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Louisville Wildlife Control Info

If you need a professional wildlife trapper in Louisville, KY call Animal Pros: 502-996-8856

Kentucky State bird: Northern cardinal
State mammal: Gray squirrel, Thoroughbred horse
State fish: Kentucky spotted bass
State insect: Viceroy butterfly

Kentucky is known for its thoroughbred horse racing. For a state to be so well-known for large grazing animals, it stands to reason that the terrain is fairly flat and hilly with lush grass and a fair amount of forest. The state is covered by bluegrass, a thick form of vegetation that does well in the fertile soil. This state has the country's longest connecting system of waterways.

When people think of elk, they don't usually think of Kentucky, but the state has one of the largest wild elk herds in the country. At one time, bison roamed much of the region. Like most of the United States, bison eventually vanished, and now only a few privately owned herds are left in Kentucky. Other animals that were once native and have now been extirpated include cougars, gray wolves, and red wolves. As far as the state is concerned, there is no breeding population of these animals in Kentucky.

This region has plentiful white-tailed deer populations just as it does elk herds. The unique grasslands provide the grazers with more than enough food to keep them comfortable through all the seasons.

Just because it's known for horses doesn't mean Kentucky has escaped the ravages of nuisance animals. There are plenty of common critters that make life as a homeowner difficult and frustrating. Kentucky has the most common home invader in the country: the house mouse. It also has rats, raccoons, opossums, woodchucks, prairie dogs, porcupines, otters, beavers, and snakes.

Kentucky has been one of the states to see a recent spread of the nine-banded armadillo into the region. These burrowing creatures can cause significant damage in a yard just overnight. Trapping and removal is relatively easy, but the only way to keep them out is with diligent yard care and a fence. br>
Though not really a strict carnivore, the state also has the large black bear as a top-of-the-food-chain predator. These creatures are relatively reclusive, though they can become bold if a dependency on trash starts to develop. Coyotes are also common in Kentucky, but the mischievous canines are not huge nuisance animals because of the short, milder winters seen in the state. Farmers have taken to introducing llamas into herds of sheep and goats to help ward off a coyote that may be eyeing livestock.
  Louisville Raccoons: This masked animal is fairly common in Louisville, KY. 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 Kentucky's beautiful animals, but often a nuisance. We offer Louisville raccoon removal.
  Louisville Squirrels: Squirrels are often a pest in Louisville. 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 Kentucky. Call Animal Pros if you need squirrel removal in Louisville.
  Louisville Opossum: You may spot this animal in Louisville 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 Kentucky survivor, and not all that ugly.
  Louisville Snakes: There are many species of snakes in Louisville, but few are venomous. If you need help identifying snakes of Kentucky, browse this site or give us a call at 502-996-8856. We at Animal Pros can provide Louisville snake control any time you need us.
  Louisville Rat Control: The Norway Rat, Roof Rat, and House Mouse inhabit most areas of North America that people inhabit, including most Kentucky cities. They contaminate food and love to live in the walls or attic of a home. Animal Pros can get rid of them once and for all.
  Louisville Bats: Bats are special animals, and found throughout Kentucky. 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 Louisville bat removal and control.
We are experts with all kinds of KY wildlife. If you need Louisville 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 Kentucky beaver control and removal. Animal Pros also provides dead animal removal services. 502-996-8856

We provide professional critter removal services in the greater Louisville Kentucky area, including Jeffersontown, Middletown, Douglass Hills, Anchorage, Lyndon, West Buechel, Poplar Hills, Meadowview Estates, Watterson Park, Audobon Park, Saint Matthews, Shively, Beechwood Village, Glenview, Green Spring, Worthington Hills, and Jeffersonville IN. 

Louisville Wildlife Tip
How To Remove Rodents From Your Plumbing System - You should not be surprised to find rodents in unexpected places in your home. Rodents have a way of easily getting into tiny spaces. If they can chew through something, they can get in. Rodents are able to fit into tiny crevices and are efficient chewers, so it doesn't take them much effort to figure out a way to enter your home. This is an unfortunate reality for homeowners, because it means that they can be caught by surprise. Or they are aware that rodents are nesting somewhere in their home and not know where they are. What happens when rodents end up in your plumbing system?

