If you have a problem with wildlife in your Neptune Beach 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 Neptune Beach, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Duval County Animal Services: (904) 270-2411
Professional Wildlife and Rodent 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 Professional Wildlife and Rodent 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 904-677-5812 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:
Professional Wildlife and Rodent Removal is a full-service Neptune Beach wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Neptune Beach pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Professional Wildlife and Rodent 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.
Neptune Beach 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 Neptune Beach raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Professional Wildlife and Rodent 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 Neptune Beach 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 Neptune Beach 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 Neptune Beach 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 Neptune Beach pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Neptune Beach 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 Neptune Beach trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Neptune Beach 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. Professional Wildlife and Rodent Removal does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Professional Wildlife and Rodent 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. Professional Wildlife and Rodent Removal also provides dead animal removal in Neptune Beach. 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 Neptune Beach 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 Neptune Beach. And remember, we are a private business, not Duval County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (904) 270-2411. Duval 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.
Neptune Beach Wildlife Tip #1:
Methods to Kill Voles
Voles are tiny rodents that are also known as field mice or meadow. They are capable enough to attack gardens and agricultural field to get some food. The most terrible thing to know about these tiny creatures is that they take very less time to invade your property and will not even leave any sign of their presence anywhere. They are fast enough that you cannot track their movements. Voles are smaller in size, they can grow somewhere up to 5 to 8 inches in length, and this range includes their tail as well. The baby voles can be observed to have a size around half dollar coin. The vole populations keep on rising and falling as per the environment where they live and availability of food. The control may usually depend upon deadly acts initiated by humans.
Homeowners that are already in trouble due to vole attacks are advised to look for some humane methods to get rid of these creatures. One of the best ideas is to do some habitat modification so that your garden and yard area do not appear friendly to the voles. Prefer to clean all the debris and fallen leaves from landscapes; these things are otherwise used by voles to create burrow lining and winter forage. The cleaning action will discourage these little critters from visiting your premises.
Votes are always curious to attack garden crop; their favorite collections are broccoli, leafy greens, tubers, bulbs, cauliflower, landscape plants as like dichondra, lilies and Brussel sprouts. If you have these things in your garden, voles will definitely love to visit again and again. If you are frustrated with their frequent visits and want to get permanent relief from their attack, you can take help from a hunter cat. But note as voles carry lots of harmful disease viruses such as rabies and feline leukemia etc. it is important to vaccinate your cat with some protective shots on time. While handling the pets and its toys, prefer to use protective gloves to avoid chances of disease transfer. One can also take help from owls and hawks to hunt voles, but this solution is not always feasible.
One of the most trustworthy solution to kill voles is using humane traps that ensure the instant death of the rodent. The market is loaded with such traps, and you can buy one at a budget-friendly price. The idea is to use a reliable bait that can attract voles towards traps; it can be bites of apple or some peanut butter. These rodents also like oatmeal and barley so you can have many options for bait. Prefer to set the trap in areas that are lesser populated by humans and are often visited by the voles. But the most terrible thing about using traps for killing voles is that you have to deal with the animal remains after their death. Most people find it difficult to handle. In such a situation, it is better to take help from professionals to deal with the rodents.
Neptune Beach 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 Professional Wildlife and Rodent Removal, any time of day, at 904-677-5812, for a price quote for Neptune Beach wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Neptune Beach, FL.