Wildlife We Remove in Sarasota, FL
Sarasota also offers the perfect habitat for beachgoers and a variety of wildlife. Located on the Gulf Coast, Sarasota is one of the fastest-growing markets in Florida and attracts over three million visitors a year. The increasing human activity and development can lead to human-wildlife conflicts.
Animals need food, water, and shelter; people provide resources for all three. Depending on the time of year different species might enter your home. Sarasota has large animals such as bears, bobcats, and alligators to smaller mammals and reptiles such as raccoons, opossums, and snakes. The proximity to the water means a large rat and mouse population.
Sight, sound, and smell are the three most common signs of an animal in your house. If you notice a strange smell, hear an uncommon sound, or see evidence of an animal, call as soon as possible. The longer an animal lives in your home, the more damage it causes.
Common Nuisance Wildlife
Sarasota Wildlife Removal Services
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.
Here’s what to expect when working with Trutech:
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.
Wildlife damage management includes:
- Reinforcing potential entry points
- Wildlife control
- Locate entry points
- Set and check traps
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.
Guarantees and Warranties
In addition, Trutech offers a one-year warranty on full home exclusions. We are not satisfied until you are and that’s 100% guaranteed.
How do you get rid of the wildlife in your home? Trust the professionals! Successfully controlling a wildlife pest problem is a bigger project than most DIYers consider.
Trutech Wildlife Technicians know how to effectively and efficiently control any nuisance wildlife from your home with an integrated wildlife pest management strategy. They will humanely remove the animal, repair any damage, protect your home from future pest animals, and clean and disinfect the area.
Common Wildlife in Sarasota
We hear a lot of stories of people trying to take care of rats on their own. Our advice is that you don’t try DIY rat control. A few rat traps won’t solve your problem.
Not only is it startling to see rodents like mice and rats, but also they can damage your home and carry diseases. Mice and rats constantly gnaw. Effective rodent removal goes beyond a few traps.
An integrated trapping and exclusion strategy is essential to solve the rodent 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.
Squirrels are not always considered pests, but if you have squirrels in the attic, in the garbage, or just generally too many around your home or business.
The most common squirrels in Sarasota are the Fox Squirrel, Eastern Gray Squirrel, and the Southern Flying Squirrel. By far the most common in Sarasota County 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, squirrel damage can escalate quickly. 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.
Raccoons inhabit all parts of the state. They tend to stay near a reliable source of water and thrive in urban and suburban areas.
You are most likely to have a raccoon problem starting in March. Raccoon breeding season takes place between December and January. A litter of three to four kits is born sixty days later. You will hear a family of raccoons in your attic during the night.
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.
Live trapping is the most common removal technique, but raccoons can be surprisingly aggressive.
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.
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.
Most of the snakes in Sarasota are not venomous. There are only four venomous species found in Sarasota, 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 snake removal, you need the expertise of a licensed professional.
A snake enters a home looking for food. If you need snake removal in Sarasota, you likely have rats or mice in your house too.
Not only will Trutech safely remove the snake but also we 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.
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.
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.
Habitat modification and exclusions are extremely effective in removing armadillos from your lawn.
Capturing an armadillo with a live trap can be difficult. 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 spent over 40 years developing and training to provide humane wildlife service.
Technicians have local knowledge of the town they live and work in. As an experienced wildlife control company, we know how to protect you and your family from the hazards of wildlife in your home or place of business.
Beyond an exceptional track record in wildlife control services, we make sure that you are comfortable with who you are inviting into your home. Extensive training, drug tests and background checks ensure that you are working with a local professional that can solve your wildlife control problems.
And we’re not satisfied until you are and that is 100% guaranteed. Our goal is a long-term solution to your wildlife problem. Our full home exclusions are always guaranteed for one year. If you run into a repeated wildlife issue in the St. Pete area, give us a call!
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.