Other Pests

At Illiana Wildlife and Pest Control, we provide a variety of services against all kinds of pests. When it comes to pest and animal control, we handle anything that will invade your property. If you already have pests in your property, we are skilled at pest removal in and around your home. Of course you most likely would like to have a pest prevention plan to begin with before dealing with wildlife. While you normally may raccoons, possums, bats, squirrels, rats and mice as pests to watch out for, we offer some other pests to consider protecting your home from.

Boxelder Bugs

Boxelder bugs are named after their primary host and home, the boxelder tree. These little black and red insects damage apples, peaches and other fruits, making them an unwelcome guest in your yard. As colder weather approaches, boxelder bugs seek warmth and will swarm to the interior of your home, sometimes numbering in the thousands. Although they won’t cause physical damage to your home, they emit a pungent odor when disturbed or crushed, making them a real nuisance in your home. We recognize that these little critters are undesirable in your home, so we will work hard to not only remove them, but also prevent them from coming back.

Ladybugs

Despite their tame sounding name, ladybugs can be less mild mannered than you might think. These little black spotted insects can be a nuisance when they invade your home. Being that their primary food source are aphids, ladybugs are typically attracted to flowering plants. As the weather starts to cool, ladybugs tend to seek warmth and the greatest source of warmth might be your home. Ladybugs, if disturbed, can bite you, leaving an uncomfortable red mark on your body. Illiana Wildlife and Pest Control is an expert at making sure ladybugs aren’t going to invade your home. Give us a call to talk about our preventive maintenance plan!

Skunks

Skunk are known for their putrid odor. Like other pests your home might be seen as a source of food, water, and shelter. Unbeknownst to most folks, skunks are actually beneficial creatures that feed on other pests. However, there are still a nuisance to homeowners as they also eat fallen berries, fruit, and seeds. They usually take shelter in hollow logs, junk piles and woodpiles. Like raccoons, skunks are known to explore trash cans and to avoid rummaging through it, it’s better if it is tightly sealed. Before they cause damage to your home, it’s good to have an expert do a free inspection and provide pest prevention or pest removal service.

Groundhogs

Groundhogs also known as woodchucks and whistle-pigs. They are able to not only burrow tunnels but also climb trees and swim. However their favorite activity is eating. What may attract groundhogs to your home is if you have a garden of flowers or vegetables and even fruit trees (by gnawing and clawing at them). Watch out for burrows around your lawn and near the foundation. Typically the burrows have about 2 or 3 entrances. The best defense for groundhogs is having a fence around your property with a secure enclosure. Ultimately if you are confronting multiple groundhogs, it is good for professionals to look at situation for the ideal pest prevention.