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Naples Wildlife Control

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Our company is TruWildlife and we operate a professional wildlife removal company based out of Naples, Florida. Examples of common jobs that we do include the removal of squirrels in attics, complete rat removal and prevention, removal of bats from buildings, bird prevention, raccoon trapping, snake removal, and more. We remove dead animals from homes, repair wildlife damage, and clean up wildlife waste and attics.



TruWildlife is licensed and insured in the state of Florida. We service both residential and commercial projects throughout Naples. Give us a call any time at 239-829-5372 and we will listen to you describe your wildlife problem, and schedule an appointment to solve your animal problem.

We primarily service the greater Naples area, but will travel further for many types of jobs. Our range includes Naples Park, Naples Manor, Marco, Goodland, and Golden Gate. Learn more about our services in Bonita Springs, Estero, Lely Resort, Marco Island.



This Month's Advice: Can Wild Animals in the Attic Give Your Pets Fleas?

One of a homeowner’s worst nightmares is finding their home has been invaded by an uninvited wild animal or rodent. Certain animals can stay in the house for some time undetected and could lead to health concerns as well as destruction of property, especially if their numbers multiply quickly as is the case with mice and rats. There are several types of wild animals that can infest your home or your commercial building. The most common Naples animals that might be found inside your property are squirrels and raccoons. You will know your house is infested when you start hearing noises above your ceiling. These rodents will not only cause damage to your house but can also cause a flea outbreak.



What are the types of insects that can be passed to your pets?
Raccoons and squirrels are both destructive to you and your pets. They are very similar to dogs and cats, and their fleas are transferrable to your pets. There are probably fleas in your home because these wild animals created a shelter in your attic. Some types of insects that can be passed to your Florida animals are:
• Lice and ticks: these are wingless insects that feed on blood. They can be seen on both mammals and reptiles.
• Roundworms: these are infectious when inhaled. They come from Naples raccoon feces.
How can you get rid of raccoons or squirrels and their fleas?
There are many ways to eradicate raccoons without hurting them. Once you remove them from your home, you can later find ways to remove the fleas. In order to remove them from your attic, you must:
• Trap the animals and relocate them where they can’t get back in.
• Set up a one-way door so that once they exit your attic, they will have no other way in.
• Remove all entry holes that can be used by the Florida raccoons to break in.
• Clean the attic to kill the fleas present in the area and to prevent further infestation of your home.
• Use insecticides to kill remaining fleas.
• Ask a professional to conduct fogging in the area.

Past Naples Wildlife Advice Articles:
What Do To Do About a Wild Animal under the Porch
Can Armadillos Transmit Leprosy to People?
What Animals Chew on Electrical Wires?
Can Wild Animals in the Attic Give Your Pets Fleas?
How to Keep Away Iguanas
What Should I Do If I Find an Orphaned Baby Wild Animal Outside?

Naples Critter Info:

Florida opossum information and facts - Some opossum information and facts we should know: Many of us might have heard of the name opossum and would be slightly annoyed that we are giving much attention to this animal which many people consider as pest or just simply nuisance in homes especially the attic where they are mostly found together with their young ones and would totally disrupt the peace and harmony within your household. Well, as they say the best way to defeat your enemy is to gather more information about them because therein lies the hidden weakness that you may use for their downfall.

Let us start by a little etymology for the name. It is said to have come from the Algonquin Indian word Pasum (animal) although the addition of the letter “o” to the initial word was not given further explanation. According to some stories, it was because Capt. John Smith asked his Indian friend the name of an animal that he saw. His friend gave a little grunt before saying the name and that has stuck until now.

There are about 60 different kinds of opossums or possums as what most people are calling it. These animals are considered as the only marsupial in the entire U.S. territory and Canada. They are mostly compared to Australian kangaroo which is known to carry its young ones in a pouch located in front of the mother’s belly. As the female gives birth to about 20 tiny helpless possums the size of honeybees the struggle for survival for these newborns also starts from there. It is said that fewer than half of them would survive and even a few more would die even before reaching their mother’s pouch.

Upon their birth, baby opossums immediately seek refuge in their mother’s pouch by crawling inside it. Once inside, they stay there for some time until they are developed and would be ready to get out of the pouch but this does not mean that they are ready for the world yet. They are eventually trained to get in and out of the pouch for about 10 to 15 days more and the mother would also have them ride in her back while she hunts for food which in a way is letting them learn the trade of hunting. This would eventually stop when the mother would not be able to carry them all in the pouch because of their weight, by that time they are let off and they can forage on their own.

One of the best defenses that can be associated with this animal is their ability to play dead thus the term “playing possum” is derived to mean being a coward for people. Once they are threatened by predators like dogs and other bigger beasts than they are and they can’t possible afford to run away they turn to this last resort. They lie flat on the ground and either stare blankly into space or shut their eyes close sometimes with their tongue extended with saliva running out which would perfectly imitate a dead animal. Doing this would either let the danger pass or this would give it time to distract the enemy and find the right time to run away. In some rare cases, they would bare their teeth and hiss or growl if cornered to show an aggressive and fierce appearance which not in their nature.

Possums are generally referred to as scavengers because they are often seen foraging garbage containers, trash cans or dumpsters which is the reason why a lot of people are annoyed to see such mess of rotting and dirty stuff spread over their lawn caused by these unwanted animals. They are also considered as filthy animals because of such behavior which is a very far contrast to their attitude of meticulously cleaning and bathing themselves. Their food consists mainly of carrion (which is what they like the most), fruits, grass, and nuts. They are also carnivores which prey on small animals like mice, birds, snakes, insects, and even chickens.

With their sharp claws and strong tail, they can easily climb trees and would be seen some times reaching out for fruits and berries from high above. Some people might think that they live in trees but it is really the other way around. These animals like to be in the ground and can even live in holes left by armadillos where they make into dens with leaves and grass for their own comfort.

Naples raccoon removal - most of our raccoon trapping is done in attics, or when these animals are destroying property outside.

Naples critter trapping - we use humane live cage traps, and relocate the animals we catch.

Naples bat removal - out bat removal methods ensure that no bats are killed in the process.

Naples squirrel removal - most of our squirrel control is groups of squirrels living in attics of homes.

Naples rat removal - never use poison for rat control. Only trapping, removal, and building exclusion works permanently.

Naples animal control - we perform nuisance wildlife control throughout southwest Florida.