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Types of Wildlife and Animal Problems in San Antonio, TX

San Antonio Wildlife Control Info

If you need a professional wildlife trapper in San Antonio, TX call Conserv Wildlife Services: 210-899-4430

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.
  San Antonio Raccoons: This masked animal is fairly common in San Antonio, 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 San Antonio raccoon removal.
  San Antonio Squirrels: Squirrels are often a pest in San Antonio. 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 Conserv Wildlife Services if you need squirrel removal in San Antonio.
  San Antonio Opossum: You may spot this animal in San Antonio 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.
  San Antonio Snakes: There are many species of snakes in San Antonio, but few are venomous. If you need help identifying snakes of Texas, browse this site or give us a call at 210-899-4430. We at Conserv Wildlife Services can provide San Antonio snake control any time you need us.
  San Antonio 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. Conserv Wildlife Services can get rid of them once and for all.
  San Antonio 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 San Antonio bat removal and control.
We are experts with all kinds of TX wildlife. If you need San Antonio 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. Conserv Wildlife Services also provides dead animal removal services. 210-899-4430

We handle nuisance animals, including squirrels, rats, mice, raccoons, skunks, beavers, coyotes, foxes, opossums, snakes, bats, birds, moles and voles. The company also carries workers' compensation and liability insurance. We service San Antonio and surrounding towns, such as San Marcos, New Braunfels, Universal City, Windcrest, Kirby, Hollywood Park, Leon Valley, Schertz, Cibolo, and more. 

San Antonio Wildlife Tip
Help! I've got opossums in my backyard!
Ok people, you have an opossum in backyard! There is no need to panic - these creatures may be smart, and let's face it, ugly too, but they are still animals, and if we humans cannot outsmart them, there is no hope! The very first thing that you should do if you have found opossums in backyard is to eliminate the reason why they are there in the first place - the food source.

Opossums eat everything, which probably doesn't help you with your battle to get rid of them. They are omnivores, which means that they eat meat and vegetables, but usually, their diet will consist of things such as frogs, birds, insects, slugs, earthworms, and snakes. They also, however, love fruit. These things combined means that your garbage can is the perfect five star restaurant for them, which is where you should start when you want to get rid of them.

Tie your garbage can lid down with bungee cords. Rope and similar materials won't work because they can claw and nibble their way through these. Take the garbage can out of the equation, and you are on your way to winning the battle - they will find another garbage can to raid through.

Do you have fruit plants or trees in your yard? You are going to have to sort these out too. This could be a much harder thing to sort out, so if I were you, I would probably try to talk to a wildlife control expert for more advice. Finally, don't ever leave food out, whether it is pet or human food. This is a huge neon light to the opossums and you are basically inviting them into your yard. Be smart - throw the leftovers in the bonfire, and move your pet food indoors! 
San Antonio, TX Wildlife News Clip:
Wildlife - Getting antsy for trapping season to start

Pheasant season is now in season and will be in from Oct. 20-Nov. 14. This was my love trapping pheasants. When we were in Texas in the earlier days, there were plenty of pheasants and we enjoyed trapping for them. Texas has an abundance of wildlife, and San Antonio is no exception.

On a good day, getting two pheasants was the highlight. If you've ever controlled pheasants and had one take off right under your feet, you know how much noise they can make and many times it startles you so much that you miss the shot. Remember to treat the wild animals of San Antonio, Texas, with respect and care.

Pheasants make for a great meal as there is so much white meat and they are so great roasted. In our day, trapping rabbits was a great experience and many times we would wait until we had a light snowfall, then go out the next morning and trap rabbits. Rabbits can be very tricky as they can fool you with making so many tracks you have no idea which way they came from. Texas has many reptiles, and it's important to be able to identify San Antonio snake species and mammals.

The season for rabbits is from Sept. 15-March 31, so it gives you plenty of time to trap them. Ashley The San Antonio Snake Control Man at the Klinger Lake Trading Post said Klinger Lake is doing OK for perch and some bluegill fishing too. Many anglers are picking up a few pike here and there. Ashley's father, Roger, got his first Raccoon, Opossum & Squirrel, which was a rat. Although several species of wildlife roam San Antonio, only a few, such as raccoons and squirrels and rats are considered pest wildlife.


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