Problems with Wildlife

Black Bear


Dealing with Unwanted Wildlife in an Urban Environment

Solving Problems with Your Wild Neighbors (The Humane Society)

Wildlife Solutions and General Wildlife Questions (WILDLIFE International)

Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management

Specific species:


Report nuisance alligators to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC)
by calling 1-800-342-8105.
Nuisance Alligators (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission)
UF/IFAS publications about Alligators and Crocodiles
Florida Museum of Natural History Herpetology

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See UF/IFAS publication about Armadillos.

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Birds calling or singing at night

See UF/IFAS publication titled: Birds Calling and Singing at Night

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Black Bears

Bear management (FFWCC)
Human/bear conflicts
Living with the Florida Black Bear: a Homeowner's Guide to Nuisance Bear Prevention
FFWCC Homepage
UF/IFAS Wildlife Extension publications about Bears
Living in Bear Country PDF (FFWCC)
Solving Problems with Black Bears (The Humane Society)

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Coping with Deer Damage in Florida
White-tailed Deer of Florida
Ornamental Plant Susceptibility to Damage by Deer in Florida
UF/IFAS publications about Deer.
Solving Problems with Deer (The Humane Society)

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Ducks (domestic and non-native)

Domestic Duck Problems in Urban Areas
Muscovy Ducks: Quick Reference Sheet
Dealing with Unwanted Wildlife in an Urban Environment
Bird/human Conflicts

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UF/IFAS publications about Reptiles and Amphibians
Florida Museum of Natural History Herpetology

Also see our Frogs and Toads of Florida website. Usually the only frogs that cause a serious problem are the exotic species called Marine toad and Cuban treefrog. However, during the breeding season, the calling from breeding frogs can be so loud that it can disturb your sleep. For ideas on coping with breeding frog calls and exotic species, see our FAQs about Frogs and Toads.

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Insects in Natural Areas

UF/IFAS publications about Natural Area Insects, Spiders and Crustaceans

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UF/IFAS publications about Moles
Solving Problems with Moles (The Humane Society)

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UF/IFAS publications about Opossums

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UF/IFAS publication about Pigeons
Solving Problems with Pigeons (The Humane Society)

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Rabbits (wild)

UF/IFAS publications about Wild Rabbits
Solving Problems with Rabbits (The Humane Society)

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UF/IFAS publications about Raccoons
Solving Problems with Raccoons (The Humane Society)

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Removing Snakes from Dwellings
Snakes: Quick Reference Sheet
Florida Museum of Natural History Herpetology
Guide to Florida's Venomous Snakes (Florida Museum of Natural History)
Florida's Venomous Snakes PDF (FFWCC)
Venomous Snakes of Florida (FFWCC)
Florida's Non-Venomous Snakes PDF (FFWCC)
Solving Problems with Snakes (The Humane Society)

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UF/IFAS publications about Squirrels
Solving Problems with Squirrels (The Humane Society)

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For problems with Vultures, contact the USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services
Vulture Research (USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services)
Response of Roosting Turkey Vultures to a Vulture Effigy (USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services)
Dispersing Vulture Roosts on Communication Towers (USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services)

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