If you have a problem with wildlife in your South Chicago 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 South Chicago, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Cook County Animal Services: (815) 725-0333
Accurate Pest & Animal Control 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 Accurate Pest & Animal Control 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 815-513-0590 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:
Accurate Pest & Animal Control is a full-service South Chicago wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular South Chicago pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Accurate Pest & Animal Control 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.
South Chicago 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 South Chicago raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Accurate Pest & Animal Control. 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 South Chicago 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 South Chicago 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 South Chicago 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 South Chicago pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is South Chicago 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 South Chicago trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a South Chicago 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. Accurate Pest & Animal Control does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Accurate Pest & Animal Control. 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. Accurate Pest & Animal Control also provides dead animal removal in South Chicago. 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 South Chicago 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 South Chicago. And remember, we are a private business, not Cook County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (815) 725-0333. Cook 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.
South Chicago Wildlife Tip #1:
Where can you get a trap for an animal under the shed - Finding a trap for an animal under your shed will depend on what animal you are after. A small animal, like a squirrel or a chipmunk, will take a significantly smaller trap than will a skunk or an opossum. Whichever animal you're after, make sure the trap is sized appropriately. A skunk won't go into a trap sized for a squirrel. Most cage traps can be rented at a rental company or they can be purchased at your local farm store. If you're trapping a skunk, there are special traps available online that have solid sides to prevent spray from reaching you. This isn't a necessity; you can accomplish the same thing by having your regular trap covered with a tarp or a heavy blanket. The goal is to eliminate the skunk's visual stimuli. If it can't see you, it's not going to attempt to spray you. Sometimes young skunks get startled enough from the trap to spray. You'll know if this happens as soon as you approach the captured animal.
South Chicago Wildlife Tip #2:
What sort of bait catches a unwanted stray cat? - A lot of people become all too consumed with trapping unwanted stray cats and other wild creatures once they have inhabited their homes or yards, but in reality, rather than focusing on removing that particular problem from your life, you should rather look at removing the problem altogether, by combining the trapping and removal of the creature, as well as preventative measures to ensure that the problem is removed altogether. While looking at the right bait to catch a unwanted stray cat, such as cat or dog food, leftovers from dinner, seeds, fruit and road kill, you should also look at taking some of the following preventative measures: Make sure that all routes into your home or yard are sealed to prevent further access. It will prove harder to wildlife-proof your yard, but there are a few things that you can do to protect your home. For example, making sure that your windows are covered with screens that cannot be easily opened, any chimney tops and entrances to air conditioning units are correctly covered, and also by generally making sure there are no openings to your home. Use things like artificial creatures to deter any potential threats from your land. This could be an owl sat in a tree, a hawk on the roof of your home, or even a snake in the flower garden. These are not guaranteed to work, of course; the animals aren't stupid. However, it is one tool that you have at your disposal that is worth a shot. Use things like cayenne pepper sprinkled around your fruit trees and gardens. Most animals don't like substances like this, and even if you can't avoid the threat of a unwanted stray cat, you can at least avoid the threat of other animals!
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 Accurate Pest & Animal Control, any time of day, at 815-513-0590, for a price quote for South Chicago wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in South Chicago, IL.