Ask the Expert
The Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management knows that sometimes special and specific assistance is needed.
We are here to help you.
I am Stephen Vantassel and as webmaster, I don't have all the answers but for
those I can't answer, chances are I know someone who can.
But before I can help you, I need you to do a few things. Please visit these pages if for nothing else to make sure that you are familiar with some terms and know what the animal/problem isn't. Becoming better informed will help me, help you.
How to Help Me Help You
If you don't know what animal is causing the damage, be sure to visit Damage Identification.
If you know what animal is causing the damage, check out control methods at PCWD.
Before Submitting Your Question
If after reading that information, you still have questions, then by all means drop me a line. In your question please include the following information so I can assist you better:
- State/region where the problem is occurring.
- Explain the nature of the damage.
- Inside building? Outside building?
- Noise, gnawing, predation?
- Damage occurs during the day? Night?
- Any activities you have employed in an attempt to mitigate the damage.
- Provide any pictures (if possible) of the damage. Learn how to take better photos at Shooting Photos.
- Understand our disclaimers.
Disclaimer: As with any activity, remember that animal damage control comes with its own risks and problems which can include but are not limited to legalities, health threats, and personal liabilities. Be sure to follow all state laws governing wildlife and make sure you have a thorough understanding on how to resolve the animal damage complaint. Our advice is only as good as your understanding of our recommendations and our understanding of your situation. If you have any questions be sure to write back.
You can also call 402-472-8961. I am often in the office between 8:30-5:00 M-T CST. If I am not in, just call back in an hour or so. I can't guarantee calls will be returned. E-mails are usually returned.
Questions can be e-mailed to me at Ask the Expert.