If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Forest Park 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 Forest Park, and I recommend the following:
Cell Phone: 770-627-0550
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Clayton County Animal Services: (770) 347-0210
Critter Control 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 Critter Control 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 770-627-0550
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 Clayton 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
Critter Control is a full-service Forest Park wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Forest Park pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Critter Control 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.
Forest Park 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 Forest Park raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Critter Control. 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 Forest Park 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 Forest Park 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 Forest Park 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 Forest Park pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Forest Park 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 Forest Park trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Forest Park 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. Critter Control does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Critter Control. 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
. Critter Control
also provides dead animal removal in Forest Park. 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 Forest Park 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 Forest Park. And remember, we are a private business, not Clayton County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (770) 347-0210.
Clayton County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Cell Phone: 770-627-0550
Forest Park Wildlife Tip #1:How do I clean rat feces out of my attic?
After rats have been trapped and successfully removed from your attic, the cumbersome process of cleaning the attic now begins. Cleaning the attic would seem simplistic and straightforward in most occasions; this however is not the case.
URINE AND DROPPINGS
Rats have no specific place to drop their feces or to urinate either. Proof of their infestation of you r attic can be seen in their indiscrimate droppings all around the attic in question. Care should be taken in the handling rat feces and urine to prevent contracting of rat-borne diseases like Hantavirus. Before starting the process of cleaning up, you should first open all available windows and doors in the attic for a period of at least 30 minutes to allow circulation of air in the space to improve. Cross ventilation in this case is highly advised.
PROCESS OF CLEANING OUT THE DROPPINGS
1. First, wear protective clothing to prevent contraction of diseases and allergic reactions. This will include rubber or latex gloves and a face mask to prevent breathing of the contaminated air.
2. Use a spray can to spray the droppings with disinfectant. A mixture of strong bleaching agents and water wi8ll also work where the commercial disinfectant is not available. It is recommended that the ratio of bleach agent to water be 1:10. This is then left to soak for a at least five minutes.
3. Use a paper towel or a disposable polythene bag to pick up the droppings and urine carefully to avoid spreading. Dispose of the waste suitably in the garbage while wrapped up in disposable polythene bag.
4. After picking of the rat urine and feces has been completed, it is imperative that one disinfects items within the area that might have at one time been contaminated with the rats themselves, or their urine or feces.
After the completion of these activities, one will need to mop clean the floors and countertops preferably using disinfectant. Lastly, one should remove the gloves and other protective gear, and then carefully wash their hands with soap and running water or an alcohol based hand rub.
While cleaning out rat feces and urine, extreme care needs to be taken to avoid contamination and contracting of any diseases. It is therefore highly advised, that sweeping of the contents should not be done to prevent raising dust which would remain in the attic even after cleaning and disinfection has been completed.
Forest Park Wildlife Tip #2:
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 Critter Control, any time of day, at 770-627-0550, for a price quote for Forest Park wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Forest Park, GA.