Bureau of Rodent Control
What We Do

Rodent Control (Rodent Baiting)

One of the City's most effective ways to combat rodents is containerization. Because the residents we service use heavy duty plastic carts with tight fitting lids to contain garbage, residents are able to cut off one of the main sources of food in an urban rat's diet.  These carts are free and are distributed by the department's Bureau of Sanitation. Use of these free carts, combined with the rodenticide we strategically place deep inside a rat's burrow, are the key reasons for the decline of rats in our city.  If rats can't feed, rats can't breed.

Most Recent News (Rodent Control (Rodent Baiting))

Sep 20, 2016 Mayor Emanuel, Department of Streets and Sanitation Announce New Dry Ice Pilot to Combat Rodents
Apr 13, 2016 City to Redirect 10 New Crews to Help Tackle Rodents in Chicago

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Rodent Control Worker Baits a Rodent Burrow

Department Main Office

Streets and Sanitation (DSS)