If you have a problem with wildlife in your Joliet home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Illinois wildlife removal only. This is a specialty business, and regular pest control companies do not use the proper techniques to solve animal problems. I have spent many years reviewing Illinois and Joliet, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Will County Animal Services: (815) 725-0333
Pro Wildlife and Rodent Removal Joliet specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats or mice in homes. Illinois also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Pro Wildlife and Rodent Removal Joliet is specially trained in bat removal. They also perform general wildlife trapping services, such as the capture and removal of skunks or opossums on the
property. Call 708-752-4044 to discuss your critter problem and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment. Click here to learn more about what prices we charge in 2020.
When hiring a company to solve your wild animal problem, you want these features:
Pro Wildlife and Rodent Removal Joliet is a full-service Joliet wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Joliet pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Pro Wildlife and Rodent Removal Joliet performs a full inspection of the home or property, and determines why the animal(s) are there, and if inside a building, how the animals got inside. All
animals (including rodents) are trapped and removed, or if possible, removed from the building using special exclusion devices. Once the animals are gone, preventative repairs are essential, and
cleanup is sometimes recommended.
Joliet wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Illinois to trap without a license. Trap type is very important and there are many different types, bait is somewhat relevant, trap placement is vital, and there are dozens of small things that are very important to know. Safety is a concern. Then once the animal is trapped, it must be removed and dealt with in the proper manner according to Illinois law. We offer Joliet raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Pro Wildlife and Rodent Removal Joliet. Many types of animals like to live in attics. This includes squirrels, raccoons, rats, mice, bats, birds, and even possums. Critters like to go into attics for a safe place to live and raise their young. Removing animals from attics is very complex work, partly because of the presence of baby animals. If you need Joliet squirrel removal, we can remove all the squirrels from your attic, and seal out any future ones. Read more about how to get rid of squirrels.
Rodent control must be done in a very specific way. First off, the most important thing is that all the openings that rats and mice can use to enter a house be sealed. Then all the rodents must be physically trapped and removed. Never, ever use poison! Most Joliet exterminators will just use this lazy poison technique to kill rodents, and it causes more harm than good - dead stinky rats, and it doesn't solve the problem. Call us for correct Joliet rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Illinois is known to have colonizing bats who often live in buildings. Bats love attics. If not removed, the colony can grow to a very large size over the years. The bat droppings are often corrosive and cause health risks. The same goes for bird droppings on or in buildings. We perform Joliet pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Joliet bat removal. We remove 100% of the bat colony and seal the building so that it's totally bat-proof. Read more about how to get rid of bats.
If you have animals inside a house, no job is complete without proper exclusion repairs. If you simply hire a Joliet trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Joliet wildlife control company that identifies 100% of the animal entry points into your building, and seals them shut with professional repairs. In addition, in many cases animals have left waste or contamination behind, and you'll want a company that can provide professional cleaning services. Pro Wildlife and Rodent Removal Joliet does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Pro Wildlife and Rodent Removal Joliet. We also trap and remove animals that destroy lawns, such as moles, or digging animals. Sometimes animals like opossums will live under buildings, steal pet food, raid garbage cans, etc. Read about how to get rid of opossums. Skunks commonly live under sheds or decks, and set up a den. We can trap and remove them without them spraying. Read about how to get rid of skunks. Pro Wildlife and Rodent Removal Joliet also provides dead animal removal in Joliet. If you need help with any other wildlife conflict, from a fox, beaver, groundhog, or any other critter, we can solve it. We also do Joliet snake removal - most of the snakes in Illinois are not venomous, but call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes in Joliet. And remember, we are a private business, not Will County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (815) 725-0333. Will County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Every wildlife removal situation is different, from the species of animals involved, the location of the animal inside a house or outside, the extent of repairs or cleanup, etc. It's impossible to give one-size-fits-all prices. Examples MIGHT include:
Small Job: For example, a one-stop job to remove an animal in the yard: $100 on up
Medium Job: For example, getting critters out of your house with minor repairs: $300 on up
Large Job: For example, a project involving many service trips and complex work: $500 on up
Give us a phone call now and tell us about your wildlife issue and we will be able to give you a price estimate over the phone. If you're cool with it, we can schedule a same-day or next-day appointment if you like. Our prices are fair, and a good value because we do the job right, the first time.
