Rat Control Program

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The Village of Skokie has an aggressive rat control program that includes inspections for rats, treatment of burrows, and ensuring that preventive measures are in place. Residents are encouraged to report rat sightings to the Health Department, or by using our: 

Online Rat Reporting Form 


Information About Rats


Rats live in areas where there is food, water and shelter.  Rat activity can be controlled and prevented by bagging garbage securely in containers, picking up fallen birdseed, cleaning up after dogs and maintaining property. To learn more please review Preventing Rats in Skokie (PDF).

Investigation and Treatment


In order for Health Department staff to treat for rats, property owners must complete the Rat Control Release of Liability interactive form.



Pest Control Companies


View a Listing of Pest Control Companies (PDF).