Tired Of Snakes In Your Yard?

 

Serpent Guard
Serpent Guard Snake Repellent

Nuisance Wildlife Removal

has been receiving an alarmingly high amount of snake calls this year compared to the last few years. With the inconsistent weather we have been experiencing. The odds are much higher than usual that you’ll see a snake in your yard or even your house this season. With all of the rain and increased heat the snakes are looking for a nice cool, dry place to “hang-out.” 

Most of our calls have been for harmless black racers, king snakes, corn snakes and loads of rat snakes. We have found these in various places such as home owners bedroom closet, kitchen cupboards, garages and pools/ pool equipment.  Even though these snakes are non-venomous they can still strike / bite you. They won’t leave behind any poison but the bite can lead to infection or other disease.  We have also come in contact with a few venomous snakes this year several eastern diamond back rattle snakes and a coral snake, which is often confused with the king snake.  

 

We not only offer removal of snakes from residential / commercial properties but also offer a service to keep them away. Serpent guard is one of our newest products. It is an all natural product that is applied on the exterior of your property and is safe for both children & pets. Give us a call today and let us keep the slithers away! 1-866-263-wild.

 

 

Bat Removal Services Available in Bradenton

Humane Wildlife Removal and Control Experts in Bat Removal

 

Bat Removal Experts
Bat Removal Experts

Our phones have been starting to “ring'” off the hook with: ” HELP, I HAVE BATS!” With the juvenile bats starting to take flight homeowners will be noticing more and more bat activity, and those that noticed it before will be saying; ” IT’S TIME, CAN YOU PLEASE DO SOMETHING, NOW!.”  Well YES you can, just give us a call and we will get you scheduled for a inspection.

Bat Problems Addressed

We offer full service  Bat Exclusions, including the removal of the bats thru an exclusion process, sealing of their entry points and clean-up of the guano that they have left behind.

We are taking appointments now and would love to give your property a FREE Bat inspection.

Armadillo Control and Removal in Sarasota

Why do I have Armadillos in my yard?

In this post, we will talk about the question “Why do I have Armadillos in my yard?” This will address Armadillo control and removal in Sarasota and surrounding areas.

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An armadillo on his hind legs in a cage.

The most common question I am asked when on an Armadillo job is, “Why my yard and not the neighbors?” Well that’s an easy question to answer, YOU have a food source and your neighbors don’t. Actually, you have a primary issue of “grubs” in your yard- and the Armadillo is a secondary issue. When I give this answer many people respond with: “But I have a company that sprays my lawn!” Well I hate to tell you this, either they are not spraying for grubs or they just may  not be a good reputable company.

“Well, we use the same company as our neighbors, yet they  don’t have this problem.” Ok this is where it gets tricky… you might water more or possibly your lawn is lower than the neighbors making it hold more moisture. Or you have brought plants or mulch in that were already infected with grubs and they have now infested your yard. Bottom line  is  you have to get control of grubs in your yard!

Controlling grubs.

The best way we have found to control grubs is using a chemical called Triclorfon or DYLOX is another name for this granular product.

Armadillo Removal
Armadillo Removal

It is available at Home Depot or Lowes. Use per directions… water in with 1/2 inch of water immediately as it is UV sensitive. I suggest doing it on an evening as it has more time to soak in and not evaporate. Treat all areas including flower beds but keep away from hibiscus. Remember to keep a little extra to treat plants or mulch you might bring in later. Even if  your plants are in a pot treat them because  you want to make your yard a sterile environment, for a lack of better words,  so any soil, plants, mulch that you bring into your yard gets treated… This should be done  once a year,  and this will resolve your grub problem.

Now you still have to trap and remove the armadillos (They won’t just go away) but long term you should not have any problems!

GO ARMADILLOS?  Call 1-866-263 WILD!

Nuisance Wildlife Removal Inc is fully licensed and insured. We are a locally and family-owned business that has been operating in Manatee and Sarasota county for 20 years. We are the real experts and have the experience to prove it. Call today to speak with a trusted professional.

