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Beaver Trapping

Now serving Greater Chicagoland, Northwest Indiana and Greater Indianapolis

Beaver Trapping Indiana
Beaver Trapping Indiana
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 Chicago – (708)-320-0004

Northwest Indiana – (219) 464-7966

Indianapolis – (317) 203-6083

Beavers are very interesting creatures. These large rodents are covered in brown fur with extremely thick and fine undercoat. Back in the 14th to the 17th century, also known as the Renaissance period, the beaver’s undercoat are highly valued by producers of felt fabric due to its toughness and fine quality. Beavers are known to slap their tail against the water whenever they detect a nearby predator. This alarm system warns other beavers of the possible threat. Currently, there are only two known beaver species, namely the European and the North American beaver. Although they have many similarities, the two species are genetically incompatible which means that the two cannot mate and produce an offspring. Speaking of mating, the beaver only has one partner for life. They are monogamous animals and usually live with large families. Beavers don’t “cheat” on their partners and once they find their mate, they will most likely spend the rest of their lives together, producing more and more offspring.

Due to their thick fur and undercoat, beavers can stay active even during the cold winter season. They still swim on rivers and streams despite the freezing temperatures and they will still use their lodges even if the water below has already frozen into solid ice. Another interesting thing about beavers is that they sometimes share their lodges with muskrats. Muskrats and beavers may look similar but they are not related in any way. Beavers are larger compared to muskrats and their ears are much more visible. There are various ways to differentiate the two animals. You can check the tracks they leave behind. If you see tracks with five visible toes, then it’s a beaver. If you see tracks with four distinct toes and a small fifth toe that is barely visible, then you’re seeing a muskrat track. Beavers allow muskrats to live in their wooden lodges because they can also act as an additional lookout for predators.

They truly are nature’s engineers. Their ability to create dams and store food for winter is remarkable and admirable. Beavers usually live near slow and fast-moving bodies of water, this include streams and rivers. They build their wooden lodges on open water areas, providing safety from predators. These lodges have underwater entrances and dome-like structures.

Portage Indiana Beaver Trapping
Portage Indiana Beaver Trapping

The wetlands created by beavers are highly beneficial to the surrounding environment. Several aquatic and semi-aquatic species thrive in these areas. When beavers abandon their dens, they leave behind rich, wet soil. This soil is a great place for new plants and trees to grow. Several species also rely on beavers for their survival, thus promoting biodiversity in the nearby areas. Beavers will only chew on a few select species of trees that are located near their dams and they will leave the other trees standing. The areas where trees used to stand will eventually be filled with bushes and other small plants. This promotes the regeneration of flora and the growth of new trees. Another lesser known fact about beavers is their ability to actually treat and filter the water from streams and rivers. Their structures can act as a natural water filter providing cleaner water further downstream.

Sometimes their “construction” activities cause flooding or damage roads or standing timber. Other times their food storage habits ruin trees on people’s property. Beavers will chew on trees and other wooden materials because like other rodents, their teeth never stop growing. They need to continually gnaw on hard surfaces to keep their teeth at a certain length, otherwise, their incisors will start puncturing their lower jaw. This destructive habit is highly undesirable. Its times like these when you need to call in a professional wildlife trapping company.

Affordable, Humane Beaver Trapping

Beaver Trapping Portage Indiana
Beaver Trapping Portage Indiana

Our service technicians are experienced and have many different ways to remove beavers from your property depending on your need to be discreet (in a public area) or on private property. We know that wildlife species like these are to be treated with respect. Our workers specialize in working with these creatures and carefully analyzing the situation before deciding on a course of action. We always follow state laws regarding trap size and types of traps we use. Get rid of beavers and call us today to discuss your options with trapping and removing a beaver infestation.

Dam Removal Services

Portage Indiana Dam Removal Services
Portage Indiana Dam Removal Services

Beaver dams aren’t always bad. These wooden structures act as water sources for other wildlife species during hot summers and severe droughts. When the water gets too warm, some fishes actually swim towards beaver dams where the water is deeper and significantly cooler. However, there are instances when beaver dams start to significantly slow down a river’s water flow, which can cause severe flooding to the surrounding areas. Some beavers also build their dams inside water pipes or sewers, this can block the water flow and the dam will have to be removed by trained professionals. Removing a Beaver Dam can be a difficult task that, depending on the size and life span, can require heavy machinery. It is best to call an expert who can assess the depth and strength of the dam, and recommend the best course of action. We can perform an assessment and execute the recommendation, often in the same day!

