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Wildlife Information

Wildlife can be found everywhere. Here are some things you can do to prevent issues.

Wildlife has inherent beauty, which disguises the inherent dangers. We do not advise, nor condone the recovery of any wildlife species by any person or entity that does not have proper training in handling wildlife, or training in wildlife associated diseases or contagions.

Wildlife we commonly get called about and provide services for:

Raccoon, Skunk, Opossum, Coyote, Canada Geese, Fox, Bobcat, Bats, Otter, Beaver, Muskrat, Armadillo, Squirrel, Mink, Turtles, Snakes, Mountain Lion, Black Bear, Deer, Alligator, Exotics, Badger, Porcupine, Feral Hogs, and more. We physically remove honey bees as well and do not use fumigants, poisons or other contaminates on anyone's property.

Some of the ways to deter wildlife from coming onto your property, or dwelling on your property or inside structure, are as follows:

  • Keep grasses and lawns mowed.

  • Maintain refuse in trash cans which have lockable lids.

  • Remove debris from property.

  • Keep hedges trimmed and cut back.

  • Remove pet foods from outside when your pets are finished eating.

  • Fill “low spots” in your lawns to keep water sources from “standing” or “pooling”.

  • Do not feed any wildlife … including birds, squirrels, rabbit or other species.

  • Never attempt to physically console, pet or recover a wildlife species, especially if it appears injured.

  • Assist you neighbors when possible to do the same.


Click here for a listing of common Wildlife Associated Diseases

Wildlife-Related Diseases:

  • Baylisascaris Infection (raccoon roundworm): A parasitic disease associated with raccoons.

  • Brucella Infection (brucellosis): A bacterial disease associated with bison, deer, and other wild animals.

  • Giardia Infection (giardiasis): A parasitic disease associated with animals and their environment (including water).

  • Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (hantavirus): A rare viral disease associated with some types of wild mice.

  • Herpesvirus simiae Infection (B virus): A deadly viral disease associated with macaque monkeys.

  • Histoplasma Infection (histoplasmosis): A fungal disease associated with bat guano (stool).

  • Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis: A viral disease associated with rodents and house mouse.

  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection (TB): A bacterial disease associated with deer, elk, and bison.

  • Plague (Yersinia pestis Infection): A rare bacterial disease associated with wild rodents and fleas.

  • Rabies: A viral disease associated with wildlife especially raccoons, skunks, and bats.

  • Tularemia: An infectious disease associated with wildlife especially rodents, rabbits, and hares.

Please Note: Under the Migratory Bird Protection Act of 1918, it is ILLEGAL to remove, disturb or otherwise harass migratory birds when they are nesting, or on a nest. The Federal penalty for each count in violation of the M.B.T.A. carries with it a $100,000 fine – 1 year in jail per count for individuals, and a $200,000 fine – 2 years in jail per count for organizations. The P.L. 105-312 also amends the law to allow the fine for misdemeanor convictions under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to be up to $15,000 rather than $5000.
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