Wildlife nuisance and damage problems impact residents throughout the state. As suburban sprawl increases, suburban residents, often unfamiliar with wildlife, come in contact with wildlife more frequently and many times with negative consequences to both. In agricultural areas, wildlife can cause economic damage to crops. The following links contain information on how to minimize nuisance and damage problems.
Includes the following topics: Wildlife disease, Birds, Small Mammals, Bear, Deer, Woodchucks/squirrels/skunks, and Snakes.
Licensed Wildlife Pest Control Individuals
The following individuals are licensed by the Pennsylvania Game Commission to trap and remove nuisance wildlife. These individuals set their own prices. Some charge by the hour. Others charge by the number of individuals trapped. Make sure you are aware of how charges are calculated prior to requesting assistance.
Webinars on nuisance and damage
3/10/09 - Forest landowners often have a small number of acres close to their homes they would like to enhance for wildlife, while preventing wildlife/human conflicts close to their dwellings. Many would like to develop habitat for small game, song birds, and larger wildlife species on their land while protecting their lands for future generations. These goals are not mutually exclusive if short and long term objectives are established and management options are put in place to reach the owners; wildlife and habitat goals. Presented by Gary San Julian, Professor, Penn State School of Forest Resources
3/1/10 - Find out who’s cohabitating in your chimney or developing an attitude in the attic or slithering through your salad greens. Check out who is dining in your den or hammering the hostas. Learn how to evict a murder of crows, a gaggle of geese or a rhumba of rattlesnakes, then you might be able to---Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. Presented by Gary San Julian, Professor of Wildlife Resources, Penn State School of Forest Resources.
3/9/10 - The deer management strategies webinar provides insight into techniques that private landowners, hunt club managers and forest land managers can utilize to attain a white-tailed deer herd that is in balance with the forest habitat. This includes the introduction to proven protocols for measuring deer density and for surveying deer impact on forest habitats utilizing specifically chosen indicator species. We also discuss other management strategies managers can utilize like QDM, Daylight Counts, Deer Checks, and planning for future hunting opportunities when completing a timber harvest. Presented by Tim Pierson, Extension Educator and Forester, Penn State Cooperative Extension.
5/3/10 - Be part of the Green Movement. Start by enjoying the natural beauty and learn to recreate part of it in your own landscape. Be enchanted by the showiest of the native perennials and see which of these you can identify in your area. Presented by Linda Wiles, Extension Educator, Monroe County Cooperative Extension.
6/7/10 - Here bunny, here bunny; most of us find rabbits endearing from a very young age. However, sometimes there is just one bunny too many . . . they can easily multiply so much that sheer numbers destroy your landscape and your garden. Learn how to minimize damage from these furry critters through plant selection. Presented by Linda Wiles, Monroe County Cooperative Extension Educator.
4/5/10 - The deer are coming, the deer are coming. . . and they are staying to dine on your landscape and garden plants. Find out how to co-exist with deer by planting what they least like to eat. There is hope for your garden. Presented by Linda Wiles, Monroe County Cooperative Extension.
2/7/11 Ever wonder who assaulted your apple tree or committed a felony on your tulips? Learn crime scene investigation techniques to learn “who done it”