Winter Haven, FL
Centurian Wildlife is a full-service wildlife control company serving Winter Haven 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 Winter Haven 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 Winter Haven animal control for wildlife issues.
Polk County Animal Services or Humane Society: 863-499-2600
Winter Haven Wildlife Removal Tip: What kind of damage do rats cause in an attic? If you leave one rat in the attic, it’ll soon become - rats. A rat found within the home is usually a pregnant one, and she’s only pregnant for about 21 days. Her babies become sexually active at around five weeks of age, and each of those females can have - babies each, each female having five or more litters per year… Now imagine how much damage those rats could do. There’s the urine and feces for one - the urine stain and smells and attracts other rats to join the party because they usually live in large groups, and the feces bringing with it the threat of disease to pets and humans alike. There’s also the attic insulation which will need to be repaired because the rats will have dropped their waste matter all over it and chewed it / moved it around to provide a great nest for the babies. They also chew electrical wiring so this might need a once-over and we know that’s not cheap to repair. And then there’s the wood - the beams or foundations, walls, floors, doors, skirting boards, you name it, they’ll chew through it. This can cause structural damage and if we’re talking cost, it can be in the thousands. These creatures have sharp teeth and claws which will make short work of any soft material put in front of them, and if its in their way and not made out of steel or similar, they’ll get through it before long. This is why regular upkeep and maintenance of your home is important, and also why you need to get that one rat out of your home as soon as possible, and any babies she may have brought with her.
Winter Haven Animal News Clip: Wildlife - Controversy erupts over Winter Haven squirrel, rat, and rodent exterminating
Mr. The snake control expert feels the entire issue boils down to a culture clash between existing rural landowners and city people who buy an acreage and want to see things done the same way in the country as the city. Although several species of wildlife roam Winter Haven, only a few, such as raccoons and squirrels and rats are considered pest wildlife.
"People don't like to see Bambi shot. They think exterminators are going out and slaughtering these animals when in reality they're harvesting them. Exterminators can only take what they have a tag for and the animals that are taken are used. Nothing is wasted." Florida has many reptiles, and it's important to be able to identify Winter Haven snake species and mammals.
Mr. The snake control expert said he has been trapping since he owned his property and has let other responsible exterminators on his property for many years. He said exterminators do set out food like cabbages and salt lick, which is legal in Florida, and use tree stands. But the rationale behind baiting is that it ensures exterminators get a clean shot and squirrel, rat, and rodent are killed quickly and ethically. Florida has an abundance of wildlife, and Winter Haven is no exception.