If you have a problem with wildlife in your Clermont 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 Clermont, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Lake County Animal Services: (352) 343-9688
A+ Animal Solutions 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 A+ Animal Solutions 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 352-200-2360 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:
A+ Animal Solutions is a full-service Clermont wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Clermont pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. A+ Animal Solutions 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.
Clermont 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 Clermont raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at A+ Animal Solutions. 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 Clermont 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 Clermont 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 Clermont 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 Clermont pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Clermont 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 Clermont trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Clermont 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. A+ Animal Solutions does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by A+ Animal Solutions. 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. A+ Animal Solutions also provides dead animal removal in Clermont. 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 Clermont 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 Clermont. And remember, we are a private business, not Lake County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (352) 343-9688. Lake 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.
Clermont Wildlife Tip #1:
Groundhog Prevention Tips: How To Keep Groundhogs Away
Groundhogs are herbivores which make it feed upon vegetation which may even be your house yard. What's more is that they make a mess out of it while doing so and if this process is left to continue unchecked a time will come when your entire garden is damaged and you have also got an infestation of groundhogs. In order to avoid these here are some simple tips which will help you keeping the Groundhogs away.
Using a wire mesh fence along with the usual fence around the entire perimeter of your garden is an effective way to keep the groundhogs away. Before the fencing you need to dig a trench of about 1-foot-deep, wrap the wire mesh around the posts and plant it into the trench. This will prevent a groundhog from digging through underground in order to enter. Couple it up with traps and you have an extremely effective solution.
To rid of all groundhogs from your garden you got to catch and remove them. Nothing works better than the good old fashioned trap. Now before you set up the traps ensure that the entry points of the burrows are sealed bar one through which they will escape. Wait with the trap near the remaining entry point and slam the door shut as soon as it walks into the trap.
Alternately you can also use a bait in the form of vegetables and cover the trap cage with leaves in order to hide it. Unknowingly it will walk in finding food and when it pulls on the bait, the trap door slams shut. Take it somewhere away from your house and then release it.
Repellents can be used to keep groundhogs away and eggs, castor oil and pepper are very good options for that. Locate the burrows in which they live in, add these ingredients and cover them up with dirt. Groundhogs on sensing this undesired smell won't come back to their burrows. A more effective solution is to make a mixture of all the above ingredients and water and use it as a liquid spray and apply it all over the garden, which will keep the groundhogs away and they will find an alternate place bar your yard to set up their home.
An effective use of all the above steps will help you keep the groundhogs away. Refrain from using poison as it is not the most humane way and more often the animals die a slow painful death. After you have gotten rid of them make sure to reinforce your house and yard with proper wire meshed fences to prevent re-entry.
Clermont 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 A+ Animal Solutions, any time of day, at 352-200-2360, for a price quote for Clermont wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Clermont, FL.