Free Chicago Wildlife Control Resources/ Illinois

The below government agencies may provide free wildlife services in Chicago


  • Cook County Animal Services: (708) 974-6140
  • Chicago Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic: 847-842-8000
  • Illinois Wildlife Commission: 217-782-6302
  • Chicago Police Department: 312-742-5870
Depending on the nature of your wildlife conflict, these agencies might be able to help you for free. Read the below description of each agency and how it works, and what you can say to get free wildlife removal services in Chicago, IL.

Cook County Animal Services: (708) 974-6140

Animal ControlThis is the government animal control services operating in Cook County and sponsored by the city of Chicago. This agency typically deals with domestic animal issues involving dogs and cats. This includes things like dangerous dogs, stray cats, pet adoptions, etc. However, this agency will sometimes lend assistance with wildlife concerns. Call (708) 974-6140 and ask if they will assist with your wildlife problem. To increase the chance of success, do not lie, but if applicable, state that the problem is a public health matter in Chicago, or that you feel the public safety is at risk, perhaps due to the spread of rabies or other diseases.

Chicago Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic: 847-842-8000

RehabberThis is NOT a government agency. It is privately run, and operates on volunteer donations. This is a wildlife rehabber facility that deals strictly with wild animals. They may be able to help you with your wildlife problem, depending on the type of problem. The level of help might depend on their resources at the time. They will almost surely help in any case of an injured wild animal, or an orphaned baby animal, such as a baby squirrel or bird that fell out of a tree, or a baby opossum, etc. Please treat Chicago Wildlife Rehabilitation kindly and donate if you are able to.

Illinois Wildlife Commission: 217-782-6302

Game WardenThis is the statewide government wildlife agency in Illinois, using your tax dollars to address wildlife issues. Sometimes called the Illinois Fish & Wildlife Agency. Illinois game wardens address many wildlife management matters, from hunting licenses, to poaching, endangered species, and yes, wildlife management. They deal with wild animals outside the range of a pest control company, such as cougars or bears. But they also have resources that may apply to your wildlife problem. To increase the chance of success, state that the problem is a public health matter in Illinois perhaps due to the spread of rabies or other diseases.

Chicago Police Department: 312-742-5870

PoliceYes, the Chicago police department will sometimes help with wildlife problems! I've seen many cases of the cops chasing down an errant bat in your house or snake in your pool! To increase the chance of success, never lie to the police dispatcher, but if applicable, state that you feel your personal safety is at risk, or the problem is a public safety matter in Chicago, or a public health issue perhaps due to the spread of rabies or other diseases. Success may come down to whether or not a police officer wants to show up to this call, or is available. It's not always consistent.

When should you hire a company and pay for wildlife control services?

Chicago Wildlife Control If you can't manage to get free service, we can help. No free agency is going to provide the level of service we provide. We specialize in all aspects of wildlife control. It's what we do. If you have animals in your attic, for example, you need someone to inspect your home and attic, identify and remove the animals with advanced techniques and equipment, you need repairs to your roof or vents to keep critters out, and repair and cleanup in your attic. The Chicago or Illinois government services aren't going to do that for you. Call us if you want to get:

  • Fast Service: Usually Same-Day
  • Animals Removed From Your Attic, With Home Repairs and Cleanup
  • Complete and Permanent Removal of Rodents From Your Home
  • Removal of a Bat Colony, or Prevention of Birds on Buildings
  • Humane Treatment of Wildlife and Courteous Customer Service
We are not free, but our prices are reasonable and fair for the work we provide. Check our year 2020 prices for wildlife control work. Call us 24/7 to schedule an appointment: 773-800-2233

Go back to the main Chicago Wildlife Control page to learm more about our company.

A1 Wildlife and Abatement provides professional wildlife control for both residential & commercial customers in the city of Chicago in Illinois. We offer custom animal control solutions for almost any type of wildlife problem, whether it be the noises of squirrels running through the attic, a colony of bats living in a building, animals digging in your yard, or the destructive behavior of a raccoon or other critter, we have the experience and the tools to quickly and professionally solve your problem. For a consultation and price quote, give us a call at 773-800-2233

Chicago Wildlife Tip:
How to remove snake from house - If you have a single snake in the house, remember that the animal probably doesn't want to be inside, either. Snakes can wander into a home through damaged areas of the building or through open doors and windows. Sometimes snakes enter because they are following the smell of rodents. Aside from repairing your building, you need to find out what species of snake you are dealing with. Venomous snakes in the home are not uncommon when it comes to this situation. While most states have more nonvenomous snakes than venomous, dangerous vipers are often on the move more, and are more likely to investigate a home looking for food. If the snake is venomous, close it into a room and plug the gap between the door and the floor. You do not want the snake leaving that room. Call a professional immediately. Not only can vipers be deadly, they can strike at surprising distances. Nonvenomous snakes can be handled, but care should be taken to avoid harassing them unduly. Even a harmless snake can bite, and bites often contain anticoagulants which cause profuse bleeding and prevent wound closure. If you are going to handle a nonvenomous snake, wear gloves or use a snake hook. Place the animal into a pillowcase and relocate it off the property.

We are happy to provide the information for free Chicago wildlife removal services. Hopefully one of these agencies is able to help you. If not, we are happy to help you solve your wildlife problem, quickly, professionally, and humanely. Our wildlife control work is superior to any of the work you will find from these free services. Feel free to call us 24/7 at 773-800-2233 to discuss your wildlife issue, and we can give you a price quote over the phone.

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