This is the government animal control services operating in Shelby County and sponsored by the city of Memphis. 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 901-636-7297 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 Memphis, or that you feel the public safety is at risk, perhaps due to the spread of rabies or other diseases.
This 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 Memphis Wildlife Rehabilitation kindly and donate if you are able to.
This is the statewide government wildlife agency in Tennessee, using your tax dollars to address wildlife issues. Sometimes called the Tennessee Fish & Wildlife Agency. Tennessee 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 Tennessee perhaps due to the spread of rabies or other diseases.
Yes, the Memphis 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 Memphis, 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.
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 Memphis or Tennessee government services aren't going to do that for you. Call us if you want to get:
We service Memphis TN, and the greater metropolitan area, including the towns of Germantown TN, Collierville TN, Covington TN, Olive Branch MS, and South Haven MS. Go back to the main Memphis Wildlife Control page to learm more about our company.
Critter Control provides professional wildlife control for both residential & commercial customers in the city of Memphis in Tennessee. 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 901-254-7510
Memphis Wildlife Tip:
How to kill rats in a house -People think that to kill rats in a house you must put out handfuls of poison and set out random traps. This is not the correct way to go about killing rats. First, poison is not what you want to use. Poison manufacturers make millions of dollars off of homeowner suffering. What really happens with poison-if the rats eats it at all-is that the rats die somewhere inside of your home. Wherever it is that these animals draw their last breaths, this is where the body will remain until you find it and remove it. And yes, if you want that smell of death to go away, you will have to find the body and remove it. For the best way to kill rats in a house, you will want to use a snap trap. There are a few different models on the market, but the idea is the same. A rat is killed when it triggers the pressure plate and a bar springs forward, breaking the animal's neck. This method is fast and humane; much more humane than traps like glue traps. Prior to any form of trapping, proper home repair should be accomplished. Rats are entering the building through a hole in the exterior. If you do not repair this area, more rats wil enter the building during or after the trapping process.
We are happy to provide the information for free Memphis 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 901-254-7510 to discuss your wildlife issue, and we can give you a price quote over the phone.