We a complete job, from start to finish. We remove wildlife humanely and effectively, using the proper traps, tools, and techniques for each unique animal and situation.
When we encounter animals inside a house, we inspect every part of the house, from ground level to every part of the roof, to identify all the areas of entry, and all vulnerable
areas, and we perform professional repairs, with guarantee, to seal entry holes shut. We inspect inside the attic to find any damage or biohazard, and provide full cleaning services. We offer attic decontamination, poison-free and permanent rodent control,
bat colony exclusion, bird prevention, snake removal, dead animal removal and odor control, and more.
We are a private wildlife removal business, serving all of Volusia County. We trap and remove critters like raccoon, possums, armadillos, and more. We specialize in the removal of animals from homes, such as rats and bats. Florida's hot and tropical climate
mixed with its swampy terrain
makes the perfect home for snakes!
Snakes are great at slithering into your
home undetected. This usually happens when people
leave doors open, and snakes are also attracted
to water sources when the Florida heat strikes!
If you are finding snakes on your property
or if you have trapped a snake give us call
immediately! We answer our phones 24/7 to
service all of your Volusia County wildlife
needs! We are licensed and trained in many
different trapping, removal, and prevention.
Our team proudly services the
Holly Hill, Lake Helen,
Oak Hill, Orange City,
Pierson, Ponce Inlet,
Ariel, Cassadaga, Maytown,
New Smyrna Beach,
We also service the following counties:
Flagler County, Brevard County,
Orange County, Seminole County,
Lake County, Marion County,
and Putnam County.
NOTE: We are not the Volusia County Animal Control Services. We do provide wildlife removal in Volusia County Florida, but we are a private company. Please do not call us regarding any matters that should be directed to the free county animal services. They deal
with dog and cat issues, and select issues such as an animal on the street, etc. Below is the TIP OF THE MONTH regarding local Volusia County animal services related matters:
Commonly, found in the southern half of the United States, Armadillos are considered and classified as pests because of
their inclination to dig large burrows as well as small holes in the yards of people. That is why people tend to complain
-Dig large tunnels under their houses
-Dig small holes that litter their yards
-Destroy their landscaping and uproot their mulch
-Burrow so extensively that they end up cracking or damaging the concrete
In this article we will discuss about what armadillos are so that we can get an idea of how they behave and act. This will
also give us much knowledge on how to get rid of them later on.
The most generally known armadillo’s complete name is the “nine banded armadillo”. It’s appearance
is that of a small mammal that weighs roughly around thirteen pounds and covered in a hard outer layer
which we consider its armor. Its name is derived from the fact that this armor is actually made out a bony
plate that has nine different sections to it. These plates are called “scutes”. An armadillo generally shaped
like an oblong and has a triangular shaped head with very close-set ears. Its color is usually on the
brownish/grayish side or a light tan color.
The armadillo is most active during the period between twilight and the early morning hours especially in the
summertime. In winter, they are most likely to be active during the day. Armadillos don’t have only one den but have
several dens in a given area which they use as a means of escape if the need arises. The armadillo despite its poor
eyesight, has a very powerful sense of smell. It may appear clumsy and cumbersome but the armadillo is in fact very
agile and can run away pretty fast when threatened. It is also a very good swimmer as well as is able to walk across
the bottom of small streams.
The average lifespan of an armadillo is between twelve to fifteen years in captivity but can exceed these numbers
out in the wild.
Armadillos prefer the cover of dense, shady places such as brush, woodlands, forests and typically near creeks or
rivers. The soil is also a factor for these animals. They prefer sandy or loamy soils which are looser and more porous.
They also prefer places that are not too cold or too hot. You will not find armadillos in areas with very long winters
and that is way you will only find them in the southern half of the United States. They like to inhabit places which have
cracks or crevices in them. Rocks are also very suitable for making burrows as well.
An armadillo’s diet consists of insects and other invertebrates and in order to find them in the soil, they use their sense
of smell. They will also eat carrion and small amphibians if the need arises, however. Their very sticky tongues help these
animals to collect colonies of insects and insect larvae (earthworms, scorpions, spiders, etc) in one give time which they
find hiding in the dirt. They will also eat snakes as well as eggs of frogs, lizards, skinks, and snakes just to name a
Unlike it’s smaller cousin, the three banded armadillo, the nine banded armadillo cannot curl into a bal completely. Instead,
they leap into the air up three feet when ever they feel frightened or threatened. This is why they can become very hazardous
to motorists who come into contact with them especially during the night when visibility for them is at its lowest.
Another way to up its defense is by burrowing. When frightened, it will dig a hole and wedge itself in there. With this method,
even the most persistent of predators will eventually give up and look for more easier food to catch. These armadillos can create
the most intricate and extensive burrow system with as many as twelve intersecting tunnels. The females and males are surprisingly
both solitary however; male territories will eventually overlap and can have as many as three female claims at once.
Hopefully, with this information you are well equipped and understand a little bit more about these animals. They maybe a nuisance to
some people but they are also very much interesting and fascinating. Hopefully, you will have a better respect for these animals and we
can co-exist with them in the best way possible.
To learn more about our services, visit the Volusia County wildlife removal home page.