Naples Animal Control
If you have a DOG or CAT problem, please click on: Collier County Animal Services
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 239-465-0118 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.
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.