The Piedmont region, in which Douglasville is located, features rolling hills, rocky outcrops, and small valleys. These diverse topographical features contribute to a range of habitats, supporting a variety of plant and animal life. The region is crisscrossed by several rivers and streams, including the Dog River, Sweetwater Creek, and the Chattahoochee River.
The region is predominantly covered by mixed forests composed of hardwood trees such as oak, hickory, maple, and pine. These forests provide shelter and food for numerous wildlife species, including white-tailed deer, squirrels, rabbits, and a variety of bird species.
Overall, the natural habitats around Douglasville, Georgia, offer a mix of forests, wetlands, and waterways, providing a home for numerous plant and animal species. These habitats are valuable for both wildlife conservation and outdoor recreational activities.
Raccoons inhabit all parts of the state, tend to stay near a reliable source of water, and are comfortable in urban areas. Raccoons can wreak havoc trying to gain entry to your home and cause significant damage creating a den in your attic. They can cause a mess of garbage and destroy home gardens and birdfeeders. Because they are nocturnal, you’ll most likely hear a loud thumbing at night if you have an attic.
Female raccoons will seek out shelter during the breeding season. The breeding season peaks in February and March but can happen anytime between December and June. Raccoons are nocturnal, but a female will be active during the day to forage for food if she has a litter.
Before trying to remove a raccoon from your home by yourself, remember they can carry diseases, and if threatened, they may bite. Calling nuisance wildlife animal control experts is recommended. Critter Control's three-step process works well for raccoon removal.
Georgia is home to sixteen bat species, but the little or big brown bats are most common in Atlanta homes. These local species gather in large colonies in attics and barns to roost. Bat maternity season lasts from April 1st to July 31st. During this time only certified Nuisance Wildlife Control Operators can remove bats on account of flightless pups.
Bats in the attic
, or elsewhere in your home, can be a particularly troublesome nuisance. Not only do they make a lot of noise, but their nests and droppings can negatively affect your health and the health of your family.
Bat guano is the surest sign you have bats and the greatest risk to your health. A large accumulation of guano can lead to structural issues and spread two fungal diseases.
Rodent Control in Douglasville
The Norway and roof rats and the house mouse are common in south Metro Atlanta, and there is no lack of food, water, and shelter. So why are they such a nuisance in your home? Simply because it, too, gives them food, water, and shelter.
You won’t likely see too many rats and mice. They are active at night and know how to stay out of sight. They are sneaky creatures, snagging crumbs off countertops and chewing their way through boxes in your pantry. One way you know they are there is the droppings they leave behind, the ones that can be toxic to humans. There may also be gnawed materials like wood or wires and shredded insulation. If it is soft and accessible, rodents will chew it.
Setting a rat trap
is a temporary fix. Eventually, others will find their way into your home. We can make it much harder for them, however.
Squirrels can breed twice a year in Georgia. Once in late winter, and once in late summer. They will nest in attics and vents if they’re able to access the home. You’re most likely to hear a squirrel family in your home in early spring and early fall.
Squirrels are active during the day so you might hear squealing, running, or gnawing early in the morning
. Squirrels’ teeth never stop growing so they constantly gnaw and chew damaging attic insulation, fraying electrical wire, and destroying house structures.
Squirrels can impact your quality of life. They are active from dawn to dusk. The most common sign of squirrels is the sound of scurrying early in the morning.
To effectively remove squirrels, the wildlife technician will employ a variety of tactics such as live trapping, one-way doors, deterrents, and direct capture.
Skunks are a common pest in metro Atlanta. These animals are known for foraging for food in trash bins and pet food bowls. They're also profound and efficient diggers, and can mutilate an entire yard in a single night searching for grubs. They're distinctive black and white fur, and their pungent odor that can linger for days, are unmistakeable. If you happen to cross paths with a skunk, do not try to scare it away. Please also remember that skunks can carry rabies
; therefore, it’s best to let a professional handle removal for you.