Hi my name is Brendan Mangnitz, I've been in the nuisance Wildlife removal and Animal Control industry now for nearly ten years, and owned my own company now for nearly 5 years. I started off by graduating from the University of South Florida with my Business Management degree. I was not 100% sure what I wanted to do I was really into the gym scene, but I did not see that going far. I was a personal trainer at USF and that was fun and all, but could I really support a family off of it? Interestingly enough, during the time after college when I was figuring that out I had an issue with Squirrels and rats in my attic!! I did not know who to call, I called the county they said they did not do this type of Animal removal, I called my pest control guy, he said they did not do this line of work? So I looked at my wife, who do I call? I ended up finally finding a local company. I was not that impressed, the gentleman was not very professional, did not have a uniform, old beat up truck. I hate to say it but he was your average “redneck backwoods trapper!” Nothing wrong with that, just not who I wanted fixing my roof and taking care of my family's immediate problem. Regardless I hired him, he set traps, eventually caught the squirrel, and half-assed closed off the area on my roof. Boy what a headache, but once it was all done, I looked at my wife and said, like any man would, “I could have done that myself!”
And so I got to thinking, I actually can do that myself, and there really is not that much legitimate competition. So I started doing my research, and really became obsessed with the idea of being a business owner in the Wildlife Control industry. My dad has always been big on education, so I went back to college, enrolled myself to the University of Florida and sought by education in Entomology and wildlife biology! After I graduated, I was ready, I know everything about wildlife and bugs and am ready to take on the world!! Click to see a picture and read my bio at the University of Florida!
Wildlife Control and Animal removal is a very fun and fast paced job, every day is different, challenging, exciting and fun. And boy o boy do I see some Crazy stuff! Over the years my company has grown I started off as an owner operator here in Melbourne Florida but through hard work, dedication, professionalism, and just doing a good job, my company has now grown to be one of the largest wildlife control companies in the country. I'm still out in the field every single day riding with my guys, making sure everything's getting done the right way, auditing, and overall customer service. I fly from Florida to Texas to California, all the time and I see crazy things every single day, and that is why I decided to start a blog, a place where my customers, employees, and people that want to know more about animal control and urban nuisance wildlife can come to learn more about.
Customers ask me all the time about the stories and the animals that I see on a daily basis. So what I am going to do Is create a blog about all the really cool, neat, interesting, and bizarre stories I encounter on the daily. These blogs will range from actual issues that customers call me about, some off the wall calls I get! Its insane when you think of how well animals have adapted to our urban environment and began to thrive. Ill also talk about some of the interesting and hard jobs I have done, and go over facts, biology, and how I was able to remove the animal.
Bats are beneficial to people and are an important part of the ecosystem. The state’s native bats help keep insect populations under control, with the average bat eating hundreds of insects a night. In addition to the benefit of keeping mosquitoes and other night-flying insects at bay for residents enjoying the outdoors, the dollar value of insect suppression by bats to U.S. agriculture has been estimated to be in the billions.
This morning at 2am we got a call from a customer who woke up to scratching noises. When he turned on the lights, he found there was a rodent in his bedroom!
House sitting vacant while you are attempting to sell? Looking for a new resident? Wild animals are happy to move right in!
My name is Ilene and I work in the office of 247 Wildlife Services. Recently I spent a week on the road with one of our Lead Managers, Solomon to see what our guys do while they are at your homes.
Central Florida summers sure are hot! With the temperatures rising up higher than 90 degrees, not counting the humidity, it’s no wonder animals are looking for a cool place (such as your home) to hide out. It’s also mating season! What does that mean for you?
Raccoons are one of the most common wild animals removed from homes in central Florida. Here are some facts you may not know about your unwanted house guests.
Raccoons: are a standout amongst the most dangerous annoyance untamed life creatures in Palm Bay FL. Raccoons are extremely keen and versatile creatures and are appropriate to rural life in Palm Bay, Florida. They will burrow through open air refuse for a feast, they will eat your outside puppy or feline nourishment, they will even discover access to your home's living space and take sustenance out of your cabinets. Raccoons ought to be expelled promptly.
Rodent snakes arrive in a couple of various hues, for the most part dark yet incidentally, and particularly in Florida, you can discover yellow rodent snakes. These snakes are safe. They don't have venom, and once in a while nibble. Their objective is warmth, water, and sustenance.
The warm climate in Florida keeps creatures dynamic about year round and a standout amongst the most dynamic creatures is the opossum, ordinarily known as a possum. These possums will delve into your waste, make a wreck in your yards, will eat from your open air canine or feline bowls, and can make their home into your upper room.
Otters are extremely charming, thus enjoyable to watch while they play in the water with their relatives. Otters dependably stay with their relatives, kin, adolescents, and different individuals and together they fabricate their homes, look after each other, and chase for nourishment, generally crisp water fish.
Scenario: You might have a good, warm, water-tight home that is exquisite for your living needs including food, drinking water, and shelter from the elements. Such a perfect place for you is a perfect place for a variety of animals also. One particular species of wildlife that loves to help your house be their house is a raccoon.
Water is loaded in Florida, and where there is drinking water you can usually find the Florida Banded Normal water snake.
Spring is here now and the elements has warmed, which means the snakes who have been hiding underground to save body warmth in their cold-blooded physiques are beginning to emerge and which means you are going to find them in your house, your pool display, your garden, and office.
Squirrel harm to homes can be expensive. Squirrels can chew up through almost anything that's not manufactured from metal. Their prominent tooth continue growing throughout their complete lives. To hold them trimmed to an effective length squirrels munch on stuff.
With the Warm weather coming in rodents are looking for a safe place to hide. Rats might look cute but they are very destructive when they’re in your house!
Its getting that time throughout the year in which wildlife begin to begin mating. The climate is changing, its getting warmer outdoor, bees are buzzing, flora are blooming, and bet what? Animals are becoming busy!
Today I got a very interesting call from a property manager in Orlando Florida. she called me and said that they have a three-story parking garage or the residents of the apartment complex normally park their vehicles every night and for the past 3 months every morning the residents are seeing poop all over the cars and it wasn't until last night right around dusk when...