Wildlife Removal in Gainesville, GA
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Typical Nuisance Wildlife Services in Gainesville, GA

Gainesville, GA, is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which makes for cool summers, while winters are still mild.

Raccoon Removal

Raccoons are masked bandits who love the urban lifestyle. They will eat just about anything, from junk food to your backyard chicks. Raccoons can climb trees and spouting to get on your roof. If there is an opening in a vent or chimney, they will enter your attic.

Raccoons lack manners. They will steal your insulation to pad their nest, chew through wood and wires, scatter trash and debris in your yard, and leave behind loads of feces and urine, which they pile up in one spot referred to as a toilet.

Yes, it's gross. That's one reason to let us take care of the problem. Here are a few more reasons.

Inspection: Our wildlife experts can identify all areas of raccoon activity — greasy smudge marks, broken wires, damaged crops, and claw scratches are a few signs. We also locate entry points and assess damages in each area.

Removal: If needed, we use our CritterSafe trapping system. We can also use a one-way door system that allows the raccoon to leave but makes it impossible to return. We follow all Georgia laws and work with the Department of Natural Resources when necessary.

Repair: We fix or replace damaged items on your property, like gnawed wires, broken vents, and smudge marks. We remove and clean the raccoon's toilet area. We implement exclusion methods that keep raccoons where they belong, in the wild. Examples include proper storage of pet feed, sealing entry points to your home, fencing garden crops, and protecting small livestock.

Squirrel Removal

There are four types of squirrels living in Hall County:

  • the Fox squirrel
  • the Eastern gray squirrel
  • the flying squirrel
  • the red squirrel.

In Georgia, squirrels are considered both a nuisance and game animals. Always seek the services of a nuisance wildlife removal company to ensure you follow the proper measures.

Squirrels love to collect and store their treasures. Your home may be the perfect storage facility. They can keep watch over their items by building a nest nearby. You will know they are there when you hear them moving around in your attic or running across your roof, anytime day or night.

Squirrels eat nuts, pinecones, bark, bird eggs, seeds, roots, and garden crops. If you've got any of these on your property, or if you keep bird feeders stocked, you've got squirrels. Before they do too much damage, call us.

Inspection: Our pros know precisely where to look for squirrel nests and identify their feces and urine. We can recognize paw prints and claw marks and locate every possible entry point, from chimneys to dryer vents.

Removal: We use a custom one-way door that allows squirrels to exit your home but not reenter. We remove nests and juvenile squirrels according to local and state laws when necessary.

Repair: Our most common repairs include damaged wiring, shingles, and gnawed wood. We replace insulation, and we install fencing to protect garden crops. To exclude squirrels, we trim tree branches away from your home, making it harder for them to travel. We can install squirrel barriers on trees and ledges of your home. We can remove or relocate bird feeders and clean debris that squirrels find attractive.

Rat Control in Gainesville, GA

There are three species of rats and mice commonly found in homes and buildings throughout metro Atlanta: the house mouse, the Norway rat, and the roof rat. Each one scavenges at night to find food and water. During the day, they hunker down in the nest they created, likely in your attic or walls. To make a nest, they will use any materials nearby, including insulation and clothing.

You will rarely see them, but rodents can travel anywhere, which means they can cause damage anywhere. Often found are sagging electrical wires, chewed boards, and a trail of droppings and smelly urine. They also scurry across your countertops and into your pantry, where they chew through food boxes and ruin groceries.

We can get rid of rats and mice in your home.

Inspection: We find every entry hole. Mice can fit through a hole the size of a quarter, so it's essential to use experts who know where to look.

Removal: We follow local and state guidelines, including trapping when necessary. Removal may vary depending on the size of the infestation.

Repair: We often repair gnawing of wires and wood, remove nests, and clean urine and feces trails. Exclusion methods include taking away food sources like pet food and properly storing groceries. We also clean areas close to your home, like woodpiles, trash cans, brush piles, and weeds that rats and mice find attractive. We properly seal entry points, including drains, vents, and all other holes.

Bat Removal

Bats in the attic, shed, or barn can be easy to miss. But in Gainesville, it's not that uncommon.

Georgia is home to 16 species of bats, all of which can carry diseases, so please do not try to interact with a bat. Here's why: Bats poop and pee a lot. A bat's guano is so toxic it can degrade metal and wood. Also, they defecate while sleeping upside down, letting the toxic waste run over their bodies. If you touch the fur, you will be handling their waste.

If you have a bat problem, whether it is one bat or an infestation, call Critter Control.

