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Recent Bird Proofing in Wrigleyville

Brandon Kulosa of Animal Trackers Wildlife recently rappelled down a building in Wrigleyville to install screens over the scuppers (gutters placed thru the wall) that were positioned under a flat roof deck. These screens were placed to prevent pigeons from nesting in scuppers. This humane way of bird deterent and prevention is effective and safe to animals and building residents.

Our team of wildlife experts can help deter birds from causing problems at any commercial or residential property in the Chicagoland area. We commonly help with Pigeons, Sparrows, and Starlings.

screen installation over the scuppers

Animal Proofing Screens:  Our screening methods are the best in the area.  We offer stoop, deck, and shed screenings which will prevent wildlife from finding its way in. We start by inspecting around the foundation, deck, shed, porch, basement, and crawl space and identify any and all entry points and deficiencies.  We will then come up with a comprehensive plan to seal and animal proof any areas of concern. 

FAQ

At Animal Wildlife Trackers Wildlife Company we have come to recognize common wildlife concerns home and business owners tend to experience in the Chicagoland area. Below you will find answers to come of the most frequently asked questions we face.

  • How much does trapping cost?
    • The answer to that depends on the type of animal, where the animal is specifically located in or around your home or business, and the travel distance to your location.  Please call for a quote.
  • Do you offer 24 hour emergency service?
    • Yes we do.  We are always available for emergencies, please call to get more information.
  • Do you serve my area?
    • Maybe, please see the map page showing our coverage area. Animal Trackers Wildlife is licensed to serve the whole state of Illinois. If you have a nuisance wildlife issue, call us we may very well be able to help even if your home or business does not fall in our immediate coverage area.
  • Do You work weekends?
    • Yes, we have staff on duty 7 days a week. We also have emergency service available 24 hours, 365 days a year.  Call us for more details
  • I found a baby animal that may be orphaned, what do I do
  • Do you have insurance?
    • YES! We carry liability insurance.  Please contact us if you need a Certificate of Insurance and we can make one available to you.

Squirrel removal Bartlett

Squirrel Removal Service Bartlett

Do you think you might have a squirrel problem in your Bartlett Illinois home or business? We at Animal Wildlife Trackers want to make wildlife removal easy for you. Below you will find some information to help you properly identify the common squirrels in the Chicagoland area, as well as some health or property risks commonly attributed to Squirrels. To schedule squirrel removal call us today at: 847-884-1057

Squirrel Identification & Physical Characteristics

Squirrels are widely known and recognized residents of Bartlett Illinois, but did you know that over 200 squirrel species are found throughout the world? There are 2 major groupings or categories of squirrels: ground squirrels and tree squirrels. (ground squirrels will be covered on our chipmunk page)

In the state of Illinois, there are 3 species of Tree Squirrels. All 3 species are small in size and are characterized by a long, bushy tail, prominent ears, and long hind feet, though each species has their own distinguished traits. Learn more about each species of squirrel found in Illinois below.

Fox Squirrel
  • Fox Squirrel
  • Eastern Gray Squirrel
  • Southern Flying Squirrel

Notable physical traits: squirrels have 4 front teeth that NEVER stop growing. This is so that they don’t wear down from their constant gnawing and eating of rough materials like nuts.

Squirrel Habitats and Lifestyle

All 3 of the tree squirrels in Northern Illinois are commonly seen in woodlands, parks, and residential neighborhoods. As the name tree squirrel would suggest, they are terrific climbers. Each species can have up to 2 breeding seasons a year – one in the early spring, and one in the late summer.

Lifespans are generally short in the wild. Most squirrels only live two to four years though that can greatly depend on predators and food availability.

Most squirrels spend time on the ground in search of food such as nuts, plants, berries, and flowers. They also can eat insects and animals like, eggs, or baby birds. Many tree squirrels that live in urban areas just like Bartlett and they have become talented dumpster and garbage raiders.

