Florida Wild Hog Trapping and Removal

Florida Wild Hog Trapping and Removal

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Florida is a haven for tropical animal species, but the Sunshine State is also prime real estate for wild hogs. Also referred to as feral hogs, wild pigs, wild boars and sows, wild hogs are a danger to property, livestock, pets and people. Wild hogs should be trapped and removed from your residential or commercial property by a licensed and insured wildlife removal professional as soon as possible. Feral hogs multiply quickly, increasing the possibility of incurring property damage or sustaining a serious injury. Wildlife management companies provide professional hog control, tracking, trapping, and removal services throughout the state of Florida.

Feral Hogs

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Trapping Wild Hog

The presence of wild hogs should be taken seriously. Hogs are omnivores, eating both plants and animals, and have extremely sharp teeth. Never chase a hog off your property. They are definitely willing to attack and bite. Moreover, male hogs, or boars, also have sharp tusks capable of ripping flesh and severely injuring animals or people. Wild hogs have even been known to kill and eat pets and livestock. Call a qualified wildlife removal company the moment you see a wild hog near your home or business. Hogs will travel great distances to locate a reliable food supply. If they find food near your home or business, they will probably return.

Feral hogs can damage lawns, gardens and landscaping. They like to dig holes and root around in search of roots, grubs, insects and worms.

•Feral hogs can transmit diseases to pets, livestock and even humans.

•If you notice that a portion of your garden, lawn or landscaping is torn up, you may have been visited by a wild hog or armadillo.

•If you notice that your garbage cans have been overturned and garbage scattered here and there, you may have a hog or raccoon problem.

Wild Hog Trapping

Retaining a professional tracking and trapping company is the most effective means of locating and removing nuisance wild hogs. Only an experienced trapper has the knowledge and equipment to safely remove wild hogs, especially in cities and towns that don’t allow the use of firearms. Wildlife management companies often use trained and protected dogs when a hog becomes trap shy. The dogs help track and capture the nuisance hogs.

Nuisance wild hogs have been a problem in the Sunshine State for many years. Home and business owners have come to rely on the expertise of a professional feral hog removal specialist to guarantee the safety of landscaping, pets and people. One or more wild hogs can inflict significant damage in only a single night of feeding. Wild pigs are a real threat to children and employees. They are aggressive and dangerous animals. It isn’t at all unusual for wild pigs to suddenly attack people.

Get Hog Off My Property

Depending on the circumstances, it could take anywhere from one to 14 days to trap and remove a wild hog. Wild animals are naturally wary of people and traps. The hogs think that your yard belongs to them, not the other way around. Nuisance wild animals, including rats, poisonous toads, raccoons, opossums, skunks, armadillos, bats, birds, squirrels and more should be removed by a Florida wild animal removal specialist to guarantee the health and safety of family members, friends and employees.

How to Get Rid of Squirrels in the Attic

How to Get Rid of Squirrels in the Attic

We may get taken in with the antics of squirrels and how interesting and fun they look. But we should not forget the havoc that they can cause to an attic, your valuables or your family. If by chance you have an uninvited guest that is a squirrel, if not discovered quickly, you’ll have a much more difficult situation to deal with.

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Why does a squirrel LOVE my attic?

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Small Squirrel Resting on Brown Wood

There are several reasons why a squirrel might be drawn to an attic. Squirrels are looking for the best place they can survive and do well. An attic provides a place out of the elements where they can feel somewhat protected as attics are not normally traveled by humans. Attics tend to be dry and warm even if you are in a cold climate. It’s almost like a hotel has put out a shingle stating “come stay here and build your nest and you won’t be disturbed” none of your enemies or threats are here so step right up!

So how do I get rid of them?

The first thing you will have to do is to seal off the entire attic. Cover up holes and entry points that are wide enough for a squirrel to get through. If you have vents, cover them with a wire mesh guard. Next, you should locate any areas that are chewed that lead inside– with the exception of one area. That is where the little guy will exit, and where he will be trapped. Additionally, make sure to secure openings between the attic and everywhere else in your home. There are several other steps to do additionally. However, if you would like to call a professional, please feel free to contact us. 1-866-263-WILD.

