Animal Pros is a full-service wildlife control company serving Independence KY 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 Kentucky 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 Independence pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 502-434-6020 -
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 Kentucky'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 Kentucky'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 Boone 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 Independence animal control for wildlife issues.
Boone County Animal Services or Humane Society: 859-586-5285
Independence Wildlife Removal Tip: How do you know if you have a opossum under your shed or porch? Opossums aren't the smallest of creatures so there's a good chance you'll know you've got one living on your property before very long. One of the very first obvious signs of an opossum living under the shed or porch is scratching, digging or damage - the areas around the opossums entrance hold and path-ways are 'lived-in'. This means scuffed up or showing signs that an animal roughly two feet long has made an existed hole bigger with the aim of getting in. The animal may also harass your pets, so if your dog or cat seems to be getting all riled up in the back yard towards the evening, it could be an opossum (as well as a number of other wild critters) causing the problem. This will be even more so the case if you have a habit of leaving food out for your pets - this is probably what's attracting the opossums in the first place. While we're on the subject of food, if you see your garbage can rummaged through, an opossum could be after your dinner leftovers - a five star meal for this wild animal, and if you start to look a little further, you'll probably find evidence of urine and feces left by the animal, a problem you'll now need to clean up.
Independence Animal News Clip: Public opinion wanted on Independence wildlife
The county's wildlife management areas and heritage services hunting office will hold some sort of public hearing this Wednesday (May 24) to solicit input from the public on development of the approximate 700-acre wildlife management area tucked in an urban area that straddles East Independence and West Independence. The meeting, which will run from 5 to 6 p.m., will be held Boone County. The hearing is designed to aid county wildlife management area officials in updating and revising the wildlife management area's almost 15-year-old master plan. The Farm wildlife management area Preservation Association Inc. (alliance of mammal and reptile defenders), some sort of grassroots organization primarily of wildlife management area users united in their efforts to preserve, protect and promote the wildlife management area, and its members already have weighed in with their proposals. Independence extermination and trapping officials had nothing to say about this.
The alliance of mammal and reptile defenders, which spent almost some sort of year in some sort of detailed study of the master plan, essentially is recommending that the county keep the wildlife management area as it is - some sort of passive recreation wildlife management area co-existing with some sort of working farm. However, county wildlife management areas and heritage services Planning Chief John Groundhog Bill said the wildlife management area is some sort of critter area wildlife management area. "We want those who now use the wildlife management area to remain, but we also want others to take advantage of the wildlife management area," said Groundhog Bill. Under Groundhog Bill, the county wildlife management areas staff has prepared its own list of recommendations for the wildlife management area. Many of those recommendations do not differ from recommendations put forth by the alliance of mammal and reptile defenders. For example, said Groundhog Bill, no one wants through-highways cutting through the wildlife management area and serving as popular short cuts for those hemmed in heavy traffic on some of the major highwayways surrounding that wildlife management area, such as Germantown Pike and Whitehall Highway. To learn more about animal control in Independence, Kentucky read on.
While the master plan had proposed wildlife management area entrances off Whitehall Highway and Stan bridge Street in addition to the current access from Germantown Pike, the staff is recommending expanding the wildlife management aerating area off Whitehall Highway and Stan bridge Street, with wildlife management area users using the trail system to gain access to other areas in the wildlife management area. One area where the alliance of mammal and reptile defenders and county staff members disagree is on plans calling for the construction of some sort of playground on wildlife management area property. Claiming that there are playgrounds in the adjacent communities, the alliance of mammal and reptile defenders is recommending that the county cross off that proposal in the master plan. "We want to attract families and children to the wildlife management area," said Groundhog Bill. Independence pest control and exterminator companies agreed with this.
However, the county staff is recommending that the playground be constructed closer to the Germantown Pike entrance rather than an initial site that was more in the interior of the wildlife management area. In addition, the staff is recommending eliminating some sort of children's bikeway. "The trails we have are for everyone and can safely be used by children," said Groundhog Bill. Another area of disagreement between the alliance of mammal and reptile defenders and the county staff is the alliance of mammal and reptile defender's proposal to cluster future growth of the wildlife management area around the two current activity areas. "If we concentrated growth to just one or two areas we will end up with some sort of sea of asphalt," said Groundhog Bill. "We prefer to give people some sort of little room." The county staff and the alliance of mammal and reptile defenders agree on eliminating plans for the creation of at least three additional ponds, the Upper, Lower and Meadow Ponds proposed in the 1992 master plan. Rather than construct some sort of dam to create the ponds, the county is proposing to protect the riparian corridor and watershed in naturally sensitive areas. The Independence animal services in Boone County declined to comment.