If you have any questions about the wildlife of Salem, you can contact the Oregon Wildlife Commission, sometimes called the Oregon Fish & Wildlife Agency. Oregon game wardens address many wildlife management matters, from hunting licenses, to poaching, endangered species, and Salem 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 Salem 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 Ketch-Um Wildlife Control LLC at 541-701-3467.
Oregon State bird: Western meadowlark
State mammal: American beaver
State fish: Chinook salmon
State insect: Oregon swallowtail butterfly
Oregon is a diverse state when it comes to landscapes. The state has a sprawling coastline with beaches and cliffs, yet it also has a large portion of desert area to the east. The Cascade Mountains are the highest points in the region, adding ancient volcanoes to the mixture of terrain. Oregon has thick forestation with both mixed forests and coniferous woodlands. In the valleys, the state has ample prairie land, shrublands, and steppes. As a state on the Pacific Ocean, Oregon experiences a mostly mild, wet climate, but sections of the region can experience severe hot or cold spells. The desert area is also significantly drier than other parts of the state.
There are over 136 documented species of mammals in Oregon, including dolphins and whales seen off the coast. The state has some fearsome predators occurring in small number including grizzly bears, gray wolves, wolverines, Canada lynx, and mountain lions. Despite the presence of a few large predators, the national registry states most of the mammals in Oregon are considered smaller species. The state does have a number of larger grazing animals such as moose, elk, bison, pronghorns, and deer.
In a state of small creatures, it's no doubt that Oregon has a number of nuisance species waiting to cause trouble for homeowners. The state has raccoons, weasels, skunks, bats, opossums, beavers, rats, squirrels, nutria, pocket gophers, and a variety of mouse species.
Turtles are surprisingly few as far as species diversity is concerned, and the two native turtles to Oregon are the painted turtle and the Pacific pond turtle. Other reptiles include alligator lizards, skinks, horned lizards, sagebrush lizards, and rattlesnakes.
Other animals living near the state in the coastal waters include seals, sea lions, and whales. Most marine animals are not problematic for homeowners. The critters can sometimes cause damage to areas of private and public beaches, but this is rarely an issue. Most marine wildlife is fearful of human interaction unless the animals have learned that people are equivalent to an easy meal.
Whale watching is a big industry along the coastal plane. The state has whale watching venues for grey whales, sei whales, fin whales, blue whales, humpback whales, and a list of others. Whales, of course, are not considered common nuisance animals unless you're a commercial fisherman.
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 (503) 585-5900
If they can't help, call the Oregon Wildlife Commission at (503) 585-5900. You can also call your local sheriff department at (503) 585-5900 - they often deal with public wildlife issues.
We are experts with all kinds of OR wildlife and are familiar with the wild animals native to Salem. If you need Salem 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 Oregon beaver control and removal. Ketch-Um Wildlife Control LLC also provides dead animal removal services. 541-701-3467
We are a locally owned and operated business. For over 20 years Bob Gilman and employees have worked in commercial timberland wildlife damage control. In 2001 we launched a new business. "Ketch-Um Wildlife Control" This business was developed to serve Urban, suburban & rural customers with wildlife related difficulties. Our long experience in controlling a wide variety of pest and animal damage assures clients of high quality professional, control work. Ketch-Um Wildlife Control works primarily in the mid and upper Willamette Valley areas from Salem in the north to the Cottage Grove area in the south. We also serve numerous small towns on the east and west sides of the Willamette Valley. Large jobs and contracts will be considered anyplace in Western Oregon. At Ketch-Um we don't do bugs or poisons, we specialize in humane wildlife capture and control. Our company motto is, "Mice to Mammoths, You got Em---We get Em".
If you have a Salem wildlife problem and need help, call Ketch-Um Wildlife Control LLC at 541-701-3467. They provide professional wildlife control for both residential & commercial customers in the city of Salem. They offer custom Salem 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 Marion County in Oregon. Check their prices, and for a consultation, give them a call at 541-701-3467
We service all of Marion County and the towns of Woodburn, Keizer, Silverton, Stayton, Marion, Sublimity, Saint Paul, Aurora, Hubbard, Aumsville, Mount Angel, Turner, Jefferson, Gervais, Scotts Mills, Detroit, Donald, Brooks, Hayesville, Mehama, Four Corners, Butteville, Labish Village, and more.
You're still reading this page? We do not operate Salem wildlife rescue, or a Salem zoo or nature center, or Salem wildlife sanctuary or refuge for volunteers. We are a privately owned nuisance wildlife removal service company. If you need a pro in Salem to solve your problem for you, call Ketch-Um Wildlife Control LLC: 541-701-3467 and they can help you with your Salem wildlife problem.