Critter Control of Daytona Beach

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Daytona Beach has ecosystems only found in Florida. These attract wildlife of all kinds, including seashore birds, inland birds, native and non-native birds. The Fish and Wildlife Department gets numerous calls daily about local wildlife. Whether it's a marine animal stranded on a beach or an alligator roaming the neighborhood, wildlife can be a nuisance.

Most wildlife is fun to watch and encounter occasionally. However, some animals are starting to invade our peaceful neighborhoods. Some are invading our homes. Raccoons, skunks, opossums, armadillos, rats, mice, bats, and squirrels are growing in number. They are starting to outnumber humans. This population growth is forcing wildlife to seek food, water, and shelter in new places.

Some end up in your yard and your home. Call an expert wildlife control company to avoid a potential hospital visit for you or the animal to remove any nuisance animals from your property. Critter Control has a three-step process that involves inspection, removal, and repair. Please keep reading for examples of how our process works on the most common wildlife nuisances in Daytona Beach.

Critter Control Wildlife Removal Process

Critter Control is here for you every step of the way in the wildlife removal process. From inspection to removal—and even exclusion and repair—we have the services you need to get rid of raccoons, rodents, and other nuisances fast. First, we identify the animal on the property, then use humane methods to remove the animal and secure weak points where more could enter. If damage has been done, we can make those repairs for a complete restoration. Contact a Critter Control office near you today.
STEP 1

Wildlife Inspection

During the inspection we try to ascertain how many animals there are, where they are located, and how they got in. Based on what you have seen, heard and smelled, we start the inspection where you have noticed signs of animal activity. Evidence of animals inside your home include nests, dens, feces, and animal tracks. We investigate the exterior of your home looking for possible entry points, any evidence of animal damage, tracks, fur, animal waste, or rub marks.
STEP 2

Removal

We use several methods to humanely remove the animal from your home. Depending on the species, the number of animals, and the condition of your property, we develop a custom wildlife removal plan. Humane wildlife removal strategies include animal traps, one-way doors, and repellents. Once we guarantee all animals are gone, we implement exclusion techniques. Exclusion techniques provide a safe, long-term solution to nuisance wildlife in your home. We create barriers to prevent animals from getting to resources. We only apply exclusions once we are sure all animals are gone from your home.
STEP 3

Exclusion and Repair

Wildlife will damage your home. Exclusion techniques repair any damage the animal causes getting into your home. Inside your home, animals build nests and dens out of readily available material. They will create runs through the insulation. Rodents will gnaw on anything including electrical wires and pipes. Animals can also spread diseases. We apply sanitation agents to clean up feces and urine. Mammals can host pests like fleas, ticks, and mites. Ectoparasite treatments exterminate those pests so you don’t become their next host.

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Raccoon Removal

ure, Daytona Beach raccoons are cute with their little masks and striped tails. Observing them pick foods and wash them before they eat is cute too. What's not cute? The tipped garbage can and scattered trash, opened feed boxes, holes in your yard, and half-eaten crops in your garden.

Raccoons will eat just about anything, from junk food to small livestock if it's available. Raccoons are filthy creatures, leaving dirty streaks on places they enter, like your siding as they climb your chimney to enter your attic. Once inside, raccoons destroy insulation, ductwork, flooring, drywall, and any sentimental items they can find.

They like to poop near their nesting area so expect large piles of feces and urine in your attic, crawlspace, or under your deck. We can help you get rid of a raccoon invasion.

Inspection

Inspection

During the inspection, we determine the severity of the raccoon infestation. We look for physical evidence like footprints in or around the home, stains from raccoon feces and urine. On the exterior of the house, we look for damage like scratches on boards, broken vents and screens, ripped apart shingles, destroyed soffits, and every possible entry point.

