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Wildlife Education - A Directory of Qualified Wildlife Removal Professionals

Wildlife Animal Control

My name is David, and I am a nuisance wildlife removal expert. This website is a resource to help educate people about wild animals, and some of the problems that wildlife can cause. This website contains many guides to help you solve your critter problem.  I have also written several information articles about the most common nuisance wildlife species, just click your animal.

Wildlife removal is not easy. It is also fraught with health and safety risks. Most wildlife control situations are significantly more complex than they may seem. It is also illegal in most US states for non-licensed persons to trap or relocate wild animals. In, not all, but many cases, critter removal is not a do-it-yourself job.

HUMANE HINTS: Sometimes you don't need to remove wildlife at all! When possible, use exclusion, rather than trapping, techniques. Always be aware that an animal in your attic likely has a nest of babies inside. NEVER attempt to poison a mammal. Set traps in shade, and never leave an animal in a trap for more than a few hours. If you are uneducated, please enlist the help of a professional.

If you wish to hire professional help, I have complied a directory of expert wildlife removal specialists, covering over 500 different US cities and towns. I have spent significant time talking to these companies, and have even directly trained many of them, and believe that the companies in this directory are superior to most of the companies you may find in your own search. Just click your state on the below map, and you will find a good wildlife expert in your area. Updated weekly, current 2018.

If you have any additional questions about your wildlife problem, feel free to email me, or go ahead and click the above map, and talk to the person I have listed in your city or town. They will surely be able to answer your wildlife questions, and if you wish, they can give you a price quote and quickly solve your problem - usually same-day or next-day.

I have personally trained many of the operators on this list. However, since I do list companies in over 500 US cities and towns, I of course did not train them all. However, I have spoken with all of them, and I do know that they are all dedicated wildlife control specialists, not big-name pest control companies. I have listed them for many years, and have not heard any complaints about their services - but I certainly have heard many compliments! However, if you should ever have a bad experience with any of the wildlife operators that I recommend, let me know, so that I can talk to them and perhaps revise my listings to someone better. Just give them a call, talk to them, and see for yourself.

This month's featured wildlife removal education article: Does relocated wildlife thrive or have difficulties surviving?

Human and wildlife conflict are not new. These conflicts have been there for a long time. In the recent, such conflicts have been solved by relocating the animals. The relocation involves trapping the animal and releasing it at another location. This approach is a little bias, don’t you think?

As much as wildlife relocations solve the conflicts, it is not a good solution. It is very unfair to the animal. The relocation also causes an imbalance in the ecosystem. Relocations performed by professional wildlife agencies are safe for the animals. But, the real concern is that homeowners do most wildlife relocations. These homeowners do not have the right equipment to trap and transport the animal. Also, these people do not care where they release the animal. Their main concern is that the animal stops being a nuisance.

Relocating wildlife disrupts the ecosystem. When relocating an animal wildlife conservationists first study the animal. They then have to identify the role of the animal in the ecosystem. Homeowners release the animal anywhere without caring whether the animal can survive in the habitat. If the animal cannot find its way back to its natural habitat, it will have difficulties surviving or even die. Relocation is also a way through which diseases are introduced in wildlife populations.

Few animals survive relocations. Animal traps injure the animals. Releasing the animal to a different habitat when it is injured is inhumane. Such an animal will hardly survive. After releasing the animal to another habitat, it has to fight for territories and compete for food. If the animal is not strong enough, it will die in the struggle for territory or die due to lack of food.

Relocation leaves young animals as orphans. Young animals, mammals and birds to be particular, need their mothers in their childhood. Most reptiles and amphibians do not take care of their young ones. Leaving a young one without a mother to take care of it is barbaric. The young one is likely to die.

The bottom line is relocated animals barely survive. If an animal causes nuisance in a neighborhood, the best decision is to seek the assistance of wildlife authorities. These people have the knowledge and the equipment to relocate the animal safely.

Relocation is a very temporary solution. Another animal of the same species will replace the relocated one. The best approach is to identify the thing that is attracting the animals and get rid of it. Animals deserve proper treatment. They keep the ecosystem balanced.

Read more about Does relocated wildlife thrive or have difficulties surviving? here.

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