St. Petersburg Full-Service Animal Control & Wildlife Removal Company
St. Petersburg Animal Control is a full-service wildlife control company serving St. Petersburg and the surrounding area. We specialize in urban and suburban wildlife damage management for both residential and commercial customers. We are licensed and Insured. We handle nearly all aspects of Animal control, and resolve conflicts between people and wildlife in a humane and professional manner. For Brevard and Indian River Animal control of wildlife, just give us a call at 1-813-337-0965 and we will discuss your Animal Control problem and schedule an appointment to solve it. We look forward to hearing from you.
Pest Removal, Rodent Exclusions, Skunk Removal & Skunk Control, Wildlife Removal & Wildlife Control, opossum Removal & Opossum Control, Bat Removal & Bat Control, Bee Removal & Bee Control, Rat Removal & Rat Control, Rat Proofing, Armadillo Removal & Armadillo Control, Beehive Removal (Live Honeycomb Removal), Mice Removal & Mice Control, Raccoon Removal & Raccoon Control, Squirrel Removal & Squirrel Control, Duck Removal, Reptile Removal , Pigeon Removal, Dead Animal Removal , Wasp Removal , Wasp Control , Spider Extermination , Yellow Jacket Removal , Hornet Extermination , Critter Removal & Critter Control.
Nuisance wildlife is wildlife that... causes (or is about to cause) property damage, presents a threat to public safety, or causes an annoyance within, under or upon a building. *Please call your local County animal control officer for help with Domestic Animals (Dogs) issues you may have. We do Not take Dog calls. Our Animal Control Professionals know how to get rid of wildlife and offer solutions to keep wild animals out of your home or business. We have a full range of home repair services to fix animal damage and can install animal exclusion devices to prevent future animal infestations. We at St. Petersburg Wildlife Control always give a Warranty on all work we perform.
After the St. Petersburg Animal Removal Inspection, you will be provided with an estimate for services that best suits your needs. We understand that wildlife issues are unexpected and that most need to be addressed as soon as possible so that the problem does not progress.
LIVE TRAPPING AND REMOVAL OF WILDLIFE
Bats, Beavers, Birds, Bobcats, Chipmunks, Coyotes, Flying Squirrels, Foxes, Ground Hogs, Mice, Moles, Opossums, Raccoons, Rats, Snakes, Squirrels, Skunks, Stray Animals, Etc.
DEAD ANIMAL REMOVAL AND ODOR CONTROL
Along with the removal of dead animals, we will disinfect and treat any unpleasant odor. This includes skunk spray.
REPAIRS AND EXCLUSIONS
After the animals have been removed and relocated , a second inspection will be done to ensure no animals remain. Entry points will then be repaired by St. Petersburg Wildlife Control to ensure the animals do not return. All damages done to the interior and exterior of the home will be cleaned and treated. All repairs are backed by a guarantee so you can rest assured that your problem has been effectively solved.
Wildlife In The Attic?
Wildlife can cause major damage and the fecal matter and urine left behind often requires the removal of all the insulation. St. Petersburg Wildlife Control has the ability to safely remove, decontaminate and then re-insulate to code or better. All too often, wild animals adapt to urban sprawling and find it easier to move in with humans, rather than move out of an area. We at St. Petersburg Wildlife Control can remedy this situation utilizing the safest, most effective, and most humane methods of capture, removal, abatement, and / or exclusion. we at St. Petersburg Wildlife Control Guarantee all work performed! NO extra charge for off hour calls, St. Petersburg Wildlife Control provides a 24/7 service. No job is to big or small we can handle them all.
Noises in Your Walls or Attic?
The most common type of complaint in the field of wildlife control is that of animals living in the attic. People hear the scratching, chewing, scampering, and walking noises up in the attic, often at night, and thus call a professional. If you do hear noises in the attic, it's probably one of these five species: House Mice: Mice are small, and oftentimes people don't hear them, but at night when everything is quiet, you may hear the pitter-patter of tiny feet above your ceiling. The House Mouse loves to live in a ...house, and the walls and attic are safe places. At night, they may venture out into the kitchen in search of food, or go outside for food and water, then back into the house before dawn.
