Living with Wildlife

How to Handle Human/Wildlife Conflicts

Encounters between humans and wildlife are becoming more and more frequent. For most people, observing wildlife in their backyard is a thrilling experience, but when an animal causes damage or attempts to occupy the same living space, conflicts occur.

Below, you will find species specific information for resolving and preventing these conflicts. After learning more about the critter that brought you here and associated prevention techniques, removal options, and legal considerations, some of you will decide to try resolving the conflict yourself. For you, there is additional information on Trapping and Evicting Animals to help you be successful. For others, contact an Animal Damage Control agent (PDF) or one of our regional wildlife offices, depending on the species and need.