Frequently Asked Questions

See our Frequently Asked Questions below:

  • Can't I do wildlife removal myself?

    Yes, but…Many of our calls come from people who have tried to remove wildlife themselves. Trying to do so may result in failure to catch the animal, bites and injuries to you, damage to your property, and even violation of laws and ordinances regarding the removal and treatment of animals.

    Wildlife professionals know animal behavior and the laws. Professionals have the right tools, and they have experience with different species of animals.

    It's valuable to keep in mind that there's no "typical" wildlife situation. Each animal is different. Every building is different, and every situation is unique. That's why calling Trapper K is always a safer move than trying to remove wildlife yourself.

  • Which animals are the most troublesome and dangerous?

    The ones in your house or on your property. Raccoons are at the top of any list, followed by skunks, groundhogs, possums, and squirrels. And of course, mice and rats.
  • Will my local government take care of wildlife nuisance?

    Probably not. Government-sponsored animal control services usually deal only with dogs and cats.
  • Why would animals choose my house?

    Because in some way, you've put out a "Welcome" sign. You certainly haven't done it intentionally, but if you unknowingly provide food or shelter, you may find wildlife living too close to you. If you leave pet food outside or have a chimney without a cap, animals may find your home too attractive for your good, so be prepared to make some changes after you get the animals out of your house.
  • Are you insured?

    Yes. A wildlife removal expert may work on a roof, in an attic, or in other hazardous locations. The job has its risks, so I carry all necessary insurance.