How to Choose a Good Wildlife Removal Company

How to Choose a Good Wildlife Removal Company

Almost everyone who lives in Florida will encounter a wildlife problem in or around their homes at one time or another. Rats, snakes, bats, squirrels, lizards, even armadillos may choose to make your home and property their own!

How to Hire a Good Wildlife Removal Company

Learn How to Hire a Wildlife Removal Company

Effective removal of nuisance wildlife doesn’t have to mean shooting, trapping or poisoning animals. In fact, more and more people want humane wildlife control solutions for dealing with this problem. A reputable wildlife removal service can help you implement a strategy that removes and excludes animals, and that doesn’t exterminate them unless it’s a last resort.

Here’s What a Wildlife Control Company Can Do For You

A trained wildlife removal technician can quickly and effectively:
• Identify the intruding species
• Determine their points of entry and exit to your property or home
• Find out if there are offspring that can be moved, relocated
• Trap and remove the animals
• Effectively block entry points to keep animals from coming back

How to Hire a Wildlife Removal Company

The first thing to do when calling a wildlife control company on the phone or browsing on its website is to find out if they use humane wildlife control methods. Ask what sorts of strategies are available, such as humane traps or one-way doors that block reentry. Ask whether the animals will be caught and released elsewhere. If euthanasia is required, ask for assurance that the method is painless. Humane wildlife control companies always consider whether offspring left behind in walls, burrows, nests and attics can be relocated, and will have a strategy for dealing with them humanely, saving them if possible.

Don’t Do It Yourself

We are a nation of do-it-yourselfers, but animal control is not something you should tackle without professional help. Seeking out a licensed, insured wildlife control service is the way to go. It’s safer for you, your family and pets. It’s more effective than homegrown solutions, and in some cases, less expensive because there’s no trial and error involved. It also makes sense to seek out a trained professional who knows the habits and behaviors of the animals you’re dealing with.

Animal control should be safe, humane and, above all, effective. Now that you know how to hire a wildlife removal service, share that information with neighbors and friends who might have a similar problem!

Call Nuisance Wildlife Removal, Inc. for a free estimate on eliminating your nuisance animal problems, today! 866-263-WILD.

Armadillo Control and Removal in Sarasota

Why do I have Armadillos in my yard?

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.

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An armadillo on his hind legs in a cage.
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!

Controlling grubs.

The best way we have found to control grubs is using a chemical called Triclorfon or DYLOX is another name for this granular product.

Armadillo Removal
Armadillo Removal

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!

Call Nuisance Wildlife Removal, Inc to evaluate  your Armadillo problem, today! 941-729-2103 or 866-263-WILD.

When should I call a Wildlife Control Company?

When is it the right time to call a Wildlife Removal Company?

Have an emergency? Call (866)-263-WILD 24/7 and speak with a trusted professional.

There’s a lot homeowners can do to prevent a problem, or solve an existing one. It’s important to keep in mind that wild animals don’t want to be around humans, they just want to eat, sleep and breed in the most convenient places possible. That’s often under your driveway, in your attic, on your landscape or in your walls!

You can discourage bats and squirrels from nesting in an attic by sealing entry points under eaves and replacing damaged siding or roofing. Keep trash cans securely lidded and in the garage until the morning of pickup to frustrate a raccoon. Keep rodents away by removing bird feeders for the summer and fall, when there’s plenty of food in the wild. Keeping pet food indoors and fastening pet doors at night will keep snakes and other hungry creatures from coming in.

Call (866)-263-WILD 24/7 and speak with a trusted professional.

When It’s Time to Call a Professional

Of course, if you already have an armadillo burrowed under your home’s foundation, or a persistent family of raccoons that still find a way into the trash, it may be time to call a professional wildlife removal service. No matter how small, it is never wise to handle a wild animal by yourself. They can inflict physical injury when confronted, and their droppings and bodies carry parasites and diseases.

Call (866)-263-WILD 24/7 and speak with a trusted professional.

A wildlife removal specialist receives extensive training in the biology and habits of nuisance animals in spring, and is expert in techniques for raccoon trapping and armadillo trapping. Call for a free assessment of your wildlife problem this spring, and start the summer off right!

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Spring is always a welcome rejuvenation for the winter landscapes of Florida. The people of the Sunshine State are getting out and about, and so are the animals. Everything from the ever-present grey squirrel to the armor-plated armadillo is scurrying around, looking for food, digging burrows and making nests for new litters of young. Insects hatch, and bats get busy eating them, flitting around at dusk.

Wildlife Prevention Tips
Wildlife Prevention Tips

With all the diversity of Florida wildlife come the problems of invasive species, lack of natural predators and a shrinking habitat. While we enjoy sharing the environment with the wildlife that surrounds us, there are limits when it comes to the property damage we’re willing to endure. When overpopulation creates a nuisance or a danger to human health, it’s time to consider a strategy for keeping wildlife at bay.

 

 

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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Raccoon Poop Is Dangerous

 Do You Have A Raccoon In The Attic?

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 Baylisascarisraccoon-poop procyonis also known as Raccoon Roundworm. This is a roundworm that can cause extremely serious diseases in people.

 

Young And Old Beware

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.

What Are The Symptoms?

For people, exposure symptoms include nausea, skin irritation, fatigue, confusion, loss of coordination and muscle control, as well as liver enlargement, blindness and coma.

Get Help Fast!

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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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.

 

CALL 866-263-WILD (9453)

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)