If you have a problem with wildlife in your Gainesville 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 Gainesville, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Hall County Animal Services: (706) 613-3540
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 678-971-3369 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:
Critter Control is a full-service Gainesville wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Gainesville 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.
Gainesville 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 Gainesville 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 Gainesville 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 Gainesville 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 Gainesville 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 Gainesville pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Gainesville 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 Gainesville trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Gainesville 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 Gainesville. 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 Gainesville 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 Gainesville. And remember, we are a private business, not Hall County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (706) 613-3540. Hall 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.
Gainesville Wildlife Tip #1:
What would be the best place to release an opossum? - Have you successfully managed to trap that problematic opossum that has been driving you mad? If the answer was yes, then you may be in a situation where you are not entirely sure what to do with the creature next. This is the hardest part for so many people that manage to trap the animal that has been driving them bonkers - where exactly are you meant to release the animal? The thing that you need to remember is that the rules and regulations about trapping and releasing various wild animals will differ from state to state, and city to city, so ultimately, you are going to need to do your research on the topic before you make any final decisions on what you should be doing with your opossum. You are not going to want to get into any trouble with the local authorities just because you are trying to release a problematic opossum, so it makes sense to be in the know beforehand. Of course, as well as the legal reasons for wanting to do your research, you are going to want to make sure that the opossum you are releasing is actually going to survive. After all, what would be the point in going to all the effort and hard work of humanely trapping the animal, only to kill it when you release it back into the wild. The problem with releasing opossums, is that if you don't do it far enough away from your home, or at least into a nest box, you run the risk of the animal moving right back into your house again. At the same time, however, if you move it too far away, it is likely to die. This is the problem you will face should you choose to remove the animal yourself, rather than using a wildlife control professional which is always highly advised.
Gainesville Wildlife Tip #2:
What Do You Do With A Wild animal You've Trapped - Catching an wild animal is something that many people will do when they are trying to solve the problems these animals can cause, but it can often be a dilemma what to do with the wild animal once it has been trapped. The options for this will usually be fairly limited, with either releasing the animal or arranging for it to be destroyed humanely really being the main solutions that are available. It is also worth noting that many states in which wild animals can be a problem will have specific regulations about dealing with wild animals, and some which are particularly related to releasing the animals. The best solution for many people will be to actually release the animal, and choosing the right location is very important. The first thing to look for is a location that is at least five miles away from your property to ensure that the wild animal isn't able to return and cause more problems. It is also best to look for a location that will provide a suitable habitat for the wild animal, namely one that is well away from domestic properties and has access to woodland or swampy areas that will provide the ground cover and food that it will need.
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 678-971-3369, for a price quote for Gainesville wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Gainesville, GA.