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Snakes may be the most feared of all the animals we get rid of. Snakes are categorized as native or nonnative and venomous or nonvenomous. However, there is no such thing as a “harmless” snake. The snakes that are often called harmless are those that fall into the native, nonvenomous group. While they may not kill humans, many of them provide a painful bite, and, if you are deeply afraid of snakes, having any species nearby can be hazardous to your health. Fortunately, Wildout Animal Removal can resolve snake problems and minimize, if not entirely eliminate your snake encounters in Orlando, Tampa, Lakeland and surrounding areas. Please contact us to learn more.
As with all critters, snake control begins with an in depth inspection of the property. In addition to looking for snakes on the property, the team at Wildout Animal & Pest Removal will check the property for food sources and areas where snakes may hide. We remove any snakes we find and are able to get our hands on during the initial inspection.
Snake trapping is a concept that many people struggle with. But, it’s true, we trap snakes quite successfully. Our traps are installed following our initial inspection and manual removal service. These traps stay in place and are regularly refreshed throughout the duration of the snake removal service.
We also apply a repellent to the property, at the conclusion of our trapping process and as part of our ongoing service, to make the area less appealing to snakes. Although these deterrents are not effective against all snake species, they often help deter some species and some food sources. Successful snake removal requires controlling the population of snake food sources on the property. Food source control will, of course, reduce a snake’s desire to be on the property. However, if we remove snakes from your property, we have to make sure food source populations do not rise. We would not be much help in removing your snakes if you ended up with a rat problem as a result. For these reasons, proper snake service includes control of rodent populations on the property.’
Wildout Animal & Pest Removal‘s goal is always to control your snake problem with as little impact on your life as possible. However, sometimes it is necessary to make changes to your property to complete a proper snake removal process. Snake, or snake food source, harborage areas may need to be removed to get the population under control. This may include removal of woodpiles or sealing of a crawlspace or under a shed. There are also critter eviction options to help control snakes. These are limited to specific environments, so they will only be offered if they will be effective in addressing your particular problem.
In Florida, and other warm, tropical climates, snakes are usually an issue. Snakes are one of the humans’ oldest and most common fears. And rightfully so, there is no such thing as a completely “harmless” snake, the primary distinction between snakes is venomous and nonvenomous. Venomous snakes can be dangerous and even deadly, even to adult humans, while nonvenomous snakes can provide a painful bite or the ability to constrict and quickly become an issue for children or pets that live on or near your property.
Florida has a diverse range of snake species throughout its borders. The venomous ones include:
Non-venomous snakes commonly sighted within Florida’s borders include
As long as you observe the snake from a distance, it should not attack you. As a general rule of thumb, nonvenomous snakes will go out of their way to flee from danger while venomous ones will position themselves in a defensive stance.
Snakes will slither through small cracks in fences or walls to get onto your property. Generally, snakes are looking for shade and food. There are several options to remove snakes. To snake-proof your property, first, you’ll need to ensure that snakes have no entry/exit points. Cover up any little holes you see on the ground level along your property’s perimeter. Some snakes are also good climbers, using trees, fountains, or shrubs to get onto your roof. Be sure to inspect your perimeter to see if it’s possible that any snakes could access your property by climbing in.
Another way to snake-proof your Florida home is by disincentivizing snakes to visit. You can do this by limiting prey and shady areas that might attract a snake. Remove any piles of debris or wood, trim tall grasses, and ensure that there aren’t any other pests living under your porch or in your attic. It’s also worth noting that leaving trash or pet foods out overnight can attract rodents which, in turn, can attract snakes to your property. While there are commercial snake repellents online, these repellents can be inconsistently effective and potentially harmful to the snake.
Our wildlife specialists will deal with a snake infestation, first, by assessing your property and the snake itself. Our specialists will identify the type of snake it is and whether it’s venomous or nonvenomous. This will influence how quickly we feel the removal should take place. Then, our wildlife specialists will investigate where the snakes are entering and exiting from and if there are any other infestations, such as rodent infestations, on your property. Once the snake’s entry/exit points have been assessed and our wildlife specialists feel confident that there are no other infestations on your property, they can go ahead and begin using exclusion to get the snakes off of your property.
