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.
The Right Way to Resolve Wildlife Problems
Get Rid of Coyotes Safely and Easily
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Coyotes have been a mild irritation to homeowners and livestock owners for centuries, but now they have become a downright nuisance. There are more and more encounters between coyotes and people for many different reasons in the past couple of decades. One of these reasons is that the coyote population is exploding out of control. Now that coyotes have learned how to live and thrive in close proximity to humans, they are able to have more litters.
Another reason why coyotes are becoming more of a problem is the expansion of human territory. As we continue to tear down habitats and drive their natural prey animals to extinction, coyotes are forced to encroach upon our territory in search of food. Not only is this problem going to get worse with coyotes, but it will affect all wildlife population if we do not change our priorities quickly.
Coyotes prey upon smaller and weaker animals than themselves. If you live in a rural area that is near a field or wooded area, coyotes can be a legitimate danger to your pets. Another issue to think about is that coyotes could attack your pet and cause serious injury or pass on deadly diseases, infections and parasites through their bites, saliva and scratches. While most coyotes do not approach humans, a sickly or diseased coyote can possibly attack children in the area.
-You can attempt to trap the coyote, but this is very hard to do. Coyotes are very skittish about anything they haven't seen before and if they catch even a hint of human scent on the trap, they won't go anywhere near it. You can mask the scent by scrubbing the cage and setting it with latex gloves on, but unless the coyote is desperate for the bait, it probably will not go in. It is also dangerous to go up to a caged coyote as they will most likely react with aggression.
The safest and easiest way to get rid of coyotes is to call a professional. In many states it is illegal to trap wild animals and all states have specific rules on how to properly euthanize the animal. Check your states regulations and get in touch with a wildlife removal agency or the humane society if the issue with the coyotes is getting out of control.
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Working as a wildlife control technician perhaps is not necessarily a career choice for most people. Nevertheless, wildlife control is a growing and profitable industry. As urban centers expand outward the number of wildlife issues increases.
Wildlife or animal control technicians primarily deal with the removal of unwanted animals. In most cases, and particularly in North America it is a profession associated with pest control. The primary difference is that to work as pest control technician one needs to hold a structural exterminator license. Wildlife technicians do not necessarily need to be licensed. Animal control technicians need to deal with trapping, removing and relocating animals. In most cases, no licensing is necessary. Nevertheless, having experience is always a good thing.
This occupation requires extensive knowledge concerning the specific animals. Prior to wildlife animals' removal or exclusion, these technicians have to acquire background knowledge and special training about the life cycles, natural habitats, and also how to remove wildlife animals with safe. They have to acknowledge the ecosystem balance and the importance of preserving the natural habitats of these wildlife animals once they are removed from the neighboring environment.
In many cases, wildlife technicians conduct sampling and surveying data in order to establish management plans for preserving wildlife and their natural habitats aiming to prevent these animals return back to your properties. Consequently, their work areas are not limited to housing areas, but also remote areas and forests.
Most animal control technicians are operating in small independent companies. If you are thinking of entering the profession you should find a few local companies and apply. You can find an entry level job without any experience. In the case that you decide to get into the industry on your own you will need to make an investment in tools and equipment. Technicians use traps and baits, pickup trucks and in some cases carry some gear to make minor repairs and proofing.
Once you get all your gear you can start looking for work. Creating a website to market your services is always a good idea. Also keep in mind that there is market for wildlife control services on popular local and online classified portals. Plan ahead for the spring months as that is the high season in this industry but begin organizing your operation in the fall. Overall, wildlife control offers good career opportunities. It is a growing industry in North America, in both the U.S. and Canada.