The Village of Skokie Health and Human Services Department offers residents rat control that includes property surveys for rats, treatment of burrows and ensuring that property owners are following preventive measures. Residents are encouraged to report rat sightings to the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) through an online reporting tool by clicking here.
Property owners that have observed rats on their own property are also asked to complete a Rat Control Release of Liability form online. This form will be submitted directly to HHS staff. Completing the release of liability form gives HHS staff permission to survey a property owner’s property and start rat baiting activities if rat activity is confirmed.
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, click here or review Preventing Rats in Skokie (PDF).