Brevard County wildlife trapping and removal
PEST-X-OUT is Brevard County’s #1 source for wildlife control, wildlife trapping and wildlife removal.
Are you hearing noises in your attic and walls? Are you feeling threatened by a Raccoon, Opossum, Fox, Coyote, Skunk, or even a Bobcat roaming around your home or place of business? Is your beautiful lawn being torn up by Armadillos rooting for food? Every evening are you greeted by Bats leaving your Attic to search for food?
If you are having any of these issues or anything Pest, Wildlife, or Rodent related, we are available 24 Hours a day Monday through Saturday to come out evaluate any situation, take action, and solve, to provide peace of mind to you and your family! PEST-X-OUT offers FREE INSPECTIONS! Our Humane Wildlife Control Services range from Humane Wildlife Trapping and Wildlife Removal, Animal Proofing, Attic Clean-Outs, Attic Deodorizing and Sanitation, Dead Animal Removal (carcass removal), Live Animal Pickup, Wounded Animal Pickup (taken to the Florida Wildlife Hospital and Sanctuary), Snake Removal, Nuisance Bird Control, and Much More! Brevard County wildlife trapping and removal
BE SAFE AND CALL A CERTIFIED WILDLIFE REMOVAL SPECIALIST AT PEST-X-OUT PEST AND WILDLIFE CONTROL TO COME OUT ACCESS THE SITUATION, GO OVER YOUR OPTIONS, AND HUMANELY TRAP AND REMOVE ANY NUISANCE WILDLIFE ISSUES YOU ARE DEALING WITH!
Humane Nuisance Wildlife Trapping and Removal
Bat Removal and Exclusions
Dead Animal Removal
Nuisance Birds (Pigeons Starlings, etc.)
Dead Animal / Carcass Removal
Live Wildlife Pickup
Wounded Wildlife Pickup
24/7 Emergency Wildlife Removal Service
Raccoons are known for their intelligence, with studies showing that they are able to remember the solution to tasks for up to three (3) years. Raccoons are also very curious animals, but also can be a nuisance to any property owner. These nocturnal mammals can destroy yards, gardens, and can cause serious structural damage in search for food or shelter. Raccoons can make a mess tipping over trash cans in search for food as well. The average size of a Raccoon is twelve (12) inches tall by 24 to 38 inches long weighing in at between 14 to 23 pounds. Their average lifespan in the wild is between two (2) to three (3) years. Identifying a Raccoon isn’t hard due to the gray fur with a black mask. Raccoons prefer heavily wooded areas with access to water and trees. They will travel up to eighteen (18) miles to forage for food! The more populated the world gets the more Raccoons are adapting to suburban and urban areas, making their homes in man-made structures like Attics, Sewers, Barns, and Sheds. Raccoons will destroy your insulation causing thousands of dollars in damage. In urban areas Raccoons tend to stay closer to their dens with a range of only about one (1) mile. Raccoons will eat birds, eggs, fish, frogs, fruit, insects, nuts, seeds, snakes, and random things out of your Garbage! Reproduction usually begins in late winter. Females will usually give birth to one (1) to six (6) baby kits in the spring. Raccoons have amazing dexterity that gives them the ability to open doors, jars, latches, and bottles. Raccoons can carry several Bacterial Diseases and Parasites that can be transmitted to Humans and pets through a bite or the ingestion of Raccoon Waste. Some Diseases that effect Humans are Leptospirosis, Salmonella, Roundworm, and Rabies. Always approach a Raccoon with CAUTION! Brevard County wildlife trapping and removal
IDENTIFY RACCOON ACTIVITY
Raided Bird Feeders
Trash cans tipped over and trash scattered.
Soffit torn lose from the structure
Chimney Caps missing or damaged
Pilfered gardens or yards
Shingles torn of the roof
Roof Returns pushed up for entry
Roof Vents bent or torn apart
Damaged Insulation, Damaged Ductwork, or Damaged Electrical Wires. (FIRE-HAZARD)
Opossums are not the most destructive animal you will come across but they will make a mess. Opossums are scavengers that enter your property in search for food and shelter. They will enter your trash cans in search for food. They will also steal the eggs and chicks from your chicken coop. Opossums can take shelter in your Attic, destroying your insulation and excreting waste. Opossums live up to four (4) years in the wild. Opossum females may give birth up to twenty (20) babies in a litter but fewer than half of them survive. It is EXTREMELY RARE for an opossum to carry Rabies. Brevard County wildlife trapping and removal
IDENTIFY OPOSSUM ACTIVITY
Trash cans tipped over.