Trapping & Removal

Trapping & Removal

Live trapping, or one-way doors are the most effective and humane way to remove raccoons. The choice of device is largely dependent on the season and location of the raccoons on your property. Direct capture is not commonly used because raccoons are a rabies vector species. If we must trap, we place traps strategically to safely catch the raccoons and we check traps frequently, based on state laws.
Repairs

Repairs

We provide a wide range of repair and restoration services. We can repair raccoon damage like broken screens on vents and chimneys and broken boards on decks and porches. It is essential to apply cleaning agents and ectoparasite treatments on areas inhabited by raccoons.

Rat and Mice Pest Control

Daytona Beach is overrun with rats and mice. Common mice include the Beach, Cotton, and House mice. Rats include the Rice, Gambian Pouch, and roof rats. Mice can fit through a hole the size of a quarter and rats the size of a golf ball; it's likely one has entered your home at some point.

They reproduce a lot, having multiple litters a year, all of which could be living on your property. Rats tend to burrow in holes outdoors or under your home. Mice love the indoors and will use any entry to get inside and build a nest.

Signs of rodent activity inside your home include poop droppings and chew marks on wood, wires, carpet, or walls. You may also notice boxes in your pantry with gnaw marks and food scattered around the cabinet. You may also catch sight of one when you flip on the kitchen light in the middle of the night for a snack. You scream, and it runs back to its nest. The rodent control pros at Critter Control can find that nest and get rid of your rodent problem.

Inspection

Inspection

During a rodent inspection, we thoroughly inspect your attic and provide a complete exterior home inspection. The most common signs of rodent activity are gnaw marks, feces, rub marks, nesting material, runs in insulation material, and small entry points.

Rodent Trapping

Rodent Trapping

A Critter Control wildlife specialist will create a strategic trapping plan to remove the rodents found in your home. Critter Control specialists may use snap traps and live traps to capture and remove mice and rats. 
Repairs

Repairs

The best way to reduce the possibility of letting unwanted rodents into homes is to seal possible entrances. Exclusion methods include caulking cracks in foundations, capping chimneys, and installing mesh covers over vents and crawl space entrances. We also strongly recommend a maintenance service. Rodents have front teeth that continuously grow, which means they can gnaw a new way back into your home.

Squirrel Removal

Squirrel watching is a thing in Daytona Beach. We can see the fox and gray squirrels in action all day, every day. They collect seeds, fruits, nuts, bark, leaves, and many other items to store for the winter months. Squirrels can fit large apples in their cheeks.

It's where they store their collections that is a problem. When possible, a squirrel will use your attic, walls, or ceilings as a hiding spot. Suppose they are getting ready to give birth to a litter of baby squirrels. In that case, they will build a nest in your home using your insulation, drywall, wallpaper, clothing, carpet, and anything else accessible.

Squirrels are gnawers and will destroy wires, wood boards and beams, and ductwork. Outside your home, squirrels will raid your garden, dig holes in your yard to store treasures, and scratch your siding as they hurry up and down. We can limit the squirrel activity on your property.

Inspection

Inspection

Wildlife specialists look for signs such as chewing on, in, or around your home, small openings leading to the attic or the crawl space, droppings, and debris like nuts or nesting material. Beams, wires, pipes, and insulation may all show signs of damage from squirrels.

Trapping & Removal

Trapping & Removal

Live trapping or one-way doors are the most effective and humane ways to get rid of squirrels. One-way doors should never be used during birthing seasons (Spring & Fall), so our specialists will decide which is the best tool for the job. If we have to trap, we place traps strategically to safely catch the squirrels and check those according to state laws.
Repairs

Repairs

We can restore your home or office by squirrel proofing all entry points after we have removed the offenders. We can also clean-up the nesting sites and remove any debris, food, feces and soiled insulation. 

Bat Removal

Bats are beneficial wildlife on the protected species list. We need bats, all of them, from the evening bat to the Brazilian free-tailed bat. They eat thousands of insects every night. Eating so much leads to their one downfall, bat guano, and urine. Bats go to the bathroom often, even when they sleep, letting their poop and pee run all over their bodies. Their fur is covered in guano and urine, making them filthy. They even leave black smudges on anything their fur touches, including your siding.

