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How to Kill Wildlife -Nuisance Animal Removal Information

How to Kill Wildlife

So, you're having a problem with a wild animal, and you want to kill it. This website will give you advice on how to do so.

I've been a professional pest removal expert for the last 11 years. I primarily deal with conflict wildlife - such as squirrels in the attic, raccoons in the garbage, or snakes in the yard. People share this planet with many animals, most of which keep to themselves, but several species have learned to thrive in suburb neighborhoods and even cities, and in many cases, critters cause considerable damage to people's homes and property. provides practical information about common nuisance species - just click your animal on the left - and how to solve problems with wildlife.

I will be upfront - I understand that you want to kill certain animals. You may have your own reasons for doing so. If you've found this site for information on trapping or hunting for food or some other info, I do have some advice here. However, my primary aim is at people who are having a problem with an unwanted animal, and assumed that killing the animal is the answer. I have discovered, in my many years of doing wildlife removal, that a certain percentage of the public simply wants to kill the problem wildlife, thinking that's the best answer. In some cases it is, and in some cases it is not.

In many cases, it's far simpler, faster, and easier to take other measures to solve a wildlife problem than killing an animal and disposing of the carcass. For example, if you have squirrels living in your attic, it will be very challenging to kill them - they're hard to shoot, they won't eat poison, and even if you do kill them, new ones will move in to the attic. But it's a lot easier to just set a one-way exclusion door on the hole they're using to get into the attic, and voila, the problem is solved. So much easier.

But there are some specific wildlife cases in which the most practical method is in killing the animals. For example rat control is nearly impossible and pointless to do with live trapping (although exclusion is still vital). If you are going to kill a wild animal, you should absolutely do it in a humane and responsible way. In short, NEVER EVER POISON AN ANIMAL - it's almost always an ineffective attempt, and if it does work, and assuming a non-target animal hasn't eaten the poison too, it's a shitty, cowardly, cruel way to go about it.

Wildlife removal is not simple. In fact, it took me many years, and hundreds of jobs before I got really good at professional wildlife removal. I can do plumbing, electrical work, construction, and more, but wildlife removal is by far the most challenging - there are so many variables. Wildlife removal is also a field that involves:
  • Unique safety and health risks
  • Special wildlife licensing
  • Specific liability insurance
  • Compliance with state and federal wildlife laws
This website provides plenty of how-to tips for decreasing or eliminating conflicts with many types of wild animals. However, if you have an advanced wildlife problem, in particular an animal living in your attic, or if you need hands-on handling of wildlife, I definitely recommend hiring a professional licensed wildlife removal expert. I have spent the last eleven years talking to and meeting hundreds of wildlife pros in every corner of the United States, and I have also personally trained many of them. If you need a critter removal specialist in your town, click on the below link to my professionals directory, and you will find someone near you to come to your property and solve your animal issue.

>>>> - National Wildlife Control Professionals Directory <<<<

Good luck, and if you have any questions about nuisance wildlife, feel free to email me!
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