Raccoons In Cold Weather

 Feed Your Pets But Not The Raccoons

When winter comes and it’s cold out, it is lean times for wildlife.

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 Have Free Reign

Raccoons 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 homeraccoon in a stream 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 will also be lured by food in any trash outside that is not in a secure location.

Wildlife Will Move In Without Notice

Holes in your Orlando home’s eaves make a fine winter shelter for raccoons. Not to mention  opossums, and squirrels as well. 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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Orlando Animal Removal

Fountain in Orlando Florida

 The Best Animal Control In Orlando

Nuisance Wildlife Removal provides professional wildlife control for both residential & commercial customers in Orlando Florida. We offer custom animal control solutions for most any type of wildlife problem. Whether it is:

  • 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 866-263-9453.

Hire Only The Company With A Proven Track Record

There are many Orlando 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 Orlando relocation of wildlife. At Nuisance Wildlife Removal, we will be courteous and friendly and take the time to answer your questions.

Give our Orlando trappers at Nuisance Wildlife Removal a call.  We will listen to your problem, and make an appointment to perform an inspection.

Wildlife Distractions Abound In Florida

Florida is full of wildlife. Just to mention a few:

  • snakes
  • squirrels
  • raccoons
  • opossums, and more

You will need professional to visit your Orlando home or business to remove a  snake or raccoon. The you will need a professional to perform repairs and make preventions 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 Orlando wildlife frequently enter homes, and it takes a pest management company to remove them.

Expert Wildlife Trapper And Removal Services

We are Central Florida’s wildlife management experts. We are familiar with all the pest animals, including all species of Florida snakes and bats that thrive in the Orlando area. We at Nuisance Wildlife Removal are the best among Orlando’s 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

Professional Solutions For An Age Old Problem

Orlando 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 Orlando animal control and capture needs.

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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.

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Nonnative Animals Freeze Out

dead iguanaThe Big Chill Takes The Bite Out Of Nonnative Wildlife

South Florida’s recent unusual cold weather might be helping with the problem of nonnative species.

Pythons and other snakes, reptiles and fish are dying by the thousands as temperatures drop.

Colder Weather Puts Things Into Balance

Vultures circled over the Anhinga Trail inside the Everglades National Park where thousands of dead nonnative fish floated in the marshes.

Among the Burmese pythons found in the park lately about have of them are dead.

Dead iguanas have dropped from trees and into lawns and patios across South Florida.

Southern Tip Of Florida No Exception

In Western Miami-Dade County, three African rock pythons were found 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.

Experts Agree Cold Weather Stuns Exotic Wildlife Living In Florida

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 you discover any kind of exotic wildlife living in the bushes or canals around your property anywhere in Central Florida. Do not hesitate to give Nuisance Wildlife Trapper a call immediately. The number is:

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Hogs Gone Wild

image showing destructin by wild hogsHogs Routing And Rutting Will Destroy A Beautiful Area

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.

Wild Hogs Are Public Domain

The hogs are considered domestic livestock and become property of the landowner once they wander onto their 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.

Do Not Panic – Call The Experts

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.

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Nonnative Wildlife In Florida

Green Iguana

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.

Brown Anole
Brown Anole

Some others are:

  • armadillos
  • foxes
  • hogs
  • rats and mice
  • European rabbit

That is just some of the mammals that have made it into the Florida ecosystem.

The reptiles on the list include:

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.


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Really Large Snake Removal

Delilah is 400 pounds Boa Constrictor snake

More Large Nonnative Snakes Are Showing Up In Private Homes

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.

Boa Constrictor

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 .

Burmese Python

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.

Do you have a pet snake that has gotten out of control? Can’t find enough rabbits to feed that monster anymore? Call us at Nuisance Wildlife Removal and we’ll help with the problem.

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Hurricane Season

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.


Even a medium sized storm can decimate a large portion of Florida forest, and force wildlife to seek shelter elsewhere

These squirrels found an easy access to their new home after being displaced by a storm.

 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.

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Wildlife Invades Florida Homes.

abandonned raccoon babyAlways Seek A Qualified Person For The Job

Would you ask your plumber to fix your car? Of course not. He has his specialty, and so do we at Nuisance Wildlife Removal. We remove animals such as raccoons, snakes, opossums, bats, and bee hives, when they invade peoples’ spaces. Do it yourself people often think they’ll save money by hiring a handy man or even doing the job themselves, but often that can cause a bigger problem.

How Do We Get A Raccoon Family Out Of Your House?

The baby raccoon on the right would have died if the homeowner had gone ahead with his plan to wait until the raccoon in his attic left at night, then seal up the entrance.

  1. First of all, a mother raccoon would have just frantically made a new entrance to get to her babies, causing even more damage to the house.
  2. Secondly, if she had failed, then the owner would have the foul odor of rotting dead raccoons in his attic to deal with.

Fortunately, cooler heads prevailed. His wife called Nuisance Wildlife Removal services for a FREE assessment of the situation. We showed the owner that there was indeed a nest of babies in his attic, and that momma had more than one entrance to his house. We went to work by first convincing the mother raccoon that she should not stay any longer. To do this, we sprayed a predator scent, which alerts her to constant danger to her and her babies. In exiting the only route that we had left her, she stepped into a trap we had set.

Once the young family was evicted, we fixed all the places on the home where the raccoons had done damage to get in. Unfortunately, it was also obvious that this was not the first time this house had been used as a raccoon nursery. We ended up having to do a complete attic restoration for this home owner. We pulled out all the old insulation and disinfected the entire attic area, and sprayed for the thousands of fleas we found there. We then replaced all the insulation, and even had some crushed vent work repaired.

By the way, this was covered by his home owner’s insurance.

The raccoons were taken to an animal rehab facility until the babies can fend for themselves in the wild.


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Africanized Bees

State Seeks To Eradicate Colonies

Africanized bees are over taking the wild populations of European bees in Florida. That is why the state advises africanized honey beeresidents 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.”


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