1. What are your hours? Is weekend service extra?
We are open 7 days a week 365 days a year. There is no additional charge for weekend service.
2. How can you know that all of the animals are out of my attic?
At ABC Humane Wildlife Control we have a proven process that we have developed over the last 40 years to remove all animals from your attic. After we remove the first animal we set a semi-permeable barrier to indicate if you have continued animal activity. After your unique indicator has been intact for a period of time we know that all the animals in your home have been removed.
3. How do we know that you are removing the animals in our home?
The 35 licensed wildlife biologists at ABC Humane Wildlife are experts in animal behavior and biology. Most animal species are highly territorial and view your home as their territory. Animals often leave pheromones to mark their territory and these scents will stop other animals from entering the removal area.
4. Once the animal has been caught how will you know when to remove the animals from our property?
We view every homeowner as a partner in our goal of removing any problem wildlife and remediating the damage that they have caused. As such we request that the homeowner or a responsible party call us before 8:00 AM when an animal has entered the removal device. All removal devices must be checked by 8:00 AM, 7 days a week. We have a 24 hour phone number to call in animals in removal devices anytime, 847-870-7175.
5. Do you remove birds and bird nests?
We can remove any vacated bird nests but due to federal legislation we cannot remove most actively nesting birds. The unprotected bird species that can be removed year round are Pigeons, European Starlings, and House Sparrows. Click here to view pictures of these 3 birds.
6. I have an injured or orphaned wild animal what should I do?
ABC Wildlife is not a wildlife rehabilitator but here are some links for some great organizations that can help you with your wildlife problem.
7. I saw a coyote in my yard what do I do?
Coyotes are very common and are native to our area. In most cases they are afraid of people and will not threaten you or your family. Removing coyotes can be a very time consuming and expensive process. Please review the information provided by the State of Illinois to learn more about this native species.
8. What do you charge for your services?
At ABC Humane Wildlife Control we know that each problem is individual to your home and life. We address each situation with a custom over the phone consultation. Call ABC Wildlife at 847-870-7175 today to receive your free custom quote.
9. Do you provide service throughout Chicago?
ABC Wildlife is proud to serve the parts of Chicago that are north of I-290 (Eisenhower Expressway) and has done so for over 40 years. Unfortunately at this time we cannot service parts of the city that are south of I-290 as we are located in north suburban Arlington Heights.
10. What should I do when the animals have been removed from my home?
ABC Humane Wildlife Control offers free quotes for animal damage repair and remediation. We have over 8 team members on staff that remediate animal damage and repair homes like yours. As part of your initial animal removal inspection your personal licensed inspector can quote repairs and remediation to your home.