Joliet Wildlife Tip #1:
What do you do with a squirrel you trapped - Choosing the experts over doing it yourself? - Have you found a squirrel living in your home or yard? If you have then you have two main choices - you can either choose to catch this creature yourself and release or exterminate it, or you can call upon the assistance of a professional to give you a hand. Of course, there will be both pros and cons for both, and these are things that you are going to need to figure out before you make your final decision. Starting with "going it alone", you will find that once you have done the job properly by buying the right traps, getting the right bait and figuring out what to do with the animal once you have caught it, you could actually save money. However, in order to get all of the little parts of catching the animal right, you are going to need to do your research which can take a lot of time. If you don't get it right first time, or get carried away with the "toys" sold on the market designed to remove or repel the creatures, you will find that in the long run, it could actually cost you more. On the upside however, onceWhat do you do with a squirrel you trapped - Choosing the experts over doing it yourself? - Have you found a squirrel living in your home or yard? If you have then you have two main choices - you can either choose to catch this creature yourself and release or exterminate it, or you can call upon the assistance of a professional to give you a hand. Of course, there will be both pros and cons for both, and these are things that you are going to need to figure out before you make your final decision. Starting with "going it alone", you will find that once you have done the job properly by buying the right traps, getting the right bait and figuring out what to do with the animal once you have caught it, you could actually save money. However, in order to get all of the little parts of catching the animal right, you are going to need to do your research which can take a lot of time. If you don't get it right first time, or get carried away with the "toys" sold on the market designed to remove or repel the creatures, you will find that in the long run, it could actually cost you more. On the upside however, once you have bought a trap and done your research, you will be prepared in case another animal invasion should occur. On the side of the experts; with these guys, you know you are getting what you pay for - they will remove the animal humanely, release it in a place where it will be safe to go about its squirrel life, and also could help to educate you against reoccurring animal invasion problems, as well as doing the little jobs to avoid it such as cutting down tree branches and blocking up holes. This is a method definitely worth considering if you want the job done properly! you have bought a trap and done your research, you will be prepared in case another animal invasion should occur. On the side of the experts; with these guys, you know you are getting what you pay for - they will remove the animal humanely, release it in a place where it will be safe to go about its squirrel life, and also could help to educate you against reoccurring animal invasion problems, as well as doing the little jobs to avoid it such as cutting down tree branches and blocking up holes. This is a method definitely worth considering if you want the job done properly!
Joliet Wildlife Tip #2:
Who do I call to remove a possum from my attic? - So, you have figured out that you have a possum problem in your attic, what on earth do you do next? Well, you can either go ahead and try to trap the creature yourself, but this will take a lot of time, hassle and money; all of these things could be eliminated as a factor with the help of a professional! There are so many things that you will need to think about with trying to trap a possum. You will need to pick the right trap, put the right bait down, ensure that the traps are in places that the possum will actually be lured in by them, and then you have the concerns of what you are going to do with the animal after you have caught it. It is normally illegal to release the animal in certain places - information that you are going to need to figure out. The trouble and hassle doesn't stop there however; once you have caught the animal, you need to look at the cleanup and this could mean removing the feces and urine left behind, which could potentially cause a biohazard, especially when you consider how many diseases these creatures can carry. Also, you will need to look at blocking all entrances and exits that the animals could have been using to prevent any more problems. The good news is that all of these things can be done by a good wildlife control professional, and you don't have to be super smart to find them either. Just a quick look in the local phonebook or a look online will be able to point you in the right direction. For example, if you live in Florida, you could type in the words "Florida wildlife control" into any internet search engine, and you will be met by many results for you to choose from. Alternatively, you could give the local city animal services a shout and let them lead the way.
Illinois Wildlife Information:
Illinois State bird: Northern cardinal
State mammal: White-tailed deer
State reptile: Painted turtle
State amphibian: Flarebutt Salamander
State fish: Bluegill
State insect: Monarch butterfly
Illinois, a long state near the bottom of the Great Lakes, experiences hot summers and cold winters. How harsh your season is depends on where you are located; the northern residents receiving cooler temperatures and more snow than the southern residents. As a humid, flat tract of land, Illinois is prone to tornados and violent thunderstorms. It is primarily covered in farm land and supports a large population of grazing animals. The plains are also known to encourage the proliferation of prairie dogs. These cute, intelligent little creatures are surprisingly problematic for farmers, digging tunnels beneath equipment and compromising the integrity of buildings. Pest control for this species is a daunting task; a prairie dog city can contain thousands of members.
The entirety of Illinois is not just grass. There are forests in the state, and the local governments have been proactive about planting trees to help prevent erosion. In these forests, just like in most forests, raccoons, squirrels, rabbits, opossum, snakes, and chipmunks live, waiting to find a way to invade homeowner's yards. In reality, the most common offenders are raccoons. Because of how intelligent these critters are, the raccoon can live happily in an urban setting, feeding off of garbage and other edible waste. Raccoons aren't the only problem animals city dwellers need to worry about, however. Rats are just as common in Illinois as any other state. If left uncontrolled, the animals could easily overrun many of the city streets. Thankfully, rats have learned to remain in their sewers when humans are around.
There are not many large predators in Illinois due to excessive hunting and deliberate removal by state authorities. Wolves and cougars were once native to the region. While the cougar is slowly being reintroduced, it is the coyote that claims the title of top predator in this plains state. Coyotes can be just as pesky as rats when it comes down to invading a property. Because of the large number of farms in Illinois, homeowners need to be on constant watch for the opportunistic coyote. These canines won't hesitate to sneak inside the lawn and snatch a pet or a chicken. In most locations, a coyote in the yard threatening pets or children can be shot on sight. This, of course, depends on where you live, as discharging a firearm in the city is likely to be frowned on.
You can always call Pro Wildlife and Rodent Removal Joliet, any time of day, at 708-752-4044, for a price quote for Joliet wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Joliet, IL.