Phoenix AZ Wildlife Information

Arizona Wildlife Commission: 602-942-3000

Arizona Game WardenIf you have any questions about the wildlife of Phoenix, you can contact the Arizona Wildlife Commission, sometimes called the Arizona Fish & Wildlife Agency. Arizona game wardens address many wildlife management matters, from hunting licenses, to poaching, endangered species, and Phoenix wildlife management. They deal with wild animals outside the range of a pest control company, such as cougars or bears. If you have a problem with nuisance wildlife in Phoenix like squirrels, snakes, bats, or raccoons, the state agency is very unlikely to help. You need to hire a private company (here are their prices) such as Allen Wildlife Professional at 602-313-8971.

I also have listed several sources for free Phoenix wildlife help. One example, if you've found an injured animal or lost baby bird or other baby animal is the Phoenix Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic: 480-998-5550 Or just read below for more info about the wild animals of Phoenix.

Types of Wildlife and Animal Problems in Phoenix, AZ

Arizona State bird: Cactus wren
Arizona State mammal: Ringtail cat
Arizona State reptile: Arizona ridge-nosed rattlesnake
Arizona State amphibian: Arizona tree frog
Arizona State fish: Arizona trout
Arizona State insect: Two-tailed swallowtail

Arizona is a place of dry heat. The summers are hot and the winters are mild. Forests consist of water-conserving pines trees and spruces. Though much of the state is arid, there are many deep canyons as well as the San Francisco Mountains where snowfall and more moderate weather are common. Only 15 percent of this state is privately owned. The other 85 percent is made up of national forest and Native American reservation land. The southern zone of Arizona is desert land filled with rock formations and plants like cacti. The Colorado plateau, up in the northern region, is more heavily forested. The state boasts such landmarks as the Grand Canyon and Meteor Crater.

Arizona has a unique mix of wildlife due to the forests and the desert regions in the state. The Grand Canyon has an abundance of wildlife since it is a source of constant water. Along the canyon, wolves, condors, bald eagles and mountain lions all hang out near the life-providing water. The Grand Canyon also is home to a number of endangered species including the desert tortoise, California brown pelican, bighorn sheep, Southwest river otter, and the spotted bat.

Predators in Arizona include the big four: mountain lions, black bear, wolves, and coyotes. These large carnivores are followed up by bobcats, called "wildcats" by natives.

Another creature common in Arizona is the ringtail cat. Contrary to popular belief, the ringtail cat isn't a cat at all-it is closer to the raccoon in description. Ringtails are exceptional climbers and live along cliffs in the arid or semi-arid zones within the state. They eat a variety of insects, scorpions, and smaller mammals.

Animals living in the hot Arizona desert need to be able to withstand temperatures up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. These desert animals include scorpions, great horned owls, golden eagles, Gila monsters, and rattlesnakes.

This state does have the common nuisance animals found around the country. Raccoons are found in the pine forests of the north along with skunks, porcupines, squirrels, mice, and rats. Arizona also has a large bat population with a handful of different species. Whitetail prairie dogs have made their presence known in the arid regions and are a vital food source for many of the desert-dwelling predators. Arizona also has large grazing animals like mule deer, bighorn sheep, elk, and white-tailed deer.

If you need a professional wildlife trapper in Phoenix, AZ call Allen Wildlife Professional: 602-313-8971

Phoenix Raccoons:

This masked animal is fairly common in Phoenix, AZ. They frequently raid trash cans and steal pet food. They also often choose to live in the attic or chimney of your home. One of Arizona's beautiful animals, but often a nuisance. We offer Phoenix raccoon removal.

Phoenix Squirrels:

Squirrels are often a pest in Phoenix. They love to live in an attic, and will chew on wood or electrical wires. They are agile creatures, and live throughout the state of Arizona. Call Allen Wildlife Professional if you need squirrel removal in Phoenix.

Phoenix Opossum:

You may spot this animal in Phoenix at night time, perhaps rooting through your garbage. This opportunistic animal will take your pet's food or live under your porch. The possum is a great Arizona survivor, and not all that ugly.

Phoenix Snakes:

There are many species of snakes in Phoenix, but few are venomous. If you need help identifying snakes of Arizona, browse this site or give us a call at 602-313-8971. We at Allen Wildlife Professional can provide Phoenix snake control any time you need us.

Phoenix Rat Control:

The Norway Rat, Roof Rat, and House Mouse inhabit most areas of North America that people inhabit, including most Arizona cities. They contaminate food and love to live in the walls or attic of a home. Allen Wildlife Professional can get rid of them once and for all.

Phoenix Bats:

Bats are special animals, and found throughout Arizona. They are good creatures and eat a lot of insects, but if you have an infestation of bats in your home or building, you can give us a call for professional Phoenix bat removal and control.


To report a dead animal on the road, an injured bird, a lost baby squirrel, a dangerous bear, or anything like that, call animal services at 602-506-7387

If they can't help, call the Arizona Wildlife Commission at 602-506-7387. You can also call your local sheriff department at 602-506-7387 - they often deal with public wildlife issues.

