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Suffolk County Animal Services - Massachusetts MA

If you need assistance with a domestic animal, such as a dog or a cat, you need to call your local Suffolk County animal services for assistance. They can help you out with issues such as stray dogs, stray cats, spay & neuter programs, vaccinations, licenses, pet adoption, bite reports, deceased pets, lost pets, local animal complaints and to report neglected or abused animals.

Suffolk County Animal Control:
(617) 522-5055


To report a dead animal on the road, an injured bird, a lost baby squirrel, a dangerous bear, or anything like that, call animal services at (617) 522-5055

You can also call your local sheriff department, who often deal with public wildlife issues.

Critter Problem at Your House? Hire Bay State Wildlife

Wildlife removal is not a free service.

Suffolk County does not provide free wildlife services. Call them at (617) 522-5055 and ask. If you want to pay for critter removal services, call Bay State Wildlife at 617-939-9710. They provide professional wildlife control for both residential & commercial customers in the city of Boston. They offer custom Boston wild animal control solutions for almost any type of wildlife problem, whether it be the noises of squirrels running through the attic, a colony of bats living in a building, or the destructive behavior of a raccoon, they have the experience and the tools to quickly and professionally solve your animal problem in Suffolk County in Massachusetts. For a consultation, give them a call at 617-939-9710


Located in Boston, BatGuys Wildlife Service provides professional Wildlife Removal Services for the Greater Boston area as well as Eastern Mass and Cape Cod. BatGuys Wildlife Service Specializes in the removal and exclusion of Bats, Squirrels, Skunks and Raccoons.

We also provide wild animal control in the following towns: Boston, Newton, Brookline, Watertown, Waltham, Weston, Revere, Winthrop, Wellesly, Needham, Dedham, Westwood, Norwood, Canton, Walpole, Dover, Milton, Quincy, Hull, Lincoln, Lexington, Winchester, Woburn, Burlington, Bedford, Somerville, Belmont, Arlington, Burlington, Medford, Everett, Melrose, Saugus, Lynn, Wilminton, Reading, North Reading, Wakefield, Stoneham, lynnfield Saugus,Swampscott, Marblehead, Peabody, Danvers, Topsfield, Hamilton, Wenham, Essex, Beverely, Salem, Gloucester, Rockport, Belmont

Note: We do not handle dog and cat issues. For all dog and cat issues call Boston Animal Control at 617.349.4376


It is important to remember that most county animal services in Suffolk County and elsewhere no longer provide assistance in cases involving wild animals and wildlife management. If you have a wildlife problem or need to get rid of wildlife, need an exterminator or exterminating company, pest control or critter trapping or traps or wild animal prevention in Suffolk County, you should call a privately owned wildlife removal company at this number: 617-939-9710

We also service the towns of Carlisle, Norwell, Cohasset, Ayer, Harvard, Bedford, and animal capture in Hull, Stow, Hanover, Cambridge, Reading, Medford, Boxborough, and rat control in East Wareham, Lexington, Wilmington, Duxbury, Saugus, and wildlife trapping in Foxboro, Wrentham, Randolph, Pembroke, Carver and also animal control in Medfield, Fenway Park, North Reading, Burlington, and animal capture in Dedham, Harbor Point, Sharon, Malden, Millis, Brookline, Belmont, Woburn, Arlington, Marblehead, Shirley, Plymouth, Scituate, Maynard, Holbrook, Mansfield and pest control in Billerica, Needham, North End, Kingston, Beacon Hill, Stoughton, Weston, and snake removal in Acton, Revere, Sudbury, Weymouth, Sherborn, Chelsea, and animal exterminating in Jamaica Plain, Bolton and wild animal services in Everett, Winthrop, Back Bay, Wellesley, Braintree, Lynnfield, Newton, Dover, Watertown, Wayland, Marshfield, Winchester, Rockland, Lynn, Groton, Medway, Waltham and wildlife management in Littleton, Stoneham, Canton, Lincoln, Milton, Melrose, and wildlife trapping in Walpole, Quincy, South End, Andover, Norwood, Franklin, Wakefield, Hingham, and rat control in Concord, Somerville, Westwood, Longwood.

Suffolk County Wildlife Removal Tip:
Looking at Pictures Of A Red Rodent That Gnawed A Quarter Size Hole In Wood Is Deceptive - It might be cute to look at pictures of, for example, a red rodent that gnawed a quarter size hole in a piece of wood. However, it is only a clear indication of the type of damage that a rodent can inflict on your property if not dealt with properly. Homeowners soon discover that these adorable little creatures, while fun to look at and observe, can become invasive and a big nuisance.

A red rodent is small, typically less than one pound. It thrives on nuts, leaves and seed cones that it collects. Thus, an attic is the perfect nesting place for a family of red rodents. An attic is dark and quiet, and offers plenty of space for a nest. Red rodents are found mostly in the Southern states, and are known to pose bigger problems than gray rodents. This is because a red rodent is much smaller, making it easier for them to crawl into tiny holes to invade your home. Since they are smaller, they also tend to stay together. You are more likely to find a family of red rodents in your attic than a family of gray rodents. Since all rodents love to chew, make sure to check the entranceways of your home for possible gaps and weak structures. Have your roof checked. An old roof will probably need to be repaired or replaced. 
Suffolk County, MA Animal Control News Clip:
BOSTON ANIMAL SERVICES - The Suffolk County wildlife containment unit has to be sanitary, sick animals have to be isolated, there must be greater supervision, and there must be an adequate extermination program in place that provides shots, spaying and neutering, as The Boston pest control specialist suggested. Boston Ward has adopted animals out of her grooming shop because, despite signage requesting that they not do so, people have often abandoned animals on her doorstep. Rather than just turn those animals over, she declared she requires anyone interested in taking an animal home to first go to a local nuisance wildlife operator and pay for the animal's shots and spaying or neutering. When the vet contacts her to say the procedures have been paid for, only then will she release the wild animal. It may have been clear by the end of the organized hearing that whatever direction the city's animal control program takes, it will be molded by the input of volunteer voices like these. The Boston pest control specialist will be using the contact information she collected to begin organizing vermin regulatory boards of volunteers to contribute to particular areas of need. The Massachusetts Representative on Crime and Delinquency may be looking to businesses and individuals for donations of materials and financial donations to help fund ongoing changes in animal control. Needed donations include and Used raccoon collars and leashes and Laundry detergent and Bleach and Paper towels and Hand sanitizer and Towels and Cotton rugs and Blankets and wild animal carriers/crates and opossum and raccoon toys and raccoon shampoo and Trash bags and Gift cards and raccoon beds and Building materials
Remember, for a dog/cat problem, call (617) 522-5055, and if you need wildlife removal service in Suffolk County, call Bay State Wildlife: 617-939-9710.
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