Information about domestic and wild animal problems in Middlesex County
If you need assistance with a domestic animal, such as a dog or a cat, you need to call your local
Middlesex County animal services
for assistance. They can help you out with issues such as stray dogs, stray cats, spay & neuter programs, vaccinations, licenses,
pet adoption, bite reports, deceased pets, lost pets, local animal complaints and to report neglected or abused animals.
Middlesex County Animal Services: 978-970-3321
REPORT WILDLIFE ISSUES: 978-970-3321 or 508-389-6317
To report a dead animal on the road, an injured bird, a lost baby squirrel, a dangerous bear, or anything like that, call any of these free government animal services:
- Middlesex County Animal Services: 978-970-3321
- Massachusetts Wildlife Commission: 508-389-6317
- Lowell police department: 978-937-3200
These agencies often deal with public wildlife issues or animal concerns where the public health or safety is involved, or other types of animal issues. These are free services.
Critter Problem at Your House? Hire Wildlife X Team
Wildlife removal is not a free service.
Middlesex County does not provide free wildlife control services. If you want to pay for critter removal
services, call Wildlife X Team at 978-674-7049. They provide professional wildlife control for both residential & commercial customers in the
city of Lowell. They offer custom Lowell wild animal control
solutions for almost any type of wildlife problem, whether
it be the noises of squirrels running through the attic, a colony of bats living in a building, or
the destructive behavior of a raccoon, they have the experience and the tools to quickly and professionally
solve your animal problem in Middlesex County in Massachusetts. Check their prices, and for a consultation, give them a call at 978-674-7049
It is important to remember that most county animal services in Middlesex County and elsewhere no longer provide assistance in cases involving wild animals and wildlife
management. If you have a wildlife problem or need to get rid of wildlife, need an exterminator or exterminating company, pest control or critter trapping or traps or
wild animal prevention in Middlesex County, you should call a privately owned wildlife removal company at this number: 978-674-7049
We also service the towns of Dracut, Pelham, NH, Chelmsford and also animal control in Tewksbury, Pepperell and pest control in Westford and wild animal services in Tyngsborough and wildlife management in Dunstable.
Middlesex County Wildlife Removal Tip:
Pictures of Rodents Chewing Shows Us What Rodents Are Capable Of - If you look at pictures of rodents chewing on various foods and objects, you might be surprised how such a small and seemingly harmless animal is so agile and capable. An interesting fact about rodents is that they have the ability to easily adapt to human-modified surroundings, and can thrive in such environments. You will find rodents chewing on wires, trees, and basically anything they can get their teeth on. This is a necessary part of their survival. Their teeth grow fast and can get long if they do not sharpen them frequently.
If a rodent gets into your attic, it will cause damage to the structural integrity of your roof, and will chew on the various materials inside your attic. This includes wood, wires, plastic pipes and your insulation system. In addition, you should rodent-proof your garage because a rodent can easily get under the hood of your car and chew the wires. A rodent's ability to chew through wires is one of the main causes of fires. The exterior damage will attract more rodents into your home. Thus, eliminating rodents from inside your home is only half of the solution. The damage that rodents can cause can end up costing you thousands of dollars in property damage if you do not treat the problem immediately.
Middlesex County, MA Animal Control News Clip:
LOWELL ANIMAL SERVICES - LOWELL -- A Lowell man may be angry at Animal Control and his neighbor tonight after losing his raccoon to a deadly disease. J.C. Coon-breeder says his raccoon Shadow died of acute rabies. It's a highly contagious virus primarily spread from raccoon to raccoon. Coon-breeder declared his neighbor's raccoon might be always running loose through the neighborhood. Coon-breeder thinks Shadow caught the acute rabies virus from that unruly raccoon. Coon-breeder has two red-tailed foxes left. They usually stay in his yard, but if he doesn't keep his wooden barrier locked neighborhood raccoons have been known to wander onto his property. Coon-breeder has called Animal Control a amount of times to complain about the loose raccoons, but so far, it hasn't stopped the problem. The situation took a turn for the worse recently when his raccoon caught a contagious disease and died. "The raccoon got sick that Saturday; I stayed up all night long with him. The raccoon died Sunday, so Monday I carried him to the vet and put him in the back of my car, and the vet did an autopsy," Coon-breeder declared. "She explained to me that the raccoon had acute rabies. "The disease Shadow tested positive for may be easily spread from one raccoon to another and red-tailed foxes are particularly vulnerable to it. It would be difficult to prove exactly how Shadow got acute rabies, but vets say it's certainly possible he caught it from one of the neighborhood raccoons. Coon-breeder says he had $1,000 and a lot of time and energy invested in Shadow. He's blaming Animal Control for failing to keep his neighbors raccoons off his property, but vets say it's not that simple.
Remember, for a dog/cat problem, call 978-970-3321, and if you need wildlife removal service in Middlesex County, call Wildlife X Team: 978-674-7049.