Animal Removal Lakeland, Florida ~ 800-668-9074
Lakeland, Florida is located in Central Florida in between the Tampa Bay and Orlando areas. Because it is in Florida, it features a generally mild climate which is often humid and damp and has a short summer monsoon season. This makes it the perfect climate to attract all sorts of wildlife because they can feed and be out year round, because of the lack of cold winter months.
The most common animals which humans will come in contact with in the Lakeland, Florida region are rats, gators, and snakes. While gators, commonly found throughout all of Florida, are the most obviously dangerous creature in the area, all three of these animals can pose a threat if they are in or around residential areas. While most of the time these animals keep to themselves, it is very important to know what to do if you encounter one and the potential dangers they can cause.
(1) Rodents: Rats often carry harmful diseases such as tetanus, fleas, and if bitten, can cause all sorts of harmful reactions such as rat-bite fever. Because of their relatively small size, they can get into all sorts of spaces, especially when looking for food, and can leave behind feces and urine, which can be very harmful to humans, especially if ingested. Aside from this, they can also cause a lot of damage to your home’s infrastructure, by burrowing into the roof and chewing holes in everything from the ceiling to the wiring. Often you can attempt to trap or kill them on your own, many home improvement stores carry both humane and lethal rat traps. Also, if you find some in your home, make sure to clean and disinfect thoroughly all the surfaces they may have touched. In addition, you will want to find their point of entry so it can be sealed off. Rats are extremely tricky and hard to catch, so it is sometimes necessary to call in professionals.
(2) Gators: Gators obviously pose a great threat due to their large size, sharp teeth, and aggressive nature. This is especially true for small children and pets, which are often the targets of hungry gators. They are attracted to swimming pools or small ponds, so it is important to keep yours clean and check it regularly.