If you have a problem with wildlife in your Immokalee 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 Immokalee, 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 Immokalee wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Immokalee 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.
Immokalee 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 Immokalee 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 Immokalee 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 Immokalee 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 Immokalee 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 Immokalee pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Immokalee 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 Immokalee trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Immokalee 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 Immokalee. 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 Immokalee 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 Immokalee. 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.
Immokalee Wildlife Tip #1:
Do Snakes Have Ears? Can they Hear?
As anyone that has come upon a snake quickly would claim: snakes can hear, otherwise, how they would be able to slither away from a human so quickly. Others, though, might question this fact: snakes don't have visible ears, so, logically, they must not be able to hear, right? While both misconceptions are wrong, they are also both partially right; while snakes cannot 'hear' the way that humans do, they are able to feel vibrations through the soil, as well as the air, which helps them with catching prey, as well as getting away from predators.
Snakes, while they do not have the clearly defined ears that humans do, do still have the vestiges of an 'ear' as we think of it, tucked inside of their heads. This set-up of vestiges and even remnants of ears as we think of it, helps snakes with their hearing, inside of their head. For this reason, snakes can 'hear' both vibrations, as well as low-frequency airborne sounds.
Mostly due to how a snake's jawbone is set up, with each side able to move independently of each other, snakes can pick up the vibrations around it, as well as being able to tell if the noise is coming from their right or left. This can give a snake the edge when dealing with predators, allowing them to stay away, or be able to put up a fight without being caught off guard.
Simply, snakes have mechanoreceptors; these are simply a sensory nerve sprinkled throughout the body, connected to the snake's spinal cord, which allows the snake to feel vibrations that would carry through either sand or soil. These vibrations will move through a snake's body, along the spinal cords, and up to the brain, which recognizes them almost instantly as sounds. In addition to helping snakes 'hear', these sensors are extremely sensitive, giving them the ability to instantly locate the source of sounds around them.
Snakes are also able to pick up sound waves through the air, due to the sound wave that hits the snake's skull, causing it to vibrate. However, snakes tend to hear low notes easier than high ones. These waves are tiny ripples through the sand, or air, that radiate away from the source of the noise quickly- up to fifty meters per second. These sensitive vibratory receptors are great for snakes, too, since it helps them avoid predators, but also to catch prey easily.
While the answer, at first, might seem complicated, it is a fairly simple question to answer. Snakes do not, in fact, have ears. However, this does not mean that they are deaf, and, instead, means that they are more adapted to located food, as well as prey, easier than if they could hear traditionally.
Immokalee 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 Immokalee wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Immokalee, FL.