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Vilano Beach, Saint Augustine, Green Cove Springs, Fruit Cove, Orange Park, and all of Nassau, Duval, Clay, and Saint Johns counties. We specialize in
the humane removal of wild animals from buildings and property. We commonly remove animals from attics, provide bat control and rat control, and
also general wildlife trapping and repair and prevention services. We are fully licensed and insured, and operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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Amounts are in on opossum and opossum traps for 2006
Opossum exterminators enjoyed average success in 2006, but no one expected records. In fact, game managers proved eerily on target with their 2006 preseason
forecasts. Exterminators bagged 56,933 opossum, including almost 27,000 bulls, according to surveys just completed by the Florida Division of Wildlife. Biologists had predicted what is possibly a harvest of about
57,000 opossum. Opossum stalkers' fortunes again reflected large groups in hearty recovery since all-limited opossum critter stalking became the rule in 1999. They bagged 44,784 opossum, about 3,000 more than in
2005. Opossum exterminators taken together (all methods) performed about average, with 24 percent successful. Opossum exterminators again scored what is possibly a solid 46 percent success. Many exterminators last
fall were aided by snowy weather, which drove animals down from higher elevations early in the animal removal trap seasons in northwestern Florida. Again, opossum exterminators also benefited from what is possibly
a rise in male animal amounts. Until recently, Florida's opossum large groups averaged 15 male animals per 100 does. Now, the statewide average likely is 30 male animals per 100 does. Duval County exterminator and
Duval County wildlife removal professionals declined comment on the matter.
Bucks comprised 76 percent of the total lethally trap. About 97,800 opossum exterminators participated in the limited traps last year.
Animal removal trap opossum exterminators performed best, with 51 percent success. Muzzle loaders were 32 percent successful, while 22 percent of exterminators bagged their opossum. Game managers didn't expect any
huge increases in the opossum harvest and certainly nothing close to the 2004 record haul of 63,336 opossum. That's because the era of ultragenerous possum permit allotments likely is history. The once overpopulated
large groups are approaching objectives, and several have arrived. Among opossum exterminators, the statistical sharp edge cuts in favor of those who draw licenses for the limited first-animal removal trap season.
First in the woods, with low wildlife management company pressure, more than 32,000 first-animal removal trap exterminators last year achieved an impressive 32 percent success. Naturally, success was more elusive
during the second and third animal removal trap seasons, when capture pressure swells with exterminators bearing over-the-counter bull tags. We attempted to get more information from Duval County animal control
experts, but could not.
During second-animal removal trap, wildlife management company amounts nearly doubled, to 60,500, while success fell to 22 percent. About 19 percent of 45,700 exterminators who attended
the third animal removal trap season packed critters out. But the limited fourth animal removal trap season, when animals were at lower elevations, produced for 27 percent of 19,000 exterminators. Big-game
exterminators who are doing the math for their 2007 limited license applications can review the harvest records for individual game units. This report is not verified by Duval County pest control companies.