Wildlife We Remove in Fort Myers, FL
With the Everglades as a backyard, Southwest Florida has plenty of habitats for wildlife to enjoy including coastlands, wetlands, scrub, pine, and hardwood forests.
Florida is one of the most biodiverse states in the U.S. Southwest Florida has its share of unique animals like the pileated woodpeckers, iguanas, and gopher tortoises.
The typical nuisance wildlife includes raccoons, squirrels, armadillos, gophers, opossums, snakes, and rats. Located on the Caloosahatchee River estuary, these animals have adapted to live in urban and suburban settings. They enter homes looking for food, water, or shelter.
A homeowner is more likely to notice a nuisance animal in the fall, spring, and winter. Most animals leave attics during the hot, humid summers. The pleasantly warm summers allow for animals to be active nearly year round.
Common Nuisance Wildlife
Fort Myers Wildlife Removal Services
Step 1: InspectionWe inspect the entire house both inside and out. We check the attic and crawlspace. We look for entry points along the exterior and on the roof. Each house is different. Each species is different. An inspection could take as little as 30 minutes or as long as 3 hours.
Step 2: The PlanAfter the inspection, we share what we found with you and explain how we solve the problem. Each plan is unique to the homeowner. Removal strategies include but are not limited to live trapping, direct capture, deterrents, or one-way doors. Once they’re gone, we repair any damage and apply sanitizing and ectoparasite agents. We return your home to the condition before the animal was present.
Step 3: ExclusionA full home exclusion creates a barrier that prevents animals from entering or re-entering your home. Exclusions provide long-term and safe solutions to keep an animal out. We seal all types of entry points like plumbing stacks, gable vents, ridge vents, crawlspace vents, and roof returns.
Guarantees and WarrantiesIn addition, Trutech offers a one-year warranty on full home exclusions. We are not satisfied until you are and that’s 100% guaranteed.
Common Wildlife in Fort Myers
Rodent Pest Control
Not only is it startling to see rodents like mice and rats, but also they can damage your home and carry diseases. Like all rodents, mice and rats constantly gnaw. Effective rodent pest control goes beyond a few traps. An integrated trapping and exclusion strategy is essential to solve the mouse infestation because mice and rats breed often.
The standard trapping duration is normally 5-14 days. It is essential to repair entry points and reinforce potential entry points to keep rats out. Trutech offers recurring rodent services to maintain a rodent-free home.
Opossums are not prone to aggression. They pose the greatest threat to your garden, but they will eat almost anything. Opossums do carry diseases and host parasites like mites, roundworms, flukes, and tapeworms.
Opossums will also look for safe nesting areas under decks, inside garages, or under foundations. Sealing ground-level entrances and burying wire mesh are effective ways to keep opossums out. If an opossum makes its way into your attic, both cage trap and direct capture are humane removal strategies. After the opossum has been removed, we apply an ectoparasite treatment to exterminate any pests living on an opossum.
The most common squirrels in Orlando are the Fox Squirrel, Eastern Gray Squirrel, and the Southern Flying Squirrel. By far the most common in Southwest Florida is the Eastern Gray Squirrel. Because squirrels are active from dawn until dusk, the first sign of an infestation is scurrying noises in your attic early in the morning. Beyond a nuisance, squirrels like all rodents must constantly gnaw and chew.
To effectively remove squirrels, the wildlife technician will employ a variety of tactics such as live trapping, one-way doors, deterrents, and direct capture.
Most of the snakes in Southwest Florida are not venomous. There are only four venomous species found in Fort Myers, and they usually only pose a risk to humans when threatened. All snakes are beneficial to the environment. If you have a snake in your home, avoid killing it. To ensure safe and permanent removal, you need the expertise of a licensed professional.
A snake enters a home looking for food. If you need snake removal in Orlando, you likely have rats or mice in your house too.
Not only will Trutech safely remove the snake but also the technician will inspect for any other pest animals. Once all wildlife has been removed, we’ll prevent any future pest animal infestations.
Raccoons inhabit all parts of the state, tend to stay near a reliable source of water, and are comfortable in urban areas. Raccoons can wreak havoc trying to gain entry to your home and cause significant damage creating a den in your attic. They can cause a mess of garbage and destroy home gardens and birdfeeders. Because they are nocturnal, you’ll most likely hear a loud thumbing at night if you have an attic.
Live trapping is the most common removal technique and exclusion techniques include securing food sources and closing any entry points.
During maternity season (usually April 15 to August 15), it is illegal to remove or exclude bats in Florida. After maternity season, the wildlife technician removes bats by installing a one-way bat valve. That allows the bats to safely leave your home but prevents them from re-entering.
Bats in the attic, or elsewhere in your home, can be a particularly troublesome nuisance. Not only do they make a lot of noise, but their nests and droppings can negatively affect your health and the health of your family.
Bat guano is the surest sign you have bats and the greatest risk to your health. A large accumulation of guano can lead to structural issues and spread two fungal diseases.
Who We Are
When you encounter unwanted wildlife in your home or business it is important to resolve the problem quickly and professionally. At Trutech®, our expert technicians and specialists have over 100 years of combined experience in the wildlife removal industry.
We know how to protect you and your family from the hazards of wildlife in your home or place of business.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! We are licensed and insured.
Trutech® does not hire subcontractors for animal removal services. We employ expert technicians who are provided ongoing education and training in all aspects of animal control and removal. Many of our technicians hold degrees in Wildlife Biology, Entomology (insects), Ornithology (birds) or Herpetology (reptiles), some with Masters degrees in their specialty field.
We start by first removing the wildlife on your property, and cleaning up any damage. From there we’ll work with you to create a customized prevention plan so you won’t have the same issue again.
Our goal is to remove any wildlife as humanely as possible — often that means catching and releasing the animal.
We provide customized solutions to each individual customer so that we may solve the issue as quickly, efficiently, and cost effectively as possible. An estimate may change based on the amount of animal activity or work needed to be done. All estimates are finalized with an exact price before any work begins.