Bats can be loud and annoying at night but not nearly as irritating as their smelly poop and pee. It is so strong because it contains uric acid and grows mold. Do not try to get rid of bats yourself. It's not worth the risk. The mold that grows on guano, if inhaled by humans, can lead to respiratory diseases like histoplasmosis.

Call the experts to handle your bat removal needs.

Inspection

Inspection

We perform a full interior and exterior inspection and search for signs such as rub marks, guano, a strong scent of ammonia, and small openings. The most common sign is the accumulation of guano (feces).

Bat Removal

Bat Removal

The most effective and humane way to remove bats is by utilizing a bat valve in conjunction with a full home exclusion. A bat valve allows for bats to exit your home but not re-enter. We follow all local ordinances for humane bat removal. We will never abandon flightless pups in your attic.
Repairs

Repairs

After removing the bat valves, we seal the entrance hole(s) so bats can no longer enter your home. If there is substantial guano in your attic, you should consider taking advantage of our attic remediation services to remove the soiled insulation and replace it.

Snake Removal from House

Most snakes are harmless. They are just like every other animal, searching for food and shelter. Some may find refuge in your attic, crawlspaces, basements, or in woodpiles lying around your property. It's not that unusual for a snake to curl up under the hood of your car where it is warm.

It's essential you know how to identify a snake in Daytona Beach. Learn the difference between diamonds, stripes, crossbands, blotches, and rings.

Snakes don't cause much damage to your home or property. They can even eat the rodents, which may be annoying you. However, most people are fearful of snakes. The sight of one often brings on screaming, jumping, running, and more screaming. That's okay. It's a common reaction.

We don't want you to be fearful while at home, so give us a call if you spot a snake inside or outside your home.

Inspection

Inspection

In addition to noting any pungent odors that signal the presence of a skunk, we will inspect the condition of your landscaping, as skunks are known for tearing-up lawns and shredding grass while hunting for grubs and insects. We will also inspect the perimeter of your building's foundations and under decks, to locate burrows.
 

Trapping and Removal

Trapping and Removal

Never try to remove a skunk from your property yourself. Getting sprayed is a very unpleasant experience. Furthermore, these animals may carry diseases that can spread to humans and pets, such as rabies. Our specialists will use live traps to capture and remove skunks for you, or they'll use a one-way exclusion device to evict skunks from their harborage areas. The most effective ways to control a skunk problem is exclusion and habitat modification.
Skunk Control

Skunk Control

The most effective ways to control a skunk problem is exclusion and habitat modification. Methods like sealing foundation gaps, replacing and screening broken foundation vents and installing hardware cloth (rat walls) around unprotected sheds and decks are the most effective and permanent ways to keep skunks out.
We recommend keeping pet food inside and securing any trash bins.
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Wildlife Q&As with owner Jody O'Dell

What are some of the most common wildlife issues that homeowners face in Daytona Beach?

Most common nuissance wildlife is roof rats, then raccoons.

How do the seasons affect wildlife activity in Florida?

Seasons in Daytona Beach, FL, fall into one of two categories: hot and wet or warm and dry. These conditions make it easy for wildlife pests to remain active all year. Breeding and birthing seasons have stretched out to nearly year-round, with a lull in middle of the summer, although we occasionally see baby raccoons in the summer.

What are some common signs of nuisance wildlife activity?

The most common sign of wildlife is strange sounds in your attic, on your roof, or within your walls. Rat droppings are also a common sign. 

Any prevention tips for residents in your area?

You can't keep animals off your roof, but you can keep them out of your roof. If it's vulnerable, and 8 out of 10 roofs are, there will be a rat in it. It's never too late to protect it.

When should homeowners call Critter Control?

Don't wait until you hear an animal in your ceiling. Call Critter Control immediately. Most people won't even hear the animal. Sometimes when you finally hear an animal in the attic, the attic is already compromised.

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