Wildlife We Remove in Gainesville, FL
Wherever you live in Alachua County, you know what a great place Gainesville is to live. Butterfly rainforest, botanical gardens, nature centers, national forests, and a 20,000-acre wildlife sanctuary are a few ways wildlife is supported in Central Florida area.
Unfortunately, nuisance wildlife lives in Gainesville, too. The city of Gainesville defines nuisance wildlife as “shall mean an undesirable animal that causes (or is about to cause) property or environmental damage, presents a threat to public safety, or causes an annoyance within, under, or upon a building.”
Lucky for you, the Trutech nuisance wildlife removal team is local to the Gainesville area, so we know the most common and biggest nuisance wildlife problems here. No matter how large or small, we are the wildlife experts.
Common Nuisance Wildlife
Gainesville Wildlife Removal Services
Step 1: InspectionWhen 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 PlanWith 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 WorkIf 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 ExclusionWildlife 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 WarrantyOnce 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.
Common Wildlife in Gainesville
Raccoons inhabit all parts of the state, tend to stay near a reliable source of water, and are comfortable in urban areas.
They seek food, water, and shelter and will create many nesting spots throughout their travels. A favorite spot for raccoons is in your attic. If they can’t find their way into your attic, they will pick your crawlspace, under your deck, or in sheds or other outbuildings.
Raccoons are assertive and will break screens, doors, boards, and anything else preventing them from entering your home. They can climb, and they leave diseased feces and urine wherever they want. Getting rid of raccoons from your home should be done by professionals, like the ones at Critter Control. Their process includes:
Cage trapping is the most common raccoon removal technique and exclusion techniques include securing food sources and closing any entry points.
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.
Armadillos were introduced to Florida in the 1920s and now are common and considered naturalized. Prolific diggers, and armadillos can damage lawns and garden beds with their burrows.
Armadillos present little danger to people. The greatest danger they pose is to your landscaping. Controlling the animal can protect your lawn and garden and the integrity of structures like decks and driveways on your property.
Capturing an armadillo with a live trap can be difficult. Habitat modification and exclusions are extremely effective in removing armadillos from your lawn. Water your garden beds in the morning because armadillos prefer loose soil. Armadillos are nocturnal, and the soil will have dried out by the mid-afternoon.
Getting rid of squirrels can be a headache. Houses make an ideal nesting site for tree and flying squirrels.
The Eastern gray squirrel is the most commonly seen in Florida, although we also have the Southern flying squirrel and the fox squirrel. If you hear scurrying in your attic, it is likely the Eastern Grey Squirrel. Fox Squirrels prefer open woods, pine and cypress stands, and mangrove swamp.
Squirrels are active from dawn until dusk so you will hear them early in the morning. Like all rodents, they constantly chew and gnaw so a squirrel will damage your home by gnawing.
Don’t waste time with costly squirrel traps or squirrel repellents because squirrels can easily find their way back into your home. Our Gainesville squirrel removal pros will employ a variety of tactics such as live trapping, one-way doors, deterrents, and live capture to solve your squirrel infestation.
Most of the snakes in Gainesville are not venomous. There are only four venomous species found in Central Florida, 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.
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.
Rodent Pest Control
Got a problem with mice, rats, or other rodents? Rodents damage your home and spread diseases. Setting a few traps is not an effective rodent pest control method because of how often rodents breed. A litter is usually between five to twelve, and one rat can have up to seven litters in a year!
Our rodent pest control specialists in Gainesville will work with you to get rid of mice and rat problems and help advise you on proper rodent control so that you no longer need to worry about these destructive pests.
The standard trapping duration is normally 5-14 days. An integrated trapping and exclusion strategy is essential to solve the rodent infestation. Rodents can gnaw through virtually any house material, and mice only need a hole the size of a dime.
Trutech offers recurring rodent services to maintain a rodent-free home
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.
There are 196 species of breeding birds in Florida and sixteen nonnative birds. The most common nuisance birds include pigeons, woodpeckers, peacocks, and house sparrows.
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.
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
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.