LITTLE BROWN BAT IN ILLINOIS
Bats are the only mammals naturally capable of true and sustained flight. The Little Brown Bat is one of the most common of the 12 bat species that are found in Illinois. It lives throughout the state during the summer and is the most abundant bat found hibernating In Illinois caves and mines during the winter. Little brown bats have glossy brown fur and wingspans of 9 to 11 inches. These bats may live as long as 30 years. Little Brown Bats are strictly insectivorous and consume large amounts of flying insects. They hunt these animals on the wing by echolocation. Little Brown Bats use sound waves to perceive their prey. During the summer female little brown bats form maternity colonies. A colony typically consists of a few hundred female bats, but may include several thousand individuals. Maternity bat colonies roost in the attics of buildings. Each female bat gives birth to a single pup, usually in June. Young brown bats can fly as early as 3 weeks of age. While female little brown bats gather in maternity colonies, male little brown bats roost separately, either singly or in small bachelor colonies.
BIG BROWN BAT IN ILLINOIS
Big Brown Bats are another commonly found bat in Illinois. Big Brown Bats are considered large for a bat. Their average weight is 0.5 to 1.2 oz. The wing span of a big brown bat is 12 to 16 inches.
BAT RELATED DISEASES
Perhaps the greatest health risk from bats is rabies. Rabies is a viral disease causing encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) in humans and animals. Humans can become infected when bitten by a rabid bat. Transmission also can occur when an infected bat’s saliva comes in contact with a person’s eye, nose,mouth, a scratch or wound. Rabid bats may exhibit no obvious abnormalities, so all contact with bats should be avoided. People should not be allowed to occupy a room in which bats are found, until it is certain that no bats remain in the room. Histoplasmosis is a disease associated with bat guano and bird droppings. When droppings accumulate, a fungus can grow and produce spores that can cause histoplamosis when inhaled. Where bat droppings accumulate in attics, care should be taken to avoid contracting the disease.
HOME REMEDIES FOR REMOVING BATS FROM HOMES OR BUILDINGS
Popular home remedies for eliminating bats are temporary, ineffective, and/or illegal.
Nuisance Wildlife Control employs multiple non-lethal methods to legally and permanently rid your home or building of bats. We are also capable of safe bat guano removal from attics walls and floors. This includes safely removing all guano, all soiled insulation, and complete deodorizing and disinfecting of affected areas. Check with your insurance carrier about coverage for bat guano remediation. Insurance companies typically do not cover rodent, bird, vermin damage, however bats do not fall into any of these categories.
BAT EXCLUSION SERVICES PROVIDED IN THE FOLLOWING MUNICIPALITIES
Nuisance Wildlife Control and Removal provides trapping, removal and remediation services in the following Illinois cities and villages: Addison, Aurora, Bartlett, Batavia, Bloomingdale, Bolingbrook, Burr Ridge, Carol Stream, Chicago, Clarendon Hills, Coal Ciy, Crest Hill, Elburn, Elgin, South Elgin, Darien, DeKalb, Downers Grove, Elgin, Elmhurst, Frankfort, Geneva, Glen Ellyn, Glendale Heights, Hanover Park, Homer Glen, Hinsdale, Itasca, Joliet, La Grange, La Grange Park, Lemont, Lisle, Lockport, Lombard, Minooka, Montgomery, Morris, Naperville, New Lenox, North Aurora, Oakbrook, Orland Park, Oswego, Palos Park, Palos Hills, Plainfield, Plano, Romeoville, Roselle, Sandwich, Schaumburg, Shorewood, St. Charles, Sugar Grove, Prestbury, Tinley Park, Villa Park, Warrenville, Wayne, West Chicago, Westmont, Wheaton, Willowbrook, Winfield, Wood Dale, Woodridge and Yorkville.
Birds in chimney
Bruce - Orland Hills, IL
Awesome all the way!!
Dani - Homer Glen, IL
Jerri was great caught all 3 racoons
Jim - Joliet, IL
Kris - Plainfield, IL
Jerry came out first thing the next morning after calling him late in the afternoon. He was very knowledgeable and friendly with a very reasonable price. I would highly recommend Nuisance Wildlife Trapping and will be calling Jerry for any future animal problems.
Very prompt and professional
Pat - Wilmington, IL
Jerry did a Great job! He explained how our issue would be handled. His follow up after the trapping was complete was excellent as well. I highly recommend if you are in need of trapping services.
Rescued from 9 skunks
Mr T - Homewood, IL
Great service in removing the skunk family that had moved in under our doorstep. Very prompt response and made all trips necessary to be sure we were rid of all of them without any smelly mishaps.
Christy - Plainfield, IL
what a great experience..jerry not only caught my racoon..he contacted me every day to keep my updated.service like that us very hard to find. and a nice guy as well. 100% approval.... will call on him again ....
Jim - Monee, IL
Great prompt service.
The Best Wildlife Trapping Service Period!
Gary - Yorkville, IL
Called Jerry to have a raccoon removed he called me back within 5 minutes. He was almost half the cost of the other bids I received. He scheduled me in right away. Jerry is professional and extremely knowledgeable I wouldn't hire anybody else.
Response from Nuisance Wildlife Trapping:
It was a pleasure to assist you Gary. Thank you for your business.
Skunk number 4 trapped and removed.
Skunk number 3 trapped and removed .
Skunk number 5 successfully trapped and removed.
Skunk number 3 successfully trapped and removed .
Skunks number 3 and 4 successfully trapped and removed at residence .
Adult male skunk trapped and removed.
Successful skunk trapping and removal.
Successful skunk trapping and removal.
Skunk trapping and removal.
Inspecting property for skunk den.