Alachua Florida Wildlife Problems

With above-average rainfall all year, Alachua, FL, encounters harsh weather and hot, humid conditions that drive nuisance wildlife to look for shelter. Many pests, such as squirrels, bats, and raccoons, seek refuge inside homes and outbuildings.

Squirrels Inside Houses

Many Florida residents notice squirrels in their backyards. The rodents spend most of their time climbing trees and digging in lawns to bury food caches. However, a squirrel may use the roof to gain access to an attic, where the pests tear up insulation and chew on wiring.

Problems with Bat Droppings

With the advance of urban development, caves and other natural sites for bat colonies can be hard to find in areas like Alachua. As a result, these animals sometimes roost in wall voids and attics. In homes, their presence is more than a nuisance. Droppings that build up beneath bats can develop disease-causing mold.

Raccoon Diseases

Raccoons show up in Alachua neighborhoods as soon as they discover sources of meals or shelter. The pests typically raid garbage bins, bird feeders, and outdoor pet food bowls. Having these animals near a home increases the risk of dangerous parasites transmission or raccoon roundworm infection.

Florida Yard Disturbances

Homeowners in Alachua frequently spot wildlife on their lawns. A fox or coyote may enter yards to hunt for rodents and other small prey. Residents who give food handouts to foxes and coyotes often encourage them to linger in neighborhoods, which is dangerous for both people and pets.


We provide trapping & removal services for the following types of animals:

  • Armadillos
  • Badgers
  • Bats
  • Beavers
  • Bees
  • Birds
  • Blackbirds
  • Bobcats
  • Chipmunks
  • Coots
  • Coyotes
  • Crows
  • Deer
  • Ducks
  • Foxes
  • Geese
  • Gophers
  • Gulls
  • Hawks
  • Hornets
  • House Finches
  • Iguanas
  • Lizards
  • Magpies
  • Marmots
  • Mice
  • Moles
  • Muskrats
  • Norway Rats
  • Nutria
  • Opossums
  • Otters
  • Owls
  • Pack Rats
  • Peacocks
  • Pigeons
  • Porcupines
  • Prairie Dogs
  • Rabbits
  • Raccoons
  • Rats
  • Ravens
  • Roof Rats
  • Shrews
  • Skunks
  • Snakes
  • Sparrows
  • Squirrels
  • Starlings
  • Swallows
  • Turkeys
  • Turtles
  • Voles
  • Vultures
  • Weasels
  • Wild Hogs
  • Woodchucks
  • Woodpeckers


  • Animal Damage
  • Animal Droppings
  • Animal Noises
  • Animal Odor Removal
  • Animal Tracks in Yard
  • Animals on the Roof
  • Animals Under Homes & Porches
  • Bats in Homes
  • Bats in the Attic
  • Carcass Removal from Homes
  • Chimney Repairs
  • Dead Animal Removal
  • Humane Animal Trapping
  • Mice in Walls & Attics
  • Raccoon Trapping
  • Raccoons in Attic
  • Rats in Walls & Attics:
  • Seal Animal Entry Points in Homes
  • Skunk Control
  • Skunk Trapping
  • Skunks Under Heating Units
  • Squirrel Trapping
  • Squirrels in Attics
  • Squirrels in Homes
  • Venomous Snake Removal

Contact Critter Control of Gainesville: 1.800.274.8837(800.CRITTER)

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