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Co-Existing With Indigenous Wildlife

Our goal is to help people live harmoniously with native wildlife. Unfortunately, wilderness is now a distant memory in the Northeastern U.S., and many species of wildlife now live amidst human residential and commercial sprawl.

The majority of calls that we receive during the spring and summer months pertain to wild animals who have given birth in attics, chimneys, basements, and drain pipes. Many creatures are labeled “nuisance wildlife” and the demand for “nuisance” wildlife removal has spurred a booming business in wildlife extermination.

We emphasize the importance of prevention over removal or extermination, for when an animal is removed, it simply opens a niche for another to fill (e.g., the removal of raccoons can leave a void for rodents). WIC has handled countless “nuisance” wildlife calls over the years, empowering homeowners to save thousands of dollars with common sense solutions to wildlife “problems”.

We need another and wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals. In a world older and more complete than ours, they move finished and complete, gifted with the extension of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear.

Henry Beston, The Outermost House