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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 2016.

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 Bait To Use For Opossum Traps

Opossums are omnivores, and scavengers. So they will eat just about anything! Seriously. More than any other animal, possums are unpicky eaters. You can bait a trap with any sort of food, and it'll work. That said, there are two primary considerations:

Stinky Bait: For best success, use bait that is a tad stinky. This includes meat-based baits, or even meat that is rotting a little bit. Cat food or dog food is good, and wet is better than dry.

Avoid Stray Cats: If stray cats are a concern, then you may want to skip the meat baits, especially cat food. In this case, use breads or sweets. Marshmallows work great.

But be aware - a lot more goes into trapping than just the type of bait used! Read the below for more tips on how to catch a possum in a cage trap.

The opossum can cause real problems for owners that want a healthy, happy yard, especially when you consider the sheer amount of babies that these creatures can have, as well as their scavenging ways to find food. They often make homes under decking and porches, and love brush and wood piles, so although exclusion methods are a good choice to rid your yard of these odd little critters, opossum trapping is the key if you want to safely get rid of them. <

Read more about What Bait To Use For Opossum Traps here.

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