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Geese Removal

Now Serving Greater Chicagoland, Northwest Indiana and Greater Indianapolis

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Chicago – (708)-320-0004

Northwest Indiana – (219) 464-7966

Indianapolis – (317) 203-6083

Licensed for Waterfowl Removal in Indiana

Waterfowl, birds that are typically found in or near water, are federally regulated because they are migratory (crossing state lines) but that doesn’t mean that they can’t be controlled. It just means that there is more paperwork involved. We can walk you through and help you fill out the necessary permits.

Geese Control and Removal

Tired of scaring unwanted geese off of your property? Do repellents, deterrents, and decoys seem ineffective? Geese are generally challenging to control and remove. So, it is practical to let a geese control and removal expert handle this tough job.

Have you ever wondered why you see flocks of geese on your property year-round? It’s because they can adapt to different surroundings. They can even get comfortable in an environment with big crowds, playing children and loud noises. Being herbivores, geese are most attracted to secured areas with an abundant supply of food and freshwater, green, manicured grasses, potential nesting sites, and those with few predators.

In fact, planter boxes are becoming their nesting sites of choice. Geese are exceedingly aggressive, posting sentinels at their nesting and feeding sites. Most of the time, defense of their “territories” can lead to serious injury to people or pets who venture closely.

At Illiana Wildlife Services, it is our mission to provide you the most effective, humane and eco-friendly Indiana goose control service possible. We utilize special techniques for efficient and long-lasting results while putting the biological and behavioral aspects of goose activity in mind for ignoring these factors will likely not solve the problem.

Our geese control and removal process usually involves the following:

  • Removal of aggressive nesting pair
  • Bird round ups
  • Nest destruction

Just contact us and we can provide you a custom geese control management program based on your specific requirements.

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Geese Damage and Diseases

Geese are valuable natural resources but their population explosion has generated a serious problem to many business owners and homeowners associations. Geese are considered nuisance birds if they reside in the wrong areas. They can cause damage to agricultural crops through trampling or consumption. They also cause aesthetic damage to parks, playgrounds, golf courses, soccer fields, parking lots, school premises, and other establishments.

Another big issue are geese droppings; geese leave large quantities of feces, which can be challenging to clean up. As a matter of fact, a single goose can defecate up to 1.5 pounds of feces every 20 minutes daily. Did you know that geese are also a health hazard? Yes, their droppings contains a wide array of pathogens (Salmonella, Campylobacter, Escherichia coli, Listeria, and Chlamydia) and parasites (Cryptosporidium, Giardia, and Toxoplasmosis) that can infect humans.

Apart from the pollution they cause to reservoirs and ponds, their droppings can also increase the risk of personal injury resulting from falls as people especially kids lose footing on the slippery manure. Another threat is air safety. Geese are one of the main birds involved in airline bird strikes worldwide.

With that said, getting rid of these birds promptly is critical due to the negative impact they can cause to the health, outdoor structures and day-to-day operation of your  business.

Call the geese control and removal experts at Illiana Wildlife Services for an assessment. We will visit your site and assess your needs free of charge. Allow us to make your property as goose free as possible.

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Raccoon Removal

Now serving Greater Chicagoland, Northwest Indiana and Greater Indianapolis

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Chicago – (708)-320-0004

Northwest Indiana – (219) 464-7966

Indianapolis – (317) 203-6083

Affordable, Humane Raccoon Removal

We do raccoon removal almost every single day. They are probably the most destructive wildlife that we deal with. They are also adaptive to urban environments and very smart. Raccoons do not make good neighbors or tenants of your home. If you see raccoons near your home call us. Most raccoon problems are because some type of food, water or shelter source that is attractive to them.

Raccoons are wild animals and if given the opportunity, they can destroy everything inside your house. Our company have received lots of calls from devastated home and business owners, saying that raccoons have been destroying their attics and no matter what they do, the raccoons just kept coming back. We have seen attics that have been completely wrecked by these animals, and it was not a pretty sight. Raccoon latrine, scratched floors, holes in walls, and ravaged insulation are just few of the damages that a single raccoon can cause. Trying to trap them without the proper training and equipment can be dangerous and can even backfire. It is always better to call in a trained professional for all types of raccoon problems.

Raccoons do one thing well and that’s raccoon damage. No other nuisance wildlife has damage skills like the raccoon. Opossums and squirrels are sometimes blamed for damage caused by raccoons. Raccoons have thumb like appendages that allow them to grasp, grip and tear things apart. They are considered to be one of the most dexterous mammals in the world because of their ability to use their front paws for a wide variety of tasks. Their agile front paws act like hands that can be used to open doors, carry small food items, open container lids, and move things from one place to another. Raccoons have a very sensitive sense of touch which has proven to be especially useful when they are hunting for food. There have been instances where raccoons are seen wetting their hands with water. This is believed to make their hands much more sensitive. Many people believe that raccoons wash their food before eating them. This is a false belief. While it is true that raccoons dip their hands in water before eating, they aren’t doing it for sanitary reasons. Instead, raccoons are actually gathering more information about the food item that they’re holding. Almost two-thirds of sensory information comes from the raccoons sense of touch, so basically, the raccoon is “seeing” the food much better when its hands are dipped in water.

