If you have a problem with wildlife in your Athens-Clarke home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Georgia wildlife removal only. This is a specialty business, and regular pest control companies do not use the proper techniques to solve animal problems. I have spent many years reviewing Georgia and Athens-Clarke, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Clarke County Animal Services: (706) 613-3887
Byram Wildlife Removal specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats or mice in homes. Georgia also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Byram Wildlife Removal is specially trained in bat removal. They also perform general wildlife trapping services, such as the capture and removal of skunks or opossums on the
property. Call 678-809-6635 to discuss your critter problem and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment. Click here to learn more about what prices we charge in 2020.
When hiring a company to solve your wild animal problem, you want these features:
Byram Wildlife Removal is a full-service Athens-Clarke wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Athens-Clarke pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Byram Wildlife Removal performs a full inspection of the home or property, and determines why the animal(s) are there, and if inside a building, how the animals got inside. All
animals (including rodents) are trapped and removed, or if possible, removed from the building using special exclusion devices. Once the animals are gone, preventative repairs are essential, and
cleanup is sometimes recommended.
Athens-Clarke wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Georgia to trap without a license. Trap type is very important and there are many different types, bait is somewhat relevant, trap placement is vital, and there are dozens of small things that are very important to know. Safety is a concern. Then once the animal is trapped, it must be removed and dealt with in the proper manner according to Georgia law. We offer Athens-Clarke raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Byram Wildlife Removal. Many types of animals like to live in attics. This includes squirrels, raccoons, rats, mice, bats, birds, and even possums. Critters like to go into attics for a safe place to live and raise their young. Removing animals from attics is very complex work, partly because of the presence of baby animals. If you need Athens-Clarke squirrel removal, we can remove all the squirrels from your attic, and seal out any future ones. Read more about how to get rid of squirrels.
Rodent control must be done in a very specific way. First off, the most important thing is that all the openings that rats and mice can use to enter a house be sealed. Then all the rodents must be physically trapped and removed. Never, ever use poison! Most Athens-Clarke exterminators will just use this lazy poison technique to kill rodents, and it causes more harm than good - dead stinky rats, and it doesn't solve the problem. Call us for correct Athens-Clarke rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Georgia is known to have colonizing bats who often live in buildings. Bats love attics. If not removed, the colony can grow to a very large size over the years. The bat droppings are often corrosive and cause health risks. The same goes for bird droppings on or in buildings. We perform Athens-Clarke pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Athens-Clarke bat removal. We remove 100% of the bat colony and seal the building so that it's totally bat-proof. Read more about how to get rid of bats.
If you have animals inside a house, no job is complete without proper exclusion repairs. If you simply hire a Athens-Clarke trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Athens-Clarke wildlife control company that identifies 100% of the animal entry points into your building, and seals them shut with professional repairs. In addition, in many cases animals have left waste or contamination behind, and you'll want a company that can provide professional cleaning services. Byram Wildlife Removal does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Byram Wildlife Removal. We also trap and remove animals that destroy lawns, such as moles, or digging animals. Sometimes animals like opossums will live under buildings, steal pet food, raid garbage cans, etc. Read about how to get rid of opossums. Skunks commonly live under sheds or decks, and set up a den. We can trap and remove them without them spraying. Read about how to get rid of skunks. Byram Wildlife Removal also provides dead animal removal in Athens-Clarke. If you need help with any other wildlife conflict, from a fox, beaver, groundhog, or any other critter, we can solve it. We also do Athens-Clarke snake removal - most of the snakes in Georgia are not venomous, but call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes in Athens-Clarke. And remember, we are a private business, not Clarke County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (706) 613-3887. Clarke County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Every wildlife removal situation is different, from the species of animals involved, the location of the animal inside a house or outside, the extent of repairs or cleanup, etc. It's impossible to give one-size-fits-all prices. Examples MIGHT include:
Small Job: For example, a one-stop job to remove an animal in the yard: $100 on up
Medium Job: For example, getting critters out of your house with minor repairs: $300 on up
Large Job: For example, a project involving many service trips and complex work: $500 on up
Give us a phone call now and tell us about your wildlife issue and we will be able to give you a price estimate over the phone. If you're cool with it, we can schedule a same-day or next-day appointment if you like. Our prices are fair, and a good value because we do the job right, the first time.
