Critter Control – West Miltmore, IL
Nuisance Wildlife Removal relocation in West Miltmore 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 West Miltmore 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 West Miltmore IL and have a Wildlife problem, contact our office. For West Miltmore, 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.
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Many of Illinois' wild animals have learned to adapt and even thrive in our homes. For example some wildlife have found that attics make great places to live. Other animals find refuge under homes or porches. Invariably, these animals cause damage. Rodents, like squirrels and rats, love to chew on electrical wires once in an attic, and this causes a serious fire hazard. Raccoons can cause serious contamination in an attic with their droppings and parasites. Same goes for bat or bird colonies. We specialize in solving Illinois' wildlife problems, from snake removal to large jobs like commercial bat control, we do it all.
We provide humane raccoon removal for Illinois residents. Raccoons are known for their intelligence and their capacity to create solutions to their problems. A typical raccoon is equipped with paws that can clasp and shred a broad range of objects. Raccoons are infamous for utilizing the small doors designed for your pets. Once a raccoon has entered your home, it may not want to leave. You could soon find yourself with a family of masked critters in your fireplace or attic. We can help with the humane raccoon removal Illinois residents need. We can assist you in getting rid of that family of raccoons that has invaded your dwelling, and we will safely transport the animals to a more appropriate environment. Whether you have raccoons in your attic or digging in your garbage give us a call. We can help!
To clean the attic, I not only remove all of the waste by hand, I use special cleaners, including an enzyme-based cleaner that eliminates any biohazard organic waste from animals, including droppings and urine. I use the electric powered atomizer as shown in the below photo, which creates a fine mist that flows through the whole attic and gets every nook and cranny, for 100% coverage and cleanup. To protect myself against insulation fibers and animal biohazard, I wear a disposable Tyvek suit and I wear the respirator mask, as shown above. This fogging machine, also called an atomizer, sprays my cleaning solution in a fine mist that permeates the entire attic, and makes certain attic cleanup scenarios easy. In a case like this, in which the homeowner did not want total insulation replacement, the enzyme-based cleaner in the atomizer does a good job of breaking down and sanitizing the contaminated areas of the attic. If your attic has wildlife waste or animal poop, then this is one method that can kill harmful pathogens along with the odor. Homeowner's insurance will pay for attic cleanup and restoration in the case of raccoon damage, because of the potential health risks.
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Our animal control technicians are licensed and insured. They are equipped to handle any wildlife removal problems you may be experiencing. Our specialists can help with the control of numerous animal species and can even handle dead pest removal, insulation removal and replacement, and repair or exclusion services. We service the State of Illinois for any of your Animal Control or Pest Removal needs. You are never far from a Wildlife technician!
TOP NUISANCE WILDLIFE BY SEASON IN Illinois
If you live in the State of Illinois, you may experience a problem with many types of animals, depending on the season. Your local Wildlife technicians have noticed an increase in people needing help with these particular pests the following times of year:
- Fall – Rats, Rodents, Squirrels, Flying Squirrels
- Winter – Rats, Rodents, Squirrels, Flying Squirrels
- Spring – Bats, Bees (Carpenter Bees, Honey Bees, Wasps, All Stinging Insect Nests, Combs or Swarms), Skunks, Snakes
- Summer – Bats, Bees, (Carpenter Bees, Honey Bees, Wasps, All Stinging Insect Nests, Combs or Swarms), Skunks, Snakes
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With more than 100 years of combined experience in the wildlife removal industry, Our Wildlife Control licensed and insured technicians are skilled in resolving animal control issues in your Illinois home or business. You can count on our wildlife removal specialists, biologists, entomologists, and herpetologists to handle any animal control request, including bat and bird removal.
Our team at U.S. Wildlife is confident in our ability to manage all animal control situations. The specialists we hire take customer satisfaction seriously, which is why our licensed technicians do not stop working until all wildlife control problems in Illinois homes and businesses are solved
Bats are fascinating mammals with incredible appetites and impressive flying skills. Bats are admirable, to say the least, but real estate and homeowners do not want these critters dwelling inside their properties. Bats will find access points into residential and commercial buildings where they feed, breed, and nest their young. They typically settle in dark and isolated areas, such as attics, sheds, and crawl spaces. When this situation is discovered, the only solution is bat removal and bat control. Continue reading to learn why bat removal and exclusion are so crucial, and how to contact your local bat control specialist for help.
There are many signs that point towards a bat infestation. If you hear squeaking and scratching noises in the night, coming from within your home, then this could mean you have bats somewhere on your property. The most common way bat colonies are discovered in residential homes is simply by spotting them. Bats are nocturnal and come out at night to feed on insects. They are hard to miss when flying from their roosts.
Once bats are removed from a property, bat prevention and control should be implemented. This involves cleaning up the area that was contaminated and soiled, then repairing any structural damages caused by the bats. Once the mess is cleaned and sanitized, and the repairs are complete, preventative maintenance is the final step.
Once you get rid of bats in your property, have your professional bat exclusion experts conduct a home inspection to determine what areas are vulnerable and weak. They should offer interior and exterior property inspections that allow them to determine where animals are entering the premises and what spots may be potential access points in the future. This inspection will let the specialist know where to patch up access points and how to prevent bats and other animals from coming back. Bat-proofing is the most important part of the process because it eliminates the problem altogether.
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Wildlife control in Illinois is a constant need. Wildlife and human populations in Illinois are both growing and as they grow, conflict between homeowners and nuisance wildlife is growing. We help mediate these situations so that humans and wildlife can live in harmony through humane methods. Wildlife control does not end when the animal trapping has been completed. Without wildlife exclusion, Illinois wildlife species are notorious for locating dens that have been previously occupied and moving right in. This is in large part to the odors that are left behind from blood, hair, urine, feces and even dead carcasses.
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.