Damaging Wildlife Calls

When responding to a damaging wildlife call for animals such as opossums, squirrels, raccoons, and woodchucks, Animal Control may issue a live trap to the homeowner to secure the animal. When animal is secured, Animal Control will remove the animal and transport it to another location in the county.


Animal Control does not respond to calls for skunk removal. Residents with skunk problems must call a professional pest control company for assistance.

Live Trap Lease Guidelines

  1. Place trap on concrete or wood. Do not place trap directly on ground.
  2. Trap should not be placed in garage or outbuilding rafters.
  3. Never put trap on the roof of any building.
  4. Protect any animal in trap from sun, heat/cold or starvation. Provide water for the animal, if needed. Residents will be liable for animal cruelty charges if this guideline is not followed.
  5. No skunks will be picked up by Animal Control personnel at any time. Residents should release any skunk caught in the trap. An exterminator may be called at the resident's expense.
  6. Any nursing female wildlife trapped without its young will be released at the site.
  7. Live traps will be issued on a 7-calendar day basis only.
  8. Have trap accessible for pick-up at the end of the lease period, which is the date on the top left-hand corner of lease agreement.
  9. Clean out any bait or debris from empty trap before it is picked up. Any debris remaining in the trap will be left at your residence for your disposal.
  10. Trap pick-up hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. between Monday - Saturday.