Centurian Wildlife is a full-service wildlife control company serving Lakeland 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 Lakeland pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 863-808-5429 -
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 Polk 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 Lakeland animal control for wildlife issues.
Polk County Animal Services or Humane Society: 863-499-2600
Lakeland Wildlife Removal Tip: The Biology Of The Big Brown Bat
This species is a medium sized bat that is found in the Americas, and are a common species in many parts of the country. This is the species of bat that is one of the more vocal, and along with the size difference they are also much noisier than the Small Brown Bat. With a distinctive snout and face, if you do get the opportunity to see these bats up close you will see that they are quite fierce looking for such a small creature.
The Big Brown Bat is actually considered to be a medium sized bat, and has fur that is longer than the Little Brown Bat and is also a lighter brown color, with a good gloss. The wings, ears and face of the bat are much closer to a black or dark brown color, but most people will not get close enough to the bats to really make a firm identification of the species.
The pregnancy of the bat is actually quite long, with mating happening during the darkest period of hibernation between November and March, with females not usually giving birth until the late spring. These bats also use echolocation to navigate, and the wingspan can be up to thirteen inches across, with the bat's body up to five inches in length.
The female will usually only give birth to one baby per year, and while there are many bats that do not survive their first winter, those who have survived will often live for over ten years, with some bats living for up to twenty years in the wild.
Bats will usually look for a covered area to be their roost, and like other bats the Big Brown Bat will frequently have one roost for the daytime and one for the night time. These bats also tend to have a third roost for hibernating, and while these were traditionally found in caves, the bats will often find their way into a domestic property or barn where they will see out the winter.
The bats can pick up the signs of their prey being present through the echolocation system they use to navigate, and they will eat any flying insect that they can catch. They are often considered to be a beneficial influence, as they eat so many of the midges and mosquitoes that can be harmful.
One interesting aspect of the behavior is that after the females give birth they will form a separate maternity colony. The Big Brown Bat also hibernates, often in caves or old mines, and this can happen from September through until May, depending on the weather.
Lakeland Animal News Clip: Wildlife - Giving shelter to Lakeland Animals
Area "birders" already know that this is the place to go with orphaned or injured birds or animals. Raccoon Zoo takes in more than 600 animals each year, nursing them to health, then returning them to their home environments. Florida has an abundance of wildlife, and Lakeland is no exception.
Animals are brought in by the Florida Department of Natural Resources, Polk County Animal Services, veterinary offices and area residents. Although several species of wildlife roam Lakeland, only a few, such as raccoons and squirrels and rats are considered pest wildlife.
Snake Woman and Steve The Woodchuck Guy make it happen entirely through volunteers and donations. The facility always welcomes gifts of time, supplies or money. Volunteers need only a love of animals and the ability to take direction. Training will be provided. Florida has many reptiles, and it's important to be able to identify Lakeland snake species and mammals.
Volunteering at Raccoon Zoo satisfies the community-service graduation requirement for Florida high schools. Scouts can fulfill badges through volunteering. A seventh Boy Camper-Pamper is working toward Eagle badge completion now. Remember to treat the wild animals of Lakeland, Florida, with respect and care.