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Mole Trapping

Now serving Greater Chicagoland, Northwest Indiana and Greater Indianapolis

Mole Trapping
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Chicago – (708)-320-0004

Northwest Indiana – (219) 464-7966

Indianapolis – (317) 203-6083

Mole Trapping works when other mole control methods do not!

Moles are interesting creatures. If you took the time to study them I am sure you would agree. As much as one can appreciate their uniqueness I am sure no one appreciates the damage they do to your lawn. Moles are great diggers and they create tiny burrows and small, volcano-shaped soil formations that most lawn owners and gardeners find unsightly. These formations are commonly known as “molehills”. Molehills are also seen on the entrances and exits of mole tunnels.

Unlike what most people think, moles are not related to rats. In fact, they are not considered as rodents. Moles are insectivores; this means that they mainly eat insects. They generally prefer beetles, earthworms, and small larvae, also known as grubs. There are times when they may accidentally eat plants and crops. Speaking of diet, moles are voracious eaters and they spend most of the day eating. They eat just about anything that they find while digging, as long as it is edible. In a single day, they can eat as much as 70 percent to 100 percent of their body weight. Their average lifespan is usually four years but other species of moles have been seen living for about six to seven years of age.

All moles have the ability to swim; some species are semi-aquatic, like the star-nosed mole. They may even create tunnels that end in underwater areas, like ponds and lakes.

Characteristics of Moles

Moles are tiny animals and they have very small eyes. This is because they don’t really need to use their eyesight when digging underground. They also have very small ears which are hard to see because they are covered in the mole’s fur. Their most powerful sense is their sense of smell. This sense is highly useful when they are looking for food. The mole’s saliva is mildly toxic to small animals. This toxin can paralyze the mole’s prey, making them easier to eat.

Moles have sharp claws which they use to easily dig through soil. These claws also help them move through their underground tunnels with ease. Moles have one additional thumb and it is located right next to their normal thumb.

Mole Trapping Indiana
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Cats, dogs, birds, and foxes are the mole’s natural predator. Their underground tunnels provide them with the perfect hideout from these animals. Once they leave their tunnels and go above ground, they are exposing themselves to various predators.

The arrival of spring marks the beginning of the mole’s breeding period. During this time, male moles start searching for their female partners by emitting high-pitched shrieks. The female mole’s pregnancy period can last for more than one month. The Eastern mole’s (scientific name: Scalopus aquaticus) gestation period lasts for about 42 days. They give birth approximately around March and April. Moles normally give birth to about two to four, and sometimes six, baby moles.

Moles, like groundhogs, are loner animals. They generally avoid contact with other moles, only seeking companionship during the mating period, and separating shortly after. Although mole territories can sometimes overlap, male moles have been seen aggressively fighting the moment they meet. Baby moles only stay with their mothers for a short period of about 30-45 days. After that, they will eventually venture out on their own, creating their own tunnels and territories.

Due to the special hemoglobin protein found in the mole’s blood, they have the ability to survive in underground environments with high carbon dioxide levels. They can reuse the oxygen in their bloodstream, which is a great survival mechanism when digging through low-oxygen underground tunnels.

Despite their amazing characteristics, they are still considered pest animals mainly due to their digging habits. We commonly hear about moles destroying flower beds and vegetable gardens. Because they are mainly insectivores, they do not intentionally mean to eat your plants. If you find bite marks on your plants, keep in mind that they did not necessarily mean to do it.

Mole Removal Indiana
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We trap moles because trapping moles is the best and proven way to control a lawn’s mole problem. Moles move between properties looking for new earthworms and grubs to eat underground. Moles make very large tunnels in your lawn and leave ugly mole mounds. Ask about our Mole Trapping Maintenance Plan and year round mole trapping of your lawn that really works.

Many homeowners who have tried to catch moles on their own have failed miserably because they have not been trained on where and how to properly set up the traps. Moles, like any other pests, should not be killed in a cruel and inhumane manner. Our workers have been trained on how to carefully handle these animals. We do our research and survey the area thoroughly before choosing the most appropriate course of action. We avoid killing and poisoning the animals because such methods are harmful to the environment.

  • Electronic mole repellents do not work.  That’s right, nothing electronic works. They are big scam and waste of money.
  • Chewing gum does not work for the control of mole damage in lawns either. This  is an old wives tale.
  • Treating your lawn for grubs does not stop moles from coming back and eating your earthworms.
  • Do you really think poisoning your soil is healthy for the earth or our water table? Ask yourself why one of the largest sellers of “poisoned worms” for moles also sells mole traps.

Get rid of moles and call us for all your wildlife pest exclusion needs today!

