This is the government animal control services operating in Travis County and sponsored by the city of Austin. 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 (512) 974-2000 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 Austin, 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 Austin Wildlife Rehabilitation kindly and donate if you are able to.
This is the statewide government wildlife agency in Texas, using your tax dollars to address wildlife issues. Sometimes called the Texas Fish & Wildlife Agency. Texas 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 Texas perhaps due to the spread of rabies or other diseases.
Yes, the Austin 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 Austin, 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 Austin or Texas government services aren't going to do that for you. Call us if you want to get:
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Critter Control provides professional wildlife control for both residential & commercial customers in the city of Austin in Texas. 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 512-337-1050
Austin Wildlife Tip:
I have a rat in my attic - If you have a rat in your attic, do not be discouraged. Rats can be tricky and hard to catch, but most issues with trapping are because people don't know the appropriate steps to take. The most common mistakes made by homeowners happen in the very beginning of the process. When people find a rat in their attic, the first thing they do is go out and buy a trap. The device is set and placed in the center of the attic space. What should be done first is not trapping; home repair is the first step to rat removal. You need to find the opening in the exterior of the home where the rats have entered. Until you do this, rats will come and go as they please, and you will never know if you have captured all the rats. If repairing the home seals rats inside the building, this will make those rodents easier to catch. Attics are good places to have rats if you have to have a pest issue. The attic will be open and inaccessible to pets and children. Trapping will be easier than if you were working in used areas of the home. Now that the holes are closed, take your snap traps and places them in areas where the rats have been seen or where droppings have been found. Wide, open attics will rarely have rodent activity in the center of the floor. If no evidence of the animals are found, place traps in places where travel is likely. Rats will use the perimeter of a room to travel rather than going through the center.
We are happy to provide the information for free Austin 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 512-337-1050 to discuss your wildlife issue, and we can give you a price quote over the phone.