Residents of Jefferson Parish often have concerns about nuisance “urban wildlife” on their property such as possums, raccoons, and armadillos.
- The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries provides guidance regarding interaction with these animals on their website.
- It is recommended that residents contact a licensed wildlife control operator if they wish to have the animals removed from their property.
- The Jefferson Protection & Animal Welfare Services (JPAWS) provides additional information on their website, including the rental of humane traps.
- The LSU Agcenter has a list of operators in Southeast Louisiana to help with Honeybee Removal and Swarm Collection. Some will visit and remove hives at no cost.