Wildlife Removal Services
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.
Wildlife Problems in Orlando, FL
Living in Orlando means living with animals of all kinds. You don’t have to visit the Tibet-Butler Preserve, Lake Eola Park, or Lake Apopka Restoration Area to see wildlife. They’re in your neighborhood, whether you’re living in the College Park area or our historic downtown.
Sharing your property with wildlife can bring unexpected daily surprises, like when a gator randomly wanders through, or bobcats prowl searching for prey. Orlando properties are seeing a rise in wildlife that aren’t passing through and instead are looking for forever homes. Nuisance wildlife, like squirrels, birds, raccoons, snakes and rodents, can become uninvited tenants in your home. Once they move in, they try to take over, causing a lot of damage to your home and property. It often takes the pros to resolve the problem.
In Orlando, nuisance animals meet three criteria: causes (or is about to cause) property damage, presents a threat to public safety, or causes an annoyance within, under, or upon a building.
Our experts developed a three-step process to deal with nuisance wildlife, including inspection, removal and repair. The examples below show you why this process is successful.
Bat Removal in Orlando
We have 13 species of bats in Orlando, with the most common being the Mexican free-tailed, evening, Eastern, Seminole and Northern yellow bats. Bats roost during the day in caves and trees. But some find roosting in your attic or the eaves of buildings a better shelter. They can even roost in walls and chimneys.
All bats in Orlando are insectivores. They can eat thousands of insects in an hour. We need help from bats in controlling the insect population in our neighborhoods. Being surrounded by so many water sources, we are overloaded with insects.
What’s not good about bats is the loud noise and the large droppings of guano. Guano has good qualities, like as a fertilizer. But bats poop a lot, and the weight of the guano can make your ceiling unstable. Plus, bat feces can grow mold spores that are dangerous for humans to inhale. It is so toxic it can dissolve metal. Also, urine and feces leave stains on your home, which is not good for curb appeal.
Inspection: Signs of bat activity are easy to spot and smell. We spend extra time looking for food and water sources attracting bats to your property. Then we start removal and repair.
Removal: We follow the different laws for bats that protect them during maternity seasons from April to August and if they are on the endangered and protected list. We follow all guidelines set by the Florida Wildlife Department. We use one-way bat valves to allow the bats to fly out of your home without being able to reenter.
Repair: Exclusion is the only legal method to fix your bat problem. If you want to keep bats nearby to control insects, we can install bat boxes on your property. Tips like keeping outdoor lights off at night can deter bats. We don’t leave without thoroughly cleaning and sanitizing the areas where bats roosted and sealing entry points to your home.
Raccoon Removal in Orlando
The raccoons in Orlando search for nuts, fruits, seeds, vegetables, roots, insects, fish, reptiles and junk food. We have an abundance of all these foods. There is no lack of water either. The only thing left is shelter. Raccoons love to find refuge in your attic, in crawlspaces and under decks.
Because raccoons scavenge in the evening and during the night, they can get away with many mischievous activities, like overturning garbage cans, opening trash bags and raiding pet food containers. Consuming so much food means eventually, they will be dropping waste. This usually takes place when they are back in your home, resting.
When you call us to get rid of the raccoons in your home, here’s what happens.
Inspection: Raccoon poop and pee can leave stains and grow fungi. We find these stains, which usually lead us to their nesting spots. We examine all areas for chewed wires, scratches on boards, broken vents and screens and every possible entry point into your home. Next, we remove the animal.
Removal: Florida law allows trapping raccoons and we have created a CritterSafe trap that is humane and safe. We then begin the repair process.
Repair: We provide a wide range of repair services, starting with sanitizing all areas inhabited by raccoons. We also fix wires, screens, doors and other items damaged. We properly close all possible entry points into your home. We use exclusion methods to prevent future raccoon problems. Exclusion includes storage solutions for trash and food, removing debris from your yard, and fencing garden crops. We help you eliminate food and water sources that attract raccoons.
