Nuisance wildlife

Pair of raccoons emerging from culvert
Photo by Connie Christensen
Pair of raccoons emerging from culvert

Wild animals are a source of fascination for many people, a living reminder of our connection to the natural world. At the same time, some wildlife species can pose a real problem if they take up residence in your attic or crawl space, damage crops or ornamental plants, or threaten your pet or family.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) offers guidance and information on how to deal with problematic animals on and around your property.