Melbourne FL Animal Control Service in Florida
Trapping and removing rats from your homes attic, humanely removing raccoons or squirrels, or opossums from your attic or garage, removing a snake from your home, or a snake infestation in your yard is where our skills begin. Once we have eliminated your pest problem, we then work to make sure the animal problem does not happen again. This effort involves repairing any damage to your home, or property the animal has caused. Then using the proper materials to exclude the pest or animal permanently. Ask about our 10% off coupon for your initial service call.
We also do more than rid invading pests and animals from your home and property. In greater Orlando we offer additional home services including complete attic restoration to include new energy efficient insulation installation, animal damage repair, complete home animal exclusion, animal dropping and feces removal, sealing exterior openings and cracks that allow pests in your home. These are just some of the many pest and nuisance wildlife services and solutions we provide.
Raccoon Extermination Services
We all like to satisfy our winter needs for a warm, safe place with plenty of food in the pantry. But so do rodents and other animals. When these pests intrude on our property, it becomes a situation much like kicking out the unwelcome kid next door who is constantly coming over and staying past dinner, and insists on using everything in your house for his own purposes. There are three types of animals to watch out for as it gets colder out: rats, raccoons, and opossums.
The general types of these rodents that exist in your home can include the Norway rat, the roof (or black) rat and the house mouse. Roof rats usually stake out attics or cabinets and can climb quite well. Norway rats choose to live in the ground by digging burrows against foundations, tree trunks, and gardens. Their burrows can lead into crawl spaces and small openings around pipes which can enable them to inhabit your kitchens and bathrooms.
No matter the type of rat that lives in your home, you can be sure that it will be attracted to any food item you have in your pantry, especially high-quality food products such as meat and fresh grain. If you have pets, be extra cautious about foods being left out, because rats will smell and detect dog food that is sitting out.
Rats need one-half to one fluid ounce of water everyday when consuming dry foods. They have extremely sharp senses of taste, hearing, and smell. Once they are aware of what is within their reach and given their keen senses, rats will do anything to get to food or shelter. Overall, rats are able to enter a building through openings that are wider than half an inch across. Rats have a very short life span -- most die within a year. However, rats can breed rapidly, so even though they die off quickly, their young will survive them. Female rats produce five or six litters of about half a dozen to a dozen young each year.
Preventing Animal Pests
Here are some ways you can prevent those pesky raccoons and opossums from entering your property:
- Spray a non-chemical solution over the areas where these animals are prone to dig or consume food. This will leave a bad taste in their mouths and will discourage it from going to the same place to cause trouble.
- Use a non-drying glue when animals are climbing your bird feeder poles. Once the raccoon or opossum gets the glue from the pole on their paws, it will usually irritate them enough to discourage them from climbing the pole again.
- Implement a 24/7 motion detector near your fish pond. The motion detector will be able to detect the animal when it is in its range. The detector is non-chemical and will release a three-second spray of water to scare the pest away.
For raccoons and opossums who are already inhabiting your home, trapping with a bait (usually meat) is the most effective and viable way to get rid of them. However, you should only handle raccoons and opossums if you are an experienced handler. If you are not sure what to do, the best idea is to call an animal removal service. Anteater Pest can send a trained professional out to the property to identify, inspect and design a program for you. The Exclusion portion of Anteater's Rodent Service is designed to:
- Identify rodent and rodent damage
- Inspect conditions conducive to rodents
- Seal/Close entry and exit points
- Install traps
- Return and remove traps
- Include a 1 Year renewable warranty
Once you are armed with the right facts and materials, you should be able to handle rodents quickly and efficiently before they overstay their welcome in your home and ruin your holidays.
Baby Raccoon Removal & Rescue
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How to Get Rid of Raccoons Humanely
Many situations will arise where you are having problems with wildlife invading your property. Critters can invade your home, or you can have dangerous animals invade your property that can be unsafe for you and your family. The best thing to do is have a professional come in and safely remove the problematic wildlife from your home or property. The removal service will not only rid the problem from your house, but will also do it without harming the animals that have invaded you. There are also many preventative measures you can have installed at your house to keep animals from invading your space.
Wildlife removal services specialize in all types of animal removals so no job will be too large or dangerous for them to complete. They have contacts with many different wildlife services in case there is a very sensitive situation with a possibly endangered animal, or a problem that will need a lot of personnel working. The cost tends to be very affordable to remove pests from your home of all types, and your consultation of removal is completely free. You will know the costs and processes involved with the removal before you hire the company to take care of the problem for you.
Bat Extermination Services
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Squirrel Control Services
Bats have had a bad reputation for a long time. Old tales, books, movies, television, and publicity have caused people to develop misconstrued notions about bats. The truth is, bats are incredibly important to our surrounding eco-system. Do you like mosquitos? Bats do! And they eat all of them so that mosquitos aren't eating you at your backyard cookout party. Aside from insect control, bats play a major role in our environment. It is important to always respect bats, and understand that they are innocent mammals that only want to survive.
For this reason, it is important that you never harm, trap, or kill wild bats. In fact, it is illegal in most states without the proper licenses and permits. If you are scared of bats, or have a misguided perception of them, continue reading to learn some common myths and perhaps change your mind about bats once and for all!
Bats Are Blind
They are not blind at all. In fact, Megachiroptera (tropical fruit bats) have pretty good eye sight because they have a pronounced visual cortex. Although Microchiroptera have smaller eyes, they can still see just fine. They do not use echolocation solely to navigate. They mostly use it to hunt for insects.
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