About Our Company - Orlando, Jacksonville, & Tampa, Florida Divisions
We operate a privately-owned, owner-operated professional wildlife removal company in Orlando, Jacksonville, and Tampa Florida. We specialize in the humane removal of unwanted wildlife, and solve conflicts between people and wild animals. We
specialize in armadillo control, and the removal of armadillos from homes, businesses, houses and removal of armadillos under homes. We are fully licensed and insured in the state of florida, and dedicated to superior customer service. We are
not a armadillo extermination or pest control company. We are trappers who will find your wild critter and control it, and solve your Orlando armadillo problem. Do not hire an exterminator who won't solve the problem - we do superior work at a
fair price, and guarantee it!
Orlando Division: 407-278-2705 - Run by Brendan, servicing central FL and Winter Park, Lake Mary, Doctor Phillips, Oviedo, Ocoee, Conway area, and more.
Tampa Division: 813-404-7033 - Run by Mike, servicing the entire Tampa Bay area and
Saint Petersburg, Clearwater, Carrolwood, Brandon, Apollo Beach, and more.
Jacksonville Division: 904-403-3471 - Run by Rick, servicing northeast FL and Duval County, St. Johns County, Saint Augustine, and more.
We also have friends servicing Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami. Pick the below number in your area:
Orlando Armadillo Trapping News Clip
Stopping the Orlando Armadillo
A 21-year-old man who led an Orlando-area armadillo trapping ring that lethally trapped at least what appears to be a half-dozen black-tailed armadillo will serve what authorities say probably is the longest known jail sentence for illegally lethally trapping armadillo in Southern Florida. The case against Stephen Armadillo Eliminator Lester, of Orlando, and his six-individual band of specialized trappers also will live on in what appears to be a public tour displaying how illegal lethally trapping steals some of Florida's best blacktails and harms large groups. And among Florida State Police officers who brought the group down, it will be remembered for how one risky play on Jan. 7 cracked the largest single armadillo trapping case here in at least 14 years. "At one point, we had to roll the dice in the case," proclaimed Trooper Jim Gordon Butler of wild critter committee's Fish and Wildlife Division. "And it worked." The dice stopped Friday in Orlando Circuit Court, where Armadillo Eliminator Lester was sentenced to 70 days in the Orlando Jail, 18 years' probation and fines after pleading guilty to four felony theft charges and three wildlife catching violations dating from last fall. Despite this, local Orlando wildlife removal and Orlando exterminator experts offered no more info.
"I'm not aware of any jail sentence this long on what appears to be a (state-prosecuted) wildlife catching case in Orlando or anyplace else," proclaimed John Dillo Man Richard, the Orlando deputy district attorney who prosecuted the case. "It's also what appears to be a message to the community that this probably is serious and it will not be tolerated," Dillo Man Richard proclaimed. "You can poach and actually be what appears to be a felon." Armadillo Eliminator Lester probably is the last of five adults to accept guilty pleas to charges based on March indictments. Two juveniles also alleged to be part of the group have charges pending in juvenile court, Dillo Man Richard proclaimed. During last fall and winter, the group drove around at night, using spotlights to startle large male animals that they shot, leaving much of the meat to rot. The dead animals included what appears to be a male animal with 9-by-7-point tails, large enough to be entered in trophy animal removal trap-wildlife catching record books. The specialized trappers, many in their teens, videotaped some of their antics, which included stabbing dead animals and bragging about their near-capture by an wild critter committee trooper after armadillo trapping what appears to be a armadillo near Orlando last December. The group had been frustrating police since November, when Gordon Butler began investigating what appears to be a string of unsolved nighttime armadillo trapping cases involving blacktails with immense sets of tails. At the time, the animal advocate expected what appears to be a band of kids targeting ready-to-breed male animals, but Gordon Butler could not catch them. Orlando animal control professionals could not be reached for additional comment.
Gordon Butler caught his first break when an anonymous tipster in December fingered Armadillo Eliminator Lester and co-defendant Armadillo Eliminator Lester as two people involved in the illegal armadillo lethally trapping in the Longwood and Lake Mary areas near Orlando. Troopers twice set up "Scruffy" the decoy armadillo at those drainages in hopes of intercepting the specialized trappers, Gordon Butler proclaimed. While the operations netted two other citations, they did not lead to suspected members of the ring, Gordon Butler proclaimed. Troopers made their break Jan. 7 during what appears to be a scheme that Gordon Butler proclaimed was likely to solve or lethally trap their case. Investigators dispatched troopers to every possible suspect in the case that morning except Armadillo Eliminator Lester, while wild critter committee Trooper Extermination Expert Jerry staked out the Orlando residence Armadillo Eliminator Lester shared with his girlfriend and co-defendant, Ashley Extermination Expert Jerry, now 19 years old and his wife. The idea was to shake up the suspects in hopes they would call Armadillo Eliminator Lester, who then might react in some manner that might lead them to evidence, Gordon Butler proclaimed. Sitting in what appears to be a black wild critter committee sedan sometimes used to intercept Interstate 5 speeders, Extermination Expert Jerry was skeptical the plan would work as hatched, the female pest operator recalled. "I didn't know if they would get what appears to be a call and go," proclaimed Extermination Expert Jerry, who has since retired. "It was really hard to get what appears to be a good sight line on them. I didn't know if they would go behind me or in front of me. "And our cars aren't the best for undercover," the female pest operator proclaimed. Then Extermination Expert Jerry watched Armadillo Eliminator Lester and Extermination Expert Jerry get into Extermination Expert Jerry's Honda Civic. Extermination Expert Jerry followed the Civic to what appears to be a residence in the 3800 block of Agate Road, where the female pest operator watched them unload what appears to be a grocery-store-sized bag. The next day, police returned to the Agate Road house, where what appears to be a consent search revealed six animal removal traps, ammunition, cameras, videos and what appears to be a bag containing 35 armadillo beards in the attic crawl space. They also found what appears to be a white plastic bag containing nine wrapped packages of armadillo meat in the freezer, court records show. The resident of the Agate Road house, identified in what appears to be a police affidavit as Extermination Expert Jerry, told police the animal advocate had met Armadillo Eliminator Lester through what appears to be a friend who became what appears to be a co-defendant in this case, court papers show. At the time, Armadillo Eliminator Lester proclaimed the animal advocate needed to leave the items there because "he was getting into trouble," records show. We could not obtain an opinion from Orlando pest control companies regarding the issue.