Exclusion is the process in which our wildlife specialists block off all of the entry/exit points on your property, leaving only one open. Then, our wildlife specialists will put a one-way door on this final entry/exit point. When the snakes go searching for food, they’ll be excluded from their nest or group by this one-way door. Eventually, a majority of the snakes will have evacuated your property and our wildlife specialists will be there to remove and relocate any stragglers. In some cases, our wildlife specialists will use humane snake repellents to encourage snakes to leave your property if the exclusion method seems to be ineffective.
After all the snakes seem to have been removed from your property, our wildlife specialists will do one thorough, final look through your house and yard to ensure we didn’t miss any exit/entry points and to seal up the remaining entry/exit point. Our wildlife specialists may also make recommendations to help you improve your house’s snake proofing or other pest proofing.
We’re passionate about helping people just like you get rid of unwanted pest problems. As such, we are proud to be the only pest control company in Orlando, Tampa, Lakeland promising excellence in value, service, and trust.
I contacted this animal control company, and they responded quickly. Raccoons were making noises in my attic, which I discovered after I peeked into the attic. The technicians were really efficient, explaining everything they were going to do and then doing it. I got a call from their customer service rep just a few days after the raccoon was removed to make sure everything was fine. Excellent customer service and a well-done job. I highly recommend their services!– Norma M. in St. Petersburg, FL Oren Smith & Wildout Animal & Pest Removal treated our small job as his most important job of the day. He squeezed us into his busy schedule and resolved our issue early in the morning. He came to our house and discovered there was no animal issue and there was no charge. I would definitely recommend his service.– Rick B. in Bradenton, FL Thank you so much, Oren and Mike! I called Wildout and in a matter of a few hours, they came and removed the deceased cat from underneath my house. Very friendly and professional and respectful of the dead animal. I was referred to Wildout by another Wildlife removal company that was unavailable. I will definitely call them again if I ever have the need.– Susan F. in Bradenton, FL We had a dead feral cat in our backyard. We called the county and were told that they would forward it to a contractor. Three days passed and we HAD to get rid of the smelly dead cat. Wildout gave us a decent price to remove it, was very professional, and we will definitely call them again if we ever have another dead feral cat although we pray we won’t.– Sally G. in Bradenton, FL Joe Figueroa is professional, pleasant, and calming! He communicates about his arrival times & if his schedule is altered (due to helping other customers). He educates about the situation & helps to find the best solutions for creatures and humans. (We were dealing with snakes & other rodents.) He cares about the details of his work and looks for ways to help save money. He’s a gem!– Kat C. in Orlando, FL Chris was pleasant, kind, and very knowledgeable about what I needed to have done in the house. He made sure that everything got done according to the needs of my home, and he got rid of the rats for me. I appreciate your professional attitude and how well he knew his job. Thank you for a job well done.– Laura W. in Orlando, FL Free inspection. Honest assessment of the situation. No current infestation. Blocked one potential access point. Fee for that a little higher than expected, but reasonable considering the free inspection and no false claims of infestation.– Allan B. in Orlando, FL Wildout excellently gets the job done! Needed emergency service for a double nest of yellow jackets stinging both me and my dogs. Wild out responded immediately, Sent a tech in under an hour, and solved the problem perfectly. Highly recommend this elite Band of Brothers to round up all your wild intruders.– G. Gibson in Tampa, FL Thank you Chris for an excellent job. You got rid of 6 raccoons that were tearing up my backyard. You were always here when you said you would be, courteous, and always keep in touch with me. Great job and again thank you.– Margaret C. in Tampa, FL Very professional company with a lightning sense of humor! Got the job done quick and smooth! Definitely would recommended it! Showed up promptly, assessed the problem, and safely removed a snake that snuck into my house!