If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Jasper 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 Jasper, and I recommend the following:
Donnie's Wildlife Control
Cell Phone: 706-671-6050
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Pickens County Animal Services: (706) 253-8983
Donnie's Wildlife 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 Donnie's Wildlife 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 706-671-6050
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 Pickens 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
Donnie's Wildlife Control is a full-service Jasper wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Jasper pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Donnie's Wildlife 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.
Jasper 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 Jasper raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Donnie's Wildlife 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 Jasper 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 Jasper 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 Jasper 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 Jasper pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Jasper 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 Jasper trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Jasper 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. Donnie's Wildlife Control does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Donnie's Wildlife 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
. Donnie's Wildlife Control
also provides dead animal removal in Jasper. 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 Jasper 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 Jasper. And remember, we are a private business, not Pickens County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (706) 253-8983.
Pickens County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Donnie's Wildlife Control
Cell Phone: 706-671-6050
Jasper Wildlife Tip #1:Should I Ever Poison A Rat?
Unfortunately, one of the first instincts that many people will have when they find out that they have a rat infestation in their attic or wall cavity is to think of buying rat poison to try and kill the animals. This is a very shortsighted method of dealing with a rat problem, and while it may provide a short term resolution, it doesn't address why the rats were attracted to that particular area, and it can also cause more problems than it solves in the long run.
How Do Poisons Work?
There are several different types of poisons that are used to kill rats, but one of the most common is the anticoagulant, which is a chemical that works on the rat from the inside, and causes severe internal bleeding that will kill the animal over several days. There are also chemicals that attack the system of rats by giving it an overdose of calcium, and this eventually builds up in the blood stream causing crystals to form and giving a painful death to the animal.
The Problems With Using Poison
One of the key problems with using rat poison is that there are very few locations where the poison can be used where there is no risk of the poison coming into contact with other animals, or even children and pets. Because poison doesn't kill immediately, another issue that you will also have to consider is that you will have to spend time looking for the rat carcasses, as if they do die and you don't recover the carcass quickly, the smell can actually attract other pest animals to the area.
Hazards Associated With Poison Use
The first hazard with poison is how difficult it is to ensure that only rats gain access to the poison itself, as the scent is also one that can be interesting to dogs. If you are using a lot of poison, and predators start catching and eating the rats that you have poisoned, then the poison can also pass up the food system, also killing other animals that you hadn't intended to kill.
Better Alternatives To Deal With A Rat Problem
Dealing with a rat problem is something that can be dealt with in a relatively straightforward manner, as using traps to kill the rats can provide a swift and efficient resolution that doesn't have the problems that come with using poison. In terms of preventing the same thing from happening again in the future, making sure that you remove any features attracting the rats and sealing any access holes used by the rats to get into your home should also be done.
Jasper Wildlife Tip #2:Is Rat Feces Dangerous To Touch Or Breathe?
The feces that is produced in relatively large volumes by rats is something that anyone who is dealing with a rat infestation in an attic or an outbuilding will need to deal with, but the dangers posed by this feces is something that is often underestimated. There are a number of different diseases that can be transmitted by the feces, and when you are dealing with this material it is important to clean it up correctly and to take the right precautions to avoid any health risks.
Diseases Transmitted Through Rat Feces
There are a range of different conditions that can be caught from rat feces, and these can range from conditions that can be fairly mild such as salmonella, which causes diarrhea and stomach issues, while some of the more serious conditions can include strains of the Hantavirus. Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection that is transmitted through fecal contamination, and this is a disease that begins with symptoms similar to flu, but can in extreme cases lead to renal failure and brain damage.
How Does Hantavirus Become Airborne?
Hantavirus is a condition that is present in the feces of the rat, and it takes relatively little movement of the feces itself to release the spores of the virus into the air, and this is then inhaled into the lungs of the person in the area when it becomes a serious problem. It doesn't necessarily need human contact to make the spores become airborne, as rats themselves can move or dislodge the feces, and this can also cause it to become airborne.
Precautions To Take Before Entering A Rat's Nest
Taking the right precautions before tackling a rat's nest or an area where rats have been active is vital, and they can even be life saving depending on the severity of the diseases present in that particular rat's feces. A breathing mask will help to ensure that Hantavirus and other airborne diseases do not become a problem, while gloves will help to avoid touching the feces which can also transmit diseases.
Disposing Of Rat Feces Safely
It is important that you put the feces into a sealed container or a double bagged garbage bag to make sure that there isn't any feces or spores escaping from the bag itself. Once you have cleaned the attic or cavity where the rats were present, it is also worth spraying or fumigating area with a disinfectant mist to kill off any remaining bacteria or viruses that can be harmful.
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 Donnie's Wildlife Control, any time of day, at 706-671-6050, for a price quote for Jasper wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Jasper, GA.