An Introduction to Nuisance Wildlife:
Interacting with Nuisance Wildlife in Florida can be quite an adventure. As you move farther south the species diversity increases, giving us more animals than many of the Northern Wildlife Companies deal with. Many introduced species cannot make it through a frozen winter and will die off without proper shelter. The cold weather of the northern climates is less hospitable for them, and the southern climates allow the animals to hang out in a tree or burrow into the ground.
Homes are built next to “wilderness” or “conservation” areas that have visual appeal. Human residents buy here for the looks, and never consider that these wilderness areas have animals in them. That new $50k tile roof may be water tight, but animals can climb right up and into the attic through holes that you don’t even see. Roofing companies think in terms of water shedding, not animal intrusion.
I love working in a profession where you don’t know what animal you will be chasing tomorrow.
Our members are interested in the growth of the nuisance wildlife control industry statewide. This includes working with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DACS). Our members know the value of continuing education, practice conservation techniques and believe in ethical methods of business standards. We are pleased to refer our FLWCA members when a wildlife control issue arises. Please see the ‘referral’ page for a FLWCA member in your area.
Make sure to visit the About Us page to learn about why the FLWCA was formed and how your membership can help the wildlife control industry!