If you have a problem with wildlife in your Golden Gate 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 Golden Gate, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Collier County Animal Services: 239-252-7387
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 Golden Gate wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Golden Gate 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.
Golden Gate 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 Golden Gate 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 Golden Gate 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 Golden Gate 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 Golden Gate 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 Golden Gate pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Golden Gate 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 Golden Gate trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Golden Gate 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 Golden Gate. 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 Golden Gate 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 Golden Gate. And remember, we are a private business, not Collier County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at 239-252-7387. Collier 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.
Golden Gate Wildlife Tip #1:
DO SQUIRRELS REMEMBER WHERE THEY BURY THEIR NUTS?
It is widely known that squirrels are nut and seed lovers and will happily spend their days searching food these delicious treats to stash away for a later date. While it is commonly thought that they bury their seeds as a means of saving them for later, it is not true that all squirrels do this.
Gray squirrels do bury their stashes of food, mainly to keep other animals from finding them and eating them. While squirrels have an excellently developed sense of smell, on which they rely heavily for finding and re-finding their food, they also use their memories. Although not all the nuts and seed are found by the squirrel that buried it, most of them are. It is believed that squirrels use landmarks and image association to remember where they have hidden their tasty treasures and can easily find again when in proximity to them.
This does not mean that the nuts are always found. Or even that it is found by the same squirrel who put it there. Squirrels are also known to smell out a seed or nut and steal it from another squirrel. The seeds and nuts that are forgotten will germinated into trees and become part of the forest. This is one of the most important parts squirrels play in helping to keep the balance in their ecosystems. Gray squirrels are unwitting forest planters, helping to keep their habitat alive by putting back into the earth a rather large percentage of what they take from it. If this didn't happen, all the seeds and nuts would be consumed and there wouldn't be any left to plant new trees. This also means that during forest fires, the seed and nuts are safely buried under the earth and will sprout new vegetation to restore the forest and create a new habitat for the woodland animals.
In this sense, red squirrels could be considered a little selfish, because they do not bury their stashes of nuts, roots and seeds. These are carefully stashed away in their nests up in a tree, kept close and easily accessed if needed during the winter. As they are not helping at all in the preservation of the forest, but rather hoarding all the food they can to ensure their own survival during the cold months of winter or times when food is scare. But although red squirrels don't purposefully bury their food, they do drop it accidentally sometimes, meaning that some of it does occasionally find its way back to the earth and can potentially grow into a tree or a plant, if not found and eaten by a grey squirrel.
Golden Gate 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 Golden Gate wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Golden Gate, FL.