Humane Wildlife Removal and Control Experts in Bat Removal
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.
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.
It happens… It’s late Monday night and we receive a call
from a homeowner that is absolutely beside herself. She starts off by saying
there is something that is bleeding all over her walls… Just the walls in
several rooms. I ask her if there is any tracks or blood from room to
room…she responds with no just on the walls. She then proceeds to tell
me that they had just purchased the home and that the carpet had just been
taken out but the tack strips were still there… along with that the entire
interior was painted she pauses and says well maybe the painter cut himself and
bled everywhere…I said ok that might be possible but i would think it would
be everywhere not just in a few spaces here / there and def not in the closet?
So I set up an appointment to come out and inspect and see if we can
determine what is going on. We are in route to the customers home and she
calls stating that she sees the culprit and it appears to be a flying squirrel.
I asked her to keep her eye on it and we were about 20 min away. We get there
and she shows us all the blood in the closet and on the walls… she then shows
us the culprit… A HUGE frog that had scraped it’s nose trying to get out…
This was def one for the record books for sure… We rescued the frog and set
him free in the pond out back.
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.
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.
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.
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
moving to wetter conditions to cool down.
construction projects may also cause the snakes to look for a more stable place to hide.
Avoid The Snake Encounter
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 euthanize it after that determination.
Don’t take chances with the well being of your family.
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.
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.
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.
Africanized Bees Stake A Claim In Florida Territory
According to a 2005 public advisory from the Florida Department of Agriculture, Africanized Honey Bees (AHB) have been present in the Tampa Bay area since 2002. They probably arrived through ports, on ships from Guatemala.
Over the last several years, numerous attacks on humans and animals have been reported in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. Emergency response agencies in these states have implemented first responder training programs as well as public education efforts. While there have been no attacks on humans reported in Florida, farm animals have been attacked.
Future encounters between Africanized Honey Bees and humans is considered inevitable, so the best course of action is the education of the public, especially as we move into warmer weather when outside activities are more frequent.
Bee Alert- What To Watch Out For
Here are some Africanized Honey Bees safety precautions suggested by the Florida Department of Agriculture.
Be attuned and alert to buzzing in your environment – this may indicate a nest or swarm of bees.
Use care when entering sheds or outbuildings where bees may nest.
Examine work areas before using power equipment such as lawn mowers, weed cutters, and chain saws – the noise excites bees.
Be alert when engaged in all outdoor activities.
Do not disturb a nest or swarm of bees, leave the area immediately, and contact Nuisance Wildlife Removal Inc., or your county extension agent.
If attacked by aggressive bees, run as fast as possible to a safe area. Aggressive Africanized Honey Bees may pursue for up to ¼ of a mile.
If Stung By Africanized Bees
Takes these precautionary steps.
Go quickly to a safe area.
Remove stingers by scraping – use a flicking action with a finger nail or credit card. Do not squeeze or the stinger may stay in and get infected.
Seek medical attention immediately if breathing becomes labored.
If a large volume of bees are present on your property the wise course of action may be to have them removed. If for no other reason that that fact the hive will continue to expand and could become a danger to children in the area. If that is the case call Nuisance Wildlife Trapper for a free evaluation of removing the hive.