Wildlife Removal Services in Sarasota
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.
Safe, humane removal of nuisance animals and pests from your home or property.
Wildlife Pest Prevention
Reliable prevention from future animal intrusions in your home.
Animal Damage Repairs
Professional and permanent repairs to entry points, insulation, and damage from animal urine or feces.
Nuisance Wildlife in Sarasota
Located on the western Gulf Coast of the state of Florida, Sarasota is the state’s third fastest-growing major market area. Over 600,000 people currently call the Sarasota area home and enjoy its warm climate and beach access. Sarasota also offers the perfect habitat for a variety of wildlife, from large animals such as bears and bobcats to alligators to smaller mammals and reptiles such as raccoons, opossums, and snakes that Critter Control specialists in the area handle on a daily basis.
Raccoons are nocturnal mammals that can be found throughout the Sarasota area. When encountered, it’s very important to avoid trying to remove a raccoon from a property yourself because these animals are one of Florida’s major rabies carriers.
Inspection: Sarasota residents are familiar with the usual signs that one or more raccoons have taken up residence in or around your home. A wildlife technician will take note of overturned garbage cans and, if necessary, also search your attic for signs that a raccoon is present such as droppings and tracks.
Removal: Although it can be tempting to try to remove or chase out a raccoon yourself, it’s best to leave that task to a trained specialist who will remove the animal with a proper trap.
Repairs: Your technician will most likely encourage you to eliminate all potential food sources such as improperly secured trash and, if necessary, repair any structural damage caused by raccoons. Your technician may also apply sanitization and ectoparasite treatments and repair any entry points to ensure you and your family stay safe and the raccoons stay away.
Squirrel Removal in Sarasota
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. 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 Sarasota.
Rodent (Rat and Mice) Pest Control
Just like every other state in the USA, Florida residents and business owners will most likely find themselves dealing with rats and mice. Rats are a common pest in Sarasota that will often look for food in the kitchen or pantry.
Inspection: When inspecting your property, your technician will take note of rodent urine and feces, which can pose a significant threat to humans and pets because they can spread diseases.
Removal: Trapping is the most effective way to remove rodents from a property. Your technician will discuss this solution with you and set up traps that will be checked daily until the infestation is eliminated.
Repairs: Your Critter Control specialist will seal up all holes that could easily be used as points of entry for rats and mice. In addition, your specialist may also apply sanitizing agents and ectoparasite treatments.
There are 13 native bat species in Florida. Sarasota homeowners often see bats flying around yards at night when they hunt for mosquitoes. But these animals are not always content to stay outside and will look for safe shelter in homes. A bat can crawl through openings less than a half-inch in diameter. Please be aware that you cannot remove a bat without a permit in Florida between April 15 to August 15.
Inspection: The most obvious sign of bats is the presence of guano, or bat feces, in and around your property. Once indoors, their droppings can quickly accumulate, creating a musty odor and favorable conditions for harmful mold to grow.
Removal: If bats have taken up residence in your attic, a Critter Control specialist will seal all potential entry points and install a one-way bat valve, ensuring any bats will fly out but cannot return. Once all bats have evicted themselves, your specialist will remove the valve and seal the hole. Be aware that it is illegal to kill bats in Florida; therefore, do not attempt to eliminate a bat yourself by trying to kill it.
Repairs: Please avoid coming in contact with bat guano, which can cause histoplasmosis, a lung disease. In addition to sealing up holes in your attic, our specialist will have the proper equipment for cleaning up guano.
Florida is well-known as the home of a variety of mostly nonvenomous—and several venomous—snake species. According to the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the state is home to 51 native and four nonnative species. Sarasota residents should treat any snake with caution, as this region is home to several venomous species, including the coral snake and cottonmouth.
Inspection: Like most nuisance animals, if a snake has invaded your property, chances are it’s looking for food. For example, if you are dealing with a rat infestation, they could very well also be attracting snakes to your property. Your Critter Control specialist will look for entry points in and around your home as well as a potential rodent infestation.
Removal: A trained wildlife specialist familiar with Florida’s snake population will humanely remove the snake or snakes from your residence or business. Please do not try to remove a snake from your property, as doing so could cause harm to yourself and/or the snake.
Repairs: In addition to dealing with any possible rodent problem drawing snakes to your property, a specialist will assist with sealing possible entry points and also encourage you to remove any debris where snakes can easily take up residence.
How Professional Wildlife Control Services Can Help You
Our Sarasota-based wildlife specialists understand that encountering nuisance wildlife on your property can be an unsettling experience. We are well-equipped to handle the situation humanely and put your mind at ease.
- We are very familiar with the particular animals and reptiles Sarasota-area residents often encounter.
- Our technicians have the most up-to-date training and know the best techniques for removing wildlife and keeping both humans and animals safe.
- After removing the animal from your property, we will work closely with you to repair your property and keep wildlife out for good.
Why Chose Critter Control
- Critter Control’s wildlife technicians are the most degreed specialists in the industry.
- Critter Control only uses the most humane, effective methods for removing nuisance wildlife.
- We not only remove the animal, but we also help you restore your property and make sure your home or business stays free of unwanted visitors.
Critter Control of Sarasota
Critter Control provides professional wildlife control services in Sarasota, Florida and the surrounding communities of North Port, Siesta Key, and Venice. Critter Control is a dedicated team of wildlife specialists trained in the most advanced control techniques in the industry. Our top priorities are the safety of our customers and the humane removal of nuisance animals, including bats, raccoons, squirrels, and more. Critter Control of Sarasota also specializes in wildlife exclusion and damage repair.
If you have an intrusion on your residential or commercial property, it’s important to call the professionals at Critter Control of Sarasota as soon as possible.
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
- House Finches
- Norway Rats
- Pack Rats
- Roof Rats
- Wild Hogs
Serving the following locations:
By County: Manatee County, Sarasota County
- City of Bradenton
City of Sarasota
For Wildlife Control Near You, Call: (800) 274-8837
This franchise is independently licensed and operated by JDJ Services, Inc, dba Critter Control of Sarasota.