Wild Animal Control Service & Pest Control in Sylvan Lake, IL

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Squirrel Control Services

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 Sylvan Lake, IL 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

We remove skunks in Sylvan Lake 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

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 Sylvan Lake, 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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If you happen to notice a lot of bird droppings on the side of your house, right below any of your exhaust vents, or birds flying out of those same vents; chances are they are Starlings. When starlings start using your bathroom vents as their entry point, in time the birds will start to create an opening in the vent flexible tubing, causing the moisture to release inside your attic instead of the outdoors, creating a mold problem. Starlings are one of our more evasive birds we have in Illinois, with flocks comprising of more than 100,000 birds. When Starlings gain access into your attic, the hazards they cause can be endless if the issue is ignored. One major issue with Starlings that has gain entry in your attic is their nesting, in which it can become a fire hazard. Our professional bird control team seen firsthand the size of nest that starling can create. Starlings never eliminate material from old nests they started but keep adding in which other hazard evolves. Of the additional serious health concerns relating to starlings feces is the fungal respiratory disease, histoplasmosis. Histoplasmosis is distributed through the accumulation of droppings birds leave behind their perches or nesting, when disturbed, the spores become airborne. Our humane bird removal services takes this health hazard very serious and among the other parasites associated with Starlings are; mites, fleas and lice, are surely existent on Starlings to which can cause an infestation inside your home to your family and your pets. Our professional bird control company also offers bird nesting removal to eliminate parasites from entering your living space through your ventilation system.Bird elimination is the first step in solving your bird issue. Once all birds are removed from your home, it’s very important that bird exclusion be applied to all potential entry points to ensure future bird issue won’t return. If you’re in need of bird trapping in Illinois, give us a call, we can take care of all your bird removal needs.squirrel removal near me

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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.