If you have a problem with wildlife in your Amelia Island home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Florida wildlife removal only. This is a specialty business, and regular pest control companies do not use the proper techniques to solve animal problems. I have spent many years reviewing Florida and Amelia Island, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Nassau County Animal Services: (904) 321-1647
Xceptional Wildlife Removal specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats or mice in homes. Florida also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Xceptional Wildlife Removal is specially trained in bat removal. They also perform general wildlife trapping services, such as the capture and removal of skunks or opossums on the
property. Call 904-639-6988 to discuss your critter problem and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment. Click here to learn more about what prices we charge in 2020.
When hiring a company to solve your wild animal problem, you want these features:
Xceptional Wildlife Removal is a full-service Amelia Island wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Amelia Island pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Xceptional Wildlife Removal performs a full inspection of the home or property, and determines why the animal(s) are there, and if inside a building, how the animals got inside. All
animals (including rodents) are trapped and removed, or if possible, removed from the building using special exclusion devices. Once the animals are gone, preventative repairs are essential, and
cleanup is sometimes recommended.
Amelia Island wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Florida to trap without a license. Trap type is very important and there are many different types, bait is somewhat relevant, trap placement is vital, and there are dozens of small things that are very important to know. Safety is a concern. Then once the animal is trapped, it must be removed and dealt with in the proper manner according to Florida law. We offer Amelia Island raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Xceptional Wildlife Removal. Many types of animals like to live in attics. This includes squirrels, raccoons, rats, mice, bats, birds, and even possums. Critters like to go into attics for a safe place to live and raise their young. Removing animals from attics is very complex work, partly because of the presence of baby animals. If you need Amelia Island squirrel removal, we can remove all the squirrels from your attic, and seal out any future ones. Read more about how to get rid of squirrels.
Rodent control must be done in a very specific way. First off, the most important thing is that all the openings that rats and mice can use to enter a house be sealed. Then all the rodents must be physically trapped and removed. Never, ever use poison! Most Amelia Island exterminators will just use this lazy poison technique to kill rodents, and it causes more harm than good - dead stinky rats, and it doesn't solve the problem. Call us for correct Amelia Island rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Florida is known to have colonizing bats who often live in buildings. Bats love attics. If not removed, the colony can grow to a very large size over the years. The bat droppings are often corrosive and cause health risks. The same goes for bird droppings on or in buildings. We perform Amelia Island pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Amelia Island bat removal. We remove 100% of the bat colony and seal the building so that it's totally bat-proof. Read more about how to get rid of bats.
If you have animals inside a house, no job is complete without proper exclusion repairs. If you simply hire a Amelia Island trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Amelia Island wildlife control company that identifies 100% of the animal entry points into your building, and seals them shut with professional repairs. In addition, in many cases animals have left waste or contamination behind, and you'll want a company that can provide professional cleaning services. Xceptional Wildlife Removal does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Xceptional Wildlife Removal. We also trap and remove animals that destroy lawns, such as moles, or digging animals. Sometimes animals like opossums will live under buildings, steal pet food, raid garbage cans, etc. Read about how to get rid of opossums. Skunks commonly live under sheds or decks, and set up a den. We can trap and remove them without them spraying. Read about how to get rid of skunks. Xceptional Wildlife Removal also provides dead animal removal in Amelia Island. If you need help with any other wildlife conflict, from a fox, beaver, groundhog, or any other critter, we can solve it. We also do Amelia Island snake removal - most of the snakes in Florida are not venomous, but call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes in Amelia Island. And remember, we are a private business, not Nassau County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (904) 321-1647. Nassau County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Every wildlife removal situation is different, from the species of animals involved, the location of the animal inside a house or outside, the extent of repairs or cleanup, etc. It's impossible to give one-size-fits-all prices. Examples MIGHT include:
Small Job: For example, a one-stop job to remove an animal in the yard: $100 on up
Medium Job: For example, getting critters out of your house with minor repairs: $300 on up
Large Job: For example, a project involving many service trips and complex work: $500 on up
Give us a phone call now and tell us about your wildlife issue and we will be able to give you a price estimate over the phone. If you're cool with it, we can schedule a same-day or next-day appointment if you like. Our prices are fair, and a good value because we do the job right, the first time.
