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Living with wildlife is as much a part of the Florida lifestyle as beaches, warmth and sunshine. Florida residents have a particularly high chance of wildlife encounters around their home, so when it comes to wildlife removal, safety and prevention, smart methods wildlife control is a must.

Facts about critters and wildlife control go hand in hand, because you can't effectively control wildlife unless you know their habits and a little bit about what drives them. Our wildlife removal services and preventative methods are the result of years spent learning about wildlife and subsequently finding ways to effectively control critters in the most humane manner possible.

Controlling critters and humanely removing wildlife deemed a nuisance is what we do; gently, with long lasting results, and with just a whisper. We can remove the critter living in your attic without killing, trapping or relocating it.

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Facts, Control & Removal

Not only can we help you with wildlife removal and control, we can also help you understand wildlife problems and individual species better too.

Humane methods are always our preferred choice when it comes to wildlife removal, prevention and control. And once you learn more about our cost-effective discoveries, our long term solutions and the wildlife you share your world with - we think it will be your preferred method too.

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Bat exclusion is one of the main things we do and we have lots of information for you on bats, including the seasonal considerations of bat removal, rabies safety, disease information, fun facts, types of bats found in Florida, bat house benefits, and how to conduct a watch.
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Squirrels can be quite a problem as they can be very destructive, damaging your house or attic, chewing on your electrical wires and even attracting larger, more destructive wildlife such as raccoons. Squirrels are also opportunistic omnivores. Learn more about this interesting critter and our squirrel removal services.
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Raccoons can be a destructive health hazard to have around your home, damaging your structure and soiling your attic insulation. Learn more about how we humanely remove, exclude and get rid of this beautiful yet destructive critter. Damage example photos too.
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Wild iguanas have become quite a problem for the residents of Southwest Florida, particularly in places like Boca Grand and Cape Coral. We can help you catch them, and proof your home and property to help keep them out of your attic, house and away from you and your pets.
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Snakes are fascinating and beneficial animals, however, venomous snakes can be dangerous. We practice humane snake removal and can help prevent snakes from becoming a problem in your environment. Also, fascinating tid bits you may not have known about snakes.
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Getting rid of rats can be a difficult task, particularly since they are afraid of new things such as traps. And, of all the critters we handle, rats are the smartest. But, we know how to get rid of rats. Know the facts about rats and you will be able to control them better.
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Information on mouse problems, causes and solutions. It is important to get rid of mice the right way, if your home isn't properly sealed the mice will quickly return, and poisons can inadvertently kill pets. We can remove your mice, locate dead mice within your walls and seal your home to prevent future issues.
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Osprey are beautiful birds and a joy to watch as they hunt for fish, but the nests they build are large and can create a serious hazard. We know how to build Osprey replacement nests and encourage Osprey to move to a better location where they will be less of a nuisance (utilizing methods within the legal guidelines).
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Information on the nine banded armadillo, behavioral expectations, why armadillos fall into the "nuisance" wildlife category, and armadillo wildlife control solutions to consider. We've also got fun facts about armadillos including why they are a common road kill victim.
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Lizards and geckos can create issues for Florida residents through a variety of behaviors, including leaving waste behind, digging burrows, preying on other wildlife species, and harming pets. We can remove lizards and prevent them from coming back too.
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The skunk is an interesting critter and We have fun facts about skunks for you, plus information on our skunk repellent. We can also help you remove the odors they've left around your home and we've got a recipe to share for those times when you or your pet get sprayed.
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The opossum is North America's only marsupial. We have interesting behavioral and anatomical facts about the opossum for you to read about. Although interesting, wild opossums can be quite a nuisance. Trapping isn't always the answer, our methods can effectively control your opossum problems without it.
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Wild hogs are becoming more and more prolific in Southwest Florida, including in suburban neighborhoods. Wild hogs can be destructive and a health hazard too. We can identify wild hog issues, pin point the source of the problem and help you remove them for good.
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The Nile monitor population has recently exploded in Cape Coral. The canals and sea walls there provide them with the perfect place to swim, hunt and dig burrows. We can help you get rid of Nile monitors and modify your property to discourage their presence.
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A look at city, suburban, rural and island dwelling foxes in Southwest Florida, what attracts them to residential neighborhoods, what to do if you see one, and how you can get rid of foxes on your own - without trapping or harming them.
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To the best of our knowledge, The Wildlife Whisperer, Inc., is one of the few companies in Florida that will assist you with cat removal and trapping (as allowed by law). Learn more about our humane methods, services, spay, trap and neuter programs, and how you can prevent feral cat problems around your home.
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Many homeowners are surprised to learn they have a flying squirrel problem in their attic because they have never seen one in the wild. This is because flying squirrels are nocturnal and often blend in with the environment, so they are not an animal you would typically spot when hanging around outside.