For more information or a FREE ESTIMATE on squirrel removal please call 1-866-263-WILD or (941)729-2103 and speak with a trusted professional. We would like to be your local expert and learn about your current situation. Call us now! We specialize in humane wildlife trapping and we take pride in using the most advanced technology which is the least invasive to you and your property.

 

The Most Beautiful Birds of Florida Pt I [Bird Deterrent Sarasota]

The Most Beautiful Birds of Florida Pt I [Bird Deterrent Sarasota]

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You might be surprised to know that this bird, in the past was a victim of the plume trade. This gorgeous Reddish Egrett was photographed at Fort Desoto Park in St. Petersburg, FL. Its amazing colors here start with a bright pink bill that has a black tip. This bird is larger than many similar herons, you may be familiar with, however it is smaller than the great blue heron and great egret. There are two different color morphs– you may see an adult with a slate blue body and reddish head, or an adult white all over morph. If you ever notice the plumage standing out in full ruff– on the head and neck, then you will know that it is mating season. Ref: wikipedia.org/wiki/Reddish_egret

We love birds and hope you are enjoying this article. If you are experiencing difficulties with birds we can assist you. We have certified bird removal specialist and use only the most humane and technologically advanced methods available. We can deter birds from your Longboat Key Condo, or remove Ospreys from Exit signs or Stadium lights. We’re experienced.

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Did you know that White Pelicans are significantly larger than Brown Pelicans? They are some of the heaviest flying birds in the world. They do not plunge-style-dive as the Browns do. They happen to be superb soarers and can do so for long distances. [See video below]

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White Pelican Side view
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Flock of White Pelicans

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Scarlett Ibis – Found in Trinidad and Tobego among other locals

Here we have the Scarlett Ibis– It is technically not a FL bird, however, the white morph Ibis CAN be found in Florida– and some scientists are calling for that bird to be considered the same species as the Scarlet Ibis. The Scarlet is the national bird of the islands of Trinidad and Tobago. The juvenile bird [below] ranges from grays to blacks, and it takes two feather moltings for the amazing scarlett color to appear. Only the tips of the wings remain black.

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Image credit: By User:Nino Barbieri – Own work, CC BY 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1608680

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Crazy Things Raccoons Do [Manatee County]

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If you or your pet is bitten by any wild animal, you are urged to seek medical treatment.

 

Crazy Things Raccoons Do [Manatee County]

Unprovoked Raccoon Attacks, Bites, 13-Year Old Girl

June 5, 2017

Here is the scenario. It could have been the most normal father and daughter stroll around the neighborhood, but it became an emergency room visit. The reason was that a raccoon came out of the bushes and bit a little girl on the leg–totally unprovoked!

It was described that in late May evening around 5:45 a father and 13 year old daughter were walking and talking together near the entrance of their neighborhood subdivision around the Cape Coral, FL area. The daughter was said to be less than 5 feet in front of the father when she heard a growling noise from the bushes, followed by a raccoon coming at her that immediately bit on to her leg. When she screamed, the raccoon finally let go.

By the way, if you see raccoons around your property, or think you have them present in your home, please contact a professional! You can click to contact us here 24/7 at Nuisance Wildlife Removal, Inc. or call 1-866-263-WILD or 729-2103. 

It was thought that either the raccoon was rabid or trying to protect her babies. The animal caused the girls shin to bleed and the father immediately took her to the hospital for treatment. According to the Center for Disease Control, when a human is bitten by an animal, at first there may not be any symptoms. But weeks, or even months after a bite, rabies can cause pain, fatigue, headaches, fever, and irritability. These are followed by seizures, hallucinations, and paralysis. Human rabies are almost always fatal.

