Evergreen Area Wildlife and Pests

We live in a rural community full of a diverse range of wildlife. For our own safety and that of our pets it is important to be familiar with the HOA regulations regarding pets and with the living and hunting patterns of the most common wildlife in the area. All wildlife can be potentially dangerous when surprised or cornered, and many predators can be a threat to both humans and pets. Please read the Wildlife and Pest Control articles to become acquainted with the habits of wildlife in your area.


Common Wildlife

  • Hawks, Vultures and Owls
  • Mice, rats, gophers, moles
  • Skunks, opossoms
  • Ground squirrels, rabbits
  • Wild turkeys, quails
  • Mule deer
  • Black widow spiders, tarantulas
  • Coyotes, wild pigs
  • Bob cats, cougars (rare)


Click on the links above to see a list of articles about our local Evergreen Area wildlife and about managing the pests in the area, from nesting mammals to invading insects.

Dangerous pests:
Rattle snakes, Wild pigs


Pest Control

Most Evergreen residents will eventually need some kind of pest control on their property. Pests routinely treated for in this area are gophers, field mice and roof rats, ground squirrels, rattle snakes, and wild pigs, as well as dangerous insects like mosquitoes and black widow spiders. Check your phonebook for animal and insect pest control services.

Wild pig


If you are involved in a face-to-face encounter with, or very nearby-sighting of, a mountain lion or wild boar, contact the California Department of Fish and Game 24 hour dispatch center at (916) 445-0045. The threat to public safety will be assessed and any appropriate action will be taken. Also report any sightings of dead or injured mountain lions or boars.

Call 911 for all immediate threats from any dangerous animals.

Important contact information regarding wildlife and pests

Santa Clara County Vector Contro

State Fish and Game Dept. General Info - Carrie Wilson
(831) 649-7191

State Fish and Game Dept. Dispatch
Emergency Dispatch for Threatening Wildlife
916) 445-0045