If you have a problem with wildlife in your Estero 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 Estero, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Lee County Animal Services: 239-533-7387
Nuisance Wildlife Rangers 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 Nuisance Wildlife Rangers 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 239-829-5374 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:
Nuisance Wildlife Rangers is a full-service Estero wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Estero pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Nuisance Wildlife Rangers 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.
Estero 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 Estero raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Nuisance Wildlife Rangers. 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 Estero 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 Estero 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 Estero 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 Estero pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Estero 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 Estero trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Estero 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. Nuisance Wildlife Rangers does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Nuisance Wildlife Rangers. 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. Nuisance Wildlife Rangers also provides dead animal removal in Estero. 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 Estero 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 Estero. And remember, we are a private business, not Lee County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at 239-533-7387. Lee 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.
Estero Wildlife Tip #1:
DOES ROPE WORK AS A SNAKE REPELLENT?
IF you're going camping or live in a place where there are a lot of trees and vegetation, you will need to watch out for snakes that may roam the area. When camping, always ask or read up on the fauna that live in that area, what animals you may possibly encounter, if they are dangerous or not, and how to prevent and treat attacks and bites. If you live in an area where snakes are known to hang out, make sure you keep the area around your house clear of larges piles of wood, debris and big bushes, as snakes tend to seek shelter in these kinds of places.
Keeping snakes away can be tricky if you are invading their natural habitat or if you have around your house things that will attract them like food, mice or rats. There are many snake repellents in the market that promise to eliminate or scare away snakes for your house or campsite. Most of these don't really work.
One of the oldest myths about snakes is that they will not enter a space if it is surrounded by a rope. The reasoning behind this is that the coarse fiber of the rope will scratch the snakes belly and make the snake avoid rope at all cost.
This is in fact not true. Snakes slither on their underbellies as their main and only means of transportation, which means that they are always on the ground. Depending on the kind or snake and where it's natural habitat is, this means that the snake will constantly be slithering over sand, dust, rocks, twigs, tree bark, dead animal bones, cactus, gravel and leaves. The truth is nature is not smooth. It is full of coarse, rough and often pointy surfaces that most animals are perfectly equipped to deal with. Snakes, being mostly at the top of the food chain, are especially made to withstand the hardships of nature with their think scaly hides to protect them from most surfaces.
This means that a braided rope, no matter how thick and rough will not deter a snake from entering your tent. It will probably see it as just another log it has to slide over to get to the food on the other side. Snakes are cold blooded and as such, are attracted to warm blooded creatures as a source of food. Hopefully you will not make a rope your main resource for scaring away snakes while camping or out in contact with nature. Your safest option is to keep the area clean, the food safely packed away (not in your tent), and keep your tent tightly closed at all times.
Estero 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 Nuisance Wildlife Rangers, any time of day, at 239-829-5374, for a price quote for Estero wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Estero, FL.