If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Dalton 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 Dalton, and I recommend the following:
N & J Wildlife Professionals
Cell Phone: 706-671-6075
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Whitfield County Animal Services: (706) 278-2018
N & J Wildlife Professionals 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 N & J Wildlife Professionals 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 706-671-6075
to discuss your critter problem and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment.
When hiring a company to solve your wild animal problem, you want these features:
- Specializes in wildlife removal, not pest control
- Fully Georgia and Whitfield County licensed and insured
- Works 7 days per week (critters don't take weekends off)
- Performs full building inspections: enters and inspects attic
- Performs exclusion repairs, with guarantee against animal re-entry
- Offers cleanup of biohazardous wildlife waste
N & J Wildlife Professionals is a full-service Dalton wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Dalton pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. N & J Wildlife Professionals 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.
Dalton 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 Dalton raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at N & J Wildlife Professionals. 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 Dalton 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 Dalton 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 Dalton 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 Dalton pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Dalton 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 Dalton trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Dalton 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. N & J Wildlife Professionals does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by N & J Wildlife Professionals. 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
. N & J Wildlife Professionals
also provides dead animal removal in Dalton. 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 Dalton 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 Dalton. And remember, we are a private business, not Whitfield County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (706) 278-2018.
Whitfield County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
N & J Wildlife Professionals
Cell Phone: 706-671-6075
Dalton Wildlife Tip #1:Do Relocated Rats Survive?
There are many people who think that live trapping and relocation is the humane option when it comes to dealing with a rat infestation, but one of the biggest questions about the process is how much of a chance do relocated rats have in their new habitat? There are a number of challenges that any animal that is moved from one habitat to a very different one will face, and in some situations it is worth asking the question whether the survival rate in the new habitat means that euthanasia might be the more humane option in reality.
Problems The Rats Face In Their New Surroundings
Relocation will involve placing rats in an area where they will have to find their bearings, and where they will not have an established nest that they can return to. The other issue that they are also likely to face is that they will have no experience of where to find food in the vicinity, and this will mean that they will need to forage a lot more to get the same amount of food. They will also be unfamiliar with the predators in the area, making them very vulnerable to other animals.
City Rats And Rural Rats
This is another reason why the survival rates for relocated rats are low, as the change in habitat is not only one of being unfamiliar with the locality, but the type of food sources in the city and the country are also very different. The challenge is that you cannot fairly relocate a rat into another urban area, otherwise you are simply passing the problem directly to the residents of that neighborhood.
Relocating A Rat Family
While it is common to find a nest of rat babies in the attic along with a female, relocating a family group is even tougher than relocating an individual, as you will need to consider how the female is going to find a nest for her young in an unfamiliar area. She also has the challenge of having to find a suitable food source while not leaving her young ones along for too long, which means that there is often a significant chance that the family group will perish.
Humane But Lethal Ways Of Dealing With A Rat Problem
The traditional way of dealing with rats is to lay several snap traps where the rats are most active, and the reality is that this does provide a quick death to the animal, and is still one of the most humane ways of dealing with a rat problem. There are a variety of different solutions available, but the key factor is to avoid using rat poison or glue traps, as these are both very cruel ways of resolving a rat problem.
Dalton Wildlife Tip #2:What Should I Do If I Find A Nest Of Rats In The Attic
The tell tale signs of a rat infestation can include scratching in the attic or vocal sounds such as squeals being heard in the attic, while problems with food bins being raided can also be a sign that you have rats nearby. If this does encourage you to investigate the situation in the attic, make sure that you wear a breathing mask, long sleeved clothing and gloves to keep yourself safe, and look for balls or unusual build ups of material that have been shaped into a cozy little nest. If you do discover this kind of nest, there are a number of steps that you can take.
Using Traps To Kill The Rats
There will inevitably be a number of adult rats in the attic, so placing a series of traps such as snap traps around the areas where they are active will be a good start to solving your rat problem. Using foods such as bacon or peanut butter can prove to be an effective bait, but for the best levels of success, make sure that you are looking for the high volume of feces or brown smudges on walls that indicate areas where the rats are most active.
Excluding The Rats From The Attic
If you want to deal with the infestation without killing the rats themselves, it is important to point out that exclusion methods with these rats can take longer and be more expensive to work, while you will often still have a nest of baby rats to deal with. Exclusion work will involve searching through the attic to find all of the holes that the rats are using to get in and out, installing exclusion funnels over the one or two busiest holes, and then sealing the remaining holes.
Dealing With Baby Rats
Once you have excluded or trapped the adult rats, you will sometimes find that there are baby rats who have been unable to leave the nest still there, and these will need to be dealt with otherwise they will die slowly, and can then cause a health hazard if not removed. The best thing that you can do is to deal with the baby rats humanely, and to kill them quickly.
Cleaning And Sealing The Attic
Once all of the rats have been removed, you will need to thoroughly clean the attic, removing all soiled insulation material and feces on the floor of the attic. This should be disposed of safely to prevent any contact or airborne particles being released. It is also important to seal the attic so that more rats cannot find the same way into your attic.
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 N & J Wildlife Professionals, any time of day, at 706-671-6075, for a price quote for Dalton wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Dalton, GA.