Inspection: It's not difficult to locate bats on your property. Between the stains and smells, our experts can quickly find their home. They can also discover all the food and water sources that attracted bats to your space in the first place.

Removal: We follow all laws regarding bat removal, like avoiding removal attempts between May and August during a bat's maternity season. If we can get bats to leave through our one-way valve, they are not able to return. If they don't want to go, we can physically remove them wearing our protective gloves and equipment. We remove all bat guano and clean the areas affected.

Repair: We have two main goals: to seal all entry points and exclude future bat invasions. Exclusion methods include removing sources that attract bugs, like stagnant water and overhead lighting.

Opossum Removal in metro Atlanta

Opossums, or possums, are prevalent in Atlanta. If you’ve got one in your home, you know it’s there. They are noisy animals. They scream, hiss, thump and bump. They can truly be annoying at any time during the day or night.

Plus, they are filthy, leaving feces and urine wherever they go. While most possums will move to a new home every few weeks, you don’t have to wait. You can call us to evict them early.

Inspection: We look for paw prints, waste, and areas destroyed by possums. We follow their trails and find out how they entered your home. We also locate food and water sources that attracted them to your property.

Removal: Possums are protected in Georgia, so we use our CritterSafe system to trap and remove them from your home. We remove waste and clean the areas where they were active. We implement exclusion methods like sealing entry points and removing their access to food or water.

Repair: We’ve seen possums break items stored in your attic or basement, scratch walls, chew wood, and rip up the flooring. We come prepared to fix damages like these.

Snake Control in Gainesville

With nearly 50 species of snakes in Georgia, only six are venomous. That doesn't stop everyone from being fearful, though. Snakes are sneaky in their search for food and water. They can easily enter crawlspaces below decks, barns, sheds, coops, and even cars. Snakes are not usually destructive and, when left alone, do very little harm. That doesn't mean you want them hanging out on your property, though. We can help.

The Critter Control Process

Inspection: Our inspection for snake control involves looking for food, water, and shelter resources snakes find attractive. We look for entry points to your home and anything left behind, like skin shedding.

Removal: If a snake is in your home and won't leave, we can safely and humanely capture and release the snake. Most efforts are focused on exclusion methods that prevent future visits from snakes.

Repair: Repair includes making your property safe from snakes. We seal all possible entry points into your home. We also clear debris and good hiding spots, like piles of rocks or logs and high grassy areas.

Bird Control Services

Birds are everywhere. Sparrows, starlings, and pigeons are the only ones not protected by state and federal laws simply because they are not native to our state. All birds can become nuisance birds. They perch on roof ledges, poop on cars and windows, and build nests in eaves and attics. Their poop is acidic and causes corrosion. It carries many toxins that can lead to respiratory diseases in humans.

Birds like to find small spaces to call home, like ventilation ducts, gutters, and soffits. When it rains, water that is supposed to flow away from your home doesn't. Water is not the only issue, however. The nesting materials they use can clog vents, creating fire hazards.

Let us help!

Inspection: We understand how a bird thinks and what it likes, including nesting and perching spots, food, and water sources.

Removal: If birds are in your home, we use one-way doors to let them fly out but not return. We remove nests and waste.

Repair: While we may not wash bird droppings off your car, we will repair or replace damaged soffits, gutters, shingles, wires, and more. We focus on exclusion by reducing food and water sources that attract birds.


Wild Hogs in Georgia

Wild hogs have been invading properties in Gainesville for years. These pests damage large portions of yards when they create wallows and roll in the mud to cool down.

A wild hog herd will also raid gardens and livestock feed stations. In addition, feral pigs carry diseases transmissible to humans like swine brucellosis and tularemia.

Gainesville Coyotes

Coyotes are not native to Georgia. However, the dwindling presence of natural predators, such as wolves, has allowed the pests to flourish locally. In fact, they have become so abundant that the state created a special hunting program to thin their numbers.
Although coyotes adapt well to urban settings, they generally stay away from people. However, the animals do enter Gainesville backyards to prey on small animals and may even attack cats and dogs. Coyotes are prone to diseases like rabies and canine distemper, which can affect unvaccinated pets.

How Professional Wildlife Control Services Can Help You

Don't let nuisance wildlife interfere with living your best life in Gainesville, Georgia. Call a wildlife control company, like Critter Control, to resolve the problem, so you don't have to deal with:

  • Removing and cleaning gross animal droppings
  • Avoiding dangerous bites or toxins
  • Finding a handyman to fix damages

We do all this for you, plus you get:

  • Friendly, professional service
  • Extensively trained staff
  • Licensed and insured experts


If you hear animal noises in your home, or smell something musky that could be a dead animal odor, call Critter Control of Atlanta. Our team will remove any wildlife problem and ensure protection from wildlife for seasons to come!

