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Wyoming Directory Of Nuisance Wildlife Control Professionals

Cheyenne, WY

First Choice Wildlife

First Choice Wildlife is a full-service wildlife control company serving Cheyenne WY 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 Wyoming 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 Cheyenne pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 307-274-4615 - 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 Wyoming'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 Wyoming'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 Laramie 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 Cheyenne animal control for wildlife issues.

Laramie County Animal Services or Humane Society: (307) 632-6655

Cheyenne Wildlife Removal Tip: Are Bats Blind?

One of the common misconceptions that many people will have about bats is that they are blind, and this is because that the bats do use another sense to navigate when they are flying. Indeed, the myth is so entrenched in popular culture that the expression 'as blind as a bat' has become a part of popular usage, despite the fact that it has no truth.

Eye Function In Bats

No species of bat is completely blind, although with large ears and developed senses of smell, there are some that certainly are less reliant on eye function. The one area where they have been shown to use their eyesight is when they are navigating over longer distances, where their echolocation system is not as reliable as it is over short distances. Bat eyes have adapted to dark areas, and they are particularly good at seeing in low light levels, and some species can even see ultraviolet light for this purpose.

How Bats Navigate

Bats have a two layer system that they use when they are flying around and navigating their way, and the first part of this system is the echolocation, and this is what they use to identify what is in their immediate surroundings and where they want to fly. When they are plotting a course ahead, they also use the information that they get from their eyes, where the low light vision is particularly useful as bats are generally active around dusk, when the light is fading.

Do Bats Use Their Eyes While Hunting?

In the vast majority of cases, bats will depend on their echolocation senses when they are hunting rather than their eyesight, as this sense gives them an excellent idea of where their prey is and the direction that they are heading. The only area where bats are likely to use their eyes while hunting is for larger bats that perch and identify their prey before pouncing on their victim. Indeed, in some larger bat species, their eyesight is three times as good as that of a human.

Bat Hearing

Bat hearing is another sense that smaller bats use to compensate for their lower levels of eyesight, and this is particularly sensitive, with some species having evolved with particularly large ears to emphasize this ability. Vocal communication is common among bats, and can really help to allow the bats to communicate freely.

Cheyenne Animal News Clip: Is it legal for me to trap a groundhog?

Despite being a symbol of pop culture, groundhogs can be a nuisance rather than a friendly visitor to your yard or garden. Often, groundhogs burrow under fences and wreak havoc on a nicely landscaped yard, or sneak into a garden and feast on the variety of foods available. Many homeowners would have called a pest control company at this point, in order to get rid of the groundhog for good before it does irreversible damage. However, many people prefer to save money and just trap the groundhog themselves, by using a cage and bait. There are many things to consider with this option.

First, what state do you live in? Research your own state laws on trapping a groundhog, or any wild animal species. Some states, like Massachusetts and Virginia, have a 50-week hunting season for groundhogs, and allow caging and killing a groundhog that is on your property. However, you cannot relocate the animal once you catch it, so killing is the only option. Some states, like Pennsylvania (where Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog that decides if there will be six more weeks of winter, is from) that do not allow the possession or keeping of wild animals, but do allow relocation. So you canít keep Gerry the Groundhog as a pet for your kids, but you donít have to kill either. If you canít find any information online about your state laws, call wildlife game and fisheries department to verify.

Overall, the majority of states allow you to trap groundhogs on your own property, whether itís your own trap or if youíre using a pest extermination company. However, there are generally strict rules once you decide to trap a wild animal yourself. First, the trap must be checked and re-baited daily, so you can release any animals that you have caught unintentionally. It is not humane to capture and kill any poor animal that wanders across your property or trap, especially if you live in an area dense with wildlife. After checking the trap daily, once you capture your groundhog, you must also be sure about your stateís capture laws.

Sadly, most states require you to humanely kill the animal, and very few allow you to relocate it. Some cage options kill the animal immediately upon trapping, but get a high-rated cage because it is illegal to make an animal suffer once trapped. You donít want to catch a groundhog with a faulty kill-cage, and have to humanely put the animal down to avoid its suffering. Before you fully decide to trap your groundhog, you must be sure that youíre aware of the choices, and make sure youíre fully capable of a humane kill. If not, call a professional.

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