Nuisance Native Species

Find info and help with wildlife that can become a problem in Missouri, and learn how to prevent wildlife from becoming a nuisance.

In This Section

beaver trap

Wildlife Control Guidelines

If wildlife is damaging your property, you may control it, but learn the wildlife-control guidelines and related regulations first.

armadillo

Armadillo Control

Learn to identify, prevent, and control armadillo damage on your Missouri property.

Photo of badger

Badger Control

Learn to identify, prevent, and control badger damage on your Missouri property.

Silver-Haired Bat

Bat Control

Learn to prevent and control nuisance bats in your Missouri home or outbuildings.

Beaver on land, chewing log

Beaver Control

Learn to identify, prevent, and control beaver damage on your Missouri property.

Close up of a black bear sow head. It has light-colored fur on the sides of its snout.

Black Bear Control

Learn to identify, prevent, and control black-bear damage on your Missouri property.

male red-winged blackbird singing

Blackbird Control

Learn to identify, prevent, and control blackbird damage in Missouri.

Photo of Canada geese crowding on grassy area

Canada Goose Control

Learn to control nuisance Canada geese in your Missouri community or on private property.

eastern chipmunk

Chipmunk Control

Learn to identify, prevent, and control chipmunk damage on your Missouri property.

Photo of a snapping turtle on grass gaping at camera.

Common Snapping Turtle Control

Learn to control nuisance common snapping turtles in your Missouri pond or wetland. It is illegal to harm or kill endangered alligator snapping turtles in Missouri.

Eastern cottontail rabbit in grassy field

Cottontail Rabbit Control

Learn to identify, prevent, and control cottontail-rabbit damage on your Missouri property.

Coyote staring at the viewer through grass

Coyote Control

Learn to identify, prevent, and control nuisance coyotes on your Missouri property.

A doe licks the ear of her fawn.

Deer Control

Browse techniques for controlling nuisance white-tailed deer on your Missouri property.

feral hog

Feral Hogs in Missouri

Because they are non-native, destructive and dangerous, feral hogs should be eliminated from Missouri. This section discusses efforts to control feral hogs in our state.

Photo of a Groundhog

Groundhog Control

Learn to identify, prevent, and control groundhog damage on your Missouri property.

eastern mole

Mole Control

Learn to identify and control nuisance moles on your Missouri property.

Lone muskrat idles in mud along the edge of a water body.

Muskrat Control

Learn to identify, prevent, and control muskrat damage in your Missouri pond or wetland.

Opossum hanging from a tree branch by its tail

Opossum Control

Learn to identify, prevent, and control opossum damage on your Missouri property.

river otter on a bank

Otter Control

Learn to identify, prevent, and control otter damage on your Missouri property.

Photo of a gray rock pigeon standing among rocks

Pigeon Control

Learn to identify, prevent, and control damage from non-native common pigeons (also known as rock doves) on your Missouri property.

Raccoon peering through some tree branches.

Raccoon Control

Learn to identify, prevent, and control raccoon damage on your Missouri property.

Skunk poised in field grass with tail half-raised

Skunk Control

Learn to identify, prevent, and control striped skunk damage on your Missouri property.

reddish squirrel on wooden fence rail

Squirrel Control

Learn to recognize, prevent, and control squirrel damage on your Missouri property.

Photo of two prairie voles in a nest made of dried grasses

Vole Control

Learn to identify, prevent, and control nuisance voles on your Missouri property.

Photo of long-tailed weasel

Weasel Control

Learn to identify, prevent, and control weasel damage on your Missouri property.

Related Content

Stay in Touch with MDC

Stay in Touch with MDC news, newsletters, events, and manage your subscription

Sign up

Our Magazines

Conservationist Magazine

Our monthly publication about conservation in Missouri--free to all residents.

deer

Xplor Magazine for kids

Xplor helps kids find adventure in their own backyard. Free to residents of Missouri.

girl with a fishing net