“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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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.
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 Tampa 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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, opossoms, bats, and bee hives, when they invade peoples’ spaces. Do it your selfers 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.
The baby raccoon on the left 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 NWR 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 ventwork 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.
State seeks to eradicate, or limit these colonies
Africanized bees are over taking the wild populations of European bees in Florida. Thats why the state advises residents 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 Africanization. Now it’s 60 to 80 percent.”
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 ordinanced out of being. But having more managed colonies will not stop Africanized bees from expanding.”
information was used from http://www.news-press.com/
The official Atlantic storm season is from June 1st to November 30th. What we see here alot at Nuisance Wildlife Removal is animals driven into people’s homes by high winds and flooding of their natural habitat. It is only natural to head for high ground as water encroaches.
If you’ve ever looked in your attic or upper crawl space, you can see that it is dark and dry. This is very inviting to a rat or raccoon trying to keep their babies safe and dry during a storm or it’s aftermath.
Nuisance Wildlife Removal Inc. offers free inspections to your home and property, to assure that all possible entrances to your home are covered or excluded, to prevent any non-intended habitation by wildlife during the coming storm season.
Contact us by calling 941-729-2103 or through the contact form on this website.
Wildlife can keep finding their way into homes and businesses. It only takes one access point for small animals to enter any dwelling. So, how do you prevent this? Stack Guard.
Stack Guard can prevent damage from nuisance wildlife. Typically, wildlife chews on flashing used to make the stack, leaving holes and the potential for more problems including water damage to your structure.
We now can stop these entryways to your home and business. As the only Wildlife Control Professional buying directly from the manufacturer, we have complete access to their full line of products.
Call today to schedule your wildlife home inspection and find out how Stack Guard can help save you money on future repairs.