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Illinois Department of Natural Resources

IDNR wildlife biologists can give you advice on how to solve a wildlife problem.

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Nuisance Wildlife Control Operators

Nuisance wildlife control operators (NWCOs) are available to help you solve a wildlife problem. These are professionals who have been licensed by the state.

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Bat Exclusion Contractors

The following nuisance wildlife control operators specialize in resolving problems caused by bats. However, all Class A (commercial) permit holders (see Nuisance Wildlife Control Operators above) are authorized to provide these services in accordance with state and federal laws.

A All Animal Control of Rockford Illinois
Jeff Gorham
(815) 742-5532
Humane Certified Professional, Certified Marksman, Certified Bird B Gone Installer, Certified Bat Excluder, Member: NWCOA, IWCOA, BCI, FTA
A-Action Pest Control, Inc.
Adam Ring
(847) 838-5680
Provides bat exclusion services in Lake and McHenry counties.
ABC Humane Wildlife Control & Prevention Inc.
Vito Brancato
(847) 870-7175
Arlington Heights, IL, Members of the National Wildlife Control Operators Association (NWCOA), National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and the Greater Chicago Pest Management Alliance (GCPMA.
ACE – Critter Gitters / Pest Control
(319) 323-5138 or 1-800-252-7709
Service in Illinois and Iowa
Art Albee
(815) 857-3989
Services Lee, LaSalle, Bureau, Whiteside, Ogle, Carroll, and DeKalb Counties.
Backwoods Supply – Nuisance Wildlife Control Service
Ron & Judy Scheller
(217) 999-3123 or 1-800-683-1832 PIN 0175
Mt. Olive, Illinois
Christman Wildlife Control
Bill Christman
(309) 762-5287
Certified by NWCOA, IWCOA Pres, DNR licensed IA & IL, Deer Damage Mgmt. Certified, member of BCI, BBB, QC Chamber
Critter Control
1-800-451-6544
Offices in Peoria, Chicago, and St. Louis
Swegle Creek Wildlife Nuisance Control
Vernon Crum
(309) 337-5987
Tri State Bat Specialist
Jason Rekemeyer
(319) 652-4501
Service in Iowa and NW Illinois
United Bat Control
1-888-840-2690
Offices in Chicago, St. Louis, Iowa and Indiana
When Nature Calls Pest Control, INC.
Gerrod Walker
(815) 601-7378
Member of BBB, Angie's List, NWCOA, NPMA, BCI, FTA, IWCOA, Certified Bat Excluder For Bat Removal Servicing Northern IL and Southern WI

Beaver and Coyote Trappers

Barton Needham
Phone Number: 815-827-4006
Counties Served: Kane, DeKalb
Wildlife Type: Beaver
Bob Krach
Phone Number: 847-658-7874
Counties Served: Lake, Cook, DuPage
Wildlife Type: Coyote
Brad Lundsteen
Phone Number: 630-443-4500
Counties Served: Kane, DuPage
Wildlife Type: Coyote
Dan Brault
Phone Number: 815-428-7595
Counties Served: Kankakee, Iroquois, Will, Grundy
Wildlife Type: Beaver
George Lekas
Phone Number: 630-816-9937
Counties Served: Kendall, Will, DuPage
Wildlife Type: Coyote
James Garard
Phone Number: 815-222-5857
Counties Served: Winnebago, McHenry, Boone
Wildlife Type: Beaver
Jeffrey Bodford
Phone Number: 847-980-6262
Counties Served: DuPage, Kane, Will, Cook
Wildlife Type: Beaver
John Dynek
Phone Number: 847-769-9905
Counties Served: Cook, Lake, DuPage, McHenry
Wildlife Type: Beaver
Joseph Kamarauskas
Phone Number: 815-836-8380
Counties Served: Will, DuPage, Cook,
Wildlife Type: Beaver
Kurt Tompkins
Phone Number: 815-264-3601
Counties Served: DeKalb, Lee
Wildlife Type: Beaver
Mike Marchewka
Phone Number: 815-479-8509
Counties Served: McHenry, Lake, Cook
Wildlife Type:
Nick Risa
Phone Number: 708-218-0535
Counties Served: Cook, Kankakee, Will,
Wildlife Type: Beaver
Rick Wilbershied
Phone Number: 630-291-8274
Counties Served: DuPage, Cook, Lake
Wildlife Type:
Rob Erickson
Phone Number: 815-286-3073
Counties Served: DuPage, Cook, Lake, DeKalb
Wildlife Type:
Vince Angotti
Phone Number: 219-924-6900
Counties Served: Cook, Lake, Will
Wildlife Type: Beaver

Wildlife Rehabilitators

Wildlife rehabilitators can take care of sick, injured, or orphaned wildlife.

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