Wild Animal Control Service & Pest Control in Knollwood, 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 Knollwood 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 Knollwood 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 Knollwood, 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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Everyone knows the smell of a skunk there's no argument there, from a distance it's tolerable, but having a skunk spray under your stoop is a whole different ballgame and can leave you in a bad spot. A burrowing skunk usually starts with chipmunks creating a small hole and a skunk locating it or the scent left behind from another skunk issue. Skunk control is the only way to remove your skunk issue. Moth balls, rags soaked in ammonia or placing a radio by the hole might work for a short time, but it won’t solve the problem. Skunks that burrow at the beginning of the year are looking for a safe place to deliver their litter and there’s nothing safer than being tuck under a big chunk of concrete. Skunks start mating in mid- February through mid- March and gives live birth to about 4 to 8 all too eager to spray kits in early June. When looking for a skunk trapping company, you want a company with experience in knowing how to read a skunks behavior and remove them without spraying. Although young skunks are a little more eager to spray then adult skunks though and trying to remove of a baby skunks odor lessly is a very hit or miss task. Our professional skunk removal team has over 25 years of experience to relieve you of your unwanted stoop dwellers. Our Skunk elimination services is very skilled in trapping and removing your skunk issues and relieving you of that revolting odor. After all skunks are removed, Our skunk extermination services advises skunk proofing your problem area, this is a necessity to eliminate any other stoop dweller that may try and take advantage of an open den site and most animals will take over a skunk den including raccoons, opossums and woodchucks. We would like to inform our consumers of the possibility of an animal dying in an out of reach area where a dig out is crucial for dead animal because the smell of a decaying carcass will make you forget about a skunk scent. Our skunk control services also offer removal of any odor to relieve you of that nauseating odor and give you peace of mind. If you’re in need of skunk trapping in Illinois give us a call, we'll be glad to help remove your pest skunk issues and leave you and your family in a good position
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Flooding is the most common repercussion caused by beaver dams. Flood water can be treacherous and destructive in many ways; from residential to commercial real estate, to land, plants, and timber. Several natural and man-made structures are frequently harmed by floodwaters caused by local beaver dams. Timber, agriculture, homes, buildings, roadways, and more can all be negatively affected by beaver obstructions. Continue reading to learn about some common areas negatively impacted by beaver dams.
Homes and Buildings
Flood water can cause a substantial amount of damage to commercial and residential real estate. If beaver colonies live nearby, homes and buildings can all be at risk to structural damages from flooding. Beaver dams create floodwaters that can overflow into backyards, parking lots, and even basements. Sitting water can cause a long list of structural harm; everything from dry wall deterioration to mold growth. Beavers are also known to gnaw on decks, patios, and other wooden structures around homes and buildings. This reduces building value, as well as, the physical appearance and aesthetics of a property.
Public roadways are another area affected by beaver dam construction and floodwaters. Roadside ditches and drainage channels are perfect environments for beavers and dam building. Not only can dams flood the roads and obstruct traffic, they can cause asphalt erosion too. All these implications have caused auto accidents, closed roadways, culvert and bridge repair, and much more.
Farms and Crops
Agriculture can also be damaged by floodwaters. Beaver dams can cause creeks, brooks, rivers, and streams to overflow on large acreage of cropland. This makes it impossible for farm equipment to access the land. Also, beavers will eat crops, or cut them down for dam building material. All this can negatively affect the growth and health of plants and other crops on farmland. Homes near beaver populations have also been victim to gardens and plants being picked off by local beavers.
Trees and Ornamental Plants
Trees play a very important role in nature; and play multiple roles in the lives of residential and commercial property owners. Beavers are also fans of trees and plant life. They gnaw them and use them to build their dams that flood our streets and lands. Eventually, these trees die; then they become a safety hazard because they can weaken and fall over. For commercial reasons, this can be costly if beavers are damaging high-grade hard woods. For homeowners, dead trees look bad and can fall without notice. Beavers can also harm trees by flooding the land. If the water is not drained fast enough, it can kill the trees.
Ornamental plant damages are another trademark of nuisance beaver populations. Decorative shrubs, plants, bushes, and small trees are common targets for beavers. This can be a frustrating and expensive problem for commercial landscapes, gardening enthusiasts, local parks, and more.
In most states, a person is required to have a license or permit for beaver control; or to trap beavers. It is illegal in most jurisdictions to capture, kill, harm, or hunt beavers. A legal approach to getting rid of a beaver problem is to hire a professional animal control company. A reputable animal removal business uses safe and humane capture and release strategies to get rid of nuisance beavers. This is the best place to start when trying to eliminate a beaver issue. Skilled trappers retain the proper equipment and training to quickly and effectively remove beavers from any property.