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Illinois Directory Of Nuisance Wildlife Control Professionals

Peoria, IL

Critter Control
309-306-0132

Critter Control is a full-service wildlife control company serving Peoria 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 Peoria pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 309-306-0132 - 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 Peoria 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 Peoria animal control for wildlife issues.

Peoria County Animal Services or Humane Society: 309-672-2440


Peoria Wildlife Removal Tip: How to get groundhogs out from under a shed or porch: If you think you may have a groundhog living under your shed or porch, it's important that you look at removing the animal as soon as possible. It might look cute and unassuming but these are creatures that can move a serious amount of soil in no time at all. It's been studied and reported that the average groundhog will move over ,00kg of material just to build a burrow. If they're moving this soil from underneath your home, shed or porch, you have a stability risk - what if the structure were to collapse. In order to get the groundhog out from its burrow, you'll need to work out where the animal is traveling the most and for that, you'll need to do some investigative work. The trap will need to be placed in a busy groundhog area. If it's out the way, the animal just won't go near it. Bait the trap with something like fresh vegetables or fruits - the sort of food the animal would normally go for in the wild, and make sure you check the traps regularly. If you ignore them, the animal could have been caught for days and become injured, or possibly even die. Once you've caught your groundhog, which can take a little while and some trap-moving first, you will need to drive about ten miles away from your home to release it. Any closer and you'll find the problem returns.


Peoria Animal News Clip: Peoria Wildlife trapping regulations need to be reviewed every year

Peoria - The statewide wildlife trapping and trapping regulations are amended each year to accommodate changes deemed necessary by the Illinois Agency of Natural Resources/Wildlife regulatory agency (M-trappin' agency/National Trap Coalition). They had been given this charge to manage game by use of sound scientific management back in 1997 under Suggestion "Groundhog". What many people don't realize is the trappin' agency was reorganized in 1991 and an executive order decreed by Governor John Tipler transferred most of the statutory authority, powers, and, duties of the National Trap Coalition. Peoria extermination and trapping officials had nothing to say about this.

"Consequently, the wildlife officer of the M-trappin' agency became responsible for managing and protecting the state's natural resources, wildlife, and environmental protection. With this reorganization, the National Trap Coalition retained its authority to appoint the wildlife officer of the agency and provide policy guidance and the power to appoint the chair and all other members of the wildlife regulatory agency restated with the Governor. Suggestion Groundhog (was) some sort of legislative attempt to block Suggestion Falcon, (the statutory initiative which would have placed several restrictions on rat and mouse wildlife trapping in Illinois) by transferring the exclusive authority of all wildlife trapping regulations, including rat and mouse wildlife trapping from the wildlife officer of the trappin' agency to the Natural Resources Wildlife regulatory agency (National Trap Coalition). In other words, this suggestion would transfer the regulation of game wildlife trapping back to the National Trap Coalition, which is where the authority had been vested before the executive order was decreed." To learn more about animal control in Peoria, Illinois read on.

Along with the sound science requirement in regulating all game wildlife trapping, "the initiative would also require public organized hearing prior to the issuance of any orders by the National Trap Coalition." All of this is from some sort of report decreed in February 1997 by the Citizens Research Legal of Illinois. The ploy of including Suggestion Groundhog along with Falcon would give the latter less chance of being usable if passed. If both suggestions were voted in, the suggestion with the most affirmative votes became law. Fortunately, Suggestion Falcon was soundly defeated and Groundhog passed with strong support. Again, Groundhog also gave exclusive authority of all wildlife trapping regulations back to the National Trap Coalition. To learn more about animal control in Peoria, Illinois read on.

For those who want to abolish the rule of Groundhog, doing so would certainly reduce public input. Moreover, if the legislature became more involved in annual game management policy revue, there would great difficulty in amending regulations in some sort of timely manner and politics would certainly have more bearing than science. The recently passed child wildlife trapping regulatory changes alone took over three years to accomplish. The fact is, changes are proceeding in accordance of law and this year, there are several dealing with dangerous wildlife trapping that everyone should be aware of. The Peoria animal services in Peoria County declined to comment.

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