THE RACCOON IN ILLINOIS
Male Raccoons can reach weights of 30 pounds or more, while females tend to be smaller at 10 to 17 pounds.
The raccoon breeding season occurs between January and February, though it is not unusual to be a bit earlier or later. The Raccoon gestation period is approximately 60 days. Typically most raccoon litters are born in April thru May, however it is not unusual for early or late litters depending on when breeding took place. There is only one litter consisting of 1 to 6 kittens. The average is usually 3 to 4 raccoon young. Raccoon mothers will nurse their young for about 2 months. The young raccoons will then be taught by the mother how to hunt and forage. By the time fall arrives, the young raccoons will typically leave the mother and set off on their own. It is not unusual for young raccoons to spend the winter with the mother raccoon.
RACCOON DAMAGE TO BUILDINGS:
Raccoons will get on homes & buildings by climbing trees that are too close or overhanging the roof line. Raccoons are also capable of climbing gutter down spouts or climbing up masonry. It’s not unusual for raccoons to climb up corners of homes or buildings depending on the type of siding on the structure.Raccoons will enter the attic spaces by tearing or pulling soffit panels down, raccoons will tear open static roof vents or enter through a powered attic fan .They do this by crawling under the mushroom shaped cap and bending the blades of the fan, often times completely disabling it. Raccoons will also tear up shingles and make holes in the plywood decking of roofs which can lead to expensive water and roof damage. If there is a masonry fireplace, raccoons will crawl down the chimney to the smoke shelf and make it their home. Many young raccoons and mothers have been safely and efficiently removed by Nuisance Wildlife Control through chimneys and fireplaces.
RACCOON DAMAGE TO ATTICS:
An attic is like a big warm hollow tree to a raccoon and a favorite spot for a mother raccoon to raise her kittens. Raccoons are capable of extensive damage in the attic space. They will pull and tear at just about everything including wires, pvc piping and destroy insulation. Once inside an attic, raccoons both young and old will urinate and defecate. This not only poses a significant health risk to humans and pets, but also destroys insulation and drywall in ceilings and walls.
RACCOON DAMAGE TO LAWNS:
Typically in late summer and early fall, raccoons will pull sod back and dig for Japanese beetle grubs causing extensive damage to lawns.
DISEASES & PARASITES RELATED TO RACCOONS
Rabies, raccoon round worm, Histoplasmosis, Leptospirosis, Salmonella, Giardia lamblia, Trypanosomacruziand Rickettssiarickettsii, Fleas-Lice-Mites-Ticks (Lyme Disease).
INSURANCE COVERAGE OF RACCOON DAMAGE:
Homeowners Insurance will not cover damage from birds, rodents or vermin. Interestingly, this does not pertain to raccoon damage . We have never experienced an insurance carrier that did not cover damages directly related to raccoon attic damage (raccoon attic remediation) or raccoon damage to roofs etc. Nuisance Wildlife Controle provides a comprehensive suite of services to remedy all raccoon damage to homes and buildings.
RACCOON REMEDIATION SERVICES:
Nuisance wildlife Control provides comprehensive remediation services from Raccoon intrusions. Our service would include removal and replacement of insulation and drywall per local building code requirements, deoderizing and decontamination of affected areas, tree trimming & removal, and installation of wire mesh and vent covers.
RACCOON REMOVAL 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.
Mike - Plainfield, IL
Jerry came out quickly and took care of our problem. He was very knowledgeable and successful. Plus he is very honest.
Great service and response.
John - Lombard, IL
I'm extremely pleased with Jerry's work.
Barb - St. Charles, IL
Jerry was very quick responding to my call. Price was very fair. Thanks.
Denise - Wheaton, IL
Very knowledgeable and committed to his job. Thanks Jerry
Skunk under concrete porch removed fast!
Randy - Bolingbrook, IL
We are so happy we called this professional! We had a skunk under our concrete porch getting ready to have a family and she was quickly removed. We were also given a great education about our wildlife and how to prevent any future problems. Calls and texts were answered instantly. Totally worth the reasonable cost. If you’ve got an issue with wildlife this is the man to call!
Raccoon and 6 baby removal
Roberta - Hinsdale, IL
Mr Landry was very responsive and professional. His vast experience and ability to manage challenging situations was apparent.
Jerry is the best around!
Bobby - Bartlett, IL
Jerry did a great job. Was able to capture mama skunk within a single day. I cannot thank him enough for helping us out and keeping my family and dog safe (and not smelly).
Great Service by a Good Man
Michael - Downers Grove, IL
Jerry’s knowledge was helpful in ridding squirrels from our attic. Very quick to respond. Will definitely refer him in the future.
Unbelievable great service I
Glen - New Lenox, IL
I hope I won’t need him but I would call him back in a minute
Brian P - Palatine, IL
Jerry was highly responsive, got the job done, and was a pleasure to work with. If unfortunately another animal 'situation' develops, Jerry will be my first call.
Successful Squirrel trapping and removal in Plainfield , IL.
Successful overnight raccoon trapping and removal in Hickory Hills , IL.
Successful skunk trapping and removal in Lombard , IL.
On going successful squirrel trapping and removal in Plainfield , IL.
Successful skunk trapping and removal in Aurora , IL.
On going successful raccoon trapping and removal in Elmhurst , IL.
Professional raccoon trapping and removal in Hickory Hills , IL.
On-going successful Squirrel trapping and removal in Plainfield , IL.
Professional nuisance wildlife trapping and removal in Aurora , IL.
Professional raccoon trapping and removal in Plainfield , IL.