Animal control covers a wide variety of services ranging from a onetime visit to a program of planned and repeated visitations for a reoccurring problem. Florida is home to a wide range of wild animals which include many species which can put your home and family in danger and even jeopardize their health and safety. Many species can also cause varying degrees of property damage which can include from destruction of yard grass and flower beds from burrowing, digging and rooting for food to undermining a homes' foundation and floors from different types of wild animals digging and burrowing under your home. Some animals will also invade a homes' attic or crawl spaces and is a common place for them to build their nests. If this occurs in your home, the point of entry must be discovered. The usual points are the corners of the roof where the soffit meets the rooftop. A thorough search of the eaves will normally divulge the entry point. Another entry point can be through the gaps under barrel tiled roofs. Once the infestation has been removed, the entrance must be blocked and sealed to prevent any re-entry.
For animal control to be efficient and effective, many different types of strategies involving different types of traps and baits must be implemented. The proper choice will depend on the type of nuisance animal and the location of the problem. Our technicians are thoroughly trained in the most efficient methods of animal control and removal to provide you with the optimal choice for your problem.
Most problems are caused by the animals' primal activities crossing paths and intersecting with humans and their habitat. An animal's daily life consists of a few main actions which are necessary to their survival and are done on an ongoing daily basis. Proper animal control involves taking all these factors into account when deciding upon the proper method to eradicate the problem. These activities include the search for food, water, shelter, and a protected place to raise their young.
Some of the main problems in Florida creating the need for professional animal control are caused by the following wild creatures:
There are a variety of things a homeowner can do to provide a measure of animal control in addition to the services provided by us as professionals. These would include pre-emptive precautionary measures such as:
Do not leave pet food or water dishes out overnight.
Keep trash cans tightly covered and placed in a garage or a secure shed if you have one.
Restrict access to pools or ponds to mitigate the animals search for water.
Block access to the underside of free standing sheds to prevent animals from entering to build nests.
Professional animal control must be utilized when these measures do not prevent or solve the animal infestation. Failure to do so can result in a myriad of safety and health issues for your family and your home.
Professional Animal Control May Be Necessary
Threat of gnawing and chewing: Rats, mice, and squirrels in the attic, crawl space, or walls are a direct threat to the electrical wiring, plumbing, and AC ducts inside the attic and other spaces. All types of rodents gnaw or chew constantly, and their unchecked infestation and presence constitutes a severe fire hazard in your home and expensive repairs.
Threat of disease: Many wild animals can spread infectious diseases, not the least serious of which is rabies which can result in severe illness and even death if left untreated. Disease can also be caused by the presence of feces, a dead and decaying animal or from parasites from infected animals.
Threat of bodily harm: Numerous attacks occur against humans and pets each year from wild creatures who feel trapped, threatened, or who are simply trying to protect their young.
We provide the proper, most effective methods of trapping and removal services for all residential and commercial properties and structures done in a fast, reliable and efficient manner.
We provide animal control in Tampa, Clearwater, St Pete, Brandon, New Port Richey, Land O Lakes, Holiday, Tarpon Springs and Bradenton.
The specially trained technicians at our Pestgo are skilled in handling all rat, mice, and rodent problems. We are proud to offer thourough rodent inspections and detections, rodent control, and prevention of fleas, ticks, and mice caused by rodents. If you are moving or buying a new home, turn to us for comprehensive, reliable rodent inspections performed by the experts.
Environmental pest control and rodent inspections are offered to residential, commercial, and food service establishments across the Tampa, Florida area. We also work with new construction, old construction, renovation sites, hotels, ships, restaurants, fast food chains, and all other types of structural layouts.
Bee & Mosquito Control
Bee removal is required when the bees' presence constitutes a danger to humans or their pets.
Despite the honey bees' painful sting people generally hold bees in high regard. This is most likely due to their usefulness as pollinators and as producers of honey, their social nature, and their diligence. Although a honey bee sting can be deadly to those with allergies, virtually all other bee species are non-aggressive if undisturbed, and many cannot sting at all.
