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Northern Indiana Wildlife Removal

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Affordable, Humane Wildlife (Raccoon, Bat, Squirrel) Removal In Northern Indiana

Illiana Wildlife Services has been providing effective, long-term solutions to wildlife problems in Chicago, Northwest Indiana, and Indianapolis for several years. And now, we are glad to announce that we will be extending our commitment to Northern Indiana. Wildlife removal, prevention, repair, and cleanup – name it and we will gladly do it. Contact us at 219-464-7966.

Serving all of St. Joseph County, Marshall County, and Starke County, Laporte County. South Bend, Mishawaka, Plymouth, Knox Wildlife removal.

Squirrel Removal

squirrel-895296_640Squirrels are one of the most common wildlife to wander into populated areas. These rodents mainly feed on acorns, nuts, seeds, and fruits but some species can also feed on eggs, nestlings, and insects.

When in private properties, they can cause destruction to landscaped lawns and garden plants. They can create holes in walls to enter homes and buildings to seek shelter. Once inside, they can chew electrical wirings which may result to fire. Some species are also hosts to parasites, such as ticks, fleas, and mange.

If squirrels have become a persistent problem, it’s best to let experts get rid of them for good. Our squirrel removal services include habitat modification, installation of exclusion devices, and trapping.

Raccoon Removal

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Raccoons are omnivorous animals common throughout the U.S. They prefer to live in wooded areas near water than in plain fields. Areas near livestock, farms, and crop fields are also attractive habitats for these nocturnal animals.

Raccoons wander in suburban and urban areas to look for new sources of food and a safe shelter. These animals are destructive, can be a threat to pets, and can be carriers of rabies and raccoon roundworms.

Raccoons are clever and can become aggressive. Removing them from your property is a task better left to professionals. Our raccoon removal services include habitat modification, trapping, and installing exclusion devices.

Bat Removal

BAT (2)Bats are nocturnal mammals that mainly feed on insects. They come in different species which can either be solitary or colonial. Colonial bats can become more of a problem than solitary bats. These bats can get through tiny crevices and live in attics or empty buildings.

Bats can cause significant damage to properties and they can be a health threat to humans and other animals. Bat guano and urine are the main cause of the problem. It can cause stains on walls and floors. It leaves a pervasive odor that can spread to other areas. It attracts organisms which can be harmful to your health. Bats can also carry rabies and can infect other animals during an encounter.

Getting rid of a colony of bats living inside your property is a difficult task. The wisest thing to do is hire an expert to do it. Our bat removal services include inspection, installation of one-way devices, sealing of gaps and bat holes, repair, and cleanup services.

Skunk Removal

SKUNK (3)Skunks are known for their acrid smell even from a distance. These animals feed on both plant and animals, but they’re diet mainly consist of snakes, rodents, insects, grubs, and earthworms. They can be helpful in eliminating other dangerous organisms but they can be a problem as well.

Skunks avoid human presence, but they need to be rid of when in your property because they can carry diseases, such as distemper, rabies, and tularemia. They can also spread ticks, fleas, mites, and tapeworms.

Skunks are known for spraying a stinky and irritating discharge when threatened. Avoid handling these animals on your own. The best thing to do is hire an expert. Our skunk removal experts are knowledgeable on the animals’ behavior and skilled in installing traps without triggering the animal’s defense mechanism.

Bird Removal

BIRD (2)Birds are beneficial to the environment, but they can become a pest when not in their natural habitat. Pigeons, starlings, and sparrows are birds that commonly nest or roost in urban areas. Droppings, feathers, noise, and odor are problems that normally arise when birds inhabit a place in large numbers. These animals can also build their nests in vents blocking the ventilation of a room.

With their flying abilities, birds can be difficult to get rid of. However, we will be happy to safely do the task for you. Our bird removal services include trapping roosting birds, installation of exclusion device, and removing their food sources in your area.