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The pecking and drumming habits of many Florida woodpeckers, such as the Red-Headed variety shown here, can cause a lot of damage to your home. We've developed effective methods to control woodpeckers and the jackhammer like damage they can do.
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Muscovy ducks are a regulated species so there are only a limited number of options that you can employ to help control them. If you are having Muscovy duck issues we can utilize humane methods to help keep them away and control their attempts to return.
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The Canada goose is a beautiful bird to behold; however, they can make a stinky, even slippery mess if not managed properly. Numbers are on the rise in Southwest Florida and they are becoming more of a problem in the area every day. Learn about our services and flock size management, fun facts about geese too, including group terminology.
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Wild birds and pigeons can make quite a mess around your home and business, driving away friends and customers, not to mention the damage they can do. They can also start a trend, particularly in attics, where their activity attracts squirrels and later raccoons.
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Panthers, also known as cougars, are a protected species in Florida. We have interesting photos, details on Ned Bruha's encounters with cougars in various areas around the country and general facts and information on prevention and control.
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When rabbits are eating flower bed plants, there is no reason for them to hop into a trap. And removing one rabbit will only open that territory for others who will soon move in. We can help control your rabbit problem with adjustments to your landscaping and/or structures.
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Vultures, also called buzzards, can be difficult to control and cannot simply be scared away. They roost in large groups and can become a scary nuisance individual homeowners and entire towns too. We know how to get rid of vultures, but they are federally protected and special government permits are required.
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Bobcats are not typically confrontational, but when hungry enough, they will attack and eat small cats and dogs. We've put together some information on things that can attract bobcats to the area around your home, and some photos taken by Ned Bruha of urban bobcats living right in the middle of a large city.
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Interesting facts about coyotes and their presence in Florida, including reproduction, their danger to pets, the coyote food chain, hunting and trapping coyotes, using livestock guardians and various humane preventative methods and tools to help control them.
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Some estimates claim the bear population in Florida has quadrupled since 1960. It is not unusual to spot bears in places like Cape Coral or Fort Myers. We can help you with modifications to your property to help discourage them from coming around.
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The professionals at Wildlife Whisperer, Inc., are experts at keeping wildlife out, and many of our methods have the dual benefit of keeping bugs out too. The two issues, wildlife and pest invasion, often go hand in hand, and quite often, the solutions do too.
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Alligators and crocodiles love the Florida rivers, canals, beaches and swamps. We've got information for you on each species, including the potential hazards, regulations that protect them, and how we can help proof your property to cut down on the risks.
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Black panthers are sometimes sighted in unexpected places around the U.S. The term "black panther" is not a term that in itself represents a specific species of "big cat". Rather the term is used in general to describe any large predatory cat such as a Jaguar or Leopard that is black in color.
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High climbing roof rats are primarily an attic problem. As with other kinds of rats, they are smart and difficult to get rid of. Building modifications and the proper expertise will be crucial when it comes to getting rid of roof rats and keeping them away from your home.
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Scorpions can be dangerous pests with a painful sting. An individual scorpion can produce over 100 babies so proper exclusion is important. The Wildlife Whisperer has proofed many homes successfully and we can help prevent problems for you too.
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Crayfish are not typically thought of as nuisance wildlife, but we have included them in the list because they can do a lot of damage to your lawn. They can be difficult to control, but changing watering habits and improving water drainage around your home can help.
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Information on repellents, trapping, and removal options. The Wildlife Whisperer, Inc., does not offer lethal trapping and poison services for controlling moles and gophers. We can help you control them with humane methods but for these particular critters these methods may be cost prohibitive for most individuals.
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Groundhogs, sometimes called woodchucks or whistle-pigs, are incredible digging machines that can quickly destroy a lawn, basement or even a foundation. Luckily, they are easy to coax away from your home. We've put together some information including how our services can help.
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Porcupines are one of the largest rodents in the U.S., second only to the beaver in many states. They can be intriguing, but their quills can be hazardous, and porcupines can do a lot of damage to trees, your lawn and around the house. Learn more about ways to help control them around your property.
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The benefits and hazards that can result from beaver activity. Also, info on dams, populations, habitats, family life and exclusion methods. Understanding behavior such as the beaver's building skills and innate instincts is vital for successful beaver control.
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We no longer offer honey bee removal, however, if you need assistance properly sealing up your home to keep bees out after the fact, or as a preventative step - we can assist you. We've also included some information for you about bees and hive removal from your home.
 

Additional Topics

Below you will find helpful information on additional topics of interest that relate to wildlife control in general, or under special circumstances.

 
Cape Coral, Fort Myers & Pine Island
Sanibel Island, Captiva, Boca Grande and
surrounding areas in Southwest Florida
Mobile Response #: 239-900-6411
1242 SW Pine Island Rd., Suite 310
Cape Coral, Florida 33991-2126
help@totalwildlifecontrol.com
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