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Wildlife Control Services in Gainesville

Wild Animal Removal

Safe, humane removal of nuisance animals and pests from your home or property.

Wildlife Exclusion & Prevention

Reliable prevention from future animal intrusions in your home.

Wildlife Remediation

Professional and permanent repairs to entry points, insulation, and damage from animal urine or feces.

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Wildlife Removal in Gainesville with Micha Tolle

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

Rodents, raccoons, bats, and squirrels.

How do the seasons affect wildlife activity around Gainesville and Ocala?

We're busy in the fall and winter months. Business dips in the heat of the summer months of June, July, and August.

What are some common signs of nuisance wildlife activity?

Hearing noises in attics, finding droppings, or hearing scratching noises in the home.

Any prevention tips for residents in Florida?

Trim trees away from home, and have a professional inspect your property for wildlife activity.

When should homeowners call Critter Control?

When you first hear noises, see damage, notice droppings, or smell odors in your home or business.

Wildlife Problems in Gainesville, FL

Gainesville, Florida, is one of the most populated cities in north-central Florida, making it an attractive home for pests. Critters like rats, mice, raccoons, squirrels, and opossums are attracted to the food and shelter provided by man-made structures. These pests often force their way into homes and businesses in the area, where they damage property and spread disease.


While Florida is home to 13 species of bats, the most common in the Gainesville area are the Brazilian free-tailed, southeastern, and evening bats. The University of Florida, located in Gainesville, has two of the world's largest occupied bat houses, where these animals routinely roost.
Bats play a large part in a healthy ecosystem, but once indoors, they can be a dangerous nuisance. Bats commonly roost in home attics or walls. If a bat intrusion is not quickly addressed, they will leave piles of feces that cause foul odors and create favorable conditions for health-hazardous mold. 


Raccoons are highly adaptable, thriving in a variety of habitats, including the urban environment of Gainesville. Florida's combination of agrarian and metropolitan areas creates a steady food supply that sustains an abundance of pests including raccoons.
Raccoons can become overly familiar with properties and start living in attics and crawl spaces or under mobile homes and decks. They do this when an entry point has not been properly covered or maintained. Torn screens or soffits, open chimneys, or broken windows are common sources of intrusions. The presence of raccoons is troublesome because they can carry diseases such as rabies and distemper, and they can become aggressive if cornered or threatened.

Eastern Gray Squirrels

While there are many squirrel species found in Florida, the eastern gray squirrel is the most common in Gainesville. These pests are typically gray or brown in color with white underbellies and bushy tails. They feed on nuts, fruit, insects, tree bark, and bird feeders. Though they naturally nest in the forks of trees, gray squirrels will retreat to attics when they can find an opening.

Aside from bothering homeowners with chattering, squeaking, and clawing in the walls, the pests may also breed indoors. Though litters only contain two to six squirrels, they can cause significant damage to the structural integrity of homes. From gnawing on wires, drywall, and air ducts to ripping up insulation, gray squirrels are very destructive.

If you suspect you have a wildlife intrusion on your residential or commercial property, contact our professionals at Critter Control of Gainesville today!

Critter Control of Gainesville

Critter Control provides professional wildlife control services in Gainesville, Florida. With more than 30 years of experience, we are a licensed team of wildlife specialists trained in the most advanced control techniques in the industry. Our top priorities are the safety of our customers and the humane removal of nuisance animals, including bats, raccoons, squirrels, and more. Critter Control of Gainesville also specializes in wildlife exclusion and damage repair.

If you have an intrusion on your residential or commercial property, it’s important to call the professionals at Critter Control of Gainesville as soon as possible.

Serving the following locations:

By County: Alachua County, Marion County

  • Alachua
  • Archer
  • Belleview
  • Candler
  • Dunnellon
  • Earleton
  • Fairfield
  • Hawthorne
  • High Springs
  • Island Grove
  • La Crosse
  • McIntosh
  • Micanopy
  • Newberry
  • Ocala Ridge
  • Reddick
  • Silver Springs
  • Waldo
For Wildlife Control Near You, Call: (352) 372-3922
This franchise is independently licensed and operated by GHP Services, Inc, dba Critter Control of Gainesville.
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