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    • Controlling Armadillo Damage 

      Texas Wildlife Services (2007-03-13)
      Armadillos are beneficial because they eat insects and other invertebrates, but they can damage lawns, gardens and structural foundations. They also are believed to transmit leprosy to humans. This leaflet focuses on control ...
    • Controlling Bats in Urban Areas 

      Texas Wildlife Services (2008-04-15)
      Most species of bats found in Texas are of some economic importance and are beneficial because they eat insects. This publication discusses the characteristics and control of bats. Some safety considerations for handling ...
    • Controlling Beaver Damage 

      Texas Wildlife Services (2007-03-13)
      Beavers are important because their dams stabilize creek flow, slow runoff and create ponds. However, these same dams can negatively alter the flow of creeks. Damage prevention, control and various trapping methods are ...
    • Controlling Coyotes With Snares 

      Texas Wildlife Services (2008-04-15)
      Snares are traps that can be used to capture coyotes. The habits of coyotes are discussed, as well as the equipment needed for snaring, where to locate snares, and how to set and check them. Dog and coyote tracks are compared.
    • Controlling Feral Hog Damage 

      Texas Wildlife Services (2008-04-15)
      This publication discusses the distribution of feral hogs as well as their habitats, food habits and reproduction. Feral hogs can damage crops and kill lambs and kid goats. Methods of control are also explained.
    • Controlling Feral Pigeons 

      Texas Wildlife Services (2008-04-15)
      Excessive numbers of pigeons in cities, suburbs or parks can create a nuisance and a health threat. Control methods include roost elimination, noise-making devices, traps, poisons and shooting.
    • Controlling Ground Squirrel Damage 

      Texas Wildlife Services (2007-03-13)
      Ground squirrels do not normally cause extensive damage in urban areas. However, they do feed on flowers and vegetables in gardens. In rural areas, they can damage cropland and pastureland extensively. Chemical, cultural ...
    • Controlling House Sparrows 

      Texas Wildlife Services (2008-04-15)
      The small English or house sparrow is common in urban and suburban areas. Their droppings kill vegetation and damage car finishes. They also carry diseases, parasites and insects. This publication lists control methods and ...
    • Controlling Mole Damage 

      Texas Wildlife Services (2007-03-13)
      Moles can cause much damage to crops and livestock. This leaflet explains the proper way to set shocker loop traps and harpoon traps. Cultural controls and habitat modifications are discussed. Moles also can be controlled ...
    • Controlling Nutria Damage 

      Texas Wildlife Services (2007-03-13)
      Nutria are large, semi-aquatic rodents resembling beavers or muskrats. They eat desirable vegetation, girdle trees and burrow into banks and dams. The biological, reproductive and behavioral characteristics of nutria are ...
    • Controlling Opossum Damage 

      Texas Wildlife Services (2007-05-23)
      Opossums are omnivores that can become a nuisance when they eat pet food, fruit on trees, pecans, seeds in bird feeders and garbage in trash cans. They also carry murine typhus and can transmit the disease to people and ...
    • Controlling Pocket Gopher Damage 

      Texas Wildlife Services (2007-03-13)
      Pocket gophers can seriously damage cultivated farming areas, rangelands, orchards, tree farms and lawns. Mechanical control by probing and chemical control by hand baiting and using fumigants are explained.
    • Controlling Raccoon Damage 

      Texas Wildlife Services (2008-04-15)
      Raccoons can cause much damage to attics, roofs, hen houses, gardens, orchards, lawns, pets and people. This leaflet describes how to control raccons and prevent raccoon infestations.
    • Controlling Rats and Mice 

      Texas Wildlife Services (2007-03-13)
      House rats and mice eat and contaminate human and animal food, and they damage and destroy property. This leaflet explains how to identify rats and mice by their droppings, runways, food crumbs and noises. Various control ...
    • Controlling Roosting Birds in Urban Areas 

      Texas Wildlife Services (2006-09-06)
      Roosting birds include blackbirds, starlings, grackles and cowbirds. Like pigeons and sparrows, their droppings cause problems and they carry diseases. This publication describes various methods of control.
    • Controlling Skunk Damage 

      Texas Wildlife Services (2007-03-13)
      This publication discusses rabies, a diseases that skunks can transmit, and the damage that skunks can cause. Suggestions for environmental and mechanical control are given, as well as instructions on how to neutralize skunk odor.
    • Controlling Tree Squirrels in Urban Areas 

      Texas Wildlife Services (2006-09-06)
      In urban areas, tree squirrels can become pests when they eat pecans, berries, bird seed or vegetables from home gardens, or when they nest in attics. This leaflet discusses control of squirrels by fencing, trapping, ...
    • Feral Hogs in Texas 

      Mapston, Mark; Texas Wildlife Services (2007-03-19)
      Feral hogs are found in almost parts of Texas. They are prized by hunters but despised by landowners who suffer from their damage. This publication is a comprehensive look at feral hogs, from their history and identification ...
    • Managing Suburban Coyotes 

      Texas Wildlife Services (2007-05-23)
      Coyotes are increasingly found in suburban areas, where they may cause a variety of problems. One of the main concerns is the possible transfer of rabies from coyotes to people and pets. This publication explains coyote ...
    • Snakes and Their Control 

      Texas Wildlife Services (2008-04-15)
      Many kinds of snakes live in Texas, but only a few are poisonous. This leaflet focuses on the control of poisonous snakes by altering their habitats, fencing, trapping, poisoning and shooting.