our home and no matter the time of night we called to tell them of new arriving issues they would come out as soon as possible to help. Our home was a challenge but they got the job done. Our home is now bat free thanks to them. We will be using them for any further issues we have with our home, Thanks again!
Kimmie Rathsburg
Kimmie Rathsburg
01:18 12 Sep 18
Carl and Brian were caring kind professionals who helped us with a stinky situation! I'd recommend Great Lakes Nuisance Animal Control to anyone!
Brent Shaffer
Brent Shaffer
14:25 24 Aug 18
Carl is THE expert at pest/animal control !
Fast, friendly, and very knowledgable service.
Leanne Manoski
Leanne Manoski
13:21 11 Aug 18
I highly recommend Great Lakes Nuisance Animal Control for all of your critter needs. When I contacted them Carl responded right away, answered all of my questions and was very informative. I made the decision for them to come out as I had a skunk that decided that he would like to reside underneath my deck and back porch. They came out promptly, checked out my house for other areas that would be inviting to critters as well. They caulked some spots, put up some metal barriers where needed, and set the trap for the (now elusive intruder) Carl is so very friendly, customer oriented, and is fully licensed. Carl and Brian went above and beyond my expectations. 😊 Check out their Facebook page and call them for all of your critter needs😊 I will be using their services again whenever I am need. 😊
Terri Sheler
Terri Sheler
02:32 06 Aug 18
We called Carl on a Sunday evening after discovering a huge hive in our shed. He came right out and removed it!! Excellent customer service and he is extremely knowledgeable about his business. I would highly recommend Carl and his team at GLNAC!!
They are professional and did an outstanding job removing six dead squirrels from our chimney and disinfecting it. Highly recommend. Carl, ya made our day!
Mary Ann Bard
Mary Ann Bard
10:00 08 Jul 18
Carl is the most honest of anyone I have every had come do work for me. He and his crew are the best and very fortunate to have them to take care of all critters. I highly recommend him.
Zippy KJ
Zippy KJ
05:43 08 Jul 18
Carl Johnson is the nicest, most honest guy out there in the business world. He ALWAYS puts his customers first. He will always do his customers right, and help them make the best decisions for there current situation. Carl truly cares about the animals, as well as his customers. He has a life time of experience in trapping. He comes highly recommended in this business and our community! Give him a call for ALL of your Nuisance Animal Control problems or questions.
Max DeMara
Max DeMara
12:59 07 Jul 18
Carl is a great guy who does a heck of a job. When we had a snake stuck in our garage at 10 p.m. he came right out and helped fast. Can't recommend him enough to everyone!
Vince Pannucci
Vince Pannucci
13:50 03 Jul 18
Very fast and friendly service. Local family owned and operated company.
Allison Busman
Allison Busman
09:18 09 Jun 18
Carl is friendly, honest, and did not hesitate to insist I call him if I was not happy with the results from getting my yard sprayed for insects. He will continue to be my number one call for any animal (or in this case insect) issue.
Johnny Pickett
Johnny Pickett
17:50 27 May 18
Carl came out and was professional, courteous, knows his trade and fair prices. Highly recommend his services and he guarantees his work.
Jason Osborn
Jason Osborn
02:31 24 May 18
I have to say Carl is one hell of a guy. He sprayed our property on Sunday. It rained like hell and I texted him to let him know the mosquitos were back and I offered to pay him again because he is not a meteorologist and can not predict the weather which washed the spray away. He said he would be back tomorrow. I just texted him tonight...i offered again to pay him. He said no way. Carl... people like u and ur wife r why I stand behind supporting local business. U guys r awesome. If anyone out there wants and honest integrity driven person give him a call. He is a stand up guy. I will send u some walleye and salmon this summer. Good deeds like this do not go unpaid!
Charcara Bailey
Charcara Bailey
04:53 28 Apr 18
Carl came out at 12am to look and make sure there was nothing in my house. And out comes a black cat he then went to look around the outside to see how it came in and cover the hole. What an awesome guy.
