Wild Animal Control Service & Pest Control in Highwood, IL
Squirrel Control Services
Squirrel Removal From Attics
Nuisance squirrels in an attic present the same problems as mice but just on a larger scale as they can gnaw faster resulting in greater damage. The damage these nuisance animals create in an attic is usually never covered by homeowners insurance given that they are a rodent. Squirrel damage in an attic ranges from gnawed wires to trampling and urination on insulation or exterior holes that allow water to enter creating water damage and mold issues along with other unwanted guest from bugs to bats to enter. Our professional humane squirrel removal company in Highwood gets to the bottom of pest squirrel problems and stop them with numerous effective squirrel trapping set ups without needing extermination. We offer all services after successful squirrel removal ranging from squirrel odor removal and nesting removal to squirrel exclusion and damage repairs with squirrel proof steel. Squirrels can be a real pain especially when they have 2 litters of young per year. If you are having issues with nuisance squirrels in your attic don’t hesitate to call us for a consultation. We offer squirrel control packages as well for large colonies.
Skunk Removal & Control
Humane Nuisance Skunk Trapping
Damage Prevention From Lawn Grubbing Skunks
We remove skunks in Highwood frequently but can honestly say we love skunks, they are cute, docile animals when dealt with correctly are surprisingly very smart with a reputation for being smarter and a better pet then a house cat. If it were legal in Illinois we might even have a few…however we would never want one living under our deck or stoop so we know just how you feel when you want to get rid of a pest skunk on your property. Believe it or not we have had several clients call the gas company or fire department before calling us for skunk trapping services because they thought the sulfur in the skunk essence was a gas leak. The sulfur in skunk spray is what temporarily blinds animals threatening the skunks life. We offer professional skunk odor removal for skunk spray that is just unbearable which is usually best done after skunk trapping is performed. There is a special process for skunk control that always starts with humane skunk trapping because nothing can be done effectively with a live skunk spraying. Unfortunately we do encounter dead skunks from poisoning or natural causes usually disease. When we have a dead skunk under a deck of concrete stoop we try and remove it as soon as possible as the smell will last for periods of 6+ months very strongly. This is best accomplished by digging till the carcass can be found and removed, a very long process. If you’re looking for professional skunk control to eradicate nuisance animals by humane trapping give us a call today for a phone consultation for skunk removal or skunk odor removal.
Humane Raccoon Trapping & Control
Raccoon Baby Removal & Eviction Services
Nuisance raccoons in an attic present two huge issues. Attic insulation damage causing a big rise in heating & cooling bills and the parasite ridden feces filled with raccoon roundworm eggs. Raccoons establish community latrines sites where they repeatedly deposit fresh feces. Raccoon feces can carry millions of roundworm eggs that lay dormant for years and can infect domestic cats and dogs, so raccoon removal is very important Raccoons are powerful animals and to be quite honest, almost every home is at risk of raccoons entering the attic because of their agility and power. Nuisance raccoons chew through roof shingles and wood, boar through soffits, tear down siding and fascia boards and pop open attic fans & vents to get inside an attic. Our raccoon removal company in Highwood, IL tackles all types of pest raccoon control situations with various types of traps and raccoon exclusion, custom fabricated out of steel to insure once we get rid of raccoons they are gone for good. If you have a raccoon that has broken into your attic you are in luck about one thing, homeowners insurance usually covers the damage they do and takes care of the damaged insulation ruined by the raccoons walking and trampling around. Attic re-insulation due to raccoon damage is best done once the problem raccoons are removed and the raccoon entry points are sealed up professionally. We guarantee all of our raccoon proofing for quality of materials and workmanship. If you have a raccoon in your attic that you need to get rid of, call us today. We will send out a technician to get your humane raccoon trapping process started as well as an agent to estimate damage and work directly with your homeowners insurance on attic restoration.
Get Rid of Coyotes Safely and Easily
Get Rid of Coyotes Safely and Easily
Our animal kingdom embraces a long list of fascinating and curious creatures, critters, and crawling things. Depending on the region in which you live, you will see a variety of different species. If you are a frequent visitor or resident of the Northern or Eastern parts of the country, then woodland creatures are the animals you will encounter most often. One of the most intelligent and prevalent of them all is, in fact, the wild raccoon! Raccoons are spotted on regular occasions in residential neighborhoods and in the natural forests and wooded areas of the United States, as well. There are so many issues, topics, and areas to discuss when it comes to raccoons, but let's begin with the fun stuff! Continue reading to learn some general information about wild raccoons, some fun facts, and who to call for professional assistance and advice when it comes to raccoon control and preservation.
