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The Lake County Florida Nuisance Animal Organization

Winter Park

Our procedure “Rodent Proofing” is often misinterpreted by homeowners whose attics are infested with rodents. Pest control companies and specialty animal removal companies remove rodents from the attic. While it is rare for pest control companies to include the service of sealing the roof openings, it is more common for specialty companies to do so. To effectively eliminate rodent entry, roofing shingles, tile and/or metal roof covering must be removed.

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Grand Island

Raccoons have no manners! They're slobs and the one staring at me didn't seem to really care about the niceties of eating. Bits of dry cat food were soaking up water from where it had been sloshed out of the water bowl. The bag of food I'd laid on a table was now torn open and about 10 pounds of cat chow was strewn across the floor.

This particular Lake County, Florida raccoon had come in through the pet door into the garage and was happily eating leftovers from my cat Spike's dinner bowl. He obviously had no fear of me, because he kept eating as I walked over to the work bench. Even though he appeared to half tamed, I was trying to keep a little distance between me and the raccoon.

Spike has a bed in the garage, in the house and on the deck. Whenever and wherever the mood strikes him to take a nap, he's not very far from a comfortable pillow. He has become adjusted to seeing raccoons and possums enter his garage at all hours of the night. Tonight he was sleeping on the bed that used to be my work bench before he took it over. He was now peering over the side of the cardboard box that was his bed, at the raccoon that was making a mess of his eating area.

I may have to try trapping the animal, but that didn't work out very well last year. I used a gage-like trap that is supposed to close the entry way into the cage when the animal tries to eat the canned cat food in the back of the cage. It's very humane. Of the five raccoons we had last year, none were caught. I did catch Spike...twice. I've never accused him of being smart!

If you have a 'possum get into your house, the best thing to do is to put a can of cat food just outside the door and let the animal go to the food. Then slam the door shut! They may scare you by hissing and snarling, but that's just their defensive mechanism. It's sort of scary when they bare their fifty teeth, but more than likely if you back away, they'll never hurt you. One good thing about confrontations with a 'possum is that they hardly ever get rabies.

I really hope they'll leave soon. Spike and I would like to get our garage back.

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Howey-in-the-Hills

Bat control specialists are all over the place. Home remedies and self-made plans for bat removal are rarely effective, which is why these companies are so easy to find. They understand the seriousness of getting rid of bats, and they know that people cannot mediate the situation on their own. Therefore, they will come into your home, inspect the problem, and work with you to devise a solution that best suits your particular needs.

Probably the best thing about bat control is that it is different for every person, and these removal experts understand that. There is no one uniform solution to take care of bat problems, and you can't just give everyone the same exact plan. Your problem, the number of bats that you have, and the number of entry points or the locations of them will greatly impact the removal of those bats. If you've already tried to solve the problem on your own by sealing up the gaps and cracks that you could find, a removal company will likely need to find new places to let the bats out.

Bat control specialists will usually devise a humane plan to let the bats leave your home, but then put little devices into place that work like one way doors. That way, the bats can leave to get food, but when they return, they aren't able to get in anymore. They'll go off to find a new home, and after a few days or a week, the holes will all be sealed for good. Before the problem is considered solved, though, another inspection will be done to make sure all of the bats are gone. Then, exclusion plans will begin, which generally involves sealing cracks and holes and making your home impenetrable to uninvited guests.

The final step of a bat control specialist will be to clean up the guano that is left behind. If not cleaned up, bat guano can be toxic to your family even just by breathing the air in your home. That's why Lake County, Florida professional cleanup is recommended for all bat guano problems. Proper chemicals and cleaning processes will ensure that all bacteria are eliminated, leaving your home safer and healthier so that your family isn't at risk. This is what you can expect from a bat control service, and you should call them as soon as you realize that you have bat problems to have the situation resolved quickly and effectively.

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Goldenrod

With the young bats well able to fly, it seems that bats are showing up everywhere! They have been found in attics and chimneys in Lake County, Florida on a regular basis.

With the abundant source of water in the area such as the Missouri and Kansas rivers and the numerous lakes, it creates a virtual bonanza of insects on the bat's menu.

Combine this food supply with plenty of homes and commercial buildings for roosting and that makes for the perfect situation if you are a bat!

What do bats look for when selecting a roosting site?

One important thing is it must be out of the weather. The inside of an attic or cave makes for some of the best locations that are out of the wind and rain. Air flow is equally important. Bats love to select areas where the air flows across their bodies keeping them cool. The inside of an attic can reach 130 degrees and bats could not live for long in this environment without the air flow.

Professional removal is the best solution to your bat pest control problem. Trying to resolve this problem by yourself often makes it worse. Bats carry rabies and should not be handled. If you should find one outside the home or building that is laying on the ground, do not pick it up! Each year people are bitten because they picked up a bat they thought was dead. This could be a sign that the bat is rabid.

Call a professional to have them examine your home if you suspect a bat infestation. Your Wildlife Professional in Lake County, Florida and surrounding area

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