If you have any questions about the wildlife of Fort Myers, you can contact the Florida Wildlife Commission, sometimes called the Florida Fish & Wildlife Agency. Florida game wardens address many wildlife management matters, from hunting licenses, to poaching, endangered species, and Fort Myers wildlife management. They deal with wild animals outside the range of a pest control company, such as cougars or bears. If you have a problem with nuisance wildlife in Fort Myers like squirrels, snakes, bats, or raccoons, the state agency is very unlikely to help. You need to hire a private company (here are their prices) such as Nuisance Wildlife Rangers at 239-829-5372.
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.
To report a dead animal on the road, an injured bird, a lost baby squirrel, a dangerous bear, or anything like that, call animal services at 239-533-7387
If they can't help, call the Florida Wildlife Commission at 239-533-7387. You can also call your local sheriff department at 239-533-7387 - they often deal with public wildlife issues.
We are experts with all kinds of FL wildlife and are familiar with the wild animals native to Fort Myers. If you need Fort Myers 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. 239-829-5372
We specialize in nuisance animal control. Our range includes North Fort Myers, Fort Myers Shores, Fort Myers Villas, San Carlos Park, south to Bonita Springs.
If you have a Fort Myers wildlife problem and need help, call Nuisance Wildlife Rangers at 239-829-5372. They provide professional wildlife control for both residential & commercial customers in the city of Fort Myers. They offer custom Fort Myers wildlife control solutions for almost any type of wildlife problem, whether it be the noises of squirrels running through the attic, a colony of bats living in a building, or the destructive behavior of a raccoon, they have the experience and the tools to quickly and professionally solve your wild animal problem in Lee County in Florida. Check their prices, and for a consultation, give them a call at 239-829-5372
Ft. Myers was established in 1886 and is is the historical and governmental hub of Lee County. It is considered the gateway to the Southwest Florida region, a a major tourist destination in FL, and it is also a popular place to live for retirees. The winter homes of Thomas Edison (Seminole Lodge) and Henry Ford (The Mangoes), are located in Fort Myers. The winter and summer homes of many wild animals are also located in Ft. Myers, so if you need professional animal pest control, give us a call. We also service the towns of Cape Coral, Fort Myers Shores, Lehigh Acres and also animal control in Clewiston, La Belle, Estero and pest control in Fort Myers Beach, North Fort Myers and wild animal services in Waterway Estates, Moore Haven and wildlife management in Sanibel, Bonita Springs.
You're still reading this page? We do not operate Fort Myers wildlife rescue, or a Fort Myers zoo or nature center, or Fort Myers wildlife sanctuary or refuge for volunteers. We are a privately owned nuisance wildlife removal service company. If you need a pro in Fort Myers to solve your problem for you, call Nuisance Wildlife Rangers: 239-829-5372 and they can help you with your Fort Myers wildlife problem.