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Illinois Directory Of Nuisance Wildlife Control Professionals

Chicago, IL

A Windy City Wildlife Service

For Service on the South Side, please contact: 708-752-4044.

A Windy City Wildlife Service is a full-service wildlife control company serving Chicago 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 Chicago pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 773-295-1230 - 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 Chicago animal control for wildlife issues.

Cook County Animal Services or Humane Society: (708) 974-6140

We service the greater Chicago IL region, including the cities. of Aurora, Elgin, Joliet, Naperville, Arlington Heights, Berwyn, Bolingbrook, Cicero, Des Plaines, Evanston, Hoffman Estates, Mount Prospect, Oak Lawn, Oak Park, Orland Park, Palatine, Schaumburg, Skokie, Tinley Park, Waukegan, Wheaton, and more. We service all of Cook County Illinois, including the cities and villages of Downtown Chicago, Berwyn, Blue Island, Burbank, Calumet City, Chicago Heights, Country Club Hills, Countryside, Des Plaines, Elgin, Elmhurst, Evanston, Harvey, Hickory Hills, Hometown, Markham, Northlake, Oak Forest, Palos Heights, Palos Hills, Park Ridge, Prospect Heights, Rolling Meadows, Town of Cicero, Villages of Alsip, Arlington Heights, Barrington, Barrington Hills, Bartlett, Bedford Park, Bellwood, Bensenville, Berkeley, Bridgeview, Broadview, Brookfield, Buffalo Grove, Burnham, Burr Ridge, Calumet Park, Chicago Ridge, Crestwood, Deer Park, Deerfield, Dixmoor, Dolton, East Dundee, East Hazel Crest, Elk Grove Village, Elmwood Park, Evergreen Park, Flossmoor, Ford Heights, Forest Park, Forest View, Frankfort, Franklin Park, Glencoe, Glenview, Glenwood, Golf, Hanover Park, Harwood Heights, Hazel Crest, Hillside, Hinsdale, Hodgkins, Hoffman Estates, Homewood, Indian Head Park, Inverness, Justice, Kenilworth, La Grange, La Grange Park, Lansing, Lemont, Lincolnwood, Lynwood, Lyons, Matteson, Maywood, McCook, Melrose Park, Merrionette Park, Midlothian, Morton Grove, Mount Prospect, Niles, Norridge, North Riverside, Northbrook, Northfield, Oak Brook, Oak Lawn, Oak Park, Olympia Fields, Orland Hills, Orland Park, Palatine, Palos Park, Park Forest, Phoenix, Posen, Richton Park, River Forest, River Grove, Riverdale, Riverside, Robbins, Roselle, Rosemont, Sauk Village, Schaumburg, Schiller Park, Skokie, South Barrington, South Chicago Heights, South Holland, Steger, Stickney, Stone Park, Streamwood, Summit, Thornton, Tinley Park, University Park, Westchester, Western Springs, Wheeling, Willow Springs, Wilmette, Winnetka, Woodridge, Worth, and more.

Chicago Wildlife Removal Tip: What Do Wildlife Rehabilitators Do With Bats?

Dealing with an injured or an orphaned bat is quite a specialized task, and while there are many people who are talented at raising mammals from babies, doing so with a bat is actually quite a bit more difficult. You can expect rehabilitators that can deal with bats to be quite rare, so refer to your local veterinarian or to an online list of rehabilitators to see if you can find one that will be able to help you with the bat. As always, when dealing with injured or orphaned animals, the key is to get them to a rehabilitator as soon as possible to give them the best chance of survival.

Transporting Bats To A Rehabilitator

You shouldn't try to handle the bat with bare hands, because of the threat of getting a scratch or bite from the animal, and it is best to keep the bat in a dark box while it is being transport to keep it docile. If you can provide a layer of mesh near the top of the box, this will give the bat something to hang from, and will help to keep it steady while it is being transported.

Dealing With Baby Bats

The wildlife rehabilitator will have quite a task if they are going to be raising an orphaned bat. The first challenge will be to get the animal rehydrated before it starts to feed, and they will then try to provide a food source as close to mother's milk as possible. They will usually reach the juvenile stage within three months, and if possible the rehabilitator will look to release the bat.

Helping With Injured Bats

Injured bats are often very delicate animals, and because it is so small they will need to treat it particularly gently as they look to set any damaged bones in the wing. In some cases, the bat may be too injured to be rehabilitated, and in this case the best option is a quick and humane death. Once the bat has healed sufficiently, they will then look to release the bat.

Releasing Bats That Have Been Rehabilitated

When dealing with injured bats, the best solution is to release them in the same area as they were found, so that they may find their way back to the colony. The bat should be released on a day where the conditions are mild without much wind or cold weather, and the area where it is released should be clear enough to give the bat an easy takeoff area.

Chicago Animal News Clip: Wildlife Control in Chicago

When it comes to the wildlife management area big boy category - 11-pounds or better, nobody was better than Chicago. Wild animal control companies at the military facility gathered 9 male rat and mice with 11 or more points. Chicago critter area was right there, however, with 9 male rat and mice featuring these big time quality racks. Illinois NWR was third in the biggest male rat and mice category with five monsters taken with 11-pounds or better. This is for those wondering where the most sought after wildlife management area draw animal capture placed in 2006. Wild animal control companies at Chicago tagged five male rat and mice with 9 & 10-pounds and two male rat and mice with 11-pounds or more, and they were beauties. Chicago extermination and trapping officials had nothing to say about this.

Chicago will never lead in the overall amount of rat and mouse taken or the overall amounts of male rat and mice taken at wildlife management areas, but it is the one spot that wild animal control companies know they have some sort of legitimate chance at lethally trapping some sort of male rat and mouse of some sort of lifetime. To learn more about animal control in Chicago, Illinois read on.

You never want to overlook the young sportsman animal capture success, and we won't. Youngsters get some sort of chance to rat and mouse animal capture at an early age, and we need to support them and keep them in the woods. Here is how the young animal removal traps stacked up in 2006 with the top three counties in each critter area highlighted. In Critter area I, Chicago youngsters helped their county lead the state and their critter area when they gathered 272 rat and mouse. Chicago young animal removal traps were second with 267 natives followed by Chicago's 224. Chicago young wild animal control companies led Critter area II's juvenile gathers with 264 rat and mouse followed by Chicago is the second spot with 219 rat and mouse tagged. Cook County child took the third spot when they checked in 210 natives on the young sportsman catches. Chicago child took top honors on the young sportsman catches in Critter area III when they bagged 194 rat and mouse. Chicago and White County young animal removal traps tied for the second spot when both areas took 177 respectable natives. In Critter area IV, Chicago child were in some sort of familiar position when they led the way with 226 rat and mouse tagged out followed by Cook County's 196 rat and mouse checked. Cook County juvenile wild animal control companies took the third place in Critter area IV with 144 rat and mouse gathered during the young sportsman catches. Chicago pest control and exterminator companies agreed with this.

That closes out our 2007 forecast of what has become some sort of wildlife trapping tradition. This complete review of our best rat and mouse wildlife trapping should help you make plans for the fast approaching rat and mouse seasons. Mostly, this is for your information as well as your chance to brag to your neighbor about who has the best wildlife trapping opportunities. County for county or public area against public area, it's fun to see who has the best wildlife trapping spots-but the best news is that your rat and mouse permit lets you travel anywhere in the state to take advantage of the best native opportunities. The Chicago animal services in Cook County declined to comment.

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