Critter Control of Gwinnett County

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Metro Atlanta has a rising population of nuisance wildlife. You can expect to encounter wildlife like raccoons, skunks, snakes, rodents, groundhogs, squirrels, bats, opossums, armadillos, rabbits, and various birds.

Wildlife has three goals: food, water, and shelter. If animals find a consistent source of food and water on your property, they will create a shelter, even if that means moving into parts of your home or office. Don’t be fooled by their cuteness. Local wildlife can cause significant damage to your property.

Getting rid of nuisance wildlife in Gwinnett County is not as easy as you may think. Different rules and regulations exist for each animal. To avoid potential problems, allow our experts to provide an inspection, remove the animal using humane methods, and repair any damages to your home or property.

Below are examples to show you how the Critter Control process works.

Critter Control Wildlife Removal Process

Critter Control is here for you every step of the way in the wildlife removal process. From inspection to removal—and even exclusion and repair—we have the services you need to get rid of raccoons, rodents, and other nuisances fast. First, we identify the animal on the property, then use humane methods to remove the animal and secure weak points where more could enter. If damage has been done, we can make those repairs for a complete restoration. 
STEP 1

Wildlife Inspection

During the inspection we try to ascertain how many animals there are, where they are located, and how they got in. Based on what you have seen, heard and smelled, we start the inspection where you have noticed signs of animal activity. Evidence of animals inside your home include nests, dens, feces, and animal tracks. We investigate the exterior of your home looking for possible entry points, any evidence of animal damage, tracks, fur, animal waste, or rub marks.
STEP 2

Removal

We use several methods to humanely remove the animal from your home. Depending on the species, the number of animals, and the condition of your property, we develop a custom wildlife removal plan. Humane wildlife removal strategies include animal traps, one-way doors, and repellents. Once we guarantee all animals are gone, we implement exclusion techniques. Exclusion techniques provide a safe, long-term solution to nuisance wildlife in your home. We create barriers to prevent animals from getting to resources. We only apply exclusions once we are sure all animals are gone from your home.
STEP 3

Exclusion and Repair

Wildlife will damage your home. Exclusion techniques repair any damage the animal causes getting into your home. Inside your home, animals build nests and dens out of readily available material. They will create runs through the insulation. Rodents will gnaw on anything including electrical wires and pipes. Animals can also spread diseases. We apply sanitation agents to clean up feces and urine. Mammals can host pests like fleas, ticks, and mites. Ectoparasite treatments exterminate those pests so you don’t become their next host.

Raccoon Removal

Raccoons are plentiful in the Atlanta area. Roaming neighborhoods at night makes the masked bandit even more elusive. While you don’t often see a raccoon up close and personal, you can see the damage they leave behind.

Raccoons have strong hands, helping them climb spouting, trees, and chimneys. They use their hands to shred vent ducts, insulation, wallpaper, and sentimental items not properly stored in your attic. Raccoons eat a lot, which means they poop and pee a lot. The feces left behind carry toxins that can be harmful to humans and pets.

Raccoons also create fire hazards by chewing electrical wiring or clogging vents with nest materials. We can sovle your raccoon problem.

Inspection

Inspection

During the inspection, we determine the severity of the raccoon infestation. We look for physical evidence like footprints in or around the home, stains from raccoon feces and urine. On the exterior of the house, we look for damage like scratches on boards, broken vents and screens, ripped apart shingles, destroyed soffits, and every possible entry point.

Trapping & Removal

Trapping & Removal

Live trapping, or one-way doors are the most effective and humane way to remove raccoons. The choice of device is largely dependent on the season and location of the raccoons on your property. Direct capture is not commonly used because raccoons are a rabies vector species. If we must trap, we place traps strategically to safely catch the raccoons and we check traps frequently, based on state laws.
Repairs

Repairs

We provide a wide range of repair and restoration services. We can repair raccoon damage like broken screens on vents and chimneys and broken boards on decks and porches. It is essential to apply sanitization agents and ectoparasite treatments on areas inhabited by raccoons.

Rodent Removal

Rats and mice are the most typical pest animal to be in your home. Proximity to water and buildings with plenty of entry holes (roof rats are capable of squeezing through holes only 3/4" in diameter) allow the pests to travel freely and breed rapidly.

They are excellent jumpers and will readily chew through wood or burrow beneath ground level to enter a structure. Once inside, they run up the interior of a wall cavity to enter the upper portion of the home or business. Mice and rats can contaminate food with waste, spread disease, and destroy property.

Successful rodent pest control requires more than a few traps. Because rodents breed rapidly, you need a strategic rat trap plan. 
Inspection

Inspection

During a rodent inspection, we thoroughly inspect your attic and provide a complete exterior home inspection. The most common signs of rodent activity are gnaw marks, feces, rub marks, nesting material, runs in insulation material, and small entry points.

Rodent Trapping

Rodent Trapping

A Critter Control wildlife specialist will create a strategic trapping plan to remove the rodents found in your home. Critter Control specialists may use snap traps and live traps to capture and remove mice and rats. 
Repairs

Repairs

The best way to reduce the possibility of letting unwanted rodents into homes is to seal possible entrances. Exclusion methods include caulking cracks in foundations, capping chimneys, and installing mesh covers over vents and crawl space entrances. We also strongly recommend a maintenance service. Rodents have front teeth that continuously grow, which means they can gnaw a new way back into your home.

Squirrel Removal

Watching a squirrel at work is entertaining. Most likely, you are watching the gray squirrel, the most common in Gwinnett County. It shimmies, scurries, scavenges, and stores food and materials for the winter months. You smile and laugh at the squirrel’s behavior. That is until you see it climb a tree, run across your roof, and enter your attic.

