Squirrel Trapping and Removal

Efficient and Humane Squirrel Control and Removal Throughout Chicagoland

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Helping Homeowners Remove Squirrels and Repair Squirrel Damage Since 1976

Squirrels find vulnerable areas to gain entry to a home’s attic and eaves. They gnaw wood and push through the screen behind roof vents. Once inside, squirrels are a fire hazard because they can chew wiring. They also soil attic insulation with their urine and feces and compact it with their nesting activities. Insulation that has been compacted and damaged by squirrels is less energy efficient, and may contain ectoparasites like fleas.

When there’s a squirrel in your attic, it’s important to have it trapped and taken away immediately. Since 1976, we’ve been resolving human-wildlife conflict across Chicago and the Chicago suburbs by humanely removing squirrels and repairing the damage they leave behind.

  • Capture and remove squirrels humanely
  • Repair squirrel damage to your roof, attic, and eaves
  • Remove the contamination that squirrels leave behind and use an enzymatic treatment to remove squirrel pheromones
  • Remove squirrels from the fireplace
  • Install chimney caps and vent guards designed to prevent squirrels from entering
  • Deliver peace of mind

Squirrels have their place in nature, not in your house.


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Kris R.
Darien, IL


Courteous and Professional

“We had squirrels coming through a hole in the roof/siding. The biologists who have come to help us have all been very helpful, courteous, professional and thoroughly knowledgeable. They had to come over and remove at least three squirrels. I would recommend them highly for taking care of animals coming into the house.”

What Happens When There’s a Squirrel in My House?

Squirrels chew shingles, enter through roof vents, and make holes in eaves to gain entry to attics. They ruin insulation with their feces and urine. They can cause fires by chewing through wires, because they are attracted to them since wires look like the grasses that they use to build their nests. Once they get inside, they sometimes fall down wall voids and become trapped, necessitating the drywall to be cut open to remove them. Having squirrels trapped and removed immediately is the safest and most economical remedy when squirrels are in your home.


Landmark’s Certified Experts Solve Squirrel Problems and Repair the Damage Squirrels Leave Behind

Our knowledgeable technicians come to your home to determine how squirrels are getting in. We then set cage-style traps to humanely capture the squirrels and remove them from your property.

Courteous and Professional Staff

Our expert technicians are individually licensed in nuisance wildlife control by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. They are highly trained, knowledgeable, and determined to solve your squirrel problem safely.

Scientific Techniques

We use science to identify squirrel entry points, and efficiently trap your squirrels so they will stop damaging your property.

Comprehensive Service

Capturing and removing the squirrels that live in your attic is only the first step. Once the squirrels are removed, we seal hidden openings and clean up the damage squirrels leave behind.

Local Squirrel Removal and Prevention in Chicagoland

Get them out. Keep them out. Get your life back.

Humane Removal

Efficiency combined with humane trapping methods and respect for wildlife.


​Damage Repair

Eliminate health hazards and get life back to normal.


Prevention and Sealing Squirrels Out

Squirrels want to come back. We’ll make sure they can’t.


Why Do I Have Squirrels?

In the summer, squirrels sometimes live in a leafy nest called a drey. When the weather turns colder, squirrels prefer to live in tree cavities. Your attic is a great substitution for a tree cavity, and since squirrels have sharp teeth to gnaw their way inside, they’re able to live inside your attic or eaves. Squirrels can infest any home but they most commonly pick older homes that are made of wood and are surrounded by large trees and forested areas. In Northern Illinois the towns most plagued by squirrels are Evanston, Lake Forest, Elmhust, Glencoe, Winnetka, Hinsdale, Glen Ellyn, Wheaton, and Naperville.

They’re looking for shelter. They’re looking for warmth. They’re looking at your home, no matter where you live. Find out why, and what we can all do to coexist.

Want To Get Rid of Your Squirrel Problem? Contact the Experts

Don’t let squirrels ruin your home and destroy your peace of mind. Contact our experts to get the job done right.


Protect your property and your health from any wildlife or pests. Our experts are trained to give you peace of mind.