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Types of Wildlife and Animal Problems in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Fort Lauderdale Wildlife Control Info

If you need a professional wildlife trapper in Fort Lauderdale, FL call Nuisance Wildlife Rangers: 954-372-8896

FL State bird: Northern mockingbird
State mammal: Florida panther, manatee, dolphin
State reptile: Loggerhead sea turtle
State amphibian: N/A
State fish: Florida largemouth bass, Atlantic sailfish
State insect: Zebra longwing Butterfly

Florida is a warm, southern state with everything from orange trees to a large, central swamp known as The Everglades. As you might imagine, this makes for a variety of interesting creatures both land-loving and aquatic. In fact, Florida is so appealing to animals, species not native to the state have been able to move in and thrive. The perfect examples of this are the Burmese Python and the red-tail boa constrictors. These snakes are not native to North America, but so many were released of escape into the Florida wild that a breeding population was spotted in The Everglades. This is not necessarily a good thing, as many native creatures-raccoons and small mammals in particular-have begun to vanish from that region of the state. Not even a smaller alligator can always withstand an attack from the Burmese Python.

Alligators are used to being at the top of the food chain, and because of this the large reptiles are often nuisances around homes, where people fear attacks on themselves and pets. Particularly dangerous are alligators over 8 feet, during the mating season in May. Florida's suburbs are often surrounded by water, and alligators make good use of the man-made channels and canals around the region. Another problematic reptile is the iguana, which is significantly smaller than the alligator but large enough in its own right.

The warm climate in this state means reptiles and amphibians are plentiful. Florida has four venomous species of snakes, all of which can sneak into a yard at any moment. However, they are relatively rare. They include the Eastern Diamondback, the Pigmy Rattler, the Eastern Coral Snake, and the Cottonmouth, or Water Moccasin. Cottonmouth snakes are drawn to water-something most homes have in Florida. Thankfully, most snakes will move out of a lawn after a day or so. Some of these snakes like to live in the water, adding to the list of semi-aquatic animals that can become problematic. Other water-loving pests include beavers, otters, and muskrats. Nutria, another semi-aquatic rodent, are another example of a non-native species moving in and making itself at home.

One animal people don't think much about when they think of Florida is the armadillo. This little creature is not just a problem for the south central states. Florida has armadillos, too, probably more per area than any other state, because they thrive in FL's sandy soil, and they will cause just as much damage in Florida as any other state. They keep several burrows, and dig up lawns as they search for worms and grubs.

Due to the variety of landscapes in this state, Florida also has some large land predators. The Florida panther, an endangered species, is not usually a nuisance animal. It is rarely spotted. What the panther lacks in pest-ability, the black bear makes up for. The surge of tourists into the state has made black bears bold about raiding garbage cans and invading campgrounds. However, black bear attacks on people are rare.
  Fort Lauderdale Raccoons: This masked animal is fairly common in Fort Lauderdale, FL. They frequently raid trash cans and steal pet food. They also often choose to live in the attic or chimney of your home. One of Florida's beautiful animals, but often a nuisance. We offer Fort Lauderdale raccoon removal.
  Fort Lauderdale Squirrels: Squirrels are often a pest in Fort Lauderdale. They love to live in an attic, and will chew on wood or electrical wires. They are agile creatures, and live throughout the state of Florida. Call Nuisance Wildlife Rangers if you need squirrel removal in Fort Lauderdale.
  Fort Lauderdale Opossum: You may spot this animal in Fort Lauderdale at night time, perhaps rooting through your garbage. This opportunistic animal will take your pet's food or live under your porch. The possum is a great Florida survivor, and not all that ugly.
  Fort Lauderdale Snakes: There are many species of snakes in Fort Lauderdale, but few are venomous. If you need help identifying snakes of Florida, browse this site or give us a call at 954-372-8896. We at Nuisance Wildlife Rangers can provide Fort Lauderdale snake control any time you need us.
  Fort Lauderdale Rat Control: The Norway Rat, Roof Rat, and House Mouse inhabit most areas of North America that people inhabit, including most Florida cities. They contaminate food and love to live in the walls or attic of a home. Nuisance Wildlife Rangers can get rid of them once and for all.
  Fort Lauderdale Bats: Bats are special animals, and found throughout Florida. They are good creatures and eat a lot of insects, but if you have an infestation of bats in your home or building, you can give us a call for professional Fort Lauderdale bat removal and control.
We are experts with all kinds of FL wildlife. If you need Fort Lauderdale pigeon control, geese or other bird removal, we can help. We are experts with skunks and skunk problems, digging animals such as moles, armadillos, & groundhogs, and we offer Florida beaver control and removal. Nuisance Wildlife Rangers also provides dead animal removal services. 954-372-8896

