If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Woodstock 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 Woodstock, and I recommend the following:
Cell Phone: 770-627-0550
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Cherokee County Animal Services: (770) 592-8072
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 Cherokee 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 Woodstock wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Woodstock 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.
Woodstock 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 Woodstock 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 Woodstock 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 Woodstock 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 Woodstock 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 Woodstock pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Woodstock 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 Woodstock trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Woodstock 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 Woodstock. 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 Woodstock 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 Woodstock. And remember, we are a private business, not Cherokee County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (770) 592-8072.
Cherokee County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Cell Phone: 770-627-0550
Woodstock Wildlife Tip #1:What property modifications will keep down house mouse populations?
We have seen how highly capable these small animals are. This means that they will gain entry to your house very easily and through the most impossible ways you can imagine. To mice nothing is impossible, as long as they can climb, jump, crawl, slip, squeeze and gnaw; they have more than enough options to enter your house. Only the best and thoroughly executed property modifications will help keep down the house mouse population, otherwise closure of one entry point with no proper measures will result in reopening of the same entries overnight or using another alternative to gain access. The following property modifications are effective at reducing mice population in the house.
Holes and other openings
They include around water pipes, augers, electrical cables, by the chimney, among others. Look out for all those possible entries and not disregarding any size since mice don't mind that. Determine if they should be sealed with mouse resistant materials like caulk and or if they need to be permanently repaired with building materials. Either way, seal off these openings carefully and tightly and you can additionally include a rodent proof substance to prevent the mice from gnawing and reinforce the same.
Tiny holes can be fitted with copper or course wool to create a barrier that will sufficiently prevent the mice from crawling into them or even chewing through them to enlarge the entrance. These materials should however be refilled frequently therefore temporary measure to suffice the situation as you look for a permanent solution.
Windows and vents
Cross bars can be used to reduce the size of large widows hence entry space. Galvanized hardware clothes and wielded wire mesh can also be used to cover large enough openings and ventilations that mice can use to squeeze through and get inside. You can also use normal clothing but should be reinforced with mice repellents so that they cannot chew through them. As for the unnecessary openings, you can shield them off using stainless steel or solid concrete since they won't be able to gnaw on them.
Floors and foundations
Gaps left in these structures are passageways for mice to enter a house. Therefore, sealing off these gaps, especially if they are unnecessary should be sealed of using compacted gravel. Floors on the other hand should be deeply and tightly fitted leaving no allowance to burrow through. One can also opt to use curtain walls and mesh wire instead.
Use flashing or metal channels to prevent mice from using the doors. You can also install light sensors that detect movement and flash thus will scare off any mouse that is approaching the door. Fix the door and the threshold tightly to prevent them from slipping into the house via the walls.
Woodstock 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 Woodstock wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Woodstock, GA.