If you have a problem with wildlife in your Ormond 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 Ormond Beach, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Volusia County Animal Services: 386-248-1777
A+ Animal Solutions 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 A+ Animal Solutions 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 386-957-9426 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:
A+ Animal Solutions is a full-service Ormond Beach wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Ormond Beach pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. A+ Animal Solutions 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.
Ormond 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 Ormond Beach raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at A+ Animal Solutions. 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 Ormond 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 Ormond 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 Ormond 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 Ormond Beach pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Ormond 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 Ormond Beach trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Ormond 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. A+ Animal Solutions does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by A+ Animal Solutions. 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. A+ Animal Solutions also provides dead animal removal in Ormond 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 Ormond 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 Ormond Beach. And remember, we are a private business, not Volusia County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at 386-248-1777. Volusia 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.
Ormond Beach Wildlife Tip #1:
How to get rid of coyote
Coyote likes to live in the wilderness but due to human encroachment, they have ended up invading human habitats. They are a major threat to your farm animals as they are carnivores and feed on farm animals like sheep and chicken. Therefore, removal is a major requirement as soon as you identify one in your yard.
Why evict coyote
Coyotes are very problematic. For one, they make a lot of noise when you are trying to sleep. Coyotes howl when they are feeling lonely. The howl sounds like a small child or an endangered animal and it is very loud. Their howl gives many people sleepless nights. They may prey on your farm animals because coyotes are carnivores. They may end up feeding on your sheep, chicken or any other farm animal. They can carry diseases; just like any other wild animal coyotes are vectors of diseases. It might be transmitted to you by a mare bite or even contact with its droppings. Finally, they can be a threat to your pet. A coyote may end up hurting your pet or even spreading illnesses to them.
Getting rid of coyote
To avoid all the above you need to remove the animal as soon as you learn of its invasion to your yard. If it has not invaded it yet, apply measures to prevent it from doing so. Here are some tips to successful prevention and exclusion.
Installing a fence - if coyote has not invaded your yard yet, installing a fence is the best method. Make sure that the fence is high up and deep into the ground. This is because; coyote can easily jump over the fence. You can also consider installing, electric repellants. They will sprinkle water on it as soon as it approaches the fence and hence keep off.
Using motion detectors - as soon as coyote approaches your yard, its motion will be detected. Within no time the motion detector will produce sounds like those of its predator. The coyote will get scared and hence keep off your house.
Keep your yard less attractive - put your farm animals in their respective shelters. Do not allow your pets to roam outside at night freely. Dispose garbage appropriately, lit dark areas in your yard among others.
Trapping - you can trap the coyote and relocate it to several miles away from your yard. Life traps are mostly prescribed. You can also consider using a paw hold trap and then leave the animal to wildlife authority to relocate it.
Coyote can be very problematic. To prevent suffering major loses, excluding them from your yard by using any of the above measure is the only way out.
Ormond 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 A+ Animal Solutions, any time of day, at 386-957-9426, for a price quote for Ormond Beach wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Ormond Beach, FL.