According to the Center for Disease Control, when a human is bitten by an animal, at first there may not be any symptoms. But weeks, or even months after a bite, rabies can cause pain, fatigue, headaches, fever, and irritability. These are followed by seizures, hallucinations, and paralysis. Human rabies are almost always fatal.

She was given two shots, and advised to return on day 3,7 and 14 for further treatment. Although costs can vary, a course of rabies treatment commonly exceeds $3,000.

Please use caution around any wildlife out there!

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Blisters from Blister Beetle [warning graphic images]

Blisters from Blister Beetle [warning graphic images]

Nuisance Wildlife Removal, Inc is proud to announce a full suite of pest control services. We offer a safe, environment and pet-friendly prevention program to stop the pests before they enter your home. Recently we published an article about 4 Stinging, Venomous, or Biting insects you might be surprised live in Florida.  One of those insects is the Blister Beetle.

Below are photos of what can happen if a person encounters one of these bugs.

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Blisters resulting after beetle was smashed on the neck. No treatment was given and the blisters cleared up on their own.

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Blisters resulting after beetle was smashed on the neck. No treatment was given and the blisters cleared up on their own.

 

To see the blister beetle visit here>> 4 Stinging, Venomous or Biting Insects You Might be Surprised Live in Florida

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Rabies Problems and Rabid Raccoons [Sarasota]

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Rabies Problems and Rabid Raccoons [Sarasota]

Rabies is still a real threat to the health and welfare of people as well as animals. This includes places here locally such as Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch and Bradenton. According to the CDC, every year, about 40,000 people receive a rabies prevention treatment called post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) because they had contact with a potentially rabid animal.

More than 90% of all rabid animals reported to CDC each year occur in wildlife. The animals that get rabies the most are raccoons, skunks, foxes, and bats. The facts are however, that most people in the U.S. get PEP treatment due to close contact with domestic animals such as cats or dogs.

What is the average cost for humans to be treated for rabies? 

Average cost of rabies treatment exceeds $3,000.

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What are the Diseases that Raccoons can Spread to Humans? 

 

Rabies

Raccoons can be rather aggressive animals that can give diseases to people through bites, scratches and even indirect contact. Due to the fact that it is possible to come in contact with these wooly creatures around our homes, especially at night, it is vital to be careful when you are around them. Please use precautions when handling materials they’ve been in contact with or left behind, such as their waste material.

The most common disease people acquire from raccoons is rabies. If you are infected with it, the virus affects the central nervous system, and it can cause fevers, hallucinations and seizures. If a raccoon carries rabies, the virus is present in its saliva, so infected raccoons can transmit the disease through bites or scratches, as their claws are likely to have come in contact with their mouths. Staying away from raccoons in the wild is always a good idea, this includes if you see a raccoon in your back yard or out and about in a park. Even more, this is especially true if their behavior appears aggressive or erratic. Rabies can be deadly, but there are very few confirmed cases of raccoon-acquired rabies that have resulted in human death.

Salmonella

Salmonella bacteria are found in raccoon poop, and people can catch Salmonella infections when they come in cotanct with the droppings and then inadvertently transferring it from the hands to the mouth. These bacteria can be dormant in a dry environment, and then re-activate under favorable conditions. Salmonella poisoning can lead to fever, abdominal pain and severe diarrhea. It can be particularly dangerous to children, the elderly and people who have weaker immune systems.

Roundworm

Raccoons can excrete high numbers of roundworm eggs through their feces. The eggs are light and can become airborne, potentially leading to infections resulting just from breathing the air. Incidental ingestion can also infect a host. Roundworm parasites can lead to serious health issues in humans as they affect the central nervous system, and can impair the body’s organs, including the brain. The most severe roundworm-related infections can result in vision loss or even a coma.

Leptospirosis

The bacterium Leptospira causes the disease Leptospirosis, which infects humans and a host of other animals, including raccoons. They excrete this particular microorganism through their urine; as such, people can become infected by drinking water that has been contaminated with these bacteria. Mild cases of Leptospirosis can result in high fevers, body pain and both vomiting and diarrhea. More serious cases may lead to anemia, meningitis and liver failure.

