If you have a problem with wildlife in your Smyrna 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 Smyrna Beach, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Volusia County Animal Services: 386-423-3888
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 Smyrna Beach wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Smyrna 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.
Smyrna 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 Smyrna 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 Smyrna 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 Smyrna 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 Smyrna 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 Smyrna Beach pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Smyrna 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 Smyrna Beach trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Smyrna 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 Smyrna 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 Smyrna 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 Smyrna 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 386-423-3888. 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.
Smyrna Beach Wildlife Tip #1:
What are molehills? Describe mole tunnels
Molehills are mounds of loose soil left in the surface as burrowing animal make their tunnels deep into the ground. They are found in areas where the animals are making new tunnels or where the old ones have been destroyed. It is commonly identified in gardens and lawn.
Animals that make molehills
Just because the name molehill has the name mole on it does not mean only moles cause them. There are other burrowing animals whose digging will result to formation of these molehills. Some of these animals include mole- rats, marsupial moles, kangaroo moles, and voles.
Describing the mole tunnels
Molehills result from soil excavated by an animal as it digs tunnels into the ground. The animal may not leave the tunnel as soon as it reaches it goals. In fact, some of these animals dig deeper and even make sub veins from the main tunnel. Below are some descriptions of the mole tunnel.
They are usually very deep, the animal digs too deep into the ground. Surprisingly, they do so in a very short period. The tunnel can go to as deep as 18inches into the ground within an hour.
They are characterized by mol hills on their opening - the tunnels are not left open. Conical mounds of loose soil cover their opening. The molehills may be intact or may have been destroyed by other animals such as the cows grazing or even human beings.
The tunnels are commonly found at the roots of crops - the roots hold the loose soil on top of the tunnel making molehills. They also prevent the tunnels from collapsing.
The molehills may also occur on top of the side veins - as the mole dig deep into the ground, they may form side veins. The burrowing of this side veins may result to pilling of mounds of loose soils forming sub molehills.
The mole tunnels usually occur in line according to their route of burrow - this is characterized by molehills occurring close to each other and they usually signify the route used by the animal to burrow.
They occur rapidly and mostly at night - the moles dig too deep into the ground. They do so very fast. You may plant grass in your garden just to find most of it uprooted by morning and molehills forming the larger part of your lawn. The moles mostly dig at night. Therefore, you keep finding more and more molehills in your lawn each morning.
Those are just but a few characteristics of molehills and mole tunnels. Upon identifying them, start the process of mole removal immediately before it is too late.
Smyrna 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 Smyrna Beach wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Smyrna Beach, FL.