“I’ve got a snake under my refrigerator!”
We get those calls from time to time. Call Nuisance Wildlife Removal for your Florida snake problems. Our highly trained professional trappers will track and retrieve the intruder, and if its not a poisonous species, we’ll take it to a different habitat better suited for a snake than your home.
If it is a poisonous variety, it will be euthanized in a quick and humane way. Florida has 45 species of snakes, and six of them are venomous. Like many predators, snakes can be beneficial in the elimination of unwanted vermin like rats and mice. That doesn’t mean you necessarily want them in your yard. We will gladly remove snakes from your house, yard, shed, pool, and even your attic (thats right, snakes can climb), and we will relocate or dispose of the snakes that we catch.
At Nuisance Wildlife Removal we specialize in the trapping and removal of rats, bats, raccoons, opossums, snakes, feral hogs, squirrels, armadillos, and moles. If its a nuisance to you, we can remove it.
What about bees, wasps, hornets or yellow jackets? Yes we take care of those too. Our trained bee removal experts will destroy and remove all traces of the nest or hive, and prevent the nuisance wildlife from getting back in
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THE BEE EXPERTS
Not all pestor 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-arrid 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.
The muscovy duck (Cairina moschata) occurs naturally only in southern Texas. It has been introduced in other locations, where itis considered an invasive species that sometimes creates problems through competition with native species, damage to property, and transmission of disease.
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 captivebred 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.
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.
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 freeranging 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 freeranging 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.
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. 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 muscovies 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 Muscovies not in food production to prevent additional introductions. Why are Muscovies 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.
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
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 subtance from chewing wood pulp. And their nests can be huge in size.
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 opeining 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.
Nuisance Wildlife Removal
The powers that be in Marco island hired a wildlife trapper six months ago to catch and kill their nuisance iguanas. The complaints are that they deficate in pools, eating shrubs and flowers, and undermining foundations and seawalls. The state of Florida requires the trapper to kill them because they are a non-native species, and as such, cannot be released back into the wild once captured.
Iguanas are just one example of non-native species in Florida becoming a nuisance.
Some others are armadillos, foxes, hogs, rats, mice, and even the European rabbit. And thats just some of the mammals. The reptiles on the list include Boa constrictors, pythons, monitor lizards, and even the brown Anole. Don’t know what an Anole is? Ever seen those cute little lazards 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.
The point is that practically everything in Florida is non-native, 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 Life Trapper provides professional wildlife control for both residential & commercial customers in the city of Sarasota Florida. We offer custom animal control solutions for almost any type of wildlife problem, whether it be the noises of squirrels running through the attic, a colony of bats living in a building, or the destructive behavior of a raccoon or other critter, we have the experience and the tools to quickly and professionally solve your problem. For a consultation, give us a call at 941-729-2103
There are many Sarasota pest control companies for animals out there, but not all of them are licensed and insured professionals. Make sure that you hire a competent expert for your Sarasota exterminator of wildlife. At Wild Life Trapper, we will be courteous and friendly and take the time to answer your questions. Give our Sarasota trappers at Wild Life Trapper a call, and we will listen to your problem, and make an appointment to perform an inspection.
Florida is full of wildlife, including snakes, squirrels, raccoons, opossums, and more. You will need professional Sarasota 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 Sarasota wildlife frequently enter homes, and it takes a pest management company to remove them.
We are Sarasota wildlife management experts, and are familiar with all the pest animals, including all species of Florida snakes and bats. We at Wild Life Trapper are the best among Sarasota 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 Sarasota 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 Sarasota animal control and capture needs. Give us a call at 941-729-2103 for a price quote and more information.
Florida officials recently removed two unlicensed snakes from a west Florida home. A 17 foot long female, and an 11 foot long male. The female weighed 150 pounds.
Also, an 11 foot long feral Boa Constrictor which has been seen time and time again in the St. Petersburg area over the past few months was finally tracked and caught by a professional trapper .
The same day, Delilah, an 18 foot, 400 pound Burmese python was removed from a yard in Apopka, Florida. She is 16 years old, and makes a meal of 7 rabbits. Only problem is that she tends to escape her enclosure from time to time, making the neighbors a bit nervous.
Officials determined that the chain link enclosure that contained Delilah was unsuitable, and confiscated her.
This is the perfect time of year for people to cross paths with snakes in Florida. It has been extra hot, we’ve had a lot of extra rain lately, and there is always more construction during the warmer months. All of these things can combine to cause snakes to move around more during the day. They may be looking for relief from the heat, from the wet conditions, or even moving to wetter conditions to cool down. Construction may also cause the snakes to look for a more stable place to hide.
What ever the reason, they are more likely to encounter human interaction. Aside from the unfortunate little girl in Central Florida killed by a family pet python, there have also been at least 3, possibly 4 snake bite victims in Florida, in just the last few weeks. All of these were reportedly rattlesnake bites. The latest was a child.
If you encounter snakes on your property, don’t take any chances. Call an expert to remove the serpent before there is a tragic event with your pets or family. Call Nuisance Wildlife Removal of Florida at 866-263-WILD.
Our expert wildlife technicians will find and trap or capture the snake, determine whether it is poisonous, and either relocate it or euthenize it after that determination.
Don’t take chances with the wellbeing of your family.