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Wildlife Pest Identification Tool

Wildlife in California is often appreciated from afar in natural areas. However, sometimes vertebrate animals can become pests in our homes, gardens, schools, parks, and landscapes. If you think you have an animal pest but are not sure what it is, this online tool will help you narrow down potential vertebrate pests using signs such as typical damage, tracks, and droppings (scat). The results will show you information on identification and biology with links to more information including management options.