Animal Damage Control
Animal Damage Control is a full-service wildlife control company serving Portland ME 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 Maine 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 Portland pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 207-956-5387 -
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 Maine'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 Maine'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 Cumberland 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 Portland animal control for wildlife issues.
Cumberland County Animal Services or Humane Society: (207) 874-8575
Portland Wildlife Removal Tip: Do more raccoons live in urban areas, or wild areas? Once upon a time, raccoons would have lived in primarily wooded areas in the wild, the trees offering the protection from the weather - battering wind and rain, and also from predators too. In Florida, their biggest predators are animals such as the black bear or cougars. Moving around to the southwest of the country and eagles and alligators are their biggest threat. Trees enable them to scamper up high very fast, their claws and paws well adapted to life at height, running away from bigger animals that are above them on the food chain. These days, wooded areas are on the decline as we humans mow down huge areas of wild land to build houses to meet demand for our ever-growing population. The next best thing when you have no trees is a secluded attic - easy to get into from height because most homeowners don't perform basic maintenance and inspections on their home, warm, safe and dry. A bear won't follow a raccoon into an attic. Neither will a cougar or an alligator for that matter. Add to that a steady and delicious source of food - pet food left out, or whatever you throw out in the trash, and you have all the basic factors needed for a super-awesome home. If you like it, it would only make sense that wild animals like the humble raccoon would like it too. When we're cutting down their natural habitats, what do you expect?
Portland Animal News Clip: Portland animal control process restructured
The Portland bat control expert is now both the head of the Ukiah containment facility and the manager of what is still called Animal Care and Control, reporting to John Rogers in the Division of Environmental Health, who reports to the director of the Hunting office of Public Health, Carol Mord. When the situation erupted, Dorothy the animal control official of SEIU Local 707 said the union got involved despite the animal control official's status as an extra help employee, who are not eligible to join the union. "That did not stop this union from doing everything possible to get her reinstated," the animal control official announced. Portland extermination and trapping officials had nothing to say about this.
"the animal control official is well known in Portland for her dedication to providing quality services to the Portland community as well as protecting the rights of animals. When the animal control official was fired we not only had some sort of union issue, but we also had some sort of community issue," the animal control official announced. "Working together, the community and the union were able to get the attention this situation needed. CEO John Ball must also be given credit for not only sincerely listening to the union and the community, but for taking the necessary actions to right this wrong. Ball did what we would never have seen under the previous administration," the animal control official announced. The bat control expert said the County is working on getting the spay and neuter Care-A-Van to the coast more often. A stakeholders group, which involves non-profit agencies as well as the animal control official, is meeting monthly. To learn more about animal control in Portland, Maine read on.
"Another priority issue we will be working on over the next 12 months is promoting adoptions," the bat control expert announced. The bat control expert said some of the Grand Jury's concerns, such as some sort of lack of beds for squirrels at the Ukiah Containment facility, were quickly fixed last fall. The new five-year process breaks down problems into different areas for action over time. For example, Animal Control is now seeking to improve intake methods that in the past meant animals were quickly put down in Ukiah, while the Portland containment facility kept animals longer. Portland pest control and exterminator companies agreed with this.
"We need to improve certain procedures, that maybe weren't being done on some sort of consistent basis in the past," the bat control expert announced. Those include health screening, checking for some sort of microchip on each animal brought in and vaccination protocols, the exterminator announced. Another problem being worked on is some sort of lack of after hours medical care, the bat control expert announced. A report is due in May by the stakeholders group to the CEO. The animal control official said the stakeholders group is already enabling improvements at the containment facility. The animal control official said there are 25 squirrels and 40 squirrels available for adoption as of this week. The animal control official said one more dedicated nature individual is needed right away at the containment facility. The Portland animal services in Cumberland County declined to comment.