239-829-5374 We run a professional wildlife removal business operating in Port Charlotte, Florida. We service the whole Charlotte County metropolitan area, and do much of our work in Port Charlotte. We are a full-service
Port Charlotte animal trapping and removal company. We specialize in wildlife only, and are not like a regular Port Charlotte pest control company or Port Charlotte exterminator. We use humane methods to
solve wild animal problems in Florida. We solve the root of the problem, by performing home repairs to keep animals out, and preventative measures in addition to critter trapping
and removal. We offer a variety of services, from animal damage repair to waste cleanup, dead animal removal and odor control, and more. We handle several nuisance wildlife
species, including squirrels, raccoons, snakes, skunks, and opossums. We also perform bat removal and bird control services, and rodent control, including poison-free mouse and
rat removal. Give us a call any time at 239-829-5374 to discuss your Port Charlotte animal control issue, and to schedule a fast appointment.
Port Charlotte wildlife control tip of the month: Animals That Chew on Electric Wires
To help us understand the risks posed by animals that chew on electric wires, here are some important Port Charlotte animal control characteristics of the following common culprits:
1) Mice and Rats
Found in most parts of the world, mice are small rodents with pointed snouts, small rounded ears, and body-length tails. To compensate for their poor eyesight, they develop a keen sense for smelling and hearing to find food and dodge predators. These hairy wild Port Charlotte exterminator animals usually make and travel through long tunnels underground.
While some humans use mice as pets, most still view them as Port Charlotte pest control pests since they cause damage to crops outdoors and to properties indoors. As their teeth constantly grow, they see the need to gnaw on just about anything, such as electric wires, to wear down their teeth.
Rats, meanwhile, are the medium-sized Port Charlotte wildlife removal version of mice. Both belong to the Muroidea superfamily of rodents, which explains why both rodents have common features, causing some to interchangeably use “mice” and “rats.”
Apart from causing damage to houses, rats are notorious for causing life-threatening Port Charlotte animal trapping diseases such as leptospirosis.
Indigenous to the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa, squirrels are part of the Sciuridae family of rodents, which include chipmunks and woodchucks. They usually have slender bodies, bushy tails, large eyes, and a soft and silky fur. Squirrels are generally small, with lengths ranging from 7 centimeters to around 1 meter; but may weigh as much as 8 kilos.
Like other rodents such as mice and rats, squirrels’ teeth continuously grow and the only way for them to help trim their teeth is to chew on anything that’s hard. This explains why squirrels usually go for nuts and seeds. When nothing hard is available for them to chew, it becomes a free-for-all. And so, electrical wires become one of their chewing choices.
Native to South America, opossums are marsupials that are easily recognizable with their snow white faces, brown and black body, and long hairless pink tail. But with their presence in the eastern and southern parts of the United States, they are considered to be invasive.
Opossums are nomadic and will do anything so they can have their meal. Once they detect that you have food of their liking at your home, they would come and make a mess until they get what they want. And this includes chewing on electrical wires if they deem it necessary.
Indigenous to North America, raccoons are easy to recognize with their black mask and ringed tail. To aid them in exploring new habitat, they have nimble hands and are good climbers. Raccoons are primarily carnivores, but some are categorized as omnivores.
Unlike rodents, raccoons are not that concerned with constantly growing teeth. However, some cases of raccoons chewing on electric wires were reported in certain areas in the US, as damage was seen very close to raccoons’ footprints.
To learn more about our Port Charlotte pest animal removal services, visit the Charlotte County animal trapping and removal home page or give us a call at 239-829-5374.