All Pro Wildlife, LLC
All Pro Wildlife, LLC is a full-service wildlife control company serving Clearwater FL and the surrounding area. We specialize in urban and suburban wildlife damage
management for both residential and commercial customers. We are state licensed by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission. We handle nearly all aspects of wildlife
control, and resolve conflicts between people and wildlife in a humane and professional manner. For Clearwater pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at (813) 404-7033 -
yes, we answer our phones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - and we will discuss your wildlife
problem and schedule an appointment to solve it. We look forward to hearing from you!
- Scratching Noises in Your Attic?
- Unwanted Wildlife on Property?
- Problem Bird or Bat Infestation?
- Digging Lawn or Under House?
- We Can Solve It!
Many of Florida's wild animals have learned to adapt and even thrive in our homes. For example some wildlife have found
that attics make great places to live. Other animals find refuge under homes or porches. Invariably,
these animals cause damage. Rodents, like squirrels and rats, love to chew on electrical wires once in an attic, and this causes a serious fire
hazard. Raccoons can cause serious contamination in an attic with their droppings and parasites. Same goes for bat or bird colonies. We specialize in solving Florida's
wildlife problems, from snake removal to large jobs like commercial bat control, we do it all.
|We do not handle dog or cat problems
. If you need assistance with a domestic animal, such as a dog or a cat, you need to call your local Pinellas county animal services
for assistance. They can help you out with issues such as stray dogs, stray cats, spay & neuter programs, vaccinations, licenses,
pet adoption, bite reports, deceased pets, lost pets, local animal complaints and to report neglected or abused animals. There is no free Clearwater animal control for wildlife issues.
Pinellas County Animal Services or Humane Society: (727) 582-2600
Clearwater Wildlife Removal Tip: How to keep raccoons out of a chicken coop: The worst thing to happen when you have chickens is waking up to find out half or all your chickens have been maimed or killed by a passing wild animal, believed to be a raccoon. The little black and grey bandit might look cute but if there are chickens on offer, they’ll jump at the chance and sadly, against sharp claws and teeth, your feathered friends really won’t stand much of a chance. If you have chickens and you’re worried about raccoons, there are preventative and protection methods you can take to ensure they stay safe, not only from this wild animal but others too. Make sure you keep everything clean to start with - don’t leave pet or other animal feed out, the trash can is kept in a garage or shed which can’t be accessed, or the lid is secured in place and can’t be tipped over, and no feed is left on the floor or out accidentally. These will attract raccoons and once you’ve attracted them, they’ll be hard work to get rid of. Raccoons can use their teeth and claws to bend and tear through mesh so make sure all wire mesh you use is secured in place, and any damage is repaired as soon as possible. It takes the smallest gap or tear for the raccoon to grab and rip apart, and once they’re in, your chickens are in grave danger. Chicken wire isn't strong enough - most wild animals can tear through this with ease. Raccoons are animals that hunt primarily at night, so make sure your chickens are safely secured when it’s dark, and maybe even consider motion sensor lighting focused on the area. A light coming on could just be enough to scare the raccoon, and other wild animals, away.
Clearwater Animal News Clip: Sportsmen help Florida department of fish & game
Clearwater - The U.P. Sportsmen's Alliance held their annual convention last weekend with one of the best attendance in a few years. The usual club business took only a small portion of the organized hearing, including the election of officers. Most of the time was spent between Bill Critter Catcher Chris representing the Florida Wildlife trapping and Fishing License Package Development Work Group and two clubs, represented by Joe Hudson from the Florida Bear Pest control companies Association and Mike Thoman representing the Florida Wildlife trapping Federation, who were calling for unity among sportsmen. Critter Catcher Chris answered many questions regarding the proposed wildlife trapping and fishing license increases. He clearly explained the situation regarding exacerbated budgets within the Florida Department of Natural Resources (Agency of fish & game). Read on for more information about animal control in Clearwater, Florida.
The Agency of fish & game has been permitted only two, $1 increases since 1996. The legislature put the limit on the department that included a 10-year sunset clause. The cost of inflation coupled with the reduction of revenue that had been allocated through the General Fund via the legislature has compounded the fiscal budget problems. Starting four years ago, the Agency of fish & game began aggressive cost cutting measures that have brought services to a bare bones level. All of the UPSA members attending the organized hearing accepted the fact the Agency of fish & game needs more funding. The real question still needs resolution is who should pay for it? Despite this there is no free Clearwater animal services for wildlife in Pinellas County.
Florida receives a beneficial subsidy from the Federal - Pittman/Robertson Act. From here, 75 percent of taxes assessed from the sale of sporting merchandise, traps and ammunition since 1937 has been redistributed across the United States. Most other funding comes from the sale of state wildlife trapping and fishing licenses and other user fees. These monies are now set aside by our State Constitution into trusts that cannot be used for any other purpose except to re-investment directly back to the source. Unfortunately, there is an obligation within the funds used for wild game to also fund management of non-game species of wildlife. There is also another dilemma regarding the cost of public lands within the boundaries of local governments. Since 1971, one dollar from every rodent wildlife trapping license sold in Florida has been set aside for the rodent Range Improvement Program. Most Clearwater pest control companies that we interviewed found this interesting.
The current focus of DRIP is acquiring lands up for sale, either by timber producers or private owners, that have active winter rodent yards. These parcels are thus kept for rodent range and open for public recreation. A contingency within the act regarding public lands is to subsidize municipalities, townships and counties that hold such public land within their respective boundaries. The subsidy is established as Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILT). While PILT obligation used to be totally paid from the State General Fund, the Agency of fish & game General Fund is now being obligated to pay 50 percent of PILT and at agricultural ad valorem levels. The State of Florida (as well as many other states) has seen a long term slow decline in the sale of wildlife trapping licenses. Numbers have remained stagnant to about a one percent annual decrease over the last 15-20 years. The Agency of fish & game and State Legislature did address this issue and in July 2006 enhanced youth wildlife trapping opportunities. The change signed into law by Governor Graham should help turn recruitment and retention around, provided wildlife trapping is still a recreational option. Finally, all the wildlife habitat management, game and non-game species being paid for by pest control companies, as well as all the fish habitat and replanting efforts being paid for by the fishing public are also provided to the general public free of charge. At least, this is what Clearwater extermination companies think.