If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Valdosta 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 Valdosta, and I recommend the following:
Expel Wildlife Solutions
Cell Phone: 850-252-1720
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Lowndes County Animal Services: (229) 247-3266
Expel Wildlife Solutions 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 Expel Wildlife Solutions 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 850-252-1720
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 Lowndes 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
Expel Wildlife Solutions is a full-service Valdosta wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Valdosta pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Expel Wildlife Solutions 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.
Valdosta 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 Valdosta raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Expel Wildlife Solutions. 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 Valdosta 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 Valdosta 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 Valdosta 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 Valdosta pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Valdosta 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 Valdosta trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Valdosta 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. Expel Wildlife Solutions does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Expel Wildlife Solutions. 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
. Expel Wildlife Solutions
also provides dead animal removal in Valdosta. 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 Valdosta 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 Valdosta. And remember, we are a private business, not Lowndes County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (229) 247-3266.
Lowndes County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Expel Wildlife Solutions
Cell Phone: 850-252-1720
Valdosta Wildlife Tip #1:Do Raccoons Make Good Pets?
No doubt raccoons are cuddly and cute but thinking to keep it as a pet is of course a NO! Raccoons are social but wild animals and keeping them as a pet is not legal. It would be unethical on your side to keep a raccoon as a pet to entertain you and fulfil your wish of having a pet. Every state has a wildlife rehabber who is licensed and trained to take care of the animals injured or hurt till they can again be completely fine and return to the wildlife. They also have the license to prevent the wildlife from being socialised to us and kept as a pet. Though it is possible that some of the animals under the rehabber can be ill permanently which makes it difficult for them to survive in the wildlife and they can ask for a permit that allows them to take care and keep the sick or injured animal for rest of the animal's life.
Keeping a raccoon as a pet is totally an insane idea but still if you keep them you need to have a lot of experience and need to follow all the safety measure to prevent getting rabies, the virus of which the raccoon are supposed to carry. In many states the law doesn't allow you to keep them as pets. You won't want some always destroying your households especially the doors and the furniture and its activities are totally unpredictable, they can anytime hurt your pets or you, after all they are wild animals. And if you cage it or lock it in a room why did you keep it as a pet in the first place. They like to bite so be ready for a bite and scratches if you keep them as a pet, they would bite you, your pets, the neighbours and even their pet.
Most of the people don't even have an idea of keeping those wild animal so feeding them would be a challenge for the keeper and if you go to the vet to buy stuffs for them, you need to show them the proof that you did not take it illegally or you may be charged according to the law. If you are going for a vacation, it's a great challenge for you to find someone who could take care of the raccoon in your absence. They require a lot of care, time and supervision and a normal life span of a healthy raccoon is 10- 15 years, so you need someone to take care of them if you get ill as it can't be again released to the wildlife once you have kept it as a pet. They are simply very notorious animals.
Valdosta 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 Expel Wildlife Solutions, any time of day, at 850-252-1720, for a price quote for Valdosta wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Valdosta, GA.