Coyote Sighting Reporting
Due to our proximity to the Busse Woods Forest Preserve, the Village has received reports from residents with concerns about increased coyote activity in populated areas throughout the years. While not all coyote sightings are cause for concern, our top priority is keeping our residents and pets safe. The Village is taking a proactive step to strategically address coyote issues or concerns by partnering with Scientific Wildlife Management. Scientific Wildlife Management has worked with many municipalities throughout the Chicagoland Area and is led by Rob Erikson, one of the nation’s leading experts on the topic of urban coyote management.The Village has hired Scientific Wildlife Management to understand, monitor, and manage the coyote population within Elk Grove Village.
By clicking Scientific Wildlife Management, you will be directed to their website to report any and all unusual coyote behavior. This information collected will allow them to accurately investigate coyote concerns. They will review the information such as location, physical condition of the coyote, and the behavior of the coyote in order to identify any coyotes that display unusual or threatening behavior.
Private Property Wildlife Control
The Village has approved ABC Humane Wildlife Control & Prevention Inc. for wildlife nuisance control on private property. The Village no longer provides animal control services involving wild animals on private property unless the animal is sick, injured, or possesses an immediate hazard/danger to the public. The Police Department will continue to respond to complaints from residents regarding dogs, cats, and animal abuse situations.
To better assist residents in addressing wild animal nuisance problems on private property ABC Humane Wildlife Control & Prevention Inc. has been identified as providing professional services at the lowest cost to Elk Grove Village residents. ABC Humane Wildlife Control & Prevention Inc. will charge a private resident directly for the trapping and removal of raccoons, skunks, opossums, squirrels, rabbits, groundhogs, and foxes.
The Village is not the purchaser of private animal control services and the decision to use ABC Humane Wildlife is that of the property owner and not the Village. The decision whether to use ABC Humane Wildlife, or any other commercial animal control service, is completely up to the resident. Residents wishing to use ABC Humane Wildlife Control & Prevention Inc. must deal directly with the company.
ABC Humane Wildlife Control & Prevention 847-870-7175
Rates as of August 2019
Initial Inspection and trap set-up: $65
Removal of targeted/non targeted animal: $55
Hand-Capture of Animal: $150
Dead animal Removal: $55
Business Hours Emergency Response: $150 plus fee for services required
After Hours Emergency Response: $350 plus fee for services required
Preventing Animal Control Problems
Please visit the Environmental Health Division's page on suburban wildlife in order to read about how to prevent animal control problems before they occur or escalate.