Wildlife Problems in Ocala

Ocala, FL, experiences two seasons: one dry and one wet. Temperature fluctuations from mild to freezing during the dry season and rainy season precipitation both drive wildlife pests to seek out the heat and shelter of local homes.

The Trouble with Bats

Insect-eating bats in the backyard help to control mosquito populations. However, a colony in the attic or a shed can do serious damage. droppings pile up quickly. The smell alone would be a problem, but bat guano also creates the perfect environment for harmful fungus to grow.

Squirrel Nests

While some Ocala squirrels are content to build their nests in trees, others seek more protection. The pests often choose attic or chimneys to keeps babies safe from predators. Unfortunately, a squirrel nests in the chimney is a fire hazard, and nesting rodents in the attic can lead to diseases and mite infestations.

Raccoons in the Yard

With their hand-like paws, raccoons can remove trash can lids, flip over grass sod, and enlarge holes in homes. The pests also frequently force their way into yards or under decks. A raccoon burrow under the porch can weaken structures and increase the risk of a surprise encounters with these pests.

Ocala Yard Pests

Other common wildlife species, like the eastern cottontail rabbit and the striped skunk , do damage outside rather than in the home. Rabbits strip trees of their bark and raid gardens, while skunks dig cone-shaped holes in lawns looking for grubs.


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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