How to deal with nuisance wild animals

Nuisance wild animals are a common problem in the spring. Hoosiers have several options for dealing with them.

Calling a licensed wild animal control company is one. For the name of a licensed company, visit

Hoosier landowners or tenants also can trap and release or kill raccoons, skunks, opossums, squirrels, beavers, muskrats, minks, long-tailed weasels, and foxes on their own property without a permit if these animals are damaging that property.

Live traps for capturing animals can be purchased from garden-supply or home-improvement stores. Be careful when live-trapping wild animals in the spring because they may have young.
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