Critter Removal Channel Lake, IL

Animal Removal – Channel Lake, IL

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Nuisance Wildlife Removal relocation in Channel Lake and repair of damage caused by wildlife as well as consultation concerning wildlife issues within Lake Co., are provided by our D.N.R. certified animal control specialists. Our technicians perform Channel Lake Raccoon removal, Skunk removal, Beaver removal, Squirrel removal, and removal of any wildlife species in Lake County, IL. From Antioch to Lake Forest, Libertyville to Lake Zurich, Gurnee to Lincolnshire, we service every community within Lake County Illinois.

If you reside in Channel Lake IL and have a Wildlife problem, contact our office. For Channel Lake, IL Animal Control  & Wildlife removal services we can prevent future incidents by installing wildlife barriers and by offering wildlife management techniques and tips to help you protect your health and property.

Skunk Facts, Identification & Control

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  • Steps to Prevent Squirrel Entry in Crawl Space, Basement or Attic

  • Bat Guano Cleanup

  • White Stains on Windows, Around Holes, and Near Crevices From Bats

  • What Does a Squirrel Look Like?

  • Raccoon in Chimney - if You've Got One in Your Chimney or Fireplace

We are a small locally owned and operated Illinois based pest and wildlife control company. We are proud members of Bat Conservation International. Because of the demand for bat removal in all areas of Illinois we have expanded outside our normal service route. We have provided bat and other animal trapping services on residential homes and commercial buildings for 17 plus years. We are a humane wildlife trapping company, specializing in bat removal and colony relocation. We trap, exclude and relocate all nuisance wild animals small to large. All of our bat removal services are done by live exclusions through a one way door system. We have successfully completed thousands of live bat exclusions guaranteed backed with a full five year warranty.

Many people have attempted their own forms of bat removal. Most have failed. Those who had the knowledge and experience of working with bats might have proven more successful because they knew what they were doing. However, anyone who attempts to undertake bat removal or control on their own without the proper training or knowledge is putting themselves and their family in jeopardy by doing so. It isn't easy to get rid of bats, and most of the home remedies and do-it-yourself solutions will be ineffective at best.

You could spend weeks of your time and a lot of your money on sealing your home, buying bat control devices, and attempting to fix your own bat problems. However, you won't likely experience good results in the end, because many different things can go wrong. If you get too close to the bats or disturb them too much, you run the risk of being bitten. Furthermore, if you try to seal them out of your home without a thorough inspection to make sure that they are out, you could very easily seal them in, which would be very bad. Bat removal is something that is much better handled by a professional company.

Bat removal involves someone coming into your home, assessing the situation, and then developing a plan of attack. They will generally go through and do a thorough inspection, at which point they will determine how big your bat problem is and what bat removal techniques are best. Generally, the easiest and most effective way to get rid of bats is with the use of bat control devices that work like one-way doors. Bats will be able to leave your home through these devices, but when they return, they won't be able to get back in. This will send them packing and looking for a new home.

When the professionals are done with bat removal in your home, they will inspect it once again to make sure all the bats are gone. Then, they will seal up any remaining cracks or gaps and remove the control devices. Once everything is finished, they will go through and clean up the bat guano with disinfectant or other solutions to kill all of the germs and bacteria to keep your family healthy. After all, bat guano is almost as dangerous as the bats themselves. This professional bat removal process is going to be much more effective than anything that you could do on your own, and will offer you a chance to have your home safe and healthy once again.

Photos of Squirrel Tracks for Identification Purposes.

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  • Squirrel in Chimney

  • Rabid Raccoon- Raccoons & Rabies

  • Squirrels Vs. Chipmunks

  • Eliminate Skunk Food and Shelter

  • Squirrels in Attics

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 in your attic can be a health hazard to you and your family. Bats must be removed by a qualified professional that has the necessary training and equipment to remove the bats and the guano they leave behind.

Bats often get inside a home when they are infesting an attic. If a bat were to enter a home, the occupants could be bitten and rabies transmitted through a bite. Rabies shots are not something you want to experience!

So what do you do when bats are in your home?

A bat control expert will have the proper tools and training to fully resolve your bat problem and provide answers to all of your questions.

If you suspect your home has been invaded by unwanted guests, have a Wildlife Professional inspect it as soon as possible.

How Much is a Bat Exclusion?

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  • Squirrel Control Services

  • Do Squirrels Hibernate?

  • Is Skunk Feces Dangerous to Touch or Breathe?

  • How Much is a Bat Exclusion?

  • What Attracts Raccoons

And what about the droppings left behind in your attic? Is this something you want hanging above your head at night when you sleep? Raccoons are known for using a single spot in your home as a latrine, while using another part of your attic as their living area. This can lead to matted attic insulation and reduced “R” values, which means you continue to lose money as you continue to heat and cool your home. It can also lead to stained ceilings and unnecessary odors. Let our attic restoration professionals remove that soiled insulation and replace it with your choice of insulation products. Our specialists can prepare insurance bids with most major insurance companies and get your attic back in shape in no time. From gutter protection, attic fan vent guards, roof vent guards, gable vent closures and soffit vent repairs, our team can do it all with one single call.

Want to know more about the ABC's of what this area under discussion has to propose to every human being who is willing to do things for themselves? During an inspection of the structure needing bat eviction I can determine the size of the colony and the best time of the year to remove the bats. During certain times of the year bats form nursery colonies. Depending on your geographical area the bats can only be removed when the young bats are able to fly. We like to use a one-way door or referred to as a valve.

These unidirectional escapes lets the bats escape not allowing the bats back in. This type of bat control eviction is approved by the organization Bat Conservation International. The utmost critical thing in bat removal from a residence is attention to all the little construction gaps. When closing all construction gaps, anything larger than an a quarter inch should be sealed. You have to seal the entire home to foil bats from getting back in. You will go as far as sealing any fault or construction crack. Ill need to exclude vents to keep bats out, let's start by closing off louver vents, attic vents, and ridge vents if bats can breach them using 1/4 inch screen. These can be painted to match, but I have found it blends in nicely left unpainted.

Inspect chimneys, bricks and mortar may be loose forming gaps. Look for gaps around where the chimney goes through soffit, carefully seal gaps and install a one-way door, if a bat way in is there. Ridge venting systems are feasible bat entrances. When looking at the ridge vent closely you'll usually find the plastic ridge vents deform leaving gaps, I've seen where varmints have chewed a gap in the vent. I will do away with the previous roof vent system and replace it. Primarily, you lay down 1/4 inch hardware cloth this keeps the bats, mice and squirrels from getting through. We will install a one-way bat door here also if the bats were using this area. Finally you'll finish the attic vent with a vent system referred to as Cobra vent, and then finish it with top cap shingles. We try to color match any calking, tin work and exclusion work to make it merge in as if we have not had to fix the construction defects. We use paintable caulking, the silicon based calks will tinge over time.

I build my own one-way doors. After ten years of bat control, I came up with an easy effective one-way valve for bat removal. You can purchase commercially produced bat cones but I personally think they are too short and have no airflow at the base where it is attached to the structure. These one-way doors are left on for about two weeks, to let bats leave. Then I can remove the one-way door and then block the entrance. After the bats have exited through the one-way doors the bats will try for several nights to get back in, by looking for another entrance, this is why sealing every possible entrance needs to be done. This is how to evict bats.Find out more by reading our other articles on this topic and other subjects we have written related to it.


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