Wildlife We Remove in Tampa, FL
Living in the ‘Sunshine State’ has plenty of perks. But the perpetual sunshine and warm climate also create a prime habitat for wildlife to flourish in.
The west coast of Central Florida has plenty of habitats for wildlife to enjoy including coastal scrub, pine forests, hardwood forests, dry prairie, and an abundance of fresh water sources. As Tampa continues to grow, the area’s wildlife will adapt to this changing landscape of new urban and suburban territories.
Unwelcomed animals in your home will make their presence known. Animal noises are the most obvious sign you have an animal in your house. Wildlife in your home is more than a nuisance. Nuisance wildlife will damage your home and threaten your health.
Homeowners in Tampa 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. Animals in the area will seek out the shelter and food readily available in your home.
Call Trutech at the first sign of suspected animals in your home. It is important to remove wildlife before too much damage happens.
Your home or business is no place for a critter to call home. In fact, a wildlife nuisance problem can lead to extensive property damage and health concerns for anyone in the building.
Tampa Wildlife Removal Services
- Reinforcing potential entry points
- Wildlife control
- Locate entry points
- Set and check traps
- Seal all possible entries
- Clean & disinfect
Wildlife Removal Process
Step 1: InspectionWe 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 PlanAfter 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: ExclusionA 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.
Common Wildlife in Tampa
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 rodent 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 rat and mice 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.
Most of the snakes in Tampa Bay are not venomous. There are only four venomous species found in Tampa, 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 Tampa, 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.
Humans rarely see the masked bandits who scavenge at night. It’s their destruction that is most noticed. You will see tipped garbage cans, scattered pet food, damaged garden crops, missing chickens, and holes in sod. But that’s not all.
Raccoons damage your home too. They will gnaw, chew, rip, and shred anything that gets between them and their den. For the safety of you, your home, and your property, raccoons should be professionally removed.
Live trapping is the most common raccoon removal technique. When juveniles are present, the use of repellents can be effective. Exclusion techniques include securing food sources and closing any entry points.
There are 13 species of bats in the state of Florida; several of these, including little brown and big brown bats, may be found in residential homes and businesses.
In Tampa, bat problems fall into one of three categories: roosting bats, a lone bat in the living area of a home, and bats flying around the house. If a bat is identified in the living area of the home, it can be legally be trapped and removed.
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.
Squirrels can cause considerable damage to your home. Both gray squirrels and fox squirrels can be found in Florida, but Tampa-St Pete 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 Tampa team is made up of dedicated experts who know the best ways to remove squirrels from a home and keep them away.
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 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.
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 property from common pests and nuisance wildlife.
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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