Winter’s Chill Drives Rodents Indoors

Winter’s Chill Drives Nuisance Animals Rodents Indoors

 

rats in cold weather
Rats looking for warmer space.

By NPMA Staff

 

During the chilly winter months, most people seek refuge in the warmth of their homes, but they are not alone. From October through February, rodents, including mice, rats and squirrels, often take shelter in homes, causing potential hazards to both health and property.

Rodents seek to protect themselves from winter’s chill by invading your home, says Missy Henriksen, vice president of public affairs for NPMA. Rodents invade an estimated 21 million homes in the United States every winter and are a considerable health and property nuisance.

Rodents can enter homes through almost any opening. Once inside, rodents can cause severe damage as they can chew through wallboards, cardboard, wood and even electrical wiring, increasing the potential risk of a fire.

Henriksen advises homeowners to inspect for rodent droppings in undisturbed areas, including pantries, attics, and garages as these droppings can cause allergies and disease, such as Hantavirus.

NPMA also recommends taking these precautions to keep rodents outside:

 

  • Make sure all holes, cracks and voids are sealed.

 

  • Don’t overlook proper drainage at the foundation and install gutters.

 

  • Keep branches and other plants cut back from the house.

 

  • If you find rodents in your home, call a local pest professional to identify and correct the problem.

 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed limiting the use of several rodent bait products to certified applicators who have had sufficient training to know when and how to use these products in order to limit risks. Although homeowners will be prohibited from purchasing these rodenticides, licensed pest professionals will be allowed to purchase and apply these products to meet critical public health needs.

Homeowners facing rodent problems can benefit from the knowledge and training of licensed pest professionals in areas such as rodent biology and integrated pest management. They should feel encouraged to contact a pest professional for a complete inspection and treatment, if necessary.

http://www.pestworld.org/news-and-views/pest-articles/articles/winters-chill-drives-rodents-indoors/

 

Raccoons Can Do Severe Damage

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.

Lakewood Ranch Rat Remover

 All Homes Are An Open Invitation For Rodents

Newly built homes in Lakewood Ranch Florida are not exempt from hurried construction practices that often leave structural crevices.  These small openings are often hidden to the homeowner and remain undetected. That is by humans but by rats and mice. They will find and exploit the smallest of openings. Once rodents roof-ratmove in, you will hear noises in the attic and walls, there will be strange smells, and even foul odors associated with the decay of the rats that died in your attic or even in your walls.

If your Lakewood Ranch Florida home or even neighborhood is infested with rats, call the Lakewood Ranch rat removal experts. Rat Remover of Lakewood Ranch will rid you of rats, and ease your mind about rodent contamination in your Lakewood Ranch Attic. Rat infestation is not unusual at all in the Lakewood Ranch, Manatee area.

Call A Professional Rat and Mouse Remover

The expert Rat control technicians at Lakewood Ranch  Rat Remover will set traps to catch the rats living in your home. They will also locate and remove the dead rats from your attic and walls. Next, he will inspect the whole house to determine active and even potential points of entrance that the rats are using to gain entrance to your Lakewood Ranch home, and suggest the best ways to avoid future rat and rodent infestation.

Our technician will also inform you of the severity of the contamination to your Lakewood Ranch home’s attic or crawl space. You may want to consider letting us do a complete attic clean out and decontamination. The cost of this procedure is often offset by your home owner’s insurance concerning rat decontamination.

Attic and insulation can often become a health hazard by spreading airborne diseases through your Lakewood Ranch Home through the air conditioning system and vents. Feral rats in Lakewood Ranch can often spread Weil’s Disease.

Call Lakewood Ranch Rat Remover at 866-263-WILD

 

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Raccoon Poop Is Dangerous

 Do You Have A Raccoon In The Attic?

