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Types of Wildlife and Animal Problems in Dallas, TX

Dallas Wildlife Control Info

If you need a professional wildlife trapper in Dallas, TX call A Wildlife Pro: 214-606-1987

Texas State bird: Northern mockingbird
State mammal: Nine-banded armadillo, Texas longhorn, Mexican free-tailed bat
State reptile: Texas horned lizard
State amphibian: Texas Toad
State fish: Guadalupe bass
State insect: Monarch butterfly

Texas has long been the iconic state associated with cowboys and wild-west shoot outs. It is a hot, dry place covered in a variety of brush and spindly trees; though it does have a significant amount of large hardwood trees like oak. Animals in Texas need to be able to survive the heat, and most of them have adapted nicely to that extreme.

The nice thing about Texas is the fact that the state allows homeowners to trap pest animals at any time without a license. Pelts or animals can only be kept, however, if they were taken during the designated trapping season. All other creatures caught must be turned over to the local authorities.

As with most of the states in the country, Texas homeowners find themselves tasked with preventing squirrels, moles, raccoons, skunks, and rats from entering their homes and attached property. Armadillos and snakes are also common problem animals. The hotter and drier the weather in Texas, the more a problem the ant and insect population becomes, driving armadillos into yards to hunt for grubs within lush lawns. Snakes also will be common yard visitors in this state, especially if the yard has a water source like a pond or a pool. All reptiles are drawn to water, and having a pool in a dry place like Texas will mean seeing snakes.

Texas is too large, however, to have the same climate throughout, and the southern part of the state is home to a number of endangered animal species like the ocelot, jaguarondi, brown pelican, whooping crane, and bald eagle. These creatures thrive in the tall grasses of that part of the state and the scrub forests that grow along the Rio Grande River.

Large predators do well in Texas because of the low-growing vegetation. Mountain lions are currently the largest predator in the wild, but coyotes have been known to run in packs across the plains. Not surprisingly, other cat-like predators are also present like the ocelot, jaguarondi, and the bobcat. Out in the open, coyotes have the upper hand, hunting for various lizards and reptiles the sun themselves on rocks. Of the predators, coyotes are often the only species that becomes chronically bothersome to people. For the most part, mountain lions and other cat species are reclusive. 
  Dallas Raccoons: This masked animal is fairly common in Dallas, TX. They frequently raid trash cans and steal pet food. They also often choose to live in the attic or chimney of your home. One of Texas's beautiful animals, but often a nuisance. We offer Dallas raccoon removal.
  Dallas Squirrels: Squirrels are often a pest in Dallas. They love to live in an attic, and will chew on wood or electrical wires. They are agile creatures, and live throughout the state of Texas. Call A Wildlife Pro if you need squirrel removal in Dallas.
  Dallas Opossum: You may spot this animal in Dallas at night time, perhaps rooting through your garbage. This opportunistic animal will take your pet's food or live under your porch. The possum is a great Texas survivor, and not all that ugly.
  Dallas Snakes: There are many species of snakes in Dallas, but few are venomous. If you need help identifying snakes of Texas, browse this site or give us a call at 214-606-1987. We at A Wildlife Pro can provide Dallas snake control any time you need us.
  Dallas Rat Control: The Norway Rat, Roof Rat, and House Mouse inhabit most areas of North America that people inhabit, including most Texas cities. They contaminate food and love to live in the walls or attic of a home. A Wildlife Pro can get rid of them once and for all.
  Dallas Bats: Bats are special animals, and found throughout Texas. They are good creatures and eat a lot of insects, but if you have an infestation of bats in your home or building, you can give us a call for professional Dallas bat removal and control.
We are experts with all kinds of TX wildlife. If you need Dallas pigeon control, geese or other bird removal, we can help. We are experts with skunks and skunk problems, digging animals such as moles, armadillos, & groundhogs, and we offer Texas beaver control and removal. A Wildlife Pro also provides dead animal removal services. 214-606-1987

A Wildlife Pro is an owner-operated business committed to the highest level of customer service - we provide same-day or next-day service, show up on time, and treat customers the way we'd want to be treated. Our goal is to solve your specific wildlife problem permanently - where other companies carelessly lay some traps on the ground and catch (and charge for) anything, we target the specific nuisance animals, perform high quality animal damage repairs, clean animal waste, and more. We specialize in dealing with animals inside attics and buildings, but excel at all aspects of nuisance wildlife control, from a snake in the pool to bats in the attic. Give me, Matt, a call, and I will be happy to discuss your wildlife problem with you.
 

Dallas Wildlife Tip
Opossum repellent moth balls – do they work?
There are a ton of things out there that have been said to repel opossums and all you need to do is take a quick look on the internet o see some of the methods that various people have had “tremendous success” with! It’s funny though – however many people there are that say these methods to work, there are still millions of people that have tried and failed and still end up calling a wildlife dude in to lend them a hand anyway.

It has been said that there are various things out there that get rid of wild animals, from opossums to squirrels, mice and raccoons, and practically everything in between. These methods range from radios, moth balls, sprays, coyote urine, (and other predatory urines) and even noise blasters. The fact of the matter is, even if these methods were to work, most animals would simply get used to them in the end anyway. After all, they have evolved and stayed in existence for this long!

One thing that a lot of people have turned to in a bid to repel opossums is using lights. Technically, when you think about it, this method could actually work, simply because the creatures are nocturnal by nature, so any light source would simply encourage them to stay away, right? Well, this theory is actually wrong. These creatures are getting used to the daylight and scavenging for food at times of the day that they normally wouldn’t – this is why you spot them every once in a while during daylight hours. Again, although this method may have had success for some, the chances of it working as a long term repellant is slight; it would appear that these creatures are becoming more and more used to human activity.

In reality, the only really “good” way to get rid of opossums, and indeed any other wild animal, is to call on a wildlife man to lend a hand. It’s a tried and tested method for a reason! 
Dallas, TX Wildlife News Clip:
Wildlife - This year's squirrel, rat, and rodent trapping goal is to trap more Possum

"If you want to control squirrel, rat, and rodent numbers, you need to reduce the number of females available for breeding." In northwest Texas, perhaps the biggest change in trapping regulations this fall involves the moving of nine permit areas from Zone 4 to Zone 2. Although several species of wildlife roam Dallas, only a few, such as raccoons and squirrels and rats are considered pest wildlife.

That gives exterminators in those nine permit areas a nine-day season, instead of the two- or four-day split season they had under the old format. Before, the exterminators had to buy a special $53 multi-zone male rodent license or $79 all-season license to trap and release more than the two or four days. Texas has many reptiles, and it's important to be able to identify Dallas snake species and mammals.

According to The snake control expert, moving the permit areas to Zone 2 will cost the DNR between $30,000 and $50,000 in license revenues because exterminators no longer need to buy the more expensive license. But at a time of high squirrel, rat, and rodent populations, the increase in trapping opportunities is a fair trade. Remember to treat the wild animals of Dallas, Texas, with respect and care.

Although the zone boundaries have changed, the rifle-shotgun line - basically the Red River Valley - remains the same as in previous years. Texas has an abundance of wildlife, and Dallas is no exception. 


 
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