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Exclusion

Animals, no matter how cute or interesting, can become a nuisance the moment they start invading your own private space. Here at Illiana Wildlife Services we usually get calls from distressed home and business owners. Although their stories and circumstances vary, their calls can be loosely summarized into the following sentence s: “Animals are ruining my lawn/roof/house! I tried everything and they just won’t go away, please help me remove them.”

Exclusion

Do you see yourself experiencing the same scenario?  If you find yourself worrying about the safety of your family, pets, and property due to the presence of these animals then you may need the help of a professional wildlife removal company. If you live in or around Chicagoland, Northwest Indiana, or Indianapolis, look no further because we offer humane animal exclusion services to these areas.

Why Animals Invade your Property

There are several factors that can affect your property’s susceptibility to animal infestation. A window left open or an uncovered garbage bin are only two of the several reasons, but sometimes things can be a bit more difficult to detect. Our workers are experts in wildlife control, and we have learned to see the world through the eyes of an animal. We will find and seal even the smallest cracks and holes that may have been otherwise left unnoticed.

Any animal found inside your home will be removed as humanely as possible. We do not want to harm these animals as we believe that unnecessary violence is never a good thing. Our animal exclusion methods are completely legal and we follow strict guidelines when working with animals.

Exclusion

Affordable and Humane Animal Exclusion

We pride ourselves for offering only the best, safest, and most affordable animal removal services. We understand the frustration that our clients experience whenever they detect the presence of these little critters. Our years of experience allowed us to create the most effective animal control and exclusion methods. From animal trapping to animal damage repair, we make sure that our clients are completely satisfied with our work.

For more information, feel free to call us:

  • Chicago – (708) 320-0004
  • Indianapolis – (317) 203-6083
  • Northwest Indiana – (219) 464-7966

Wildlife Removal Chicago

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Affordable, Humane Wildlife (Raccoon, Bat, Squirrel) Removal Chicago

We know that Chicago residents appreciate wildlife, and we all enjoy seeing animals in a natural setting. Nothing compares to the sight of a family of deer in a woodland environment. Squirrels frolicking with each other are entertaining, and a flock of birds in flight is certainly a sight worth seeing. However, when any form of wildlife finds its way into your home, you will likely need the help of an experienced professional. Wild animals can quickly damage the interior and exterior of a structure. A raccoon that looks lovable can destroy your child’s toys and other belongings. A squirrel that makes a nest in your attic could chew a hole in the ceiling of your living room. We are aware that once you have a wild creature in your home, you will need it removed as quickly as possible. We also know that most of our customers do not want us to harm the critters we remove. We want you to know that wildlife removal can be humane and affordable.

In addition to removing live animals safely, we are also available to remove dead animals from your property. If an animal has damaged your abode, we can help with the repairs. We are pleased to offer our cleaning services if a critter has left urine or feces in your home. Your satisfaction is our goal, and we hope to assist you with all of your wildlife removal needs.

Now Servicing Chicago and the following Counties:

  • Cook – Alsip, Argo, Bedford Park, Blue Island, Burbank, Burnham, Calumet City, Calumet Park, Chicago, Chicago Heights, Chicago Lawn, Chicago Ridge, Cicero, Clearing, Country Club Hills, Countryside, Crestwood, Dixmoor, Dolton, East Hazel Crest, Elsdon, Englewood, Evergreen Park, Flossmoor, Ford Heights, Forest View, Fort Dearborn, Glenwood, Graceland, Grand Crossing, Harvey, Hazel Crest, Hegewisch, Hickory Hills, Hometown, Homewood, Indian Head Park, Jackson Park, La Grange, Highlands, Lansing, Lincoln Park, Lynwood, Markham, Matteson, McCook, Merrionette Park, Midlothian, Morgan Park, Mount Greenwood, Oak Forest, Oak Lawn, Ogden Park, Olympia Fields, Orland Hills, Orland Park, Palos Heights, Palos Park, Park Forest, Phoenix, Pilsen, Posen, Richton Park, Riverdale, Robbins, Roseland, Sauk Village, South Chicago Heights, South Holland, Steger, Stock Yards, Thorntown, Tinley Park, University Park,  Westchester, Wicker Park, Willow Springs, Worth
  • Will – Beecher, Crete, Eagle Lake, Frankfort, Goodenow, Lemont, Manhattan, Mokena, Monee, Park Forest, Peotone, Sollitt, University Park

