Critter Control of Macon

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With warm temperatures and the Ocmulgee River running through the northeastern section of this city of 153,000, Macon offers the perfect climate for not only people but a variety of wildlife. Whether you have raccoons visiting your property at night to raid your trash bins, bats in your attic or other troubles with local wildlife, your Macon-based Critter Control specialists are ready to help you find the best solution and make the required repairs to ensure the animals stay away from your home or business.

Raccoon Removal

Raccoons are dexterous, clever, and resourceful. In Macon, these animals are also known for causing property damage, knocking over trash cans, and carrying rabies. It may be tempting to try to shoo away raccoons making nightly visits to your property. Instead, reach out to a wildlife specialist who can offer a more effective, permanent solution.

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 cleaning agents and ectoparasite treatments on areas inhabited by raccoons.

Rat and Mice Pest Control

Rats and mice are found everywhere, including Macon. In addition to facing the common issues with mice invading homes and businesses in search of food, Macon property owners may also have the unpleasant experience of crossing paths with a Norway rat. The main problem with a Norway rat infestation is the spread of disease, as the pests can carry a number of illnesses from food poisoning to rat-bite fever. Their rapid rate of reproduction and elusive nature make them particularly challenging to control.
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

Georgia is home to three species of squirrels: grey, fox, and red squirrels. These animals live in residents' backyards, digging holes all over lawns and stealing seeds from birdfeeders. Attics are popular nesting sites for both squirrel species. Although the State of Georgia considers squirrels game as well as nuisance animals, please leave squirrel removal to a professional wildlife technician.
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

The state of Georgia is home to 16 species of bats. These creatures are well-appreciated for consuming mosquitoes and other pest insects. However, inside a home or business, they can be difficult pests that leave behind quite a mess. In Macon, property owners should not be surprised if they find one or more bats residing in the attic or barn. Please note: even a dead bat can transmit the virus.
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 Control

Opossums are prevalent in and around Macon, GA. If you see an opossum in your yard, it is best to ignore it. They usually move on from a location within a few days. In the meantime, they will probably eat pests like ticks or rodents. 

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.Opossums will also leave feces and urine wherever they go. If you have a nuisance opossum in your house or udner a deck, call us to evict opossums early.
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 to prevent 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 vents are replaced with sturdier materials, and we properly seal all entry points, including crawlspaces. We clean and deodorize areas of opossum activity. Exclusion may include eliminating sources that attract bugs, like nighttime lighting, stagnant water, and livestock poop.
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Critter Control Process

How Critter Control humane and safely gets rid of nuisance wildlife from your home and property.
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.

The Critter Control Difference

Critter Control Guarantee Your satisfaction is always guaranteed. We provide reliable prevention from future intrusions. Resolving a nuisance wildlife issue calls for more than trapping and removing the critter. Our exclusion services offer immediate and long-term wildlife solutions.

Q&A With Local Critter Control Expert Andrew Borders

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

Squirrels, rats and mice in attics. Rats and mice in crawl spaces. Raccoons and bats living in attics and inbetween walls. Snakes on porches and in garages. Honeybees with hives inbetween walls and in attics. Opossums and armadillos on the property.

How do the seasons affect wildlife activity in Macon?

Seasons affect wildlife just like it does humans. When fall hits, we start stocking up on pumpkin spice and other fall items. Wildlife does the same for food and nesting material, to wait out the cold weather.

What are some common signs of nuisance wildlife activity?

Scratching between walls and on ceilings. Animal droppings and visual sightings.

Any prevention or exclusion tips for residents in your area?

Clean all areas of all food and debris.

When should homeowners call you?

When you start hearing scratching, or other noises. Also if you begin seeing holes in your home or digging in your yard or property.
This franchise is independently licensed and operated by Border's Wildlife Services, LLC dba Critter Control of Macon.
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