If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Port Charlotte 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 Port Charlotte, and I recommend the following:
VOLZ WILDLIFE & PEST SERVICE
Cell Phone: 941-623-4683
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Charlotte County Animal Services: (941) 833-5690
VOLZ WILDLIFE & PEST SERVICE 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 VOLZ WILDLIFE & PEST SERVICE 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 941-623-4683
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 Charlotte 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
VOLZ WILDLIFE & PEST SERVICE is a full-service Port Charlotte wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Port Charlotte pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. VOLZ WILDLIFE & PEST SERVICE 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.
Port Charlotte 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 Port Charlotte raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at VOLZ WILDLIFE & PEST SERVICE. 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 Port Charlotte 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 Port Charlotte 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 Port Charlotte 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 Port Charlotte pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Port Charlotte 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 Port Charlotte trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Port Charlotte 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. VOLZ WILDLIFE & PEST SERVICE does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by VOLZ WILDLIFE & PEST SERVICE. 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
. VOLZ WILDLIFE & PEST SERVICE
also provides dead animal removal in Port Charlotte. 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 Port Charlotte 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 Port Charlotte. And remember, we are a private business, not Charlotte County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (941) 833-5690.
Charlotte County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
VOLZ WILDLIFE & PEST SERVICE
Cell Phone: 941-623-4683
Port Charlotte Wildlife Tip #1:How to get rid of opossums without killing them
While the possum isn't really a dangerous animal, there were plenty of reasons why you don't want them around your property. These animals carry a large number of diseases and parasites, which can be extremely dangerous to your family, yourself, and your pets. This is why you want these animals away as quickly as possible.
Trying to keep them away may be a little easier than you would've thought. The truth is that you may not even know an opossum has been on your land because these are nocturnal creatures, coming out at night in a time where you may not even be aware that they are around. However, once you are aware that they are, keeping them away just requires some commonsense measures on your part.
It starts with making sure that you have some kind of fence structure around your yard that denies the animal its ability to get onto your property. As an extra measure, it is important that you bury the fence at least 12 inches below the surface of the ground. This will help to keep the animal from being able to dig its way underneath your fence to still gain access onto your property.
You also want to deny the animal any kind of food source. Possums are usually coming on to a person's land because they have found some kind of food to eat, so it is important that you do the simple things to keep them from coming around your land. This starts by making sure that your garbage can lid is securely fastened and not easy to get off. You should also remove out your pet's dish each night to make sure that the animal cannot get at it for food. You may also have to remove such things as birdfeeders, because seeds can be a tasty treat for an opossum in a pinch.
There are several commercial repellents that you can place around the property line of your land that can have some effectiveness as well. While these should not be the only deterrent you use, there were several brands on the market as well as some homemade options that you can create that are irritating enough to the possum's senses that it makes it so that these animals do not want to come around. A regular spraying of your yard with these compounds can really do the trick.
If you have a persistent possum that refuses to go away, then a great option may be to turn to a motion sensor. If it is hooked to either a light or to a sprinkler system, a motion sensor can do a lot in scaring away an opossum. These are nocturnal animals, meaning that they are wanting to be as far away from white as possible. Therefore, a motion sensor activating a bright floodlight can really scare off an opossum. You will also find that a sprinkler system Springwater at the animal will be equally as effective.
Port Charlotte 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 VOLZ WILDLIFE & PEST SERVICE, any time of day, at 941-623-4683, for a price quote for Port Charlotte wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Port Charlotte, FL.