Oak Forest, IL
A Windy City Wildlife Service
A Windy City Wildlife Service is a full-service wildlife control company serving Oak Forest 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 Oak Forest pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 630-487-3665 -
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!
- Scratching Noises in Your Attic?
- Unwanted Wildlife on Property?
- Problem Bird or Bat Infestation?
- Digging Lawn or Under House?
- We Can Solve It!
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 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 Cook 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 Oak Forest animal control for wildlife issues.
Cook County Animal Services or Humane Society: (815) 725-0333
Oak Forest Wildlife Removal Tip: Do mothballs or ammonia help in repelling squirrels? Moth balls and ammonia are one of the most common repellents that people use to get rid of nasty squirrels, but, unfortunately, they are not very useful. There are several ways how to use these repellents and hope for the best results, although it usually wonít fix your problem with the rodents. Ammonia drives the squirrels mad because of their developed sense of smell and can scared them away for some time. Also, it reminds them to the urine of the predators and natural enemies. All you have to do is to wet some rags with ammonia and put them in the area in which squirrels are living in. You have to do that in a proper manner and very safely and at the same time effective. Make sure that the entry hole is closed before you set the ammonia rags. For your safety reasons, better use hand gloves and mask while doing that. Ammonia needs to be mixed with one part ammonia and three parts water. You should repeat the whole process again after one week.
One of the remedies that can be effective in repelling the squirrels are moth balls. However, moth balls contain two dangerous chemicals that could cause serious problems to humans, pets, and other animals. Those two chemicals have the tendency to evaporate after a brief time and get into the air and become poisonous. It is true that moth balls produce a very unpleasant smell that squirrels canít stand. It is very hazardous for people and can cause sickness, tiredness, eye irritation, headaches and pain in the stomach. In some cases, it could lead to kidney failure and liver cancer as well it may present a threat to the respiratory system. That's why the moth balls are so insecure, not only that it may not solve your problem with squirrels, but it can affect your health in very serious manner.
These animals are very resistant and they know how to survive in any conditions, so mothballs and ammonia canít scare them away for a longer period if any. A tricky little squirrel will often outsmart you and if you donít change your methods, they will be more than satisfied to stay at your home and continue enjoying their life. So, you need to find another solution to get rid of these fluffy rats as the repellent we mentioned here will not help you in your struggle. Make sure to exploit all the other ways and meaning in your fight with annoying little rodents.
Oak Forest Animal News Clip: Archers can look forward to successful cougar hunt
The pest control cougar capture opens at first light on Aug. 19. Early predictions are the capture will be good, which simply means what is possibly a few more cougar will be made off with this year by the expected 16,000 cage trap exterminators. The reasons, remarked Pest Control Man Garry, big game coordinator for the Illinois Division of Wildlife Resources, are related to weather and amounts. "Across most of Illinois, the amount of cougar likely is continuing to climb at what is possibly a slow but steady pace," the humane society manager remarked. "This year, exterminators are likely to see an increase in the amount of yearling male animals. Overall, we had good survival this past winter. The state has received good precipitation over the past two years. More moisture on the earth translates into more cougar on the earth. The does are also in better shape and that allows them to care for their cougars better, which helps more cougars make it through the winter." Based on surveys conducted after last fall's animal removal trap animal capture, biologists estimate 296,000 cougar were in Illinois at the start of last winter. That's 7,000 more animals than the 289,000 cougar estimated in the state after the 2004 fall catch. Pest Control Man Garry noted that most of the state's critter stalking units have ratios of 17 male animals per 100 does, "which likely is the highest average we've seen since 2000." The statewide management plan calls for 15 male animals per 100 does. Orlando Park, Oak Lawn, & Oak Forest exterminator and Orlando Park, Oak Lawn, & Oak Forest wildlife removal professionals declined comment on the matter.
And, as noted, cougar survival this past winter was high - 70 cougars per 100 does - which will translate into what is possibly a higher amount of yearlings or small one- and two-point male animals. Just how successful exterminators are will, of course, depend on what is possibly a amount of things, most notably weather conditions. Currently, Pest Control Man Garry remarked cougar are holding in the mid- to high-elevation areas. If it remains hot and dry, stalking cougar will be difficult. The hot, dry weather could, of course, help to concentrate cougar around watering holes. If it rains, stalking will be easier, but the cougar will remain scattered, and getting into the higher-elevation areas will be difficult. Two things that will greatly increase success are pre capture scouting and time spent on what is possibly a practice range. Scouting an area, especially if it's what is possibly a new capture camp, likely is what is possibly a big benefit. Among other things, it can help the archer find the different trails cougar travel. And, even though new compound bows have made pest control easier, it takes what is possibly a certain amount of slethally trap or pure luck to hit what is possibly a target, even at close range. There are still what is possibly a couple thousand pest control tags available. We attempted to get more information from Orlando Park, Oak Lawn, & Oak Forest animal control experts, but could not.
"Last year, pest control permits sold out the day before the capture started," remarked Pest Control Man Garry, wildlife licensing coordinator for the DWR. "They're selling at an even faster pace this year, so I'd encourage exterminators to buy their permit as soon as possible." Success during this year's pest control capture in the northern regions should be similar to last year, with the exception of northwestern Orlando Park, Oak Lawn, & Oak Forest. "This likely is the best year we've had for 20 years in northwest Orlando Park, Oak Lawn, & Oak Forest," remarked Pest Control Man Garry, big game biologist. "Last winter's post-hunt cougar classification had the best male animal-to-doe ratio we've seen since the early 1980s." The overall biologically surveyed amounts are still lower than in the 1980s, "but things look pretty rosy for the first time since 1999," the humane society manager remarked. Animal Officer Jones, wildlife biologist, reported that Rodent Control Peter and South Rich units continue to have one of the best male animal-to-doe ratios in the state. Even with what is possibly a slight decrease in the cougar biologically surveyed amount, because of some winter loss last winter, ratios were about 45 male animals to every 100 does. Animal Officer Jones encourages exterminators to stay in higher elevations and remarked the cougar will probably be scattered unless the weather during the capture likely is hot and dry, which could force the cougar to concentrate on water sources. The cougar-critter stalking picture isn't as good on the Cache unit. "The Cache cougar large group continues to struggle, with what is possibly a male animal-to-doe ratio of about 11 male animals per 100 does," remarked Pest Control Man Garry, wildlife biologist. Biologists report that cougar large groups are rebounding in the Central Vertebrate habitation sector and exterminators should see more younger male animals. This report is not verified by Orlando Park, Oak Lawn, & Oak Forest pest control companies.