Wild Animal Control Service & Pest Control in Riverwoods, 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 Riverwoods 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 Riverwoods 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 Riverwoods, 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.

Hearing Noises in Your Attic at Night? You May Have Wild Animals in Your Attic!

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  • 3 Types of Plants That Repel Raccoons

  • Useful Information About Wild Raccoons

When skunks burrow under your concrete stoop or shed early in the year, they’re looking for a security zone to make a den for their upcoming delivery. Skunks start breeding in mid- February through mid- March and can gives live birth to about 4 to 8 all too eager to spray kits in early June. With this being said, baby skunks can create a critical situation in no time. Skunks are somewhat beneficial to us by providing a balance in nature by eating mice and insects, but in time, the smell of sulfur will creep into your home and cause nausea and headaches if you don’t act fast enough. Skunk removal by trapping 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. Our humane skunk removal services deals with skunk issues on a daily bases and know exactly what you’re going through and can help you with all your skunk issues. When you’re 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 willing to spray then adult skunks though and trying to remove of a baby skunks odorless is a very hit or miss task. Our Skunk control team has over 25 years of skunk trapping experience to relieve you of your unwanted stoop dwellers. Our professional skunk control services are very skilled in trapping and removing your skunk issues and relieving you of that nauseating odor. Once all pest skunks are removed, we advises skunk proofing your problem area, this is a necessity to eliminate any other stoop dweller from trying to take over an available den site, and some animals like raccoons, opossums and woodchucks will take over a skunks den. We also 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 because the smell of a decaying carcass will make you forget about a skunk scent. Our licenced skunk trapping services also offer odor removal to relieve you of that disgusting odor and put you in a good position and give you peace of mind. If you’re in need of skunk control in Illinois give us a call, we'll be happy to help in the eviction of your pest skunk issues and leave you and your family in a good position.Raccoon Extermination Near Me

Squirrels, Bat Control, and Raccoons Living in Homes Cause Damage

  • Why Do You Need Help With Raccoon Removal?

  • Squirrels, Bat Control, and Raccoons Living in Homes Cause Damage

Raccoons can start to become a real nuisance this time of year. The weather is nicer and the nightly temperatures are higher, making the spring and summer season prime time for raccoon activity. If you live near wooded or forested areas, or in an area that is known for nuisance raccoon interference, it is wise to do everything you can in order to protect your property from raccoon infestation and damage. This includes removing all food and water sources from the exterior of your home, keeping trash cans locked up and latched, sealing up vulnerable entry points in your roof and siding, and implementing non-harmful strategies to scare raccoons away.

The most effective methods for scaring raccoons away involve safe and humane solutions like automatic lighting, ultrasonic sound machines, and of course, repellants. It is not recommended to purchase store-bought wildlife repellants because they may contain hazardous chemicals that can be dangerous for raccoons, pets, people, and plants. Instead, make your own raccoon repellant right from the comfort of your very own kitchen. Continue reading to learn a wonderful and effective raccoon repellent recipe that calls for organic ingredients like garlic and mineral oil.

Put on your protective gloves (and eyewear if you have it) and spray the perimeter of your property with the solution. Also spray areas where you have actually seen raccoons. Avoid common areas and areas where your pets play. The cayenne pepper can irritate their eyes and nose.

Note: Before spraying the perimeter of your property, be sure to test a small area of grass and plants to make sure your solution is not harmful.

Re-apply the solution every 4 days, and after heavy rain. Keep the garlic mixture refrigerated for higher potency.