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Florida Directory Of Nuisance Wildlife Control Professionals

Fort Myers, FL

Nuisance Wildlife Rangers
239-829-5372

Nuisance Wildlife Rangers is a full-service wildlife control company serving Fort Myers 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 Fort Myers pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 239-829-5372 - 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 Lee 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 Fort Myers animal control for wildlife issues.

Lee County Animal Services or Humane Society: 239-533-7387


Fort Myers Wildlife Removal Tip: Will A High Pitched Sound Deterrent Machine Work To Repel Squirrels?

There are many different types of ways that people can use to deal with problem wildlife, and one of the innovations that has been used to try and repel pest animals is that of the audio repellent. These will usually be sold through hardware stores and garden centers which will usually have a section dedicated to problem animals, and there are often a range of different devices available. The cost of such devices can also vary, with some systems having several speakers and needing several batteries to remain in action.

How Audio Repellents Are Said To Work

Essentially this is a sound emitter with a speaker that emits a noise that is largely outside the hearing range of most people, although it is said that it may be heard by some younger people when the sound is being produced. This noise is meant to be particularly unpleasant for animals, that have sensitive hearing that has evolved for their safety, and the theory is that these devices will then drive the animals away. There are two main types of devices usually available, with ones that produce a constant noise to try and remove animals in a confined location such as an attic, while other devices are motion activated and designed to drive animals away from yards and gardens.

The Problems With Using These Devices

The main problem that most people will have when it comes to using this type of deterrent machine is that there is limited evidence to show its effectiveness, which means that you can often be paying for something which doesn't back up its claims. Professionals who deal with squirrel infestations often visit home owners and there are many tales where people have spent hundreds of dollars on chemical and audio repellents, and still have the squirrels in their attic or wall cavity.

Alternative Ways Of Dealing With A Squirrel Problem

The reality is that the best step is to remove the squirrels causing the problem, and one of the best ways of achieving this is by using traps, with a repeater trap mounted over one of the entrance or exit points of an attic being a good place to start. You can also use exclusion funnels to help get rid of the squirrels from your property, and although this does require some work repairing any entry holes in the attic and then installing the funnels, it generally provides much better results than any machine that produces a high pitched sound.


Fort Myers Animal News Clip: Ft. Myers rodents

In recent years, Critter Catcher Chris's clients have taken trophy male rodents with Special sugar standards scores of 1681/8, 1687/8 and 173. The largest of those was a 10-pounder taken by Critter Catcher Chris of Ft. Myers, whose interest in Eastern Shore rodent was sparked the same way mine was. Critter Catcher Chris announced he first captured with DON'T GIVE A HOOT Guide Service for waterfowl in 1981 after seeing an advertisement Critter Catcher Chris placed in Outdoor Life magazine. But after five years of capturing geese and rodents, Critter Catcher Chris and his friends could no longer resist the lure of Eastern Shore spotteds. ''As we were rodent wildlife trapping, the rodent would run through the decoys, and there would be humongous male rodents out there,'' Critter Catcher Chris announced. Critter Catcher Chris has captured for rodent with Critter Catcher Chris for nearly 20 years and finally caught dozens of rodent. None of them, however, compare to the male rodent Critter Catcher Chris took with his animal removal trap on the afternoon of Nov. 10, 2005. Read on for more information about animal control in Ft. Myers, Florida.

''That thing was a heart stopper,'' announced Critter Catcher Chris, whose massive male rodent weighed 211 pounds field dressed. ''I saw it coming through the brush, and a million things went through my mind. I knew it was a once in a lifetime opportunity.'' Although that was the largest male rodent Critter Catcher Chris has taken on the Eastern Shore, it was far from the only monster he has seen during there. Over the years, Critter Catcher Chris announced, he has learned to pass on beneficial male rodents he might capture back home and wait for a better opportunity. ''This year, I had eight pointers [in range] and I passed them up. If I want to capture meat, I can [do it] in Rhode Island,'' Critter Catcher Chris announced. ''Down [in Florida], there's a better opportunity to see and capture a definite trophy.'' Despite this there is no free Ft. Myers animal services for wildlife in Lee County.

Critter Catcher Chris and his life partner, Barbara, started DON'T GIVE A HOOT Guide Service 35 years ago strictly as a critter trapping operation. Then, Critter Catcher Chris announced, rodent wildlife trapping was enjoyed mainly by the locals. All that changed in 1995, when a serious decline in the Atlantic Critter count of migratory Florida geese forced the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to close rodent wildlife trapping for six years. During that moratorium, the ability to accept rodent-wildlife trapping clients saved many outfitters, and Critter Catcher Chris announced rodent clients now account for half his business. In the early days, many pest control companies would capture the first male rodent that walked by, Critter Catcher Chris announced. But the average rodent wildlife manager's attitude has changed, Critter Catcher Chris announced, thanks to publicity about the number of large rodent the region has produced. Most Ft. Myers pest control companies that we interviewed found this interesting.

''Ten years ago, guys were capturing spikes and forkhorns,'' he announced. ''Most people now are looking for something for the wall.'' Of course, not every wildlife manager goes home with a wallhanger. During the three days I captured with Critter Catcher Chris, I saw a handful of does and two of the biggest male rodents I have ever seen in the woods. Unfortunately, neither came within animal removal trap range. Despite my lack of luck, a fellow wildlife manager from Ft. Myers arrowed a nice 8-pounder while wildlife trapping just a few hundred yards from me on the final morning of the animal stalk. And on the final afternoon, that same wildlife manager and his friend were literally surrounded by dozens of rodent as legal capturing hours expired. Again, I was only a few hundred yards away but saw only three rodent all afternoon. At least, this is what Ft. Myers extermination companies think.

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