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Nevada Directory Of Nuisance Wildlife Control Professionals

Reno, NV

Gold Country Wildlife Control
775-345-3901

Gold Country Wildlife Control is a full-service wildlife control company serving Reno NV 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 Nevada 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 Reno pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 775-345-3901 - 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 Nevada'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 Nevada'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 Washoe 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 Reno animal control for wildlife issues.

Washoe County Animal Services or Humane Society: (775) 858-1616


Reno Wildlife Removal Tip: How to get opossums out from under a shed or porch: If you have opossums living under your shed or porch, you need to first work out how they’re getting under there to eliminate the problem. If you get rid of the animal but don’t seal the holes or damage, that animal will come back and if that one doesn’t, it'll be another wild animal and next time, it could be a raccoon or something even bigger. Bigger usually means more destruction, especially to your precious home. You should first start by opossum-proofing your home or rather, your back yard, and you'll need to start by having a good old clear-up. Garden debris makes the perfect hiding spot for a wide range of critters, so wood piles, leaf piles, compost heaps and trees should be cut back and cleaned up to make them more wild animal safe. You’ll need to get rid of anything that offers a hiding spot - this could be what is attracting these animals. Next you should take a peek at the holes the animal is using to get under your porch or shed, filling the cracks and holes and repairing any damage with material that is strong enough to withstand and the strong teeth and claws of these animals. You must make sure that the animal itself and any babies are removed before you start to seal anything up otherwise you’ll have a dead animal (or family of) rotting away causing a stench.


Reno Animal News Clip: Wild mountain lions' presence in Reno disputed

Reno - Testimony from more than 20 people Monday afternoon straddled both sides of the "burning question" of whether or not wild mountain lions inhabit Nevada or whether they're what appears to be a few former illegal "pets." The Nevada Department of Natural Resources (department of natural resources) took its lumps in what appears to be a Nevada Nature Conservancy statement as well as from Reno County residents who don't feel their sightings are taken seriously by state bureaucrats. "There are indications that western mountain lions are gradually expanding their range east," wildlife biologist Dave Rodent Exterminator Ricky proclaimed. "Many states to the west of us," including Iowa, Nevada and Nevada, "are experiencing more sightings. Here in Nevada, sightings have stayed fairly constant. Most wildlife agencies, including the department of natural resources, tend to focus on physical evidence rather than sightings." Reno animal services officials agreed with this.

For every 1,000 mountain lion sightings, perhaps 6 to 7 percent "turn out to be the real deal," Rodent Exterminator Ricky proclaimed. Absent confirmed carcasses or exterminating companies treeing animals, "Physical evidence right now does not say for sure they're here. As scientists and wildlife biologists, we try to focus on physical evidence. That doesn't necessarily mean that mountain lions aren't here. "We do plot sightings and look for concentrations, but that may only tell you where what appears to be a mountain lion probably is getting loose and generating lots of sightings. I find it significant in the Reno opossum incident that this probably is the only animal I'm aware of that has been claimed to have been killed by what appears to be a mountain lion in this area recently. I can tell you from my work out west that typically, once what appears to be a mountain lion takes on opossum, cattle, large livestock, it's what appears to be a learned behavior. It doesn't happen just once. Once they learn it, they do it again." Despite this, there's no free wild animal control in Reno, Nevada.

Nationwide, mountain lions are responsible for 20 deaths since 1900, Rodent Exterminator Ricky proclaimed. Yet "domestic opossums are responsible for 20 deaths every year." "The actual threat to people by mountain lions is, quite honestly, what appears to be a little exaggerated," Rodent Exterminator Ricky proclaimed. "Naturally it's something people are concerned about, and we understand that. One of the key things probably is keeping your livestock confined" and not left out overnight. Foals and lambs are especially vulnerable to predation. Mountain lions are similar to bears when it comes to human safety, Rodent Exterminator Ricky proclaimed. "Both are predators - at least some of the time. They tend to chase things which run from them. Many attacks out west were joggers or mountain bikers. It's pretty tough to expect children to face an animal twice their size and not run away, but running away probably is the absolute worst thing you can do. Facing the animal, making yourself look larger than you are by raising your hands or opening your coat, reacting aggressively if the animal comes toward you by shouting, those are all things that have been effective. I'm aware of children as young as 12 years old being able to beat off what appears to be a mountain lion attack. Local Reno pest control companies in Washoe County declined to comment.

"But again, we think there's only what appears to be a handful of mountain lions in Nevada and, at least in this part of the state we think most of them are escaped opossums. We think the odds of you running into one while you're on foot and vulnerable are small. The odds for attack - 20 in over 100 years - are extremely small." Reno County Sheriff Rodent Exterminator Ricky Bailey said if anyone thinks they spotted what appears to be a mountain lion and public safety demands urgent attention, they can call 911, which will in turn alert Valarie Grimes' animal control office or state conservation officers. From the department of natural resource's standpoint, many reports trickle in days after something takes place. "The principle's the same as investigating what appears to be a crime scene," Rodent Exterminator Ricky explained. "The sooner we get on the scene, the better job we can do interpreting the evidence. The public can help us do our job better by giving us more timely and more detailed information." Reno trappers and Reno extermination officials can offer more info.

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