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The Dangers of DIY Squirrel & Other Rodent Removal

September 2nd, 2020

Squirrels, and other rodents, are very common in Southwest Florida. You’ll find them near businesses, residential neighborhoods, and schools. Most of the time, squirrels are harmless, and you may just see one or two at a time scurrying in the trees and around the bushes. However, if you are noticing that squirrels are multiplying in […]

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Alford Wildlife & Pest Management Expands Its Services to the Greater Tampa Area

August 28th, 2020

Alford Wildlife & Pest Management expanded its wildlife and pest control services to the Greater Tampa area, including: Sarasota County – Sarasota and North Port Manatee County – Anna Maria, Bradenton, and Palmetto Hillsborough County – Tampa, Plant City, and Brandon Pinellas County – St. Petersburg and Clearwater Pasco County – New Port Richey, Wesley […]

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How Rat Removal Services Work

August 3rd, 2020

Rats are a common rodent in Southwest Florida. They love the warm weather as much as we do and will take any opportunity to invade your property if you are not cautious. Whether they are brown rats or palm rats, they will quickly reproduce and become a problem for you. How to Identify Rats in […]

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Michael Alford Gets Reptile and Amphibian Certification from NWCOA

July 16th, 2020

We are excited to announce Michael Alford is now Reptile and Amphibian Certified by the National Wildlife Control Operators Association (NWCOA). What does this mean? Michael has the knowledge to deal with reptiles and amphibians inhabiting homes and businesses. He can identify, trap, and relocate them following the proper safety procedures and regulations guidelines put […]

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3 Difficult Pests to Identify in Florida Homes

July 10th, 2020

Generally, pests are a nuisance. But if they are not taken care of in time, they can have a drastic impact on our homes and our budgets. Some of them are harder to identify, making them more dangerous and more difficult to eliminate. Here are 3 of the most difficult pests to identify. Make you […]

Dangers of DIY Rat Removal

May 26th, 2020

Palm rats, also known as roof rats, citrus rats, or black rats are a rodent species that are very common in Florida because of our tropical climate and can often find their way into properties, becoming a nuisance for homeowners. Palm rats can damage your electrical devices by gnawing on wiring, rummage through your kitchen […]

How To Keep Snakes Out Of Your Home in SWFL

April 28th, 2020

Snakes are one of the most common types of nuisance wildlife that you can find on your property in SWFL. Because of our warm climate, and with many neighborhoods in the area being close to water, in Southwest Florida it is especially likely to find a snake around. We have written before about how to […]

How To Remove Nuisance Wildlife From Your Property

March 30th, 2020

What Is Nuisance Wildlife? According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, nuisance wildlife refers to an animal or animals exhibiting behavior that causes (or is about to cause) property damage, presents a threat to public safety, or causes an annoyance within, under, or upon a building. With many animals adapting to survive in […]

Common Snakes Found in Southwest Florida

March 4th, 2020

Southwest Florida’s many waterways and lush vegetation create a favorable habitat for wildlife, making it one of the most abundant areas for nuisance wildlife issues. Common unwanted animals you might find on your property are snakes. Encountering a snake in your home can be a very scary experience – especially due to the fact that […]

Raccoon Control in SWFL: How to Identify and Remove Nuisance Raccoons from Your Property

January 24th, 2020

Raccoons are one of the top wildlife complaints in Southwest Florida, and we receive several calls each week about raccoon removal. While they tend to roam in the nighttime outside of homes, you may be one of the unlucky ones to eventually have raccoons get into your home. Here, we’ll dig into more about raccoons […]

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