Valparaiso Wildlife Removal

In many wildlife-human encounters, homeowners may try to learn to coexist with wildlife provided that these animals do not at all cause immense trouble and real damage to them and their properties. There are also quick methods and home remedies that homeowners and farmers use in managing and preventing human-wildlife conflicts. Some of the measures that help eliminate minor wildlife problems include modification of our surroundings and change in our habits.

However, when wildlife problems become uncontrollable and intolerable, these methods and strategies will no longer be helpful. Homeowners and farmers become irritated and even alarmed by the animals’ presence, and in turn, urgently look for ways that will totally eradicate the critters off their lives. Valparaiso wildlife removal company offer humane animal removal and wildlife pest exclusion. In situations like this, do not wait for another day. Turn to them instead.

Valparaiso Wildlife Removal

A hoard of skunks ruining your expensive gardens, a family of sick raccoons living and defecating in your attic, a colony of mice gnawing the power lines and electrical wires, annoying beavers cutting down ornamental shrubs and shade trees – solving all of these wildlife-related problems don’t have to wear you out physically trying to handle the job by yourself.

Why exhaust yourself when there are reliable and responsible companies that will do the entire wildlife removal job for you and give you the peace of mind that you deserve? These wildlife removal Valparaiso experts are committed in delivering services that are very affordable, proven effective, and guaranteed safe for you, your family and the animals involved.

If you have questions regarding safe, proper, and effective wildlife removal, get the answers that you need immediately. All you have to do is pick up the phone and call the licensed specialists and experts in wildlife removal in Valparaiso now.

Valparaiso Wildlife Removal
Illiana Wildlife Services 
(219)464-7966

Hendricks County Wildlife Removal

Ah, wildlife animals in your attic? If you have this problem, hiring a Hendricks county wildlife removal service is what you should do. Animals like bats, squirrels, rodents and raccoons are not usually dangerous but when they are living in your attic, you may want to be concerned. Their presences results in damage covering your insulation, electrical wiring, ceiling, roof and all what is placed in the attic. Professionals at Illiana Wildlife Services should be sought for animals like raccoon removal in Hendricks County.

When season changes, there is the risk of wildlife animals getting into your attic. If you hear noise in your attic in the morning, there is a good chance that your attic is compromised, and that there are animals in the attic that need to be taken care of. Animals themselves and their feces cause a whole host of other problems, such as diseases.  

Hendricks County Wildlife Removal
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Bit by bit, your attic turns into a place filled with animal feces and animurine. According to doctors, if your wound is exposed to a raccoon or bat with rabies, you are at a much higher risk of contracting the same disease. 

Our trained staff members use special traps designed to trap wild animals in attics, yards, lawns and gardens. We also deal with snakes, moles and skunks that damage your garden or lawn if left unhandled. We repair damaged roofs, ceilings and insulation after the wildlife removal in Hendricks County in your house.

So, if you hire our wildlife specialists, we will take care of everything. Your attic will be safe from these animals for evermore because will seal up all openings in your roof and windows to stop the animals from falling in. Illiana Wildlife Removal Hendricks County is also your best solution to animal control and wildlife pest exclusion as far as quality of services and cost is concerned. You will enjoy a flat rate for all our services whether you want to get 5 animals removed or 30 animals removed.

And there is more to it! We offer an intensive inspection of your property to give you an idea of how worse the problem is and how much you would need to pay for the service. So, give us a ring today to schedule the inspection. We will come over on the scheduled day.

 Hendricks County Wildlife Removal
Illiana Wildlife Services – Indianapolis (Central Indiana)
(317) 203 – 6083

Newton County Wildlife Removal

Illiana Wildlife Services has one of the best wildlife removal and pest solutions specialists in Newton County, Indiana. If you happen to have a colony of raccoons, squirrels, bats and similar wild animals in the attic, you should be ready to deal with them before it is too late. You can trap those animals yourself should you know how to go about it, but it is a great idea to go about animals like raccoon removal with the assistance of a team of Newton County Wildlife removal.

 

Through the gaps in the roof, these animals get into your attic and live there as long as no action is taken to expel them. Raccoons make your attic stinky by defecating and urinating. They don’t stop there and damage the insulation, electricity wires, furniture, and the rest of the stuff lying there.

Newton County Wildlife Removal
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As time goes by, you will see poop and dead animals all over your attic, which not only make your attic smell bad but also cause a host of diseases to everyone living below the attic: your family and pets. Often, you will see your pets scratching themselves and kids in bed with rabies and other disease.

 

Once we are in your house, we will set up traps to catch animals within a few days and then release them somewhere far away from your residence, so they don’t get back again. Apart from the attic, we also do wildlife removal Newton for other areas, such as your garden and yard. Moles dig up yards, ruining all the beauty. We can get them off your yard or garden too.

