If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Ocala 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 Ocala, and I recommend the following:
Superior Wildlife Services
Cell Phone: 386-269-1860
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Marion County Animal Services: 352-873-7387
Superior Wildlife Services 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 Superior Wildlife Services 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 386-269-1860
to discuss your critter problem and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment.
When hiring a company to solve your wild animal problem, you want these features:
- Specializes in wildlife removal, not pest control
- Fully Florida and Marion County licensed and insured
- Works 7 days per week (critters don't take weekends off)
- Performs full building inspections: enters and inspects attic
- Performs exclusion repairs, with guarantee against animal re-entry
- Offers cleanup of biohazardous wildlife waste
Superior Wildlife Services is a full-service Ocala wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Ocala pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Superior Wildlife Services 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.
Ocala 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 Ocala raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Superior Wildlife Services. 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 Ocala 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 Ocala 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 Ocala 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 Ocala pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Ocala 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 Ocala trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Ocala 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. Superior Wildlife Services does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Superior Wildlife Services. 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
. Superior Wildlife Services
also provides dead animal removal in Ocala. 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 Ocala 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 Ocala. And remember, we are a private business, not Marion County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at 352-873-7387.
Marion County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Superior Wildlife Services
Cell Phone: 386-269-1860
Ocala Wildlife Tip #1:
How to capture a skunk that lives in my house - If a skunk is living in your house, it has to enter the building through a hole. Your first goal in skunk removal will be to locate all entry and exit holes for the animal. If you leave one undiscovered it could mean unsuccessful skunk trapping. Now that you've found all the skunk openings, you need to begin the hunt for some heavy rocks to close off all but one. At the last remaining opening, you will install a barrier fence that allows the skunk to leave. Taper this fence toward a cage trap, creating a tunnel effect. If the skunk wants to leave, it has no choice but to enter the cage trap. To ease the skunk's wary mind, make sure the trap is as steady as possible. Most wild animals will shy away from something that wobbles underfoot. You will also want to cover the trap with a tarp if you aren't using one with solid sides. Because the skunk is going to be funneled into the trap, using bait isn't necessary, though it may make your life a little easier. You can use marshmallows or wet cat food, but stay away from the cat food if there are hungry cats about.
Ocala Wildlife Tip #2:
Skunk in the yard will it leave on its own - Most of the time, a skunk in the yard will leave on its own. If you live near the woods, or even if you just live in a relatively rural area, you are going to see the occasional skunk. The only way to get around it is to install a sturdy perimeter fence. Aside from that, there is no reason to be alarmed by a skunk in your yard. If you investigate long enough, you can probably identify the reason the animal arrived and fix it. Maybe you left your trash out overnight without putting it in a can. That's all it takes for a skunk to smell its way into your yard. Because of the potential for critters to come looking for food, a good way to protect yourself from frequent visits is to make sure there are no edible items lingering around your property. This means no pet food on the porch; no unprotected vegetable garden; no fallen fruit from trees; no compost piles; no gooey bird seed. While eliminating most food sources will keep skunks at bay, it still won't eliminate them all together.
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 Superior Wildlife Services, any time of day, at 386-269-1860, for a price quote for Ocala wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Ocala, FL.