The Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) is responsible for managing and protecting the commonwealth’s wildlife resources, to enhance the health, safety and social well-being of the people of the state. Pennsylvanians are encountering wild species more than ever before. Growing human populations sometimes modify or destroy important plant and animal habitat, threatening or endangering some species in the process. Other species are more able to live close to humans. While they may add interest to the local environment, they also can cause problems for their human neighbors.
In order to manage and protect Pennsylvania’s wildlife populations and serve the public interest, the PGC sets rules and policies that protect wildlife resources and regulate human actions. Some nuisance wildlife control actions you want to take will require a permit or use of a professional nuisance wildlife control operator; however, many do not. Your PGC regional office is the first place to call with specific questions such as how to obtain permits.