Illinois Wildlife Control

Illinois Nuisance Wildlife Control – Crosshair Wildlife Company

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Crosshair Wildlife Services is a full-service wildlife control company serving Lake County IL and the surrounding area. We specialize in urban and suburban wildlife damage management for both residential and commercial customers. We are state licensed by the Illinois DNR. We handle nearly all aspects of wildlife control, and resolve conflicts between people and wildlife in a humane and professional manner. For Lake County pest control of wildlife,  just give us a call  Рyes, we answer our phones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Рand we will discuss your wildlife problem and schedule an appointment to solve it. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

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Would you like to know some more about the fundamentals of what this subject matter has to put forward to one person who wants to know more about Illinois bat control and MI bat removal? In Illinois the little brown bat can be a real nuisance to home owners. There are many people out there who like to do things themselves and this is where this article may help you.

At the time of the inspection of the home requiring bat proofing we can ascertain the size of the bat colony and the best period to evict the bats. On certain times of the summer season bats create maternity colonies. Dependant on the geographical location, the bats should only be evicted when the adolescent bats are able to fly. The bat pest control professionals like to use a one-way door or related to as a valve. These one way doors let the bats egress not granting the bats back in. This form of bat removal is indorsed by the organization Bat Conservation International.

The most important thing in how to get rid of bats is paying attention to small details. You must fill all construction voids, anything greater than a 1/4 inch must be sealed otherwise a bat that is evicted through the one way door will find its way back into the structure. So in general the entire exterior of the structure must be sealed to avert re-entry of bats. We'll go to the extent of sealing any defect or construction hole if you are not sure seal if a bat can get past that point seal the hole. You'll also need to exclude gable vents to hold the bats out. I'll start by blocking off attic vents, louver vents, and ridge vents with 1/4 inch hardware cloth so the bats can't breach them for future use bay bats. They can be painted, but you'll find it blends in nicely left unfinished. Inspect loose flashing leaving openings, and chimneys seal this area's if necessary. Check for holes around where the chimney goes through the roof line, carefully seal cracks and if the bats are using the opening then install a unidirectional door.

You can put together your own one way doors for bats by using the spent sealant tube. Or you can purchase pre-made bat valve from a wildlife control supply company online. After you install the one way doors on the points of entry leave them on the opening for approximately two weeks. During the two weeks you should hear the noises from the bats decrease or not see them leaving the structure anymore. Then you can remove the one-way doorway and then seal the final voids.

At this point your MI bat control is complete. After the bats have went out through the one-way valves the bats will try for a few nights to get back in, by looking for another entrance this is why the exclusion of every possible entrance needs to be done.

If you've had raccoons living in your attic, it's a good idea to have the attic cleaned. Raccoons leave their waste behind when they inhabit an attic. Sometimes there's a specific raccoon latrine, and most of the poop is piled up in one spot. Sometimes it's spread out all over the attic. Same goes for urine as well. Sometimes it's concentrated in an area, sometimes spread all over the place. The poop is easy to pick up and remove, as in the above photo, because the droppings are large. But the urine soaks into the insulation or even the sheetrock (drywall) or wood in the attic. And not all feces or urine will be accessible to remove by hand. That's when it's important to clean up and properly fog the attic to eliminate the odor and potential unsanitary conditions.

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Nuisance animals cause odor problems in a variety of ways. Their excrement is a primary source of odor problems, and often quite noticeable if an animal has taken up residence somewhere in your home. Animal carcasses are another source of odor. Skunks present a whole other dimension in odor problems. I can identify the source of animal odors, and eliminate both the current source of the odor (for example, excrement removal) and the underlying cause (the animal's entry into your home). This work may be covered by homeowners insurance.

Bats are excluded from your home or attic through a live exclusion process. This is done by bat proofing your home with screen, caulking, caps, etc. Also a one-way trap door is installed at the entry point so the bats can get out but not get back in. We are not exterminators or a bat pest control company. We strictly and proudly only use poison free bat control methods. When thinking of exterminator or pest control company we urge you to think of the humane method for bat removal. Bats are protected both federally and in the state of Illinois. No ultrasonic, high frequency device, or bat repellent will get rid of your bats nor keep them out. Moth balls or "bat away" never works. In fact it is harmful to have in your attic or home. FTC gives a warning on the use of ultrasonic pest control devices. For more information check out our "How to Get Rid of Bats" Page.