– Chris B. in Tampa, FL. Can’t say enough about Chris and Matt. Had a pretty challenging rodent issue at the house. Kept us up at night for many nights with scratching and chewing. Chris and Matt kept at it until we found the issue and took care of it, at least all indications are that it is taken care of (fingers still crossed). Even after I expressed quite a bit of frustration due to lack of sleep, they kept on it. Very satisfied. They went above and beyond to help us out.– Jay T. in St. Petersburg, FL I received a free estimate, FREE, for real! Susan in their office was such a help and great to speak with. She set me up with Tech Ryan who looked at my attic thoroughly as well as other areas I thought may be point of entries. No current activity found…PHEW! He did advise me on deterrence if needed. He was well mannered, respectful and kept a mask on during the whole visit. I highly recommend just on estimate alone!– MariAnne O’Neill Oren was Awesome! He let me know upfront each step that they would need to do to take care of our Opossum problem. He also let me know upfront the costs, and there were no surprises. Oren was caring and found a nice new home for the captured Opossums. He was even able to seal up their entry point where they were getting into the attic. I hope to not have to use their service again; however, wouldn’t hesitate to give them a call if I have any animal issues in the future. I would highly recommend their services.– Rick O. in St. Petersburg, FL Quick response and excellent service. Had sparrows and other birds nesting in several areas around 2 story home. Bird deterrent gel was placed inactive areas, and then they returned a couple of days later to chalk and seal all the way around the house. Also repaired damage to trim and touched up the paint. A+++ Highly recommend. Thank you so much!– Jen D. in Lakeland, FL Called this company on a Friday regarding a squirrel that kept chewing the wood on my carport. They were at my house, treating the wood, early Monday. Superfast. Super friendly. Super responsive. Thanks, Chris and Alex!!! Will recommend this company.– T Greiner. in Lakeland, FL I am a Realtor and Property Manager. One of my tenants reported a possible rodent issue. I reached out to Wildout. Meghan was VERY responsive and professional! She was quick to get the estimate completed, get the job scheduled, and resolve the issue! I could not be more pleased with her services. This will be my new go-to vendor for rodent or wildlife issues! Thanks again, Meghan!!! Highly recommend.– Jeri P. in Lakeland, FL Oren was great! He came out the same day I called his company to take care of my bird issue. I had two birds that would come and try to nest on the ledge above my front door. Previously, another company had put up a bird deterrent composed of spikes. Oren fixed the spikes to make them more effective at deterring birds and added a bird deterrent substance on the ledge. I am so thankful for his help. I highly recommend his services.– Yema E. in Sarasota, FL I called Oren with Wildout because I had a dead animal in my AC unit. He offered to do a free inspection before quoting me a price. Upon inspection, he wisely suggested that I call the AC company to verify they would not void my warranty. He then removed the lid from the AC, removed the dead rat, and disinfected the whole area in the unit. Very prompt service, very professional and completed at a fair price.– Lisa D. in Sarasota, FL This company is amazing. We have a rat in our garage and are absolutely not experts at all in animal control. We called this service a random internet find which ended up being a hidden gem. They came out the same day that we called and we talked about the situation. Oren was so thorough in the evaluation checking every area and explaining what he was doing and tips and tricks. I will be saving his number for future and recommend them to anyone who asks.– Valerie D. in Sarasota, FL I contacted this animal control company, and they responded quickly. Raccoons were making noises in my attic, which I discovered after I peeked into the attic. The technicians were really efficient, explaining everything they were going to do and then doing it. I got a call from their customer service rep just a few days after the raccoon was removed to make sure everything was fine. Excellent customer service and a well-done job. I highly recommend their services!– Norma Meyer Can’t say enough about Chris and Matt. Had a pretty challenging rodent issue at the house. Kept us up at night for many nights with scratching and chewing. Chris and Matt kept at it until we found the issue and took care of it, at least all indications are that it is taken care of (fingers still crossed). Even after I expressed quite a bit of frustration due to lack of sleep, they kept on it. Very satisfied. They went above and beyond to help us out.– Jay Thompson
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