Illinois Department of Natural Resources
IDNR wildlife biologists can give you advice on how to solve a wildlife problem.
Find Your District Wildlife Biologist
Find Your Conservation Police Officer
Region I: Districts 1-8309/788-0418
Region II: Districts 9-12847/608-3100 ext. 32045
Region III: Districts 13-17217/935-6757
Region IV: Districts 18-25217/782-6431
Region V: Districts 26-35618/435-8138 ext. 124
Find Your Regional Office
Regions I, II & III: Districts 1-17Dan Ludwig, RWB
847/608-3100 ext. 32047
Regions IV & V: Districts 18-35Ed Zwicker, RWB
618/462-1181 ext. 144
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.
Find Operators by Region
Find Operators by County
Find Waterfowl Control Permittees by County
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) 742-5532Humane 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) 838-5680Provides bat exclusion services in Lake and McHenry counties.
- ABC Humane Wildlife Control & Prevention Inc.
Vito Brancato(847) 870-7175Arlington 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 1-800-252-7709Service in Illinois and Iowa
- Art Albee
(815) 857-3989Services 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 0175Mt. Olive, Illinois
- Christman Wildlife Control
Bill Christman(309) 762-5287Certified by NWCOA, IWCOA Pres, DNR licensed IA & IL, Deer Damage Mgmt. Certified, member of BCI, BBB, QC Chamber
- Critter Control
1-800-451-6544Offices in Peoria, Chicago, and St. Louis
- New Sense Wildlife Solutions
- Swegle Creek Wildlife Nuisance Control
Vernon Crum(309) 337-5987
- Tri State Bat Specialist
Jason Rekemeyer(319) 652-4501Service in Iowa and NW Illinois
- United Bat Control
1-888-840-2690Offices in Chicago, St. Louis, Iowa and Indiana
- When Nature Calls Pest Control, INC.
Gerrod Walker(815) 601-7378Member 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: 815-827-4006Counties Served: Kane, DeKalbWildlife Type: Beaver
- Bob Krach
Phone Number: 847-658-7874Counties Served: Lake, Cook, DuPageWildlife Type: Coyote
- Brad Lundsteen
Phone Number: 630-443-4500Counties Served: Kane, DuPageWildlife Type: Coyote
- Dan Brault
Phone Number: 815-428-7595Counties Served: Kankakee, Iroquois, Will, GrundyWildlife Type: Beaver
- George Lekas
Phone Number: 630-816-9937Counties Served: Kendall, Will, DuPageWildlife Type: Coyote
- James Garard
Phone Number: 815-222-5857Counties Served: Winnebago, McHenry, BooneWildlife Type: Beaver
- Jeffrey Bodford
Phone Number: 847-980-6262Counties Served: DuPage, Kane, Will, CookWildlife Type: Beaver
- John Dynek
Phone Number: 847-769-9905Counties Served: Cook, Lake, DuPage, McHenryWildlife Type: Beaver
- Joseph Kamarauskas
Phone Number: 815-836-8380Counties Served: Will, DuPage, Cook,Wildlife Type: Beaver
- Kurt Tompkins
Phone Number: 815-264-3601Counties Served: DeKalb, LeeWildlife Type: Beaver
- Mike Marchewka
Phone Number: 815-479-8509Counties Served: McHenry, Lake, CookWildlife Type:
- Nick Risa
Phone Number: 708-218-0535Counties Served: Cook, Kankakee, Will,Wildlife Type: Beaver
- Rick Wilbershied
Phone Number: 630-291-8274Counties Served: DuPage, Cook, LakeWildlife Type:
- Rob Erickson
Phone Number: 815-286-3073Counties Served: DuPage, Cook, Lake, DeKalbWildlife Type:
- Vince Angotti
Phone Number: 219-924-6900Counties Served: Cook, Lake, WillWildlife Type: Beaver
Wildlife rehabilitators can take care of sick, injured, or orphaned wildlife.