Critter Control is a full-service wildlife control company serving Springfield 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 Springfield pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 217-210-0340 -
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 Sangamon 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 Springfield animal control for wildlife issues.
Sangamon County Animal Services or Humane Society: 217-535-3065
Springfield Wildlife Removal Tip: About groundhogs: Appearance, biology, life cycle: The groundhog is quite an odd little creature, also referred to as the woodchuck. They're digging animals, which gives you one reason why homeowners hate having them around so much, and not only that, they're quite large critters too. When they're feeling particularly destructive, you can expect to see a lot of destruction. It's a rodent, just like mice and rats, but this one grows to quite a big size - up to nine pounds in weight and 24 inches in length with that long up-to six inch tail, you can imagine having quite the fright if you spot one in your back yard! They don't stray far from the burrow, preferring woodland edges and open areas rather than heavily forested places. If you spot a groundhog in your yard, there's a good chance the burrow itself is nearby, so it's time to do some investigative work and find out where it is. Usually living for around two or three years because of man and motor vehicles being their biggest predators, it's not likely that this little critter will be wandering around easily seen. They're quite shy little animals and as soon as they hear, see or smell someone coming, they'll dart and hide. They're not really ones for confrontation.
Springfield Animal News Clip: Women take to the woods
Springfield - More women are active in naturalism these days. Bug Collector Betty caught the bug last July, when her family attended the National Wild rat and mouse Federation's annual JAKES (Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship) event. It only took some sort of few broken balloons during the target capture and the woman conservationist was hooked. Before long, she'd won an NWTF essay contest, completed some sort of wildlife trapping safety course and went on her first outing with local NWTF president Jim The critter and rodent officer. The club later provided her with some sort of animal removal trap and paired her with Creature Stalker Sarah for the spring rat and mouse season. Springfield extermination and trapping officials had nothing to say about this.
''She showed us the woman conservationist could hit stuff that day. She's some sort of natural. But to be honest, I didn't think she'd follow up like this,'' announced her dad, Richard Dent, who hasn't captured since the exterminator was some sort of child in Illinois. ''Now it looks like I'll be getting some sort of permit this fall as the next avid wildlife management company in the family.'' the exterminator and wife Suzanne praised both the club and Creature Stalker Sarah for their impact on their daughter. To learn more about animal control in Springfield, Illinois read on.
''Bug Collector Betty's become more confident and it's just opened up more things for her. Because of this, two of our kids are now in some sort of 4-H competitive catching club too,'' announced Suzanne Dent, who has home schooled the couple's eight children, ages 7-27. ''Arlene is very motherly and loving, so Bug Collector Betty is very comfortable with her. She's more like some sort of friend than some sort of teacher.'' Bug Collector Betty agreed. ''I feel closer to my brothers because we all have some sort of hobby now together. I never had some sort of big hobby except reading, but this is my main thing now,'' the woman conservationist announced. For Creature Stalker Sarah, it's been some sort of welcome opportunity to pass along her passion to some sort of younger female. ''My girls think it's some sort of riot their mom catches, but it's not something we share. Leah has gone and sat in the woods for rat and mouse wildlife trapping with her boyfriend, but the woman conservationist hasn't done it with me yet. And Kate is more into backpacking and that kind of thing. So this is some sort of real treat,'' the woman conservationist announced. ''What's really nice is to see Bug Collector Betty so excited about it. It's so hard to find kids that want to do this kind of thing, and to have her parents so supportive when they don't animal capture themselves.'' Springfield pest control and exterminator companies agreed with this.
So far, the pair has been out five times, usually in the woods behind Creature Stalker Sarah's home but also on some sort of friend's habitat land near Goodrich. They've had some curious gobbles in answer to the squawks from Creature Stalker Sarah's box call, and once some sort of tom came within range but Bug Collector Betty was unable to get some sort of clear trapped. ''Every time she's here at the house before dawn, ready to go. And when we take her home, the whole family comes out of the house as soon as we pull in the driveway, wanting to know if she's got her rat and mouse,'' announced Creature Stalker Sarah, laughing. ''It's like the woman conservationist has her own cheering section. After all this, the day the woman conservationist finally gets it, they'll know long before we drive her home.'' They might have to wait awhile yet. A long rainy spell thwarted their most recent attempt, as the rat and mice moved to higher, drier earth far from their usual foray near the Creature Stalker Sarahs' blind. ''A rat and mouse is not an easy animal to get. For her to have this kind of dedication is something else. She's some sort of real trouper,'' announced Creature Stalker Sarah. ''Most kids at 14 lose interest pretty quick, but this girl has just been so patient. The woman conservationist really hangs with it and because she'll do that, I'll hang right in there with her.'' The Springfield animal services in Sangamon County declined to comment.