We are experts with all kinds of AZ wildlife and are familiar with the wild animals native to Phoenix. If you need Phoenix pigeon control, geese or other bird removal, we can help. We are experts with skunks and skunk problems, digging animals such as moles, armadillos, & groundhogs, and we offer Arizona beaver control and removal. Allen Wildlife Professional also provides dead animal removal services. 602-313-8971

We are Arizona's leading private animal control & management service. Providing service 24 hours a day to residential & commercial clients around the Phoenix metro area and also throughout the state by appointment. Our services are divided into 2 categories which are the pet services division and the animal & bird control division. We service the city of Phoenix, and the towns of Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Glendale, Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Avondale, Sun City, Peoria, Surprise, Fountain Hills, Sun Lakes, and the entire metropolitan region.

Phoenix Wildlife Tip
Problems With A Rodent? Moth Balls Will Be Suggested - Solutions to an infestation of rodents are plentiful and range from the weird to the extremely silly. Anyone who has rodents in their home will be looking for that one fail safe method of getting rid of them - and while looking for that one method may well spend many dollars, in the meantime the rodents are becoming more and more settled in your home. A popular 'fail-safe' home remedy for humane removal of rodents is placing mothballs around the area of infestation and along their runs. First, there is absolutely no scientific evidence that mothballs are in any way useful in deterring rodents - or any other creature for that matter.

Any rodent worth his salt will, quite simply, push the offending mothball out of its way and carry on his merry way, they have no objection to the smell and will certainly not allow the presence of mothballs to spoil their five star accommodation. The only guaranteed method of rodent removal - with the evidence to back it up - is to trap and release or kill them. A little detective work coupled with strategically placed traps will ensure that your rodent problem is dealt with efficiently and thoroughly. Using traps does make some people squeamish but done properly it is quite humane and extremely successful.
Phoenix, AZ Wildlife News Clip:
Cooperative conservation for Phoenix Wildlife
Ranchers unite to save the land for cattle, wildlife, way of life

The image of the lone rancher punching cows and cursing environmentalists has gone by the wayside - at least for the Phoenix Borderlands Group. With Phoenix, ranchers run a nonprofit cooperative dedicated to conserving rangeland and preserving a ranching way of life. They work with scientists, an assortment of government agencies and even environmental groups. They don't see cattle in competition with wildlife in Glendale or Tempe. For Phoenix members, improving the range for one works to the benefit of the other.

The Phoenix group could be just the tip of an expanding iceberg. Cooperative conservation has become something of a buzzword in recent years. The White House hosted a cooperative conservation conference in St. Louis in August 2004. More than 1,000 people attended. In a group like that, a lone rancher would be hard to find. Arizona has an abundance of wildlife, and Phoenix is no exception.

Phoenix area ranches cover 800,000 acres of rangeland stretching from the San Bernardino Valley in southeastern Arizona across the state line into Gilbert and Peoria. To date, 13 ranchers have signed on with the group. Its formation dates back to the early 1990s. At the time, neighboring ranchers would gather at Warner and Wendy Glenn's Phoenix Ranch. They talked about restoring rangeland through prescribed burns. They later began discussing how cash-strapped ranchers could stay in business - without selling out to developers. They talked about preserving open spaces for cattle and wildlife. Although several species of wildlife roam Phoenix, Mesa, and Scottsdale, only a few, such as raccoons and squirrels, are considered pest wildlife.

Critter Problem at Your House? Hire Allen Wildlife Professional
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Phoenix Wildlife ControlIf you have a Phoenix wildlife problem and need help, call Allen Wildlife Professional at 602-313-8971. They provide professional wildlife control for both residential & commercial customers in the city of Phoenix. They offer custom Phoenix wildlife 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, or the destructive behavior of a raccoon, they have the experience and the tools to quickly and professionally solve your wild animal problem in Maricopa County in Arizona. Check their prices, and for a consultation, give them a call at 602-313-8971

Phoenix, Arizona is the largest capital based on population in the United States. It was incorporated in 1881 and has grown at an extremely fast rate, into a major metropolitan area. Nicknamed the "Valley in the Sun," it is not hard to see why Phoenix would adopt such a name. The city of 1.3 million people is located in the heart of the Sonoran desert and is surrounded by the McDowell Mountains to the northeast, the White Tank Mountains to the west, the Superstition Mountains far to the east, and the Sierra Estrella to the southwest. Located in the desert, Phoenix has an arid climate with an average of eight inches of rainfall per year. Such a desert-like climate have attracted industries such as telecommunications, film makers, advertising companies, and miners to the area. The desert climate is also inspiration for all major league sports team names such as the Diamondbacks, Suns, and Coyotes that make the city proud. We also service the towns of Scottsdale, Chandler, Fountain Hills, and rodent removal in Youngtown, Avondale, Florence and also animal control in Litchfield Park, Ahwatukee, Waddell, Laveen, and extermination services in Carefree, Mesa, Tolleson, Sun City, and snake removal in Glendale, Buckeye and pest control in Queen Creek, and animal capture in Tempe, Maricopa, Gold Canyon, Coolidge, Goodyear and wild animal services in Casa Grande, Cave Creek, and wildlife trapping in Paradise Valley, Higley, Apache Junction and wildlife management in Anthem, Rio Verde, Peoria, and rat control in Wickenburg, Gilbert, El Mirage. To learn more, visit

You're still reading this page? We do not operate Phoenix wildlife rescue, or a Phoenix zoo or nature center, or Phoenix wildlife sanctuary or refuge for volunteers. We are a privately owned nuisance wildlife removal service company. If you need a pro in Phoenix to solve your problem for you, call Allen Wildlife Professional: 602-313-8971 and they can help you with your Phoenix wildlife problem.

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