If you have a problem with wildlife in your Bartow 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 Bartow, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Polk County Animal Services: (863) 324-5227
Advanced Wildlife Trappers 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 Advanced Wildlife Trappers 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 407-232-9348 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:
Advanced Wildlife Trappers is a full-service Bartow wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Bartow pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Advanced Wildlife Trappers 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.
Bartow 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 Bartow raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Advanced Wildlife Trappers. 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 Bartow 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 Bartow 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 Bartow 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 Bartow pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Bartow 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 Bartow trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Bartow 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. Advanced Wildlife Trappers does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Advanced Wildlife Trappers. 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. Advanced Wildlife Trappers also provides dead animal removal in Bartow. 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 Bartow 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 Bartow. And remember, we are a private business, not Polk County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (863) 324-5227. Polk 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.
Bartow Wildlife Tip #1:
What kind of damage do pigeons cause in an attic?
If you notice the activities of pigeons in your attic, you will want to know how dangerous they are. This is especially if you would not mind allowing them to make use of attic on the condition they are not dangerous. Unfortunately, the risks that come with pigeons staying in your attic is very high as a result of the kind of damages that they could cause. Some of such damages include:
When the nests and droppings of pigeons build up in your attic, it could result in the collapse of your ceiling. Pigeons can access the attics of high-rise buildings, restaurants, and private homes from holes. Should the pigeons build their nest in the ceiling of your attic, the weight from the nest coupled with their acidic droppings could weaken the ceilings, though this will take years. However, the ceiling will one day collapse and you would need to spend a lot of money to fix it.
Ventilation Systems Blocking
Blocking ventilation systems in the homes with their droppings could lead to diseases from the droppings finding their way into the home. When the occupants breathe such diseases in, they could fall ill as a result. Blocked ventilation systems could also damage your ventilation system if the blockage is not quickly noticed and cleared.
Fire incidences increase
It has been observed that pigeons love to build their nest near electrical wires. The implication is that their nest and droppings on those wires could lead to heating up that could result in fire outbreaks. Furthermore, the dry nest and droppings will lead to faster spread of fire.
Damages to roofs could also result from the droppings of pigeons on the roof. This is because the droppings are acidic and have been proven to be able to weaken roofs by over 50 percent. The implication is that you would be forced to change your roof before they reach half of their lifespan.