Squirrel Removal In Bartlett Illinois

Squirrels might seem like harmless animals, as they usually run away when you approach. However, if a squirrel sets up residence in your home you’d be surprised by the amount of damage they can produce. When squirrels gain access to your home, it is usually the result of them chewing a fist size hole in your roof, fascia, or soffit.

There are several ways for squirrels to get into your home and things you should look out for.  If you have any low hanging branches over your home, this is a great way for squirrels to jump onto your roof. Once they have access to your roof, then they can either chew a new hole somewhere or find a vent that isn’t well screened. Attic fans and roof vents are the number one way that squirrels and raccoons get into homes.

How to Know You Have A Squirrel in Your Attic

One sure-fire way to know you may have a squirrel living in your attic is the time of day that you are hearing noises. Typically squirrels are most active in your home from dawn to 10 am and again around sunset.

We recently removed a squirrel from an Elgin Illinois home’s attic and found this MASSIVE Squirrel nest. Based on the size this nest would have taken years to build. Don’t wait to call us today if you suspect you have a squirrel inside your residence.

squirrel nest in attic

Squirrel Removal Wheaton

Squirrel Removal Illinois

Do you think you might have a squirrel problem in your Wheaton Illinois home or business? We at Animal Wildlife Trackers want to make wildlife removal easy for you. Below you will find some information to help you properly identify the common squirrels in the Chicagoland area, as well as some health or property risks commonly attributed to Squirrels.

Squirrel Identification & Physical Characteristics

Squirrels are widely known and recognized residents of Wheaton Illinois, but did you know that over 200 squirrel species are found throughout the world? There are 2 major groupings or categories of squirrels: ground squirrels and tree squirrels. (ground squirrels will be covered on our chipmunk page)

In the state of Illinois, there are 3 species of Tree Squirrels. All 3 species are small in size and are characterized by a long, bushy tail, prominent ears, and long hind feet, though each species has their own distinguished traits. Learn more about each species of squirrel found in Illinois below.

Fox Squirrel
  • Fox Squirrel
  • Eastern Gray Squirrel
  • Southern Flying Squirrel

Notable physical traits: squirrels have 4 front teeth that NEVER stop growing. This is so that they don’t wear down from their constant gnawing and eating of rough materials like nuts.

Squirrel Habitats and Lifestyle

All 3 of the tree squirrels in Northern Illinois are commonly seen in woodlands, parks, and residential neighborhoods. As the name tree squirrel would suggest, they are terrific climbers. Each species can have up to 2 breeding seasons a year – one in the early spring, and one in the late summer.

Lifespans are generally short in the wild. Most squirrels only live two to four years though that can greatly depend on predators and food availability.

Most squirrels spend time on the ground in search of food such as nuts, plants, berries, and flowers. They also can eat insects and animals like, eggs, or baby birds. Many tree squirrels that live in urban areas just like Wheaton and they have become talented dumpster and garbage raiders.

Squirrel Removal In Wheaton Illinois

Squirrels might seem like harmless animals, as they usually run away when you approach. However, if a squirrel sets up residence in your home you’d be surprised by the amount of damage they can produce. When squirrels gain access to your home, it is usually the result of them chewing a fist size hole in your roof, fascia, or soffit.

There are several ways for squirrels to get into your home and things you should look out for.  If you have any low hanging branches over your home, this is a great way for squirrels to jump onto your roof. Once they have access to your roof, then they can either chew a new hole somewhere or find a vent that isn’t well screened. Attic fans and roof vents are the number one way that squirrels and raccoons get into homes.

How to Know You Have A Squirrel in Your Attic

One sure-fire way to know you may have a squirrel living in your attic is the time of day that you are hearing noises. Typically squirrels are most active in your home from dawn to 10 am and again around sunset.

