If you have a problem with wildlife in your St. Petersburg 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 St. Petersburg, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Pinellas County Animal Services: (727) 582-2600
All Pro Wildlife, LLC 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 All Pro Wildlife, LLC 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 (813) 404-7033 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:
All Pro Wildlife, LLC is a full-service St. Petersburg wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular St. Petersburg pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. All Pro Wildlife, LLC 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.
St. Petersburg 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 St. Petersburg raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at All Pro Wildlife, LLC. 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 St. Petersburg 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 St. Petersburg 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 St. Petersburg 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 St. Petersburg pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is St. Petersburg 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 St. Petersburg trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a St. Petersburg 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. All Pro Wildlife, LLC does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by All Pro Wildlife, LLC. 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. All Pro Wildlife, LLC also provides dead animal removal in St. Petersburg. 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 St. Petersburg 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 St. Petersburg. And remember, we are a private business, not Pinellas County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (727) 582-2600. Pinellas 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.
St. Petersburg Wildlife Tip #1:
What is the best way to remove squirrels from attic - the pros and cons of doing it yourself - It would make sense to try and remove the wild animal you have living in your home or yard in the easiest and cheapest way possible - no one would argue against you about this. However, although there are ways that you will be able to catch this critter alone, it is always a wise choice to hire the assistance of a professional to make life a little easier. Should you decide to trap this squirrel on your own, you are going to want to look up the pros and cons of doing so-
The pros: It could be cheaper to do things by yourself, especially if you do your research and buy the right materials. Also, once you have done your research and bought all the materials necessary, you will be perfectly set for catching another wild animal, as well as another squirrel, should they dare to set foot on your land again!
Now for the cons: In the long run, you could end up paying much more by doing this alone than what you would have ended up paying to hire a professional. You could buy the wrong traps, the wrong bait, waste time and money on researching and buying those commercially sold products that are designed to repel... There is no guarantee that you would get the job done as well as the professionals could have done. You won't have the entire knowledge necessary to not only trap, but also to avoid the animals from coming back again. Would you even know what to do with an squirrel once you have caught it? The professionals do - you should probably just leave it to them!
St. Petersburg Wildlife Tip #2:
Skunk catchers - If you have a skunk that is harassing you and your family, there are ways to take care of the situation on your own. You can go down to the garden center and pick up a critter trap. With some research, setting it up in the yard might just do the trick. You will, of course, have to think about handling the cage afterward and then driving the animal to a relocation area. If this doesn't sit well with you, there is a much more efficient option: Hire a professional. The nice thing about a professional wildlife company is that you, the homeowner, can remain hands-free. The agency will come to your home and tour the property, identifying all the problem areas and making recommendations. They will also detail the plan for catching the skunk and make sure you understand the process. More likely than not, a professional company will also have the proper equipment to set up, eliminating the need for you to go out and buy anything. Best of all, when it comes time to relocate the animal, the expert will already have tried and true relocation areas, or the skunk will be humanely euthanized.
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 All Pro Wildlife, LLC, any time of day, at (813) 404-7033, for a price quote for St. Petersburg wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in St. Petersburg, FL.