If you need free animal removal services, there are several options in every county and town. You can get free services from:
This is the government animal control services operating in the county and sponsored by the city. This agency typically deals with domestic animal issues involving dogs and cats. This includes things like dangerous dogs, stray cats, pet adoptions, etc. However, this agency will sometimes lend assistance with wildlife concerns. Ask if they will assist with your animal or wildlife problem. To increase the chance of success, do not lie, but if applicable, state that the problem is a public health matter, or that you feel the public safety is at risk, perhaps due to the spread of rabies or other diseases.
This is the statewide government wildlife agency in each state, using your tax dollars to address wildlife issues. Sometimes called the state Fish & Wildlife Agency. State game wardens address many wildlife management matters, from hunting licenses, to poaching, endangered species, and yes, wildlife management. They deal with wild animals outside the range of a pest control company, such as cougars or bears. But they also have resources that may apply to your wildlife problem. To increase the chance of success, state that the problem is a public health matter in your state perhaps due to the spread of rabies or other diseases.
Yes, the local police department will sometimes help with animal or wildlife problems! I've seen many cases of the cops chasing down an errant bat in your house or snake in your pool! To increase the chance of success, never lie to the police dispatcher, but if applicable, state that you feel your personal safety is at risk, or the problem is a public safety matter in your town, or a public health issue perhaps due to the spread of rabies or other diseases. Success may come down to whether or not a police officer wants to show up to this call, or is available. It's not always consistent.