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A Windy City Wildlife Service - Critter Removal in Des Plaines, IL

Des Plaines Wildlife Control & Pest Animal Removal
In Cook County, IL

A Windy City Wildlife Service
Contact - 847-908-8110

Please, no calls about DOG or CAT problems. Call animal services: 847-391-6128


A Windy City Wildlife Service provides professional wildlife control for both residential & commercial customers in the city of Des Plaines in Illinois. We can handle almost any type of wild animal problem, from squirrels in the attic of a home, to bat removal and control, raccoon removal, or Des Plaines snake removal. Our Illinois wildlife management pros provide a complete solution - including the repair of animal damage, and wildlife waste cleanup. If you need to get rid of your pest animals with care and expertise, give A Windy City Wildlife Service a call at 847-908-8110
There are many Des Plaines pest control companies, but most deal with extermination of insects. We deal strictly with wild animals, such as raccoon, skunk, opossum, and more. A Windy City Wildlife Service differs from the average Des Plaines exterminator business because we are licensed and insured experts, and deal only with animals. We are not merely trappers, but full-services nuisance wildlife control operators, offering advanced solutions.
Des Plaines wildlife species include raccoons, opossums, squirrels, rats, skunks several species of snakes and bats, and more. Many animals can cause considerable damage to a house, not to mention contamination. We offer repairs of animal entry points and biohazard cleanup and we guarantee our work. Our Des Plaines rodent (rat and mouse) control is superior to other pest management companies. All of our wildlife trapping is done in a humane manner. Of course, we are properly Illinois state licensed. We are highly experienced in Des Plaines raccoon removal, squirrel removal, bat control, and more.
We at A Windy City Wildlife Service believe we are the best Des Plaines trappers of wildlife, and would be happy to serve your Des Plaines bat removal or pigeon and bird control needs with a professional solution. Skunks, moles, and other animals that can damage your lawn - we trap them all. Our professional pest management of wildlife and animals can solve all of your Des Plaines critter removal needs. Our specialty is removal of animals in homes such as raccoons in the attic or squirrels in the attic. If you need Des Plaines pigeon control, Canada geese or other bird removal, we can help. We are experts with skunk problems, digging animals such as armadillos, & groundhogs, and we offer Illinois dead animal removal. We trap mice and voles. We do home repairs, animal prevention, and removal of critters from the attic, ceiling, basement, animal in the wall, and any part of a building. Give us a call at 847-908-8110 for a price quote and more information.

Remember, we at A Windy City Wildlife Service run a wildlife removal company, and charge for our services. If you are searching for help with a dog or cat issue, you need to call your local Cook County animal control or SPCA. They can assist you with problems such as a dangerous dog, stray cats, lost pets, etc. There is no free service in Cook County that provides assistance with wild animals.

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Des Plaines Wildlife Tip:
How to Make Homemade Rat Poison

Purchasing rat poison or hiring professionals to remove rats is rarely the way to go. Between toxic ingredients and high costs, they are not what you need. However, you still need the rats gone, so what are you going to do? A common method is to go homemade - including with rat poison. The poisons that you create are going to be different than you might imagine, though. Homemade rat poison uses mostly ingredients that you have in your kitchen, including sugar and baking soda. Some types of rat poison will also use a special ingredient, plaster of Paris. These poisons are effective and should remove your rat problem, but without any toxic or dangerous ingredients involved.

Plaster of Paris

One of the most common ingredients in homemade rat poison is plaster of Paris. It is a crafting powder used for creating chalks and other art tools. When you add liquid to it, it begins to harden. Used alongside other ingredients, it makes an effective rat poison. You can find it at most crafting stores online or in your city, with large containers costing very little.

Mix plaster of Paris with an equal amount of cornmeal and then use milk to turn it into thick dough. You can harden and knead the dough until you can grab pieces off of it, which you can then turn into little chunks and place in areas frequented by rats.

You can mix plaster of Paris with other edible foods, too, like oatmeal and sugar. Turn it into small chunks to place in locations or make a mix for a bowl. Once the rat begins to eat it, the plaster of Paris will sit in their stomach. Since they cannot digest it, it will sit there until they slowly begin to die.

Baking Soda

Mixing baking soda with equal amounts flour and sugar will create a mixture the rats will just love until it causes their insides to expand and rupture. Baking soda reacts with their stomach similar to those baking soda experiments from school, causing it to blow up like a balloon. For the stomach, that can, and will, kill.


Getting rats to eat foods like dry rice or dehydrated potato flakes the dry boxed mashed potatoes may work. While it is not as effective as the others, this food can expand in the animals' stomach if they eat too much of it. Once it begins to expand, their stomachs will rupture.

If you want to avoid toxic ingredients and costly professionals, these options will do the trick. Plenty more are out there and will work well, but these are some of the best and easiest to manage.  
Des Plaines, IL Animal News Clip:
No current news article at this time.  If you need Des Plaines raccoon removal, rat trapping, squirrel removal, or have any questions about a wildlife problem in Des Plaines, please give A Windy City Wildlife Service a call at 847-908-8110, and we will listen to your problem, give you a price quote, and schedule an appointment, usually same day or next day, to solve the problem.
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