DEEP: Common Wildlife Problems

Common Wildlife Problems

{Illustration of Common Nuisance Wildlife} Dealing with Distressed Wildlife
Information on what to do if you've found an animal that appears sick, injured or orphaned.

How to Become a Wildlife Rehabilitator
Provides information to individuals interested in becoming Wildlife Rehabilitators in Connecticut.

Report Dead Birds
Link to an online form to report dead birds.

Nuisance Wildlife Information and Suggestions
Each year, the Wildlife Division receives several thousand calls for assistance from residents who have problems with wild animals. These conflicts typically include wild animals damaging crops, livestock or property; wild animals posing a threat to human safety; diseased wild animals; and wild animals taking up residence in areas where they are unwanted. Information and suggestions for resolving problems are available for the following species:


Professional Assistance for Nuisance Wildlife Problems
Provides information to Connecticut homeowners about how to get professional assistance from licensed Nuisance Wildlife Control Operators (NWCOs) in solving common nuisance wildlife problems.
List of Licensed NWCOs (PDF)

{ logo}   Do you need additional help and advice concerning nuisance wildlife, particularly with species not listed here? Check out and select "Connecticut" as your state to get started. This website is supported by the Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and the Northeast Wildlife Damage Management Cooperative.

Rabies Information
Provides information to Connecticut homeowners about rabies.

How to Become a NWCO
Provides information to individuals interested in becoming Nuisance Wildlife Control Operators in Connecticut.

Deer Crop Damage Permit Program
The Deer Crop Damage Permit Program (Connecticut General Statutes 26-82) provides commercial agriculturalists with a minimum annual gross income of $2,500.00 and an actual or potential loss of this income from their cultivated agricultural crops, the opportunity to reduce damage caused by deer when the firearms deer hunting seasons are closed.


Content last updated on August 24, 2017.