For the Florida native, wildlife and animal control is no new thing. While known for its gorgeous weather and beautiful beaches, there is something else the great state of Florida is known for, its critters!
Florida has everything from bats, squirrels, snakes, raccoons, beavers, opossums, skunks, mice, palm rats, bobcats, coyotes, panthers, alligators; the list goes on and on. While these animals may make a fun spectacle to see in the wild people are less likely to enjoy seeing them in their home, business, or backyard.
While some of these animals will only cause small cosmetic damage to one's home, others are more threatening. There has been an influx of coyote activity in the area. In 2017, "People have spotted at least two in the Edison Park area of Fort Myers (near the Edison-Ford Winter Estates, downtown), so residents are concerned — about themselves and their small animal companions," says veterinarian Dr. Sharon Powell of the Edison Park Animal Hospital.
In April of 2018, a coyote and her cubs were spotted in Lehigh Acres. Julie Tache spotted the mother and cubs outside of her home. "Coyotes have been spotted in all 67 counties in Florida, and the Taches say they hear them almost every night in their rural Lehigh Acres neighborhood."
The CDC defines wildlife as, "any undomesticated animal living in the wild including, those hunted for food, sport, or profit" They note it is important to remember these animals can carry disease that can be life-threatening to humans.
The CDC recommends a couple of steps to avoid harm from wildlife:
If you are concerned about wildlife on your property or in your home, call us at Quest Termite & Pest Services. We have gained the knowledge and experience throughout our 30+ years of service to help you determine how to solve your problem. We will come out for a free inspection and assess the type of animal and the proper elimination methods.