If you are having a problem with a wild animal, please select your Rhode Island city/town from the map or list above. This Rhode Island animal control directory lists the phone numbers of professional wildlife removal experts throughout RI. These nuisance wildlife control operators deal with conflicts between people and wildlife such as squirrels living in an attic, or raccoons digging through the trash can. Call the licensed and insured professional listed here, and get the problem taken care of once and for all.
There are many Rhode Island pest control companies, but most of them treat for insect problems, and have little experience dealing with
wild animals. Our specially trained technicians have the specific knowledge and equipment necessary for Rhode Island wildlife management. We are not extermination
companies, we are professional Rhode Island trappers of wildlife. We are humane, and do a complete job - everything from animal damage repairs to biohazard waste
Our RI animal control experts can handle many wildlife issues. Examples include Rhode Island bat control and removal. It takes an experienced pro to safely and legally remove a colony of bats. The same goes for bird control, such as roosting pigeons. We know all the species of Rhode Island snakes, and can safely remove them. We most commonly deal with animals in the home, such as rats or mice in the attic, or raccoons in the chimney. Select your area on the map above, and find a professional in your home town.
Rhode Island info: The smallest state is loaded with the smallest nuisance species - mice and bats.
If you need assistance with a domestic animal, such as a dog or a cat, you need to call your local
Rhode Island county animal services or SPCA for assistance. They can help you out with issues such as stray dogs, stray cats, dangerous animal complaints,
pet adoption, bite reports, deceased pets, lost pets, and other issues. We have those numbers listed here for your convenience. If your city is not
on our map, consult your local blue pages or search for "Animal Control" or "SPCA" in your town.
Example Rhode Island Wildlife Problem Emails:
Hi Dave, I live in Rhode Island, near MA. Will you send me the name and number of a company that you know for certain will trap the mice and not use poison to kill them and smell up my home. Please send me the name and number because I have contact several companies and I want to know from you if you have a company you reccommend. Thanks, Sandy
I thought I might get some advice from you. I`m in Providence RI. I had over 20 chickens in a pen, covered top. I tried fixing holes Over time I have lost all but a rooster. I have other animals and I`m afraid to set a steel trap. I also had 3 large geese that was on eggs setting. I have 8 more geese. They would be too big for racoons etc. We have a bobcat in the back woods but left them alone because they re pretty and never came up. I haven t heard any cyoties but a neighbor across the road found one dead in their barn. I have had the same problem years ago but we set box traps and ended the problem. Is there any people who would want to get them? My cousin in Missouri had someone in animal control help. I don`t think a racoon or owl could get them. There has not been anything but feathers in one place. Thanks wilma
Wow, that's a tough case. I'd recommend getting a tougher chicken coup. If you do want trapping and removal, check out my directory.
Rhode Island Wildlife News Clip: Residents to vote on wildlife trapping steel cage use
No one disputes that wildlife trapping steel cages have a greater range than wooden cages do. The question is: Does that extra range make them safer or more dangerous? Residents of Rhode Island County will vote Monday on a proposal to allow raccoon, skunk & opossum pest control companies to use steel cages, at a meeting at the University of Rhode Island. The current rule limits pest control companies in the county to the use of wooden cages or muzzleloaders to hunt rat, mouse, & squirrel. Those who support the proposal say steel cages are more accurate at longer ranges, which reduces the risk of accidents and improves rat, mouse, & squirrel harvest.
Opponents counter that the increased range endangers landowners and bystanders. Wildlife management company Larry The Rhode Island animal control man said more people are moving into the county, which raises the risk that a long-range animal trap could hurt a person or property. "I look out here and I see five or six houses nearby," The Rhode Island animal control man said from his land near Kiel. "We have had more homes built here over the years, so the (current) rule should apply now more than ever." But Robert The RI animal services fellow, a wildlife trapping instructor and outdoors columnist, called the prohibition against steel cages "outdated." He said it's legal to use steel cages to hunt fox and coyote in the county, and that property owners, farmers and their employees should use steel cages to shoot raccoon, skunk & opossum that damage crops.
The Rhode Island County Board of Supervisors and Two Rivers City Council have passed resolutions that oppose designating the county a steel cage zone. The Rhode Island County Sheriff's Animal control group initially opposed the rule change. But Sheriff Ken Petersen said his animal control group investigated the other 71 counties across the state and found little difference between the number of incidents for steel cage and wooden cage areas. The animal control group has officially adopted a neutral position, as has the state Animal control group of Natural Resources. Wildlife management company Perry Van Dreel of Francis Creek said safety is less a function of the trap than it is the shooter. It's the wildlife management company's responsibility to know at what they're shooting and what's beyond it, he said.