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Critter Control is here for you every step of the way in the wildlife removal process. From inspection to removal—and even exclusion and repair—we have the services you need to get rid of raccoons, rodents, and other nuisances fast. First, we identify the animal on the property, then use humane methods to remove the animal and secure weak points where more could enter. If damage has been done, we can make those repairs for a complete restoration. Contact a Critter Control office near you today.

What Are the Major Wildlife Removal Concerns in Central Florida?

According to Central Florida’s administrative codes, nuisance wildlife is defined as animals that cause property damage or act as if they are about to cause damage. Also, if the animal seems as if it poses a threat to the public or causes an annoyance inside or outside a house or building, it is a nuisance.

In Central Florida, we have many nuisance wildlife. Between our weather, numerous water resources, and numerous wooded habitats, we attract native and non-native animals, including snakes, bats, native and migratory birds, armadillos, raccoons, rats, mice, squirrels, skunks, and opossums.

There may be times when local wildlife invades your property and causes destruction. Calling a wildlife control expert to eliminate the nuisance wildlife ensures safety for you and the animal.

Critter Control completes a thorough inspection before we remove the animal. We use safe and humane methods to trap animals if necessary. We implement exclusion methods, so you don’t have future nuisance wildlife problems. Below are some examples of how we handled previous jobs.

Raccoon Removal

In Central Florida, raccoons are everywhere at night. They are on backstreets, alleys, and your property searching for food, water, and shelter. They build multiple nests throughout their routes, including hollowed trees, crawlspaces under your home and in your attic. Raccoons have nimble hands that allow them to climb, dig, and open containers and packaging. They enjoy tipping garbage cans, feed bins, and scattering trash.

Raccoons create a latrine sites near their nest inside your home. Each time, they use that same spot, piling up feces and urine that can stain your flooring and walls and grow molds. It is not a good idea to get rid of a raccoon by yourself. Call the professionals instead.

Inspection: Our experts locate all signs of raccoon activity, including feces and potential food and water resources. They also identify how the raccoon is getting into your home.

Removal:  We can humanely use our Critter Safe traps to remove raccoons from your property.

Repair: Common raccoon damages include chewed wood or wires, broken vents, and chimney screens, and stains from their feces and urine. We fix all of these, plus apply a sanitization technique to the toilet area. We exclude raccoons by properly storing garbage and animal feed, fencing gardens, and installing tree barriers when needed. We eliminate food and water sources if possible to make your property less attractive to raccoons.

Raccoons may not be the only night creature in your home, unfortunately.

Rat and Mice Removal

Rats and mice in Central Florida are abundant and on the rise. Common mice include the Beach, Cotton, and House mice. Rats include the Rice, Gambian Pouch, and roof rats. No one wants a rodent problem in their home. But because mice can fit through a hole the size of a quarter and rats the size of a golf ball, it’s likely one has entered your home at some point.

Winter time cold snaps, springtime rains and summertime extreme heat move rodents and many times to your attic.

Rodents try to stay hidden, running behind appliances and only coming out when the room is dark and quiet. They leave behind evidence of feces and urine wherever they go. If you’ve seen small black pebbles on your counters, in your cabinets, or on the floor, you’ve got a rodent problem. They are known for chewing wires, wood, carpet, and food boxes in your pantry.

Because rats and mice multiply quickly, call the Critter Control experts as soon as you see the first signs.

Inspection: Our pros find every tiny hole in your home that rodents use as access. We identify chewing damages and nesting areas.

Remove: We use rat traps that follow Florida guidelines.

Repair: Common rat and mice repairs include fixing or replacing gnawed wires, wood, and carpets. We close all holes, no matter the size, that allow rodents inside your home. We remove nests and waste. We also help you store foods in tightly locked containers. Outside your house, we clear debris, as well as food and water sources, from the yard that rats and mice find attractive.

Rodents have similarities to squirrels when it comes to being nuisance wildlife.

Squirrel Removal

Those cute Central Florida squirrels packing their cheeks with fruits, nuts, seeds, grass, and bark include the Eastern and Southern fox squirrel and the gray squirrel. Next time you watch them outdoors, scurrying from ground to tree to rooftop, keep watching. Squirrels are collectors. They take all the items they scavenge to a hiding spot. Some bury items in the ground. Others make a pile in your attic.

If you have a squirrel problem, you’ve probably heard them chirping, chewing, or scratching in your attic, ceiling, or walls. Getting squirrels out before they put their treasures in your vents and ducts, creating fire hazards. Squirrels also prefer to poop and pee in your home. The smell can be foul. Squirrels will build nests out of anything they find in your home, including insulation, drywall, fabrics, and sentimental items not correctly stored. Their goal is to provide a warm, cozy spot to deliver a litter of baby squirrels. Here’s what we can do.

Inspection: Critter Control experts figure out how squirrels are getting in and out of your home. They can also locate nests, hoarding collections, feces, urine stains, and damages like chewed wires, blocked vents, scratched walls, and flooring. Outdoors, our pros can assess the travel routes, food and water resources, and damage to the exterior of your home.

Remove: Because squirrels are constantly on the go, we like to seal all entry points while they are out scavenging quickly. If a stubborn squirrel refuses to leave, we can safely and humanely trap it and release it outside.

