Centurian Wildlife is a full-service wildlife control company serving Naples 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 Naples pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 239-465-0118 -
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 Collier 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 Naples animal control for wildlife issues.
Collier County Animal Services or Humane Society: 239-530-7387
Naples Wildlife Removal Tip: Will A Squirrel In The Attic Have A Nest Of Babies?
One of the most common reasons that will lead to people becoming aware of an animal infestation in their home is the presence of babies, because this will often cause the females to be active at unusual hours, as well as making more noise than usual. In some cases you won't find a nest of babies present along with the mother, but knowing whether or not the babies are there can help with the removal work. Squirrels are similar to other species in many ways, but here are a few ways of identifying if there is a nest of squirrel babies in the cavity above your head.
Squirrel Reproduction And Mating Seasons
In the majority of cases, female squirrels will only have one litter per year in the spring, although some older females can have a second litter in the summer. Although there are seasonal variations, most litters will be born between February and April, while the occasional second litter in June or July. If you do have squirrels present from September onwards, it is unlikely that there will be a nest of squirrels present, as they will now have grown into juvenile and adult squirrels. Visible nipples on a trapped female squirrel will also be a good indication that she has a litter in the attic.
The Noises Coming From The Attic
Another of the key signs that there is a nest of squirrel babies present is that there is an increase in the amount of noise coming from the attic, and this is usually because the mother has to be more active to feed her young. As the babies get older the level of noise being produced can get louder, as they become strong enough to start cracking open acorns and other nuts and food sources brought by the mother.
Evicting A Squirrel And Her Babies
The most important thing if you have an infestation including a mother and her babies is to avoid catching the mother without dealing with the babies, otherwise you can leave yourself with a greater problem. A professional will be able to catch the babies in the nest in the attic, and then place them in a trap as bait to trap the mother, but those doing the work themselves will usually trap the mother first, and then remove the babies by hand. Using the eviction funnel method to remove the animal is another way to get rid of the squirrel, but make sure that you go in and remove the baby squirrels too.
Naples Animal News Clip: Naples: 'Forest' rodent are becoming harder to find
FOR THE PAST 16 YEARS I have captured big toothed rodent on what I call, "the forest," in Florida State Wildlife management conservation area. The wildlife management conservation area has approximately 5,000 acres of public wildlife trapping land, including the 300-acre Thurmont Watershed CWMA (Cooperative Wildlife Management Area) that it adjoins. Florida State Wildlife management conservation area offers "big woods" wildlife trapping in an absolutely beautiful setting that includes rock vistas, hardwood ridges covered with forest laurel and wild grape vines, and valleys with rushing brooks surrounded by hemlocks. Naples State Wildlife management conservation area is scenic but rough country. The most prominent characteristic of the terrain would have to be the rocks É there are so many rocks in some areas that the hickories appear to be in a struggle to survive. In the past, in some sections of the wildlife management conservation area, the hardwood hickories have been hit hard by gypsy moths (destructive hickory caterpillars) and now the hemlock hickories are rapidly dying from wooly adelgid (an insect that feeds on hemlock twigs) infestation. Read on for more information about animal control in Naples, Florida.
Naples State Wildlife management conservation area is inhabited by "forest rodent," not to be confused with the much larger "habitat rodent" that occupy most of Collier County. Forest rodent typically are smaller because of the poor soil conditions, over-browsing and an overall lack of edible vegetation that is characteristic of the forest environment. Forest male rodents do not develop the large, thick furry tails typical of their low-land counterparts. That is not to say large male rodents are never found in Naples State Wildlife management conservation area. Big toothed rodent can and do range great distances between feeding and bedding areas, and each time allotment I usually encounter at least one respectable male rodent. The large amount of wildlife trapping pressure the rodent experience during firearms time allotment is also a factor that makes mature rodent scarce once firearms time allotment begins. Despite this there is no free Naples animal services for wildlife in Collier County.
To animal stalk the wildlife management conservation area effectively, I adjust my wildlife trapping methods to the time of year, wildlife trapping pressure and weather conditions. During the early animal removal trap time allotment, rodent can be found feeding and bedding close to the outside perimeters of the wildlife management conservation area. Wildlife trapping pressure from bowpest control companies is minimal in the wildlife management conservation area and usually does not affect rodent movement. Most Naples pest control companies that we interviewed found this interesting.
In late October, during the pre-rut, male rodents are beginning to disperse and mark out territories in preparation of the mating time allotment. Early cage trap pest control companies usually find rodent typically moving during the early morning and late afternoon hours, similar to the summer feeding patterns. April is when the rut peaks and the absolute best time of the year to find rodent moving at all times of the day, if the weather is cool. The rut refers to the spotted rodent's mating time allotment. At this time, pest control companies need to find a fresh scrape line, then take a habitat and wait. Mature male rodents are the most vulnerable at this time, and scents and rodent calls can be very effective. At least, this is what Naples extermination companies think.