Wildlife Nuisances

Wildlife Concerns

Raccoon holding a garbage bag

Animal Services responds to urgent calls related to sick and injured wildlife. Officers also respond to positively identified rattlesnakes on private property and heavily trafficked areas where safety is of concern. We do not respond to wildlife nuisances. Keep reading to find out what you can do to help with other wildlife concerns.

Nuisance Animals on Your Property

Alameda Vector Control provides Services for Alameda County residents, property owners, and property managers. Issues related to:

  • Arachnids (Mites, Ticks)
  • Insects (Bed Bugs, Fleas, Flies, Cockroaches, Mosquitoes/Albany Only)
  • Nuisance Wildlife (Bats, Raccoons, Opossums, Skunks)
  • Rodents
    Alameda County Vector Control
    Additional issues include causative condition, such as garbage, rubbish, overgrowth and abandoned/neglected properties.

More Information

Moving Wildlife, Trapping is Not the Answer

When traps are used to relocate animals away from their home turf, even humane traps can do more harm than good. When confronted with wildlife living up-close in their own homes or backyards, well-meaning homeowners often resort to what they see as the most humane solution—live-trapping the animal and then setting her free in a lush, leafy park or other far-away natural area.

It sounds like a good idea, but the sad truth is that live-trapping and relocation rarely ends well for wildlife, nor is it a permanent solution. Read the US Humane Society’s helpful information about alternatives to trapping.

Top 10 Problems with Wildlife

Opposum walking on top of a wooden fence

The US Humane Society has some helpful solutions to wildlife problems

Choosing a Wildlife Control Company

The US Humane Society has some helpful resources.

Preventing Animals from Living in Your Home / Yard

There are small changes you can make to prevent animals from taking up residence at your home. Read More