Repair: We have provided numerous squirrel damage repairs, including sanitation of the area where feces and urine were left, replacement of drywall and insulation, and cleaning ductwork. Outside, squirrels can wreak havoc on your property. We’ve replaced damaged shingles, gutters, and spouting. We’ve trimmed tree limbs, so they are not close to your home. We’ve replaced screens over vents and chimneys, installed tree and roof barriers, and removed or relocated bird feeders.

While squirrels seem to be active all day and night, bats are nocturnal.

Bat Removal

There are over 13 species of bats living in Central Florida and statewide. The ones you might find living in your attic or another structure on your property include the Eastern red bat, Brazilian free-tailed bat, evening bat, Seminole bat, and Northern yellow bat.

Bats are messy wildlife but are an essential part of the ecosystem. Bats consume thousands of insects every night. They become nuisances because of one primary reason, the feces and urine they drop inside your building. Bat guano, or poop, cab become heavy and contains uric acid that can erode the metal. If their guano piles get too big, the weight can put pressure on boards and beams, eventually causing them to break.

Never try to remove a bat by yourself. When bats roost upside down, they poop and pee all over themselves. So, if you touch a bat, you are also handling their feces and urine. Bat guano can grow mold that can be dangerous for humans to inhale.

Also, bats are protected species, so you want to hire someone who knows the Florida laws regarding bat removal. For example, bats can't be removed during the maternity season from Spring to Fall. We have the right tools and equipment to keep everyone and every bat safe during the removal and repair process.

Inspection: Our primary goal during an inspection is to assess the damages caused by the guano. We locate places where insects gather because that is what attracts bats to your property.

Remove: If we need to remove a bat by hand, we have bat gloves to do it safely. We typically wait for the evening and allow them to fly out through one-way valves that do not allow them to reenter. Then, we seal the holes and cracks.

Repair: We remove bat guano and urine and apply sanitization to the area. We work with you to improve the outside space to decrease bat activity. Turning off unnecessary lights, cleaning up areas with stagnant water, and clearing out animal feeds or excrement that attract bugs.

A final example of how our experts work is with the many birds in Central Florida.

Bird Removal

We attract a lot of different birds in Florida, many of which are becoming pests. Sparrows, starlings, pigeons, and turkey vultures are a few examples of annoying wildlife. They can cause significant damage to your property if left uncontrolled.

Birds love to roost anywhere to wait for the perfect time to swoop down and collect an insect. They will stay on your roof, eaves, gutters, chimneys, vehicles, trees, wires, and many other places. You know they’ve been there by all the poop below their roosting spot.

Birds build nests in places like vents and chimneys, creating a fire hazard for your home and family. Getting rid of bird problems is a must. We can help.

Inspection: We watch bird activities to see why they are choosing your property to roost. We look for food and water sources and small openings that allow birds to enter areas of your home.

Remove: We can trap a bird if necessary, but most birds fly out on their own. Once out, we close off all potential entrances so they cannot return to that spot.

Repair: Exclusion methods are implemented, such as tree netting and roof barriers. We eliminate areas where insects gather. We have occasionally had to fix damaged gutters, soffits, fascia, and spouting.

How Professional Wildlife Control Services Can Help You

Calling a professional for these jobs rather than doing the job yourself is the smartest choice because they can

• Remove an animal safely and humanely

• Sanitize areas after removing feces and urine

• Fix any damages, so you don’t have to call a repair guy

Why Chose Critter Control

Critter Control is the right choice for wildlife removal because we offer

• Extensively trained experts on every wildlife and their habits

• Licensed and insured professionals for your protection

• Friendly, prompt, and honest service.

Serving the following locations:

By County: Lake County and Polk County

  • Altoona
  • Alturas
  • Astatula
  • Astor
  • Auburndale
  • Babson Park
  • Bartow
  • Bradley
  • Champions Gate
  • Clermont
  • Cypress Gardens
  • Cypress Gdns
  • Davenport
  • DeLand
  • Dundee
  • Eagle Lake
  • Eaton Park
  • Eloise
  • Eustis
  • Fedhaven
  • Florence Villa
  • Fort McCoy
  • Fort Meade
  • Frostproof
  • Fruitland Park
  • Grand Island
  • Groveland
  • Haines City
  • Highland City
  • Homeland
  • Howey-in-the-Hills
  • Indian Lake Estates
  • Jpv
  • Kathleen
  • Kissimmee
  • Lady Lake
  • Lake Alfred
  • Lake Hamilton
  • Lake Wales
  • Lakeland
  • Lakeshore
  • Leesburg
  • Loughman
  • Mascotte
  • Minneola
  • Montverde
  • Mount Dora
  • Mulberry
  • Nalcrest
  • Nichols
  • Okahumpka
  • Paisley
  • Poinciana
  • Polk City
  • River Ranch
  • Sorrento
  • Tavares
  • The Villages
  • Umatilla
  • Wahneta
  • Waverly
  • Weirsdale
  • Winter Garden
  • Winter Haven
  • Yalaha
For Wildlife and Pest Control Services Near You, Call: 1-800-274-8837
This franchise is independently licensed and operated by Culver Ventures, LLC, dba Critter Control Central Florida.
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