Federal and state regulations help protect the natural environment of the United States, including the wild animals that inhabit it. For many homeowners, these regulations do not often affect your daily life. However, when a wild animal is living on your property, these regulations can be critical. If you have a wild animal infestation, you will often not be able to get rid of them yourself, without violating a state or federal protection law. To protect yourself and your home, you should contact a Wildlife Removal Specialist. Below, we will discuss some of the most important wildlife protection regulations that may affect your home.

Wildlife Protection Agencies

3 main agencies of the US government are concerned with wildlife protection. They are the Nuisance Wildlife Control Operators (NWCO), the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


The NWCO licenses wild animal removal agencies such as us to safely and humanely relocate animals. Licensed NWCOs go to a property to safely and humanely trap, transport, and release animals safely. To register as an NWCO, a wildlife removal specialist must take training and pass a licensing exam.

The Fish and Wildlife Service

Generally, the FWS focuses on preservation, hunting regulations, and conservation efforts. The FWS is also in charge of regulations and permits regarding the safe removal or relocation of endangered species.  In most states, hunting is a practice organized for population control and regulation. This is why it is heavily regulated. Attempting to remove an animal from your property may harm it. Undue harm to an animal may violate laws and regulations set by the FWS.


The Environmental Protection Agency’s purpose mainly includes protecting the environment from waste and pollutants. This also includes the animals living among us. While most EPA regulations deal with habitats rather than the animals themselves, many protection laws fall under their purview.

Professional Wildlife Removal Specialists

If you try to remove a wild animal from your property, there may be legal consequences as a result of environmental safety regulations. You can avoid fines or legal consequences by hiring a professional wildlife removal specialist. A licensed professional will understand how to safely, humanely, and legally remove a wild animal from your property. This can be especially important when your home is invaded by endangered or protected species, such as bats. New York – New Jersey Wildlife Removal Inc. is a licensed wild animal removal service. We understand the importance of protecting and preserving the wildlife around us, as well as keeping wild animals out of your homes. We specialize in the removal of raccoons, bats, snakes, and more.

We specialize in the humane removal of raccoons, rats, squirrels, and other pests in the New York/New Jersey area. For a complete inspection and evaluation please contact us or call us at 718-227-7227 and we will be happy to make an appointment at your convenience.