In order to prevent mole infestations in the first place, one must understand why the moles are there. First of all a moles’ main source of food is worms. So you must make your yard most unfriendly and inhospitable as possible to worms, and subsequently moles. To do this, you can use products that control worms, grubs and insects in the lawn so that Mr mole does not have any food sources at your place, and will have to keep moving on! Also, moles and worms like a softer, and damp earth so avoid OVER-WATERING your lawn. A deep watering once a week should be enough to keep your lawn going strong without laying out the welcome matt for moles. So, what else can I do?
Many professionals recommend installing metal mesh hardware cloth down as far as 2′ vertically plus adding 6 inches more above the ground. Also since moles prefer a less dense earth, bury rocks around your special flower beds down to 2 feet to prevent them from being able to make their way down into the grass!
If you are not a professional wildlife control specialist, you should also check local regulation prior to beginning trapping. If mole trapping is banned in your state, you must seek other alternatives. Be especially carefully using any poison or rodenticide as the accidental number of poisonings for pets and children has been on the increase lately, according to Consumer Reports.org.
Would you like help with your mole problem? Call today to talk with a trusted professional. For a free evaluation call 1-866-263-WILD or 941-729-2103.
Since the tunneling of moles will destroy the roots of your grass, the ridges will then brown quickly. The sooner that you can stop the tunneling of the moles, the less damage that they can cause.
Nuisance Wildlife Removal, Inc is very well known in the community as the GO-TO expert with the highest experience level in solving difficult nuisance infestations efficiently and easily. We employ advanced technology such as Thermographic cameras and Go-pro technology. This reduces the amount of damage to your structure and this can reduce the overall cost of your project!
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.
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.
Did you hear a strange sound, like a bump in the night? Well that’s exactly what these Sarasota residents heard. What was it? A raccoon tore the flashing and soffet down and made its way into the attic. The reason this happened was because the fascia had rotted and made an easy entry for the raccoon. Nuisance Wildlife Removal can raccoon trap in Sarasota and remove these pesky critters.. give us a call 866-263-WILD.
In this post, we will talk about the question “Why do I have Armadillos in my yard?” This will address Armadillo control and removal in Sarasota and surrounding areas.
The most common question I am asked when on an Armadillo job is, “Why my yard and not the neighbors?” Well that’s an easy question to answer, YOU have a food source and your neighbors don’t. Actually, you have a primary issue of “grubs” in your yard- and the Armadillo is a secondary issue. When I give this answer many people respond with: “But I have a company that sprays my lawn!” Well I hate to tell you this, either they are not spraying for grubs or they just may not be a good reputable company.
“Well, we use the same company as our neighbors, yet they don’t have this problem.” Ok this is where it gets tricky… you might water more or possibly your lawn is lower than the neighbors making it hold more moisture. Or you have brought plants or mulch in that were already infected with grubs and they have now infested your yard. Bottom line is you have to get control of grubs in your yard!
The best way we have found to control grubs is using a chemical called Triclorfon or DYLOX is another name for this granular product.
It is available at Home Depot or Lowes. Use per directions… water in with 1/2 inch of water immediately as it is UV sensitive. I suggest doing it on an evening as it has more time to soak in and not evaporate. Treat all areas including flower beds but keep away from hibiscus. Remember to keep a little extra to treat plants or mulch you might bring in later. Even if your plants are in a pot treat them because you want to make your yard a sterile environment, for a lack of better words, so any soil, plants, mulch that you bring into your yard gets treated… This should be done once a year, and this will resolve your grub problem.
Now you still have to trap and remove the armadillos (They won’t just go away) but long term you should not have any problems!
Nuisance Wildlife Removal Inc is fully licensed and insured. We are a locally and family-owned business that has been operating in Manatee and Sarasota county for 20 years. We are the real experts and have the experience to prove it. Call today to speak with a trusted professional.
Raccoons in your attic are not just annoying, but dangerous. Raccoon droppings are a biological hazard to you and your family, due to the high instance of a parasite called Baylisascaris procyonis also known as Raccoon Roundworm. This is a roundworm that can cause extremely serious diseases in people.
For children and the elderly, as well as those with weakened immune systems, exposure to this roundworm can be fatal.
Most humans are exposed through direct or indirect contact with raccoon scat (poop), which contains millions of roundworm eggs. Though the roundworms themselves can’t survive outside of an animal host, their eggs are extremely tough and can remain viable for years. So people can come into contact with old and decomposed raccoon droppings, or even the dirt where it once was, and become very ill.
For people, exposure symptoms include nausea, skin irritation, fatigue, confusion, loss of coordination and muscle control, as well as liver enlargement, blindness and coma.
So if you think there might be wildlife residing in your attic or near your home, call an expert to catch the animals and clean up the mess. Nuisance Willdlife Removal technicians are Florida’s rodent and wildlife control experts, and are known as the Tampa Wildlife Removal specialists. We are true technicians, not just animal trappers.
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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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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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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 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.
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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