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Clinton, IA

Big Papa's Nuisance Wildlife Control

Big Papa's Nuisance Wildlife Control is a full-service wildlife control company serving Clinton IA and the surrounding area. We specialize in urban and suburban wildlife damage management for both residential and commercial customers. We are state licensed by the Iowa Fish & Wildlife Commission. We handle nearly all aspects of wildlife control, and resolve conflicts between people and wildlife in a humane and professional manner. For Clinton pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 563-514-4725 - yes, we answer our phones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - and we will discuss your wildlife problem and schedule an appointment to solve it. We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Scratching Noises in Your Attic?
  • Unwanted Wildlife on Property?
  • Problem Bird or Bat Infestation?
  • Digging Lawn or Under House?
  • We Can Solve It!
Many of Iowa's wild animals have learned to adapt and even thrive in our homes. For example some wildlife have found that attics make great places to live. Other animals find refuge under homes or porches. Invariably, these animals cause damage. Rodents, like squirrels and rats, love to chew on electrical wires once in an attic, and this causes a serious fire hazard. Raccoons can cause serious contamination in an attic with their droppings and parasites. Same goes for bat or bird colonies. We specialize in solving Iowa's wildlife problems, from snake removal to large jobs like commercial bat control, we do it all.

We do not handle dog or cat problems. If you need assistance with a domestic animal, such as a dog or a cat, you need to call your local Clinton county animal services for assistance. They can help you out with issues such as stray dogs, stray cats, spay & neuter programs, vaccinations, licenses, pet adoption, bite reports, deceased pets, lost pets, local animal complaints and to report neglected or abused animals. There is no free Clinton animal control for wildlife issues.

Clinton County Animal Services or Humane Society: (563) 242-2144

Clinton Wildlife Removal Tip: How to trap or exclude flying squirrels

Flying squirrels are smaller than other types of squirrels. Trapping them may therefore be too tiresome. Many people find them to be beautiful and harmless creatures. Therefore, they offer them hostage in their yards. If you can live peacefully with them, it is good. However, considering the damage that they may bring to your house, you may find it better to evict them. Trapping them is the most preferred method of removal by people.

Why trapping is preferred

There are so many methods of flying squirrel removal, however, most people prefer trapping to all the others. Below are some of the reasons why:

It ensures there are no animals get trapped in the house or their den unlike other means of removal, an animal walks into a trap on its own. Therefore, the chances of it getting trapped and starving to death in their dens are minimized.
It enables one to relocate the flying squirrels safely when the flying squirrel gets trapped into the cage, carrying it to a place where it can thrive well is made possible.
It does not pose any harm to human beings unlike in the case of poison or repellents, traps cannot harm humans in anyway.
It can trap other wild animals apart from flying squirrels the trap may end up trapping another wild animal that may be living in your house without your knowledge.

Trapping the life squirrel

For effective and efficient results of your efforts, trapping should be done systematically. Below are some easy steps that you can use to trap and exclude a life squirrel:

Choose the right trap in the market, you will find all sought of traps. Most are lethal but killing the innocent animal is not our objective. Go for life traps and consult about the best quality trap. The trap should be small too. Remember a flying squirrel is smaller than other squirrels.
Purchase it it might be expensive but if good results are assured, go for it. Follow the instruction given by the seller of the trap the trap may not be ready for use. Joining some of its parts may be a requirement. Follow the instructions keenly to avoid harming the flying squirrel.
Decide where to place it the best place to place it is where it hangouts the most. Its entry hole is another sure place to keep it.
Place the bait in the trap place it further inside as these animals can pick the bait from outside hence escaping the trap.
Relocate the flying squirrel after the it get trapped, relocate it to about ten miles away from your house. This will ensure that they do not find their way back.


Trapping is the most humane way of getting rid of flying squirrels. However, removing the trap after catching the first squirrel is a mistake done by many. Let the trap remain there in case there are other flying squirrels left behind.

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