Wildlife Removal in Schaumburg

This Chicago suburb is home to many animals that have lost their habitats due to housing and development. When temperatures warm up in Schaumburg, IL, a number of wildlife behaviors may affect homeowners.

Spring

Found across Illinois, Canada geese often cause problems when they gather near homes. These large birds can become hostile when defending their nests and young. In addition, they graze on new grass and their messy droppings accumulate at an alarming pace.

In March and April, groundhogs make an unwelcome appearance in Schaumburg. These pests burrow under lawns, porches, and patios causing costly damage. Additionally, groundhog holes may lead to falling injuries for both pets and people.

Summer

During June and July in Schaumburg, young foxes, skunks, and raccoons move away from their birth dens in search of food and mates. All three of these animals will raid trashcans and hunt for rodents in yards. A fox, skunk, or raccoon can also carry rabies and infectious parasites, making the pests a serious threat to dogs and cats.

Raccoon Removal in Schaumburg

racccon in eaves

Raccoons thrive in Schaumburg. Populations of 9 to 45 are common in Illinois, but in Kane and Cook 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. 

Norway Rats in Illinois

Norway rats  live in colonies and enter Schaumburg homes to find meals and warmth. The stronger rat colonies get the better locations. If your home has plentiful resources (food, shelter, water), you might be attracting large rat colonies.

Norway rat infestations usually occur in crawl spaces and basements. Once inside, the pests pollute pantries and kitchens with droppings which can lead to illnesses. Rodents also cause damage by gnawing on wood, wiring, and other materials.

Any gaps or cracks (larger than 1/4 of an inch) in home foundations and siding can allow rats inside. Norway rats are burrowing pests, so tracks or tunnels in yards may be the first sign of a rodent problem. 

The most effective means of rat control is trapping and sealing your home.

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.

Bats Control in Schaumburg

There are 13 bat species commonly found in Schaumburg, 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.

Call to schedule a free wildlife inspection

(847) 908-5163

Common Wildlife Issues in Chicago Suburbgs

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

Testimonials

Marilyn
6/15/2021
Brendan is always good and he is friendly.thank you
Richard
6/11/2021
Y’all were responsive & personable… & caught 4 critters that were doing damage digging up our lawn. Thanks.
Sally
6/11/2021
Thanks for taking care of our "critters" so quickly and efficiently. It's not a job I want any part of, but I'm glad you are good at it!
Bill
6/11/2021
They did a really good job, very professional and courteous.
Lee
6/10/2021
Terrance showed up when he said he would and did a great job. Thank you for the help.
SMK Trust
6/10/2021
Excellent work. Kept us informed throughout and helped us control the problem.
Marshall
6/10/2021
Chris is great , courteous and professional
Bob
6/10/2021
Prompt service,very nice on phone.Glad to know about Crittercontrol.
Mica
6/10/2021
My whole interaction with Critter Control was very satisfying from making the appointment to Chris' 2 visits. He diagnosed the issue and returned several days later to finish the job with a creative solution. Many thanks!
Nancy
6/10/2021
Chris is excellent! He eliminated the flying squirrels and bats from our new home. He’s always professional and polite.
Brian
6/10/2021
Terry did a great job with the initial bird removal and covering up the hole where the birds had nested afterwards. He was also very polite and explained everything that he was doing. I couldn't ask for a better experience.
Bethany
6/10/2021
Great crew and service!
Phyllis
6/9/2021
Critter Control was EXCELLENT in helping us get an iguana out of our attic! The technician was polite, friendly and very responsible! He explained what he was doing and what had to be done to ensure success in removing the iguana. I would hire Critter Control again without hesitation. Thanks Critter Control for helping us!
Heather
6/3/2021
Thank you!..always on top of it!
Robert
6/2/2021
Great service to secure our home. We had a new roof installed but they never did Rescreen the vents to keep the critters out of the house. Nice job Brandon.
Daryl
6/2/2021
Thanks
Laura
6/2/2021
Chris is amazing!
Paul
6/2/2021
Great job on the screening and thank you for checking on the traps daily!
Michael
6/2/2021
Service Tech was excellent.
Olga
6/2/2021
Thank you very much!
Joann
6/2/2021
I appreciated the help from the men who came to take care of my raccoon problem. They both were friendly and professional. Thank you! Jo Ann Rayner
SMK Trust
6/2/2021
Very professional and kept us informed throughout the process.
Teri
5/21/2021
Dependable, good job!
Bill
5/19/2021
I was very satisfied with there service. They quickly responded to my request and captured the animal that was destroying my garden. Totally professional.
Renee
5/18/2021
you are the best NO RATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bert
5/11/2021
CC did a very good job.
Erik
5/4/2021
Professional and friendly
Sara
5/4/2021
Excellent customer service! Last week we realized a family of cute birds were nesting in our roof soffit. The nest was right above our deck, and they were getting aggressive with our dogs and us. A super friendly service coordinator answered the phone right away. She was able to get us scheduled for the next day. The tech showed up on time, in a freak April snowstorm! He quickly addressed the issue, thoroughly explained what he did and when he would be back. He showed up right on time again, made sure our squatting birds were gone for good and completed the permanent fix where they were accessing the soffit. Probably one of the easiest service calls we’ve ever had! Thank you!
Dawn
5/4/2021
We had a nuisance woodpecker driving us insane drumming on the metal chimney cap. We called Brittni and she provided detailed information over the phone as to estimated costs and methods used. She promptly followed up everything with a detailed email. Scheduling was easy. Terrance was on-time and very pleasant to work with. He inspected the chimney for damage and for evidence of nests = none found! He installed two deterrents and wa on his way! Highly recommend!
Mark
5/1/2021
Very professional service, wonderful people, pricey
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