Andrea Olson
Andrea Olson
03:39 10 Apr 18
They sent someone out at 10pm because of a bat in my home. I was terrified. He was quick and very kind. Would definitely recommend!!!
Stephany Demarr
Stephany Demarr
22:34 17 Feb 18
Found out we had squirrels living in the attic and had no idea what to do! Looked up who could help and found this company. God made sure I picked the right one! Came out immediately, set up how to get them out safely, covered all areas and put a live trap up, mind you top of the 2nd story, wait a couple days and he'll be back to fix the rest. I couldnt have googled a better employee to come help! Thank you so much!!!

Edit: had mice in the basement and knew who to call!! Came out same day and helped again!! You won't find better than Carl!!
Becky Hoekstra
Becky Hoekstra
17:56 16 Feb 18
I had a squirrel problems and a house, Carl came right out found the problem and set the traps that day. He was not only friendly, but very knowledgeable. Great customer service and follow up. Highly recommend him.
Tonya Freeman
Tonya Freeman
17:47 01 Feb 18
Best decision ever!! Thankfully it wasn't serious but he responded quickly, came out to my house quickly, and helped us out!! Definitely will keep his card!!
Starr Evans
Starr Evans
23:14 09 Jan 18
WOW, what an animal loving man! Within 2 hours of being called, the possum in my yard was caught and on his way to a safe environment. Carl was so professional and was able to catch the possum without a live trap... not a really safe thing to do, but he had just the right opportunity. I hope to have him back in the spring to place fencing under the barn in the back yard to keep other possums and bunnies from making their home under it.
Kathy Daly
Kathy Daly
17:25 07 Nov 17
I, too, had critter issues over the summer. My lawn became "holy" ground and I couldn't figure out what was causing it. I took pictures and went to Agard's who immediately identified it as skunks! They gave me Carl's name and I immediately called him from the parking lot. He was busy doing volunteer work that weekend but was at my house on Monday! He set three traps and in the morning? Three for three skunks (including a baby). He again set three traps and in the morning? Two out of three (2 raccoons, I think they were). We decided at that point to put up the that fencing that keeps animals from digging under your structures. He set one more trap that day and WHAM another skunk! I can't say enough about Carl's professionalism, customer service, honesty and a great sense of humor! Carl - I have shared your name with many of my friends/contacts but officially wanted to get it in writing! Thank you for what you do and I wish everyone did business like you do.
Nicole Arend
Nicole Arend
00:51 01 Nov 17
I had been dealing with skunks all summer long! They were living under my deck, and under my house. They made my house smell phenomenal!

I was fed up and didn't know who to call. I called around and luckily found Carl! He could hear the desperation in my voice. I am a single mom barley making ends meet.

It's so refreshing to know they're still good people in this jaded world. He was prompt and took care of the issue. A HUGE weight was taken off my shoulders!

Thanks a bunch Carl!
Adam Engweiler
Adam Engweiler
00:06 21 Sep 17
These guys are great! Top notch service and very nice people. Great company with very reasonable prices. Thanks Carl and Bruce for helping with my skunk problem. Very quick service!! A++ business. Thanks Again
Elizabeth Russell
Elizabeth Russell
22:01 19 Sep 17
Awesome job on removing bees from our basement . Came out same day took great care of us and will highly recommend them .thanks Carl for saving noah from the bees..
Heather Jeffery Ring
Heather Jeffery Ring
01:50 07 Sep 17
Called Carl tonight after seeing bats in our house, he came over with in 20 mins. Removed the bat, sealed all possible holes and placed a tube for them to exit and not come back in!! Would highly recommend him!!
Heather Galdeen
Heather Galdeen
01:34 09 Aug 17
Carl came in and removed wasp nest from our basement!! He did a great job, killed the bees, removed nest, and even patched the hole! Would call him back to take care of any problem we'd run into!!
Lori Connell Kocher
Lori Connell Kocher
01:11 14 Jul 17
Shelly VanJensen
Shelly VanJensen
02:31 01 Apr 17
Just had Carl and his daughter, Erica here to remove momma and 6 raccoon babies from our fireplace. It was quite a job!!! I cannot say enough about how great they were. All animals survived and are being relocated by Carl. Thank you both so much. We can ALL sleep better tonight.
