Free Houston Wildlife Control Resources/ Texas

The below government agencies may provide free wildlife services in Houston


  • Harris County Animal Services: (281) 999-3191
  • Houston Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic: 713-468-8972
  • Texas Wildlife Commission: 512-389-8092
  • Houston Police Department: 832-395-1500
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 Houston, TX.

Harris County Animal Services: (281) 999-3191

Animal ControlThis is the government animal control services operating in Harris County and sponsored by the city of Houston. 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 (281) 999-3191 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 Houston, or that you feel the public safety is at risk, perhaps due to the spread of rabies or other diseases.

Houston Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic: 713-468-8972

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 Houston Wildlife Rehabilitation kindly and donate if you are able to.

Texas Wildlife Commission: 512-389-8092

Game WardenThis 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.

Houston Police Department: 832-395-1500

PoliceYes, the Houston 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 Houston, 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?

Houston 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 Houston or Texas 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: 281-305-3706

We service the Greater Houston area, including the towns of Jersey Village, Aldine, Friendswood, League City, Texas City, Pearland, Missouri City, Sugar Land, Mission Bend, Bellaire, Hedwig Village, Katy, Richmond, and Rosenberg, and more. If in doubt about whether or not we service your area, give us a call! We do not handle insects or spray poison or provide termite control. We deal only with wildlife - mammals and reptiles. Go back to the main Houston Wildlife Control page to learm more about our company.

Critter Control provides professional wildlife control for both residential & commercial customers in the city of Houston 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 281-305-3706

Houston Wildlife Tip:
How to get rid of rats -How to get rid of rats is a popular question when people discover their home has been taken over by rodents. Rats are trapped and removed much in the same way mice area; however, rats do require larger traps and more costly home repairs. The first and most important step in rat removal is to find the rat holes in the outside of your home. A rat needs to get inside from outside, so somewhere there is a hole that has allowed the rodents to get in. This hole can be at any level, and can be in any part of the home. Holes can be through damaged siding, loose vents, or even open drains. When the holes have been found and sealed, you can decide where to best set up the rat traps. Trapping is the best way to get rid of a rat. Nuisance animals that are used to living near people will not survive in a relocation situation. Problem rats need to be lethally trapped. Snap traps are the most effective traps on the market. They are inexpensive and can be reused. Bait your snappers with peanut butter and place them in areas where rat droppings have been noted. Rats return to the same routes time and time again, so droppings or other signs of activity are good indications of where to set the trap.

We are happy to provide the information for free Houston 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 281-305-3706 to discuss your wildlife issue, and we can give you a price quote over the phone.

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