Chicago Raccoon Removal

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Chicago Raccoon Removal is a full-service wildlife control company specializing in the humane trapping and removal of raccoons and other wild animals in Chicago, IL. Whether you have a problem with raccoons in your attic, under your house, tipping over garbage cans, digging up the yard, stealing pet food, pooping in your pool, or any other raccoon mischief we can solve it! The key to our wildlife control lies in our trapping expertise, and ability to employ the correct strategy for your specific wildlife problem. If you have raccoons in your attic for example, the key is in inspection of the attic and house, removal of the nest of baby raccoons, and the preventative work - we seal wild animals out of your house forever. We use humane trapping and relocation methods and we do not use poison! We answer our phone 24/7, and can schedule a same-day or next day appointment. Some of the services we offer include:

  • Humane Raccoon Trapping and Relocation
  • House, Roof, and Attic Inspections
  • Preventative Wildlife Exclusion Repairs
  • Raccoon Droppings Cleanup in Attic
  • Removal of Baby Raccoons in Attic By Hand
  • Poison-free Animal Removal and Prevention
  • Porch, Deck, or Shed Exclusion Barriers
  • Dead Raccoon Removal - Indoors and Out

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Chicago raccoon trapping Chicago's Best Raccoon Control: Our wildlife control services can extend to bringing your property back into the condition it was previously in. This includes repairing the damage that the animals may have made in your attic or home, such as torn ducts or chewed electrical wires. We also offer sanitation and cleanup services for your attic or other spaces. Those can include replacing any torn insulation, using our experienced eyes to spot the damage that you may have missed. Our wildlife removal services cover all areas of your property, including removing groundhogs and skunks from underneath porches and sheds. In many cases, we are able to remove the nuisance wildlife without using traps. Instead, we opt or exclusion devices that let the animals leave but do not let them sneak back inside. We were voted the top wildlife control company in the metro area for three consecutive years! Our team is always available, working seven days a week. Animals aren't going to stay out of your home just because it's a weekend or holiday, so we don't take days off either. No job is too small or too big for our team, and we gladly provide our services to commercial and residential properties, so don't hesitate to contact us.

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We are Illinois's top experts in wildlife and raccoon control. We are not a typical Chicago raccoon control or pest control company. We don't treat wild animals like insects, because they are not! You can't just use poison to get rid of them. You also can't just set a few traps on the ground and call it good. Each situation is unique. And remember, if you have raccoons living in your house, it is almost certainly a female with a litter of young inside. These juveniles must be removed by hand, or they will starve to death and die. And after they are gone, the entry holes into the house must be sealed with professional repairs. Unlike most Chicago pest control, we focus on complete and permanent solutions, by following these steps:

  • Inspect the entire house, ground to roof, and the attic
  • Seal shut all entry areas with professional grade steel
  • If in attic, we remove the baby raccoons by hand
  • Technical and human raccoon trapping appropriate to situation
  • When necessary, we clean raccoon droppings and replace insulation

Chicago Raccoon Control Tip: What Are The Risks Of Touching Or Breathing Raccoon Feces?
The droppings that are produced by raccoons are often similar in appearance and size to those produced by small and medium sized dogs, but this will often hold a threat that is underestimated by many people. Raccoons are wild animals and will often carry a range of different diseases and parasites, and by handling or cleaning their droppings carelessly, it can lead to people contracting a range of diseases. These can prove to be very serious in some cases, so it is worth knowing the risks and taking the appropriate precautions to protect yourself if you are cleaning up raccoon droppings.

The Diseases That May Be Present In Raccoon Feces
There are several different types of conditions that can be carried in the feces, and here are a few of the most common that may be present:

Raccoon Roundworm
This can be caught by people who are dealing with the raccoon feces, and will generally require direct contact with the individual to be transmitted, although as the eggs are quite light, they can also become airborne and be inhaled. The serious aspect to this disease is that if transmitted to people, can migrate to the brain and cause neurological damage and also have an impact on people's sight.

This is usually transmitted through the feces and urine or raccoons that is being dealt with while it is fresh, as the bacteria usually dies after the feces is no longer moist. However, when it is contracted by people it can cause some serious consequences, with symptoms starting by showing fever or myalgia, but in severe cases can progress to include inflammation and encephalitis in the brain, kidney failure and liver damage. Where caught early, it can be treated with antibiotics.

Although not as serious as some of the other conditions that can be transmitted by raccoons, giardia is certainly painful and problematic for many people who catch the parasite. Once infected, people can have serious bouts of nausea and vomiting, along with the accompanying symptoms that go with this. While most people will only have mild to medium issues with the condition, it can prove to be a more serious threat for those who are suffering with a diminished immune system.

Another bacteria that can be present in raccoon droppings and urine, salmonella is one of the most common bacteria responsible for food poisoning, and can have similar symptoms if caught from raccoon feces. The most common symptoms can include bouts of diarrhea, vomiting and upset stomachs, and in most cases will not cause a particular threat beyond a period of discomfort. However, as with giardia for those who have a compromised immune system the disease can be a lot more dangerous, and can have more serious health implications.

Precautions To Take Before Dealing With Raccoon Feces
Because of the diseases that can be contracted by those who do come into contact with raccoon feces, it is important to take appropriate precautions before moving into any areas where a raccoon may be present, or where you are planning to clean a raccoon latrine. The first thing is to protect yourself from direct contact with the droppings, and for this wearing thick gloves and long sleeved clothing should be a sufficient precaution. However, when it comes to protecting yourself from inhaling spores from the feces, it is important to wear a breathing mask that will filter out any of these spores, while goggles over your eyes can also help to protect from the potential airborne threat.

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