Identify Unwanted Guests and Visitors in Your Home
Do you have unwanted guests or visitors? These particular visitors are of the four legged kind. Last week alone we had 4 different calls with Raccoons that had or were trying to get into the soffit/attic. One of the homes even said they thought they heard babies as well in the attic! Raccoons can do severe damage not only to the exterior of your property but also to your duct work and insulation in the attic as well. So, if you are hearing noises in the attic don’t wait to have us come out and inspect, call us right away before your attic becomes a home for the holidays.
Not all pest or animal removal firms know how to deal with bees and other stinging insects. It’s true, most pest control company technicians don’t have the knowledge or training to properly locate, treat and remove a bee infestation.
The Nuisance Wildlife Removal team members are recognized experts in stinging insect control in Florida. Need service now? You can trust the Nuisance Wildlife Removal team to give the fastest service.
There are about 20,000 species of bees worldwide. Many species probably have not even been discovered yet, and many are either not named or have not been well studied. Bees are found throughout the world except at the highest altitudes, in polar regions, and on some small oceanic islands.
The greatest diversity of bee species is found in warm, arid or semi-arid areas, especially in the American Southwest and Mexico. Bees range in size from tiny species, only 2 mm (0.08 in) in length, to rather large insects up to 4 cm (1.6 in) long.
Many bees are black or gray, but others are bright yellow, red, or metallic green or blue.
If so many of the area pest control companies do not have the training to successfully remove a hive of bees from your property why would you call just anyone! To get this type of delicate job done correctly you will want an expert team of highly trained technicians. Nuisance Wildlife Trapper is the company with the background, experience and patience for the job. If you are having a bee infestation problem call right away.
Nuisance Wildlife Removal provides professional wildlife control and removal for customers in Tampa Florida. We offer custom animal control solutions for almost any type of wildlife problem, whether it is the chatter of squirrels in your Tampa attic, a colony of bats living in your condo building, or the destructive behavior of a raccoon or opossum, we at Tampa Nuisance Wildlife Removal have the experience and the tools to quickly and professionally solve your problem. We also remove bees. For a consultation, give us a call at 866-263-WILD.
Do Not Be Fooled By The Less Experienced
There are many so called Tampa pest control experts out there, but not all of them are licensed and insured professionals. Make sure that you hire a competent expert for your Tampa wildlife control and removal. At Nuisance Wildlife Removal, we are courteous and friendly and take the time to answer your questions. Give our Tampa trappers at Nuisance Wildlife Removal a call. We will listen to your problem, and make an appointment to perform a FREE inspection.
We Remove All Kinds of Nuisance Wildlife
Tampa Florida is full of wildlife, including:
opossums, and more.
You will need professional Tampa snake removal or raccoon control if you can’t trap the wild animal on your own and perform full repairs and prevention to keep pests out for good. We perform the repairs and decontamination if necessary. Rats and mice love to live in attics, and can chew wires or leave droppings. In fact Tampa wildlife frequently enter homes, and it takes a Tampa pest management company to remove them.
Wildlife Trapper And Control Experts To Serve You
We are Tampa wildlife management experts, and are familiar with all the pest animals, including all species of Florida snakes and bats. We at Nuisance Wildlife Removal are the best among Tampa nuisance wildlife companies and can solve all animal damage issues. Our wildlife operators are skilled at bird control and bat removal, and would be happy to serve your Tampa bat control or pigeon and bird control needs with a professional solution.
Opossums, skunks, moles, and other animals that can damage your lawn – we are the exterminators who can capture and remove them. Our professional pest management of wildlife and animals can solve all of your Tampa animal control and capture needs. Give us a call at 941-729-2103 for a price quote and more information.
Yellow Jackets, unlike honey bees, can sting repeatedly without harm to themselves. You’ll usually find them in underground burrows or tree hollows. They build their nests of a paper like substance from chewing wood pulp. And their nests can be huge in size.
