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
|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
This month's featured wildlife removal
What are some of the Symptoms of a Sick Opossum?
Opossums are mammals. Living creatures that exhibit significant expressions in various circumstances. For example, they are scared when exposed to dangers and annoyed if disturbed intentionally. Likewise, these marsupials are prone to illness due to unhealthy surroundings and parasite invasions. Like other animals, these nocturnal beings exhibit proper symptoms of diseases which could be identified quickly and proper treatment is provided to take the animal out of danger.
Some distinguishable symptoms with their associated diseases are mentioned below: If your possum is passing bloods clots or black feces, then it might be a case of diarrhea due to unsanitary conditions or stress which can be handled by providing a stress-free environment and hydrating via fluids.
If the symptoms manifest unwell and they are disinterested in feeding with a persistent cough, nasal discharge and effort breathing, then it is a case of pneumonia and the need for emergency treatment.
In Candidiasis, white plaques occur in the possum’s mouth so he cannot suck. A yellow-mustard stool color confirms the disease.
Ectoparasites are external parasites such as lice, ticks and fleas occupying mammal fur. Acircular zone of fur loss is a common sign. Depression, rapid breathing and pale gums are also significant in such cases. A slender, dehydrated dermatitis victim is appealing for cure. The possum is sprayed with pyrethr in to control the disease.
Dehydration is noticed through tented skin, sunken eyes with skin rolled between the fingers. These conditions require rehydration via water and proper electrolyte balance.
If some poison is ingested by the mammal then the significant symptoms include vomiting, convulsions, misbalanced internal hemorrhage and paralysis. In such cases antidotes must be provided to the victim and if antidote is not available then proper measures should be taken to bring the animal out of the trauma.
Bushfires may lead to smoke inhalation, dehydration, severe burns with shock, disturbed lungs, and red eyes. A pinkish paw sole will identify the severity of burn. The more black the soles are the more intense is the degree of burn. Soothing creams are applied in such cases and vets are contacted for emergency.
Shock—an injured animal may well suffer from shock, provide a WQD, which is a stress-free surrounding when shock is manifested with bleeding that needs attention prior WQDF. Blood loss, fear or diarrhea is the causes of shock. A vet can decide the line of treatment for the shocked animal.
Corneal Opacities is a disease associated with eyesight and the symptoms include eye impairment causing eye damage, congenital or traumatic causes can lead to this pathology and formed in the eye due to infection. Vets can provide appropriate eye ointment, antibiotics, or exclusive treatment for such conditions.
Hence, if you are able to identify the disease through visible symptoms, go for the first aid kit or call the vet immediately.
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