Raccoons in your attic are not just annoying, but dangerous. Raccoon droppings are a biological hazard to  you and your family, due to the high instance of a  parasite called Baylisascarisraccoon-poop procyonis also known as Raccoon Roundworm. This is a roundworm that can cause extremely serious diseases in people.

 

Young And Old Beware

For children and the elderly, as well as those with weakened immune systems, exposure to this roundworm can be fatal.

Most  humans are exposed through direct or indirect contact with raccoon scat (poop), which contains millions of roundworm eggs. Though the roundworms themselves can’t survive outside of an animal host, their eggs are extremely tough and can remain viable for years. So people can come into contact with old and decomposed raccoon droppings, or even the dirt where it once was, and become very ill.

What Are The Symptoms?

For people, exposure symptoms include nausea, skin irritation, fatigue, confusion, loss of coordination and muscle control, as well as liver enlargement, blindness and coma.

Get Help Fast!

So if you think there might be wildlife residing in your attic or near your home, call an expert to catch the animals and clean up the mess. Nuisance Willdlife Removal technicians are  Florida’s rodent and wildlife control experts, and are known as the Tampa Wildlife Removal specialists. We are true technicians, not just animal trappers.

 

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Muscovy Ducks

A large muscovy duck lakeside

What About The Local Muscovy Duck?

The Muscovy duck (Cairina moschata) occurs naturally only in southern Texas. It has been introduced in other locations, where it is considered an invasive species that sometimes creates problems through competition with native species, damage to property, and transmission of disease.

Federal Regulations Regarding The Muscovy Duck

The Federal Fish and Wildlife Service amends the regulations to prohibit sale, transfer, or propagation of Muscovy ducks for hunting and any other purpose other than food  production, and to allow their removal in locations in which the species does not occur naturally in the contiguous United States, Alaska, and Hawaii, and in U.S. territories and possessions.

This requires revision of regulations governing permit exceptions for captive bred migratory waterfowl other than mallard ducks, and waterfowl sale and disposal permits, and the addition of an order to allow control of Muscovy ducks, their nests, and eggs. This agency has also rewritten the affected regulations to make them easier to understand. DATES: This rule will be effective on March 31, 2010.

Some Migration Facts About The Muscovy Duck

The Muscovy is a large duck native to South America, Central America, and Mexico. Due to a recent northward expansion of the range of the species, there is a small natural  population in three counties in southern Texas in which natural breeding of wild birds has been confirmed. For that reason, this species is included in the final rule published today to revise the list of migratory birds found at 50 CFR 10.13.

The Muscovy duck normally inhabits forested swamps and mangrove ponds, lakes and streams, and freshwater ponds near wooded areas. The species often roosts in trees at night. The hen usually lays her eggs in a tree hole or hollow. However, Muscovy ducks will occasionally nest in abandoned nests of large birds such as ospreys or eagles, between palm tree fronds, and in wooden boxes or other man-made, elevated cavities. The species does not form stable pairs.

Habitats And Flocks

Muscovy ducks can breed near urban and suburban lakes and on farms, nesting in tree cavities or on the ground, under shrubs in yards, on condominium balconies, or under roof overhangs. Feral populations, particularly in Florida, are said to present problems. Feral Muscovy ducks are wary and associate little with other species. Muscovy ducks feed on the roots, stems, leaves, and seeds of aquatic and terrestrial plants, including agricultural crops. They also eat small fishes, reptiles, crustaceans, insects, millipedes, and termites.

Muscovy ducks live alone or in groups of 4 to 12, rarely in large flocks. They are mainly active in the morning and afternoon, feeding on the shores of brackish waters, or in the flood
savannah and underbrush. They often sleep at night in permanent roosts in trees along the river bank. Heavy and low-flying, they are silent and timid. Muscovy ducks swim much less than other ducks, and the males fly poorly. We received comments from States and individuals expressing concern over control of Muscovy ducks in response to the 2006 proposal to add the species to the list of those protected under the MBTA (50 CFR 10.13).

