Wildlife Removal Services in Miami
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.
Nuisance Wildlife Removal in Miami
Miami is known throughout the world for its scenery and sandy beaches. With a tropical climate and population of more than 2.7 million people in Miami-Dade County, it’s no surprise that the area has its share of nuisance wildlife issues. Residents and visitors alike should not be surprised to encounter local wildlife, including raccoons, bats, snakes, and skunks, to name just a few animals that thrive throughout South Florida.
Raccoon Removal in Miami
Both urban and suburban Miami residents are quite familiar with these intelligent, dexterous animals who love to seek food in trash cans. Some residents may even enjoy helping these critters fill their bellies by feeding them. Please keep in mind that in the state of Florida, intentional feeding of raccoons is illegal. Raccoons are rabies vectors and are therefore very dangerous to both humans and pets. In fact, raccoons in Miami have tested positive for rabies in recent years. If you come across one or more raccoons on your property, please contact your Miami-based Critter Control office. We will be happy to remove all raccoons for you.
Inspection: Our specialist will take note of the usual signs that raccoons are visiting your property, such as disturbed trash cans and pet food bowls, as well as raccoon droppings.
Removal: Cornered or frightened raccoons claw and bite, which makes trapping them without qualified assistance a dangerous task. Please leave raccoon removal to a Critter Control specialist who will use a humane trap to capture the animal for you.
Repairs: Once we’ve removed all raccoons, we will seal all entry points to prevent future entry. If there’s a mess left behind inside your home, we will clean up and disinfect the area.
Squirrels are a common sight throughout Miami’s urban and suburban neighborhoods. Residents and visitors alike most likely cross paths with squirrels every day in parks and yards. While harmless, squirrels can become quite a nuisance if they gain access to your property. These animals are excellent climbers and can access roofs and make their way inside a home where they may bring in debris and establish nests. While these animals can be hunted in the state of Florida, trying to remove one yourself is not always the best option. /
Inspection: Your wildlife specialist will look for the typical signs of a squirrel infestation, such as piles of debris and gnawing marks on wood and wires.
Removal: Please do not try to chase a squirrel out of your home with a broom or shovel. Instead, let our wildlife specialist use a humane removal method such as capturing the squirrel(s) with a live trap or installing a one-way door.
Repairs: We will seal up all entry points that invited the squirrels into your home and clean up all feces and debris left behind.
There are 13 bat species in the state of Florida; two of the resident species, the Florida bonneted bat and the gray myotis, are listed as Endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It’s important to know that bats in Florida are protected year-round, and therefore it is illegal to harm or kill them. If you find one or more bats inside your home, please contact your Miami-based Critter Control office to remove them humanely.
Inspection: Your Critter Control specialist will look for bat feces, or guano, where you suspect bats are roosting. They may also make a note of rub marks, a strong scent of ammonia, and small openings.
Removal: The most effective and humane way to remove bats is by utilizing a bat valve, which allows for bats to exit your home but not re-enter. Again, please leave bat removal to a trained professional.
Repairs: We will seal up all entry points inside your home. Please also leave the clean-up of guano to your Critter Control specialist, who will safely remove it for you.
Rat Pest Control in Miami
All big cities with millions of residents have plenty of rodents, and Miami is no exception. Both mice and rats are drawn to homes and businesses in search of food and water. In South Florida, the most abundant species is roof rats, also known as black, citrus, or fruit rats. Found in trees and other elevated areas, they can easily gain access to roofs and then homes. If you notice signs of a rodent infestation on your property, please be sure to call Critter Control as soon as possible as rodents can not only damage property and contaminate food but also spread disease.
Inspection: We will carefully inspect your property for all of the usual signs of rodents—feces, urine, chew marks, and scurrying sounds inside walls.
Removal: Once we assess your rodent problem, we will set out the required number of traps to remove all rodents. Please note—it can take several days to remove all rodents. We will return to your property to remove and replace traps. We ask that you do not handle the traps yourself. Rodents can carry diseases that are dangerous to humans. Our technician will handle all rodent removal.
Repairs: In addition to sealing up all entry points, we will remove all feces and disinfect the affected area.
Although Miami-Dade County is quite developed, residents may still encounter snakes. It’s essential to be aware that there are four major species of venomous snakes in Miami—pygmy rattlesnakes, eastern diamondback rattlesnakes, cottonmouths, and coral snakes. Please also be aware that you are most likely to cross paths with a rattlesnake during the summer and fall breeding season. If you happen to find a snake on your property, allow one of our specialists to handle it for you rather than attempt to remove it yourself.
Inspection: Snakes enter homes and yards in search of food. Our specialist will look for entry points in and around your home and also look for any signs of a rodent infestation as rats and mice, which are a food source for snakes.
