What is Considered a Nuisance Animal in Fort Myers?

March 12th, 2022

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While you may think the neighbor’s dog should be considered a nuisance animal in Fort Myers— it doesn’t quite fit the bill! Neither do bears, panthers, or alligators (if you happen to find those critters wandering into your yard along with the neighbor’s dog). So, which animals are considered nuisance animals in Fort Myers? And how do you remove them from your property?

According to Florida’s Administrative Code, nuisance wildlife are 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 on their property.”

More specifically, that includes:

  • Rats & rodents
  • Muscovy Ducks
  • Raccoons
  • Bats
  • Armadillos
  • Opossums
  • Snakes
  • Squirrels

Other animals might seem like they fit these criteria, but they are exempt for a variety of reasons like, for example, being on Florida’s endangered and threatened species list.

Nuisance Wildlife Removal in Fort Myers

If the wildlife you are looking to remove from your property is identified as a nuisance animal, Alford Wildlife and Pest Management is available to help! We provide local and affordable wildlife removal in Fort Myers and throughout Southwest Florida.

The first step is to get in touch with us for a free inspection. Then, one of our licensed wildlife experts will come to your property and discuss next steps with you. We pride ourselves on providing honest, open, and trustworthy service so you know what we’re doing each step of the way.

Our nuisance wildlife removal process generally includes live trapping and relocation, removing points of entry to prevent future return, clean-up and decontamination, dead animal removal and insulation repair (if the wildlife destroyed insulation during the infestation).

If you have questions about the wildlife on your property or would like to schedule an inspection, give us a call today at (239) 420-8566 or fill out our form online.

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