Free Knoxville Wildlife Control Resources/ Tennessee

The below government agencies may provide free wildlife services in Knoxville


  • Knox County Animal Services: 865-215-2444
  • Knoxville Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic: 865-617-8707
  • Tennessee Wildlife Commission: 615-781-6500
  • Knoxville Police Department: 865-215-7000
Depending on the nature of your wildlife conflict, these agencies might be able to help you for free. Read the below description of each agency and how it works, and what you can say to get free wildlife removal services in Knoxville, TN.

Knox County Animal Services: 865-215-2444

Animal ControlThis is the government animal control services operating in Knox County and sponsored by the city of Knoxville. 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 865-215-2444 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 Knoxville, or that you feel the public safety is at risk, perhaps due to the spread of rabies or other diseases.

Knoxville Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic: 865-617-8707

RehabberThis 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 Knoxville Wildlife Rehabilitation kindly and donate if you are able to.

Tennessee Wildlife Commission: 615-781-6500

Game WardenThis is the statewide government wildlife agency in Tennessee, using your tax dollars to address wildlife issues. Sometimes called the Tennessee Fish & Wildlife Agency. Tennessee 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 Tennessee perhaps due to the spread of rabies or other diseases.

Knoxville Police Department: 865-215-7000

PoliceYes, the Knoxville 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 Knoxville, 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.

When should you hire a company and pay for wildlife control services?

Knoxville Wildlife Control 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 Knoxville or Tennessee government services aren't going to do that for you. Call us if you want to get:

  • Fast Service: Usually Same-Day
  • Animals Removed From Your Attic, With Home Repairs and Cleanup
  • Complete and Permanent Removal of Rodents From Your Home
  • Removal of a Bat Colony, or Prevention of Birds on Buildings
  • Humane Treatment of Wildlife and Courteous Customer Service
We are not free, but our prices are reasonable and fair for the work we provide. Check our year 2020 prices for wildlife control work. Call us 24/7 to schedule an appointment: 865-312-7211

Servicing all of Knox and Loudon Counties. Also servicing parts of Roane, Anderson, and Blount Counties including Lenoir City, Oak Ridge, and Kingston. Go back to the main Knoxville Wildlife Control page to learm more about our company.

Critter Control provides professional wildlife control for both residential & commercial customers in the city of Knoxville in Tennessee. 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 865-312-7211

Knoxville Wildlife Tip:
Squirrels: Why They Come Inside - Everybody loves squirrels, don't they? Outside they can be very entertaining, inside it's another story - squirrels can cause a huge amount of damage in your home. You may well wonder not only how they get but also why. Why would an outside, wild animal want to come into the inside? Well, firstly, squirrels can get through any tiny hole, crack or gap in the infrastructure of your home - whether it is a hole made by a woodpecker or one made by a contractor if a squirrel finds it you can be sure his next stop is your attic.

The reason squirrels choose to stay in your attic once they have found their way in is really quite simple - your attic is a huge, warm, safe space for them to build a home in. No predators to speak of and, more than likely, a supply of food and water close by. Pregnant mommy squirrels love to find a hospitable attic to build their nest in and deliver their babies in - which is why it is so important to make sure that when you think you have got rid of all the squirrels you wait a few more days before sealing your home.

We are happy to provide the information for free Knoxville 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 865-312-7211 to discuss your wildlife issue, and we can give you a price quote over the phone.

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