Groundhogs, rats, geese, deer, foxes, salamanders, coyotes, rabbits, reptiles, pigeons, moles, falcons, crows, raccoons, chipmunks, weasels, opossums, hawks, owls, beavers...
These and other wild species are often found where many of us live — in cities, towns and suburban neighborhoods. Sadly, many people see these animals as pests that invade homes and gardens. As our communities continue to grow, we destroy animals’ natural habitat and force them to adapt to ours. Animals Services strives to educate owners to live harmoniously with urban wildlife through various methods.
Animal Services offers wildlife assessments of your property to help identify the wild animal that may inhabit your property. This assessment will offer tips on how to humanely have the animal move and preventative tips to prevent future conflicts.
Although wild animals can become a nuisance, they don’t usually threaten human health or safety. The least traumatic and most inexpensive way of dealing with wild animals is to animal-proof your property before wildlife moves in. By vaccinating and securely confining pets, and teaching your children to respect wildlife and to leave wild animals alone, you can reduce any risk to human health and safety.
Click here to view an information brochure on living with coyotes.
Here’s a handy checklist you can use to wildlife-proof your home: