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Need To Get Rid of Nuisance Wildlife? - Call 773-717-5458

Nuisance wildlife removal is a PRIVATE SERVICE FOR HIRE available in Cook County by Chicago Wildlife Removal . Chicago Wildlife Removal provides wildlife removal from private homes, business, and industrial properties.

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You’ve come to the right place to find professional help for nuisance wild animal trapping, removal and control.

Contact Chicago Wildlife Removal at 773-717-5458 for an inspection of your property. Chicago Wildlife Removal removes many kinds of critters including raccoons, bats, pigeons, skunks, swallows, woodpeckers, voles, rats, squirrels, moles, beavers, armadillos, chipmunks, mice, snakes, opossums, feral cats, porcupines, rabbits, and honeybees.

Urban Raccoons in Chicago, Illinois

Coyotes, opossums, falcons, foxes and raccoons. Is this a nature preserve? Well, I guess it is—it is downtown Chicago. While urban living doesn’t suit all animals, some thrive in urban settings. Raccoons are a great example. They have adapted to city living so successfully that, on average, urban raccoons live longer than rural ones. They sometimes have a higher population concentration in urban areas than in surrounding areas. Unfortunately, being packed into an urban or suburban environment does create a lot of opportunities for conflict between these animal and their human hosts.

Raccoon removal is necessary when the animals invade homes, seeking out attics, garages, crawl spaces or decks as safe places to next and have their young. During the summer the young move about and the mothers teach them to forage. During this time you will occasionally see whole families of animals out and about in search of food.

Where do raccoons find food in Chicago? Food is everywhere. Garbage cans, pet food, picnic scraps, and bird feeders are all food sources. Eliminate the food and you eliminate a reason for the animals to come onto your property.

Keep them off your property and they will never be tempted to move into your house. Cozy attics, warm chimneys, quiet crawl spaces and secure garage rafters all look a lot like hollow trees or small caves and are perfect places for baby raccoons to be safe and secure while mom is out gathering the next meal.

Careful building maintenance will help, but a very determined animal will make their own access by tearing off soffit, ripping loose siding and pulling off vents.

If you do get an animal in your house, you should call for raccoon removal right away. The longer the animal is there the worse the damage will be. These animals are not tidy and carry a number of diseases. Studies have shown that, on average nationally, urban wildlife populations have a higher disease rate than their rural counterparts.

There are some very fine wildlife control operators in the Chicago area. They have experience working with urban wildlife and treat the animals in a humane way, following good sense and local, state and federal law governing their capture, relocation or euthanization. If you need raccoon removal, you have come to the right place. We can help you.


The Cook County Animal Control Services of Illinois, IL

Lost pets, barking dogs, loose cats, cows, horses, goats, sheep, or other domestic, farm or ranch animal issues need to be reported to The Cook County Animal Control Services: (708) 974-6140. They work with domestic animals and can provide information about licensing, vaccinations, lost pets, etc. Cook County does not offer free wildlife animal control services, nor do cities within Cook County .

We are professional wildlife removal contractors offering animal control solutions based in Illinois.We pride ourselves on our professional trapping services, and on quality snake, bird, and animal removal.

Chicago Wildlife Removal removes all sorts of wild animals and birds from residential and commercial properties, including bats, snakes, pigeons, skunks, raccoons, swallows, woodpeckers, voles, beavers, and rodents of every kind. Wild animals on your property can damage vegetation and structures and reduce property value. They also bring disease and a host of insect pests with them, which can adversely affect you, your family, and your pets. In your walls, in your attic, or on your roof wild animals can keep you up at night and their urine and droppings create a horrific smell. After my technicians and I perform wild animal removal, we can provide cleanup, sanitization, and deodorization to help restore your property; we can also provide exclusion services to keep your wildlife problem from recurring. Whether the problem is a colony of bats in a building, raccoons in the attic, or destructive behaviors of critters such as squirrels, gophers and pigeons, we can solve it.

We resolve many types of wildlife control conflicts in Cook County and surrounding areas. Give me a call if you need expert animal removal and/or live wildlife trapping. We can also perform an inspection of your property to evaluate the problem.

