Male Raccoons can reach weights of 30 pounds or more, while females tend to be smaller at 10 to 17 pounds.


The raccoon breeding season occurs between January and February, though it is not unusual to be a bit earlier or later. The Raccoon gestation period is approximately 60 days. Typically most raccoon litters are born in April thru May, however it is not unusual for early or late litters depending on when breeding took place. There is only one litter consisting of 1 to 6 kittens. The average is usually 3 to 4 raccoon young. Raccoon mothers will nurse their young for about 2 months. The young raccoons will then be taught by the mother how to hunt and forage. By the time fall arrives, the young raccoons will typically leave the mother and set off on their own. It is not unusual for young raccoons to spend the winter with the mother raccoon.


Raccoons will get on homes & buildings by climbing trees that are too close or overhanging the roof line. Raccoons are also capable of climbing gutter down spouts or climbing up masonry. It’s not unusual for raccoons to climb up corners of homes or buildings depending on the type of siding on the structure.Raccoons will enter the attic spaces by tearing or pulling soffit panels down, raccoons will tear open static roof vents or enter through a powered attic fan .They do this by crawling under the mushroom shaped cap and bending the blades of the fan, often times completely disabling it. Raccoons will also tear up shingles and make holes in the plywood decking of roofs which can lead to expensive water and roof damage. If there is a masonry fireplace, raccoons will crawl down the chimney to the smoke shelf and make it their home. Many young raccoons and mothers have been safely and efficiently removed by Nuisance Wildlife Control through chimneys and fireplaces.


An attic is like a big warm hollow tree to a raccoon and a favorite spot for a mother raccoon to raise her kittens. Raccoons are capable of extensive damage in the attic space. They will pull and tear at just about everything including wires, pvc piping and destroy insulation. Once inside an attic, raccoons both young and old will urinate and defecate. This not only poses a significant health risk to humans and pets, but also destroys insulation and drywall in ceilings and walls.


Typically in late summer and early fall, raccoons will pull sod back and dig for Japanese beetle grubs causing extensive damage to lawns.


Rabies, raccoon round worm, Histoplasmosis, Leptospirosis, Salmonella, Giardia lamblia, Trypanosomacruziand Rickettssiarickettsii, Fleas-Lice-Mites-Ticks (Lyme Disease).


Homeowners Insurance will not cover damage from birds, rodents or vermin. Interestingly, this does not pertain to raccoon damage . We have never experienced an insurance carrier that did not cover damages directly related to raccoon attic damage (raccoon attic remediation) or raccoon damage to roofs etc. Nuisance Wildlife Controle provides a comprehensive suite of services to remedy all raccoon damage to homes and buildings.


Nuisance wildlife Control provides comprehensive remediation services from Raccoon intrusions. Our service would include removal and replacement of insulation and drywall per local building code requirements, deoderizing and decontamination of affected areas, tree trimming & removal, and installation of wire mesh and vent covers.


Nuisance Wildlife Control and Removal provides trapping, removal and remediation services in the following Illinois cities and villages: Addison, Aurora, Bartlett, Batavia, Bloomingdale, Bolingbrook, Burr Ridge, Carol Stream, Chicago, Clarendon Hills, Coal Ciy, Crest Hill, Elburn, Elgin, South Elgin, Darien, DeKalb, Downers Grove, Elgin, Elmhurst, Frankfort, Geneva, Glen Ellyn, Glendale Heights, Hanover Park, Homer Glen, Hinsdale, Itasca, Joliet, La Grange, La Grange Park, Lemont, Lisle, Lockport, Lombard, Minooka, Montgomery, Morris, Naperville, New Lenox, North Aurora, Oakbrook, Orland Park, Oswego, Palos Park, Palos Hills, Plainfield, Plano, Romeoville, Roselle, Sandwich, Schaumburg, Shorewood, St. Charles, Sugar Grove, Prestbury, Tinley Park, Villa Park, Warrenville, Wayne, West Chicago, Westmont, Wheaton, Willowbrook, Winfield, Wood Dale, Woodridge and Yorkville.

Local Reviews

Nuisance Wildlife Trapping Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars based on 166 customer reviews

Map of Geneva, IL 60134

Great guy and great service!

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Jerry was responsive and came out quickly to assist with our possum problem. They were both caught and relocated. Would definitely call again if the need arose. Thank you!

GenevaIL60134 41.87-88.3375

Map of St. Charles, IL 60175

Great Service!

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Jerome was very timely and responsive to our situation . We had a raccoon living under our screened porch. Once the raccoon was removed, Jerome moved some rock for me to close the opening to prevent further intruders.

St. CharlesIL60175 41.9175-88.4025

Map of Lockport, IL 60491

Well worth it! 5 star service and great price!

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Jerry was awesome! Responded in a timely manner and eased my mind just talking though our situation. Will not hesitate to call again if we have any raccoon issues in our house. Can’t say enough good things about him. Polite and professional! Thanks again!!

LockportIL60491 41.6175-87.9575

Map of Palos Park, IL 60464

Excellent, reliable responsive service.

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The best part of his service is his communication. You can rely on him calling, showing up and responding in a very timely manner. It's clear he has been doing this for a long time. I think the fees he charges are reasonable considering he will continue to set the traps for the one charge,. Don't hesitate to call him when you have a problem with wild animal.

Palos ParkIL60464 41.66-87.895

Map of Clarendon Hills, IL 60514

Persistence got the skunk - Thx Jerry

Review of Nuisance Wildlife Trapping

Turn key skunk removal. Very knowledgeable and friendly.

Clarendon HillsIL60514 41.795-87.955

Map of Joliet, IL 60431

Fast & friendly

Review of Nuisance Wildlife Trapping

Jerry was quick to respond, quite knowledgeable and experienced, and friendly. We had a raccoon in our attic, and it was gone within a day.

JolietIL60431 41.53-88.165

Map of Sandwich, IL 60548

Service was great, went beyond expectations!

Review of Nuisance Wildlife Trapping

Shared preventative measures. Friendly, professional, prompt service. I will definitely recommend if my neighbors ask!

SandwichIL60548 41.62-88.6375

Map of Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

The Best You Can Get

Review of Nuisance Wildlife Trapping

A gentleman’s gentleman and a pro’s pro. Jerry knows how to out-think the critters. He is patient and persistent.

Glen EllynIL60137 41.85-88.055

Map of Newark, IL 60541

Jerry is your guy!

Review of Nuisance Wildlife Trapping

Jerry helped take care of my Mom’s jumbo raccoon. Jerry was honest, fair, patient and very caring. It felt like we had hired a family member to do the job. I can’t say enough good things about Jerry:)

NewarkIL60541 41.535-88.58

Map of Sheridan, IL 60551

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Excellent service. Owner is easy to reach, and talk with, always came quickly to empty traps. One day he had to come twice. I highly recommend this wildlife removal service.

SheridanIL60551 41.505-88.7

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Near Edgar Lee Masters Ln, St. Charles, IL 60175
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Successful momma raccoon and 4 babies removed from window well. In Homer Glen , IL.

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On going successful opossum trapping and removal in St.Charles ,IL

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On going successful raccoon trapping and removal in Dekalb, IL.

Near Regal Dr, DeKalb, IL 60115
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Near Regal Dr, DeKalb, IL 60115
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Near Norris Rd, Sugar Grove, IL 60554