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Fort Worth Wildlife Control Info

If you need a professional wildlife trapper in Fort Worth, TX call Wildlife Removal Team: 817-945-3371

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.
  Fort Worth Raccoons: This masked animal is fairly common in Fort Worth, 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 Fort Worth raccoon removal.
  Fort Worth Squirrels: Squirrels are often a pest in Fort Worth. 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 Wildlife Removal Team if you need squirrel removal in Fort Worth.
  Fort Worth Opossum: You may spot this animal in Fort Worth 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.
  Fort Worth Snakes: There are many species of snakes in Fort Worth, but few are venomous. If you need help identifying snakes of Texas, browse this site or give us a call at 817-945-3371. We at Wildlife Removal Team can provide Fort Worth snake control any time you need us.
  Fort Worth 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. Wildlife Removal Team can get rid of them once and for all.
  Fort Worth 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 Fort Worth bat removal and control.
We are experts with all kinds of TX wildlife. If you need Fort Worth 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. Wildlife Removal Team also provides dead animal removal services. 817-945-3371

We service the greater Fort Worth, Texas area, including Ft. Worth, Arlington, Haltom City, Keller TX, North Richard Hills, Bedford, Hurst, Irving Texas, Grand Prairie, and more. Wildlife X Team handles nuisance animals, including squirrels, rats, mice, raccoons, skunks, beavers, coyotes, foxes, opossums, snakes, bats, birds, moles and voles. We carry workers' compensation and liability insurance. 

Fort Worth Wildlife Tip
Should you use opossum traps?
There’s an opossum in your yard - what do you do? Would you call a local wildlife control expert to come in and sort out the situation? These guys can be expensive, but they do know what they are doing. Would you use opossum traps to catch the little critter so that you can release it back into the wild? In some states, this is actually illegal, so you will want to check the local rules and regulations. Also, you will want to make sure that you are buying the right kind of opossum traps so that you can be sure you are not wasting any money and also to ensure that you do not injure the little guy. Of course, you could always just leave it well alone….

In reality, the lonely opossum is actually saving you a lot of hard work. It eats things like snails, slugs, snakes, mice, rats and other little things that will do lots of damage to your yard - snails eat leaves of the flowers and plants that you are growing, the rats carry disease, the mice leave droppings all over the place… Admittedly the opossum might be knocking your garbage can over, but you can always just make sure that lid is firmly shut by tying it with a strong rope or with bungee cords.

Usually, your local opossum will stay in your garden for long enough to get its fill of the bugs and rodents that are running around and then move on to complete its task elsewhere in the neighborhood. If it really isn’t bugging you too much, it wouldn’t hurt just to let the critter do its job! 
Fort Worth, TX Wildlife News Clip:
Wildlife - Controversy erupts over Fort Worth squirrel, rat, and rodent exterminating

Under Texas Ministry of Natural Resource regulations, people are allowed to harvest as many squirrel, rat, and rodent as they have tags for. This year, exterminators in the Texas-Wentworth area can each buy two tags for $35 each. Although several species of wildlife roam Fort Worth, only a few, such as raccoons and squirrels and rats are considered pest wildlife.

The ministry has authorized the second tag because of the high numbers of squirrel, rat, and rodent in the area ń numbers that Mr. The snake control expert said are out of control and costing him money. Texas has many reptiles, and it's important to be able to identify Fort Worth snake species and mammals.

"I've lived here 55 years and I've never seen as many squirrel, rat, and rodent as now. When I first moved to this land, it would be unusual to see a rats, now they're everywhere. Remember to treat the wild animals of Fort Worth, Texas, with respect and care.

"They're eating my garden, everything from my euonymus to holly and rhubarb," he said. "I didn't even bother with growing vegetables this year because there was no point." Texas has an abundance of wildlife, and Fort Worth is no exception.


You're still reading this page? We do not operate Fort Worth wildlife rescue, but are a privately owned nuisance wildlife removal service company. If you need a pro in Fort Worth to solve your problem for you, call Wildlife Removal Team: 817-945-3371 and they can help you with your Fort Worth wildlife problem.
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