The following publications cover topics related to Nuisance Wildlife. For a complete list of MU Extension publications, visit the main Publications page.

Controlling Nuisance Black Vultures in Missouri

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Robert A. Pierce II
MU Extension State Wildlife and Fisheries Specialist

Travis Guerrant
State Director, USDA APHIS Wildlife Services-Missouri/Iowa 

Controlling Rats

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Norway rats are stocky burrowing rodents that were unintentionally introduced into North America by settlers who arrived on ships from Europe. Also called brown rats or sewer rats, these destructive pests are found in and around towns and farms throughout Missouri. This guide provides information on how to recognize and manage a rat infestation.

Controlling Vole Damage in No-Till Corn and Soybeans

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Robert A. Pierce II
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences

Controlling Nuisance Moles

Reviewed

Moles often are a nuisance and can harm your plants. Visit our site to learn about Controlling Nuisance Moles.

Controlling Nuisance Woodpeckers

Reviewed

Robert A. Pierce II
Extension Fisheries and Wildlife Specialist
School of Natural Resources

Richard Hinnah
Wildlife Biologist
USDA APHIS Wildlife Services

Managing Skunk Problems in Missouri

Reviewed

Robert A. Pierce
Extension Fish and Wildlife Specialist

Ron McNeely
Formerly with Missouri Department of Conservation

Controlling Snakes After a Storm or Flood

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Snakes often become displaced after a storm or flooding event. As a result, many of these animals are seeking shelter and food in areas close to people. Read more to find out what to do when you encounter one.

Controlling Nuisance Muskrats in Missouri Ponds and Lakes

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Robert A. Pierce II
Extension Fisheries and Wildlife Specialist
School of Natural Resources

Managing Woodchuck Problems in Missouri

Reviewed

Tree Squirrels: Managing Habitat and Controlling Damage

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Missouri is home to three species of tree squirrels. Visit our site for our Tree Squirrels: Managing Habitat and Controlling Damage guide.

Controlling Rodents After a Flood

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Robert A. Pierce
Extension Fish and Wildlife Specialist

Flooding displaces many rodents from their natural habitat. As a result, these animals are seeking areas that can provide food and shelter, such as homes, sheds, barns and other buildings.

Controlling Nuisance Pigeons

Reviewed

Robert A. Pierce II
Extension Fisheries and Wildlife Specialist

Kevin McGrath
Wildlife Biologist
USDA APHIS–Wildlife Services

Managing Raccoon Problems in Missouri

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Robert A. Pierce
Extension Fish and Wildlife Specialist

Ron McNeely
Formerly with Missouri Department of Conservation

Armadillos in Missouri: Techniques to Prevent and Control Damage

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Armadillos are becoming more common in Missouri. Visit our site for our Armadillos in Missouri: Techniques to Prevent and Control Damage resource.

Controlling House Mice

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Robert A. Pierce
Extension Fish and Wildlife Specialist

Bats of Missouri: Information for Homeowners

Revised

Bats are unique and interesting animals. Visit our site for our Bats of Missouri: Information for Homeowners resource.

Controlling Voles in Horticulture Plantings and Orchards in Missouri

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Three species of voles occur in the state: the pine or woodland vole (Microtus pinetorum), the meadow vole (Microtus pennsylvanicus) and the prairie vole (Microtus ochrogatser). Voles are small, weighing 1 to 2 ounces as adults.

Bait Stations for Controlling Rats and Mice

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Using bait stations to control rats and mice can be more effective and safe than using poison. Visit our website today to learn more.

Controlling Nuisance Blackbirds in Roosts

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Robert A. Pierce II
Extension Fisheries and Wildlife Specialist

Robert Byrd
Wildlife Biologist
USDA APHIS–Wildlife Services

Solving Wildlife Damage Problems in Missouri

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Learn 10 methods that can prevent or reduce damage that wildlife can cause on your property, and see the components of a wildlife damage management program.

Controlling Deer Damage in Missouri

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Robert A. Pierce II
School of Natural Resources

White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) are found in a variety of habitats throughout Missouri. They are beautiful and fascinating animals that provide many aesthetic and recreational benefits (Figure 1).

Feral Hogs in Missouri: Damage Prevention and Control

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Robert A. Pierce II, Associate Extension Professor, State Fish and Wildlife Specialist, MU Extension

Megan Crane, Cooperative Feral Hog Outreach Educator, MU Extension

Alan Leary, Wildlife Management Coordinator, Missouri Department of Conservation

Controlling Nuisance Weasels in Missouri

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Robert A. Pierce II
Fisheries and Wildlife State Specialist
School of Natural Resources

Controlling Nuisance Chipmunks

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Robert A. Pierce II
Fisheries and Wildlife State Specialist
School of Natural Resources

Snakes: Information for Missouri Homeowners

Revised

Few animals are more disliked or misunderstood than snakes. Visit our site for our Snakes: Information for Missouri Homeowners resource.

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