Nuisance Animals

Find resources and information to help you deal with nuisance wildlife on your property.

More than 75 percent of the U.S. population lives in urban areas. While the growth of cities and subdivisions displaces some wildlife, many species continue to live in the habitat available in parks, undeveloped parcels of land and vacant lots, along stream and river corridors and in our backyards. Their presence can provide recreational and educational viewing opportunities. For many people, especially children, viewing wildlife in the backyard is exciting. People and wildlife can peacefully coexist in most situations. However, there may be times when conflicts arise.

  1. raccoon.jpgNuisance Species: Raccoons

    Raccoons are well adapted to urban living.

  2. A black bear.Nuisance Species: Bears

    Black bears are large animals and can cause significant damage while in search of an easy meal.

  1. CoyoteNuisance Species: Coyotes

    Coyotes are most active at dawn and dusk, but may be seen frequently throughout the day.

  2. SkunkNuisance Species: Skunks / Possums

    Skunks and opossums seldom cause damage to property other than raiding garbage or eating pet food.