The situations we resolve and main trapping and removal services we provide are: raccoon families in attics and chimneys, woodpeckers drilling siding. mud swallow nests on stucco, rats or squirrels thumping and bumping around inside walls and in attics, voles and gophers destroying lawns, skunks stealing pet food, bat infestations, and snakes living in crawlspaces and stone walls.

Along with physical damage and disease, wild animals also bring along disturbance and nuisance with all their commotion and smell. Raccoons and rats will fight all night and keep people awake; baby raccoons chirp and chitter like little birds; skunk smell takes the cake, but have you ever smelled a dead animal in your ventilation system? We have seen much, much more than these problems, but that is a general idea of the kinds of problems that I and my professional wildlife removal operators are prepared to solve.

Not only do my technicians and I trap and remove problem wild animals, we do a lot of other dirty work, too. Don’t hesitate to call us for dead animal removal, bat guano cleanup, pigeon waste removal, mouse dropping cleanup, decontamination, repairs, above ground and below ground rodent slick fencing, odor control for skunk spray, and the like. We are a full service pest control company with a wide range of animal control solutions.

For pigeon and bird control, bat removal, or relief from other pest animals, call our wildlife management experts. Many nuisance wildlife companies offer critter capture and control; our wildlife operators provide professional pest wild animal management. We remove the following AND MORE:

  • Raccoons from attics and chimneys
  • Bats from attics and eaves
  • Voles that dig and tear up lawns and destroy root systems
  • Pigeons from rooftops
  • Swallow nests from stucco, log siding, exterior walls and eaves
  • Mice from walls, attics, basements, crawlspaces, etc.
  • Gophers and moles that damage gardens and golf courses
  • Skunks that damage gardens and make dens under porches and in crawlspaces
  • Feral cats from neighborhoods and parks
  • Rats and squirrels from attics, flower gardens, yards, commercial and industrial property
  • Beavers from lakes, ponds and rivers
  • Woodpeckers that drill in cedar siding and stucco

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If you need expert wild animal control, trapping or removal services outside of Illinois, check out our USA map to contact a professional trapper nearest you.

Most county animal control services do not offer nuisance wildlife management or support. Cook County services only deal with domestic animals. If you have any type of wildlife problem or need pest control, trapping, or for wildlife prevention in Cook County , call 773-717-5458 and ask for Kyle and Kevin Scappaticci .

Cook County Wild Animal Control News, Stories, Events and Alerts

Peregrine Pigeon Control in Chicago, IL

I was passing through Chicago on business a few years ago and received an invitation to dinner at the Signature Room, a very fine restaurant located on the 95th floor of the John Hancock building. My friend told me to expect "dinner and a show," but when I arrived at the restaurant and looked around, I didn't see a stage. I was given a table by the windows and was amazed at the view—I could see Lake Michigan and even discern the curvature of the earth from my bird's-eye view.

I ordered dinner, and was looking around when a flash caught my eye. It was a peregrine falcon flying less than 10-feet away from the window. As the bird went past it sucked its wings against its body in a stance known as a stoop as it prepared to dive. It disappeared so fast I couldn't follow it with my eye. What I was able to see, several hundred feet below, was a flock of pigeons flying by. A few seconds later I saw what appeared to be a puff of smoke or small explosion. The falcon had hit a pigeon and feathers were flying everywhere. Now I knew what the show was! Mother Nature at her finest.

But the show wasn't over. A few minutes later the falcon reappeared at my altitude at the 95th floor with the pigeon clutched in its talons. It was as though the falcon was showing off what she had captured. One of the most impressive sites I have ever seen.

After visiting with people in Chicago I learned that there are several mating pairs of peregrines in Chicago that are an important part of downtown pigeon control plans. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service delisted the birds from the Endangered Species List in 1999 due to the recovery of the species. But, there still aren't enough falcons to deal with the whole pigeon problem and parts of the city are overrun with these birds.

If you need pigeon control and don't happen to have peregrine falcons in your neighborhood, you can still get rid of the unwanted birds by calling a wildlife control operator. Get a good guy from the Allstate Animal Control directory and, while it won't be as good a show as I got, you will get rid of the pigeons.



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