This is the government animal control services operating in Providence County and sponsored by the city of Providence. This agency typically deals with domestic animal issues involving dogs and cats. This includes things like dangerous dogs, stray cats, pet adoptions, etc. However, this agency will sometimes lend assistance with wildlife concerns. Call (401) 273-0358 and ask if they will assist with your wildlife problem. To increase the chance of success, do not lie, but if applicable, state that the problem is a public health matter in Providence, or that you feel the public safety is at risk, perhaps due to the spread of rabies or other diseases.
This is NOT a government agency. It is privately run, and operates on volunteer donations. This is a wildlife rehabber facility that deals strictly with wild animals. They may be able to help you with your wildlife problem, depending on the type of problem. The level of help might depend on their resources at the time. They will almost surely help in any case of an injured wild animal, or an orphaned baby animal, such as a baby squirrel or bird that fell out of a tree, or a baby opossum, etc. Please treat Providence Wildlife Rehabilitation kindly and donate if you are able to.
This is the statewide government wildlife agency in Rhode Island, using your tax dollars to address wildlife issues. Sometimes called the Rhode Island Fish & Wildlife Agency. Rhode Island game wardens address many wildlife management matters, from hunting licenses, to poaching, endangered species, and yes, wildlife management. They deal with wild animals outside the range of a pest control company, such as cougars or bears. But they also have resources that may apply to your wildlife problem. To increase the chance of success, state that the problem is a public health matter in Rhode Island perhaps due to the spread of rabies or other diseases.
Yes, the Providence police department will sometimes help with wildlife problems! I've seen many cases of the cops chasing down an errant bat in your house or snake in your pool! To increase the chance of success, never lie to the police dispatcher, but if applicable, state that you feel your personal safety is at risk, or the problem is a public safety matter in Providence, or a public health issue perhaps due to the spread of rabies or other diseases. Success may come down to whether or not a police officer wants to show up to this call, or is available. It's not always consistent.
If you can't manage to get free service, we can help. No free agency is going to provide the level of service we provide. We specialize in all aspects of wildlife control. It's what we do. If you have animals in your attic, for example, you need someone to inspect your home and attic, identify and remove the animals with advanced techniques and equipment, you need repairs to your roof or vents to keep critters out, and repair and cleanup in your attic. The Providence or Rhode Island government services aren't going to do that for you. Call us if you want to get:
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Bay State Wildlife provides professional wildlife control for both residential & commercial customers in the city of Providence in Rhode Island. We offer custom 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, animals digging in your yard, or the destructive behavior of a raccoon or other critter, we have the experience and the tools to quickly and professionally solve your problem. For a consultation and price quote, give us a call at 401-223-4430
Providence Wildlife Tip:
Get skunk out of house - When a skunk lives in the exterior wall of a house the animal usually doesn't invade any further than that location. That being said, the longer the skunk lives in the wall, the more inclined it will be to investigate deeper into the home. You should have the animal trapped and removed as soon as possible to prevent more issues with your home. Because a skunk will leave the house to go find food, there will be a specific location along the building where the animal comes and goes from. This is going to be the place where you want to set up your cage trap. If the entrance is at ground level, you can use some temporary fencing to channel the skunk when it leaves the house into a cage traps. Skunks are not terribly suspicious creatures, and if the trap has something tasty in it-like wet cat food-the animal will be inclined to walk right in. In fact, if you've created a corridor from the den opening, it has no choice but to enter the trap. If the den entrance is higher than ground level, you might need to just set the trap in a location where the skunk is likely to find the bait.
We are happy to provide the information for free Providence wildlife removal services. Hopefully one of these agencies is able to help you. If not, we are happy to help you solve your wildlife problem, quickly, professionally, and humanely. Our wildlife control work is superior to any of the work you will find from these free services. Feel free to call us 24/7 at 401-223-4430 to discuss your wildlife issue, and we can give you a price quote over the phone.