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Florida Nuisance Trappers
is a full-service wildlife control company serving Brevard and Indian River and the surrounding area. We specialize in urban and suburban wildlife damage management for both residential and commercial customers. We handle nearly all aspects of Animal control, and resolve conflicts between people and wildlife in a humane and professional manner. For Brevard and Indian River Animal control of wildlife, just give us a call at 321-652-7238 and we will discuss your Animal Control problem and schedule an appointment to solve it. We look forward to hearing from you.
All animals are trapped and removed in a humane manner, which is what you should expect from a reputable and humane wildlife removal service. The most common wildlife removal, pest control, and animal trapping services needed are the removal of bats, removal of bees, birds, mice, raccoons, removal of squirrels, rats, removal of snakes, and geese which we expertly and professionally perform in a timely and quality manner. Whatever your needs, Florida Nuisance Trappers will consult with you and provide solutions to remove any wildlife or nuisance animal, repair the damage they may have caused, and take steps to prevent the wildlife from returning and reentering your home or property.
◦ Pest Removal
◦ Rodent Exclusions
◦ Skunk Removal & Skunk Control
◦ Wildlife Removal & Wildlife Control
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◦ Dead Animal Removal
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Have you had wildlife in your Attic?
Wildlife can cause major damage and the fecal matter and urine left behind often requires the removal of all the insulation. Florida Nuisance Trappers has the ability to safely remove, decontaminate and then re-insulate to code or better.
After the Inspection, you will be provided with an estimate for services that best suits your needs. We understand that wildlife issues are unexpected and that most need to be addressed as soon as possible so that the problem does not progress.
LIVE TRAPPING AND REMOVAL OF WILDLIFE
Bats, Beavers, Birds, Bobcats, Chipmunks, Coyotes, Flying Squirrels, Foxes, Ground Hogs, Mice, Moles, Opossums, Raccoons, Rats, Snakes, Squirrels, Skunks, Stray Animals, Etc.
DEAD ANIMAL REMOVAL AND ODOR CONTROL
Along with the removal of dead animals, we will disinfect and treat any unpleasant odor. This includes skunk spray.
REPAIRS AND EXCLUSIONS
After the animals have been removed and relocated , a second inspection will be done to ensure no animals remain. Entry points will then be repaired by Florida Nuisance Trappers to ensure the animals do not return. All damages done to the interior and exterior of the home will be cleaned and treated. All repairs are backed by a guarantee so you can rest assured that your problem has been effectively solved.
◦ Bat Habitat: The bat is a creature that is highly adaptable. Research shows that there are very few places in the world where they don’t reside. They typically will reside in caves where they have access to water, safe places to hide from predators during the day, and plenty of food.
◦ Bat Anatomy: The body of the bat is one that has fascinated researchers for centuries. They have webbing that creates their wings. These wings are in place of any forelimbs. The limbs of the bat usually feature two sharp claws.
◦ Bat Feeding: When you think about bats and what they eat, does the thought of blood come to mind? Only a very small fraction of bats in the world actually survive off of the blood of other animals.
◦ Bat Predators: There are many different predators that can create issues for bats. What could consume them really depends on the location where they are at. The size of different species also affects what types of problems they may encounter with different predators.
◦ Bat Reproduction: Since bats live in very large colonies, it isn’t hard for them to find each other to mate. However, the males and the females typically stay segregated unless they are ready to mate.
◦ Bat Evolution: It is very difficult to location remains of bat fossils. This is due to the fact that they are so light boned. However, what we have found has offered us some insight as to how long they have been around.
◦ Bat Echolocation: Most species of bats rely on echolocation to help them find prey. This is why it is no problem at all for them to be able to find prey in complete darkness.
◦ Bat Role in Pollination: When we think about pollination, it is typically the birds and the bees that come to mind. Most people have no clue that the bat also places a huge role in that process.
HUMANS AND BATS
It seems that the issue over bats is one where many humans are divided. Many people are afraid of them due to what they have heard about them.
◦ Bats and Humans: It seems that the issue over bats is one where many humans are divided. Many people are afraid of them due to what they have heard about them. Others are intimidated by a creatures that lurks around at night making high pitched sounds and has sharp teeth.
◦ Bats in Popular Culture: The culture of bats is one that goes back very far in history. The legends of vampires and Dracula around Transylvania continue to be great stories. They have been tales passed along for generations.
◦ Bats in Mythology: The ideals found in mythology continue to bring animal attributes to humans. The ties from the two help us to see how we are the same as many animals.
◦ Bat Threats: Even though bats are highly adaptable creatures, there are some elements in society that can be huge problems for them. These problems have been identified as threats to the ultimate survival of the bat.
Bats are the only mammals that can fly: They are also among the only mammals known to feed on blood. Common misconceptions and fears about bats have led many people to regard the creatures as unclean disease carriers, but bats are actually very helpful in controlling the population of crop-destroying insects.
There are more than 900 species of bats in the world. Some experts estimate the number to be as high as 1,200 species. Bats make up one-fifth of the mammal population on Earth, according to Bat Conservation International.
This bat is a member of the species Eptesicus fuscus (Big brown bat), which are found in the U.S.
