Backyard Wildlife

Invasive Species

PCWD Table of Contents

inspection98Identification: How to determine what animal is causing injury to your property. You can’t control what you  haven’t identified.

HandbookCoverThis is the handbook. It details identification, control and management of over 90 species of wildlife, written by almost as many authorities in their respective wildlife areas.

The 1994 edition of the Prevention and Control Of Wildlife Damage is currently out of print, but chapters are available here in PDF format for FREE! Be aware that some information, such as toxicants, has changed since this book was printed.

Citing the Handbook

Prevention and Control of Wildlife Damage. Editors, Scott E. Hygnstrom, Robert M. Timm, Gary E. Larson. 1994. University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 2 vols.


Rodents: How to control squirrels, voles, pocket gophers, porcupines, beavers, & other members of the rodent family.

carnivoreright98Carnivores: Information on the control and management of coyotes, foxes, feral cats, mountain lions, mink, raccoons, skunks, and other meat-eating animals.

ungulateright98Other Mammals: Information on the control and  management of bats, deer, elk, opossums, and species that fall under the other listed categories.


Birds: Information on the control and management of birds, such as pigeons, hawks, sparrows, blackbirds, kites, and more.

reptileright98Reptiles, Amphibians, etc.: Information on the control and management of reptiles (snakes and lizards), as well as amphibians (frogs and salamanders).