Squirrel Removal in Orlando
Like raccoons, squirrels are cute scavengers that do incredible damage to your home and property. You can expect to see the Southern flying squirrel, Mexican red-bellied squirrel, Eastern gray squirrel and various fox squirrels in Orlando. Our squirrels enjoy eating nuts, seeds, fruits and bird eggs. If you look around your property, you probably see many sources of food for local squirrels.
Squirrels are collectors. They need a place to store their goods, have baby squirrels and stay warm during the winter months. There’s no better place than your attic, which is easy to reach since squirrels can climb and scurry across thin wires and ledges.
Squirrels can quickly become a nuisance. We can help.
Inspection: We know what to look for when it comes to squirrel activity. Sagging power lines, scratches on roof shingles, gnaw marks on wood, feces and urine stains and nesting. Squirrels will use any materials to build a nest, including the insulation in your attic.
Removal: We use the same Florida trapping laws as a guide to removing squirrels. We focus heavily on exclusion methods to prevent future squirrel invasions.
Repair: We clean all feces and urine and remove stains. We repair wires, wood, screens and anything else squirrels have broken to gain entry into your home. We can replace damaged shingles and put barriers on your roof ledges. For exclusion, we can fence gardens and use tree barriers, as well as trim tree limbs to keep them away from your home, making it harder for squirrels to travel. We also relocate or remove birdfeeders that squirrels enjoy raiding.
Squirrels are rodents, but they’re not the only rodents moving in on the residents of Orlando.
Rodent Pest Control
The rats and mice in Orlando contaminate ten times as much food as they eat, which is also what you eat. They love junk food and will break into cabinets and food boxes to satisfy their hunger. Most common are the Norway rat, house mouse and roof rat.
Both rats and mice can fit themselves through tiny holes. They can create fire hazards when gnawing on electrical wires. They drop feces and urine everywhere they go, and because they carry many diseases, it could affect your health. Rats and mice are more active at night while you sleep. The Critter Control process works well to get rid of rats and mice in your home.
Inspection: We look for all places rats and mice like to build nests, from outdoor burrows, under debris, and in your attics and walls. We identify every possible entry point, no matter how small and damages caused inside and outside your home.
Removal: We use trapping methods allowed by Florida laws to remove rats and mice. We also implement many exclusion methods.
Repair: Sealing all holes that allow rodents to enter and exit your home is our first step after removal. Entry to chimneys, vents, gutters and piping are covered with screens. We implement proper storage of foods, repair anything damaged or gnawed, and clean and sanitize all areas where rat and mice activity occurred. By taking away food and water sources, we make your property unattractive to squirrels.
Critter Control of Orlando
Our Critter Control professionals offer many benefits to Orlando homeowners.
- They work quickly and efficiently.
- They are licensed and insured.
- They are happy to provide education on nuisance wildlife and exclusion methods.
- They make you a priority.
- They utilize safe and humane tactics when removing wildlife.
Dedicated to animal pest control excellence, the removal of nuisance wildlife, repair of damage resulting from animals and the permanent exclusion of all unwanted pests, our staff of professionals at Critter Control will immediately respond to your needs. Our highly qualified and Certified Wildlife Specialists and pest control teams can handle nearly any wildlife or pest control issue in Orlando and the Central Florida area. From the removal of rats, bats, raccoons, opossums, and squirrels from homes and businesses to bird control in industrial and commercial properties, we conduct each job under the highest of humane animal-handling standards.
Critter Control of Central Florida
Critter Control of Tampa
Local Franchisee: Ward Culver
Address: 311 Altamonte Commerce Blvd. Suite 1602 , Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
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
- Flying Squirrels
- Ground Squirrels
- House Finches
- Norway Rats
- Pack Rats
- Roof Rats
- Stinging Insects
- Yellow Jackets
Serving the following locations:
By County: Orange County, Osceola County, Seminole County
- Altamonte Springs
City of Kissimmee
City of Orlando
Lake Buena Vista
For Wildlife and Pest Control Services Near You, Call: (407) 410-4285
This franchise is independently licensed and operated by Culver Enterprises, LLC, dba Critter Control of Orlando