Missing fruits, berries, or Bird Seed
Raided Barns or Poultry Houses – eggs or chicks
|Nesting in your Attic, Basement, or Crawlspace – destroying Duct Work, Insulation, or Chewing through Electrical Wires etc. (FIRE-HAZARD)
Tunnel under your house or porch
Squirrels are agile, and live high in the treetops. People like to feed them causing them to come around more in search for food. Although it’s a pleasant site at first, Squirrels can quickly become a Nuisance and destructive. Squirrels will Nest in your attic causing damage to your Ductwork, Insulation, and Electrical Wiring causing a major FIRE HAZARD! Squirrels can leap across a distance of ten (10) feet. Always keep your trees trimmed well away from the structure. Squirrels will enter onto your roof by electrical and telephone lines leading over from the main source. The average life span of a squirrel is on average one (1) year in the wild. Squirrels produce litters between one (1) and seven (7) offspring. A female Squirrel can mate twice a year. Squirrel teeth (like Rats) never stop growing causing them to constantly gnaw to wear them down. Brevard County wildlife trapping and removal
IDENTIFY SQUIRREL ACTIVITY
Gnawing on Wood or Soffits.
Nesting Material in Roof Returns or Soffit.
Small holes in your yard
|Nesting in your Attic. Damaged Insulation, Ductwork, or electrical lines. (Fire-Hazard)
Pilfering Bird Seed from Feeders.
Armadillo’s are easy to identify with the dark greyish armor like shell they have and long tail. An Armadillo’s digging habit can be Extremely Destructive! Armadillo’s wonder in your yard in search of food and shelter. They will dig burrows to take shelter in. Sometimes under the Structure, Ac Unit, Concrete Slab, Shed, etc. Armadillo’s will destroy a nice yard in 1 day! The average lifespan of an Armadillo in the wild is seven (7) to ten (10) years. Armadillo’s dig several burrows throughout their home range in witch to live and take shelter in. Burrows are about seven (7) to eight (8) inches wide and up to four (4) feet deep. Armadillo’s are mainly insectivores, with over 90% of their diet consisting of Animal Matter, like insects and other invertebrates. Beetles, Larvae, Worms, Termites, Grasshoppers, Ants, Maggots, Snails, etc. Armadillo’s are mainly nocturnal except on cooler wet days. Female Armadillo’s give birth to four (4) young at a time. Armadillo’s have the ability to carry the bacterium that causes Leprosy in Humans. However, the risk is Extremely Low. Brevard County wildlife trapping and removal
IDENTIFY ARMADILLO ACTIVITY
Holes throughout the lawn three (3) to five (5) inches wide and one (1) to three (3) inches deep.
Burrow entrances about seven (7) to ten (10) inches wide and up to four (4) feet deep. Next to or underneath structures, sidewalks, brush piles, low lying shrubs, etc.
Damaged underground Wires or Pipes.
Cracked Foundation or Concrete Sidewalks/Driveway.
Fox can be a nightmare for poultry farmers. They prey on chickens and raid trashcans in search for a meal. Fox are small only weighing around 24 pounds. They live in burrows that we call dens. Fox hunt at night and are nocturnal. A fox can run up to 45 mph. Fox live on average three (3) years in the wild. Female Fox can have anywhere between one (1) and ten (10) pups. Most Fox activity occurs during dawn and dusk. Brevard County wildlife trapping and removal
Coyotes hunt at night and howl to communicate their location. They are very smart creatures and have a heightened sense of hearing. Coyotes are medium sized weighing between 20 and 50 pounds. Coyotes prefer to be away from people but with the growing Human population they are adapting to the city. When hunting they often form a pack to run down their prey. They are not picky eaters eating Rodents, Rabbits, Fish, Frogs, and larger game like Deer. In the spring females build dens for their young. They give birth to three (3) to twelve (12) pups at a time. The Coyotes lifespan in the wild is between six (6) and eight (8) years. The Coyote population is at its highest and continues to grow causing great threat to Farmers and Homeowners. Brevard County wildlife trapping and removal
The Bobcat is known for its, short bobbed tail. Their coats vary in color from shades of beige to brown fur with spotted or lined markings in dark brown or black. Bobcats mainly hunt Rabbits but are also known to eat Rodents, Poultry, Young Lambs, Goats, and sometimes Deer. Each Bobcat may have several dens. One main den and several auxiliary dens in its territory. The Bobcat usually mates in the late winter. Female Bobcats will have between one (1) and six (6) kittens. A Bobcats lifespan in the wild is around seven (7) years. Brevard County wildlife trapping and removal
SNAKES – VENOMOUS AND NON-VENOMOUS
Snakes come in all colors and sizes. Some are venomous and some are non-venomous. A good rule is to treat each and every snake you come across in the wild as a venomous snake that can strike and cause you life threating injury’s. Most species are nonvenomous and those that have venom use it primarily to kill and subdue prey rather than for self-defense. There are over 2,900 species of snakes. Only 50 species are here in Florida. Snakes use smell to track their prey. They smell by using their forked tongues to collect airborne particles, then passing them to the vomeronasal organ or Jacobson’s organ in the mouth for examination. The skin of a snake is covered in scales. A snake will shed its skin to molt. Molting occurs periodically throughout the snake’s life. An older snake may only shed once or twice a year to where a younger snake may shed up to four times a year. Female snakes lay eggs and most abandon after a few days. If all goes well a snake can live up to 20 to 30 years! Out of the 50 different species of snakes in Florida only 6 are venomous. Always be CAUTIOUS and treat ALL SNAKES as if they were VENOMOUS! Brevard County wildlife trapping and removal
VENOMOUS SNAKES OF FLORIDA
- EASTERN DIAMONDBACK RATTLESNAKE, RATTLER
- TIMBER RATTLESNAKE, CANEBRAKE RATTLESNAKE
- DUSKY PIGMY RATTLESNAKE, PIGMY RATTLER, GROUND RATTLER
- EASTERN CORAL SNAKE, CORAL SNAKE
ALWAYS TREAT EVERY SNAKE AS IF THEY ARE VENOMOUS! IF YOU ENCOUNTER A SNAKE JUST BACK AWAY AND LEAVE IT ALONE!