Credit: Bat photo via ShutterstockSize
Bats are divided into two main types: megabats and microbats. Megabats (formally, bats in the Megachiroptera suborder) include flying foxes and Old World fruit bats. They tend to be larger than microbats (Microchiroptera suborder), but some microbats are actually larger than some megabats.
Flying foxes: (genus Pteropus) are the largest bats. Some species have wingspans of 5 to 6 feet (1.5 to 1.8 meters) and weigh up to 2.2 lbs. (998 grams), according to the Oakland Zoo. One of the smallest megabats, the long-tongued fruit bat (Macroglossus minimus), has a wingspan of only 10 inches (25.4 centimeters), according to the Smithsonian Institution. This bat weighs about half an ounce (14 g).
Among microbats, the largest species is the false vampire or spectral bat (Vampyrum spectrum) with a wingspan of up to 40 inches (1 meter). It weighs 5 to 6.7 ounces (145 to 190 g). The smallest bat is the bumblebee bat, according to the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology. It grows to only about 1.25 inches long (3 cm) and weighs about 2 grams (0.07 ounces).
Bats live all over the world, except for some islands, and the Arctic and Antarctica. They mostly prefer warmer areas that are closer to the equator, and they can be found in rain forests, mountains, farmland, woods and cities. Bats have two strategies for weathering the cold. Some migrate to warmer areas, while others go into torpor. In this short-term form of hibernation, a bat reduces its metabolic rate, lowers its body temperature, and slows its breathing and heart rate.
Bats roost in trees, caves, mines and barns — anyplace that provides shelter from the weather, protection from predators and seclusion for rearing the animals' young. Bats live together in groups called colonies, which contain 100 to 1,000 bats. These mammals are also nocturnal, meaning that they sleep during the day and are awake at night. Some may fly up to 31 miles (50 kilometers) to find food during their nightly journeys. In the day, they sleep upside down from trees or the roofs of caves, holding on with their sharp claws.
Most bats eat: flowers, small insects, fruits, nectar, pollen and leaves, though it depends on the type of bat. Megabats usually eat fruits, and microbats generally eat insects.
The Malayan flying fox has a big appetite. It can eat half its body weight every day. The vampire bat outdoes even that, though, eating twice its weight in one day. The brown bat can eat up to 1,000 small insects in an hour, according to the Defenders of Wildlife organization.
Some bats will squeeze fruits in their mouths and drink the juices. Vampire bats like a juice of a different type, though. They do indeed drink blood, mainly from cattle and deer, but they don't suck blood like the legends say. Rather, they make a V-shaped cut and then lick up the blood, according to the San Diego Zoo.
Bats have some unique mating behaviors not seen in other animals. Male and female bats meet in hibernation sites, called hibernacula, where they breed. "Bats 'swarm' around in huge numbers, chasing each other and performing spectacular aerobatics," biologist John Altringham told Live Science in a 2013 article. [Related: Animal Sex: How Bats Do It]
It's not clear how the bats choose their mates, Altringham said, but it may be that females seek out the most agile males. During the swarming event, breeding pairs will go off to secluded spots in the cave to mate in private.
Researchers have found that female short-nosed fruit bats perform oral sex on their mates to prolong the act; male Indian flying foxes do the same thing to females.
Mating occurs in the late summer and early autumn, and the females store the males' sperm until the next spring. A pregnant female will carry her young for a gestation period of 40 days to six months. Then, she will give birth to one baby, called a pup. The pup will weigh about one-fourth as much as its mother at birth. Young bats drink milk from their mothers to survive, much like other mammals.
The mothers and pups stay in groups, separate from the males. The other mothers help take care of the pup until it is old enough to care for itself.
The taxonomy of bats: according to the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), is:
◦ Kingdom: Animalia
◦ Phylum: Chordata
◦ Subphylum: Vertebrata
◦ Class: Mammalia
◦ Order: Chiroptera
◦ Suborder: Megachiroptera, Microchiroptera
◦ Family: There are 16 families in the suborder Microchiroptera, and only one in Macrochiroptera: Pteropodidae, which includes flying foxes and Old World fruit bats.
◦ Genera: There are 187 genera of bats.
◦ Species: There are more than 950, and perhaps as many as 1,200 species of bats.
Many bat species around the world are threatened with extinction. The Red List from the International Union for Conservation of Nature identifies more than 250 species as endangered, vulnerable or "near threatened."
Bulmer's fruit bat is the world's most endangered bat. It is only found in one cave in Papua New Guinea. According to the Red List, there are only around 160 individuals left in this colony.
A fungus that causes a disease called white-nose syndrome has devastated bats in North America. This white, powdery-looking fungus, a member of a group of cold-loving fungi calledGeomyces, coats the muzzles, ears and wings of bats and has meant death for hundreds of thousands of the animals in the northeastern United States. [Related: Devastating Disease Found in Endangered Gray Bats]
Bats "see" using echolocation. The animals make high-frequency yells and analyze the location of objects around them by perceiving how the sound bounces back off the object. Research at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom, published in 2011 in the journal Behavioral Processes, shows that the angle at which sound bounces back can tell the bat the object's size. To discover this, the researchers studied flight patterns of the bats after objects were placed in the animals' paths.
Some horseshoe bats can hover and pluck insects from spider webs, according to the BBC.
An anticoagulant in vampire bat saliva has been adapted for use in increasing blood flow in patients with stroke or heart disease.