We recently removed a squirrel from an Wheaton Illinois home’s attic and found this MASSIVE Squirrel nest. Based on the size this nest would have taken years to build.

squirrel nest in attic

Racoon Removal Hanover park

It is that time of year where Raccoons prove to be a problem to homeowners in the Hanover Park Illinois 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 Hanover Park 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 Hanover Park raccoons typically try to find a way to next in your 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!

Raccoon Identification & Physical Characteristics

Raccoons are known as the masked bandits of the animal kingdom not just because of their distinct facial markings, but also their, tendency to explore and get into trouble. Raccoons are one of the most recognizable creatures that inhabit the Hanover Park area. Known for the black band, or “mask” around their eyes, they are, commonly gray, black, and brown in color, with a trademark striped tail.
Raccoons are typically 24 to 36 inches long and can weight between 10 and 25 pounds. Their average lifespan in the wild is between 2 and 4 years. Learn more about Raccoons by visiting our Raccoon Page

RACCOON REMOVAL Bartlett

It is that time of year where Raccoons prove to be a problem to homeowners in the Bartlett Illinois 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 Bartlett 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 Bartlett 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 Bartlett 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. We recently roomed a raccoon from a home in Bartlett. Below is a photo of the damage this animal did to the home’s roof.

Raccoon Identification & Physical Characteristics

Raccoons are known as the masked bandits of the animal kingdom not just because of their distinct facial markings, but also their, tendency to explore and get into trouble. Raccoons are one of the most recognizable creatures that inhabit the Bartlett area. Known for the black band, or “mask” around their eyes, they are, commonly gray, black, and brown in color, with a trademark striped tail.
Raccoons are typically 24 to 36 inches long and can weight between 10 and 25 pounds. Their average lifespan in the wild is between 2 and 4 years. Learn more about Raccoons by visiting our Raccoon Page

Raccoon Removal Elmhurst

It is that time of year where Raccoons proof to be a problem to homeowners in the Elmhurst 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 Elmhurst 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 Elmhurst 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 Elmhurst 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. We recently roomed a raccoon from a home in Elmhurst. Below is a photo of the damage this animal did to the home’s roof.

Raccoon Identification & Physical Characteristics

A Raccoon can get in to your house at any point and make any part of your home, their home

Raccoons are known as the masked bandits of the animal kingdom not just because of their distinct facial markings, but also their, tendency to explore and get into trouble. Raccoons are one of the most recognizable creatures that inhabit the Elmhurst area. Known for the black band, or “mask” around their eyes, they are, commonly gray, black, and brown in color, with a trademark striped tail.
Raccoons are typically 24 to 36 inches long and can weight between 10 and 25 pounds. Their average lifespan in the wild is between 2 and 4 years. Learn more about Raccoons by visiting our Raccoon Page

Raccoon Removal Elgin

It is that time of year where Raccoons proof to be a problem to homeowners in the Elgin 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 Elgin 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 Elgin 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 Elgin 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. We recently roomed a raccoon from a home in Elgin. Below is a photo of the damage this animal did to the home’s roof.

Raccoon Identification & Physical Characteristics

A Raccoon can get in to your house at any point and make any part of your home, their home

Raccoons are known as the masked bandits of the animal kingdom not just because of their distinct facial markings, but also their, tendency to explore and get into trouble. Raccoons are one of the most recognizable creatures that inhabit the Elgin area. Known for the black band, or “mask” around their eyes, they are, commonly gray, black, and brown in color, with a trademark striped tail.
Raccoons are typically 24 to 36 inches long and can weight between 10 and 25 pounds. Their average lifespan in the wild is between 2 and 4 years.

Raccoon Removal Wheaton

It is that time of year where Raccoons proof to be a problem to homeowners in the Wheaton 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 Wheaton 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 Wheaton 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 Wheaton 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. We recently roomed a raccoon from a home in Wheaton. Below is a photo of the damage this animal did to the home’s roof.

Raccoon Damage Wheaton

Raccoon removal downers grove

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.

raccoon damage Downers Grove