Rodents are able to enter your plumbing system from the vent that is located on the roof of your house. Rodents obviously can't see what is on the other side. All they care about is getting into your home as quickly as possible, and they might end up in undesirable places and end up getting stuck. Once a rodent enters a plumbing system, it will scurry through the pipes, and there is a good chance it could end up stuck in your toilet. Also, if a rodent is trapped in your vents this can cause a plumbing problem. You can reach inside a vent to remove the trapped rodent, but never do this without protective clothing, including gloves. A rodent that has been trapped for some time will probably die, so it can be removed without any hassles. If the rodent is still alive, it would be wiser to call a professional. 
Louisville, KY Wildlife News Clip:
Wildlife - Rabies-infested flying mammal bites citizen

However, if any wild animal is witnessed out in the middle of the day, caution should be exercised, Bat Regulation Exterminator said. Bats found lying on the ground at any time of day are a concern. Hooray for wild creatures and critters!

"Bats are a high-risk carrier for rabies," she said. Skunks and raccoons also are at high risk for rabies, Bat Regulation Exterminator said, but just because these animals are a high risk, does not mean that all of them are infected with the disease. For more on Louisville wildlife, read on.

"With any wildlife - you do not ever want to mess with it," she said. "You want to leave it alone." There have been at least four confirmed cases of rabid bats that have either bitten or scratched humans in Louisville, Barton said. Snakes and coyotes are not all mean.

In the 25 years he has worked in the medical profession, Barton said this number of rabies cases is the largest he has witnessed in Louisville. However, Barton said, as far as he knows, there have been no confirmed cases of rabies in humans. "But the bats are testing positive," he said. Remember to treat the wild animals of Louisville, Kentucky, with respect and care.

When the critter capture kid could finally form the garbled words of a toddler he would plead with me to get to go, though he didn't actually know what it was he was asking to do. I guess he felt somehow I was up to something he should be a part of, especially when I was fortunate enough to bring home a raccoon and muskrat. But now, as a knowledgeable kindergarten student, one who studies Field and Stream magazine whenever he can, and who also watches professional bow wildlife trapper Michael Waddell religiously on ESPN, the critter capture kid knows exactly what he wants. Continued next week ...Louisville Wildlife.


We also service the towns of Henryville, Sellersburg, Pekin, Milton, Clarksville, Glenview, and rodent removal in Okolona, Shively, Battletown, Harrods Creek, Clermont, Bardstown, Prospect, New Hope, New Haven, and extermination services in Coxs Creek, KY and also animal control in Fredericksburg, Corydon, New Castle, Bloomfield, Boston, Port Royal, Mauckport, Smithfield, St Matthews, Hollyvilla, Buechel, Mount Washington, Salem, Coral Ridge, Laconia, Anchorage, Simpsonville, Greenville, and pest control in Palmyra, Brandenburg, Jeffersonville, and animal exterminating in Hardinsburg, Highview, Bagdad, Shepherdsville, Depauw, Chaplin, Lebanon Junction, Otisco, Crestwood, Nazareth, Jeffersontown, Valley Station, Elizabeth, and rat control in Bedford, Central, Memphis, Fern Creek, Fisherville, Westport, Shelbyville, KY and wild animal services in Pleasureville, Bradford, Ekron, Pendleton, Fairdale, Goshen, Taylorsville, Floyds Knobs, Guston, La Grange, Buckner, Hillview, Gap in Knob, Eastwood, Stites, Eminence, Rhodelia, Campbellsburg, and wildlife trapping in Sulphur, Fairfield, Bethlehem, Brownsboro, Waddy, Kosmosdale, KY and wildlife management in Pioneer Village, Lockport, Prairie Village, Borden, Mount Saint Francis, Georgetown, Middletown, Nabb, and animal capture in Ramsey, Lanesville, Valley Village, Muldraugh, Charlestown, Pleasure Ridge Park, Crandall, Mount Eden, Marysville, Payneville, and snake removal in Highgrove, Pewee Valley, West Point, New Washington, IN.
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