There are other diseases including bacterial ones such as E.Coli, fungus and rare parasites. If you handle, feed or clean up waste be aware of the hazards to your health and be sure to use the utmost of hygiene and be very aggressive about it.

Thank you for taking the time to read this post.

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4 Stinging, Venomous or Biting Insects You Might be Surprised Live in Florida

4 Stinging, Venomous or Biting Insects You Might be Surprised Live in Florida

 

Scorpion

Scorpions vary in size from 1-4 inches long. They normally live outdoors, although they will invade homes and buildings. Scorpions will sting, but usually only when provoked or disturbed. Scorpion venom is a neurotoxin, but the dose injected usually is insufficient to prove fatal to an adult human. None of the several species of scorpions that occur in Florida is capable of inflicting a lethal sting. However, the site of the sting may be sore and swollen for some time.

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Scorpion
Photo: UF EDIS

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Blister Beetle

Blister beetles are narrow beetles with a neck that is more slender than the head and wings. Adult beetles can release a fluid that causes blisters on human skin. The adult beetles feed on foliage, and people often come into contact with them, when moving through infested vegetation. The only suitable control of blister beetles is avoidance of individual beetles or chemical application to plants. It is necessary to check recommendations for the crop to determine the chemical to be used.

 

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Bright Green Blister Beetle

The Wheel Bug aka Assasin Bug

The wheel bug  is a bug with a coglike crest on its thorax. They feed on insects; however, humans can get bitten by accidental contact. The bug penetrates the skin with its beak and injects a salivary fluid used to kill its prey. Mostly caterpillars and other soft tissue insects. The fluid causes an immediate intense pain that lasts three to six hours. The best way to prevent wheel bug bites is to avoid the insect. Because most of their prey are pests, wheel bugs are considered as beneficial to the garden as ladybugs.

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Wheel Bug on a slide at an amusement park.

 

The Velvet Ant

Velvet ants are wingless antlike wasps. The females are solitary with an efficient, large stinger. Most species live on solitary bees and wasps. Humans are usually stung by velvet ants when the female is accidentally stepped on with bare feet or trapped against the body in clothes or bedding. Since the velvet ant is solitary and roaming, it is difficult to control. Their name velvet ant refers to their rather large amount of hair, which most often is bright scarlet or orange, but may also be black, white, silver, or gold. Black and white specimens are sometimes known as panda ants.  Their bright colors serve as aposematic signals. They are known for their extremely painful stings, hence the common name cow killer or cow ant. Any wasp like ant creature with hair is suspect of being this type as their colors range even into many variations and patterns of the below colors and more.

Image result for colors velvet antsThe Panda Ant is actually a wingless wasp and is related to the Red Velvet Ant or "cow killer" because it's sting is strong enough to subdue a cow.: Image result for orange velvet ants

Thanks for reading and learning!

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Information credit and some image credits for this article given to http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ig099

Snake Myths that You may already Believe [Lakewood Ranch]

Snake Myths [Lakewood Ranch]

Would you pass a true or false quiz on snake myths?

The red beaked snake looks directly ahead. It is a venomous rear fanged snake.

True or False.  Snakes have slimy skin.

False. It is a myth. Reptiles such as snakes, are covered with scales that are dry, and they do not secrete mucous. However frogs, toads and some other amphibians do and that is why those animals are slimy, but snakes are not.

True or False. You can tell how old a rattlesnake is, by counting the number of segments in his rattle.

False. It is a myth. The reason being is that a rattlesnake gains one rattle each time it sheds its skin. Young rattlers can shed as often as every few weeks. Older ones only shed twice a year. So to assume that a rattlesnake gains one rattle each year and then never loses a rattle bump is not correct. Last, a snake does not keep hold on to all its segments their entire life. As it happens naturally, during the course of a snake’s life and travels, some of them break off, are damaged and lost.

