Chicago Squirrel Removal

Although I wrote everything I know about squirrel issues for this website, oftentimes a problem with squirrels in the attic is beyond the scope of the do-it-yourself homeowner to solve. We have a professional squirrel expert in Chicago, Illinois that handles problems with wildlife. We have the tools, techniques, and experience that help us do a far better job at wildlife removal than a non-experienced homeowner could. We possess licensing that allows us to do certain types of work legally, that non-licensed homeowners in the state of Illinois are not allowed to do. For the welfare of your situation, and the squirrels, in some cases it's best to hire a pro.

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Chicago Squirrel Control If you have a squirrel problem in Cook County Illinois, or any other conflict with a wild animal, I am confident that we can solve it. Unlike other Chicago pest control companies or Chicago squirrel exterminators, we use humane methods of squirrel control, such as prevention, exclusion, or live squirrel trapping and relocation. We specialize in the removal of rodents and other animals from homes, especially squirrels in the attic or eaves. If you hear noises in your attic, or see chewing on your wood or wires, or have a nest or feces in your attic, we can solve your problem.

Call us any time at 773-295-1230 for a price quote and to schedule a same-day or next-day appointment. We use humane methods when dealing with Chicago wildlife removal situations, especially squirrel removal. We look forward to hearing from you!

Chicago Squirrel Situation: Hi. My husband and I read your article online. I was wondering if you can refer someone that would be able to take care of my problem. I live in Oak Forest, IL. My problem is I have a family of squirrels in my attic. It wasn't so bad in the Spring. But now, as Winter is approaching, it seems like the squirrels are having a party every morning. The area that they are located is wider now. I can hear them gnawing or scratching at things.

I found someone online from north Chicago. They looked at the attic, but was not able to put in traps because there were no evidence that the squirrels running around the attic level. He said the squirrels are somewhere between the attic and gutter. He suggested that I find someone to fix up the roof shingles, to replace the missing gutter covers and to install a one way tunnel. He said it was not necessary to remove the squirrels first.

I spoke to someone else who suggested that the squirrels be trapped and removed first. This, to ensure they do not return to their nest.

If you can help me to find someone that will be able to locate, to place traps and to remove the squirrels. I can hear my problem worsening as the weeks pass.

Thank you very much for your time, Lila

Thank you for the information on your website. Is there any siding I can use that squirrels cannot gnaw through? I now have three holes along my roofline where squirrels have chewed into. One place is the same place that squirrels gnawed into before. I would appreciate your help. Thanks.

Hi Dave, Chicago here, with scratching in the attic and wondering in the thinker, and a story. Thanks for your excellent FAQ on the bushy-tails in the crawl space. The mouse trap I set in he attic is missing so I conclude that whatever we hear up yonder is bigger than Mickey and smaller than Santa... And he/she is walking around with a nose as red as Rudolf's. Two Hav-a-harts are set up there now. Thanks to your article, should I catch a bushy-tail by sunrise, I will check for bottom feeders (nipples). It's October in the morning. Would you guess the little family, if there is one, is mobilized by now? Dave in Chicago

Dear David, Would you have any experience/idea/informed guess as to about how far a squirrel can leap horizontally from a vertical position on a 4"x 4" post? Do they need to spring from their hind legs from a horizontal platform for greatest range? Or can they go just as far from a clinging position? Or can they RUN down the post and leap off, thus gaining a running start? I know 9'-10' is the range from a horizontal running start, but what's the range from a stationary position, horizontal or vertical? My Critterguard line guard is 5' long with 6" high barrier spinning wheels at each end and they can't jump over thatthey can't get a running start on the power line. So 5' + 6"spinning height they can't balance on is farther than they can jump over from a stationary position. Also, can they shimmy up a smooth hard plastic drain pipe 3-3.5" in diameter? Or is that too big too get their paws around? I believe I have read that they can shimmy up an iron 1" pipe, so they don't need their claws for purchase, but a 3" pipe? Any light you can shed would be helpful, I haven't yet won all the battles to keep them off the roof & out of the attic. It's amazing how hard it is to think like a squirrel and see all the routes they might use. Of course, they have all day every day to try everything. I have taken away the power line, the small trees (3 of them moved) next to the house, the hanging basket bracket, just a skinny little bracket but enough! and I think only the gutter drain pipes are now possible. I may have taken away the last possible route with the bracket removal. I'm going to put some peanut butter up in the attic and check if it gets eaten. If not, they're not in there, I know these guys eat peanut butterthey stole it out of a trap on wet ground the neighbors had. If I have to, I can put up baffles around the drain pipes, but I'd rather avoid them if I can. Incredible acrobats, but so destructive! Thanks so much for your attention to my queries, Lynne

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