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Types of Wildlife and Animal Problems in Boca Raton, FL

Boca Raton Wildlife Control Info

If you need a professional wildlife trapper in Boca Raton, FL call Centurian Wildlife: 561-826-6475

FL State bird: Northern mockingbird
State mammal: Florida panther, manatee, dolphin
State reptile: Loggerhead sea turtle
State amphibian: N/A
State fish: Florida largemouth bass, Atlantic sailfish
State insect: Zebra longwing Butterfly

Florida is a warm, southern state with everything from orange trees to a large, central swamp known as The Everglades. As you might imagine, this makes for a variety of interesting creatures both land-loving and aquatic. In fact, Florida is so appealing to animals, species not native to the state have been able to move in and thrive. The perfect examples of this are the Burmese Python and the red-tail boa constrictors. These snakes are not native to North America, but so many were released of escape into the Florida wild that a breeding population was spotted in The Everglades. This is not necessarily a good thing, as many native creatures-raccoons and small mammals in particular-have begun to vanish from that region of the state. Not even a smaller alligator can always withstand an attack from the Burmese Python.

Alligators are used to being at the top of the food chain, and because of this the large reptiles are often nuisances around homes, where people fear attacks on themselves and pets. Particularly dangerous are alligators over 8 feet, during the mating season in May. Florida's suburbs are often surrounded by water, and alligators make good use of the man-made channels and canals around the region. Another problematic reptile is the iguana, which is significantly smaller than the alligator but large enough in its own right.

The warm climate in this state means reptiles and amphibians are plentiful. Florida has four venomous species of snakes, all of which can sneak into a yard at any moment. However, they are relatively rare. They include the Eastern Diamondback, the Pigmy Rattler, the Eastern Coral Snake, and the Cottonmouth, or Water Moccasin. Cottonmouth snakes are drawn to water-something most homes have in Florida. Thankfully, most snakes will move out of a lawn after a day or so. Some of these snakes like to live in the water, adding to the list of semi-aquatic animals that can become problematic. Other water-loving pests include beavers, otters, and muskrats. Nutria, another semi-aquatic rodent, are another example of a non-native species moving in and making itself at home.

One animal people don't think much about when they think of Florida is the armadillo. This little creature is not just a problem for the south central states. Florida has armadillos, too, probably more per area than any other state, because they thrive in FL's sandy soil, and they will cause just as much damage in Florida as any other state. They keep several burrows, and dig up lawns as they search for worms and grubs.

Due to the variety of landscapes in this state, Florida also has some large land predators. The Florida panther, an endangered species, is not usually a nuisance animal. It is rarely spotted. What the panther lacks in pest-ability, the black bear makes up for. The surge of tourists into the state has made black bears bold about raiding garbage cans and invading campgrounds. However, black bear attacks on people are rare.
  Boca Raton Raccoons: This masked animal is fairly common in Boca Raton, FL. They frequently raid trash cans and steal pet food. They also often choose to live in the attic or chimney of your home. One of Florida's beautiful animals, but often a nuisance. We offer Boca Raton raccoon removal.
  Boca Raton Squirrels: Squirrels are often a pest in Boca Raton. They love to live in an attic, and will chew on wood or electrical wires. They are agile creatures, and live throughout the state of Florida. Call Centurian Wildlife if you need squirrel removal in Boca Raton.
  Boca Raton Opossum: You may spot this animal in Boca Raton at night time, perhaps rooting through your garbage. This opportunistic animal will take your pet's food or live under your porch. The possum is a great Florida survivor, and not all that ugly.
  Boca Raton Snakes: There are many species of snakes in Boca Raton, but few are venomous. If you need help identifying snakes of Florida, browse this site or give us a call at 561-826-6475. We at Centurian Wildlife can provide Boca Raton snake control any time you need us.
  Boca Raton Rat Control: The Norway Rat, Roof Rat, and House Mouse inhabit most areas of North America that people inhabit, including most Florida cities. They contaminate food and love to live in the walls or attic of a home. Centurian Wildlife can get rid of them once and for all.
  Boca Raton Bats: Bats are special animals, and found throughout Florida. They are good creatures and eat a lot of insects, but if you have an infestation of bats in your home or building, you can give us a call for professional Boca Raton bat removal and control.
We are experts with all kinds of FL wildlife. If you need Boca Raton pigeon control, geese or other bird removal, we can help. We are experts with skunks and skunk problems, digging animals such as moles, armadillos, & groundhogs, and we offer Florida beaver control and removal. Centurian Wildlife also provides dead animal removal services. 561-826-6475

Our range includes Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Kings Point, Highland Beach, Coral Springs, Parkland, Coconut Creek, Deerfield Beach, and Lighthouse Point. 