Amelia Island Wildlife Tip #1:
The Black Rat Snake: Appearance, Biology, Life Cycle, Habitat, Diet, Behavior
This snake is commonly found in the eastern part of the United States and is identified as one of the most non-venomous snakes in the world. This snake is different from many other species of this category due to the reason that they stay active in the day hours. They are very large snakes, andmost part of their body use to be of black color. You can find black rat snakes with a maximum length of around 7.5 feet, but in most common cases they are up to 3-5 feet. As they stay active in the day hours, these creatures are found to be very active and energetic all the time.
The black rat snakes can be commonly found in the wooded areas at United States. It means humans can encounter them anywhere in big gardens, brushes, forested areas, thickets, and fields as well. They are also commonly seen in the suburban yards in the Eastern United States. These creatures are blessed with two unique defensive mechanisms; one is the ability to vibrate their tail and second is the kink technique; in the second case, these reptiles take shape like a fallen branch.
You will be surprised to know that these black rat snakes are excellent swimmers and skilled climbers. Although they are never interested in harming humans and don't bite; even if they feel threatened, they prefer to run away. Many people even consider them best choice for the domestic snake. They can stay comfortably with humans when raised in a domestic environment. Many homeowners in the United States also report their presence in the garden and yard area where they often come in search of food and shelter. If you have large bushes and long grass in your premises, there are more chances to have black rat snake around.
These snakes keep on targeting mice, moles, rats, lizards, rodents and other small snakes to eat. however, experts reveal that almost 85% of their diet is dependent on mice and rat. They can find this diet easily in the forest areas and even in the gardens as well. That is why most homeowners in the United States are in trouble due to their presence in the outdoor areas. It becomes difficult for them to allow kids and pets to move freely in the garden and yard.
There is no doubt to say that black rat snakes are mild mannered creatures and you can easily lift them from one area to another without even making them feel annoyed. There is no need to handle them with aggression. Even if they bite, they will not cause any pain but yes, as they have very dirty mouth so when they bite they can transfer some germs to your body and it can lead to further medical health issues. If you are living in southern United States, it is better to take help from professionals to deal with the snake related issues.
Amelia Island Wildlife Tip #2:
Florida Wildlife Information:
Florida State bird: Northern mockingbird
State mammal: Florida panther, manatee, dolphin
State reptile: Loggerhead sea turtle
State fish: Florida largemouth bass, Atlantic sailfish
State insect: Zebra longwing
Florida's climate is hot and damp, making it a prime place for reptiles, amphibians, and other semi-aquatic animals. There are a good number of raccoons, rabbits, squirrels, and rats, and it seems these common pest creatures plague homeowners in almost every state. In addition to the common property visitors, Florida also has four venomous snake species: rattlesnakes, cottonmouths, coral snakes, and copperheads. Because of how warm the state is, snakes are often out sunning themselves pool side. All reptiles are drawn to water, and because of the constant warm temperatures, many homes in Florida have pools.
Snakes aren't the only creatures invading yards. Armadillos in Florida are capable of coming into a yard and digging a burrow in one night. While they rarely, if ever, invade the home itself, the damage these creatures can cause to a yard is impressive. If you've got to have one or the other, however, most people would take the armadillo over the snakes.
While almost tropical in its climate, Florida is home to a massive expanse of swamp land known as The Everglades National Park. This huge plot of land is home to alligators, turtles, lizards, raccoons, rabbits, and snakes. The red tailed boa now makes the park its home, though the snake is not a native species of North America. This has caused some concern with the local wildlife authorities, as populations of smaller mammals have been steadily declining due to predation by the large serpents. It is expected that alligators and Florida panthers will eventually become prey for the invading species.
Land-loving predators that are sometimes nuisances are primarily black bears. These large, intimidating animals have learned how easy it is to pick through human garbage and to raid campsites. It only takes a bear one or two successful raids before it becomes problematic. Coyotes are also a common nuisance predator in the state. Like the bears, coyotes become opportunistic, feeding off of livestock, pets, and human refuse.
The population of Florida is growing annually, and it is a popular state for retirees. Eventually, more and more people will displace the animals of Florida, causing clashes. A good example of this is with the alligator population, which lives in many of the waterways, regardless of how close to human civilization. The alligators aren't fearful, so they hold their ground and usually must be removed by professionals.
You can always call Xceptional Wildlife Removal, any time of day, at 904-639-6988, for a price quote for Amelia Island wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Amelia Island, FL.