Find resources and information to help you deal with nuisance wildlife on your property.
More than 75 percent of the U.S. population lives in urban areas. While the growth of cities and subdivisions displaces some wildlife, many species continue to live in the habitat available in parks, undeveloped parcels of land and vacant lots, along stream and river corridors and in our backyards. Their presence can provide recreational and educational viewing opportunities. For many people, especially children, viewing wildlife in the backyard is exciting. People and wildlife can peacefully coexist in most situations. However, there may be times when conflicts arise.
Nuisance Species: Raccoons
Raccoons are well adapted to urban living.
Nuisance Species: Bears
Black bears are large animals and can cause significant damage while in search of an easy meal.
Nuisance Species: Coyotes
Coyotes are most active at dawn and dusk, but may be seen frequently throughout the day.
Nuisance Species: Skunks / Possums
Skunks and opossums seldom cause damage to property other than raiding garbage or eating pet food.