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Wildlife Removal Services in Broward County

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.

What are the Major Wildlife Removal Concerns in Fort Lauderdale, Florida?

Ft. Lauderdale is a coastal city of more than 180,000 residents. The city is well-known as a desirable place to call home and visit as a tourist searching for sun and sand; it also provides the perfect climate for a wide variety of wildlife. While many people enjoy viewing the area’s wild animals, plenty of residents and business owners find themselves occasionally encountering nuisance raccoons, squirrels, snakes, and opossums, to name a few, and require the assistance of a Critter Control wildlife specialist.

Raccoon Removal

Raccoons are not only intelligent but have great appetites. In Florida, they feed on a variety of things, including fruits, plants, eggs, crustaceans—and, of course, trash. Ft. Lauderdale is home to plenty of raccoons that will pay nightly visits to easy-to-access garbage bins in search of food. If you find one or more raccoons on your property, your first instinct may be to chase them away. Instead, stay inside, stay safe, and call your local Critter Control office. Raccoons in the Ft. Lauderdale area have been known to carry rabies and attack people.

Inspection: Your Critter Control specialist will look for signs such as footprints on, in, or around your home, large openings leading to the attic or crawl space, and raccoon poop. We will also take note of scattered trash and pet food.

Removal: Again, raccoons should only be captured and removed by a trained professional. We will remove all raccoons from your property with a humane trap.

Repairs: Once all raccoons are safely removed, the specialist will seal all entry points to prevent future entry. In addition, if the raccoons made their way inside your home, we will clean and disinfect the affected areas.

Rat and Mice Removal

Like most cities, Ft. Lauderdale has its fair share of rodent problems. Wherever you find plenty of people creating plenty of food sources, you’re most likely also going to find one—or many more—rodents. In the Ft. Lauderdale area, roof rats are the predominant species of rodents. These animals can cause quite a bit of damage, and spread disease. If you notice rodents on your property, please contact your local Critter Control office. We’ll make sure all rodents are removed and stay away from your home or business.

Inspection: Our technician will look for the most common signs of rodent activity, including chewing, droppings, rub marks, nesting material, and small entry points.

Removal: When it comes to eradicating a rodent problem, our wildlife specialists create a strategic trapping plan to remove the rodents found in your home or business. We will determine the type of trap, number of traps, and type of bait that will best help us remove all rodents from your property.

Repairs: Once we’ve removed all rats and/or mice, our technician will repair any entry points on your home and clean up the mess left behind and disinfect the area.

Squirrel Removal

Florida is home to three species of squirrels—the eastern gray squirrel, the fox squirrel, and the southern flying squirrel. Ft. Lauderdale home and business owners are quite accustomed to the sight of squirrels everywhere. However, when one or more get too close to your property, they can become quite a nuisance. Although it is legal to hunt squirrels between October and March in the state of Florida, please do not try to remove nuisance squirrels yourself; instead, contact Critter Control for assistance.

Inspection: Squirrels can leave plenty of evidence that they’ve taken up residence inside your home. Our technician will make note of chew marks in or around your home, small openings leading to the attic or the crawl space, droppings, and debris like nuts or nesting material.

Removal: Our wildlife professional will determine the most effective and humane way to remove squirrels from your property. The most common methods used are live trapping, one-way doors, deterrent, and direct capture.

Repairs: After all squirrels have been removed, we will seal up all entry points and clean up any debris left behind.

Bat Removal

Bats are an essential part of Florida’s ecosystem, serving critical roles such as pest controllers and pollinators. Thirteen bat species reside in the state of Florida, including the big brown bat, tricolored bat, and Brazilian free-tailed bat. While spotting a bat inside your home can be unsettling, please do not try to remove one yourself. Improper removal techniques are unsafe for both humans and bats. In addition, you cannot remove a bat without a permit in Florida between April 15 to August 15.

Inspection: Your Critter Control specialist will make note of one of the most common signs of a bat infestation-- bat feces, or guano, accumulating on walls and floors.

Removal: We will remove all bats safely and humanely with a bat valve, which allows for bats to exit your home but not re-enter. The bat removal process typically takes 3-7 days.

Repairs: Once all bats have left your property, we will seal up all entry points. Please leave cleaning up all guano to your Critter Control specialist, who will use a respirator to remove the mess safely.