Removal: Our wildlife specialist will humanely capture and remove the snake(s) for you. Again, do not try to capture or kill a snake yourself. And remember: never handle the heads of freshly killed venomous snakes, as they may still be able to inject venom through a bite reflex that lingers for a short period of time.
Repairs: After removing the snake(s), we will assist with repairing entry points, such as filling in cracks to closing off gaps under porches.
Nuisance Wildlife in Your Yard
Digging pests, such as armadillos, skunks, gophers, and moles, cause complications for homeowners. As they burrow under foundations and in gardens and yards, these animals can create costly damage. Skunks in particular can be major nuisances due to the foul-smelling spray they emit to ward off predators.
The green iguana population in Miami is a problem. Their abundance is causing problems for home and business owners. Because they primarily feed on crickets, worms, leaves, and flowers, they can destroy landscapes looking for a meal. Digging underground can accidentally destroy piping, water supplies, and electricity systems. They like to dig under foundations and pavement, making structures, driveways, and roads unstable.
At an average of thirty pounds and three to four feet long, their presence cannot be ignored, especially if they decide to explore the interior of your home. Trying to remove an iguana poses some problems, like their tails falling off when grabbed since it can regrow later.
There is some good news. They don’t usually travel in packs, and Critter Control can help get rid of iguanas in your home.
Inspection: Our experts will inspect the location of the iguana to determine how to remove it and identify any damages to your property.
Removal: We use safe and humane traps when necessary. Often, iguanas can be directed away from your property. They don’t typically want to interact with humans and will go in a different direction when approached. If backed into a corner or if they feel threatened, they may attack. Keeping them away with exclusion methods is a priority.
Repair: Exclusion techniques we encourage include removing the protective cover from your yard, removing plants iguanas like to eat, and installing metal barriers around tree trunks to prevent climbing.
Cane Toad Removal
Cane toads in Miami are an invasive species. Some may know it as the bufo, giant, or marine toad. At about six inches long, they are small but can weigh up to three pounds. Cane toads are often seen around homes and buildings and near all water sources since they breed year-round in standing water.
Cane toads can spit out a toxin chemical when threatened. If your pet bites one, it could be poisoned by the iguana’s venom. Cane toads are not to be eaten by humans. Those who have tried have experienced dire consequences. They prey on vegetation, insects, small birds, frogs, and other reptiles. Cane toads have also been known to favor meal scraps and pet feed.
We can help you control the cane toad population on your property.
Inspection: We look for all water sources, even the less obvious ones, attracting cane toads to your property. Where there are water sources, there are breeding toads and all types of prey to keep them well fed.
Removal: Safety is critical when removing cane toads. We have the proper safety gloves and tools to capture and remove them if necessary. Most of our focus is on exclusion to prevent future cane toad invasions. There may be times when removing the strings of cane toad eggs found in water sources is beneficial.
Repair: Exclusion methods include installing mesh fencing around your property. Also, turn off outdoor lights at night. They attract insects that the toads like to eat. Clear your yard of debris and other sources that attract insects and small rodents, like livestock manure or pet food not properly stored. If necessary, there are applications we can apply to prevent the return of cane toads.
Miami Wildlife Q&A
What are some of the most common wildlife issues that homeowners face in Miami?
Rodents, raccoons, bats and squirrels.
How do the seasons affect wildlife activity in your area?
Wildlife is most active in homes during fall and winter in Miami. Business dips in the heat of the summer months, 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 your area?
Trim trees away from home and have a professional inspect your property for wildlife activiity.
When should homeowners call Critter Control?
When you first hear noises, see damage, notice droppings or smell odors in your home or business.
Critter Control of Miami
Critter Control of Miami offers pest control in addition to wildlife control services. Pest control methods help eliminate problems with mosquitoes and termites.
With over 30 years of experience, Critter Control is the nation's leading wildlife control company. At Critter Control of Miami, we're skilled at dealing with many of Miami's most bothersome pest animals. Whether you need to remove raccoons, bats or squirrels from your attic, or get rid of armadillos that are damaging your property, you can trust Critter Control to get the job done safely, effectively and humanely.
Servicing Miami, Coral Gables, Doral, Hialeah, Key Biscayne, and the surrounding area.
COMMON WILDLIFE ISSUES IN THIS LOCATION
- 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
- Bed Bugs
- Chimney Swifts
- Deer Mouse
- Muscovy Duck
- Norway Rats
- Roof Rats
- Stinging Insects
- Yellow Jackets
Serving the following locations:
By County: Miami-Dade County
Bay Harbor Islands
North Bay Village
North Miami Beach
Sunny Isles Beach
For Wildlife Control Near You, Call: (786) 755-3565