Valparaiso Squirrel Removal

Squirrels possess several essential features that make them different from other animals and help them survive in their most natural environment. They have powerful back legs that help them grip tree trunks and climb down tree branches with their heads first. Their strong claws support their burrowing habits and protect them from predators and enemies. Their keen memories help them rediscover in the winter the nuts they stored in the holes they dug during summer. Aside from the mentioned attributes, what makes people interested to these animals is their cute, adorable appearance as they are often depicted on screen as charming fluffy-tailed creatures who love chestnuts.

Valparaiso Squirrel Removal
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While there are people who become fond of viewing squirrels, there are also those who hate the sight of these animals and regard them as nuisance because these animals are capable of interfering with their lives at home. They attack bird feeders to steal the food intended for your pet birds. The noises that a large group of squirrels make can be very distracting. While there are various strategies that are useful in dealing with such squirrel problems, there are instances when squirrels grow excessively in number and become difficult to manage and control. Calling for the help of Valparaiso squirrel removal experts is the wisest thing to do.

Squirrels frequently cause trouble in many urban and residential places. They destroy your lawns and gardens with their burrowing activities. They get into your houses and buildings and chew on electrical wirings, plastic water pipe insulations, and other materials which in turn lead to fire and flood. In addition, the squirrels that you have at home might be carrying tick fever, squirrel pox virus, encephalitis, powassan or rabies. Squirrel removal Valparaiso experts will help you solve these problems.

When squirrel left piles of droppings, do not get in direct contact with it and anything that is contaminated with it for squirrel droppings can be a source of Salmonella or food poisoning and leptospirosis. For such problems, it is recommended that you immediately look for professionals who are experienced and fully trained in wildlife removal and management. The experts of squirrel removal in Valparaiso are always committed to help you.

Get rid of squirrels and call us for all your wildlife trapping  needs today!

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

Jasper County Wildlife Removal

Illiana Wildlife Services is on the list of best wildlife removal and pest control in Jasper County licensed companies out there. If your attic is unfortunately teeming with wild animals like squirrels, bats, raccoons, mice and other animals, you have to do something before the damage is done. With enough information and supplies on hand, you can go about squirrel removal, bat removal and raccoon removal in Jasper County by yourself, but if you are too busy to do it on your own, you can hire an animal control professional for Jasper County wildlife removal.

When the season approaches, attic becomes an attraction for bats, snakes, and raccoons to name a few. These animals use your attic as their residence, play around and toilet. Just go up there and see for yourself. You will find poop and urine of these animals all around your attic. Due to their prolonged presence, your insulation, wires, ceiling, and other stuff gets severely damaged since raccoons tend to tear up things with their sharp teeth.

Gradually, your attic gets filled up with droppings of bats and poop of other animals, which leads to other serious problems, such as diseases. Often, their filth causes disease like rabies and raccoon roundworm.

Jasper County Wildlife Removal
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We trap animals like raccoons and squirrels and take them far away from your house. We set up traps for catching animals in your attic as well as other areas. If you happen to have moles and skunks in your garden, let us deal with them too. Illiana Wildlife Services is a complete solution for bat removal Jasper County, squirrel removal Jasper County and attic repair Jasper County.

As far as our rates are concerned, we, unlike some providers, offer a flat fee for all the jobs we perform. No matter how many animals we trap and get away from your house, the rate will remain the same. We seal up any gaps in your roof and other areas to make sure those animals never come back.

If you believe we can help you with removal of animals in the attic and wildlife trapping in your home, contact us today for an inspection and after the inspection is done, we will tell you exactly how much we would charge for the whole job. Below is our contact information.

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

Squirrels in Attics

It always strikes me how seasonal nuisance wildlife problems are. Raccoons in the spring, bats in August, and now squirrel season is beginning. Well let it begin. We have the expertise, ladders and traps to take care of all your squirrel removal needs in Indianapolis, Chicago, and Northwest Indiana.