They are good at problem solving. If they want in your attic they will find a way. Raccoons can grab, chew, remove, and steal about anything. They are naturally curious and highly intelligent animals that will do everything they can to find food. Homeowners are often surprised to find raccoons running around inside their house even after closing all doors and windows. They didn’t realize that the raccoons have the ability to create holes in damaged wooden walls, or that raccoons can actually find their way inside by climbing through their uncapped chimneys. Raccoons love pet doors. If you have raccoons in your fireplace or raccoons in your chimney you may need a new chimney cap installed.

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Like humans, raccoons are omnivores. This means that they can eat both plant and animal materials. Their diet usually consists of crayfish, fruits, seeds, insects, eggs, berries, leftover human food, and other garbage scraps. Raccoons have learned to adapt in urban and suburban environments, where there is an abundance in food scraps. Residents will usually see raccoons rummaging through their uncovered waste bins during the night.

We are often asked if there are any commercial products out there that deter raccoons. We have been in multiple attics where people have tried mothballs, ammonia soaked rags and coyote urine. Guess what, they still had raccoons. So no, there are no commercial deterrents that work. Once they have gotten inside your attic the only effective means of control is trapping.

Two peak times where raccoons are looking to break into attics are springtime when the mothers are looking for safe places to raise their babies and winter when they are trying to find someplace warm. The raccoon’s mating season occurs between the months of January ad June. Female raccoons start breeding one year after they are born. Their gestation or pregnancy period normally lasts 65 days. The female raccoon can give birth to 1 to 7 litters. The kits will be weaned by their mothers for about 8 to 10 weeks, but they will live with their mothers for one more year, then they’ll eventually live on their own. Male raccoons don’t help in raising the kits.  Raccoons don’t truly hibernate but in cold or bad weather will sleep it off for a few days at a time. During the winter, raccoons become inactive and enter the state called “torpor” wherein they will curl up and sleep for days, sometimes even weeks. This technique greatly reduces the raccoon’s body temperature and saves up its energy reserves. Blood sugar drops down as a result of increased insulin production in the raccoon’s bloodstream. If the temperature drops, the raccoon may wake up and walk around to try and search for food. Torpor only happens to raccoons living in cold areas, those living in warm areas may not experience this.

During summer through autumn, raccoons will voraciously eat in order to store up some fat. This fat will help them survive through the cold winter months when the food is scarce and the weather is too harsh. They store their fat mostly on their tails. The raccoon can stay warm by wrapping its tail around its body. Raccoons can lose up to 14 to 50 percent of their body fat during the winter, depending on the scarcity of food and the winter’s severity. Body fat is essential for their survival and without it, they will probably die from the cold and from lack of nutrition.

When you call us with a raccoon problem we like to do a full inspection. We will make you aware of any damage to your home caused by the raccoons. We then create a plan to remove them which usually includes the use of humane cage traps. Once the raccoons are removed we advise how to prevent them from returning.

We also repair damage caused by raccoons. Whether they chewed a hole through your roof or soffit or ruined the insulation in your attic; we can work with you or your insurance company to repair the damage caused by the raccoons.

Pricing

When dealing with raccoons we offer two different types of pricing depending on the situation you are dealing with. If they are in your attic we quote a “flat rate” to solve your problem. That includes removing all animals from your attic (could be one or many; the most we have removed from an attic was 7). That flat rate also includes a temporary repair made where the raccoons were entering to prevent others from doing the same until permanent repairs can be made. The other way we charge is if you have raccoons in your yard tearing up your lawn, or in your birdfeeders, or living under your deck. In that case we charge a flat rate for 5 or 10 days of trapping. There are a lot of companies that charge per animal and in many cases want to get paid for that stray cat that got caught or that opossum that was just walking through. The most raccoons we caught in one yard in 5 days of trapping was 15. The customer was so happy.

Get rid of raccoon and call us for all your raccoon trapping and wildlife pest control needs today. We are sure that if you call us you will be happy too!

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Lake County Wildlife Removal

Illiana Wildlife Services offers a range of animal control, wildlife pest control and Lake County Wildlife removal services. If you have all the supplies and information required for wildlife removal in Lake County, you will find it easy to resolve the problem on your own, but if the problem has got out of control, you may want to call the specialists.

