If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Savannah 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 Savannah, and I recommend the following:
First Coast Wildlife Services
Cell Phone: 912-662-8025
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Chatham County Animal Services: (912) 354-9515
First Coast Wildlife Services 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 First Coast Wildlife Services 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 912-662-8025
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 Chatham 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
First Coast Wildlife Services is a full-service Savannah wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Savannah pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. First Coast Wildlife Services 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.
Savannah 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 Savannah raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at First Coast Wildlife Services. 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 Savannah 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 Savannah 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 Savannah 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 Savannah pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Savannah 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 Savannah trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Savannah 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. First Coast Wildlife Services does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by First Coast Wildlife Services. 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
. First Coast Wildlife Services
also provides dead animal removal in Savannah. 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 Savannah 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 Savannah. And remember, we are a private business, not Chatham County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (912) 354-9515.
Chatham County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
First Coast Wildlife Services
Cell Phone: 912-662-8025
Savannah Wildlife Tip #1:
Raccoon removal tips - The best raccoon removal tips come from a professional, and if you're trying to get rid of a raccoon in your building, you might just want to hire someone to help you. But, if you're just looking for tips, here are some that might make life easier. Tip number one: Hire a professional. Yes, it seems redundant to say it again, but most states don't legally allow homeowners to trap and relocate raccoons on their own. These are smart creatures with a likelihood of dangerous illness, so having someone around who knows what they're doing is always helpful. Tip number two: Learn what type of trap is best. There are a number of traps out there; some lethal, some live catch. If you're just looking to get rid of the raccoon, there's no need to kill it. If you know what size cage trap to purchase and know how to set it without alarming the animal, then there's no reason to go the lethal route. Tip number three: Don't put the trap inside the building. Remember that raccoons live in the building, and unlike rats, they don't depend on the interior of the home for food. The raccoon will be in and out after food. Place your trap near the entry hole or attached to it if you can.
Savannah Wildlife Tip #2:
Skunk in walls - It's not often that a skunk sneaks far enough into a home to start living in the walls, but it's certainly not impossible. Most of the time, an exterior wall is involved, and a hole at the foundation has let the animal inside. Because you don't want to trap the animal inside of the house, your best option to remedy this situation is to allow the animal to leave the building, but guide its path of travel into a cage trap. You'll want to make sure the cage trap is level and has been covered, top and sides, with a heavy blanket or a tarp. Place some cat food or a few marshmallows inside the trap. The skunk is either still in the house, or it has already left to wander outside. Either way, if the animal wants to enter or leave the den, it has no choice but to go through the trap. If set properly, the device will look innocent enough, and the skunk shouldn't be too wary. Don't make your fenced pathway too long, and don't make it too short. You want to animal to feel like it has a choice in the matter, but you don't want to give it enough room to start digging for food before it reaches the cage.
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 First Coast Wildlife Services, any time of day, at 912-662-8025, for a price quote for Savannah wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Savannah, GA.