3 Signs You Need Professional Wildlife Removal Service

March 11th, 2021

an armadillo

Invasive wildlife can become more than a nuisance, they can harm your pets, you, and your family.  They carry diseases and bacteria that can be transferred through feces, a bite, or contaminated food. They can also pose damage to your property by destroying your home and your lawn.

Raccoons, armadillos, snakes, and squirrels are often the most spotted intrusive wildlife in Florida.  Some people still see them as a nuisance and not a threat, which is why they are more tolerant and wait to hire professional wildlife removal services. However, these animals should be removed before they get comfortable and establish their territory.

To help you decide when to act, here we discuss 3 signs it’s time to contact professional wildlife removal services.

Animal Waste

If you start discovering animal waste on your property, then you most likely have a wildlife problem. For example, raccoons tend to leave droppings at the base of trees while armadillos leave them near their burrows.

Armadillo waste looks like pebbles about one inch long so it might be more difficult to spot. Raccoon feces, on the other hand, are easier to identify since they deposit their feces in the same place they have defecated previously.

Feces and urine not only indicate that wildlife has made your property their home, but it can also contaminate your space putting at risk those who come in contact with it. Wildlife feces often carry diseases that can affect pets and humans, especially children.

Alarming House Damage

Wildlife can cause serious damage to your home and lawn. Raccoons living in your attic will rip off your insulation, tear the walls and even chew on wires.  They will create an entryway to your home, and this could make it easier for pests to crawl their way in too. Squirrels are also known for chewing wires and destroying building material.

Worsening damage is difficult to go unnoticed. Holes on your walls, roof, attic, or lawn are clear red flags of a wildlife problem. As soon as you notice these, we recommend you contact wildlife removal professionals. They will be able to identify the intruder by looking at the footprints they have left in your home.

Furthermore, these experts can detect the entry and exit points, making it easier to prevent more wildlife from entering your property in the future.

Disturbing Smell

A reoccurring pungent smell is never a good sign. It goes hand in hand with animal waste. An example is raccoon urine, which has a very strong foul smell. It only becomes worse as they keep leaving their waste on your property.

A dead animal will also leave a disturbing smell. If you find one, it means there is a point of entry that allowed them to come and go.

Work with A Local Wildlife Removal Company

Alford Wildlife & Pest Management provides local, affordable wildlife removal services in the Southwest Florida and Tampa Bay areas. These services include:

  • Removal & Relocation
  • Exclusion
  • Decontamination
  • Dead Animal Removal
  • Insulation

To learn more about our services or to inquire about a specific animal removal contact our Fort Myers office or our St. Pete office today.


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