Snake Removal

Florida, like many southern coastal cities, has plenty of snakes. In fact, there are 44 snake species in the state. While many may appear threatening, only six of the 44 are venomous. Four of the six venomous snakes are found in south Florida-- eastern diamondback and pygmy rattlesnakes, cottonmouths, and coral snakes. If you encounter a snake on your property, please do not try to remove it yourself, especially if it is venomous, as snake bites can be quite harmful to humans.

Inspection: Your Critter Control specialist will inspect your home for entry points and also make a note of any rodent infestations as rodents are often a food source for snakes. In addition, dark, damp places in yards such as piles of lumber, discarded tires, and loose rocks all make suitable hiding places for snakes.

Removal: After inspection, your specialist will decide on the best solution for your property, including using live traps and direct capture methods to remove all snakes.

Repairs: In addition to sealing up entry points, your specialist may also advise that you keep tall grasses trimmed and eliminate rock or lumber piles.

Iguana Control

The green iguana population is a problem in South Florida. Their abundance is causing problems for home and business owners. Because they primarily feed on crickets, worms, leaves, and flowers, they can destroy landscapes looking for a meal. Digging underground can accidentally destroy piping, water supplies, and electricity systems. They like to dig under foundations and pavement, making structures, driveways, and roads unstable.

At an average of thirty pounds and three to four feet long, their presence cannot be ignored, especially if they decide to explore the interior of your home. Trying to remove an iguana poses some problems, like their tails falling off when grabbed since it can regrow later. There is some good news. They don’t usually travel in packs, and Critter Control can help get rid of iguanas in your home.

Inspection: Our experts will inspect the location of the iguana to determine how to remove it and identify any damages to your property.
Removal: We use safe and humane traps when necessary. Often, iguanas can be directed away from your property. They don’t typically want to interact with humans and will go in a different direction when approached. If backed into a corner or if they feel threatened, they may attack. Keeping them away with exclusion methods is a priority.
Repair: Exclusion techniques we encourage include removing the protective cover from your yard, removing plants iguanas like to eat, and installing metal barriers around tree trunks to prevent climbing.
 

Cane Toad Removal

Cane toads are an invasive species. Some may know it as the bufo, giant, or marine toad. At about six inches long, they are small but can weigh up to three pounds. Cane toads are often seen around homes and buildings and near all water sources since they breed year-round in standing water.

Cane toads can spit out a toxin chemical when threatened. If your pet bites one, it could be poisoned by the iguana’s venom. Cane toads are not to be eaten by humans. Those who have tried have experienced dire consequences. They prey on vegetation, insects, small birds, frogs, and other reptiles. Cane toads have also been known to favor meal scraps and pet feed.

We can help you control the cane toad population on your property.

Inspection: We look for all water sources, even the less obvious ones, attracting cane toads to your property. Where there are water sources, there are breeding toads and all types of prey to keep them well fed.
Removal: Safety is critical when removing cane toads. We have the proper safety gloves and tools to capture and remove them if necessary. Most of our focus is on exclusion to prevent future cane toad invasions. There may be times when removing the strings of cane toad eggs found in water sources is beneficial.
Repair: Exclusion methods include installing mesh fencing around your property. Also, turn off outdoor lights at night. They attract insects that the toads like to eat. Clear your yard of debris and other sources that attract insects and small rodents, like livestock manure or pet food not properly stored. If necessary, there are applications we can apply to prevent the return of cane toads.
 

How Professional Wildlife Control Services Can Help You

Removing nuisance wildlife from one’s home is no small task. Instead of taking it on yourself, leave the capture and removal of raccoons, squirrels, bats, and other unwanted critters in or around your home to a trained professional from Critter Control of Ft. Lauderdale. How can we help?

  • Experts know wild animals are unpredictable and have the expertise to remove them safely.
  • Service providers have the proper tools and equipment on hand—put away your broom or shovel.
  • Tracking down every animal inside your home takes skill. Where there’s one, there may be a lot more.
  • All animals will be handled with care and respect.
  • Clean-up involves more than removing an animal and its leftover mess—thorough decontamination is just as necessary.

Why Chose Critter Control

  • Critter Control wildlife technicians are the most degreed and best-trained in the industry. We understand the wildlife issues specific to the Ft. Lauderdale area.
  • We perform a complete inspection of your property. Resolving a nuisance wildlife issue requires more than trapping one or more animals. We examine your home or business to find the source of the problem.
  • Our services include repairing the damage. We’ll seal all entry points and make the structural repairs to your property. Our goal is to make sure the animals stay away long after we leave.

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By County: Broward County

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