Local Tampa Bay Wildlife Removal Services
Think you may need professional Tampa Bay animal removal and wildlife control services? Are you hearing scratching in the attic or the pitter patter of feet running across the ceiling? Noise in the attic typically means trouble and if you are a homeowner, the Tampa Bay wildlife control and wildlife removal solution typically is more expensive the longer you wait. We offer professional solutions for wildlife removal and wildlife control in homes, attics, and animals causing property damage. [no_toc]
WHAT IS NUISANCE WILDLIFE?
Nuisance wildlife refers to an animal or animals exhibiting behavior that:
- causes (or is about to cause) property damage,
- presents a threat to public safety, or
- causes an annoyance within, under or upon a building.
Bat Removal and Exclusion
Tampa Bay wildlife like bats in an attic can be a nightmare. Not only do bats cause structural damage with the accumulation of guano, but they also present health risks. It’s a well-known fact that Tampa Bay bats are carriers of rabies and can transmit this fatal disease with an unnoticed scratch or bite. Did you know that bat droppings can also be a health hazard? Bat guano hold toxic spores called histoplasma capsulatum, that when inhaled can cause a lung infection called histoplasmosis.
Bat removal in Florida is typically done in a multi-step process. First we inspect the home to find all of the bat entry points as well as areas that are potential entry points. After all of the openings are located, a seal up is performed to funnel the bats down to only using the main entry points. At these points, bat excluders are placed, which are one-way valves that allow the bats to exit and not re-enter the structure.
Once the bats have been removed from the structure and the remaining opening are sealed up, any necessary guano clean up must be done. This is for multiple reasons. Mainly because of the health hazards involved with bat droppings and the dangers of sweeping them up or using a conventional vacuum to get rid of the guano. Another reason is because bat guano can weaken drywall and destroy attic insulation. If enough bat droppings have accumulated, the ceiling can come down from the weight and corrosion
Bird Control and Nest Clean Up
Nuisance Tampa Bay wildlife like birds can cause a mess that shocks the majority of homeowners. When professional bird control and bird removal is needed, it’s usually because birds have taken up residence inside of an attic or an exhaust vent. Since attics are seldom visited, attics can have unbelievable amounts of nesting that accumulates over years, many times filling several contractor bags when cleaned up. Bird nesting can carry bird mites, ticks, fleas and parasites.
Bird removal and control from exhaust vents usually hits its peak around May and June. Our Tampa Bay bird control and wildlife removal services include baby bird removal, deterrents, nesting clean out, adult bird removal from vents and bird proofing to prevent future bird problems in vents and attics.
Many times, we find that birds also have attracted other nuisance wildlife such as raccoons and squirrels, causing an added problem. For this reason, bird nesting must be removed from attic spaces because of the attractive odors that it holds.
If you have a bird problem and would like to know how to stop birds from nesting in vents or how to keep birds out of your attic give us a call. We offer complete solutions for bird removal in Tampa Bay and have custom bird proofing that is second to none.
Squirrel Control and Prevention
A few signs that you may have squirrels in your attic are the type of noises in the attic and the time that you are hearing the noise. Squirrels tend to move very quickly and will run back and fourth, often even playing or fighting with one another. Since they are diurnal, squirrel activity is usually heard during the day.
One of the problems with Tampa Bay squirrels in an attic is that since they are rodents they like to gnaw. Gnawing is often seen on support beams, insulation boards and the worst of all, wires. It is a known fact that 30,000 fires annually are attributed to rodents gnawing wires in attics.
Our squirrel removal and control process is typically done by either setting baited traps near the entry points or multi-catch traps right over their entry points to catch them as they enter or exit. Trapping squirrels in an attic will produce on average 3-5 squirrels, however, in some instances, there can be many more or just a solitary squirrel.
Skunk Trapping and Proofing
Nuisance wildlife skunks like to dig under sheds, decks, stoops and any other structure that can provide adequate cover. Skunk removal and control is usually the highest during baby (May-July) and grubbing season in the fall, but typically lasts all year long as skunks do not truly hibernate.
Our skunk removal services are top notch, with many years of experience in conventional and unconventional trapping techniques. We can provide remediation for any skunk issue you are experiencing and provide skunk odor removal and skunk proofing as well once they have been removed.
We also provide dead skunk removal and skunk removal from window wells.
Raccoon Removal and Damage Repair
Are you experiencing issues with problem raccoons? Raccoons can be problematic almost everywhere. From tearing through roofs to going under decks, sheds and stoops to den, they can be a real danger to a homeowner, pet owner or parent.
Our Tampa Bay wildlife control and wildlife removal services range from raccoon trapping, baby removal from inside an attic or under a structure, carcass excavation, and raccoon feces removal. Raccoons can be extremely destructive, as you may know they will tear a hole right through a brand new roof just to den inside, especially when its a mother with young.
Our wildlife removal and wildlife control services also cover dead raccoons that need to be dug out from a structure or cut out from behind walls. These occurrences are rare for day-to-day services however, as with all wildlife issues, nothing is a surprise.
Snake Removal Services
Looking for snake removal services in Tampa Bay Florida? Snakes can be found in most backyards, parks, and woodlands throughout Florida. Many species are secretive, spending most of their time underground or under cover. Several larger snake species also frequent backyards, especially corn and rat snakes, as well as racers. These larger snakes will eat mice, rats, and occasionally birds and their eggs.
Snakes often take refuge in piles of brush or firewood. Water snakes are occasionally found in areas bordering streams, lakes, swamps, or farm ponds. Occasionally, snakes searching for rodents or eggs, or a place to shed their skin, will take refuge in barns, crawl spaces underneath homes, or sometimes in a home. The best way to keep snakes from entering your home or other building is to prevent snakes and snake food (rodents) from entering your home. Closing up all possible entrance locations is a must. Next, a rodent control program should be put in place to eliminate the food attraction for snakes. Venomous Snakes Of Florida