You run to the attic to be certain, and yes, there it is, the squirrel’s massive collection of goodies. You also notice they have made a nest using materials they found in your attic, like insulation fabrics from clothes or blankets. The odor? Oh, that’s from the toxic waste squirrels leave behind.

Squirrels like to eat seeds, nuts, fruits, some garden crops, and even bird eggs. While you are trying to sleep, squirrels in your attic are having a feast.

Before you try to get rid of the squirrel and its belongings yourself, call the experts. If not done right, the squirrel will move right back in next week.

Inspection

Inspection

Wildlife specialists look for signs such as chewing on, in, or around your home, small openings leading to the attic or the crawl space, droppings, and debris like nuts or nesting material. Beams, wires, pipes, and insulation may all show signs of damage from squirrels.

Trapping & Removal

Trapping & Removal

Live trapping or one-way doors are the most effective and humane ways to get rid of squirrels. One-way doors should never be used during birthing seasons (Spring & Fall), so our specialists will decide which is the best tool for the job. If we have to trap, we place traps strategically to safely catch the squirrels and check those according to state laws.
Repairs

Repairs

We can restore your home or office by squirrel proofing all entry points after we have removed the offenders. We can also clean-up the nesting sites and remove any debris, food, feces and soiled insulation. 

Bat Removal

Georgia is home to sixteen bat specieis, all of which are protected in some way due to diseases like the white-nose syndrome that is reducing bat populations. Bats are very beneficial to the environment, eating thousands of insects in one night.

If you have bats on your property, that means you have ample food and water for them to survive. They will find a nearby place to roost, likely in your attic, ceilings, sheds, or barns.

Bats can become a nuisance because of the piles of guano they produce. Bat guano, or poop, is very toxic, carrying diseases affecting the human respiratory system. It can corrode metal and wood due to the uric acid content. Bats poop in their sleep and while hanging upside down. This means the guano runs down their little bodies, covering their fur.

It is never a good idea to interact with a bat since they are disease carriers and will bite if they feel threatened. Instead, call us to help you get rid of bats from your home.

Inspection

Inspection

We perform a full interior and exterior inspection and search for signs such as rub marks, guano, a strong scent of ammonia, and small openings. The most common sign is the accumulation of guano (feces).

Bat Removal

Bat Removal

The most effective and humane way to remove bats is by utilizing a bat valve in conjunction with a full home exclusion. A bat valve allows for bats to exit your home but not re-enter. We follow all local ordinances for humane bat removal. We will never abandon flightless pups in your attic.
Repairs

Repairs

After removing the bat valves, we seal the entrance hole(s) so bats can no longer enter your home. If there is substantial guano in your attic, you should consider taking advantage of our attic remediation services to remove the soiled insulation and replace it.

Opossum Removal

Opossums, or possums, are prevalent in Atlanta. If you see an opossum in your yard, the very first thing you should do is ignore it! Transient critters, the opossum will probably leave your yard in two to three days.

If you’ve got one in your home, you know it’s there. Opossums usually den under decks, under sheds, or inside crawlspaces and basements. They are skilled climbers so it's not impossible to find an opossum in your attic. They are noisy animals. They scream, hiss, thump and bump. They can truly be annoying at any time during the day or night.

 

Inspection

Inspection

Opossums can be found inside attics and basements or outside under decks and sheds. Common signs include unique paw prints and feces. Opossums are docile and usually easy to spot.

Trapping & Removal

Trapping & Removal

Opossums can be lured into cages for live capture. If it is maternity season, we follow all guidelines for removing mother and newborn opossums. We will seal entryways into the building be found and secured to prevent new opossums from reentering in the future. Opossums can be kept from getting under sheds and decks by installing fencing around the bottom edges and burying the fence underground.
Repairs

Repairs

Broken screens on chimney and roof vent are replaced with sturdier materials, and we properly seal all entry points, including crawlspaces. We clean and sanitize areas of opossum activity. Exclusion may include eliminating sources that attract bugs, like nighttime lighting, stagnant water, and livestock poop.

Snake Removal from House

If you have a snake in your home, you have another animal pest problem. Snakes generally enter a home looking for food namely rats, mice, or insects. Snakes will also enter your home to explore, shed its skin, or as a temporary refuge. Rodent control (removing the snake's food source) is the ideal way to remove a snake.

 

Inspection

Inspection

Snakes are excellent at avoiding detection. We inspect your home for potential entry points and look for signs like snake skin and feces. Because a snake typically enters a home hunting for food, our wildlife inspector also looks for signs of a rodent infestation.

Removal & Control

Removal & Control

Depending on the location, we can set a live trap or direct capture. Exclusion is the most effective way to keep snakes out of your home. If rodents are present, it is essential to exterminate the rodent infestation. Their presence will continue to attract snakes.
Repairs

Repairs

In addition to dealing with any possible rodent problem drawing snakes to your property, a specialist will assist with sealing possible entry points and also encourage you to remove any debris where snakes can easily take up residence.
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The Critter Control Difference

Trained Specialists Animal removal is a highly sophisticated job. As such, we vet and train our team members to ensure they have the knowledge and skill to remove any pest from your building. Our wildlife experts utilize advanced removal and exclusion techniques and damage repair.
Safety Guaranteeing the safety of both humans and animals is our number one priority. Our wildlife specialists are trained to protect our human customers and keep everyone safe while ensuring the animals we are removing for you are handled using the most humane tools and techniques.
Residential and Commerical Invading nuisance wildlife can wreak havoc on property. If left unattended wildlife and pests can cause costly property damage. Whether a residential property, apartment buildings, retail stores, office buildings, industrial plants, medical facilities, or warehouses, our trained professionals can handle any wildlife removal problem.
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