Attics become home to a variety of wild animals, especially when you don’t take the time to check this area of the house often. Animals such as bats, squirrels, mice, opossums, raccoons, snakes and other pests take up residence in the attic. They run around in this place freely, causing damage to your precious insulation, electric wires, furniture and other belongings stored in there.

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Sometimes, these animals become so dangerous that they tear holes in the ceiling and jump right down onto your floor disturbing all your family members. Once the damage is done, you have no choice but call a wildlife removal company. We can trap the animals in the attic, take them away from your home, perform attic repair and offer pest solutions in Lake County if needed.

For Lake County raccoon removal, Illiana Wildlife Services is reliable given that the company is licensed. Our animal trappers offer services all over Indiana, including Lake County. After the successful removal of animals from the attic, you can also have us repair any damage caused. So, we also provide attic restoration in Lake County at very reasonable rates.

Those animals, if left unattended in the attic, can become a source of various diseases for your family. Usually, raccoons tend to spread a disease named raccoon roundworm. Thus, you better take action now and have them removed from your house before it’s too late. We also take care of nasty animals in other areas of your house. These animals could be moles, skunks and beavers for instance. We would love to deal with them too; all you need to do is get in touch with us.

Since it is not possible to get an idea of how many animals are living in your attic, we request you to call us for an inspection of your attic or other areas of your home. For ease of our customers, we offer a flat rate for trapping animals in your attic. So, use the contact numbers given below to be in touch with us and schedule an urgent inspection for Lake County Wildlife Removal!

Lake County Wildlife Removal
Illiana Wildlife Services – Northwest Indiana
(219) 464 – 7966

Marion County Wildlife Removal

Illiana Wildlife Services is a licensed wildlife pest control company offering its services in Marion, Indianapolis. Our experts can help you with wildlife removal and attic restoration in Marion. We can remove animals such as bats, squirrels, possums, mice, rats and raccoons from your attic. As a matter of fact, we are an all-in-one wildlife removal in Marion company. You can call us for wildlife pest management, repair of animal damage, cleanup of attics, and Marion attic restoration.

You may want to take your attic seriously, as animals living there can cause various diseases to your family. Doctors report that a dirty attic filled with dropping of wild animals can cause rabies, raccoon roundworm and other diseases.

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Raccoons, if not removed from the attic, can tear apart your attic insulation, wires, wood and everything that gets in their way. Raccoons defecate and urinate wherever they like in your attic and other areas of your house. Needless to say a dirty attic will cause health risks. Besides, wildlife species like squirrels, rats, opossums and skunks can cause considerable damage and contamination. Our expert wildlife animal trappers can repair animal entry points to make sure they don’t get into your house down the road.

As far as our service charges go for Marion County wildlife removal and Marion attic restoration, you will be pleased to know that we offer fixed charges for our services. You don’t have to pay us based on the number of animals removed from your attic and other areas of house. You can call us to book an inspection of your house. We will come over to your house on the scheduled day and inspect your attic and other areas of house to give you a fixed quote for animal removal and other services.

So, what are you waiting for? Go to this page and give us a call for an urgent inspection!

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Illiana Wildlife Services – Indianapolis
(317) 203 – 6083

Cook County Wildlife Removal

If you are based in Cook County and have an attic that is infested with animals, then you should call Illiana Wildlife Services today for Cook County wildlife removal. We not only remove animals such as squirrels, bats and raccoons from attics, we also provide wildlife pest control and attic restoration Cook County services. Rest assured because our company is licensed.

 It is a must to rid your attic of those uninvited guests because they can cause dangerous diseases to your family. According to doctors, the mentioned animals in your attic can cause raccoon roundworm, rabies and a number of other diseases.

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Raccoon and squirrels can damage the insulation in your attic. As a result, you will have to pay higher utility bills, not to mention the additional cost of installing new insulation.  We have also seen roofs and ceilings torn by attic animals during our inspections. Our services include wildlife removal in the attic, attic cleanup and attic restoration in Cook County.

We have set our service charges keeping the average customer in mind. So, unlike other companies, we offer a fixed rate for removing squirrels and raccoons from attics. Our service charges won’t go up whether we found 10 animals or 100 animals in your attic. And don’t worry, you won’t have to call us every year because we will treat your attic in a way that the animals won’t get back.

We don’t just provide pest solutions from the attic; our professionals also take care of animals residing in other areas of your house, such as skunks, hogs and moles. You can call us to remove them too.

Bats, for instance, can be found in almost every house, especially in the attic. We don’t trap bats. Instead, we use special methods to seal up hidden entrances in your house and get the bats out through a special “Bat Cone” door.

Since we don’t know how big your house is and what type of animals are in your attic, you can call us for an inspection. You have just found the right company for wildlife removal in Cook County.