Rats are commensal with people - they live in urban areas, and often thrive on our food and shelter. They seek out the warmth and safety of houses and other buildings, and commonly take refuge in walls or attics. If you hear scratching and running in the middle of the night, it's probably rats.
Raccoons frequently break into attics in search of safe shelter. As with the squirrels, it's often a female raccoon who is looking for a safe place in which to raise a litter of young. Raccoons are very strong, and can rip open the roof or soffit in order to get in. If you hear heavy walking noises in your attic, it's probably raccoons. If you hear chattering or the squealing of young, it's probably a litter of baby raccoons.
These opportunistic marsupials often live in human structures, under sheds and houses, and they also often live in attics. Just as with the other animals, a female with young is most likely to choose to live in the attic. Possums, equipped with their opposable thumbs, are great climbers, and can easily get onto the roof to their entry point. Possums do not live in attics as frequently as these other animals, but it does happen from time to time.
Stray cats will sometimes live in an attic as well. Bats are very common, but people don't often notice them until the colony becomes very large and vocal, or until the odor becomes overwhelming. Birds also live in attics from time to time. Whatever the animal is, a wildlife professional can easily determine the species - if it's not spotted outright, there's plenty of evidence left behind! - Trails, footprints, droppings, chew marks, and more. There are many wild animals native to the United States that people likely encounter on a near-daily basis, sometimes without even realizing it. These common backyard creatures have found ways to coexist with humans, which unfortunately can lead them to become nuisance pests and even occasional health threats. Though these wild animals may not always be a welcome sight for homeowners, they do have some interesting characteristics!
Squirrels are fierce fighters. Squirrel varieties can be found in every region of the United States. A group of squirrels is called a scurry. Squirrels are extremely territorial and will even fight to the death to defend their area. Mother squirrels are especially vicious when protecting their babies. Squirrels frequently enter attics and chimneys in the winter. To keep them out, seal all possible points of entry around the house, screen vents and openings to chimneys and keep tree limbs cut back six to eight feet from the roofline.
Raccoons will eat almost anything. Raccoons are omnivores and will eat just about anything, including fish, mice, insects, stolen eggs and human trash. Raccoons also sometimes "wash" their food by rapidly dunking it in water before eating. Their adaptable eating habits have allowed them to make themselves at home in many environments, from forests and marshes to cities and the suburbs. Homeowners should be sure to store trash cans and recycling bins in sealed areas or with animal-proof lids to keep raccoons, which are frequent carriers of rabies, off their property.
Opossums are good actors. Opossums are the only marsupials found in North America. Female opossums give birth to young as tiny as honey bees that immediately crawl into their mother's pouch where their development continues. Typically, fewer than half of opossum young survive into adulthood. Opossums are known for "playing dead" when threatened by predators. They will fall onto their sides and lie on the ground, extend their tongues and either close their eyes or stare straight into space. Do not approach an opossum in this state, as they have sharp teeth and in rare cases may bite if they feel threatened. Opossums have been known to create messy dens in homeowner's attics and garages.
Voles are small, but mighty. Voles, also known as meadow mice or field mice, are a type of rodent that can be found in most regions of the United States. They are active year-round, and do not hibernate. Their populations tend to fluctuate and are dependent on factors such as food quality, climate and physiological stress. Voles construct many tunnels with various burrow entrances and can cause extensive damage to orchards, young trees and field crops. They're even capable of ruining lawns and golf courses with their extensive tunnel systems.