 

You can call us for questions regarding attic restoration Newton county or attic repair Newton County through a call. But as you already know that without inspection it is close to impossible to give a rate for our services. We offer a fixed rate for all what we do including wildlife pest exclusion, attic repair Newton County, Newton county wildlife removal, bat removal Newton County and Squirrel removal attic.

 

Below are our contact numbers you can use to book an inspection. Contact us today!

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

Will County Wildlife Removal

If you have those troublesome animals in your attic, then you may want to call Illiana Wildlife Services for help in Will County. The company specializes wildlife pest exclusion and removal of animals from attics in addition to perform the cleaning and restoration services of the attics. Animals that could be found in attics include squirrels, bats, and raccoons based on the season. Once we are done with removing the animals, we will let you know how much damage they caused.

Animals in your attic can cause diseases if they are not removed from your house. Common diseases they may cause include raccoon roundworm and rabies. Apart from health problems, they can damage your insulation. As a result, you will end up paying higher utility bills. At times, they go a bit farther and tear holes in the ceiling and roofs. Illiana Wildlife Services can remove wildlife in the attic and can perform attic restoration in Will County as well. And the good news is that the damage caused by the wildlife is insured.

Will County Wildlife Removal
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Our services charges are quite reasonable; we offer a fixed rate for wildlife removal from your attic. We also use preventive measures to make sure your attic doesn’t get infested with wildlife animals in the future. You may have heard that some Will County wildlife removal companies charge more based on the number of animals found in the attic, but you of course cannot figure out how many animals there would be. Therefore, you may want to give us a call for an inspection.

One more thing: our services are not limited to animal control from your attic. If your house is infested with skunks, hogs, bats and moles, let us rid your house of them for you. We can take care of them too. Since each home is different and the type of animals is also different based on season, we cannot give you exact quote over the phone. So, you can call us for an inspection of your house. If you are on the lookout of a wildlife removal company for attic restoration in Will County, you are on the right page.

Pick up your phone and dial our number for Will County wildlife removal and attic restoration. We will get to your house for an inspection ASAP.

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

Attic Restoration in Will County

Once you are done with wildlife pest exclusion and animals from your attic, take further steps to avail for an attic restoration in Will County. The pest infestation in your attic will cause many problems. You can do the clean-up job on your own, but if you really wanted to do it right, then call a wildlife expert.

Sanitize Your Attic in Will County

If you have seen animals like squirrels, possums, or raccoons in your attic, then get ready to deal with their friends. Yes, they don’t usually invade a property alone. They come with their companions, such as insects and parasites.

From this, you can get pretty much good idea about how much destruction they can cause to your attic. After removing them from the attic, getting your attic sanitized is an important part of the Will County attic restoration process.

Remember: you should never leave your attic unrestored since it can get contaminated placing the health of your family at risk. Due to the lengthy residence of animals in the attic, the insulation in your attic can get damaged resulting to high electricity bills, which may need to be fixed later on.

Attic Restoration in Will County

Attic Restoration in Will County
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Since raccoons and other animals can easily get into your attic, they can cause a considerable amount of damage to the items stored in this place such as clothes, old items, furniture and photos, not to mention insulation and electrical wires. So, attic restoration is the best thing to do after the removal of these animals.

How to Go About Attic Restoration in Will County

Ideally, it is a good idea to hire the services of a wildlife specialist for an inspection as well as pest control and restoration of the compromised attic. The specialists remove dead animals, droppings and soiled or damaged insulation. Prior to replacing new insulation, they disinfect and deodorize the whole attic.

So, what are you waiting for? If you want to get your attic back in shape, visit Illiana Wildlife Services and book an inspection by making a phone call now!

Attic Restoration in Will County
Illiana Wildlife Services – Chicagoland
(708) 320 – 0004

Merrillville Animal Removal

At Illiana Wildlife Services, we have wildlife pest exclusion experts with a lot of training and experience under their belt. Not so long ago, we got a call to deal with an animal problem that was completely new to us. A restaurant located in the Merrillville rt. 30 area made a call to us. The caller explained that they wanted us to catch a sugar glider that had taken up residence in their store. That was a pet sugar glider and most likely, it escaped while its owner was not paying attention. Since we had no experience dealing with a case like this, we put our heads together and came up with a solid plan.

Merrillville Animal Removal
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When we got the call, the restaurant was open. We decided to hang on until the restaurant was closed. Once the restaurant was closed, it would become easier for us to search for the animal. We wanted to perform a thorough inspection with a hope to spot and catch the sugar glider. We had an option two if the first one wouldn’t work: the option two was to set up live traps with a fruit on them as bait in the ceiling girders.