 

In general, States expressed concern over feral and free-ranging populations of Muscovy ducks present as the result of human activity. For example, one State was concerned that protecting the species under the MBTA

‘‘would severely impede our efforts to manage the feral and free-ranging populations of domestic Muscovy ducks.’’

Individuals expressed concern over property damage and aggressiveness demonstrated by the ducks. The Muscovy duck is an introduced species in many locations in the United States. We believe it is prudent to prohibit activities that would allow release of Muscovy ducks in areas in which they are not native and may compete with native species.

How Do We Control The Species?

We expect control of Muscovy ducks to be undertaken primarily through the use of walk-in baited traps and through shooting. The use of baited traps will greatly limit the potential impacts to other species, especially Passerines, which would be unlikely to enter properly placed traps. Shooting undertaken by State agency or U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services personnel would be very unlikely to harm other species.

We propose to revise 50 CFR 21.14 to prohibit sale and, in most cases, possession, of Muscovy ducks; to revise § 21.25 to prohibit sale or transfer of captive-bred Muscovy ducks for
hunting; and to add § 21.54 to allow removal of introduced Muscovy ducks from any location in the contiguous United States outside Hidalgo, Starr, and Zapata Counties in Texas, and in Alaska, Hawaii, and U.S. territories and possessions. This removal is in keeping with the Service’s other actions to reduce the spread of introduced species that compete with native species or harm habitats that they use. It also is in keeping with the intent of the Migratory Bird Treaty Reform Act of 2004 (16 U.S.C. 703 (b)), which excluded nonnative
species from MBTA protection. Muscovy ducks are produced in the millions in the United States generally for meat production * * *. No permits are  needed to possess domesticated barnyard fowl.

A Market For The Muscovy Duck

This species is bought and sold in the millions being the most commonly held species of waterfowl in the United States.

‘‘I believe that problems associated with large feral populations of Muscovy ducks are from domesticated varieties raised in captivity that have wandered, or allowed to free range, and not from ‘wild’ type Muscovite imported from Latin America. ‘‘

The proposed regulation’s goal of preventing additional human introduction of Muscovy ducks has great merit. It is far better to prevent populations from establishing than to subject more ducks to control later.

However, the proposed regulation limits acquisition, possession, and propagation for some owners but not for others. Accidental releases from food production are not addressed and could continue to allow Muscovy populations to become established. No clear reason is evident for targeting only Muscovy’s not in food production to prevent additional introductions. Why are Muscovy in food production excepted when this source of accidental releases may be significant?

‘‘The rule should be focused on controlling populations, both feral and domestic, instead of destroying established populations. By controlling populations, the Fish and
Wildlife Service can largely achieve the same goals without many of the potential harmful side effects.’’

If you find this all too confusing, just call Nuisance Wildlife Removal for your nuisance duck problems, and we’ll know what to do.

 

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Tampa Wildlife Removal

Wildlife Removal Services For Tampa Areas

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 A squirrel climbing into a roof overhangTampa 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:

  • snakes
  • squirrels
  • raccoons
  • 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.

 

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Florida Bat Season

A bat flying overhead

Bats Will Soon Claim The Night Sky In Florida

That is right, Bat Season in Florida. Runs between April 15th and August 15th and is considered Bat Maternity Season. Bats in Florida are already considered a beneficial and therefore protected species because of the massive amount of flying insects they consume at night. That is why we never harm bats, even when we are called to remove them from a home or business.

We just convince them to find another place to roost. However, during the maternity season, we are forbidden by law (and so are you) from molesting or disturbing bats, regardless of where they are roosting. That is so the next generation of these little flying rodents is assured of consuming their fair share of nuisance insects from the Florida sky.

Will The Bats Claim Your Home This Season?

So if you suspect that a roost of bats has taken up residence in or near your house or out buildings, now is the time to call. We can prevent the problem from becoming worse, and clean up the area as well. One of the services we offer is attic insulation removal, attic decontamination, and insulation replacement.

CALL 1-866-263-WILD (9453)