 

Fort Lauderdale Wildlife Tip
Can A Rodent Enter From Dryer Vent Into Your Home - While an attic is a popular nesting place for a rodent, they can also enter your home by making openings in walls throughout your home. If you have carefully secured your roof, a rodent will make sure to inspect other areas of your house as possible entry points. Thus, it is also common for a rodent to enter from a dryer vent. Here are few tips on how to remove a rodent from your dryer vent, and how you can prevent this from happening again.

If a rodent gets into your dryer vent it can get stuck, depending on the size of the vent. You will probably hear scratching noises from the dryer, which is a signal that there is something stuck inside, trying to get out. Your priority is to safely remove the rodent from the vent. First make sure that the dryer is turned off. If the rodent is in the hose, try to get it back into the wall. Then, disconnect the vent hose from the dryer so that the rodent does not fall out of the wall. You can use the handle of a broom to push the rodent outside. After you remove the rodent, install mesh wiring. A mesh covering is an ideal solution as a covering for a dryer vent, since it will not prevent the flow of air. 
Fort Lauderdale, FL Wildlife News Clip:
Wildlife Rehabbers in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Rehabbers volunteer their own specialties, share referrals. It's feeding time at Ann Frederick the wild bird expert's house. She breaks mealworms in half for a yellow-throat warbler and thaws out frozen crickets in warm water for a cuckoo. Florida has an abundance of wildlife, and Fort Lauderdale is no exception.

Ann Frederick the wild bird expert, you see, is the "bird lady," taking in birds that are injured or too Frederick the wild bird expert to fend for themselves. Frederick the wild bird expert is part of a group of people who care for animals of all types. There are probably seven or eight others like her in Central Florida. Although several species of wildlife roam Fort Lauderdale, only a few, such as raccoons and Eastern Gray Squirrels and rats, are considered pest wildlife.

At least those are the ones who have state and federal permits to take in animals. There may be dozens more who just do it without proper licensing. Florida has many reptiles, and it's important to be able to identify Fort Lauderdale snake species and mammals.

People such as Frederick the wild bird expert and Mary Jane The Wild Squirrel and Rat pro, who also lives in Altamonte Springs, don't advertise, but people seem to find them. They know their limitations and don't hesitate to refer people to someone better equipped to handle a hurt or abandoned critter.

 


Ft. Lauderdale is sometimes called the "Venice of America", but it should be called the "Zoo of America" due to all of the wild animals. The Seminole Indians lived here before the European settlers, but the raccoons and opossums lived here before the Seminole Indians. The Seminoles are gone now, but there's more critters than ever! We are a professional nuisance wildlife control company serving southeast Florida & the Ft. Lauderdale area. We offer commercial pest control and animal control to safely and permanently take care of your wildlife problems. We are fully licensed and insured, and dedicated to the finest quality of work, which we back up with a guarantee. If you need to get rid of wildlife, or need expert and professional trapping services, just give us a call. We also service the towns of Hollywood, Lauderhill, Dania Beach, Coral Springs, North Lauderdale and also animal control in Oakland Park, Coconut Creek, Margate and pest control in Pembroke Pines, Pompano Beach, Davie, Tamarac and wild animal services in Weston, Sunrise, Parkland, Hallandale and wildlife management in Lauderdale Lakes, Plantation, Miramar, Deerfield Beach.

To learn more about us, visit our website at Fort Lauderdale Wildlife Control
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