Bee Hive Removal

A Bee Extraction Followup

Orlando Bee Hive Under Trailer
Orlando Bee Hive Under Trailer

I went out a couple days ago to clean out the bee hive from the previous post Swarm of Angry Bees in Orlando.  It’s always important to remove a bee hive and spray the area down after the bee extermination is done.  Leaving the hive will result in the honey beginning to pour downward, out of the hive as the bees are no longer taking care of it.  The honey will start to smell very bad and attract other pests like ants.  It also may attract other bees that will start another hive.

Bee Removal Guy Gets A Break

This particular bee hive was underneath a work trailer in Orlando.  Unlike a lot of bee hive removals I run into in Orlando, no walls, masonry, fascia or other major obstruction needed to be cut through to get to it.  A little bit of insulation and the vapor barrier was all that needed removed.  As can be seen in the pictures this was a decent size hive but certainly not huge.  It was probably about two and a half feet long by sixteen inches, enough that it would have created quite the mess.


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Baby Raccoons Ousted

Raccoons Love The Attic Places

Baby Raccoon
Baby Raccoon

There are a few reasons a raccoon wants to be in an attic.  The safety and cleanliness of the attic. Being a closed structure both keeps the elements and predators away.  Safety is always a prime concern for any animal and an attic is the perfect hideout from coyotes and other predators.

Raccoons also tend to stay close to their food source, so if abundant food is near an accessible attic it’s a natural place for the raccoons to live.  Another big reason raccoons like to enter an attic is to give birth and raise their young.  Again, it provides safety and an environment protected from the weather.

Raccoon Rescued From A Dreary Attic Again

Today we finished removing a mother raccoon and her babies from a customer’s attic in Orlando.  A few days ago we got a call from a customer complaining of a lot of noise in their attic at night.  I went in the attic and saw the tell-tale signs of raccoons:  feces, urine, and insulation thrown around.  As I made my way across the attic I started hearing a raccoon growling.  It was down in a wall and didn’t want me any closer, a good sign there are babies.

So, after letting the homeowner know what was going on I set a trap and left.  The next day we caught the mother. I went back into the attic to try to find the baby raccoons if there were any.  I found three at the top of the wall I heard the mother raccoon growling at me from.  I looked around and didn’t find any others or hear any whining anywhere.  Assuming we were done, I sealed up the exterior of the house to prevent another raccoon from getting in.  However, the next day we got a call for the same Orlando residence.  The customer was hearing a whining noise from the attic.  The customer walked me around the house to the area they thought it was coming from.  It seemed to be coming from the soffit.  I slid a piece out of the way and there was the last baby raccoon, holding onto the piece I had slid over.

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Squirrels Take Foreclosed Home

Squirrels Are The New Neighbors

We have all heard that the banks have a lot of foreclosed and bank owned homes and that they can not maintain them. Often times they will find homeless living in the foreclosed homes.

Well not in this case! Nuisance Wildlife Removal was asked to go out to a foreclosed, bank owned home in Valrico, FL  and inspect to see what type of animal had decided to take-up residency.

Squirrels Definitely Can Do A Lot Of Damage

Upon arrival to the home it was noted that there were definite animal entry signs, from what looked to be that of a squirrel.   Not only were there chewing and gnawing marks in the wood fascia and soffit but due to the lack of maintenance the soffit had been blown out and created quite the free-way for entry. As if that wasn’t enough damage caused by the squirrels, when I opened the door to the home in Valrico, FL  I immediately noticed water all over the floor. I just assumed that a pipe had busted. I ventured into the kitchen area where the water seemed to be coming from and as soon as I turned the corner there was insulation, drywall, and a lot more water all over the place. The ceiling had collapsed from the squirrels chewing on the plumbing lines that were ran in the attic, causing a leak, and then causing the ceiling to collapse. I immediately called the management company to report the findings. They were astonished at the damage that such a little animal like a squirrel could do.

The Squirrels Had To Go So Says The Bank

We completed the inspection of the rest of the property and it was quite evident that the squirrels had taken up residency in the attic.  There were several nesting sights, a lot of droppings and urine, and several areas in the AC duct work that had been compromised. It is definitely time for an eviction on these squirrels, we plan on sealing up the house and live trapping the squirrels for relocation to a more suitable habitat.