Bureau of Rodent Control

Open Issues: 21 Closed Issues: 80,694 Acknowledged Issues: 8,263
Watching issues created after: 2011-02-08

Emails will be sent to: Josie.Cruz@cityofchicago.org

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  • San Code Archived
    3441 W. Belle Plaine Chicago, IL - Chicago Ward 33
    This apartment building, which has at least 16 units, only has one garbage bin and it is frequently overflowing. Neighbors have seen rats in the alley, which we suspect may be due to this problem. In addition, the residents of this building don't have anywhere to put their recycling and the leave it next to the garbage cart. The building owner has been observed fly dumping his recycling into residential homeowners bins across the alley.
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  • 1200 West Lawrence Avenue Chicago, Illinois - Chicago Ward 46
    The City continues to allow the " tent cities" to break a multitude of city codes that were created to protect the health and welfare of the general public. We have 100 plus people who " have chosen" to live in the park and viaducts rather than move to a shelter that is not located in the area of choice. As a result we have aggressive homeless wandering the area, over turning garbage carts , drinking and drugging in the park and blocking public access to sidewalks and viaducts. Lawerence and Wilson need to be cleaned and rodent baiting done on a weekly basis. One questions the mental stability of any individual who would choose to live in a viaduct in a Chicago winter rather than a shelter. I would guess the primary reason is that shelters are generally " dry". You can not drink and drug in the shelter thus you refuse to go. City codes must be enforced for the welfare of the community. Contact the mayor of Chicago via " Chicago Mayor Feedback Form.
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  • 4550 N Clarendon Ave Chicago, Illinois - Chicago Ward 46
    The Sunshine Garden is located directly across the street from this building. There are 4-5 rat holes in the BACK of the garden by the NORTH trellis. Please care for this soon since young children play in this area.
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  • 760 West Wilson Avenue Chicago, Illinois - Chicago Ward 46
    Wilson viaduct overrun with rats as is the park area surrounding the viaduct. Rotten food and trash thrown in gutter and on sidewalk under the viaduct. Guess the donations outweigh the need so it just gets tossed out in the living area? No way to clean, since the area is full of tents, trash, and guarded by residents.
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  • 4635 North Central Park Avenue Chicago, Illinois - Albany Park
    Building routinely has 2 overflowing dumpsters and trash all over the alley. Rats are becoming a frequent problem.
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  • 3210 S Throop St - Bridgeport
    Rats and other vermin on the premises living in coach house
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  • 1140-1198 West Lawrence Avenue Chicago, IL 60640, USA - Chicago Ward 48
    Vaulted sidewalk collapsing into basement north east corner of Lawrence and broadway rats seen coming in and out of hole.
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  • 750 West Montrrose Chicago, Illinois - Chicago Ward 46
    tall grass obscuring walk way ( heavily used side walk bus stop and children crossing. ) great haven for rats as well.
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  • Possum Archived
    3737 S Lowe Ave Chicago, Illinois - Bridgeport
    Large possum 10-15# seen in back yard watching neighbors small dog. When door was opened possum walked away through gangway to front sidewalk. This rodent was larger than the dog and was definitely an adult possum.
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  • 5255 N Hoyne Ave Chicago, IL 60625, USA - Lincoln Square
    Very large rat nest along rear property line where our alley gate meets the neighbor's garage.
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  • 1500 North Wieland Street Chicago, Illinois - Near North Side
    Rat problem in the street is getting worse with rats roaming the street and between homes at all hours of the day and night, sometimes in pairs and completely unphased by people or traffic.
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  • 6972 N. Sheridan Chicago, IL - Chicago Ward 49
    Again, there are pieces of furniture littering the alley behind 6972 N. Sheridan Road. This is an ongoing issue. The dumpsters are constantly overflowing and there are rats everywhere. In addition, the building is infested with bedbugs and the building residents throw out furniture every week. This building needs to be inspected and taken care of.
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