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Wildlife Control Services in Athens, GA.

Wild Animal Removal

Safe, humane removal of nuisance animals and pests from your home or property.

Animal Infestation Prevention 

Reliable prevention from future animal intrusions in your home

Damage Repairs

Professional and permanent repairs to entry points, insulation, and damage from animal urine or feces


Critter Control of Athens

Critter Control provides professional wildlife control services in Athens, Georgia. Our wildlife experts are highly trained and use the most advanced techniques and tools in the industry, including the removal of squirrels, raccoons, bats, rodents, and reptiles unique to the Athens area. Critter Control of Athens also specializes in wildlife exclusion as well as damage repair. 

Our 30 years of experience in wildlife control allows us to accurately assess an intrusion problem and immediately take the necessary steps to address the issue. The safety of our customers is always our first priority. If you have an intrusion problem on your property, contact Critter Control of Athens as soon as possible. 


Q&A with Critter Control of Athens  

What are some of the most common wildlife issues that homeowners face in your area? 

  • Our customers are most frequently pestered by squirrels, raccoons, bats, rodents, and reptiles. 

How do the seasons affect wildlife activity in your area? 

  • Peak season for rodent and mammal activity is normally during fall, winter, and spring. You generally won’t experience a lot of reptilian activity during these times. Rodent and mammal activity severely decrease during the summer months, while reptile activity increases.  

What are some common signs of nuisance wildlife activity? 

  • Unusual noises in attics, walls, basements or crawl spaces. Gnaw holes in walls, roofs, and other entry points throughout the home. Droppings or stains caused from nuisance wildlife contact. 

Any prevention tips for residents in your area? 

  • Have exclusions completed before an issue arises to prevent unwanted entry and/or unnecessary damage to your residence. 

When should homeowners call Critter Control? 

  • Homeowners should call Critter control before a wildlife issue arises. This can prevent unwanted entry. Or at the first sign of activity.

Common Wildlife Problems in Athens, GA  

The city of Athens encounters plenty of humidity, heat, and rainfall, which help nuisance pests thrive. As home to the University of Georgia, it’s also bustling with people and activity, offering animals easy access to meals and shelter. 


As temperatures drop in the winter months, squirrels will look to homes and buildings to build nests. Squirrels are commonly found in attics, chimneys, or vents, where they hoard nuts, leaves, and even household items. They also can cause damage by chewing on electrical wiring or tearing up insulation. 


Athens is a comfortable home for raccoons, which often find food in unsecured trash cans and handouts from residents. Raccoons in Athens are commonly found in chimneys, sheds, or attics. While sometimes perceived as harmless animals, raccoons are capable of spreading deadly diseases, including raccoon roundworm and rabies. 


Bats are a common nuisance to residents of Athens, living in attics, cracks in roofs, or siding. While bats are not aggressive unless acting in self-defense, their ability to spread disease poses a significant threat to home and business owners. Bats can carry rabies, and their foul-smelling droppings can trigger allergies and encourage the growth of dangerous mold.  

Other Nuisance Animals in Athens

Snakes like to stay hidden when they can. Near homes that often means lurking in tall grass and debris piles. Georgia is home to six species of venomous snake as well as many harmless varieties. Though they try to avoid contact with humans, the pests will bite if they feel threatened. 

With their distinctive black and white coats, skunks are one of the most recognizable Georgia pests. When threatened, they emit a foul odor that can last for days. 

Rats and Mice 

The warm climate of Athens allows house mice, Norway rats, and roof rats to thrive year-round. These rodents enter homes through holes in roofs and gaps under doors to nest in attics and wall voids. 

Rats and mice contaminate stored foods in kitchens with their waste. They also may gnaw on wiring and rip up insulation. 

If you suspect you have a wildlife intrusion on your property, contact our professionals at Critter Control of Athens today!  

Serving the following locations:

By County:  Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Greene, Jackson, Madison, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Taliaferro and Wilkes counties.

  • Aonia
  • Arcade
  • Ashland
  • Athens
  • Bethlehem
  • Bishop
  • Bogart
  • Bowman
  • Carlton
  • Colbert
  • Commerce
  • Corner
  • Coventry
  • Crawford
  • Crawfordville
  • Danburg
  • Danielsville
  • Dewy Rose
  • Elberton
  • Fort Lamar
  • Greensboro
  • Hull
  • Ila
  • Maxeys
  • Nicholson
  • Penfield
  • Philomath
  • Planter
  • Rayle
  • Sharon
  • Siloam
  • Statham
  • Tignall
  • Union Point
  • Washington
  • Watkinsville
  • White Plains
  • Winder
  • Winterville
For Wildlife Control Near You, Call: (706) 406-8663
This franchise is independently licensed and operated by Perry Acquisitions, LLC dba Critter Control of Athens.
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