Due to the warm, and sometimes rainy climate in Tampa, there are a variety of wildlife pests that commonly seek shelter in resident’s homes. While there are a variety of animals that can call your house their home, three of the most common in Tampa are raccoons, bats, and rodents like rats, mice and squirrels. Know when it’s time to call a wildlife removal services by learning how to identify their presence.
Tampa’s Most Wanted #1: Raccoons
Raccoons may look cute and cuddly, but they are one of the most common unwanted guests for Tampa residents. If you’re hearing scurrying in the attic or walls, it could mean that a raccoon has chosen your house to call its home. These little bandits are known to leave behind droppings that are like that of a cat. Raccoons are notorious for carrying roundworm eggs in their feces, which can be dangerous to humans and pets.
Tampa’s Most Wanted #2: Bats
Another common home invader for homes in Tampa are bats. These creatures are commonly known to lurk in your soffit line or attic and leave a strong ammonia smell from their urine and feces. A bat infestation should be contained as quickly as possible, as their colony can quadruple in just one season! Beside fluttering around in your walls, bats can create health concerns for humans and pets. Most people know that bats can carry rabies, but a lesser known danger is histoplasmosis – a disease that arises from bat guano.
Tampa’s Most Wanted #3: Rats, Mice & Squirrels
Rats, mice and squirrels are some of the most common pests that tend to seek shelter in the walls and attics of Tampa Bay homes. These small rodents can have a big impact on your home and health if an infestation isn’t controlled quickly. Rats and mice are notorious for leaving small droppings, and chewing through food containers, wires and furniture. These furry creatures are nocturnal, so if you’re hearing scurry at nighttime an infestation may be afoot. Squirrels on the other hand will be scratching and scurrying around during the daylight hours. Like rats and mice, squirrels will chew holes in your belongings, leave droppings and leave a mess behind in your attic.
Raccoons, bats, and rodents like rats, mice and squirrels commonly disturb residents in the Tampa area, but there are ways to remedy the problem. When choosing a pest control service, be sure to consider whether they employ humane trapping and clean-up services. At Nvirotect, we pride ourselves on the humane removal of wildlife pests. Whenever possible, we look to relocate your unwanted guests to their natural habitat while also ensuring your home is pest free. Our team seals possible entry points to ensure your home stays pest free.
If you suspect an unwanted visitor in your home, contact Nvirotect today!