Wildlife Pests in Aurora, IL

Aurora is the second most populous state in Illinois for people and one of the most popular cities for wildlife such as raccoons. The high population and cold winters of Aurora, IL, encourage pests to enter houses.

Wild animals often go indoors when looking for a place to eat or nest. Unrepaired damage to home foundations or roofs give both mice and raccoons easy access to buildings.

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Raccoon Removal in Aurora

racccon in eaves
Raccoons thrive in Aurora. Populations of 9 to 45 are common in Illinois, but in Kane county populations have been recorded as high as 98 to 101 raccoons! Densely populated areas like Aurora offer plenty of food and shelter for raccoons.

Raccoons are most likely to enter your attic for an extended time during breeding season. Female raccoons seek shelther to create a den to rear the young (kits). In Illinois, raccoon breeding season lasts from January through March and peaks in February. Most baby raccoons are born in April or early May. 

If you hear noises in your attic like stomping or see a raccoon on your property during the day, you likelyl have a raccoon family in your attic. 

Raccoon Removal Process 

Inspection- looking for footprints in or around home, large openings, raccoon poop
Trapping & Removal- Live trapping most effective and humane
Repairs- Seal all entry points. Restore attic insultation. 

Rat and Mice Extermination

House, deer, and white-footed mice are the most common mouse species in Illinois. When indoors, rodents chew wires as well as support beams, putting homes at risk of fire and structural damage. Most types of mice can transmit diseases to humans either through their waste or via parasites like fleas and ticks. To effectively get rid of rats you need to control the population. Female rats can have six litters in one year. The wildlife technician will determine the best type of trap, placement of trap, and the best bait to use.

 
Inspection- Noises such as scurrying and rat or mouse droppings most prominent signs you have a rodent infestation
Trapping- Variety of traps available.
Repairs- caulking cracks, capping chimneys, installing mesh over vents.

Squirrel Control & Removal

Common in residential areas, squirrels are often found in homes. As overwintering pests, squirrels build nests in attics for protection from the elements.

Inspection- Gnaw marks on, in, or around your home. Small openings to attics or the crawl space. Droppings. Debris like nuts or nesting materials.
Trapping & Removal- Live trapping, deterrents, one-way doors.
Repairs- exculsion services focus on repairing entry points. Removing debris, repairing nest sites, decontaminating droppings and urine.
 

Bats Control in Aurora

There are 13 bat species commonly found in Elgin, and all are protected by under the Wildlife Code (520 ILCS 5/1.1). Bats are useful for mosquito control in Illinois (3,000 insects in one night!).

You can remove a bat from a living space you actively use at any time. If a bat colony is in a non-living space (attic), bat removal can only take place from March 15 to May 15 when outdoor temperatures exceed 50° F at dusk, and August 5 through October 30 when outdoor temperatures exceed 50° F at dusk.

However, infestations are a serious health hazard. Bat guano posses the greatest risk. The accumuluation of guano from a bat colony can weaken structures and Histoplasma mold can grow in bat guano.
 

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Common Wildlife Issues in this Location

Animal Damage Animal Droppings Animal Noise Animal Odor Removal
Aninals on the Roof Animals Under Porches Bats in the House Bats in the Attic
Carcasss Removal Chimney Repairs Dead Animal Removal Humane Animal Trapping
Mice in Walls/Attic Raccoon Trapping Raccoons in Attic Rats in Walls/Attic
Seal Animal Entry Points Skunk Control Skunk Trapping Skkunks Under Heating Units
Squirrel Trapping Squirrels in Attic Squirrels in  Homes Venomous Snake Removal

Residential Services

We provide trapping & removal services for the following types of animals:

Badger Bats Beavers Bees Birds
Blackbirds Bobcat Chipmunks Coyote Crows
Deer Fox Hornets House Finches Magpies
Mice Moles Muskrats Norway Rats Opossums
Pigeons Porcupine Rabbits Raccoons Rats
Skunks Snakes Sparrows Squirrels Starlings
Swallows Voles Weasel Woodchuck Woodpeckers

Commercial Services

  • Bird Control & Municipal Animal Control
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