If you have a problem with wildlife in your Lake Mary 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 Lake Mary, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Seminole County Animal Services: 407-665-5201
Wildout Animal 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 Wildout Animal 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 407-232-9348 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:
Wildout Animal Removal is a full-service Lake Mary wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Lake Mary pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Wildout Animal 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.
Lake Mary 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 Lake Mary raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Wildout Animal 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 Lake Mary 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 Lake Mary 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 Lake Mary 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 Lake Mary pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Lake Mary 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 Lake Mary trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Lake Mary 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. Wildout Animal Removal does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Wildout Animal 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. Wildout Animal Removal also provides dead animal removal in Lake Mary. 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 Lake Mary 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 Lake Mary. And remember, we are a private business, not Seminole County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at 407-665-5201. Seminole 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.
Lake Mary Wildlife Tip #1:
Where do rats go in summer
This seems like a rather odd question. Like rats somehow or another migrate during the summertime, avoiding hot weather places, or leaving cold-weather places to find hot weather locations. This is why this question seems a bit absurd.
Where do rats go one summer? They go anywhere they want. Rats are not bothered by hot weather in any way. Yes, it is true that excessive heat can cause dehydration and even heatstroke in a rat. A rat is very similar to human being in terms of how would adjust to temperature and climate. If it is significantly cold outside, a rat could freeze, just as a human being could. If it is excessively hot outside a rat can become overheated and die from heat exhaustion, just as a human being could. No animal on earth is immune from either one of these temperature swings.
However, rats have proven to be extremely resilient creatures. Wherever humans have gone across the globe, rats of followed right behind them. They have thrived in every location they have gone, living off of the ingenuity and innovations of human beings. When man built structures for him to be able to live in, rats joined him in making their own residence there. When women planted gardens and grew crops, rats enjoyed the fruits of that labor as much as people dead. It is what is helped them to survive for generations.
This is true of any location where rat may appear. If it is hot outside, excessively hot, a rat is sure to find a location where it can be inside to avoid heat exhaustion. It knows from its instincts to ensure that it drinks more water, looks out after itself, and avoids being in the scorching sun so as not to suffer some kind of illness.
One must also consider that rats are nocturnal creatures. This means that they avoid coming out during the daytime hours, choosing to hunt and gather at nighttime. This helps them to avoid the hottest parts of the day, so that they are less likely to become overheated or exhausted from hundred plus degree temperatures. It is one of the ways that a rat has been able to thrive for thousands of years.
It should be noted that rats are not hibernating creatures. They don't squirrel away somewhere for the winter, choosing to hibernate and then awakening during the summer or spring to start anew. The colony takes care of itself, storing up food so that it has nutrition and a meal all winter long so that the entire group can survive.
During the summertime, rats in a colony ensure that there is ample food and water for the entire group. They will set up their residence in a location that affords them the opportunity to find whatever is necessary for them to survive. This is part of the ingenuity of a rat that has made it such a successful creature on earth. So where does a rat go during the summer? Anywhere it wants.
Lake Mary 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 Wildout Animal Removal, any time of day, at 407-232-9348, for a price quote for Lake Mary wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Lake Mary, FL.