Yellow Jackets Are Aggressive
When agitated, they can get very aggressive. We recently had a technician completely covered from head to toe in a beekeeper suit, yet he was stung repeatedly through a tiny opening in his hat that he did not know about.
If you encounter yellow jackets on your property, do not try to handle them yourself. Call an expert. We recommend checking out this website for more information, and then CALL us.
South American Animal Kingdom Has Moved To Florida
The powers that be in Marco Island Florida hired a wildlife trapper six months ago to catch and kill their nuisance Iguanas. There are a list of complaints. They dedicate in pools. Eat up shrubs and flowers. They are able to undermine foundations and seawalls. The State of Florida requires the trapper to kill them because they are a nonnative species, and as such, cannot be released back into the wild once captured.
There Is More Than Meets The Eye With Nonnative Species
Iguanas are just one example of non-native species in Florida becoming a nuisance.
Some others are:
rats and mice
That is just some of the mammals that have made it into the Florida ecosystem.
Don’t know what an Anole is? Ever seen those cute little lizards that stand on the side of a tree and make their throat stick out to warn others and attract a mate?
We won’t even get into the debate here about Africanized Honey Bees in Florida.
What Does Belong In The Florida Wildlife Kingdom?
Here is a good idea of how diverse Florida wildlife really is without all the nonnative species moving in on our territory.
The point is that practically everything in Florida is nonnative, including most of the people.
Our job here at Nuisance Wildlife Removal is to trap and remove the animals and insects that have become nuisances to people. Now you know why we can’t just move some species to another location and let them go.
Wild Animals May Seek Refuge In Your Home To Survive
Once again as of June 1st, we are in the start of the Atlantic Storm Season. Here in Florida we usually just call it Hurricane season. Part of your hurricane preparedness plan might be to have your home checked for places where animals and wildlife can enter your home. Here is why.
Rodents And Nocturnal Animals Run On Instinct
When a storm like hurricane Charley, Wilma, or Katrina hits, its not just human habitats that are affected. Even a medium sized storm will knock down thousands of trees, even where no humans live. That forces the wildlife to seek refuge somewhere else. If the only things left standing are human structures, well that is pretty inviting to rats, squirrels, raccoons, bats and many other wild creatures.
Call Up For A Inspection Of Your Home
An expert like those at Nuisance Wildlife Removal will show you where those access points to your home or business are. He will carefully inspect your roof and attic areas inside and out, and offer to fix the flaws in construction or earlier damage caused by animals. The time to prevent animals from taking storm refuge in your home is now, before the storms hit.
You can reach us at 866-261-WILD. Call today for a FREE inspection and cost estimate. Don’t let your house become a storm shelter for homeless and displaced animals.
Africanized bees are over taking the wild populations of European bees in Florida. That is why the state advises residents to exterminate feral colonies found on properties close to people.
“Public safety is ultimately our goal,”
said Jerry Hayes, chief of the apiary section of Florida’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
“Three or four years ago, the bees we were finding might show 20 to 30 percent Americanization. Now it’s 60 to 80 percent.”
Bees Feel At Home In Southern Florida
Southern and southwest Florida has a higher density of the bees than other parts of the state, he said. That’s probably because the area resembles Central and South America, where Africanized bees started in this hemisphere.
“Beekeepers are not part of the problem,” Hayes said. “We don’t want them zoned or ordinance out of being. But having more managed colonies will not stop Africanized bees from expanding.”
Bee Hives Are Becoming Commonplace These Days In Florida
We often get calls here at Nuisance Wildlife Removal Inc. about bees invading a home or other structure on a property. The unseen hive usually has the iceberg effect, where you only see the
entrance, and not the main colony.
On this call, the bees were spotted going in and out of a hole up near the rain gutter of a two story house. Once the gutter and drain pipe were removed, you could see the damage and rotted wood, which
allowed the bees to enter the structure and start their hive.
