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About Us

With over 30 years of experience, Critter Control is the nation's leading wildlife removal company. Critter Control specializes in removing a large variety of bothersome pests such as raccoons, rats, moles and many more. At Critter Control of Athens, we're skilled at dealing with many of Athens’ most complicated pest control and dead animal removal problems. Whether you need to remove bats from your attic, help setting up squirrel traps or even mice extermination, you can trust Critter Control to get the job done safely, effectively and humanely.

Q&A with local franchisees Valerie and Sebastian Perry

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 crawlspaces. 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. We offer free inspections and can assist you with fortifying your home against these pests..

Wildlife Problems in Athens, GA

The city of Athens, GA, encounters plenty of humidity, heat, and rainfall, all of which help nuisance pests to thrive. This college town is also bustling with people and activity, offering animals easy access to meals and shelter.

Georgia Squirrel Issues

Most active during the day, squirrels in Athens cause mischief from dawn to dusk. These rodents eat seeds from bird feeders and pull up garden bulbs. A squirrel can make use of holes in walls and roofs to enter homes as well. To make a comfortable nest in the attic, the pests may carry leaves indoors or tear up insulation.

Raccoons and Health Concerns

Since they can carry rabies, raccoons in Georgia neighborhoods pose a threat to people and pets. Unfortunately, the pests have learned to take advantage of food from garbage cans, pet dishes, and the handouts of well-meaning residents. Feeding a raccoon may encourage the animal to den in a nearby chimney, shed, or attic.

Bats in Attics

Dark, hidden places appeal to the six species of bats living in Georgia. This means that Athens residents often find these pests roosting in their attics. Cracks in roofs or siding allow a bat easy access into homes.

Bats in Georgia are a problem for homeowners because they carry several diseases, including rabies. Their foul-smelling droppings may trigger allergies or encourage the growth of dangerous mold

Other Athens Animal Problems

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. Gardens and lawns may fall prey to skunk damage when the animals dig up grubs and vegetables to eat. As a defense mechanism, they emit a foul odor that can stick around for days.

Georgia Rats and Mice

The mild climate in Athens, GA, 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. Rodents may also gnaw on wiring and rip up insulation. In addition, Athens homeowners may find that the pests' scratching noises keep them from getting a decent night's sleep.

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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