It is that time of year where Raccoons proof to be a problem to homeowners in the Downers Grove area.
Raccoons are notorious in the local area. Since raccoons are omnivorous, they will eat anything that smells good to them, whether it is in your yard, like bird food or garden plants or goodies out of the trash can. Most raccoons in the Downers Grove area are born and raised in attics, so it is natural for them to return to continue to make these places home. They can also den in sheds, garages, garbage piles and tree cavities. Raccoons will typically get into a home thru the roof, but can also come in at ground level. There are several common roof entry points, roof vents, and soffit vents are the most likely, but they will also just tear a hole in the roof if they can. In Downers Grove raccoons can live in the attic or crawl space year round. Therefore, if you hear a scratching or thumping sound at night in your home, have Animal Trackers Wildlife come in and investigate your home. Raccoons can be aggressive and attack when they feel like their nest is being threatened, especially during the baby season. Raccoons also are notorious carriers of various diseases, especially rabies and salmonella. If you are ever bitten or attacked by a raccoon in your yard or home, seek medical attention immediately!
Offering Professional Raccoon Removal Services Throughout the Downers Grove Area
We are highly trained and qualified professional experts in removing the animals that have invaded your home and personal space. Since raccoons are highly destructive let us make your home safe from these common animals in Downers Grove. We recently roomed a raccoon from a home in Downers Grove. Below is a photo of the damage this animal did to the home’s roof.
Pigeons, cute while you are tossing breadcrumbs to them while sitting on a park bench, are not so cute when they are nesting and pooping on your balcony or patio. In fact they are gross and carry a wicked amount of diseases. In this video we show you how we can prevent that from happening without the use of chemicals, poisons, or sticky gels by using professional exclusion products designed to keep them off of or out of areas they should not have had access to in the first place. Tony and Brandon go sky high in a super scary 100 foot high lift to get the job done!
In this video Tony takes us through a typical day in the life of an animal trapper. Its a day filled with picking up skunks, a few squirrels and a raccoon. If you have a nuisance animal on your home or business property be sure to give us a call!
Here Tony is going to head to head with a skunk that has been residing behind a giant pile of tires at a local Firestone. Will Tony be able to get to the skunk without getting sprayed? If you are dealing with a skunk be sure to give the guys a call at: (847) 884-1057
Brandon found a few bats in an attic in Chicago recently. Here he shows the details of the roost areas and what the bats look like up close. If you suspect that you have bats residing in your around your home, call us today!
Who wants a snapping turtle!? The “dinosaur of the turtle world”, these snuggly little creatures love to be handled… just don’t get anywhere near it’s mouth! They have one of the strongest bite forces of any animal!
Chimney Swifts, nature’s pesticide free insect collectors, are nesting in a chimney near you right now. They are a protected bird, hence we cannot mess with them; but really, they are super beneficial and will be gone before you know it. Have a quick look at what a nest of these beauties look like!
Today Tony from Animal Trackers Wildlife Shows you want the next of the Chimney Swift looks like. This protected bird species is truly remarkable. Because they are a protected species we cannot do anything to remove them if they get into your chimney. The good news is these birds will migrate south in the fall, in which we then recommend installing a new chimney cap to prevent them from coming back next season.
Cool and Interesting Facts about Chimney Swifts
These birds fly constantly, if they aren’t sleeping or nesting they are in flight. These birds even bathe in flight by sliding down to water.
They have a glue like saliva that they use to “cement” their nests to chimney walls and rock faces.
These birds feed solely on insects such as mosquitos.
This is one of our most memorable baby animal rescues we participated in. Here we were asked to rescued stranded baby geese from an office park courtyard that had no way out. After many different approaches, walking them (and mom) through the office proved the best! If you are experience baby animals that need removal or rescuing from your home or business be sure to call us today at: (847) 884-1057
We are your number one option for wildlife removal, animal proofing your home, and ensuring you will never be bothered by animal nuisances again.