Daytona Beach, FL
Discount Wildlife is a full-service wildlife control company serving Daytona Beach FL and the surrounding area. We specialize in urban and suburban wildlife damage
management for both residential and commercial customers. We are state licensed by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission. We handle nearly all aspects of wildlife
control, and resolve conflicts between people and wildlife in a humane and professional manner. For Daytona Beach pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 386-492-9642 -
yes, we answer our phones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - and we will discuss your wildlife
problem and schedule an appointment to solve it. We look forward to hearing from you!
- Scratching Noises in Your Attic?
- Unwanted Wildlife on Property?
- Problem Bird or Bat Infestation?
- Digging Lawn or Under House?
- We Can Solve It!
Many of Florida's wild animals have learned to adapt and even thrive in our homes. For example some wildlife have found
that attics make great places to live. Other animals find refuge under homes or porches. Invariably,
these animals cause damage. Rodents, like squirrels and rats, love to chew on electrical wires once in an attic, and this causes a serious fire
hazard. Raccoons can cause serious contamination in an attic with their droppings and parasites. Same goes for bat or bird colonies. We specialize in solving Florida's
wildlife problems, from snake removal to large jobs like commercial bat control, we do it all.
|We do not handle dog or cat problems
. If you need assistance with a domestic animal, such as a dog or a cat, you need to call your local Volusia county animal services
for assistance. They can help you out with issues such as stray dogs, stray cats, spay & neuter programs, vaccinations, licenses,
pet adoption, bite reports, deceased pets, lost pets, local animal complaints and to report neglected or abused animals. There is no free Daytona Beach animal control for wildlife issues.
Volusia County Animal Services or Humane Society: (386) 740-5241
Daytona Beach Wildlife Removal Tip: The Florida Black Racer Snake: Appearance, biology: Another non-venomous snake found in the southern states of the US, the black racer snake is actually quite an active daytime snake so this is one you may spot whilst out and about. They are, just as the name would suggest, black on the to with a much paler grey or off-white underbelly. There are different subspecies of snake, and this is what gives them the alliterative names - blue racer, blue runner, black runner - the snake can look grey / blue / almost dark purple in nature as well as black. Theyíre quite zippy too. If you spot one and get too close, itíll be gone in the blink of an eye. Shedding once a year, the black racer is a medium-sized snake, growing to a maximum of inches in length, but usually averaging around inches. Not just a fast snake, itís a keen swimmer and for the most part, its a species that would much prefer to use its speed to get away than stay and fight. The thing that makes this snake dangerous is because it mimics the coloration of the water moccasin, a snake that is actually venomous and can be found in very much the same locations - fields and forested areas close to water, marshlands, swamps, etc. Back to the black racer and it has a very varied diet, dependent on where it has set up home, but the staple foods include frogs, snails, other insects, as well as moles, birds and rats or mice.
Daytona Beach Animal News Clip: Florida wildlife more prevalent these days
Rodents weren't common until state bolstered numbers Daytona Beach - Growing up on a Middle Florida habitat, Critter Catcher Chris never saw a wild rodent or a big toothed rodent grazing on row crops and snacking on seeds and livestock feed. Critter Catcher Chris, spokesman for the Florida Habitat Bureau, says those problems are more common as Florida wildlife is flourishing decades after the state began working to bolster their numbers. "The first person that is affected by overpopulation of rodent is the farmer," Critter Catcher Chris announced. Carefully regulated wildlife trapping seasons are essential to controlling prospering wildlife as natural habitats give way to suburbs and cropland, contends Snake Hunter Sam, big game coordinator for the Florida Wildlife Resources Agency. Read on for more information about animal control in Daytona Beach, Florida.
As rodent-wildlife trapping time allotment ends this year, the state expects a record harvest with nearly 180,000 rodent finally caught. After subsistence wildlife trapping reduced rodent and wild rodent to only a few thousand statewide in the early 1900s, restocking efforts and excellent natural habitats have allowed them to rebound and prosper. Florida now is home to around 1 million rodent and 295,000 wild rodents, according to the latest estimates. "The rodent are at much higher density than in any other time," Snake Hunter Sam announced. "There is no other predator other than pest control companies." Wildlife officials adjust limits on the number of rodent that can be finally caught during wildlife trapping time allotment to reach a delicate balance between a healthy critter count and overabundance. Three years ago, TWRA started allowing pest control companies to take up to three does a day in counties in Middle and West Florida, where populations are highest. Despite this there is no free Daytona Beach animal services for wildlife in Volusia County.
"It's just one way for us to increase the number of does getting finally caught in order to control the critter count," Snake Hunter Sam announced. Florida's wild rodent coordinator Squirrely Joe announced the full restoration of wild rodent, which began around the 1950s, was just completed in the last couple of years. However, the progress of rebounding wildlife has its drawbacks, especially for farmers and homeowners. "Some of the rodents are adapting to urban areas, getting into bird feeders and eating crops," Squirrely Joe announced. "They are definitely making themselves known." Acres of soybeans and corn in heavily agricultural counties attract rodent and rodents, and Florida farmers are losing crops to wildlife more than ever before, Critter Catcher Chris announced. While no statewide numbers are available, the National Agricultural Statistics Service estimated crop and livestock losses from wildlife in the country totaled $944 million in 2002. Most Daytona Beach pest control companies that we interviewed found this interesting.
"There is very little as far as row crops that can be done to prevent it," Critter Catcher Chris announced. "Home gardeners have fences, but average farmers in row cropping don't use fencing." Skunk Sniffer Steve is a Volusia County rodent wildlife manager who operates a clearinghouse of information for pest control companies offering tips, photos and message boards. Skunk Sniffer Steve announced that while the current generation of Florida pest control companies has access to healthy, bountiful herds, they face the same problems from suburban growth as wildlife face. "That's a constant fight over the lack of land for habitat and wildlife trapping," Skunk Sniffer Steve announced. "There is less and less public land that pest control companies have free access to." Skunk Sniffer Steve announced many Florida pest control companies have started forming groups to lease land to animal stalk on, but that's more expensive than some pest control companies can afford. Some Florida farmers allow pest control companies to weed out the nuisance wildlife on their property, Critter Catcher Chris added. At least, this is what Daytona Beach extermination companies think.