Groundhogs are true hibernators. Groundhogs: are among the few mammals that enter into true hibernation, which generally starts in late fall near the end of October and continues until late February. These rodents will gorge themselves all summer to build up their fat reserves. After the first frost, they enter their underground burrows and hibernate until spring, where they survive off of their accumulated body fat. During hibernation, the groundhog's heart rate plunges and its body temperature will not be much higher than that inside the burrow. To keep groundhogs out of crawlspaces, it is important to inspect homes for access points, such as broken vent covers or holes in the foundation. Burrowing groundhogs have been known to destroy building foundations.
Armadillos These odd-looking mammals are about the size of a cat. Most active at night, these creatures have poor eyesight. Armadillos are diggers and can damage lawns and flowerbeds in their search for grubs, a primary food source. To reduce armadillos in your yard, keep watering and fertilization to a minimum.
Armadillos have the ability to carry the bacterium that causes leprosy in humans (Mycobacterium leprae). However the risk of contracting leprosy from an armadillo is extremely low. Scientists believe that in order to contract leprosy from an armadillo, one must handle armadillos frequently and/or consume armadillo meat.
Identify Armadillo Damage
Most armadillo damage comes about as a result of their digging habits, taking the forms of holes and burrows. Signs of armadillo damage include: holes throughout lawn, about 3-5" wide and 1-3" deep, uprooted plants and seedlings, burrow entrances, about 7-10" in diameter, next to or underneath structures, sidewalks, brush piles, low-lying shrubs, etc., damaged underground wires or pipes, cracked foundation or concrete sidewalk/driveway, armadillo tracks: four toes in front with elongated center two toes; five toes in back with elongated center three toes; all claws visible.
QUICK COURSE - Mice & Rats
Mice and Rats are commensal. That is, they prefer to share food and shelter with man. Mice and Rats and their parasites share our workplaces, restaurants, hospitals, schools, food processing plants and especially……..our homes. IN OUR HOMES, they share the food we eat and the furniture where we sleep, relax and store our belongings. They will use plumbing voids as well as circulation vents to travel from one part of a home/building to another. It is this habit that assures the spread of contaminated nesting material, feces, and urine and body hairs. IN JUST ONE MONTH’S TIME, mice and rats can produce thousands of fecal pellets and deposit urine in areas where we eat and sleep. Their feces and urine may contain millions of bacteria or viruses and easily contaminate more than what they eat or with what they come in contact. The damage these rodents do to food and buildings runs in the tens of billions of dollars world-wide. Mice and rats are even a significant fire hazard, suspected in one fourth of all fires of unknown origin. We have a disinfection service guaranteed to destroy all contaminants. MICE AND RATS HAVE BEEN RESPONSIBLE for some of the most devastating disease outbreaks of all time. More than 10 million people have died from rodent borne disease. Rats and mice are known to carry and or spread about 55 different diseases. Lyme disease, Typhus and the Plague are just a few; the deer mouse has recently been implicated in the outbreak of hantavirus, a rare but highly fatal disease.
Raccoon Control & Prevention
Store trash cans and recycling bins indoors, or in sealed areas such as a locked shed or outhouse. If trash cans are kept outdoors, use animal-proof lids. Remove other obvious sources of food and shelter from your property. Inspect the outside of your home for holes or access points, such as broken vent covers. Repair any loose siding or shingles. Install a mesh cover or cap over chimneys and other exposed openings to prevent entry. Traps are available for purchase. They will be the appropriate trap for the animal to be caught. If you wish, they can be delivered and set up for a charge. You will be responsible for arrangements for disposal or just us!
St. Petersburg Animal Removal is locally and family owned and has been serving the Brevard and Indian River area since 2010. are job is to make you safe in and around your home and property using safe and humane methods. Call for all of your Animal Control & Bee removal needs today with always a same day service 24/7. St. Petersburg Wildlife Control will come to your home or business, inspect the property, determine what type of nuisance animal is causing your problems and take the steps necessary to provide the full animal control service and/or animal trapping method needed to keep your home, family and property safe. When the wildlife has invaded your home - in addition to the wildlife trapping and animal removal services we offer - St. Petersburg Wildlife Control can provide animal proofing and exclusion services as well as attic restoration if needed.
