Mattoon and Charleston Wildlife Removal

McGinnis Wildlife Control: 217-610-8800

Mattoon and Charleston Wildlife Control

  • Scratching Noises in Your Attic?
  • Wildlife Problems on Your Property?
  • Bird or Bat Problem in Your Building?
  • Rat, Mouse, or Squirrel Infestation?
  • We Can Solve It (Today)!

Check our year 2024 prices for wildlife control work. Call us 24/7 to schedule an appointment.
If you can't afford our services, read about free Mattoon and Charleston wildlife control government options.
Please, no calls about DOG or CAT problems. Call animal services: (217) 345-4112.
To report a wildlife issue like a lost baby animal, dead animal, call: 217-935-6860.

McGinnis Wildlife Control is a full-service wildlife control company serving Mattoon and Charleston 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 Mattoon and Charleston 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:

  • Humane wildlife trapping and relocation services
  • Removal of raccoons or squirrels from the attic
  • Building repairs and prevention work to keep animals out
  • 100% permanent elimination of rats, mice, or even bats
  • Cleanup of animal waste and odor control services
  • Emergency animal issues, and dead animal removal

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 Coles 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 Mattoon and Charleston animal control for wildlife issues.

Coles County Animal Services or Humane Society: (217) 345-4112

Mattoon and Charleston Wildlife Removal Tip: What Is A Raccoon's Mating Habits?

An adult raccoon is medium size and weights between fourteen and forty pounds depending on age, habitat and food habits and a male raccoon can weigh over sixty pounds and is known as boar or sow. Weather influence Raccoon's activity as they are most active during spring, summer and fall and sleep mostly during the winter.

Raccoons behaviour

Raccoons are usually solitary animals except during the mating season and do not share long term bonding or 'pair bonding'. Raccoons are good communicators as they vocalize using hisses, screams, growls, snarls and whistle. They are nocturnal mammals and are most active at night between sunset and sunrise and mating seasons happen through January to June.

Female raccoons

Female raccoons can give birth around the age of one and breed constantly every year as they ovulate spontaneously. The pregnant female continuously forges food for days and nights as they develop voracious appetite. Since there is competition from older males the male racoons usually do not breed until the second year and follow polygyny. So there can be a huge population of raccoons in the surrounding but that does not happen. The lifespan of raccoons in wild is usually three to five years while in captivity raccoons can live up to twenty years.

The gestation period happens to be little over two months after which the female gives birth to a litter of four to six baby raccoons called kits. Female Raccoons often chose a safe place like attic, chimney or den and often tear open holes in roofs of the house to raise their young ones all alone.

Male raccoons

The male raccoons return to their den and do not participate in nurturing the kits. Kits are born blind, with fur and weigh between three and five ounce. Raccoons are nursing mothers caring for the kits and gathering foods for their nourishment for first eight weeks. On the ninth and tenth week the kits are able to move and accompany their mother in search of food.

Like any other caring mother raccoon mother is protective of her young ones and attack predators if necessary. They stay with the babies until they are a year old and teach how to hunt food and climb down the trees with head first. The babies become independent around twelve to fourteen months of age and venture out alone however adults live in a community for first few years for better protection against predators like coyote, cougars ad bobcats. Female raccoons with babies get preference in the raccoon hierarchy in feeding and safety situation.

Raccoons cause huge damage to property so relocating them is very necessary however, make sure that the family is not separated as the babies cannot hunt, defend or protect themselves against different odds in the wild.

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 Mattoon and Charleston
If you can't afford our pro wildlife work, you can try these agencies for free wildlife help:
Coles County Animal Services: (217) 345-4112
Mattoon and Charleston Wildlife Rehabilitation Agency:
Mattoon and Charleston Police Department:
Illinois Wildlife Commission: 217-935-6860
Learn what to say on the phone for free Mattoon and Charleston wildlife control. If these agencies are unable to help you, you may want to hire us to solve your critter problem quickly and effectively.

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Learn more about some of the animals that we deal with: Mattoon and Charleston 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 Mattoon and Charleston 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 Mattoon and Charleston exterminator companies who want to sign you to a quarterly contract. We do PERMANENT Mattoon and Charleston rodent control the first time, by trapping, removing, and sealing your house shut. We also specialize in Mattoon and Charleston 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 Mattoon and Charleston. 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.

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