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Professional Wildlife Removal Company Servicing Hernando, FL

Hernando Wildlife Animal Control

If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Hernando 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 Hernando, and I recommend the following:

Animal Wildlife Trappers, Inc.
Cell Phone: 352-398-4165

NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Citrus County Animal Services: (352) 746-8400



Animal Wildlife Trappers, Inc. 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 Animal Wildlife Trappers, Inc. 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 352-398-4165 to discuss your critter problem and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment.

When hiring a company to solve your wild animal problem, you want these features:
    - Specializes in wildlife removal, not pest control
    - Fully Florida and Citrus County licensed and insured
    - Works 7 days per week (critters don't take weekends off)
    - Performs full building inspections: enters and inspects attic
    - Performs exclusion repairs, with guarantee against animal re-entry
    - Offers cleanup of biohazardous wildlife waste


Animal Wildlife Trappers, Inc. is a full-service Hernando wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Hernando pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all similar to wildlife removal. Animal Wildlife Trappers, Inc. 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.

  Hernando 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 Hernando raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
  Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Animal Wildlife Trappers, Inc.. 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 Hernando 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 Hernando 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 Hernando 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 Hernando pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Hernando 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 Hernando trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Hernando 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. Animal Wildlife Trappers, Inc. does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Animal Wildlife Trappers, Inc.. 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. Animal Wildlife Trappers, Inc. also provides dead animal removal in Hernando. 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 Hernando 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 Hernando. And remember, we are a private business, not Citrus County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (352) 746-8400. Citrus County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.

Animal Wildlife Trappers, Inc.
Cell Phone: 352-398-4165

Hernando Wildlife Tip #1:
Where Should I Relocate A Trapped Raccoon?

If you have trapped a raccoon which is illegal in most of the states, the law may vary for different places though and want to kill or relocate it, there are few important things that need to be kept in mind. You need to bring the raccoon you caught five miles way at least, more preferred is ten. There is a very high chance that it might track the way back to your place if the distance is less and will cause the same old problem like before. You should not even leave the raccoon in the cage for a long time as it may get dehydrated. If it is in the cage for a long time, give it water and some food. Be careful while releasing it and take safety measures.

Where to relocate it?

Releasing it in the public area is completely prohibited. It's still not answerable that which area is the best to relocate the raccoon or animal you trapped. Though many people believe that they should be released in the forest. Some think that they must be relocated in some rural or under developed area where there is a sufficient water bodies. While some say that the animals will be more comfortable in the urban or the cities as they are habituated to it but will eventually create the same problem. No matter where you relocate them, it's hard on them. A wildlife rehabber said that they don't want the animals to be relocated; they want them to stay in the same area with the young ones. Researchers have concluded that the rate of survival for the first few weeks is very difficult. Chances are that if you take away the animal, some other will take its place.

What about Young Raccoons?

If you have both the female raccoon and the young ones trapped, it's recommended to release the young raccoons first and then the female. It's the same for the babies too, they should be released ten miles away from the area else they can relocate and track its way back to the house and cause the same old conflicts. No one is sure about the miles or area they should be relocated, some might even return if they are left 20 miles away. If they get sufficient food, water and shelter to live they won't come back as they are social animals and may easily adjust. The best place to move them and leave is the woods where they can find a new home easily with the young ones. Few believe that there are many reasons you should not think of relocating them and few think that it's better to kill them or just take them to some other place; it's a matter of debate.

Hernando 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 Animal Wildlife Trappers, Inc., any time of day, at 352-398-4165, for a price quote for Hernando wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Hernando, FL.

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