Wildlife Control & Removal
Q&A with Local Franchisee Brad Reiter
What are some of the most common wildlife issues that homeowners face in your area?
Animals in attics, under stoops, patios and decks. Animals tearing up lawns, damaging home siding and roofs. Beavers chewing on trees.
How do the seasons affect wildlife activity in your area?
Winter hibernation affects business, as cold weather slows animal activity.
What are some common signs of nuisance wildlife activity?
Noises in the home. Trails through attic insulation. Holes in the ground, or sod being rolled. Visual footprints on downspouts.
When should homeowners call Critter Control?
Homeowners should call at the first sign of animal activity.
Problems with Raccoons
Pest & Wildlife Problems in Chicago
In cities like Chicago, raccoons often survive on a diet of garbage and pet food left outdoors. They may take up residence in attics, crawl spaces, garages, and chimneys. Not only do raccoons make loud thumping and chittering noises when they den indoors, but having them around is a health risk. Raccoons across the state test positive for raccoon roundworm, a parasite that may be life-threatening to people and pets. They are also rabies carriers.
While bats are an important part of the ecosystem, their presence in homes is not safe. If accidentally sealed inside, a bat in the attic often moves into living spaces in search of a way out. This can lead to a dangerous situation for residents. Some bats in Cook County carry a strain of the rabies virus.
Squirrels break into Chicago attics to escape cold weather and raise their young. Once indoors, the pests will gnaw on walls, insulation, and wiring. Their constant chewing can damage property and even create a fire hazard. A squirrel may also shelter fleas and ticks in their fur.
Mice & Rats in Chicago
Norway rats and house mice are common in Chicago. These pests sneak into houses, contaminate food, and leave behind their germ-ridden droppings. A Norway rat or house mouse can spread diseases to people, especially through their waste or parasites. Salmonellosis and plague are only a few of the illnesses these pests can carry.
Despite the tall buildings and urban bustle, Chicago, IL, harbors plenty of wildlife. One of the most common animals is the rock pigeon, which roosts on manmade structures. The pests visit yards and patios in large flocks looking for food or a place to rest.
Wherever these birds gather, residents will notice an excessive amount of droppings. Pigeon poop can kill plants and ruin paint on vehicles and buildings. Their waste also spreads diseases such as toxoplasmosis, salmonellosis, and histoplasmosis.
COMMON WILDLIFE ISSUES IN THIS LOCATION
- Animal Damage
- Animal Droppings
- Animal Noises
- Animal Odor Removal
- Animal Tracks in Yard
- Animals on the Roof
- Animals Under Homes & Porches
- Bats in Homes
- Bats in the Attic
- Chimney Caps and Screens Installed
- Chimney Repairs
- Chipmunk Removal
- Dead Animal Removal
- Humane Animal Trapping
- Mice in Walls & Attics
- Raccoon Trapping
- Raccoons in Attic
- Rats in Walls & Attics
- Seal Animal Entry Points in Homes
- Skunk Control
- Skunk Trapping
- Skunks Under Heating Units
- Snake Removal
- Squirrel Trapping
- Squirrels in Attics
- Squirrels in Homes
- Stinging Insect Removal
- Woodpecker Removal
- Chimney Swifts
- Deer Mouse
- Flying Squirrels
- Ground Squirrels
- Norway Rats
- Stinging Insects
- Yellow Jackets
Serving the following locations:
By County: Cook*, DuPage, Kane and Lake County
* Indicates partial county coverage
Thank you so much Critter Control of Chicago, you make our family feel safe. We appreciate you!
John C. Gibson & Family
Nothing caught but nothing returned. Your service guy gave us some advice that we are in the process of following.
We were very pleased with the work that was done by Dave. He was very thorough and although he didn't find any opening for an animal to get in, he checked the entire roof twice and any other possible access areas at ground level.
Excellent service, would use again!!
You consistently do an outstanding job.
Very pleased with the service, particularly your guys taking the time to explain everything that they did.
Eric was very professional, thorough, and provided an immediate solution for our situation. We would definitely recommend Eric and Critter Control to others.
Excellent company; we've always called them when we have squirrels. JP does a great job of trapping and removing them. Highly recommended.
Thanks for a job well done!
When you find a live opossum in your leaf filled window well. Called Critter Control and there were here within the hour. My pups and I thank you!
Excellent diagnostics, expert knowledge, patient explanations, courteous and on-time.
Had such a quick response and literally had someone out the following day. Our technician was incredibly knowledgeable and very professional and friendly. They resolved any pest problem weâ€™ve had, no matter how difficult. Iâ€™d definitely use their company whenever need be without hesitation.
Courteous and professionally h as handled
I was extremely pleased with the professionalism and successful work performed by Frank and Eric of Critter Control in locating a squirrel wedged into an enclosed area of my clothes dryer unit and then perservering with its difficult removal after it had retreated out of the dryer and back into the venting system. They continually offered assurance that they could locate and remove it - and they did! Thank you Frank and Eric and Critter Control service dept. for responding so quickly to my dilemma. Phyllis Brown, Mt. Prospect IL
job was done as proposed with some extra effort to improve the work and crew took effort to return all disturbed areas back to the way thet were
Amazing,fast ,professional service very satisfied!!
Great job as usual by Matthew and Frank. Feel we have the problem under control and a good plan. Get back to you in a month.
Great service Very prompt and efficient,would highly recommend.
Frank is awesome. Very thorough and conscientious.
For Wildlife Control Near You, Call: (847) 991-9909
This franchise is independently licensed and operated by R&N, Inc, dba Critter Control of Chicago.