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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/

 

Vegetation leads to rat infestation

rat-soffitVegetation leads to rat infestation

Getting rid of rats, mice and other rodents can be on ongoing problem, especially if you don’t know how they’re getting in.

Here’s an example of one of our recent rat removal jobs, so you can see what we mean. The customer had complained that rats outdoors had been a problem and that now they were getting into the house.

We came out to take a look, and immediately noticed that there were shrubs and other overgrown plantings right up against the house. As you can see, the plants were growing so close that they caused an opening in the soffit. The rodents were treating that opening like a door, coming and going easily, indoors and out.

Once we knew how they were getting in, rat trapping and rat removal could begin. First, we cleared the vegetation away from the house so the rats and mice wouldn’t have such an easy place to hide. Then, we closed the opening in the soffit so they wouldn’t be able to get in again. Finally, we set humane traps to catch the rodents that remained indoors, clearing out their nests and droppings as we went along.

Rat trapping and mouse removal should always be done by a professional who is properly trained and has the right equipment to do the job Rodent trapping and mouse removal can be hazardous to your health, especially if the infestation is large.

Getting rid of rats is particularly tricky, because they’re smart and resourceful animals. Many types of rodents can squeeze through tiny openings you wouldn’t expect or even notice. Give us a call and we’ll take care of your rodent problems quickly and safely.

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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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.

Give us a call for a price quote and more information.

 

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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.

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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:

866-263-WILD (9453)

 

Yellow Jacket Stings Hurt

image of yellow jacket

Yellow Jacket Bees Are Different Than Honey Bees

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.

 

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