Athens-Clarke Wildlife Tip #1:
Trapping mouse or rats in attic - what to do when you have removed a dead mouse or rat from your attic - The problem with trapping mouse or rats in attic is that you will often find that there are so many other things that you will still be expected to do, and this is very much so the case when you have managed to find a dead mouse or rat trapped. For the most part, calling a local wildlife guy will be the better answer, simply because they are trained to deal with such eventualities, but if you want to do the sorting out yourself, there are more than a few things that you will need to figure out. You must ensure that you get rid of all traces of the animal, and by this we mean the carcass, the feces, urine, and more. Without doing this, you will find that your house will stink to high heaven, and there is a huge risk of disease, especially if you have household pets too. Unfortunately, finding the animal and disposing of it, either by burial or incineration is not the last of your problem, and that can be a very grueling fact, especially if you are already finding the stench of a decomposing body too much to bear. You will need to get your hands on a good biological cleaner in order to completely rid of the biohazard and smell from your attic. You can call the local wildlife guys to find the best ones to use - they will usually have a list that you can choose from. This will help to break down any remnants from the creature's existence in your attic, and will also help to break down any leftover stench. On top of that, you are going to want to go around your home and open all windows - this will allow the house to air out and will make the smell move faster. This can be done even faster still if you are lucky enough to have fans at your disposal - ideally you should place at least one in the attic to let the smell dissipate. Once you have done all of these things, you will then need to look at preventative methods to avoid the situation from happening again. Are you still sure that you don't want to hire a professional?
Athens-Clarke Wildlife Tip #2:
Pregnant skunks in my house - It's always a difficult scenario when you're face with a pregnant skunk in the house. This critter has found your yard and a hole somewhere in your foundation or under your patio and has decided it would be a great location to raise a litter. This isn't uncommon; there are many wild animals that move into human homes to have their babies. The question is: How do you remove the skunk when its babies are hidden somewhere under your porch or building? When it comes to mother animals, professional intervention is always recommended. A mother skunk will be more inclined to protect and defend her territory than would a female skunk without babies. While you can still go about trapping the mother in the same manner, you need to be prepared for her to be more combative than if she were alone. A professional will come, trap the mother, and then do what is necessary to remove the babies. This often involves crawling under the building or using a tiny camera on a long pole to find the infants. Ideally, mother and babies are then relocated at the same time to a safe location.
Georgia Wildlife Information:
Georgia State bird: Brown thrasher
State mammal: Right whale
State reptile: Gopher tortoise
State amphibian: American green tree frog
State fish: Largemouth bass
State insect: European honeybee
There are many delightful things about Georgia. The landscape is thick with vegetation, primarily due to the significant amount of precipitation annually and the hot temperatures. Even in the northern mountains, the days are long and hot, often interrupted by brief spats of rain. Forest and field thrive here, and Georgia is also home to one of the places in the country teeming with wildlife: Okefenokee Swamp. The swamp, which consists of 438,000 acres of marshland, is home to over 200 species of birds, 50 mammal species, 64 reptile species, 39 fish species, and 37 species of amphibian. Of those animals, the largest are the alligators and the black bears. These predators have no trouble locating food within the park's boundaries. Smaller animals, like raccoons, feed off of the eggs laid by marsh birds and reptiles alike. Not surprisingly, dangerous animals, like the cottonmouth snake, also make the swamp home.
Though filled with animals, the swamp makes up only a small part of Georgia. The rest of the state is just as populated with critters, and because it is also densely populated with people, clashes between the species are inevitable.
Alligators are not confined to Okefenokee Swamp. These large reptiles have no fear of humans, and they make their homes in any waterway where food is present. People living near rivers and streams must always be on the lookout for the dangerous alligator; the animal is almost invisible when underwater.
Even common pest animals fall prey to alligators. Raccoons, which are frequent invaders of homes, can get too close to the water's edge and be snatched up as a meal. This is one reason why it is important to keep pest animals like armadillos, raccoons, rats, squirrels, and skunks off of your property. Sometimes they will lure in larger, more fearsome creatures.
Rats and other scavengers are common in Georgia. The heat amplifies the odors of discarded food, and it doesn't take long in the summer sun for a rat, opossum, or raccoon to wander into the yard looking for the compost pile or the open garbage bin. Pet food is another aromatic lure for these small creatures. The nights in Georgia are not cool enough to temper a smell, and many pests wait until after dark to strike.
You can always call Byram Wildlife Removal, any time of day, at 678-809-6635, for a price quote for Athens-Clarke wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Athens-Clarke, GA.