About Big Papa – The Go-To Nuisance Wildlife Control And Removal Company Of Choice

Well-Respected, Licensed, Insured, High-Quality Customer-Centered Wildlife Trapping And Removal Services For The Greater Eastern Iowa Region

Specializing In The Humane Removal Of Nuisance Wildlife Critters And So Much More

Learn About Big Papa And His 10+ Years Of Effective Ethical Wildlife Removal Services Performed With Love For The Job

We remove almost any wildlife you may encounter in your home or business, and we also can provide predator solutions for farmers and land owners and habitat improvements. Some of the most common nuisance animals include raccoons, opossums, birds, skunks, coyotes, and groundhogs. Removing unwanted wildlife is typically only half the battle. Big Papa’s Nuisance Wildlife Control evaluates the entire situation and has a solution to keep all types of wildlife from returning to unwanted places.

Everything About Big Papa And His Mission Is Based On Integrity And Pride In A Job Well-Done And Making Customers Happy

Our first step in removing a nuisance animal is to evaluate the extent of the problem. We will suggest a trapping program designed to stop the damage or inconvenience being caused as well as eliminate the problem. After the animals are trapped and removed,  we temporarily sealed entryways until we can complete a permanent repair. Wildlife living in your home can be disastrous. Not only do many nuisance wildlife animals carry diseases but also leave behind fecal waste, parasites, and unpleasant odors.

Big Papa’s Nuisance Wildlife Control Provides Eastern Iowa Wildlife Control Services to the Cities Of Bettendorf, Burlington, Coralville, Davenport, Iowa City, Muscatine, North Liberty, Wapello, West Liberty, Wilton, and More

Ray Eserhaut, AKA Big Papa, Loves His Job And Has A Deep Affection For Wildlife. You’ll Experience That When You Hire Big Papa And See Him Doing What He Does Best! Our Testimonials Page Tell It All! Get The Best – Get Big Papa!

“Making My Customers 100% Satisfied Means They’re Happy And So Am I When I Get Testimonials Like These!”

Ray Eserhaut, aka Big Papa


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About Big Papa And His Nuisance Wildlife Control History And Experience

Hi, I’m Ray Eserhaut, aka Big Papa, the owner of Big Papa’s Nuisance Wildlife Control. I’m a local family-owned and operated business, not a corporate franchise, holding Iowa wildlife control licenses and certifications and insured for residential and commercial jobs.

I grew up in the outdoors, trapping, hunting & fishing. After high school, I went to jr. college and got my two-year degree in associate of arts, science, and general studies, and then went to Iowa State for fisheries and wildlife. I’ve worked several outdoor and wildlife-related jobs, including the Cedar Co. Conservation, the Department Of Natural Resources in fisheries and wildlife, and then two years in Parks And Recreations.

In addition to my work experience, I owned and operated a successful outfitting business in Southeast Iowa and Northeast Missouri. I also guided deer and turkey hunts for five years, then sold the business. I also owned and operated a successful taxidermy business for eight years before getting into the wildlife business and starting Big Papa’s Nuisance Wildlife Control over ten years ago.

I am a life member of the national trappers association, a life member of the Iowa trappers association, and an active director for the Iowa trappers association.

Big Papa’s Nuisance Wildlife Control’s Mission Is To Provide Exceptional Customer Service While Addressing Wildlife Issues Effectively, Efficiently, And Honestly

As you learn more about Big Papa, you’ll see we have a passion for wildlife and dedication to the ethical treatment of wildlife. We are trustworthy with over a decade of real-world wildlife control experience serving the communities within a radius of 50 miles of Big Papa’s home base in Muscatine, Iowa.

As a leader in animal removal and wildlife trapping services in the greater Muscatine, Iowa region, our expertise lets us quickly resolve pesky wild problems in and outside your home or business, removing any bothersome wildlife and restoring your peace of mind. Our goal is a permanent solution, not a quick fix for any service we provide. You will have total access throughout a contracted project, and we can answer any question during the process; knowing this about Big Papa should put you at ease if you choose to hire us.

At Big Papas, any wildlife trapping job we perform always has your safety and the animal’s welfare in mind. Whenever possible, our captures deserve relocation to a safe environment, and only diseased critters and those mandated by Iowa law will be humanely euthanized.

An essential feature About Big Papa is we continuously train to learn the state of the science in wildlife removal and control strategies. Big Papa’s Nuisance Wildlife Control always employs a scientific approach to wildlife removal and control and delivers cutting-edge solutions tailored to your unique needs. We always meet and, in many cases, exceed industry standards and expectations.

With over a decade of experience as a professional, licensed, and insured wildlife removal company, we’ve come to be known as Muscatine’s and the surrounding community’s “most trusted wildlife removal company.” I look forward to serving your wildlife control issues, so give Big Papas a call today at (563) 299-9664.

The best to you and yours,
Ray “Big Papa” Eserhaut

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Experts in removing: Badgers, Bats, Birds, Chipmunks, Coyote, Racoons, Sasquatch, Skunks, Groundhogs, Gophers, Squirrels, and more. Licensed & Insured.

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Happy Easter Everyone !

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Happy Easter buddy

This lady’s neighbors feed the coons , then they come over to her yard and tear a hole in the garage to eat dog food & dump over the trash bin when the stop putting food scraps out next door .
Not a good idea to feed them your inviting them into your homes .
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This lady’s neighbors feed the coons , then they come over to her yard and tear a hole in the garage to eat dog food & dump over the trash bin when the stop putting food scraps out next door . 
Not a good idea to feed them your inviting them into your homes .

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Sounds like they are inviting them into their neighbors home. Lol

I know the feeling, have two I can’t get rid of.Amen 🙏🤩

Just saw a review about you and the work you do hoping your truly do relocate and not kill smhhh

Yes they are

It's not their fault so I would hope you are checking for babies. This is important.

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What are they?

What do you do with these babies?

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“I had a problem with an animal in my basement. I saw “Big Papa’s” advertisement on his truck and called them. The next day the raccoon was gone. They set traps and caught more of them. I was thrilled they were gone!! Thanks, Big Papa’s. Good Job!!”

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