If you have any questions about the wildlife of Philadelphia, you can contact the Pennsylvania Wildlife Commission, sometimes called the Pennsylvania Fish & Wildlife Agency. Pennsylvania game wardens address many wildlife management matters, from hunting licenses, to poaching, endangered species, and Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia 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 A Wildlife Pro at 610-927-7792.
Pennsylvania State bird: Ruffed grouse
State mammal: White-tailed deer
State insect: 7-spotted ladybug, Pennsylvania firefly
State fish: Brook trout
Pennsylvania is one of the most populated states, but most of the residents are squeezed onto a little more than half the state, leaving the other half sparsely populated. This is usually okay with most people in the state; city-lovers can have their skyscrapers, and the peace-loving hermits can have their mountainous solitude. Once you enter Pennsylvania, you find a more uniform climate, though the southern part of the state will always be subject to warmer weather than the northern region. Despite the temperature differences, Pennsylvania gets a fair amount of snow, and the portion near Lake Erie can average over 100 inches a year.
The state is mostly forest with the exception of what mankind has carved into farmland, and because of this, most of the animals seen in the state are those that love being under cover of trees. As you might expect, raccoons are still one of the most common pest animals. Many other forest animals give the raccoon a run for its money in this state, however, and skunks, woodchucks, porcupines, bear, squirrels, chipmunks, and opossums are only a few potential home invaders.
It is so common to see wild animals in this area of the country that most folks living in the rural areas of the state know they need to take certain precautions against garbage raiders. Bears are notoriously brave in problem areas, but it's the skunks and raccoons that can be the most frequent visitors to your unprotected trash.
Living so close to trees also means having an inevitable squirrel visitation. They key is to make sure your home is as sealed as possible. If you live near trees, squirrels will find you. The same can be true of chipmunks, but these little guys almost never decide to live inside the home itself.
Pennsylvania also has an issue with wild hogs. The population of these dangerous, aggressive creatures has boomed over the last decade, and the hogs are so densely populated that have begun to spread north. Traps for wild hogs are not unlike repeater traps for large volumes of rats. Using a funnel system, the hogs are corralled and then shipped out of the area or handled appropriately by the local authorities.
Rumor has it that a new population of cougars has appeared in Pennsylvania, though the Department of Fish and Game denies any evidence of such.
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 (610) 825-0111
If they can't help, call the Pennsylvania Wildlife Commission at (610) 825-0111. You can also call your local sheriff department at (610) 825-0111 - they often deal with public wildlife issues.
We are experts with all kinds of PA wildlife and are familiar with the wild animals native to Philadelphia. If you need Philadelphia 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 Pennsylvania beaver control and removal. A Wildlife Pro also provides dead animal removal services. 610-927-7792
We service the greater Philly PA area, including the towns of Drexel Hill, Upper Darby, Lansdowne, Brookhaven, Newtown Square, King of Prussia, Conshohocken, Willow Grove, Hatboro, Warminster, Jenkintown, Havertown, Cheltenham, and more. A Wildlife Pro operates a professional wildlife removal company. We perform all facets of nuisance wildlife removal, from removing squirrels in attics, to bird and bat control. We do expert home repairs to prevent animals from re-entering, and we clean all animal waste and damage. We provide same or next-day service. Call 24/7 and we will discuss your wildlife problem!
Pennsylvania's squirrel, rat, and rodent trapping tradition runs deep, and roughly 500,000 exterminators will take to the field for this year's season. For context, that's nearly the population of the entire state of Pennsylvania. Although several species of wildlife roam Philadelphia, only a few, such as raccoons and squirrels and rats are considered pest wildlife.
The snake control expert, who spent several years as a conservation officer in Roseau, says he got a firsthand look - and taste - of that tradition by visiting trapping camps during squirrel, rat, and rodent season. Big traditions in the northern, forested areas of Pennsylvania, trapping camps are less prevalent in the more open country near Montgomery County, he said. Pennsylvania has many reptiles, and it's important to be able to identify Philadelphia snake species and mammals.
"Actually, getting a squirrel, rat, and rodent is just a small portion" of the squirrel, rat, and rodent camp tradition, The snake control expert said. "It's the camaraderie, just the every year annual event. People look forward to it; that to them is the biggest part. From my perspective, I dearly miss going to the squirrel, rat, and rodent camps. Remember to treat the wild animals of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with respect and care.
Some I went to just religiously. There was one where I always used to go the first Tuesday of squirrel, rat, and rodent season. They make a tremendous breakfast. I went out of there and didn't need to eat lunch." Pennsylvania has an abundance of wildlife, and Philadelphia is no exception.
If you have a Philadelphia wildlife problem and need help, call A Wildlife Pro at 610-927-7792. They provide professional wildlife control for both residential & commercial customers in the city of Philadelphia. They offer custom Philadelphia 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 Montgomery County in Pennsylvania. Check their prices, and for a consultation, give them a call at 610-927-7792
We service all of Delaware County, including the towns of Gradyville, Edgemont, Cheyney, Chester Heights, Concordville, Chadds Ford, Elam, and the surrounding areas.
Though most trespassing critters are merely a nuisance, they can pose a real threat to humans. It is estimated that 25-50percent of all fires of unknown origins are caused by rodents gnawing electrical wires. Some wildlife carry diseases and parasites that can be hazardous to your health. Dangerous or just plain bothersome, when animals come too close for comfort, Certified Wildlife Specialists can help.
We are a full service animal pest control organization. That means we not only remove or exclude unwanted animals, but follow up our work completely by repairing wildlife damage. Our integrated pest management system includes customer education habitat modification, exclusion, and removal of wildlife pests. Screening vents, installing chimney caps, and closing entry holes reduce the opportunity for future conflicts. We serve towns north and south of Doylestown, Newtown, Yardley and Bensalem in Bucks County; Pottstown, Lansdale, Wyndmoor, Abington, Chestnut Hill, Malvern, Radnor, Haverford, King of Prussia and towns north south east and west in Montgomery, Delaware and parts of Philadelphia and Chester Counties. We have the knowledge, equipment and commitment to do the job right every time.
You're still reading this page? We do not operate Philadelphia wildlife rescue, or a Philadelphia zoo or nature center, or Philadelphia wildlife sanctuary or refuge for volunteers. We are a privately owned nuisance wildlife removal service company. If you need a pro in Philadelphia to solve your problem for you, call A Wildlife Pro: 610-927-7792 and they can help you with your Philadelphia wildlife problem.