2016 EBSCO Research Best Pick

Critter Control of Chicago

1st year as a Best Pick

  • A-Rated
  • Verified General Liability
  • Verified Workers' Comp

"Critter Control's staff includes biologists and wildlife specialists with enough combined knowledge and experience to solve any problem. We set the standard in our industry, offering animal control solutions that are not only effective, they're also environmentally responsible and humane."

Brad Reiter | Owner

Areas Served:

North Shore, Northwest Chicago Suburbs, Southwest Chicago Suburbs, Western Chicago Suburbs

  • Services Offered
    Critter Control is a full-service wildlife control specialist offering removal of birds, snakes, raccoons, skunks, opossums, stinging insects, bats, and rodents such as mice, rats, squirrels, and gophers. The company removes dead animals and performs exclusion repairs to prevent wildlife reentry, including installation of chimney caps and attic guard vents as well as removal and replacement of insulation. Critter Control also provides animal waste removal and deodorization.
  • Organizations
    The company is a member of the National Pest Management Association and the National Wildlife Control Operators Association.
  • Company History
    Critter Control is a national franchise founded in 1982. The locally owned Chicago office has provided over 25 years of service to the area.
  • Employee Information
    The company states that technicians are licensed by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources in Nuisance Wildlife Removal.

Select Quotes from Customer Interviews

A selection of 271 homeowner reviews:


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They were fine. Everything was fine. We found some squirrels and possums. We still have skunks around, but there's nothing you can do about that. They set out traps for them, but they're still in the area. They get an A from me.
What stands out about them is that they're not fussy. They don't try to make it too technical. They get to the point and get it done. We were dealing with a woodchuck. He hasn't shown up, so we haven't gotten him. He just hasn't been around. With whatever trap the man set, we got two raccoons and something else, but I released them. We didn't get our primary suspect, but he disappeared. We'll give them an A.
We never caught anything, so really nothing big happened. They were friendly. We were trying to catch skunks. We belong to a gated community, and that's who they use. I think it was an A job. It was nothing good and nothing bad. They were very nice. They just weren't able to catch anything.
Critter Control was really prompt, and they delivered on what they said they were going to do. We had bats in the chimney, and they took care of everything—we haven't had any problems since. We went with the company because we'd used them before. They deserve an A grade.
They did their job quickly and very well, and they were very professional. We had skunks. They took care of it, and so far, we haven't had any issues. I'd use them again. They're an A.
Critter Control was good. We had a raccoon problem, but we haven't had any trouble since they came. They took care of it the first time, and the raccoon never came back. I'd give them an A.
They just did what I asked them to do, and they were fast, efficient, and on time. We were dealing with chipmunks, and they did a good job. I would rate them as an A.
They took a squirrel out of here. I liked it because the fellow was very confident that he'd catch it, and he did. I had a squirrel 30 years ago too, and I thought this most recent experience was better than that one. They said they would come back if there were another one, but so far, we're OK. I had somebody put a screen over the chimney. As far as we can figure, that's how they came in. I recommended them to two other people. I would say they're an A-grade company.
They were great. I had a bird's nest in my house. I haven't had any problem since then. They were good, and I'd give them an A.
Everything was fine. They did their job. We were dealing with a raccoon, and we haven't had any problems since then. They did a great job. They're an A-rated company.

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