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Types of Wildlife and Animal Problems in St. Petersburg, FL

St. Petersburg Wildlife Control Info

If you need a professional wildlife trapper in St. Petersburg, FL call All Pro Wildlife, LLC: (813) 404-7033

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. 
  St. Petersburg Raccoons: This masked animal is fairly common in St. Petersburg, 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 St. Petersburg raccoon removal.
  St. Petersburg Squirrels: Squirrels are often a pest in St. Petersburg. 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 All Pro Wildlife, LLC if you need squirrel removal in St. Petersburg.
  St. Petersburg Opossum: You may spot this animal in St. Petersburg 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.
  St. Petersburg Snakes: There are many species of snakes in St. Petersburg, but few are venomous. If you need help identifying snakes of Florida, browse this site or give us a call at (813) 404-7033. We at All Pro Wildlife, LLC can provide St. Petersburg snake control any time you need us.
  St. Petersburg 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. All Pro Wildlife, LLC can get rid of them once and for all.
  St. Petersburg 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 St. Petersburg bat removal and control.
We are experts with all kinds of FL wildlife. If you need St. Petersburg 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. All Pro Wildlife, LLC also provides dead animal removal services. (813) 404-7033

All Pro Wildlife LLC is the most professional, best equipped, and most knowledgeable wildlife control company in the Tampa Bay area. We are one of the few properly fully licensed and insured companies in the state, and our services is second to none. Our range includes the entire area west of the bay, including Saint Petersburg Animal Control, Largo, Seminole, Pinellas Park, Treasure Island, South Pasadena, St. Pete Beach, Gulfport, Lealman, Bay Pines, and Kenneth City.


St. Petersburg Wildlife Tip
Different Methods Of Rodent Extermination In my crawl space - If a rodent has invaded your living space and has set up a comfortable nesting area in your my crawl space home, there are several effective methods of extermination. While you can identify the problem yourself and take the necessary steps to remove rodents from your home, it is a good idea to hire the services of professionals who will be able to determine what type of rodent removal method is right.

If you do not take steps to immediately eradicate the source of the problem, it is very possible that your home will attract more rodents. Rodents are able to easily adapt to human-modified surroundings, and if they see that there are no obstacles to access your home, they will multiply. A rodent trap is one of the most effective methods of removing unwanted rodents from your home. Animal control services will sometimes set up traps in the areas that rodents use as a point of entry and exit.

This trap will not harm the rodent and they will be safely relocated to another area. However, a trap isnít a long-term solution. Rodents are smart animals and will simply find another hole to chew through. To prevent future access, you have to make structural repairs to your home, where rodents wonít be able to chew through material. 
St. Petersburg, FL Wildlife News Clip:
Wildlife - How's winter in Florida sound? Seized gators to head south

"When we took them out of the tank they were covered in slime," she said. "So I always wanted them to go somewhere and not just be put down because their lives had been so horrible. I just didn't know where." Florida has an abundance of wildlife, and St. Petersburg is no exception.

"Where" ended up being Holiday Everglades Park in St. Petersburg, Fla., which The Wildlife Trapper says has a good reputation as a destination for pet alligators seized in similar circumstances. Florida has many reptiles, and it's important to be able to identify St. Petersburg snake species and mammals.

Alligators are found primarily in the southeastern United States, from Florida as far north as North Carolina and as far west as Arkansas and Texas, according to the Everglades National Park Web site. The habitat is usually freshwater swamps and marshes, but also rivers and lakes. They vary from crocodiles in their broader snout and darker coloration. South Florida is the only area in the U.S. that has both crocs and gators.


Saint Petersburg was named after the Russian city of the same moniker, and is the 4th largest city in Florida. It lies on the west side of the bay. It is nicknamed the "Sunshine City", and school children worldwide enjoy repeating this nickname over and over again. We also service the towns of Hernando Beach, Clearwater Beach, Sun City Center, Apollo Beach, and animal capture in Odessa, Safety Harbor, Palm Harbor, Redington Beach, Oldsmar, Land O Lakes, Weeki Wachee and also animal control in Northdale, Valrico, Brandon, Redington Shores, New Port Richey, Lithia, and snake removal in Belleair, Holiday, Ruskin, Wesley Chapel, Tarpon Springs, Dover, Carrollwood and pest control in Crystal Beach, Kenneth City, Spring Hill, Trinity, Belleair Beach, Riverview, South Pasadena, Lutz, Sydney, Seffner, Bay Pines and wild animal services in Madeira Beach, Zephyrhills, Indian Rocks Beach, Pinellas Park, and wildlife trapping in Temple Terrace, Plant City, Brooksville, St Pete Beach and wildlife management in Gulfport, and rat control in Port Richey, Dade City, Belleair Bluffs, Indian Shores, Largo, Treasure Island, and animal capture in Dunedin, Gibsonton, Citrus Park, Hudson.
You're still reading this page? We do not operate St. Petersburg wildlife rescue, but are a privately owned nuisance wildlife removal service company. If you need a pro in St. Petersburg to solve your problem for you, call All Pro Wildlife, LLC: (813) 404-7033 and they can help you with your St. Petersburg wildlife problem.
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