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Lakeland Wildlife Removal

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Wildlife We Remove in Lakeland, FL

Polk County, made up of Lakeland, both Bartow and Haines City and Lake Eva, Lake Tracey, Lake Henry, and Lake Hancock (to name a few), is home to a wide range of wild animals. Bats, squirrels, rats, and even venomous snakes are all common here. If one of these pests finds its way into your home, what do you do?

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.

Trutech Wildlife Technicians are equipped to handle any nuisance wildlife in your home or business. They will safely remove any attic invaders like raccoons, rats, mice, and squirrels and protect your lawn from skunks, opossums, chipmunks, and armadillos. Trutech can also protect your lawn and home from stinging insects like wasps, hornets, bees, mosquitos, and fire ants.

Nuisance Animal Behavior in Central Florida

Central Florida has plenty of habitats for wildlife to enjoy including coastal scrub, pine forests, hardwood forests, dry prairie, and an abundance of freshwater sources. Animals in the area will seek out the shelter and food readily available in your home. Homeowners in Polk County face the most significant wildlife nuisance issues in the spring and fall. But some nuisance wildlife issues will persist throughout the winter and summer seasons, most notably rodents and bats.

When you work with the wildlife removal professionals at Trutech, you can feel confident that the job is being done right. We handle pests large and small, dangerous and docile, so you can reclaim your home, lawn, garden, and more from common pests and nuisance animals in Polk County.

Common Nuisance Wildlife

Lakeland Wildlife Removal Services

When you call our Lakeland wildlife removal team, we come to you with all the tools and expertise needed to determine the problem and take steps to solve the problem. We can repair some of the damage caused by wild animals, including nest removal, feces removal, and dead animal removal, to name a few.

Wildlife damage management includes:

  • Reinforcing potential entry points
  • Wildlife control
  • Locate entry points
  • Set and check traps
  • Relocate/release
  • Seal all possible entries
  • Clean & disinfect

Wildlife Removal Process

Step 1: Inspection

We 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 Plan

After 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: Exclusion

A 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. In addition, Trutech offers a one-year warranty on full home exclusions.

We are not satisfied until you are and that’s 100% guaranteed.

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Common Wildlife in Lakeland

Raccoon Removal

Raccoons inhabit all parts of Florida, 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 in your attic.

Cage traps are the most common raccoon trapping technique. Occasionally raccoon eviction fluid can work for a no-trap raccoon removal solution. Raccoons are strong and can create large holes in your house. A whole-home exclusion repairs any raccoon holes and strengthens any potential entry points. 

Rodent Pest Control

If you hear scraping sounds in the walls or you see droppings, it’s a good idea to call Trutech. Mice or rats can wreak havoc in your house.

Total mice removal takes more than a few mouse traps. Because rats can up to six litters a year consisting of eight to eighteen pups, effective rodent control requires proper rodent population control and prevention.

The standard mouse trapping duration is normally 5-14 days. We will evaluate the extent of the rodent infestation. We’ll remove the mice and perform mouse exclusion services to prevent them from coming back into your home or office.

Squirrel Removal

Squirrels can cause considerable damage to your home. Both gray squirrels and fox squirrels can be found in Florida, but Polk County residents are more likely to have fox squirrels in their attic.

Squirrels are active during the day so you might hear squealing, running, or gnawing early in the morning. Squirrels’ teeth never stop growing so they constantly gnaw and chew damaging attic insulation, fraying electrical wire, and destroying house structures.

To effectively remove squirrels, the wildlife technician will employ a variety of tactics such as live trapping, one-way doors, deterrents, and direct capture. Our Polk County team is made up of dedicated experts who know the best ways to remove squirrels from a home and keep them away.

Snake Control

Most of the snakes in Polk County are not venomous. There are only four venomous species found in Lakeland, 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 Polk County, 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.

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.

Armadillo Control

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.

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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Barrett C.
Lakeland
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Amber is great she is very responsive to the point that she response to texts even on Sundays. This is something she does not have to do, however she goes far and beyond to make sure questions are answered and services are rendered.
Bob S.
Lakeland
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I couldn't be happier! All the techs who came to the house were very professional. They would call prior to coming and were always on time. Apparently the project manager didn't like the way it turned out the first time so he made someone come out and re-do some areas. Its been a nice change as many of the contractors that have worked on our house have been very frustrating. Trutech was different they were great and the quality of their work is still very important to Trutech which is refreshing.
Jake O.
Lakeland
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Christopher Andre - genuinely enthusiastic about his job - very personable - didn’t mind the thousands of questions I asked plus me watching the procedure - explained in detail what he was doing with awesome follow up work. He is definitely an asset to your Company!
Debra D.
Lakeland
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Trutech has always been reliable and reasonable for pest and critter control. Our technician turnover is low, and they have been good communicators. We've been with them for about 15 years and have had only 3 technicians. A good company.
Harry W.
Davenport, FL
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Our issue was addressed. The technicians were professional, knowledgeable and personable.
Bonnie L.
Bartow
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Trevor and Kaitlyn are exceptionally good professional representatives for your company. They made me feel very confident with the job they were doing. I trusted them explicitly.
Dale W.
Winter Haven
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Braxton was prompt and efficient.
Frank F.
Winter Haven
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Prompt-came out immediately. Effective-found and fixed the problems, All your employees know their job and also were good to deal with- David,Trevor and Caylyn. "
Jackie G.
Lakeland
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Everybody was professional and courteous. My first contact, David, was knowledgeable and let me know the attic and the garage had rodents of some kind. Most likely — possum. Trevor was cooperative. He did a good job sealing the house. The young men who came to put in the insulation to the very nice job. I found them to be polite. It was very expensive, but we believe in the long, long run it will be worth it.
Jessica V.
Jessica V.
Winter Haven
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Quite literally the only service in my county that will handle larger wildlife (like rats/raccoons/snakes/squirrels), but to be honest, even if there was another company, I am just so pleased with the service I have. Originally it was just get rid of wildlife in my attic, then an abundance of mice trying to get in from underneath! But after taking care, I have had zero issues. They insure the work they did on my house, and are also the only pest control that will absolutely do preventative work on your house to ensure it. Outstanding.
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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 techniques 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.

Typically an animal dies in your home because it became trapped in a hard-to-reach and hidden area. Our expert technicians have the experience and knowledge to find it and then safely remove the carcass from your home.

Our Wildlife Technicians use a pet-safe odor eliminator made of natural organisms and enzymes that consume decaying organic odor-causing matter, eliminating the source of the lingering odor. We use aerosols, oxidizing agents, foggers, and disinfectants with germicides to deodorize until nature completes this task for you.

You should consider a full home exclusion after the smell has been neutralized. Nuisance wildlife found its way into your house once. That entrance leaves your home vulnerable to future animal infestations. Full home exclusions are the most effective form of wildlife control.

Service Areas

  • Auburndale
  • Bartow
  • Davenport
  • Fort Meade
  • Frostproof
  • Lakeland
  • Lake Wales
  • Haines City
  • Winter Haven

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