The Striped Skunk has broad stripes that may run down the length of the body, but its coloration may vary. They may appear mostly black or mostly white depending. They live in brushy fields, thick timber, and even in residential areas. Skunks are mostly nocturnal and eat animals and plant matter. They may be attracted to insects found in lawns or gardens. Females have a litter of four (4) to seven (7) young in the spring. Skunks will den in abandoned Armadillo burrows, holes, under sheds, or in brush piles etc. Skunks will destroy a chicken coop in no time stealing the eggs and even eating the chicks. The Skunks most effective defense is a pungent spray of oily musk from scent glands located near the anus. The spray can be effectively aimed at targets up to fifteen (15) feet away! Skunks generally live to be two (2) to three (3) years old in the Wild. Brevard County wildlife trapping and removal
Florida has thirteen (13) species of Bats that are either year round or seasonal. Some form colonies and others roost alone. There are seven (7) other species of Bats that have been found on occasion. Bats are very Beneficial and are Protected. Florida’s four-month Bat Maternity Season starts on April 16 and lasts through August 14. During this time you can not Remove and/or do Exclusions to remove Bats from any Structure what so ever! This is the time when Bats are giving birth and raising their young! Brevard County wildlife trapping and removal
THIRTEEN (13) SPECIES OF BATS IN FLORIDA
BIG BROWN BAT
TRICOLORED BAT (EASTERN PIPISTRELLE)
NORTHERN YELLOW BAT
VELVETY FREE-TAILED BAT
BRAZILIAN FREE-TAILED BAT
EASTERN RED BAT
FLORIDA BONNETED BAT
RAFINESQUE’S BIG-EARED BAT
7 ACCIDENTAL SPECIES
BRAZILIAN FREE-TAILED BATS ARE THE MOST COMMON BATS IN FLORIDA:
The Brazilian Bat is a medium sized Bat with a wingspan of twelve (12) inches. Color varies from dark brown to gray brown. They are strictly nocturnal. Brazilian Bats roost primarily in man made structures. They have been found roosting in Attics, Sheds, Under Bridges, Under Barrel Roof Tiles, and Cedar Shake Roofs and Siding. They are important economically because they consume large quantities of insects. The species has been measured at a ground speed of 99 miles per hour! The size of their roost depends on the environment. Remember Bats can carry Rabies and other Diseases. Brevard County wildlife trapping and removal
PIGEONS, STARLINGS, HOUSE SPARROWS, ETC.
DEAD ANIMAL REMOVAL – (CARCASS REMOVAL)
LIVE ANIMAL/WILDLIFE PICKUP AND REMOVAL
WOUNDED WILDLIFE PICK-UP
WE TAKE ALL WOUNDED WILDLIFE TO THE FLORIDA WILDLIFE HOSPITAL AND SANCTUARY. (ALWAYS DONATE!) Brevard County wildlife trapping and removal
Wildlife Proofing – Entry Point Repairs
PEST – X – OUT gives FREE INSPECTIONS for Your Property. We come Out and Crawl through the attic space to Inspect and Identify the Nuisance Wildlife Nesting in your attic. We take Pictures to Assure You of the Situation we are dealing with. We then head outside to check the Perimeter and Rooftop of the Structure locating all the Active and Potential Future Entry Points. Brevard County wildlife trapping and removal
Common Entry Points (Generally Include but Not Limited to)
RIDGE VENT CAPS
ATTIC FAN VENTS
GARAGE DOOR SEALS
OPEN END CAPS
BROKEN ROOF TILES
MISSING ROOF TILES
Trapping is included when you choose PEST – X – OUT to do your Exclusion / Entry Point Repairs.
PEST – X – OUT Gives a Solid Warranty on all Entry Point Repairs Completed.
Brevard County wildlife trapping and removal