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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 2017.

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: What should I do with a squirrel after I catch it?

Catching the squirrel is a tough job because these animals sometimes show a high level of common sense and you need to set the most advanced traps with proper planning and a lot of hard work for making them fall in the trap. After all the hard work when animal falls in the trap it actually brings a great feeling of accomplishment, but after sometime you have to face another question that What should I do with a squirrel after I catch it? Obviously you will never like the idea of keeping them as pets so there should be something done with the animal. Frankly speaking there are two ways you can either kill the animal or relocate it to somewhere else away from your property.

Killing the squirrel
This is never considered as a very humane way of getting rid of squirrel and the trouble, which they cause. Killing the animal is not easy and you have to subject it to great harm worst of all it is not legal in majority of areas so you actually violate laws. However, those who still want to kill the squirrel after capturing it have a number of options that can be used. They can shoot the animal by taking a clear aim of its head with a rifle. But you will have to take all the safety related measures for this because missed aim can bring other drawbacks. Next you can use lethal traps for killing it again this is not a humane way because animal is subjected to a lot of pain and toil. Another option is to poison the squirrel this is the method, which has least support. First of all it is ineffective; secondly there is no decent poison which can actually kill the squirrels.

Relocating the squirrel
This is by far the best and most handsome way of getting rid of squirrels because you don’t bring any physical harm to the animal. Right strategy is to take the captured animal away from your property (at a distance of at least 5 miles) in woods or other suitable place with decent supply of water and release it there. However, you should not release the squirrel at public places because in this manner they can create trouble for others. One important point to keep in mind here is that female squirrel should always be shifted along with her kids especially when they are too young to take care of themselves. In case you are having trouble in shifting the animal, then give a call to local animal control they will solve your problem. From the above discussion it is clear relocating the squirrels after capturing them is the best thing you can do.

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