We Had To Peel Back The Structure
Our trained technician removed some fascia board, and the hive combs a were pretty big. This hive was not a new one. It had been there for more than one season. The deeper he dug into the damaged wood, the worse things looked for the home owner.
Why Some Bees Must Be Destroyed
First things first, the bees need to be eliminated. Some people don’t understand why this is necessary, considering the world wide distress that domesticated bees are in due to CCD or “colony collapse disorder”. Bees are dying off by the billions due to everything from infections, to mites, to lack of food, pesticides and even the stress of being trucked all over the country at harvest time.
The bigger danger is that the healthy domestic bees would be contaminated by cross breeding with the AHB or Africanized Honey Bees which have now invaded our part of Florida. We can’t take the time to try and recognize whether we are dealing with the AHB or just wild honey bees. We exterminate the hive to help the Florida bee industry keep its good hives intact. In the past, a licensed bee keeper may want to take the wild hives that we find, but not any more.
Taking Out The Hive
Now that the bees have been “dusted”, we start the removal process. You can’t just leave an empty hive in place, or it will attract maggots which would feed on the dead bee larvae. Also, all that honey may eventually start running down the inside walls. That is a mess you don’t want to ever have to deal with. Bees and humans are not the only creatures who like to eat honey.
Our technicians will make sure that all traces and remnants of the hive are cleaned away, and the area is left ready for the contractor to repair any structural damage left behind by the bees.
The official Atlantic storm season is from June 1st to November 30th. What we see here a lot at Nuisance Wildlife Removal is animals driven into people’s homes by high winds and flooding of their natural habitat. It is only natural to head for high ground as water encroaches.
If you’ve ever looked in your attic or upper crawl space, you can see that it is dark and dry. This is very inviting to a rat or raccoon trying to keep their babies safe and dry during a storm or it’s aftermath.
Prevent Unwanted Animal Visitors From Homesteading
Nuisance Wildlife Removal Inc. offers free inspections to your home and property, to assure that all possible entrances to your home are covered or excluded, to prevent any non-intended habitation by wildlife during the coming storm season.
Contact us by calling 941-729-2103 or through the contact form on this website.
Africanized Bees Stake A Claim In Florida Territory
According to a 2005 public advisory from the Florida Department of Agriculture, Africanized Honey Bees (AHB) have been present in the Tampa Bay area since 2002. They probably arrived through ports, on ships from Guatemala.
Over the last several years, numerous attacks on humans and animals have been reported in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. Emergency response agencies in these states have implemented first responder training programs as well as public education efforts. While there have been no attacks on humans reported in Florida, farm animals have been attacked.
Future encounters between Africanized Honey Bees and humans is considered inevitable, so the best course of action is the education of the public, especially as we move into warmer weather when outside activities are more frequent.
Bee Alert- What To Watch Out For
Here are some Africanized Honey Bees safety precautions suggested by the Florida Department of Agriculture.
Be attuned and alert to buzzing in your environment – this may indicate a nest or swarm of bees.
Use care when entering sheds or outbuildings where bees may nest.
Examine work areas before using power equipment such as lawn mowers, weed cutters, and chain saws – the noise excites bees.
Be alert when engaged in all outdoor activities.
Do not disturb a nest or swarm of bees, leave the area immediately, and contact Nuisance Wildlife Removal Inc., or your county extension agent.
If attacked by aggressive bees, run as fast as possible to a safe area. Aggressive Africanized Honey Bees may pursue for up to ¼ of a mile.
If Stung By Africanized Bees
Takes these precautionary steps.
Go quickly to a safe area.
Remove stingers by scraping – use a flicking action with a finger nail or credit card. Do not squeeze or the stinger may stay in and get infected.
Seek medical attention immediately if breathing becomes labored.
If a large volume of bees are present on your property the wise course of action may be to have them removed. If for no other reason that that fact the hive will continue to expand and could become a danger to children in the area. If that is the case call Nuisance Wildlife Trapper for a free evaluation of removing the hive.