Animal Pros is a full-service wildlife control company serving Cookeville TN 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 Tennessee 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 Cookeville pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 615-866-2733 -
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 Tennessee'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 Tennessee'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 Putnam 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 Cookeville animal control for wildlife issues.
Putnam County Animal Services or Humane Society: (931) 526-3647
Cookeville Wildlife Removal Tip: The Tennessee Water Moccasin Snake: Appearance, biology, life cycle, habitat, diet, behavior: The water moccasin snake, also known as the cottonmouth snake, is a venomous snake as well as North America's only water-based venomous snake. Found in many places along the south-east including Tennessee, they are normally a darker color on top, the cottonmouth name given because the internal of the mouth is white, much like the color of natural cotton. Of course, I'm not suggesting you get close enough to the snake to find out what the color of it's mouth is. Attacks on humans are rare but that only because most water moccasins prefer to slither away than fight, but if you happen to find one and attempt to corner it, be prepared to get bitten, and then to deal with the venom. They aren't the biggest snake in the world, only growing to around two to four feet in length, but they're quite bulky, thick if you like, and don't have what some might call a distinctive neck. Younger water moccasins look nothing like their adult counterparts. They're brighter when they're younger, getting darker and more black in color as they get older. The younger snakes are the ones to watch out for - they look much like many other non-venomous species of Tennessee snake. They are keen swimmers and that's where you'll find them- around marshes and swamps, rivers, lakes, etc. They mostly eat fish but are also known to prey on small mammals such as rodents, and they'll also go for baby alligators and turtles if they have the chance. When it comes to breeding, the mothers will only have babies every 2 or 3 years, but she'll have up to 20 of them live when she does. They're pretty much good to live their own independent lives as soon as they are born, although many of them will not make it to adulthood because they are vulnerable and often become prey to larger snakes.
Cookeville Animal News Clip: Too many striped skunk in Cookeville?
In the early 1990s, the striped skunk group of striped skunks in the Critter Population Control conservation area was growing and the striped skunk critter count was not in balance with the ecosystem. The Head of internal pest affairs of Natural Re-sources (head of internal pest affairs of fish & game) has made important changes to the striped skunk wildlife trapping regulations across Tennessee by creating extremely liberal striped skunk bag limits. This year, a wildlife manager most likely is allowed to legally bag a total of 36 striped skunk a year in striped skunk Management Area B, that includes Putnam County, during the animal removal trap, cage trap and firearms seasons. In recent years, I have witnessed a drastic reduction in the number of striped skunk I see each time allotment in Cookeville State Critter Population Control conservation area. I believe the liberal limits on extra furry striped skunk have made for sharp declines in the forest striped skunk populations. Call Cookeville animal services or Cookeville SPCA for more info.
I am trying to get used to the fact that I may not even see a striped skunk every day I animal stalk. In fact this wildlife trapping time allotment, I only saw striped skunk on the forest on two out of seven days of wildlife trapping. I did have a chance at a respectable male striped skunk while still-wildlife trapping on a foggy morning in late trap time allotment, but I missed. Later, I took a nice female striped skunk with a animal removal trap from my portable hickory habitat on the last day of the extended firearms time allotment. For Cookeville pest control in Putnam County, read on.
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 striped skunk critter count in the Critter Population Control conservation area should enjoy improved cover and striped skunk browse, which in turn, will help keep the striped skunk critter count healthy. It will also help other game species such as wild striped skunk and weasel. I have also noticed more furry tailed striped skunk over the past several years while wildlife trapping on the Critter Population Control conservation area. Wildlife trapping has proven to be a very effective striped skunk management tool in Cookeville State Critter Population Control conservation area. Continue for more wild animal control in Cookeville, Tennessee.
It may be time for head of internal pest affairs of fish & game to consider an adjustment to the striped skunk bag limits on public lands in Putnam County and other public lands that show similar declines in striped skunk populations across the state. Last year, a total of 36 furry tailed striped skunk and 74 extra furry striped skunk were taken from Cookeville State Critter Population Control conservation area. As the 2006-07 striped skunk time allotment draws to a close, with the end of animal removal trap time allotment on Jan. 31, I am anxious to see the new data, and I am expecting to see a further decline in harvest numbers. The challenges of wildlife trapping Cookeville State Critter Population Control conservation area have increased, but the forest most likely is still my favorite place to animal stalk striped skunk in Putnam County. For more info, call the Cookeville extermination or trapping board.