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.
Rat and Mice 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.
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.
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.
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.
are the only marsupials native to North America. They are nocturnal; therefore, residents rarely see opossum damage until the next morning. Tipped-over garbage cans and trash strewn across lawns are common sights when opossums are around. These pests also raid gardens and dig through compost bins to find food. Opossums are also capable of spreading disease through the parasites they carry, including fleas and ticks.
Florida has 46 snake species. Many of these unwanted pests and their prey thrive in Orlando's warm climate and mix of wetland and woodland habitats. Though many snakes are harmless, there are six venomous varieties that occupy yards in this urban area. The most common venomous snakes in Orlando are pygmy rattlesnakes, while the most aggressive are eastern diamondbacks. In addition to scaring people, these pests can deliver potentially fatal bites, which require immediate medical attention. Orlando residents should always take precautions around snakes to avoid provoking an attack.
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