Raccoon Names and Species
Raccoons have many names and appellations. This is because they are found in several different regions of the United States, and exhibit marginally different features, habits, and lifestyles. Raccoons are part of the Procyon genus and scientifically referred to as Procyon Lotor; loosely meaning "dog-like". In addition to this very formal title, these animals are also known as the Common Raccoon, North American Raccoon, and the Northern Raccoon.
In addition to these colloquial names, raccoons are also referred to by their habitat and behaviors. There are at least six known species of raccoon and various subspecies. They are highly adaptable mammals that can live in a variety of different climates all over the world; including Central, South and North America, Canada, Asia, Europe, and even the Caribbean. This variety leaves room for a lot of interesting names. Other types of raccoons include, but are not limited to, the Ring-Tailed Raccoon, Upper Mississippi Valley Raccoon, the Eastern Raccoon, Ten Thousand Island Raccoon, the Crab-Eating Raccoon, the Tres Marias Raccoon, the Guadeloupe Raccoon, the Coati, the Cozumel Raccoon, and more. The differences among each species include size, weight, fur color, diet, behavior, and other identifiable and physical characteristics.
For shelter, raccoons in suburban areas are known to use houses, buildings, attics, garages, sheds, and roofs, sewer drains, outside play sets, pet houses, hollowed trees, crawl spaces, porches, decks, and more. They are moderately intelligent mammals that can learn to overcome obstacles and remember certain tasks for up to three years! They can use their dexterous hands and claws to open gates, pick locks, dig holes, lift, push, and rip away anything in their way. This causes a lot of structural damage to homes and buildings in these municipal neighborhoods and areas.
When building and homeowners experience an animal infestation problem, it is important that they act fast. Structural damage, repairs, cleanup, and attacks are all potential consequences of a raccoon infestation. This is especially vital for families or buildings with small children. Wild raccoons can not only be defensive and protective of their clan, they can also carry a plethora of communicable diseases; including Rabies, Canine Distemper, Leptospirosis, and more. To avoid a raccoon attack or contagious infection, it is crucial to remove raccoons as soon as you are aware they of their presence. Typically, an animal control company can be called out to diagnose the issue and facilitate a set of remedies to eliminate the threat. In this situation, it is highly advised to hire a company that does not use dangerous and inhumane methods of animal control. Be sure to call a company that can remove raccoons safely and humanely. An animal control company should never kill raccoons.
Hearing Noises in Your Attic at Night? You May Have Wild Animals in Your Attic!
Skunk Removal and Skunk Control Around Your Home
The Right Way to Resolve Wildlife Problems
Squirrels are one of the most adaptable creatures. They can be found in many different locations around the world and in different environments. While their natural habitat is forested areas, they have easily adapted to urban life. Trees, scrubs and debris are for the most part where squirrels build their nests. At the same time however, attics and roofs can also easily become squirrel habitats. Attics, or roof crevices seem natural dwellings to these rodents because of their proximity to their natural habitats, trees. As a result, squirrels often find shelter in our homes and can create a series of problems.
The first thing you need to do when you are attempting squirrel removal from an attic is to make sure that you actually have squirrels. There are many other small animals that can get inside the house through small holes, such as mice, rats, snakes and other vermin. Animals as large as raccoons are known to get into houses; it is actually very common in certain parts of North America.
Squirrels, just like many other animals consider attics a good place to hide, during bad weather during certain seasons of the year. Once you have determined what type of animals you are sharing space with, you can do some research and familiarize yourself on the most proven removal methods. A good place to look for information is the Internet.
What you will find is that the best course of action would be to first determine the entry points. It is usually a hole in the siding of the roof, chimneys or even more obvious ones such as open window in the attic. Once you have determined the entry point get a set of wire traps with one way doors from your local hardware store. Bait and place the traps near the entry points. Once you capture the squirrels, make sure the nest is empty and there are no babies inside. If there are, remove them and reunite them with the adult squirrel in your garden.
Remove the nest and any debris from inside. Cover the obvious entry points and take a minute to inspect the exterior of your home for other possible entry points. Certain squirrel removal jobs are more complicated than others. If you are dealing with a more complicated squirrel removal situation, it is advised to contact a professional wildlife technician.
Animal control technicians have a lot more experience dealing with squirrel removal situations and as professionals they are more aware of the risks of performing animal control and removal. Removing wildlife from one's roof involves climbing on the roof, dealing with tools and potentially other unhealthy, unsanitary situations.