Squirrel Removal

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We are happy to offer squirrel removal in Chicago. Squirrels are adorable when they are playing outdoors, but a squirrel that is trapped indoors can soon wreak havoc in your home. Squirrels have sharp teeth that are designed to chew through tough surfaces. Because they build their nests in trees, they may find their way into the uppermost corners of your abode. Although you might be able to coax the creatures away from your home’s interior, we suggest that you leave this potentially dangerous task to us. We are experienced in the humane squirrel removal Chicago residents expect. We come with traps and ladders that aid us in taking undomesticated animals away from local residences.

Raccoon Removal

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We provide humane raccoon removal for Chicago 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 hall closet. We can help with the humane raccoon removal Chicago 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.

Bat Removal

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We also provide bat removal for Chicago residents. Bats are mammals that are capable of carrying rabies. They have tiny teeth, and you may not realize you have been bitten until you manifest the signs of this fatal disease. The safety of you and your family is our top concern, and we recommend that you do not try to remove bats from your residence. We will help you rid your home of one bat or several bats. Bats can enter your dwelling and give birth to their offspring. Before you find your home infested with a bat colony, contact us. Bat removal in Chicago should be done by people who are experienced at wildlife removal and equipped for the task.

Wildlife Removal Chicago Illiana Wildlife Services – Chicagoland (708) 320 – 0004

Wildlife Training: Is It Worth It?

If you are in need of wildlife services, would you pick someone who doesn’t update his or her knowledge? Or would you prefer someone who undergoes regular training to serve customers better? The answer is so simple, yet most wildlife companies are not taking continuous education seriously.

I just ran into a couple of related instances, both of which were troubling to me. I felt it was important enough to write about it.

The first was in September, down in Carmel, Indiana. Every year, the DNR hosts a day long class to give Nuisance Wildlife Control Operators a chance to earn some continuing education credits. The class was a couple hours away. It took all day. Most of it I knew already, but guess what: I also learned some things. Things that will help me serve my customers.

At the end of the training there was some discussion about upcoming legislation changes. One of the topics was that the continuing education requirements were being reduced to 16 hours per four years instead of 40 hours. There was further discussion about whether continuing education was necessary at all. Some people felt very strongly that continuing education was unnecessary.

The next instance was a couple of days later when I showed up at a customer’s home to give an estimate for a bat exclusion. In the driveway was a competitor to do the same thing. That’s fine. It happens. There is usually camaraderie among nuisance guys and I had not met him before, so great. After speaking a couple minutes of small talk I asked if he had gone to the class downstate. He said that at his company, they just retest every four years instead of doing continuing education; saves time, he said.

Maybe I shouldn’t be shocked but I am just not sure how companies can be run like this. I have to believe that a customer would want a company servicing them that is constantly improving their systems and procedures, staying up to date on law changes, etc.

Our industry is typically composed of two different types of operators. The first is as a service business with similar business models to your service plumber or electrician who comes out to your house. We have overhead, insurances, company vehicles, employees with wages and benefits, and thousands of $$$ in traps and equipment. The other type is the part timer, maybe a trapper who likes the outdoors who is looking for some side money in the off season. May or may not be insured, may or may not be taking this seriously at all.

Since I belong to the first group, I am going to take every opportunity to learn something that will help me run my business better. My family and my customers depend on my expertise.

Now let me ask those wildlife removal agencies who take training for granted. If you were given a chance to make your services better, to make your customers happier, and to add more value to your company for business continuity, would you take it? If you answered yes, then wildlife training is definitely worth it!

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
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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