Tampa FL Wildlife Information

Florida Wildlife Commission: 888-404-3922

Florida Game WardenIf you have any questions about the wildlife of Tampa, you can contact the Florida Wildlife Commission, sometimes called the Florida Fish & Wildlife Agency. Florida game wardens address many wildlife management matters, from hunting licenses, to poaching, endangered species, and Tampa wildlife management. They deal with wild animals outside the range of a pest control company, such as cougars or bears. If you have a problem with nuisance wildlife in Tampa like squirrels, snakes, bats, or raccoons, the state agency is very unlikely to help. You need to hire a private company (here are their prices) such as All Pro Wildlife, LLC at (813) 404-7033.

I also have listed several sources for free Tampa wildlife help. One example, if you've found an injured animal or lost baby bird or other baby animal is the Tampa Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic: 813-792-8511 Or just read below for more info about the wild animals of Tampa.

Types of Wildlife and Animal Problems in Tampa, FL

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.

If you need a professional wildlife trapper in Tampa, FL call All Pro Wildlife, LLC: (813) 404-7033

Tampa Raccoons:

This masked animal is fairly common in Tampa, 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 Tampa raccoon removal.

Tampa Squirrels:

Squirrels are often a pest in Tampa. 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 All Pro Wildlife, LLC if you need squirrel removal in Tampa.

Tampa Opossum:

You may spot this animal in Tampa 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.

Tampa Snakes:

There are many species of snakes in Tampa, but few are venomous. If you need help identifying snakes of Florida, browse this site or give us a call at (813) 404-7033. We at All Pro Wildlife, LLC can provide Tampa snake control any time you need us.

Tampa 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. All Pro Wildlife, LLC can get rid of them once and for all.

Tampa 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 Tampa bat removal and control.


To report a dead animal on the road, an injured bird, a lost baby squirrel, a dangerous bear, or anything like that, call animal services at (813) 744-5660

If they can't help, call the Florida Wildlife Commission at (813) 744-5660. You can also call your local sheriff department at (813) 744-5660 - they often deal with public wildlife issues.

We are experts with all kinds of FL wildlife and are familiar with the wild animals native to Tampa. If you need Tampa 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. All Pro Wildlife, LLC also provides dead animal removal services. (813) 404-7033

All Pro Wildlife LLC is the most professional, best equipped, and most knowledgeable wildlife control company in the Tampa Bay area. We are one of the few properly fully licensed and insured companies in the state, and our services is second to none. Our range includes the entire Tampa Bay region, north to Carrollwood, east to Brandon, and south to Apollo Beach.

Tampa Wildlife Tip
How To Effectively Seal Off Rodent Entry Points - Any part of your home offers a potential point of entry for a rodent. However, the most common points of entry are the attic and the garage. The attic is a convenient nesting place because it offers a female rodent plenty of room to make a home for her young. People do not usually inhabit attics, so rodents can live there for a period of time uninterrupted and unseen.

Rodents easily access an attic by chewing through the space around the gutter and other weak areas of the roof. If you have a tree that hangs over the roof, you should trim it because rodents can climb trees, jump on the roof and get in the attic.

The chimney is another easily accessible entry point, and a rodent can access any part of your home by going down the chimney. Since rodents make a lot of noise, especially at night, it is easy to figure out that you have a rodent problem. You have to take immediate steps to get rid of them and seal off the entry points to prevent future access. The longer rodents live in your home, the more entry points they will create, meaning more work for you.
Tampa, FL Wildlife News Clip:
Wildlife - Florida submits plans to protect species

A federal program to protect species without listing them as endangered got a major boost this week. Florida has an abundance of wildlife, and Tampa is no exception.

All 50 states, including Florida, have now submitted detailed plans for protecting common species, federal officials said. The program emerged through a federal law in 2000, and through it some $400 million in grants have already been issued to states. Although several species of wildlife roam Tampa, only a few, such as raccoons and Eastern Gray Squirrels and rats, are considered pest wildlife.

But to keep the grant money flowing, states had until 2005 to develop their individual wildlife strategies. "We all recognize that the feds cannot do it alone," U.S. Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton said Wednesday in a conference call about the program, dubbed "Teaming with Wildlife." Florida has many reptiles, and it's important to be able to identify Tampa snake species and mammals.

But drafting a state strategy, said Christine Small of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, was extremely involved. Florida has already received $15.5 million through the program for monitoring butterflies, cleaning up the Chipola River watershed in the Panhandle, and monitoring fish in Gulf Coast streams, among other activities.

Critter Problem at Your House? Hire All Pro Wildlife, LLC
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Tampa Wildlife ControlIf you have a Tampa wildlife problem and need help, call All Pro Wildlife, LLC at (813) 404-7033. They provide professional wildlife control for both residential & commercial customers in the city of Tampa. They offer custom Tampa wildlife control solutions for almost any type of wildlife problem, whether it be the noises of squirrels running through the attic, a colony of bats living in a building, or the destructive behavior of a raccoon, they have the experience and the tools to quickly and professionally solve your wild animal problem in Hillsborough County in Florida. Check their prices, and for a consultation, give them a call at (813) 404-7033

Tampa was incorporated on January 18, 1849, and its name may be a native American name that stands for "Sticks of Fire". Then again, it may stand for "Land of Many Critters and Pests". Historians are not sure which of the two names is more accurate. Phosphate was discovered in the area in 1883 and Tampa is now one of the world's leading phosphate exporters. It's also probably one of the world's leading snake importers, because there's exotic snakes everywhere. Neighborhoods in Tampa include Ballast Point, Belmont Heights, and rat control in Forest Hills, Jackson Heights, New Tampa, Palma Ceia, Palmetto Beach-Grant Park, Port Tampa-Interbay, Seminole Heights, Sulphur Springs, Tampa Heights, West Tampa, and Ybor City. We also service the towns of Hernando Beach, Clearwater Beach, and wildlife trapping in Sun City Center, Apollo Beach, San Antonio, Odessa, Safety Harbor, Palm Harbor, Redington Beach, Oldsmar, Land O Lakes, Weeki Wachee and also animal control in Northdale, Valrico, Brandon, Redington Shores, and animal capture in Seminole, Belleair, Holiday, Ruskin, Wesley Chapel, Tarpon Springs, Dover, Carrollwood and pest control in Crystal Beach, Kenneth City, Spring Hill, Trinity, Belleair Beach, Riverview, and snake removal in Seffner, Bay Pines and wild animal services in St Petersburg, Madeira Beach, Zephyrhills, Indian Rocks Beach, Pinellas Park, Temple Terrace, Plant City, Brooksville, St Pete Beach and wildlife management in Gulfport, Port Richey, Dade City, and snake removal in Treasure Island, Dunedin, Gibsonton, Citrus Park, Hudson.

You're still reading this page? We do not operate Tampa wildlife rescue, or a Tampa zoo or nature center, or Tampa wildlife sanctuary or refuge for volunteers. We are a privately owned nuisance wildlife removal service company. If you need a pro in Tampa to solve your problem for you, call All Pro Wildlife, LLC: (813) 404-7033 and they can help you with your Tampa wildlife problem.

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