West Palm Beach FL Wildlife Information

Florida Wildlife Commission: 888-404-3922

Florida Game WardenIf you have any questions about the wildlife of West Palm Beach, 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 West Palm Beach 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 West Palm Beach 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 561-440-7121.

I also have listed several sources for free West Palm Beach wildlife help. One example, if you've found an injured animal or lost baby bird or other baby animal is the West Palm Beach Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic: 561-790-2116 Or just read below for more info about the wild animals of West Palm Beach.

Types of Wildlife and Animal Problems in West Palm Beach, FL

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.

If you need a professional wildlife trapper in West Palm Beach, FL call Nuisance Wildlife Rangers: 561-440-7121

West Palm Beach Raccoons:

This masked animal is fairly common in West Palm Beach, 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 West Palm Beach raccoon removal.

West Palm Beach Squirrels:

Squirrels are often a pest in West Palm Beach. 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 West Palm Beach.

West Palm Beach Opossum:

You may spot this animal in West Palm Beach 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.

West Palm Beach Snakes:

There are many species of snakes in West Palm Beach, but few are venomous. If you need help identifying snakes of Florida, browse this site or give us a call at 561-440-7121. We at Nuisance Wildlife Rangers can provide West Palm Beach snake control any time you need us.

West Palm Beach 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.

West Palm Beach 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 West Palm Beach bat removal and control.


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 561-233-1200

If they can't help, call the Florida Wildlife Commission at 561-233-1200. You can also call your local sheriff department at 561-233-1200 - 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 West Palm Beach. If you need West Palm Beach 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. 561-440-7121

Our range includes Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Lake Park, North Palm Beach, Riviera Beach, Palm Beach Shores, Royal Palm Beach, Greenacres, Palm Springs, and Lake Worth.

West Palm Beach Wildlife Tip
Roof Damage Caused By A Rodent Entering A Hole - A rodent is capable of inflicting substantial damage to your roof. Upon entering a hole it has made, it can create a large nest in your attic and cause further damage to insulation and electrical wires. A fire hazard is created with the combination of dry nesting and chewed-through electrical wires. Thus, the longer the problem goes undetected, the bigger the hazards. Thus, the solution is not to simply get rid of the rodents from your home, patch up the holes and expect the problem to go away.

The longer a rodent lives in your attic, the bigger the number of holes because rodents will multiply. Rodents can chew through wood, electrical wires, shingles, vents and insulation. This means that the structural damage to your roof can become severe. Patching up the holes will only be a temporary solution, since a rodent can easily make another hole. The damage they inflict on roofs can also lead to leaks. Thankfully, you can easily prevent rodents from gaining access to your roof. Seal off openings using mesh wire. Have a professional inspect your roof to assess whether any repairs need to be done. If your roof does not have a strong structure, then it won't prevent future rodents from chewing their way through.
West Palm Beach, FL Wildlife News Clip:
Wildlife - How's winter in Florida sound? Seized gators to head south

Even as a kid, Susan The Wildlife Trapper had a soft spot for offbeat underdogs. Cartoons about the fabled fictional mongoose were a childhood passion. And in adulthood, she developed another passion - for a snake-loving sideshow sword-swalThe Wild Animal and Raccoon Expertr, who is now her husband, Travis The Wildlife Trapper. Florida has an abundance of wildlife, and West Palm Beach is no exception.

Little wonder then that when Susan, a Boone County animal control officer, pulled two skinny alligators out of a tank during an animal cruelty investigation last April, she felt she had to do something for the beady-eyed creatures. Although several species of wildlife roam West Palm Beach, only a few, such as raccoons and Eastern Gray Squirrels and rats, are considered pest wildlife.

Next Thursday, that something will take the The Wildlife Trappers and the two now-thriving alligators 1,100 miles south to a Florida alligator refuge park where the creatures will be gradually introduced to the semi-wild life. Florida has many reptiles, and it's important to be able to identify West Palm Beach snake species and mammals.

The The Wildlife Trappers are volunteering their time and automobile to the effort. And trip expenses are being paid for with donations from visitors to the Boone County Animal Shelter.

Critter Problem at Your House? Hire Nuisance Wildlife Rangers
Wildlife removal is not a free service.

West Palm Beach Wildlife ControlIf you have a West Palm Beach wildlife problem and need help, call Nuisance Wildlife Rangers at 561-440-7121. They provide professional wildlife control for both residential & commercial customers in the city of West Palm Beach. They offer custom West Palm Beach 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 Palm Beach County in Florida. Check their prices, and for a consultation, give them a call at 561-440-7121

We are a professional nuisance wildlife control company serving southeast Florida & the West Palm Beach area, including Riveria Beach, Jupiter, Juno Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Springs, Wellington, Lake Worth, Boynton Beach and Delray Beach Animal Control. 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 Jupiter, Wellington, Greenacres, Atlantis, Belle Glade, Briny Breezes, Cloud Lake, Tequesta and also animal control in Lantana, Lake Park, Glen Ridge, and rat control in Greenacres, Gulf Stream, Haverhill, North Palm Beach and pest control in Pahokee, Palm Springs, Mangonia Park, and wildlife trapping in Highland Beach, Hypoluxo, Lantana, Manalapan, and animal capture in Mangonia Park, Royal Palm Beach and wild animal services in Boca Raton, Palm Beach Gardens, and snake removal in Juno Beach, Riviera Beach and wildlife management in West Lake Worth, Delray Beach, and animal exterminating in Loxahatchee, Hypoluxo, Ocean Ridge, Pahokee, and snake removal in Riviera Beach, Tequesta, Boynton Beach.

You're still reading this page? We do not operate West Palm Beach wildlife rescue, or a West Palm Beach zoo or nature center, or West Palm Beach wildlife sanctuary or refuge for volunteers. We are a privately owned nuisance wildlife removal service company. If you need a pro in West Palm Beach to solve your problem for you, call Nuisance Wildlife Rangers: 561-440-7121 and they can help you with your West Palm Beach wildlife problem.

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