Wild Animal Control Service & Pest Control in Lake Barrington, 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 Lake Barrington 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 Lake Barrington 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 Lake Barrington, 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.
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Spotting Evidence of Raccoon Infestations
Having an infestation of any kind of pest is a bad situation to be in as a property owner. But one of the most destructive animals to have in or around your home are raccoons. Their high-intellect and dexterous paws give them an advantage in terms of accessing shelter and food. And in urban communities, they know they can find these two privileges in residential and commercial properties. Roofs, siding, soffits, and more are torn and ripped to gain access to areas of a home. Attics, crawl spaces, garages, porches, and decks are the most common areas to find raccoons nesting.
If you love near wooded or forested areas, you may want to upgrade your home's security against pests like raccoons. For a strong start, install motion sense lighting, remove all possible outdoor food and water sources, and avoid taking your garbage out the night before trash day. Then consider hiring a wildlife removal company for expert advice regarding raccoon removal and control. Continue reading to learn some tell-tale signs of raccoon infestation, and what to do when you discover such evidence.
Stains on Walls and Ceilings
When raccoons are nesting inside a home, they use it as a toilet, dinner table, bedroom, and playground. Accumulated animal waste will leak into the floorboards, and drywall, resulting in yellow-ish brown stains to show through in the walls and ceilings of the home. This same type of accumulation leads us to the next indication of raccoon infestations.
The result of rotten, decaying food scraps and raccoon droppings will not only stain, they will also produce a foul odor that is pungent enough to detect in the living quarters of a home. Often times, this is a sign of a long-term infestation.
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It's Coming Into Baby Season For Raccoons
With the cooler temperatures of fall fast approaching, many of us will be relying on the comfort of our homes to keep us warm, but we are not the only ones taking advantage of the warmth and shelter provided by our homes. Many species of wildlife find refuge from the elements in our homes as well. Partially due to the continual loss of habitat caused by Urban Sprawl, wild animals are forced to find new places to live. What better place than our warm, dry, climate controlled homes.
Urban Sprawl is the term coined for the continuing development of wild habitat for the growth of our human population. New subdivisions and shopping centers are popping up all over the place to meet the demands of people in the Richmond area. The wildlife that lived in these areas face a dilemma, they can move, adapt, or die. The vast majority of wild animals choose one of the first two options. Many species such as squirrels, bats, raccoons, foxes, and opossums have become masters at adapting to life in the city and suburbs. Bird feeders, trash cans, and pet food provide constant food sources and our homes provide the best possible shelter. Many species of wildlife live rent free in or under our sheds, attics, and crawl spaces.
Wildlife sharing our homes may cause several problems. They can cause thousands of dollars worth of damage. Chewing holes through siding and vents can lead to future problems with water damage. Chewing on electrical wiring and creation of leaf nests in attics can lead to increased fire hazards. Destruction of insulation leads to higher energy costs. These are only a few of the risks. Other problems include risks of disease such as Rabies and Histoplasmosis. Histoplasmosis is caused by a fungus associated with bird and bat feces.
It is important to take measures to prevent wildlife from taking up residence in your home. You should inspect your attic and crawl space for evidence of entry. Make sure your crawl space door seals properly. Look for evidence of digging around the home. Make sure your trash cans are sealed tightly. Feed pets inside, or remove pet food after meal time. Finally, if you enjoy feeding birds and bird watching, consider scattering the seed throughout the tree lines and bushes around your yard instead of concentrating the seed in feeders. Consider contacting a professional wildlife control operator to inspect your home and perform any exclusion work needed. They can also provide removal and waste remediation if you have wildlife living in your home already. Make sure that anyone that you hire has Liability insurance for working with wildlife and has the proper licensing or permits required by your state.