Call us today if you want to get those wild animals removed from your attic.

Cook County Wildlife Removal
Illiana Wildlife Services – Chicagoland
(708) 320 – 0004

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.

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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

Crown Point Wildlife Removal

Illiana Wildlife Services is your Crown Point wildlife pest control and animal trapping specialist. We have a special team of Crown Point wildlife removal experts. Both in winter and summer, your attic can get infested with seasonal animals, such as raccoons, bats, squirrels and snakes. You can count on us for the removal of the mentioned animals in the attic because we are state licensed.

Undoubtedly, critters leave an attic full of filth and damaged areas. After we have used our special methods to rid your attic of every single dead or living animal, we will thoroughly examine the damaged areas of your attic, such as torn ceiling paper, torn electric wires and torn roof in order to give you an estimate for repairs.

Not so long ago, we trapped and removed a raccoon from the attic of a house. The mammal had caused so much damage to the insulation that the owner was planning to sell her house. But she made an insurance claim and called us for attic repair in Crown Point. After we performed repairs, the condition of the attic improved to a great extent.

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Our service charges won’t hurt your wallet since we offer an affordable inspection rate of your property. So, you can save a lot of money if you hire us for raccoon removal, squirrel removal, bat removal or attic restoration in Crown Point.

Although our trained technicians specialize in removing critters like raccoons and squirrels, they can be of great assistance even if you have moles or skunks digging up your lawn or yard. Taking care of these animals is also part of our job.

Bats can also disturb you a lot if they have taken up residence in your basement or attic. For bat removal in Crown Point, we use a specially designed one-way door known as Bat cone to let the bats out of the residence.

An inspection of the attic or basement that is infested with critter is necessary for a correct cost estimate. Therefore, we request you to call us for an inspection, and the good news is the inspection rate is very reasonable. So, you have nothing to worry about.

Call us for all your Crown Point wildlife removal or control needs today! You can also find us on Anytimewildlife.com

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Illiana Wildlife Services – Northwest Indiana
(219) 464 – 7966

Munster Wildlife Removal

Illiana Wildlife Services is your wildlife pest control specialists in Munster IN.  We specialize in 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 also can 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.

We recently had a calling Munster where a raccoon was going down a chimney. Intended up being a mother with 3 babies. We also just did a bat exclusion at a house in Munster.  The homeowners had two bats in their home in recent months which was two too many.  They called us and we sealed up all the spots that a bat could enter and they are now bat free with a five year labor and materials warranty.

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We think that the way 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. Call us for pricing!

Just because we specialize from removing animals from 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 give us a call.  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 a comprehensive inspection!

Get rid of wildlife and call us for all your Munster wildlife removal and animal trapping needs today!

Munster Wildlife Removal
Illiana Wildlife Services – Northwest Indiana
(219) 464 – 7966

Worth IL Wildlife Removal

Illiana Wildlife Services is your wildlife trapping and wildlife pest control specialists in Worth IL. We specialize in removal and control of animals in attics.  These are usually bats, raccoons, or squirrels, depending on the season. We are state licensed with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources 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 damage that they do to your insulation, resulting in higher utility bills. They also can 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. We think that the way 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. Call us for pricing!

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Just because we specialize from removing animals from attic doesn’t mean we don’t take care of the rest. If you have ground hogs or skunks living under your deck or moles digging up your yard give us a call.  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 affordable inspection!

We just did a bat inspection in Worth today. The homeowners didn’t have a problem. They were happy to hear that. We gave them some pointers on tightening up some potential problem areas on their home. They appreciated our thorough inspection.

Give us a call and be animal free today!

Worth IL Wildlife Removal
Illiana Wildlife Services – Chicagoland
(708) 320 – 0004

Valparaiso Portage Crown Point Merrillville Animal Removal

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We recently received a call to remove a ground hog that was out in the middle of the day and wouldn’t run away when approached by people. We came and found the animal and were able to walk up to it and place it in a cage using a catch pole. We are not vets but it is easy to tell when something is not right. If you come across wildlife that is not afraid of humans or an animal that is usually nocturnal that is out in the middle of the day I would caution you to be careful. Some of these animals may be sick and some of the diseases that animals may carry are transferable to humans or pets. Better to leave the animal alone or if it is causing a nuisance or endangering people or pets to call us and we can remove it safely and humanely.

We are also specialized in removing animals from the attic. Give us a call for any wildlife pest control and animal trapping jobs like raccoon removal, skunks living under your deck or moles digging up your yard.  We would love to take care of that for you as well.

Get rid of groundhogs and call us for all your  wildlife removal needs today!

Valparaiso Portage Crown Point Merrillville Animal Removal
Illiana Wildlife Services – Indianapolis
(317) 203 – 6083