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Duval County Animal Control

If you have a problem with a dog or a cat, please do not call us at WRS JAX. Call Duval County Animal Services at 904-630-CITY. This is a free service for domestic animals only. The county handles cases such as dangerous dogs, stray cats, barking dogs, lost pets and adoptions, and stuff like that. The county will not help out with wild animal issues.


If you have a problem with a wild animal call us at 904-677-5812. We provide professional wildlife control services for the greater Jacksonville area, and this is not free service. The county not only does not handle wildlife, but even if they did, all you'd get is a trap slapped on the ground, and whatever random critter they catch eventually taken away, Monday - Friday, 9-5. There's a reason for professional wildlife control experts like us - no government agency would possibly crawl in your attic, humanely remove only the target species, repair the damage, seal the entry points shut, clean the waste, etc. Nuisance wildlife control is highly specialized and dangerous work, and no government employee is trained to do it properly - nor do they have the time or resources. Please read this page to understand more of some of our specialized services.

Some of Our Services:

- Removal of Animals from Attics
- General Humane Wildlife Trapping
- Home / Building Critter Inspections
- Exclusion and Prevention Repairs
- Attic Cleanup and Decontamination
- Dead Animal Carcass Removal
- Armadillo and Carcass Odor Control
- Bat Colony and Bird Control
- Rat and Mouse Control
- Snake Removal and Prevention

Wildlife Trapping: We are expert critter trappers, and we are very humane to wild animals. We trap them in live cages and relocate them. We make sure that we arrive at your house immediately to remove the trapped critters, so that they don't suffer. Successful trapping relies upon many subtle factors, from the right trap, the right bait, location,and a host of other very important factors. Most of the time, we are bolting traps to the roof or to entry holes to ensure 100% success in trapping the target animals only.

Exclusion Repairs: This is perhaps the single most important factor in ensuring a successful wildlife control job. If you have animals in your attic, walls, or any part of your home, then they got in somehow, either through existing holes (vents, architectural gaps, etc) or holes that they clawed or chewed open themselves. We find all of these vulnerable open entry areas and seal them shut, permanently, with bolts and steel, and make sure that animals can't get back in again, with guarantee.

Attic Cleanup: If you've had animals living in your attic, then you've got all that they bring with them - urine, feces, parasites, nesting material, food, pheromones that can attract new animals, and the zoonotic diseases that can affect you and your pets. We clean your attic and restore it to its original sanitary condition. We decontaminate and deodorize the attic and eliminate the biohazard, and we get rid of the smell that can attract new animals to try to live in your house.

We provide professional pest animal control for all of greater Jacksonville, FL including all of Duval County, Clay County, St. Johns County, and Nassau County. We service the towns of St. Augustine, Palm Coast, Ponte Vedra Beach, Intracostal, Northside, Southside, Westside, Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach, Mayport, Neptune Beach, Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Ponte Vedra, Mandarin, Orange Park, Riverside, Avondale, Julington Creek, Fruit Cove, Ft. Caroline, Arlington, Tinsel Town and more. We are not a standard Jacksonville extermination company - we specialize only in wildlife, and will identify and trap the Jacksonville critter, control the problem in full, and we give a guarantee on our work.

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Florida Has Leftover Raccoon, Raccoon Permits - From the Florida Dept. of Game and Fish

Almost 4,000 Florida public-land raccoon wildlife trapping permits and 55 raccoon permits left over from the 2006-2007 drawing will be available beginning at 8 a.m. Aug. 15 -- only on the Agency of Game and Fish Web site. The permits are for catches in game management units where the amount of permits exceeded the amount of applicants. They will be available -- first-come, first-served -- for some sort of $6 application fee. Applications will be accepted only on the Agency's Web site. Raccoon animal capture permits will be awarded as soon as the applicant's credit card may be approved for the $6 application fee. Raccoon pest control companies then must purchase an over-the-counter raccoon license. Raccoon permits will be awarded when the applicant's credit card may be approved for the license fee and the $6 application fee. All pest control companies also must buy some sort of habitat stamp if wildlife trapping on federal lands, and some sort of Habitat Management & Access Validation. For more information about Jacksonville wildlife removal and Jacksonville pest exterminator issues, read on.

The leftover permits - most for pest control catches -- were allocated for different seasons and management units statewide. They are valid only on public lands, and for specified weapons, season dates and locations. These catches, along with all the details, will be listed on the Agency web site. Pest control companies who already purchased permits to animal capture raccoon on private land can apply for the leftover public permits and have their private-land permit voided by returning it to some sort of Agency office. Only one permit -- public or private land -- will be allowed per exterminator. Applications for 3,997 leftover raccoon permits (54 catches) and 55 raccoon permits (3 catches) will be accepted until one seven day period before some sort of animal capture begins so there will be time for pest control companies to receive their permits in the mail. Most of the leftover raccoon permits are for pest control catches. Leftover raccoon permits are for two youth-only catches in northwestern Florida, and one pest control animal capture for cow raccoon in the southwest. Pest control companies are encouraged to go online and choose and reserve their permits as early as possible. Local Jacksonville animal control experts felt that most of this information was true.

Overall, 35,466 of the 57,441 pest control companies who applied for permits in Florida's drawing for public raccoon catches were successful. The application deadline was April 8 and the drawing was conducted in late June. Pest control companies who were successful in the public drawing may not purchase another permit or license. For more information, and to view and apply for the extra raccoon wildlife trapping permits, visit the Agency of Game and Fish web site or call for information, but applications only will be accepted from professionals. Local Jacksonville pest control companies had no comments on the matter.