If you have any questions about the wildlife of Springfield, you can contact the Massachusetts Wildlife Commission, sometimes called the Massachusetts Fish & Wildlife Agency. Massachusetts game wardens address many wildlife management matters, from hunting licenses, to poaching, endangered species, and Springfield 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 Springfield 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 AAAC Wildlife Professionals at 413-372-1777.
Massachusetts State bird: Black-capped chickadee, wild turkey
State mammal: Right whale
State reptile: Garter snake
State fish: Cod
State insect: 7-spotted ladybug
Massachusetts was almost entirely cleared for agriculture at one point in time, leaving very few areas of old forest in the state. There is significant secondary growth of both hardwoods and pine trees, but almost half of Massachusetts is now farmland. The state is one of the smallest in the country, consisting of only a little over 10,000 square miles. The state has a nice mixture of mountains which eventually fade into the sandy coastal plain which stretched into the Atlantic Ocean. Unfortunately, because of the once heavy deforestation, many native animals like wolves, cougars, elk, and wolverines are now considered extinct within the state.
The slow comeback of forests from abandoned farmland has been good to many smaller species of critters in this part of the country. Inland animals include coyotes, white-tailed deer, and turkeys. Two large animals have returned to the area, black bears and moose.
Three large bays on the Atlantic coast are also home to numerous animal species. Massachusetts has gray seals, harp seals, walruses, humpback whales, lobster, dolphins, and a variety of edible fish. With such an abundant food supply near the water and sandy beaches galore, one of the most common animals seen in the coastal region are seagulls. The gulls are scavengers and will not hesitate to steal food from people walking on the beach. Many of the local dining establishments have had to take precautions against the birds, as their fecal material can be damaging to surfaces and offensive to people.
Massachusetts also has the same nuisance creatures found in the rest of the country. Because of the young forest growth, raccoons can be particularly problematic, having few large trees to make their homes in. These intelligent creatures will often seek shelter in attics to have their litters rather than risking exposing the babies out in the wild. Joining the ranks of home invaders in this state are rats, mice, opossum, skunk, and squirrels. Other animals, like porcupines, will sneak into yards after food only sometimes enter homes by mistake. Unfortunately, these animals are so shy they usually curl up into a ball somewhere in the corner of the house instead of leaving the way they entered.
Beaver are another common sight in Massachusetts, though their numbers also suffered when the state began heavily farmed. Now, the beaver are returning, creating new ecosystems by blocking up waterways in secondary forests.
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 413-781-1484
If they can't help, call the Massachusetts Wildlife Commission at 413-781-1484. You can also call your local sheriff department at 413-781-1484 - they often deal with public wildlife issues.
We are experts with all kinds of MA wildlife and are familiar with the wild animals native to Springfield. If you need Springfield 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 Massachusetts beaver control and removal. AAAC Wildlife Professionals also provides dead animal removal services. 413-372-1777
Located in Springfield, we provide professional Wildlife Removal Services for the Greater Springfield area as well as Central Mass and the Berkshires. We pecialize in the removal and exclusion of Bats, Squirrels, Skunks and Raccoons. We also provide wild animal control in the following towns: Greenfield, Deerfield, Montague, Gill, Wilbraham, Agawam, Hampden, Longmeadow, East Longmeadow, West Springfield, Chicopee, Holyoke, Granby, Palmer, Ludlow, Monson, Warren, Ware, Hadley, South Hadley, East Hampton, Northampton, Amherst, hatfield, Belchertown, Pelham, Williamsburg, Whately, Sunderland, Leverett, Shutesbury, New Salem, Petersham, Phillipston, Athol, Templeton, Gardner, Winchendon, Royalston, Orange, Warwick, Erving, Northfield, Bernardston, Leyden, Colrain, Shelburne, Conway, Ware.
Note: We do not handle dog and cat issues. For all dog and cat issues call Springfield Animal Control: 413-781-1484 or 413-736-2992
If you have a Springfield wildlife problem and need help, call AAAC Wildlife Professionals at 413-372-1777. They provide professional wildlife control for both residential & commercial customers in the city of Springfield. They offer custom Springfield 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 Hampden County in Massachusetts. Check their prices, and for a consultation, give them a call at 413-372-1777
We also service the towns of South Hadley, Tolland, Westfield, Ashfield, Wilbraham, and extermination services in Blandford, Hampden, Granville, Cummington, Chicopee, Worthington and also animal control in Westhampton, Greenfield, Brimfield, and snake removal in Southampton, Plainfield, Somers, Southwick, Russell, Deerfield, Northampton, Montgomery and pest control in West Springfield, Florence, Ware, and animal capture in Ludlow, Suffield, Granby, Easthampton, Holyoke, East Longmeadow, East Windsor, Chester and wild animal services in Agawam, Longmeadow, Windsor Locks, and wildlife trapping in Goshen, Belchertown, Enfield, Feeding Hills and wildlife management in Middlefield, Whately, Chesterfield, and rodent removal in Wales, Hatfield, Palmer, Huntington, Hadley, Williamsburg, Monson.
You're still reading this page? We do not operate Springfield wildlife rescue, or a Springfield zoo or nature center, or Springfield wildlife sanctuary or refuge for volunteers. We are a privately owned nuisance wildlife removal service company. If you need a pro in Springfield to solve your problem for you, call AAAC Wildlife Professionals: 413-372-1777 and they can help you with your Springfield wildlife problem.