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True or False. Every snake has fangs.

False. It is a myth. Every snake has teeth however only venomous snakes have fangs.

True or False. If a snake’s head is cut from it’s body it can still bite.

TRUE. Did you know that more than half of rattlesnake bites happen after the head has been cut off? Yes it can even still inject venom! Herpetologists suggest that it takes between 24-36 hours before the head can no longer bite.

So how did you do? Pass or fail? If you took the time to read and learn, you win!

Thank you for taking the time to read this post.

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Fun Facts About Moles

Fun Facts About Moles

  1. Moles have voracious appetites. –Did you know that if a mole is deprived of food, it may die of starvation in just a few hours?
  2. Moles are not entirely solitary creatures. –Did you know that Moles will fight to the death to defend their territory? But, many times, they do not live by themselves.
  3. Moles do not always make molehills. –If you see a mound of dirt near the opening of a mole burrow, all that is telling you is that the soil is soft and easy to dig up. If the soil is more firm, the Mole will make smaller piles more frequently around the “doors” to their home.
  4. Moles like it quiet. –They build their highways where food is present and noise is not. Since the Mole is dependent upon its ability to hear an earthworm moving upward from below the tunnel, or downward from above the tunnel, it really requires a rather quiet locale. If there is heavy equipment around that is likely to make them move to another place.
  5. Lawns that have Bermuda grass have stronger resistance to moles. The reason being is that Bermuda puts out longer shooter strands, up to two meters (6 feet) away from the individual blades of grass across the top of the ground. This causes much more tension and the moles can not get around very easily.

BONUS

Everything about moles is not that bad.

If they are present in conservative numbers, moles can be desirable for killing grubs in the lawn. Grubs kill grass and young shrubs. A white grub is usually just an appetizer to the main attraction for the mole which is the earthworm.

Also soil gets moved around quite a bit with mole activity. Their tunneling causes the soil to be moved and aerated, and carries nutrients deeper into the earth. They carry mineral-rich material up to the surface and that makes more nutrients available to plants. So that is, in fact, a very good thing. If you have just a few moles that aren’t killing plants or causing eyesores you may decide to just live and let them live.

However if you have concern of a more serious matter, call Nuisance Wildlife Removal, Inc. today, to humanely solve your wildlife problems, and wildlife proof your property. 1-866-263-WILD or 941-729-2103.

Do I have Moles in my Yard? [Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch]

How do I recognize mole activity in my lawn?

 

The two most common signs of mole activity are raised ridge areas in lawns and the typical molehill. If you see these on your lawn, you should call a professional service. If you wait, the problem will just intensify and become more complicated and more costly. Nuisance Wildlife Removal Inc. is your local expert for mole trapping and removal in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton and surrounding areas. We can give you a free inspection and let you know if the issue is being caused by moles or not. The raised areas or ridges on the lawn, are caused by the moles tunneling through the lawn, just below the surface of the ground. The mole-hills that are shaped like a small mountain or cone are formed by the dirt that a mole digs out from creating his den and living chambers. If you see this in your lawn, it could be a sign that you have moles and need to have them trapped and removed. Below is a video that shows a mole tunneling close to the surface. You can see his movement and the trails his activity causes.

 

Big Problems that Moles Cause

Moles can truly be a big issue for the homeowner. Their tunneling can damage lawns and their root systems which cause the grass to dry out and die. The mole behavior can also kill roots of plants, flowers etc causing the plants to die or become damaged. Moles actively are in search of food day and night all year round. It is possible that a mole can tunnel up to 100 feet in one day – which is the equivalent of 15 feet per hour. This is why we recommend eradicating moles immediately– as soon as you see the onset of mole activity. The more tunnels that there are, the more traps that have to be set in order to locate the moles! 100 feet of tunnels in one day times 5 days= 500′ of tunnels… thats a LOT of traps!

Thank you for taking the time to read our post.

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For more information, visit our wildlife services page on moles here: Mole Removal Services