Call us for animal or wildlife removal services today: (855) 550-7841(800.CRITTER)

We provide trapping & removal services for the following types of animals:

  • Badger
  • Bats
  • Beavers
  • Bees
  • Birds
  • Blackbirds
  • Bobcat
  • Chipmunks
  • Coot
  • Coyote
  • Crows
  • Deer
  • Duck
  • Fox
  • Geese
  • Gopher
  • Gulls
  • Hawk
  • Hornets
  • House Finches
  • Lizard
  • Magpies
  • Marmot
  • Mice
  • Moles
  • Muskrats
  • NorwayRats
  • Nutria
  • Opossums
  • Otter
  • Owl
  • Pack Rats
  • Peacock
  • Pigeons
  • Porcupine
  • PrairieDog
  • Rabbits
  • Raccoons
  • Rats
  • Raven
  • Roof Rats
  • Shrews
  • Skunks
  • Snakes
  • Sparrow
  • Squirrels
  • Starlings
  • Swallows
  • Turkey
  • Turtle
  • Voles
  • Vulture
  • Weasel
  • Wild Hogs
  • Woodchuck
  • Woodpeckers


  • Animal Damage
  • Animal Droppings
  • Animal Noises
  • Animal Odor Removal
  • Animal Tracks in Yard
  • Animals on the Roof
  • Animals Under Homes & Porches
  • Bats in Homes
  • Bats in the Attic
  • Carcass Removal from Homes
  • Chimney Repairs
  • Dead Animal Removal
  • Humane Animal Trapping
  • Mice in Walls & Attics
  • Raccoon Trapping
  • Raccoons in Attic
  • Rats in Walls & Attics
  • Seal Animal Entry Points in Homes
  • Skunk Control
  • Skunk Trapping
  • Skunks Under Heating Units
  • Squirrel Trapping
  • Squirrels in Attics
  • Squirrels in Homes
  • Venomous Snake Removal


This company has been great. The technician Kensi was very through and checked everywhere to make sure all access points were found. After a skunk was found in the trap on a Saturday morning they came to pick it up very quickly.
Michael was super friendly and knowledgeable. He checked my entire house and recommended and installed the solution within an hour.
We are under contract with your company and so far they are doing a fine job. Many thanks.
Excellent work environment full of presence of God. Professional and dedicated staff. A good place if you want to have your children in a place where Christian values are protected and encouraged.
Great company and amazing service, the staff is extremely knowledgeable and friendly! Thank you to the staff and especially to Bubba for taking care of my property and giving it that "personal touch" to rid and maintain it from pests and bugs! Appreciate you guys and look forward to continuing business together! Thank you!
So when I went to have my insulation replaced I figured out that I had a critter problem that was beyond anything I was aware of. Not wanting to waste time I decided to call a professional and these guys were really good from day one. From the gentleman who gave the estimate to both of the guys that came out and did the work there was great communication and they were very effective at what they did. One little thing got missed and all it took was one text message and somebody was out the next day to take care of it. They always text me when they're on their way or going to be at the house and they let me know what they found along with photographs. My first thought when they gave me the quote was wow that was a lot of money and I didn't want to spend that much and now that I've had them do the service I feel like it's worth every penny and it's actually pretty damn reasonable considering the number of times that they come out and all the things that they do take care of.
I had an issue with squirrels getting into a small section of roofing without access from the attic or inside of the home. Critter control was a huge help in solving the issue, especially thanks to Brandon and Nate. Ended up catching 3 squirrels living in the roof plus they seal the entrance point after all is said and done. I would absolutely recommend critter control, Brandon and Nate did a stellar job.
Dominick was very friendly and he consistently put on his shoe covers each time he entered the house. He looked over every inch of the storage room where we thought the animal was and did a walk around the yard to see if there was evidence of entry. He was very thorough. He did not find any animal at that time. He said he would leave a trap and review the outside area of the house over the next week. It was the next day that the smell in our storage room indicated that the animal had died. We followed the small and discovered a dead bird in an open storage bin. I would highly recommend Dominick for 'Critter Control'. Thank you, Valerie
Great explanations regarding findings, friendly, quality work! Each encounter with their tech has been professional and educational.
your representative (Dominic) was very friendly and quickly removed the dying raccoon from our outdoor window-well. He also shared information with us regarding raccoons on their behavior, what they liked/disliked, and provided information on how to disinfect the area the raccoon had been trapped in for a couple of days. I'd rate him 9 stars if I could. -pja
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