Free Boston Wildlife Control Resources/ Massachusetts

The below government agencies may provide free wildlife services in Boston


  • Suffolk County Animal Services: (617) 522-5055
  • Boston Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic: 781-682-4878
  • Massachusetts Wildlife Commission: 508-389-6317
  • Boston Police Department: 617-343-4240
Depending on the nature of your wildlife conflict, these agencies might be able to help you for free. Read the below description of each agency and how it works, and what you can say to get free wildlife removal services in Boston, MA.

Suffolk County Animal Services: (617) 522-5055

Animal ControlThis is the government animal control services operating in Suffolk County and sponsored by the city of Boston. 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. Call (617) 522-5055 and ask if they will assist with your wildlife problem. To increase the chance of success, do not lie, but if applicable, state that the problem is a public health matter in Boston, or that you feel the public safety is at risk, perhaps due to the spread of rabies or other diseases.

Boston Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic: 781-682-4878

RehabberThis is NOT a government agency. It is privately run, and operates on volunteer donations. This is a wildlife rehabber facility that deals strictly with wild animals. They may be able to help you with your wildlife problem, depending on the type of problem. The level of help might depend on their resources at the time. They will almost surely help in any case of an injured wild animal, or an orphaned baby animal, such as a baby squirrel or bird that fell out of a tree, or a baby opossum, etc. Please treat Boston Wildlife Rehabilitation kindly and donate if you are able to.

Massachusetts Wildlife Commission: 508-389-6317

Game WardenThis is the statewide government wildlife agency in Massachusetts, using your tax dollars to address wildlife issues. Sometimes called the Massachusetts Fish & Wildlife Agency. Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts perhaps due to the spread of rabies or other diseases.

Boston Police Department: 617-343-4240

PoliceYes, the Boston police department will sometimes help with 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 Boston, 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.

When should you hire a company and pay for wildlife control services?

Boston Wildlife Control If you can't manage to get free service, we can help. No free agency is going to provide the level of service we provide. We specialize in all aspects of wildlife control. It's what we do. If you have animals in your attic, for example, you need someone to inspect your home and attic, identify and remove the animals with advanced techniques and equipment, you need repairs to your roof or vents to keep critters out, and repair and cleanup in your attic. The Boston or Massachusetts government services aren't going to do that for you. Call us if you want to get:

  • Fast Service: Usually Same-Day
  • Animals Removed From Your Attic, With Home Repairs and Cleanup
  • Complete and Permanent Removal of Rodents From Your Home
  • Removal of a Bat Colony, or Prevention of Birds on Buildings
  • Humane Treatment of Wildlife and Courteous Customer Service
We are not free, but our prices are reasonable and fair for the work we provide. Check our year 2020 prices for wildlife control work. Call us 24/7 to schedule an appointment: 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 Go back to the main Boston Wildlife Control page to learm more about our company.

Bay State Wildlife provides professional wildlife control for both residential & commercial customers in the city of Boston in Massachusetts. We offer custom 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, animals digging in your yard, or the destructive behavior of a raccoon or other critter, we have the experience and the tools to quickly and professionally solve your problem. For a consultation and price quote, give us a call at 617-939-9710

Boston Wildlife Tip:
How to get rid of snake in house - A snake in your house does not want to be inside. Some snakes will make dens in cracks along a foundation, and this can eventually lead to snakes inside the basement. If a snake feels it can comfortably access its den and still lounge inside, you may get a snake that is seen in the same location of the building frequently. Snakes that are repeat offenders need to be captured and relocated. The damaged area of your home must be repaired. If snakes are not your worry, you should be concerned about rodents entering. A rat or mouse will cause significantly more damage, and without the snake being on the property, the rodents will not hesitate to enter your home. To catch the snake, fill in the crack from the outside that it uses as a den. Without being able to leave, the snake will eventually be forced back into the basement of the home. Now you can use a snake trap to lure the animal away from the den. One of the most effective snake traps on the market is the yellow glue trap. This trap looks like a plastic pizza box, but has a glue board and scent lures in the interior. A hungry snake will be drawn into the trap and then will be unable to leave. These animals can be freed with vegetable oil and then released into a suitable area.

We are happy to provide the information for free Boston wildlife removal services. Hopefully one of these agencies is able to help you. If not, we are happy to help you solve your wildlife problem, quickly, professionally, and humanely. Our wildlife control work is superior to any of the work you will find from these free services. Feel free to call us 24/7 at 617-939-9710 to discuss your wildlife issue, and we can give you a price quote over the phone.

Select Your Animal

RaccoonsBoston Raccoon Removal Information

SquirrelsBoston Squirrel Removal Information

OpossumBoston Opossum Removal Information

SkunksBoston Skunk Removal Information

RatsBoston Rat Removal Information

MiceBoston Mouse Removal Information

MolesBoston Mole Removal Information

GroundhogBoston Groundhog Removal Information

ArmadillosBoston Armadillo Removal Information

BeaverBoston Beaver Removal Information

FoxBoston Fox Removal Information

CoyotesBoston Coyote Removal Information

BirdsBoston Bird Removal Information

BatsBoston Bat Removal Information

SnakesBoston Snake Removal Information

DeadBoston Dead Animal Removal Information

OthersOther Wildlife Species Information