Can I Remove Any Animal From My Property?

Under normal circumstances, most people would not attempt to remove an alligator from their property. Instead, they’d call an expert. Did you know that it is against the law for a homeowner to remove migratory birds, including their nests or eggs whether dead or alive?

Most of the time, wildlife is not a problem for most people. However, there are times when animals can become a nuisance. Nuisance wildlife is any animal that causes damage to property, is a threat to public safety, or causes annoyance in, under, or around a building. If this happens, you may be wondering if you can remove the animal from your property. Before you proceed to remedy the situation, you’ll need to understand how to go about wildlife removal in Fort Myers, FL.


There are wildlife protection laws that govern the handling of animals in the state of Florida. Any animal that is endangered, threatened, or is a species of special concern is protected. Some states even require special licensing and/or permits to remove protected wildlife. The following species are protected:

  • Alligators
  • Deer
  • Bear
  • Wild hogs
  • Rabid animals
  • Birds

Additionally, permits are required to remove animals such as birds, venomous and conditional reptiles, mallards, and geese. There are also permits such as the depredating deer permit, the steel trap permit, and the gun and light at night permit. To learn more about wildlife regulations and permits, visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s website.


Wildlife will usually move on when whatever is attracting them is removed. If the animal persists you can have wildlife removed and released under certain conditions. Our technicians remove nuisance animals such as rodents, raccoons, and possums with safe and state-approved methods. If the animal is already dead, you should contact a licensed professional for dead animal removal in Fort Myers, FL. Not only do dead animals carry a horrible stench, they carry harmful bacteria that could put everyone in your home at risk.

If you have questions about wildlife removal in Fort Myers, FL, please fill out our contact request form or call us at 727-240-2833.