Wildlife Problems in Lake City​

With plentiful lakes, ponds, and wetlands, Lake City, FL, sustains a large wildlife population. In addition to natural wonders, the area provides food and shelter for animals in neighborhoods. Some pests have learned to seek out these resources, coming into conflict with people.

Reoccurring Bat Issues

Bats are creatures of habit. These animals often return to the same roosts in yards and homes unless property owners take steps to deter them. Since most Florida bat species can live between 10 and 12 years, an infestation is unlikely to go away on its own. State laws protect bats from undue harassment, so consult pest professionals for humane exclusion.

Squirrels Outdoors and Inside

Squirrels in Florida strip the bark from tree branches, which can leave lasting damage. The pests also climb along power lines to drop onto the roofs of Lake City homes. A squirrel will do whatever it takes to get into an attic, whether that means crawling through broken vent or enlarging holes in soffits and roofing.

Messy Raccoons

Raccoons benefit from urban development in Lake City because it gives them easy access to food. The pests' scavenging habits often put them at odds with residents, as a raccoon will tip over garbage cans, scatter trash across the yard, or damage gardens to reach a meal.

Other Pests in Lake City

Nimble climbers, roof rats prefer living high off the ground in areas like ceiling voids. When they come down to search for a meal, the animals contaminate surfaces and spread diseases through their waste. In Florida yards, armadillos create their own problems. The pests leave behind unsightly holes when they dig for insects.


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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