If you don’t want to come nose to nose with a raccoon on your Orlando porch when going out to get your paper, one simple remedy is removing the pet food for the evening.
Raccoons and opossums may travel far and wide looking for something to eat. Raccoons survive naturally on acorns and stream life, but a dog or cat bowl outside your Tampa home is easy pickings.
Your pet won’t starve being without its food until morning and the critters will be tempted to your Orange County doorstep. Raccoons and opossums will also be lured by food in any trash outside that is not in a secure location.
Holes in your Orlando home’s eaves make a fine winter shelter for raccoons, opossums, and squirrels. If they are comfortable in your attic over the next few months they may believe this location is a safe spot to rear their young.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Thats right, Bat Season. In Florida, between April 15th and August 15th 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. Thats 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. Thats so the next generation of these little flying rodents is assured of consuming their fair share of nuisance insects from the Florida sky.
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.
South Florida’s recent unusual cold weather might be helping with the problem of Non-Native species.
Pythons and other snakes, reptiles and fish are dying by the thousands as temperatures drop.
Vultures circled over Everglades National Park’s Anhinga Trail, where thousands of dead nonnative fish floated in the marshes.
About half of the Burmese pythons that have turned up in the park recently have been dead.
Dead iguanas have dropped from trees and into lawns and patios across South Florida.
And in western Miami-Dade County, three African rock pythons have turned up dead.
Although South Florida’s warm, moist climate has nurtured a vast range of non-native plants and animals, a January cold snap reminded these intruders that they’re not in Burma or Ecuador anymore.
Temperatures in the 30s have apparently killed Burmese pythons, iguanas and other unwanted species.
“Anecdotally, we might have lost maybe half of the pythons out there to the cold,” said Scott Hardin, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s exotic species coordinator. “Iguanas definitely. From a collection of observations from people, more than 50% fatality on green iguanas. . . . Lots of freshwater fish died; no way to estimate that.”
Nonnative fish that have infested the Everglades are turning up dead in the thousands, including the Mayan cichlid, walking catfish and spotfin spiny eel, said David Hallac, chief biologist at Everglades National Park.
No one knows how many Burmese pythons live in the Everglades, where some were released as unwanted pets and others found refuge after hurricanes destroyed their breeding sites. But there are a lot fewer today than there were a month ago.
Greg Graziani, a police officer who owns a reptile breeding facility, is one of several licensed python hunters who stalk snakes in the Everglades. In four days, he found two dead snakes, two live ones and one on the verge of death.
“Vultures had pecked through 12 inches by 4 inches down the back of this animal’s body,” he said. “I thought it was dead, and we reached down to pick it up, and it was very much alive.”
In cold weather, Graziani said, pythons go into a catatonic state, and if they don’t make it to a safe place to ride out the weather, they freeze to death.
“We’re finding the smaller pythons are handling it better than the large ones,” Graziani said. “The smaller ones can get into different cracks and crevices to maintain the temperatures they need.”
Some information from the LA Times
If wild hogs start digging up your lawn, don’t try to deal with it on your own. Let the experts at Nuisance Wildlife Removal take care of your pig problems.
Hog problems usually begin in the spring but are worsened by heavy rains. The rains push the hogs from low-lying creeks and swamps into residential areas in search of food.
The hogs are considered domestic livestock and become property of the landowner once they wander onto his or her property, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
“It’s up to the people what they want to do with them, as long as they’re not violating any animal cruelty,” said Joy Hill, FWC spokeswoman.
Some wild hogs have tusks and will occasionally charge at humans, especially if someone comes between a sow and her babies, said Bill Giuliano, a University of Florida wildlife conservation professor and extension specialist.
Hogs are “opportunistic” eaters, he said, and will eat just about anything, plant or animal. No one knows for sure how many feral pigs live in Florida, he said, but it is estimated to be at least 750,000.
If hogs show up in your yard, give Nuisance Wildlife Removal a call at 866-263-WILD. We’ll set traps, then haul away the intruders.