If you have a problem with wildlife in your Lakeside 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 Lakeside, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Clay County Animal Services: (904) 269-6342
Xceptional 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 Xceptional 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 904-639-6988 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:
Xceptional Wildlife Removal is a full-service Lakeside wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Lakeside pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Xceptional 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.
Lakeside 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 Lakeside raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Xceptional 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 Lakeside 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 Lakeside 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 Lakeside 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 Lakeside pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Lakeside 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 Lakeside trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Lakeside 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. Xceptional Wildlife Removal does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Xceptional 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. Xceptional Wildlife Removal also provides dead animal removal in Lakeside. 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 Lakeside 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 Lakeside. And remember, we are a private business, not Clay County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (904) 269-6342. Clay 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.
Lakeside Wildlife Tip #1:
How To Deodorize Your House From A Dead Animal
There are so many types of animals and rodents that keep on making efforts to enter into human habitats. If you are a resident of the United States, you may face this kind of trouble due to rats, squirrels, mice, and raccoon, etc. Sometimes these creatures visit the area, eat some food and then move out, but many times they prefer to develop nests inside to live with their babies. You may even find some dead bodies of these animals in your premises that lead to terrible odor in the area. If you have a dead animal at your house, you cannot stay here anymore because this smell often goes unbearably. Some people even prefer to arrange some temporary living at any other place until the smell vanishes. But this is not a valid option for all the homeowners; in most cases, it is important to look for some potential method to deal with the dead animal in the house. The most affordable option, in this case, is to deodorize the house; however, if you are not able to handle the situation, it is good to look for a service provider to handle the job for you. Below we have highlighted some simple solutions to deodorize the house affected by a dead animal:
1. Baking Soda:
a. One of the most suitable and potential solutions for deodorizing the house is baking soda. You can easily find it at a local store by paying some reasonable amount. Note that it is basically sodium carbonate that has enough potential to absorb all kinds of smells. All that you need to do is prepare a solution by using baking soda, add it into a spray bottle and spread it repeatedly in the area for at least 2 to 3 days.
a. Another possible solution to deal with the dead animal problem is vinegar solution that works on the same principle as that of baking soda. You can also fill few cups of vinegar and then place them around affected areas of your house. This substance will soon absorb all the smell, and you will be able to enjoy fresh air in the premises.
3. Coffee Ground:
a. In order to eliminate the awful smell from your premises, you can also make use of coffee grounds. Experts call it one of the most simple and easy to use way to deal with the smell released by the animal carcass. When you prepare your morning coffee, instead of throwing away its coffee ground, it is better to use it as a deodorant. You can place it at most affected areas of your house, and soon it will deal with the issue.
4. Charcoal Briquettes:
a. There is no doubt to say that charcoal is one of the most potential cleaning agents that was earlier used in various facial cleansing products and now have moved to toothpaste as well. You will be happy to know that charcoal briquettes also help to remove the bad odor from the area.
Lakeside 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 Xceptional Wildlife Removal, any time of day, at 904-639-6988, for a price quote for Lakeside wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Lakeside, FL.