A few hours after we got the call from the restaurant, our phone rang again. The call was from the same restaurant. The manager said that they had caught the sugar glider and that they didn’t need our services. It would have been fun for us to catch the animal but we were still happy that they found it quickly. After all, we don’t specialize in sugar glider removal.

We offer our services all over Indianapolis, Northwest IN, and Chicago land. If you are looking for a Merrillville animal removal and wildlife pest management expert, please call us. And don’t worry we can catch a sugar glider for you if you have one in your attic or basement.

We specialize in raccoon removal, bat removal, and squirrel removal from attics and basements. We offer our services all over Chicago land, Northwest IN, and Indianapolis. If you ever need Merrillville animal removal please give us a call.  Even if its a troublesome  sugar glider!

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

Bethany Wildlife Removal

Illiana Wildlife Services is arguably the best Bethany wildlife removal and wildlife pest exclusion company serving the Greater Indianapolis metropolitan area. Animals in the attic can be a real pain in the neck, at times. Our specialists use absolutely humane methods for Bethany wildlife removal since we own a license from DNR.

The animals we can take care of include but are not limited to squirrels, raccoons, bats, and birds. Attic animals are not usually a health risk, but if they are infected with a disease like rabies, they can be a serious health risk. If you accidentally get bitten by a bat or raccoon that is infected, you should wash that part of your body and contact a doctor for medical assistance immediately.

Bethany Wildlife Removal
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Bethany wildlife removal is also essential because lots of animals in the attic means lots of damage to your attic and the things inside it. Usually, raccoons and squirrels target insulation, electrical wiring, ceiling, and old photos put in wooden trunks. At times, if these animals are in a colony, you can see them gradually damaging your ceiling and that will eventually fall down onto the ground floor.

You can invite us on just one phone call. We will use the safest methods for pest control and wildlife removal Bethany has to offer. Once our specialists have removed every single animal from your attic, you can request a quote for the attic repair Bethany services you might need afterwards.

You will be over the moon to know that our company offers a fixed/flat rate for its high quality wildlife removal Bethany services. So, you don’t have to figure out the number of animals in your attic for an estimate of total cost. We let our clients know the flat rate. This will include any attic repair costs as well.

Another feature that differentiates Illiana Wildlife Services from other providers out there is that our experts are good at removing other animals such as moles and skunks. These two animals are known for digging up yards, lawns and gardens. If you have such problem in your lawn, let our experts take care of it.

Basements and attics are ideal choices for bats when it comes to hibernation. In winter, bats turn to attics to spend the cold season sleeping. During this period, they don’t fly out to feed on mosquitoes and other insects. We don’t put up traps in your house to trap hibernating bats, we wait for their hibernation period to end and then use a special one-way door to let them out of your house. We then block the small opening in your walls and roof to prevent them from coming back.

Call us for all your Bethany wildlife removal or control needs today!

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

Greenwood Wildlife Removal

Illiana Wildlife Services is your Greenwood wildlife and pest removal specialist. At Illiana Wildlife Services, we work with a team of wildlife animal control. Our animal control pros offer Greenwood Wildlife removal services all over Indianapolis. We can be touched for easy removal and control of apparently innocent wild animals in any private or commercial building in Indiana. The list of animals we can exclude from your office or house includes little/big brown bats, raccoons, squirrels, snakes, rodents as well as pests. For Greenwood wildlife removal, our company is licensed with Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

Post wildlife removal, we can provide you with an estimated cost figure for attic repair Greenwood. Upon your approval, our technicians can do the attic restoration Greenwood for you.

Beware of danger: animals in your attic might be sick with diseases like rabies. If you or someone from your family gets bitten by an affected bat or raccoon, immediately wash the bitten area and get in touch with us. We will come to you, catch the affected animal and inspect him for rabies.

Greenwood Wildlife Removal
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In addition to health risk, attic animals might (in fact, they always damage something) cut your electrical wiring, insulation and ceiling. Since insulation is expensive, you should be ready to afford the attic repair Greenwood charges too. You may also contact your insurance company as some company cover damage caused by attic animals.

Our Greenwood wildlife removal specialists are trained enough to exclude other animals like moles, skunks, hogs from a home lawn, yard or garden and provide best wildlife pest exclusion. These animals, if not removed for a long time, can ruin your yard or lawn. If you have a mole problem, do let us know about it.

Call us for all your Greenwood attic restoration, wildlife removal, or animal control needs today!

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

Portage Wildlife Removal

Illiana Wildlife Services is your wildlife pest exclusion and animal trapping specialists in Portage 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.

Portage Wildlife Removal
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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 an inspection!

So give us a call and be animal free today!

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