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Bird & Bat Removal for McHenry County Homes & Businesses

If birds or bats have nested in or around your home or business, Illinois Wildlife Services, Inc. is highly trained to provide bird and bat removal services in McHenry, Lake, and Northern Cook County. Bird feces carries many diseases harmful to humans, most notably Histoplasmosis, which is a type of lung infection caused by breathing in the fungal spores found in bird droppings. Bat droppings, also known as guano, also carry many infectious diseases and must be removed from living quarters immediately.

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Understanding Your Pest: What to Know About Birds

Birds can live in many areas in or around your home. They usually prefer to nest in vents, eaves, and attics, or sometimes you may find them behind a porch light, your lawn furniture, or even the bushes near your doorway. Usually breeding in late spring, birds can become threatened if a person gets too close to their nest. They may chirp loudly, swoop, and even dive at a nearby person. If birds are residing in one of your vents, you may notice a horrible odor. You may also notice flies, nesting, or fleas in that area, all of which can be more than just a nuisance.

Understanding Your Pest: What to Know About Bats

The most common bats found in Illinois are brown bats, which are usually only 2-4 inches in length, with a wingspan up to 12 inches. Bats have to hibernate during the winter or migrate to a warmer climate. They tend to gather in colonies and reside in hollow trees or attic spaces, entering your home or business through your attic vents, chimney, or any other opening they can find near your roof. Bats tend to hibernate in the same place year after year, causing roosting areas to become covered in their guano. Although it’s rare, a rabid bat can also be extremely dangerous to humans.

We Offer 30- to 90-Day Guarantees on Removal Services

Certified by the National Wildlife Control Operators Association (NWCOA), Illinois Wildlife Services, Inc. is fully licensed, bonded, and insured to remove many kinds of nuisance wildlife from your home or business. Using safe, eco-friendly products and techniques, we offer 30- to 90-day guarantees to ensure your satisfaction with our bird and bat removal services in McHenry, Lake, or Northern Cook County. Please contact us today to request more information about or a quote for our wildlife removal services.

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