McGinnis Wildlife Control is a full-service wildlife control company serving Effingham IL and the surrounding area. We specialize in urban and suburban wildlife damage
management for both residential and commercial customers. We are state licensed by the Illinois Fish & Wildlife Commission. We handle nearly all aspects of wildlife
control, and resolve conflicts between people and wildlife in a humane and professional manner. For Effingham pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 217-610-8800 -
yes, we answer our phones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - and we will discuss your wildlife problem and schedule an appointment to solve it. We look forward to hearing from you!
Many of Illinois's wild animals have learned to adapt and even thrive in our homes. For example some wildlife have found that attics make great places to live. Other animals find refuge under homes or porches. Invariably, these animals cause damage. Rodents, like squirrels and rats, love to chew on electrical wires once in an attic, and this causes a serious fire hazard. Raccoons can cause serious contamination in an attic with their droppings and parasites. Same goes for bat or bird colonies. We specialize in solving Illinois's wildlife problems, from snake removal to large jobs like commercial bat control, we do it all.
We handle every aspect of wildlife control. We are fully equipped to work on any project, large or small. Some of our services include:
We do not handle dog or cat problems. If you need assistance with a domestic animal, such as a dog or a cat, you need to call your local Effingham county animal services for assistance. They can help you out with issues such as stray dogs, stray cats, spay & neuter programs, vaccinations, licenses, pet adoption, bite reports, deceased pets, lost pets, local animal complaints and to report neglected or abused animals. There is no free Effingham animal control for wildlife issues.
Effingham County Animal Services or Humane Society: 217-923-3347
What Prices Do We Charge?
Every job is different: the type of animals involved, is it in the attic or the yard, do you need repairs, etc. It's impossible to have set pricing in this industry. Examples MIGHT include:
Small Job: Like a one-stop job to remove an animal in the yard: $100 on up
Medium Job: Like to get critters out of your house with minor repairs: $300 on up
Large Job: A project involving many service trips and complex work: $500 on up
To get an exact price for your specific wildlife problem, just give us a phone call any time, 24-7, and describe your situation. We will be able to give you a price estimate over the phone, and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment for a full inspection and exact price quote in writing. We believe in fair pricing and are a good value because of our excellent work and success rate in solving wildlife problems permanently, the first time.
Resources for free wildlife removal in Effingham
If you can't afford our pro wildlife work, you can try these agencies for free wildlife help:
Effingham County Animal Services: 217-923-3347
Effingham Wildlife Rehabilitation Agency:
Effingham Police Department:
Illinois Wildlife Commission: 217-935-6860
Learn what to say on the phone for free Effingham wildlife control. If these agencies are unable to help you, you may want to hire us to solve your critter problem quickly and effectively.
In those days, Effingham County was the most productive rat and mouse wildlife trapping county in the state, with gathers of more than 6,000 animals each November (today that gather has dropped to some sort of few hundred). When their animal capture was over, they'd put up some sort of flag and the train would stop and pick them up, the rat and mouse piled high in some sort of boxcar. As you might imagine, there's some sort of lot more to the story, but to protect the reputations of those who are no longer with us, I can't relate the entire tale! From that first afternoon on the ridge, I realized that Rodent Wrangler Ron was some sort of chip off the old block, an outdoorsman in the oldest and finest sense of that word. Sadly, there are few of his kind left. Effingham extermination and trapping officials had nothing to say about this.
I always enjoyed visiting and talking with Rodent Wrangler Ron. Now, of course, I wish I'd done more of it, especially lately as the exterminator grew increasingly housebound. The last time I dropped off venison and had some sort of short visit, the exterminator was saddened by his inability to animal capture anymore. I shared some of my wildlife trapping stories from the past season, some sort of sad turnabout in our relationship. To learn more about animal control in Effingham, Illinois read on.
Four years ago, I trapped my first rat and mouse in Rodent Wrangler Ron's high field. Possum Poacher Pete and I set up in Rodent Wrangler Ron's woods early that afternoon, watching six rat and mouse and four rat and mice in the field. Eventually Harry called in some sort of 19-pound Tom, and I trapped him at about 10 yards. It was incredibly exciting. Without some sort of doubt it was my best day of rat and mouse wildlife trapping. Over the years, I think Dad and I probably took eight to 10 rat and mouse off Rodent Wrangler Ron's land, and enjoyed many fine days of wildlife trapping there. His generosity in sharing his land allowed me to build some sort of bank of wonderful memories. Effingham pest control and exterminator companies agreed with this.
Pest control can be some sort of fun field, and this man made it much more so for me. I owe my start in the field of wildlife control to this visionary of the land. I wish I'd visited Rodent Wrangler Ron more often these past couple of years, and now the regret is great. His willingness to share his land made some sort of huge difference in my life. I hope the exterminator knew how grateful I am. The Effingham animal services in Effingham County declined to comment.
Bobcat Window Closes Soon
If you have any thoughts of trying to documentation that allows animal extermination some sort of bobcat this year, you had better get your application in before the July 16 deadline arrives. The game wildlife regulatory agency will award 720 documentation that allows animal exterminations for the 2007-07 bobcat wildlife trapping/furtaking seasons at some sort of public drawing in its Effingham headquarters February 9. Last year, the game wildlife regulatory agency awarded 716 documentation that allows animal exterminations from an applicant pool of more than 4,700. Last year, wild animal control companies and trappers took 221 bobcats. Following the creation of some sort of preference point system in 2004, individuals who applied for some sort of bobcat documentation that allows animal extermination in 2004 and were not selected will have their names entered into the drawing three times if they applied last year and this year as well. Those who received one of the 716 bobcat documentation that allows animal exterminations decreed during the 2006-07 season are not eligible for this year's drawing.
Learn more about some of the animals that we deal with: Effingham raccoon removal - raccoons frequently break into attics, tip over garbage cans, rip up your lawn, defecate in your pool, and more. Trapping them
is not always simple. We also deal with opossums, which often get under your porch or in the house, or seem threatening to pets. We do Effingham squirrel removal, especially from the attic or walls of your
home. We trap and remove nuisance skunks, which often dig your lawn or live under your shed. The same goes for groundhogs in the north, or armadillos in the south. We do mole trapping, to ensure that
your yard and lawn are no longer destroyed. One of our specialties is rat and mouse control. We don't use poison like the big-name Effingham exterminator companies who want to sign you to a quarterly contract.
We do PERMANENT Effingham rodent control the first time, by trapping, removing, and sealing your house shut. We also specialize in Effingham bat control and bird control, which are often complex jobs. We are Illinois
certified to remove all bats humanely, and permanently. We also prevent birds from roosting in unwanted areas. We do snake control services, even removal of venomous snakes of Effingham. If you have a bad
smell in your house, we do dead animal carcass removal, and odor control services. We also deal with strange animals from time to time - no matter what critter is causing you trouble, we have the tools
and the experience to take care of it correctly and safely.
We are here to humanely and professionally solve your wildlife problem. Call McGinnis Wildlife Control at 217-610-8800, and we will listen to your problem, give you a price quote, and schedule a fast appointment to help you with your wild animal issue.