There are three main types of honey bees:
Africanized Bees are a strain of bees that have been in the Southern United States for about 20 years. These bees are extremely aggressive, and several deaths per year in the U.S. are attributed to bee attacks. In appearance, killer bees resemble any other honey bee. Their main threat is their attitude. This type of bee always requires professional bee removal. The Africanized bee does not need an excuse to attack. They protect their hive and queen at a larger radius. Again unlike the European honey bee, the Africanized bee may pursue intruders for up to a mile and remain aggravated for up to 24 hours.
European bees for the most part are not a threat unless aggravated which can occur if they feel their hive is in danger. Running from or swatting at flying bees is not recommended since all you will accomplish is to aggravate them.
The most common stinging bee is the honey bee, introduced into this country from Europe in the 17th century. Professional bee removal is necessary only when their presence becomes threatening. This bees' stinger, which resembles a hypodermic needle with barbs, is used to inject a mixture of alkali venom and acid into the skin. The alkali venom contains several kinds of proteins and enzymes which are believed to cause allergic reactions of varying degrees in humans.
Sting reactions, which may increase with succeeding stings, include:
A choking sensation or difficulty in breathing.
A skin rash similar to hives
A dry cough, sneezing or asthma.
Lips turning blue.
A rapid pulse and a drop in blood pressure.
For severe reactions, medical assistance should be sought immediately.
Instead of immediately approaching bees, it is wise to observe them from a safe location and then call for professional bee removal. Do not use sprays, throw objects, or attempt to discourage their presence in any way at this point. It is very important to get rid of the honey also, especially if the bees have taken up residence in a wall, attic, or other home structure. Leftover honey is certain to attract pests to a home.
When resting swarms are treated with pesticides for bee removal, the novice may not thoroughly eradicate all the bees. The survivors may take on a very aggressive attitude and, if the queen is displaced at a distance, the remaining bees will search the vicinity for her. This activity can cause aggravation for bees and humans alike.
Proper bee removal must take into account the location of the hive. The two most common locations are Trees & Homes
Trees: The hives are usually found in trees either on the branch or in a hole. Honeybees can also move into vacant bird and owl boxes.
Homes: Honeybees will move into any structure that they feel can facilitate their honey harvesting. In wood frame homes, bees prefer the areas between the studs can store enough honey to fill the space from the ceiling to the floor. The honey can be removed from either side of the wall preferably the softer side as part of the overall bee removal.
Stucco exteriors are more difficult to cut than wood.
Block homes are also susceptible to bee invasions when there is a hole on the outside through which they can enter. Concrete stacked blocks stacked create vertical columns where honey can be stored.
Soffits also have voids where honey bees can get inside and build their honeycombs.
Sheds often have a raised floor where the bees can move in and attach their nest to the underside of the shed floor.
Water Meters all have a hole in the lid for easy opening through which bees can enter.
Mobile homes have plywood flooring with fiberglass which is topped by a plastic type liner. Honeybees like to move in to certain sections under the floor where there is little or no fiberglass. The bee removal procedure may not be able to be done from underneath.
Construction sites are common place to attract migrating swarms, especially if their original homes nearby are destroyed during land development.
Power poles that are hollow inside, such as ones made of cement, provide ample room for honeybees and are they often seen flying near the top of the pole.
Honeybees can be found anywhere there is enough space for them to build their honeycombs and store their honey.
Other structures can include signs, fences, furniture, flower pots, garbage cans, RV's and campers, wire spools, boats, light fixtures, dog houses, and under porches and sheds.
We are certified professionals and are fully trained in all types of bee and wasp removal. We are equipped with proper protective clothing and appropriate fumigation products.
We provide bee removal in Tampa, Clearwater, St Pete, Brandon, New Port Richey, Land O Lakes, Holiday, Tarpon Springs and Bradenton.
Mosquitos are pesky critters that tend to thrive in water near homes & businesses ready to feed on nearby human hosts. Mosquitos can breed both indoors & outdoors & bite anytime, day or night. Although an itchy bump may be your worst problem, mosquitos are known to carry the Zika virus which can be severely harmful. Reduce the spread of disease and avoid the constant irritation of these small pests with mosquito control from Pestgo. We have chemical free solutions available with our natural mosquito defense system. Contact us today for more information!