Squirrels in Attics
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The most common squirrel problem is squirrels in attics. We often get the description “it sounds like they are rolling nuts across the ceiling” Squirrels in the attic are a nuisance but also can create a hazardous situation. Squirrels are rodents and love to chew.  In fact, they have to keep their continuously growing teeth worn down or they will be unable to eat so they have to chew.  That includes anything you might have stored up in your attic and hopefully not something like your electrical wires.  Best to get rid of them before they cause more damage.

No squirrel job is complete without blocking the entry where the squirrel was getting in. To just remove the squirrels is only buying you a little bit of time before neighboring squirrels take up residence in the vacated attic.

We always offer our customers a flat rate to remove all the squirrels in the attic and prevent reentry. That way your problem is solved without any hidden costs along the way. Aside from that, we provide free inspection of wildlife trapping and other pest control services. Call us today!

Squirrels in Attics
Illiana Wildlife Services – Indianapolis
(317) 203 – 6083

Southport Wildlife Removal

Illiana Wildlife Services is your Southport wildlife removal specialists. In fact, we serve all of Greater Indianapolis which is roughly a seven county area. We specialize in pest control and removal 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.

Southport Wildlife Removal
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We recently had a squirrel job near Southport. When we got there we learned that he had squirrels in his attic before and another local company had taken care of them. When I asked why he hadn’t called them back he said he like the way we priced better. The other company charged a setup and per animal. Since he knew he had multiple animals he knew we were the better bargain.

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 in your attic. 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 in a reasonable fee!

Call us for all your Southport wildlife removal or wildlife trapping needs today!

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

Fishers Wildlife Removal

Illiana Wildlife Services is your Fishers animal control and wildlife trapping experts. We cover all of the Greater Indianapolis metropolitan area. At Illiana Wildlife Services, our professionals are trained to handle and remove all types of wild animals in the attic, which includes common wild animals known as squirrels, raccoons, bats and snakes.

Once we have finished with the wildlife removal in Fishers, our pros will figure out the degree of damage caused to your attic and other areas to give you an estimate of how much you will need to spend to fix the damage.

You should be careful when handling the animals on your own because the bats or raccoons in your attic may carry a disease. They may be sick with rabies or other disease. If a bat is sick with a disease and it bites you or its blood gets into a wound on your hand or other part of the body, you may get that disease.

Fishers Wildlife Removal
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In addition to spreading diseases, animals in the attic, if ignored, can cause a considerable amount of damage to your attic. These animals are usually in large numbers and together they tear ceiling, electrical wires, and other stuff. There is no need to mention that you will have to shell out good money for attic restoration Fishers.

Although we are called, for the most part, for wildlife removal Fishers, but we do offer our clients to remove other animals in their gardens, lawns, skunks and so on. Illiana Wildlife Services takes good care of all the matters related to Fishers Wildlife Removal.

Everyone can afford our services since we offer a very fair “flat rate” for Fishers wildlife removal, Fishers attic restoration and Fishers raccoon removal. Additionally, we fix any holes, cracks and gaps in the roof, ceilings, windows and walls to make certain the raccoons, mice and bats etc don’t get in again. Even if your attic is housing 100 animals and pests, we still offer a fixed rate for their exclusion.

Among other animals, bats are common animals that can be seen flying about in attics. For Fishers bat removal, just give us a phone call. We will visit you on the scheduled day and exclude all the bats from your rooms, basement or attic through a one-way door.

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

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

Schererville Wildlife Removal

Illiana Wildlife Services is your Schererville wildlife trapping and pest control specialists. 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 call in Schererville because a woman had a bat flying in her home. We did an inspection and found that they did not have a bat infestation.

Schererville 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 intensive inspection!

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

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

Westchester Wildlife Removal

Illiana Wildlife Services is your wildlife pest management and wildlife trapping specialists in Westchester 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 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 got bats out of an attic in Westchester. The homeowners had a baby in the home and were very afraid of the diseases that bats carry like rabies. They called us and we took good care of them. Today they are bat free with a 5 year labor and materials warranty.

Westchester 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 a comprehensive inspection!

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

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

Demotte Wildlife Removal

Illiana Wildlife Services is your wildlife pest removal and wildlife trapping specialists in Demotte 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 call in Demotte where a raccoon was going down a chimney. The chimney was vented into the attic and there wasn’t a cap. We installed chimney caps to prevent further raccoon intrusions.

Demotte 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. 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!

Call us for all your Demotte wildlife removal and pest control needs today!

Demotte 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!

Worth IL Wildlife Removal
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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