Fort Myers Wildlife Removal

Wildlife problem? Let us take care of it

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

Not all encounters with wildlife on your property require traps, snares, or firearms. Often you can resolve a potential issue by removing or limiting resources on your property.

Human-wildlife conflict is defined as any interaction between people (including their pets or livestock) and wildlife that results in negative impacts.

Homeowners should be concerned about nuisance wildlife when:

  • causes (or is about to cause) property damage,
  • presents a threat to public safety, or
  • causes an annoyance within, under, or upon a building

Since its founding in 1984, Trutech Wildlife Service has been helping both homeowners and commercial businesses protect property and public health from nuisance wildlife. With a focus on the best customer experience possible, we work hard to efficiently protect properties from unwelcome wildlife.

Here’s what to expect when working with Trutech:

Step 1: Inspection

When a Trutech technician arrives at your home, we will start by asking questions about your experience with the nuisance wildlife at hand.
Once we have a firm grasp on the issues the property owner is facing, a thorough inspection of the interior and exterior of the home begins. This includes looking at the attic, crawlspace, roof, and any possible entry points. Since each species and home is different, the length of the inspection can vary. It can take between 30 minutes to 3 hours to accurately evaluate the extent of the wildlife nuisance issue.

Step 2: The Plan

With the results of the inspection, we share our findings with you. And share how we will solve the problem for you.
Although each wildlife control plan is unique to the home, it may include live trapping, direct capture, one-way doors, or deterrents. Before any work begins, we make sure that you are comfortable with the steps being taken to resolve the nuisance wildlife issue.

Step 3: Get To Work

If you approve of the plan, we will set up a time to put it into place. After the animal removal has taken place, we will repair any damage caused by the critter. Additionally, we will apply sanitizing and ectoparasite agents to the affected areas. Once the plan is executed, your home will be returned to its normal condition.

Step 4: Full Home Exclusion

Wildlife removal is just one part of the plan. Many plans include wildlife control measures to prevent any future problems. This is often completed by installing a full home exclusion. The goal is to create physical barriers to prevent animals from entering your home in the future.
A few possible exclusion techniques include gable vents, ridge vents, crawlspace vents, roof returns, and plumbing stacks. With the appropriate exclusions in place, you can rest easy knowing that a long-term solution is in place to protect your home from nuisance wildlife.

Guarantee and Warranty

Once installed, Trutech offers a one-year warranty on full home exclusions. Plus, there is a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you aren’t satisfied with the initial work, Trutech will send out a service manager to inspect the work completed and make any necessary adjustments.

Trutech technician inspecting the outside of a property

Wildlife problem? Let us take care of it

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.

Opossum Control

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.

Bird Control

Fort Myers is a bird sanctuary, and every year Lee County beaches also host nesting birds from April to August. 

When birds nest on your property, they can cause a problem like building nests in your home or creating a mess with their droppings. Most birds in Deltona are protected. 

Effective bird control includes habitat modification, exclusions, repellents, and trapping. Trapping birds are difficult; prevention and exclusion are much more effective to get rid of nuisance birds.

Squirrel Removal

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.

Snake Control

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.

Mole Removal

Moles love the sandy, loose soil in Southwest Florida, but you probaly won’t see a mole or encounter one in your home. Moles spend almost all of their time underground.  You will notice a mole problem in your yard by their tunnels and the molehills. The pests tunnel just below the surface of the ground, overturning dirt with their powerful front feet.

Time, energy, and resources can be wasted by trying to control moles in an unoccupied burrow. Baiting and trapping are the two most practical and efficient methods to get rid of moles.  

Raccoon Removal

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.

Bat Removal

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.

Stinging Insect Control

Wasps, yellow jackets, hornets, cicada killers, or bees can ruin your outdoor experience. Beehive and wasp nest removal can protect you, your family, and your pets from getting stung.

After the stinging insects are taken care of, the entire hive must be removed. An old hive left in your home could attract a new colony or attract other animals. The hive area must be sanitized to remove any honey. Otherwise, leftover honey could attract other pests, including ants, cockroaches, rats, or raccoons.

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.

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“I am a customer of Trutech and I just wanted to tell you that you have a very dedicated and knowledgeable technician in Ansley Sherlock. We had a difficult rat problem and she has worked tirelessly to help us. She is friendly and pleasant. I know that she will succeed in getting rid of our rats. She is patient and answers all our questions. We definitely will recommend your company to anyone who needs your services.”
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“Dear Trutech, yesterday happened just like you promised! You had told me that if I saw a snake on our property again to call you any day or any time because that’s the best time to catch them – that is, soon after they’re spotted. You sent Alfred Burns right away and Nick Yohn, D.M. arrived, shortly thereafter. Removing that 65″ snake from our yard was a great relief for my wife and me. You have kept every promise you’ve made and you have provided great customer service at every step.”

Frequently Asked Questions

There is no one-size-fits-all solution; each job requires a custom approach. We inspect every home and build a custom plan to resolve any wildlife problems. We use a variety of techniques including cage traps, direct capture, one-way valves,  and deterrents. Exclusion techiques are the most effective way to get rid of animals. 

We provide customized solutions to each individual customer so that we may solve the issue as quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively as possible. The size of the house, type of animal, number of nuisance animals, and length of time of infestation affect the estimated price of wildlife removal.

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.

Our goal is to remove any wildlife as humanely as possible — often that means catching and releasing the animal.

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.

Yes! We are licensed and insured.

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.

Service Areas

  • Alva
  • Cape Coral
  • Boca Grande
  • Bonita Springs
  • Estero
  • Fort Myers Beach
  • Fort Myers Shore
  • Jacksonville
  • Lake Buena Vista
  • Naples
  • North Fort Myers
  • Pelican Preserve
  • Sarasota
  • Suncoast Estates
  • Tampa