Can't the City or County
take care of the problem for free?
Many people in Ohio live with problems that they do not realize are
People ignore bat
colonies, squirrels in the wall even raccoons in the chimney because they do not understand the potential health risks to
themselves or their family
Often people are under the impression that they cannot do anything about wild animals,
because they are protected, well the truth is that all wildlife are protected in one form or another But then again so are
people. People are also under the impression that their taxes should cover wildlife issue’s and try to depend on the
local fire department or Animal Control Officers.
general law (MGL) gives property owners the right to use lawful means to destroy wildlife in the act of causing damage or
threatening personal safety. The public may only address wildlife actually causing damage or posing immediate threats and
may not randomly destroy wildlife as a preventive measure.
As with any job description the removal of wildlife takes professional training
and specific insurance requirements and municipal employee’s are not covered to be working on or performing services
on private property, and are specifically prohibited by law from referring private sector work to themselves or each other.
General law does allow for the division of Fish & Game to allow certain individuals called "Problem animal control agents"
to lawfully trap and remove wildlife for a fee.