Gainesville Wildlife Removal

Wildlife problem? Let us take care of it

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

Since 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 Gainesville

Raccoon Removal

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.

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.

Squirrel Removal

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.

Snake Control

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.

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

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.

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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Wildlife problem? Let us take care of it

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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

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.

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