The Village is limited in its ability to respond to calls about wildlife and dead animals. For example, the Village can bait the sewers for rats, but is unable to bait or abate wildlife on private property. In most cases residents should call an exterminator or pest control service provider. The University of Illinois Extension and Illinois Department of Natural Resources have developed a very informative website called Living with Wildlife in Illinois
. Residents can find answers to numerous wildlife related questions on this website.
If a dead animal is in the street or on your parkway, you can report it here
, however, the Village is unable to retrieve dead animals from private property. For dead animals in a backyard, residents should call an exterminator or pest control service provider.