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Will the city or county animal services help me with a squirrel issue?

County and city animal services generally will not help you with a squirrel issue, although they might just lend you a cage you can use to try and capture the little beast yourself. If the city and country animal services were to come out every time a wild raccoon managed to get inside someone's house, or a squirrel invasion happened within a residential attic, there would be no time or resources to get anything else done. We're cutting down more of these wild animals' natural environment, and as a result of that, they're making their way into more urban areas. We need to deal with these invasions, and prepare for them. That's the only real way to deal with the problem. There are some cases where you can deal with a squirrel invasion yourself, and we will give you free and helpful advice if that is the case. If you can't, we have 24/7 technicians working in your area. That means that we're the right people for the job - we're the people you should call when you have a squirrel issue.



In the past, it was possible to call county animal services and they would help when you have a problem with wildlife. However, now they deal only with domestic animals like dogs, cats or other pets. The county service deals with stray dogs or cats, dogs that have to be neutered or vaccinated, lost pets or abused pets. The good news is that there are many wildlife services around the country and they can help you out. When you notice the squirrels on the property, you will not have any problem in finding the professional wildlife help in the area.

Before you call any company for the squirrels on your property, you have to make sure that the squirrels live at your property or they were just passing. If you had seen a squirrel many times on many days, it means that the squirrel lives near your property. The squirrels are not dangerous and you should not make a big fuss about it. The squirrels are beneficial since they feed at small rodents like mice or rats and it keeps the property clear of these small menaces.

If there is any reason why you think that the squirrel is dangerous, then you have to contact a wildlife professional at once. Professionals are aware of how they can catch the squirrels and how they can remove them away of the property.

When you find the squirrels near your home, you should find the comfort in a fact that squirrels are not aggressive and they will not attack if they are not threatened, as far as you stay away from them, then you are safe.

The county wildlife service does not deal with wildlife problems anymore because the problem has become expensive and too large and they cannot help everyone anymore. The wildlife issues are now in the hands of the private sector: a state licensed nuisance wildlife trapper. If you have a problem with a cat or a dog or something else that will not involve anything tricky like going under the crawl space or in the attic, you may go ahead and call the county animal service. However, if the problem is a snake, squirrel, armadillo, opossums or raccoons, it is better to a company that has been licensed as a nuisance trapper.

Some people may try to get rid of the wildlife on their own in order to save money. It is possible to do this on your own, as far as the problem is not that complicated and you want to do some little work. If you want to do some prevention work, then you can do this. However, when it comes to handle wildlife, it can expose you to some danger and in some cases you may end up breaking a wildlife law in your place. In some cases, the wildlife removal may be complex and you may need to use different tools and traps in wildlife control. It takes some years and a number of jobs before someone can become a competent wildlife professional. It is not always advised to do squirrels removal on your own and you may still call a professional after sometime doing unnecessary work. You should not use poisons since it may be inhumane and the squirrels may die in the walls and attic which will cause odor problem.

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