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Types of Wildlife and Animal Problems in West Palm Beach, FL

West Palm Beach Wildlife Control Info

If you need a professional wildlife trapper in West Palm Beach, FL call Centurian Wildlife: 561-331-0224

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.
  West Palm Beach Raccoons: This masked animal is fairly common in West Palm Beach, 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 West Palm Beach raccoon removal.
  West Palm Beach Squirrels: Squirrels are often a pest in West Palm Beach. 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 West Palm Beach.
  West Palm Beach Opossum: You may spot this animal in West Palm Beach 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.
  West Palm Beach Snakes: There are many species of snakes in West Palm Beach, but few are venomous. If you need help identifying snakes of Florida, browse this site or give us a call at 561-331-0224. We at Centurian Wildlife can provide West Palm Beach snake control any time you need us.
  West Palm Beach 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.
  West Palm Beach 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 West Palm Beach bat removal and control.
We are experts with all kinds of FL wildlife. If you need West Palm Beach 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. 561-331-0224

Our range includes Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Lake Park, North Palm Beach, Riviera Beach, Palm Beach Shores, Royal Palm Beach, Greenacres, Palm Springs, and Lake Worth. 

West Palm Beach Wildlife Tip
 
West Palm Beach, FL Wildlife News Clip:
Wildlife - How's winter in Florida sound? Seized gators to head south

Even as a kid, Susan The Wildlife Trapper had a soft spot for offbeat underdogs. Cartoons about the fabled fictional mongoose were a childhood passion. And in adulthood, she developed another passion - for a snake-loving sideshow sword-swalThe Wild Animal and Raccoon Expertr, who is now her husband, Travis The Wildlife Trapper. Florida has an abundance of wildlife, and West Palm Beach is no exception.

Little wonder then that when Susan, a Boone County animal control officer, pulled two skinny alligators out of a tank during an animal cruelty investigation last April, she felt she had to do something for the beady-eyed creatures. Although several species of wildlife roam West Palm Beach, only a few, such as raccoons and Eastern Gray Squirrels and rats, are considered pest wildlife.

Next Thursday, that something will take the The Wildlife Trappers and the two now-thriving alligators 1,100 miles south to a Florida alligator refuge park where the creatures will be gradually introduced to the semi-wild life. Florida has many reptiles, and it's important to be able to identify West Palm Beach snake species and mammals.

The The Wildlife Trappers are volunteering their time and automobile to the effort. And trip expenses are being paid for with donations from visitors to the Boone County Animal Shelter.

 


We are a professional nuisance wildlife control company serving southeast Florida & the West Palm Beach area, including Riveria Beach, Jupiter, Juno Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Springs, Wellington, Lake Worth, Boynton Beach and Delray Beach Animal Control. We offer commercial pest control and animal control to safely and permanently take care of your wildlife problems. We are fully licensed and insured, and dedicated to the finest quality of work, which we back up with a guarantee. If you need to get rid of wildlife, or need expert and professional trapping services, just give us a call. We also service the towns of Jupiter, Wellington, Greenacres, Atlantis, Belle Glade, Briny Breezes, Cloud Lake, Tequesta and also animal control in Lantana, Lake Park, Glen Ridge, and rat control in Greenacres, Gulf Stream, Haverhill, North Palm Beach and pest control in Pahokee, Palm Springs, Mangonia Park, and wildlife trapping in Highland Beach, Hypoluxo, Lantana, Manalapan, and animal capture in Mangonia Park, Royal Palm Beach and wild animal services in Boca Raton, Palm Beach Gardens, and snake removal in Juno Beach, Riviera Beach and wildlife management in West Lake Worth, Delray Beach, and animal exterminating in Loxahatchee, Hypoluxo, Ocean Ridge, Pahokee, and snake removal in Riviera Beach, Tequesta, Boynton Beach.
 
You're still reading this page? We do not operate West Palm Beach wildlife rescue, but are a privately owned nuisance wildlife removal service company. If you need a pro in West Palm Beach to solve your problem for you, call Centurian Wildlife: 561-331-0224 and they can help you with your West Palm Beach wildlife problem.
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