Tj McCleary
Tj McCleary
01:58 23 Mar 17
Beth Miller-Kennedy
Beth Miller-Kennedy
21:55 08 Feb 17
Over the course of a couple of weeks we found a raccoon in our garage eating cat food. Yesterday we figured out how she was getting in. We set a live trap with bait hoping to catch her on our own in the middle of the night. Around 8-ish last night the raccoon came crashing through the bathroom ceiling via the attic access door. We called animal control who gave us the number of someone to call. Carl with Great Lakes Nuisance Animal Control showed up about 15-20 minutes later. Carl was fantastic! So professional and super nice. After a little over an hour of searching for the raccoon he spotted her hiding in the soffits. He attached a live trap to the house where she was coming and going. He said it might take a day or two for her to be caught because she was scared. Shortly after midnight it sounded as if she had fallen through the bathroom ceiling again. Thankfully she had not but she was in the trap Carl attached to the house! What could have taken a few days only took a few hours. Carl came this afternoon and took care of the raccoon and put our house back together. Happy ending for all involved and that is all thanks to Carl. If you ever find yourself in need of wildlife control services take our advice and call Carl Johnson at Great Lakes Nuisance Animal Control. He is the best!!!
Chianti Holbrook-Brown
Chianti Holbrook-Brown
21:52 09 Dec 16
Carl is AMAZING (and so reasonable in price)!!!! Thought I had a squirrel in my house, Carl came out inspected the entire house inside and out! Super professional. I would recommend him to anybody. Thanks Carl!
Jane Witham Singleton
Jane Witham Singleton
15:14 27 Nov 16
This guy is awesome!
Our neighborhood was overcome with skunks just a month ago, he caught and released a bunch of them!! Thanks Karl!!
Fast call back, fit us in today, took less than 5 minutes to get the muskrat out of the office basement. Very friendly, very professional, even took out the rabbit carcass the muskrat was feeding on. Highly recommend!
Eric Ridout
Eric Ridout
11:28 31 Oct 16
This guy is the consummate professional when it comes to the removal of critters from your home, barn, or garden. He works in a safe professional manner and when he is done you will never have know he was there. If you are looking for a Pro in this line of work Great lakes Critter Control is the one you want.
Jessica Bruin
Jessica Bruin
22:50 16 Sep 16
Carl came out to our house after I had heard a squirrel up in our attic. He was very professional and walked all around our house to try to find an entry point. He went up in our attic and couldn't find the squirrel, but saw where it had been. Since the squirrel wasn't up there, Carl recommended we save some money and not set any traps unless we hear it again (it's been 3 days since we last heard it). I really appreciated his honesty, and he is clearly not in the business of just making money. I would highly recommend him to anyone that has any needs for removal of pests!
Nancy Krupp Harris
Nancy Krupp Harris
13:52 26 Jul 16
If you need wildlife removal, this is your man. He is efficient, reliable, knowledgeable and personable. He removed 3 skunks and 3 racoons from our small lakefront property. Need I say more.
Frank H
Kevin Gue
Kevin Gue
14:02 13 Jul 16
Huge Thank You to Carl Johnson!! Thanks for helping me out this morning. Carl successfully removed and relocated the skunk for us. My dog Gus is very thankful as well.
Great company with tons of experience.
Wonderful company that I would highly recommend to anyone who has an animal problem!! Very professional and reasonable!! Thanks again, Carl Johnson
Dana Redman
Dana Redman
11:05 04 Jul 16
I've known Carl Johnson for just shy of thirty years,and would like to say a few things about a great human being.Carl is honest,loyal,hardworking,dependable,reliable and knowledgeable in the business he has started and l know he will be successful for years.I'm proud of Carl and honored to call him a friend.
Sincerely Dana S. Redman (Newaygo county nuisance control)Kudos Carl
Rod Luce
Rod Luce
11:36 07 Jun 16
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