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Wildlife Problems in Tallahassee, FL

Mild winters and temperate summers in Tallahassee, FL, attract people to the city. While the climate is ideal for residents, it also means wildlife pest populations flourish all year round. Bats, raccoons, squirrels, house mice, and chipmunks cause problems for Florida homeowners in every season.

Bats in the Backyard

Bats prefer natural places like caves and forests as shelter. However, the mosquitoes and other insects that make up a bat's diet flock to people, lights, and food sources around neighborhoods. As a result, bat colonies may roost in barns, sheds, and attics to stay close to what they eat.

Large bat populations near Tallahassee homes increase the risk of rabies transmission, as the pests can spread the virus to humans. The buildup of guano beneath a roosting colony is also a serious health hazard.

Raccoons and Rabies

Raccoons are another common rabies vector in Florida. These nocturnal pests spend a lot of time around houses, foraging in trash bins and raiding gardens for meals. Residents who see the animals outside during the day should steer clear, as unusual behavior may indicate a rabid raccoon.

Types of Squirrels

Tree squirrels are everywhere in Tallahassee, annoying homeowners at all hours of the day. While fun to observe running around on lawns, these rodents are capable of wreaking havoc in neighborhoods. Not only can a squirrel knock out a power grid by biting or falling on electrical lines, but they also gnaw on wiring in homes when they break into attics.

The Rodents of Tallahassee

Florida residents often have to contend with house mice and chipmunks in the yard. A house mouse knows all the tricks to sneaking indoors. Once inside, the pests steal food from pantries, contaminating everything they touch with fur and droppings as they search for meals.

Chipmunk infestations tend to cause issues outdoors. These small rodents raid gardens and destroy landscaping with their digging.


Q&A with Local Franchisee Brandon Lynch

What are some of the most common wildlife issues that homeowners face in your area?
Roof rats, squirrels, raccoons, rats, and snakes invade attics and crawl spaces, while armadillos and moles damage lawns. Pests like mosquitoes and termites are also a large problem in the Tallahassee area.

How do the seasons affect wildlife activity in your area?
In the heat of the summer, wildlife calls tend to decrease, while pest control calls tend to increase.

What are some common signs of nuisance wildlife activity?
Hearing noises in walls and attics. Digging or tunneling in yards and chewing on exterior surfaces. Finding damaged food items in the home is also a sign of wildlife activity.

Any prevention tips for residents in your area?
Keep grass and landscaping cut short. Trim tree limbs back 3 to 5 feet from the roof line and keep standing water off your property. Move birdfeeders as far as possible from the home.

When should homeowners call Critter Control?
Homeowners should call at the first sign of chewing, holes in exterior walls, or noises in walls. Ideally, they should call for a free home inspection before there is a problem, so we can prevent one that's more expensive.

Serving the following locations in Florida:

By County: Bay, Gadsen, Gulf, Jackson, Leon, Madison, Taylor, Wakulla, Washington

  • Crawfordville, FL
  • Madison, FL
  • Marianna, FL
  • Panama City, FL
  • Perry, FL
  • Port St. Joe, FL
  • Southwood, FL
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Vernon, FL
For Wildlife & Pest Control Near You, Call: (850) 745-4111
This franchise is independently licensed and operated by The Lynch Company, Inc., dba Critter Control of Tallahassee.
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