Boca Raton Wildlife Tip
Roof Damage Caused By A Rodent Entering A Hole - A rodent is capable of inflicting substantial damage to your roof. Upon entering a hole it has made, it can create a large nest in your attic and cause further damage to insulation and electrical wires. A fire hazard is created with the combination of dry nesting and chewed-through electrical wires. Thus, the longer the problem goes undetected, the bigger the hazards. Thus, the solution is not to simply get rid of the rodents from your home, patch up the holes and expect the problem to go away.

The longer a rodent lives in your attic, the bigger the number of holes because rodents will multiply. Rodents can chew through wood, electrical wires, shingles, vents and insulation. This means that the structural damage to your roof can become severe. Patching up the holes will only be a temporary solution, since a rodent can easily make another hole. The damage they inflict on roofs can also lead to leaks. Thankfully, you can easily prevent rodents from gaining access to your roof. Seal off openings using mesh wire. Have a professional inspect your roof to assess whether any repairs need to be done. If your roof does not have a strong structure, then it won’t prevent future rodents from chewing their way through. 
Boca Raton, FL Wildlife News Clip:
Wildlife - Exotic snakes are becoming a problem in Florida

Snake experts say Central Florida's climate is compatible to that of the python's home ranges. There are also thousands of acres of river swamps and woodlands which are ideal habitat for the snakes. Florida has an abundance of wildlife, and Boca Raton is no exception.

Local animal-control agencies and businesses say they get 6 to 12 loose-python calls a year in Central Florida. The total probably is several dozen. That's probably just the tip of the snake's snout. Although several species of wildlife roam Boca Raton, only a few, such as raccoons and squirrels, are considered pest wildlife.

Critter capture says their company averages 12 loose python calls a year. For every snake someone sees, there are others slipping through the cracks. The possibility of pythons inhabiting a large chunk of peninsular Florida worries officials of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. Florida has many reptiles, and it's important to be able to identify Boca Raton snake species and mammals.

"It's more common than we think, people just don't come across them and a lot more pythons probably are more prevalent [in the wild] than people realize," said Stony Deer, Southeast Director of Operations for Wildlife Morons, a private animal-control company. "It's not impossible for the same thing that's happening [in the Everglades National Park] to happen here in Boca." Remember to treat the wild animals of Boca Raton, Florida, with respect and care.

 


Boca Raton once held two amusement parks: first, Africa U.S.A. [1953-1961] and second, Ancient America [1953-1959]. Africa U.S.A. was a wild animal park in which the tourists drove through the park and could view the animals outside their cars. They saw more than the usual Florida wildlife. It is now the Camino Gardens subdivision one mile (1.6 km) west of the Boca Raton Hotel. Ancient America was built surrounding a real Calusa Indian burial mound. Today, the mound is still visible within the Boca Marina & Yacht Club neighborhood on U.S. Highway 1, just north of Yamato Road. Now one of the main attractions is Mizner Park, which includes the Boca Raton Museum of Art. We also service the towns of Hollywood, Lauderhill, Dania Beach, Coral Springs, North Lauderdale and also animal control in Oakland Park, Coconut Creek, Fort Lauderdale, Margate and pest control in Pembroke Pines, Pompano Beach, Davie, Tamarac and wild animal services in Weston, Sunrise, Parkland, Hallandale and wildlife management in Lauderdale Lakes, Plantation, Miramar, Deerfield Beach.
 
You're still reading this page? We do not operate Boca Raton wildlife rescue, but are a privately owned nuisance wildlife removal service company. If you need a pro in Boca Raton to solve your problem for you, call Centurian Wildlife: 561-826-6475 and they can help you with your Boca Raton wildlife problem.
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