Dealing With Wildlife
GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER? - North America's only native marsupial, the opossum, will eat pet food left outdoors,
birdseed, or garbage scraps at night. (Image courtesy Jason Osborn, University of Arkansas)
Are critters invading your yard? Do you own a farm or business that is losing money
because of wildlife? Just as a weed grows in the wrong place, wildlife in the wrong
place can be a nuisance or serious problem.
This section helps Arkansans with wildlife problems around the home, yard, garden, woodlands, crop fields and pastures using science-based
information from wildlife biologists and university faculty.
Still not finding an answer? Contact your local County Extension Office, or Ask the Pest Crew for assistance.
Identify the culprit and address the problem.
Some wildlife diseases are species-specific while others can be transmitted to people.
What do you do if you encounter sick, injured or orphaned wildlife?
Control operators are in the business of removing unwanted wildlife in residential