UACES Facebook Nuisance Wildlife in Arkansas | Resources for dealing with raccoons, bats and other pesky animals

Nuisance Wildlife - Who To Call

THREE'S A CROWD -- Live trapping and relocating problem-wildlife such as these juvenile raccoons is allowed by state law, though local ordinances need to be checked.  (Image courtesy Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management and USDA Wildlife Services.) 

Common Wildlife Species

 

 

Species-Specific Contacts

YOU FOUND WHAT IN YOUR POND? -- Call a wildlife officer about potentially dangerous wildlife which have lost their fear of people. (Image courtesy Wendy VanDyk Evans, Bugwood.org.)

Wildlife nuisance control operators can be hired to remove common problem animals, or you can opt to do-it-yourself.  Those listed below require special knowledge, permits, services or other response.

Alligator

Bats

  • Hire a nuisance bat control operator - these individuals and companies are not certified by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, and there is no guarantee of their service.

Black Bear

Black Vultures

Bobcats

Coyotes

Feral Dogs or Cats

  • City or county animal control agent
  • County Sheriff’s Office

Feral Hogs (Wild Pigs, Wild Boar, Feral Swine)

THREE LITTLE PIGGIES -- The expanding feral hog population in Arkansas is of increasing concern. (Image courtesy Clint Turnage, USDA Wildlife Services.) 

Fish-eating Birds

Foxes

Furbearers (Beaver, Nutria, Muskrat, Mink, Otter)

  • Sign up on thLandowner Nuisance Wildlife Registry – developed for landowners with problem furbearers willing to allow licensed trappers or furbearer hunters access to their property during open hunting and trapping seasons in order to take furbearers causing property damage

Mountain Lions (Cougars, Panthers)

Migratory birds

Snakes

  • Hire a local pest control operator
  • Hire a nuisance wildlife control operator - these individuals and companies are not certified by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, and there is no guarantee of their service.

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