If you have a problem with wildlife in your Key Largo 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 Key Largo, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Monroe County Animal Services: 305-743-4800
Affordable Wildlife Removal 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 Affordable Wildlife Removal 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 305-390-2522 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:
Affordable Wildlife Removal is a full-service Key Largo wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Key Largo pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Affordable Wildlife Removal 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.
Key Largo 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 Key Largo raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Affordable Wildlife Removal. 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 Key Largo 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 Key Largo 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 Key Largo 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 Key Largo pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Key Largo 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 Key Largo trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Key Largo 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. Affordable Wildlife Removal does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Affordable Wildlife Removal. 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. Affordable Wildlife Removal also provides dead animal removal in Key Largo. 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 Key Largo 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 Key Largo. And remember, we are a private business, not Monroe County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at 305-743-4800. Monroe 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.
Key Largo Wildlife Tip #1:
What Kind Of Damage Do Raccoons Cause In An Attic?
Raccoons can be described as cute and with their little masked faces they are quite unique. People often tend to try and keep raccoons as pets but when reality strikes these little cute critters are very destructive. They are intelligent, and their curiosity takes over sometimes leading them to cause havoc in areas they are residing.
If you have a raccoon in your attic that means, there is an opening somewhere where they are getting in. Its important to stop the raccoons from getting inside incase anymore decide to reside in there after you clean the mess up after the last lot got booted out.Female raccoons like to use attics as delivery rooms. They are quiet, dark and private and the female will search for weak spots either in vents or seams where she will begin to work her way through.
This doesn't only let the raccoonin but it can let water get in as well which can wreak havoc in an attic not to mention birds looking to nest as well as other little critters wanting to escape the cold or heat. Once a female raccoon has made entry she will target the insulation in the attic to use for her nest. She will tear it up and pull it out from wherever she can. Raccoons are also known to set up an area to expel their waste. Raccoon waste is dangerous and is known to carry several diseases that can be fatal for humans if left untreated so a full replacement of the insulation in your attic is needed if you find raccoons residing in there.
Raccoons have a fetish to take things apart this is due to their high curiosity by nature. They will wreck any ductwork that runs in the attic. Not only is it mum you have to worry about but if she has babies up there as soon as they are able to venture around they will do the same and wreck whatever they can. If you have a family of raccoons they can completely wreck and demolish the ducting in the attic within a few days causing the cooling and heating systems to malfunction or not work at all.
If raccoons contaminate water that you ingest or inhale you will get quite sick which is the same with their waste. If they leave waste in the duct work, it can then get distributed through the house via the airflow. If this happens it becomes a biohazard which means the professional will need to remove all contaminated parts and get rid of the raccoon nesting.
Wire insulation is a happy sight to raccoons, they can't resist the urge to destroy it. They simply do this for fun if not for their nesting arrangements when pregnant. If wire insulation is destroyed this automatically becomes a fire hazard. The insulation around the pipes can cause any water to freeze which will then cause all the piping to burst and raccoons find this a fun way to spend their day.
Don't wait for them to create havoc as soon as you suspect you may have a raccoon living in your attic get onto the professionals fast and get rid of them before they end up costing you a lot more.
Key Largo 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 Affordable Wildlife Removal, any time of day, at 305-390-2522, for a price quote for Key Largo wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Key Largo, FL.