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Iowa Directory Of Nuisance Wildlife Control Professionals

Iowa City, IA

Total Nuisance

Total Nuisance is a full-service wildlife control company serving Iowa City 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 Iowa City pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 563-214-1098 - 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 Johnson 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 Iowa City animal control for wildlife issues.

Johnson County Animal Services or Humane Society: (319) 356-5295

Iowa City Wildlife Removal Tip: How to kill a flying squirrel

Killing a flying squirrel is illegal. However, if all the other methods of evicting it has failed, you may opt to kill it instead. These animals are tiny. Therefore, some methods like shooting may fail. Below are some other methods you may consider to use.

Disadvantages of killing a flying squirrel

Besides the fact that killing wild animals is illegal, below are some more reasons as to why you should do away with the idea of killing the squirrel:

• Reduce their lifespan – flying squirrels are among the most endangered species. It has an average lifespan of six years. Killing it will be reducing it even further.
• Poses harm to humans – some methods used may end up harming your household member instead. Poisons for example may end up getting into food.
• They may die in places out of your reach – after feed on the poison, the poor animal staggers deep into its den. It might die there and upon rotting cause too much odor in your house.
• You might end up killing your pets.

Killing a flying squirrel

If you are still convinced that killing the flying squirrel is the best solution, here are some steps that will yield you good results:

• Pick a suitable method – there are too many ways of killing a flying squirrel. Below are just but a few.
o Shooting – when killing comes into the picture, shooting is the first option that clicks into people’s minds. To use this method however, you should be accurate. Otherwise, you will end up harming the squirrel or killing a member of your family instead.
o Use of poisonous repellents – there are lethal repellents readily available in the market. If instructions indicated on them are followed to the letter, good results may be achieved. However, if used wrongly, you might end up poisoning yourself, pets or a family member.
o Use of edible poison – this is another method that humans go for. The rule still applies, if you use well, your plan succeed, otherwise you lose a family member or your favorite pet.

Those are just but a few methods that you may opt to use.

• Removing the dead animal from your house – after poisoning or shooting the animal, it might have staggered deep into its den. Find it as soon as possible to avoid odor that may result from its decaying carcass. Use gloves however, the animal may be a vector of a disease.
• Find its entry hole and seal it – after your plan succeed and you have cleaned the animal’s habitat, seal any hole that may serve as an entry point.


I still discourage you from killing the animal. Your efforts might end up doing you more harm than good.

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