St. Petersburg Wildlife Control provides animal control, animal damage control, and nuisance wildlife removal services for homeowners, property management companies, industrial and commercial clients, municipalities, and Fortune 500 companies in the United States. It specializes in residential animal control, animal damage control, management programs, prevention services, animal removal, pest control, attic insulation and restoration, and home services and exterior cleaning. The company offers commercial services, such as management programs, municipal animal control, bird control, It also provides other related environmental and ecological products and services 24/7. When it comes to solving the problem, our focus is on EXCLUSION (e.g. sealing up holes, finding points of entry and closing them, etc.). Afterwards we put into place TRAPS & BAIT STATIONS. TRAPS are used in areas such as crawl space areas, attics, garage areas, mechanical rooms, boiler rooms, closets, etc. BAIT STATIONS are used at the exterior of the home (note: we never place poisons or baits inside of ANY portion of the home, so that if a rodent is inside (somewhere - anywhere) it will NOT be likely to die inside and cause foul odors. Our BAIT STATIONS are heavy-duty high-quality units designed to SECURE the bait (so it can not fall out or be removed) so that children, pets or any other non-target animals are unable to access it.
While we mostly remove live animals, sometimes we remove dead animal carcasses. The most common type of dead animal removal is that of a dead rat or Squirrels in Attic or wall. If you've got animals living in your attic and you don't take care of it, one of the potential consequences is that the animal will die in the house. A dead rodent is even more likely if someone has employed the ill-advised tactic of using a rodenticide or any other type of poison control. Once the animal dies, it starts to decompose. The odor starts about three days after death. The strength of the odor depends on several factors - the size of the animal, the location (down a wall is worse than in a well-ventilated attic), the temperature, the humidity, and so on. The odor will last for a long time. If the animal is larger, it could be well over a month. In some cases, the odor has been so bad that the homeowner has elected to move out of the house rather than live with the stench. Don't let it come to that: hire a wildlife specialist to remove the dead animal. If it's in the attic or down a wall, a competent professional will be able to find it, remove it, and decontaminate the area. If you've simply got a case of a dead carcass outside somewhere, we can also come and remove that as well, and dispose of it in the proper manner. Your one stop Animal Removal Service Company.
If there is a bat in your house, it is most likely there are more. Bats live in colonies or small families. It is very rare for a bat to enter your house through open windows or doors. Generally, they squeeze in through existing gaps and nest in walls and ceilings between the insulation and wall, ceiling or attics. If any member of the household came in contact with the bat, a doctor should be consulted. The incidence of rabies in bats is estimated to be very low, however, they do carry the disease. Do not attempt to catch the bat yourself. Also, do not swat the bat with anything. This can cause blood or urine to spray from the bat. St. Petersburg Bat Removal is trained to capture these animals. NOTE: If you experience any similar situations and you believe a bat has been flying around the interior portions of your home, the bat must be caught and not released and professional opinion must be obtained for your own safety. We offer quality, affordable services, most knowledgeable wildlife service technicians that can identify Squirrel Poop. St. Petersburg Wildlife Control specializes in trapping & exclusion of wildlife, odor removal, and hazardous material removal - including dead animal carcasses removal. And always with a same day service, 24/7!
Customer Satisfaction is our #1 priority and something that we strive for on a daily basis. All work done by St. Petersburg Wildlife Control is backed by a warranty that you can count on, and in many cases you will receive a lifetime guarantee. You can be assured that you will never have the unforeseen expenses of nuisance wildlife issues again. Animal removal is our specialty. What Happens to Wildlife Once They Are Removed? As the build-out of the suburbs continues to remove animal habitat, encounters with wildlife have become all too common. With the increased threat of rabies, distemper and other diseases, these encounters can be dangerous to humans, pets and the wildlife itself. In most cases, unless State regulations say otherwise, once the wildlife is removed the animals are relocated to our privately maintained rural land.