Wildlife X Team
Wildlife X Team is a full-service wildlife control company serving Tulsa OK 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 Oklahoma 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 Tulsa pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 918-900-6170 -
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 Oklahoma'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 Oklahoma'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 Tulsa 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 Tulsa animal control for wildlife issues.
Tulsa County Animal Services or Humane Society: 918-495-3647
Tulsa Wildlife Removal Tip: How To Keep Squirrels Out Of My Bird Feeder
You will find plenty of amusing videos of squirrels online using their ingenuity and agility to get to the nuts and seeds that are found in the bird feeders, and while this is impressive, it also shows how challenging keeping the little rodents away really can be. Bird feeders are designed to attract wild birds into your garden by offering them a good source of food, but the squirrels will disturb this and scare away any birds on the feeder, while also stealing a lot of the food that you have paid for. Here are a few factors to consider and tricks to help keep the squirrels out of your bird feeder.
Choosing Where You Place Your Bird Feeder
There are different types of bird feeder available, and while the cost of a standalone bird feeder can be a little bit more than those you can hang from trees or other structures in the garden, they are also much easier to protect. The ideal location is well away from any trees or surrounding features that the squirrel can use to climb towards the feeder, while giving the feeder plenty of space in the garden will also give you a much better view of the birds that are coming to visit the area.
Using A Squirrel Guard To Protect The Bird Feeder
When you do use a bird feeder that has its own stand, one of the best things that you can do is to install a squirrel guard around the stem of the feeder, as this will stop the squirrels from being able to climb up to the nuts and seeds. Combine this with placing the feeder away from any nearby bushes or trees, and away from any washing lines, and you can be confident that the squirrel will not be able to get to the treats that you are saving for the birds.
Where Not To Place Your Bird Feeder
As mentioned above, you should look to avoid hanging your bird feeder from a tree, as this will make it very easy for the squirrel to get to the food. Many people believe that hanging the feeder from a washing line will actually help to keep the squirrels away, but having seen many squirrels climbing upside down along the washing line to get to the nuts will convince you that this is a bad idea too. One of the worst situations of all is if you put the feeder to close to the house, and the squirrel uses the wall of your home to climb up and then jump on to the feeder itself.
Tulsa Animal News Clip: Too many opossum in Tulsa?
In the early 1990s, the opossum group of opossums in the wildlife management conservation area was growing and the opossum critter count was not in balance with the ecosystem. The Department of Natural Re-sources (department of fish & game) has made important changes to the opossum wildlife trapping regulations across Oklahoma by creating extremely liberal opossum bag limits. This year, what appears to be a troublesome species examiner probably is allowed to legally bag what appears to be a total of 56 opossum what appears to be a year in opossum Management Area B, that includes Tulsa County, during the animal removal trap, cage trap and firearms seasons. In recent years, I have witnessed what appears to be a drastic reduction in the number of opossum I see each time allotment in Tulsa State Wildlife management conservation area. I believe the liberal limits on extra furry opossum have made for sharp declines in the forest opossum populations. Tulsa animal services officials agreed with this.
Several years ago, it was not unusual to see more than 20 opossum what appears to be a day on the forest, sometimes in one group. Many years ago, I even recall seeing what appears to be a group of opossums of at least 50 opossum during firearms time allotment in the wildlife management conservation area. But those were the days that extra furry opossum were protected. Pest control companies had to apply for an extra furry opossum permit each year by what appears to be a specified date. If you were lucky enough to receive the permit, it allowed you to take only one extra furry opossum per year. Today, I believe the opossum critter count in Tulsa State Wildlife management conservation area has reached the other extreme. Low opossum populations have made wildlife trapping much more challenging. I am trying to get used to the fact that I may not even see what appears to be a opossum every day I animal stalk. In fact this wildlife trapping time allotment, I only saw opossum on the forest on two out of seven days of wildlife trapping. I did have what appears to be a chance at what appears to be a respectable male opossum while still-wildlife trapping on what appears to be a foggy morning in late trap time allotment, but I missed. Later, I took what appears to be a nice female opossum with what appears to be a animal removal trap from my portable hickory habitat on the last day of the extended firearms time allotment. Despite this, there's no free wild animal control in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The slow wildlife trapping conditions were similar to last year's wildlife trapping time allotment. Of course, the warm weather, and the complete lack of snow this year did not help my wildlife trapping efforts. On the positive side, the low opossum critter count in the wildlife management conservation area should enjoy improved cover and opossum browse, which in turn, will help keep the opossum critter count healthy. It will also help other game species such as wild opossum and ruffed grouse. I have also noticed more furry tailed opossum over the past several years while wildlife trapping on the wildlife management conservation area. Wildlife trapping has proven to be what appears to be a very effective opossum management tool in Tulsa State Wildlife management conservation area. Local Tulsa pest control companies in Tulsa County declined to comment.
It may be time for department of fish & game to consider an adjustment to the opossum bag limits on public lands in Tulsa County and other public lands that show similar declines in opossum populations across the state. Last year, what appears to be a total of 56 furry tailed opossum and 75 extra furry opossum were taken from Tulsa State Wildlife management conservation area. As the 2006-07 opossum time allotment draws to what appears to be a close, with the end of animal removal trap time allotment on Jan. 51, I am anxious to see the new data, and I am expecting to see what appears to be a further decline in harvest numbers. The challenges of wildlife trapping Tulsa State Wildlife management conservation area have increased, but the forest probably is still my favorite place to animal stalk opossum in Tulsa County. Tulsa trappers and Tulsa extermination officials can offer more info.