If you have a problem with wildlife in your Pine Island 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 Pine Island, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Lee County Animal Services: 239-533-7387
Nuisance Wildlife Rangers 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 Nuisance Wildlife Rangers 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 239-829-5374 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:
Nuisance Wildlife Rangers is a full-service Pine Island wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Pine Island pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Nuisance Wildlife Rangers 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.
Pine Island 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 Pine Island raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Nuisance Wildlife Rangers. 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 Pine Island 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 Pine Island 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 Pine Island 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 Pine Island pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Pine Island 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 Pine Island trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Pine Island 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. Nuisance Wildlife Rangers does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Nuisance Wildlife Rangers. 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. Nuisance Wildlife Rangers also provides dead animal removal in Pine Island. 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 Pine Island 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 Pine Island. And remember, we are a private business, not Lee County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at 239-533-7387. Lee 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.
Pine Island Wildlife Tip #1:
DO SQUIRRELS KILL MICE, RATS OR BIRDS?
Squirrels are probably the most loved of all woodland creatures, their cute faces, bushy tails and easy interaction with humans makes them irresistible to most people.
Squirrels mainly live in small nests up in the trees, where they can be safe from predators and can secure their stashes of seeds, nuts, roots, insects and fruits for the coming winter months. They also sometimes bury their nuts and seeds in holes in the ground, if left there long enough; the seed will sprout and no longer be a viable food source for the squirrel. It will have to look somewhere else.
When food is scarce, squirrels will not hesitate to raid bird's nests, eating eggs, chicks and even mother birds that it finds. Squirrels have very sharp claws and large front teeth that can be used for breaking open nuts and acorns, or if needed, hunting small prey. Squirrels have been known to kill mice, small rats and small to medium sized birds. Since they are such great climbers, being able to climb vertically up and down almost any surface, reaching a bird's nest high up in a tree is no problem at all. They are also incredible at burrowing and digging, meaning access to mice and rat dens is also not a problem for a squirrel.
Another factor that helps the squirrel become an unsuspected predator is their fearlessness. Squirrels are quite trusting and can be seen eating directly from a human's hand, they are not easily scared and facing other small mammals is not a problem when it comes to survival.
Some squirrels have been known to eat other squirrels. Gray squirrels, which tend to be quite big, can easily kill another grey squirrel or even baby squirrels if food is very scarce, and have no qualms whatsoever about cannibalism.
Although they are seed lovers, squirrels will not die of hunger if their favorite food is scarce and can be quite omnivorous if need be. They have been known to even eat carrion and take meat from dead animals hunted by bigger predators. In urban settings, squirrels will scavenge through garbage if necessary and will eat anything they can find. From pizza leftovers to discarded pieces of chicken, a squirrel will not hesitate to eat it if it is an available food source when others are scarce.
Most squirrels will prefer small insects and occasionally small mice or birds as a regular diet. They love eggs, mushrooms, buds and fruits. They will gladly take peanuts from a human's hand and can be seen carrying off popcorn, bread and sunflower seed to be stashed away for the later. But if food is scarce and hunting is necessary for survival, a squirrel will not back away from eating birds, rats and mice.
Pine Island 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 Nuisance Wildlife Rangers, any time of day, at 239-829-5374, for a price quote for Pine Island wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Pine Island, FL.