Since the mid-1700s, the Treasure Coast of Florida has been made up of a series of cites, towns, and beautiful beaches. Unfortunately, these beautiful areas sometimes allow wildlife to get too close. We have been in business in the surrounding areas for over 20 years and have prided ourselves on superior quality workmanship, continuing wildlife education and the highest level of customer service. Many customers often experience issues with rats, raccoons, squirrels, opossums, armadillos, and a variety of bird species. Let's not forget the smaller guys, ants, spiders, palmetto bugs, roaches, fleas, mosquitos, termites, and more. Critter Control is your one stop shop to help keep your home a treasure.
Local Franchisee: Jason Sacco
Service Area: Roseland, Winter Beach, Sebastian, Orchid, Wabasso Beach, Wabasso, Fellsmere, Vero Beach, Ft. Pierce, St. Lucie West, White City, Port St. Lucie, Jensen Beach, Hutchinson Island, Rio, Palm City, Indiantown, Stuart, Sewall’s Point, Port Salerno, Hobe Sound, Jupiter Island.
Q&A with Local Franchisee Jason Sacco:
What are some of the most common wildlife issues that homeowners face in your area?
The Treasure Coast and surrounding areas have a variety of common wildlife issues we deal with regularly. It is common to receive calls for rats, mice, snakes, pigeons, armadillos, bats, raccoons, opossum, squirrels, and stinging insects.
How do the seasons affect wildlife activity in your area?
In the spring, we deal with snakes, bats, and rats. In summer brings more bats, snakes, raccoons, and many calls for raccoons with young in attics. Fall temperatures coincide with rodent breeding and home and business intrusion. Throughout winter, we see an increase in a variety of animals entering structures, including rats, squirrels, and bats.
Any prevention tips for residents in your area?
General maintenance such as keeping the grass mowed and landscaping away from homes and businesses will prevent many wildlife issues. Rodent baiting will certainly help control rodent populations that tend to be a major problem in these urban environments. Having a wildlife professional inspect and service the home or business on a regular basis will prevent many situations and can save customers from sometimes costly intrusions.
When should homeowners call Critter Control?
Immediately if they suspect they have an issue. Changes in smell in home and non-working floodlighting or other types of electrical features can indicate problems. It's not always the noise that gives away an animal intrusion. Many times we are able to prevent an intrusion and save the customer from repairs if we are called at first indication.
Pest & Wildlife Pressure in Treasure Coast/Ft. Pierce
Common Pests in Ft. Pierce
The numerous lakes, rivers, bays, and lagoons in the Treasure Coast support a range of wildlife pests. One of the major cities in the region, Ft. Pierce, FL, encounters pests commonly found throughout the area, including bats, birds, and snakes.
Bat and Bird Problems in the Treasure Coast
Thick forests and a humid climate mean that bats and birds can remain active for much of the year. As more Florida bats lose their natural roosting sites, they turn to homes and sheds for shelter. Waterfowl like geese and gulls can also cause issues in Ft. Pierce. Like bats, these pests leave behind excessive, foul-smelling droppings that can spread disease.
Venomous Snakes in Ft. Pierce
Six of the 44 snake species found in Florida are venomous. These dangerous reptiles see yards as ideal nesting grounds where they often rest under rocks or bask in the sun. Since the pests excel at camouflage, accidental conflicts with people can occur. When disturbed, a snake may bite to protect itself.