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Snow Can Tell a Story

Winter has always been a fascinating season for me. I’m sure most—or at least some—of you agree with me on this. Watching the snow fall, admiring the perfectly white settled snow, and looking at the beautiful patterns of snowflakes on glass windows are some of the things we love about winter.

This season is also a great time to watch winter animals playing around. Anyone who is lucky enough to have witnessed a fox, a rabbit, or any other animal graciously moving through the white sheet of undisturbed snow will tell you that it is indeed a mesmerizing experience. But if that certain animal attempts to break into your home, would it still be as mesmerizing? I don’t think so.

Nuisance animals during the winter

It was a cold winter day when we received a phone call from a customer telling us that some kind of animal attempted to enter their house through their roof. I was intrigued. I headed over to the customer’s house and was instantly greeted by the following:

Raccoon snow tracks 1

Animal tracks! Based on their size and shape, we found out that these tracks were made by raccoons. Thanks to the snow we were able to easily follow the footprints.

Raccoon tracks 2

If you look closely at the photo above you will notice that the raccoon walked around the side of the house, presumably looking for a way inside. The raccoon walked around the bush and went towards the tree.

Raccoon snow tracks 3

The animal climbed up the tree (raccoons are great climbers, thanks to their agile paws) and on to the roof.

Raccoon destroys roof

From there the raccoon tried to break into my customer’s house. Thankfully their chimney is covered. The animal failed and decided to leave, but not before he tears up some shingles. The photo above shows that the raccoon did some significant amount of damage to the roof. The raccoon may have been looking for food or shelter; this happens quite frequently during the winter.

In need of animal removal services?

Are you in need wildlife removal services? The experts here at Illiana Wildlife Services are always ready to help, no matter what the season is. We will perform a thorough inspection of your house or property before performing the nuisance animal exclusion and removal. We will ensure you that your house will be critter-free, and we’ll make sure it stays that way.

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Roof Repair

As we all know, raccoons can be very hard on your roof. In most cases, they are exploiting a pre-existing weakness. Your roof may have been damaged by ice damming or water, and the raccoons seem to know right where to go to find their way into your attic. Sometimes, they don’t make it all the way in, but not before they do some considerable damage to your shingles.

Roof Repair Indiana
Roof Repair Indiana
Roof Repair Valparaiso
Roof Repair Valparaiso

Most of the time, our service includes a temporary board over the animal made hole after the animals have been removed so new raccoons don’t move in before permanent repairs can be made. If you want us to repair the hole, we are very capable of that and would love to help you with that.

Raccoon damage to your roof
Raccoon damage to your roof
Roof damaged caused by raccoons
Roof damaged caused by raccoons

We can usually quote animal removal prices over the phone. However, we do need to view damages before quoting the repair work. Having nuisance animals in your home is hassle enough. If we can make your life easier by repairing the damage done, we would be happy to do that.

Other people have roofers or handymen that they have built relationships with over the years and prefer to stick with “their guy.” We understand that completely as we are loyal to our subs and the contractors we have relationships with as well.

As we said, we’ll do whatever makes this process as easy as possible for our customer, who never planned on sharing a home with critters.

Carmel Wildlife Removal

Illiana Wildlife Services is your Carmel animal control and wildlife pest control experts. We cover all of the Greater Indianapolis metropolitan area. We specialize in the removal and control of animals in attics.  These are usually bats, raccoons, or squirrels, depending on the season. We are state licensed with the DNR for wildlife removal.

Once the critters are gone from your attic we can give you an estimate for any damage that they may have caused.  Animals can carry diseases like rabies or raccoon roundworm and that is always a concern, but usually the greater damage is due to the compaction that they do to your insulation, resulting in higher utility bills. They  can also put holes in roofs or tear holes in soffit and or fascia. We fix it all. In many cases the damage caused by animals is covered by insurance.

Carmel Wildlife Removal
Photo credit: greyloch / Foter / CC BY-SA

We think that the way  we price our jobs are a great deal for the customer. We quote a “flat rate” to remove the raccoons and squirrels from your attic and make sure they can’t return. Some companies charge per animal. You don’t know how many animals are up there. Contact us for pricing!

Just because we specialize from removing animals from the attic doesn’t mean we don’t take care of the rest. If you have ground hogs, skunks living under your deck or moles digging up your yard, just  give us a call for best pest solutions we offer.  We would love to take care of that for you as well.

Bats are more common than one may think. If you have bats in your attic you need a bat exclusion. Bats are not trapped, instead they are allowed to release themselves through the use of a one way door called a bat cone after every opening around the house that a bat can get in is sealed up. Since there are so many styles and conditions of homes we can’t quote this one over the phone but the good thing is we offer an inspection for a reasonable fee! So what are you waiting for?

Call us for all your Carmel wildlife removal or control needs today.

Carmel Wildlife Removal
Illiana Wildlife Services – Indianapolis
(317) 203 – 6083