Is something turning over your trash bins while you sleep? Digging holes in your ground? Do you hear chirping in your ceiling or walls? Is there an unfamiliar odor coming from your attic?
You are not alone. Many residents of Cobb County are experiencing the nuisance side of our local wildlife. Raccoons, opossums, rodents, squirrels, bats, skunks, birds, snakes, and many more animals are moving in and taking over. You're ready to take action.
Because so many wild animals carry diseases, you mustn't try to solve the problem yourself. It's best to have professionals who can evict the animals properly, fix damages, and prevent them from coming back. Below are some examples of how we use our inspection, removal, and repair process to handle the most common Marietta nuisance wildlife.
Typical Nuisance Wildlife in Metro Atlanta
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.
Typical signs of raccoon activity include greasy smudge marks, broken wires, damaged crops, and claw scratches.
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 latrine spot
We follow all Georgia laws and work with the Department of Natural Resources when necessary.
No one likes to think they have bats in their attic, shed, or barn — or anywhere else for that matter. But in Marietta, 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 for a free bat removal inspection.
There are three species of rats and mice commonly found in homes and buildings throughout Marietta: 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.
There are four types of squirrels living in our Marietta neighborhoods: the Fox squirrel, the Eastern gray squirrel, the flying squirrel, and 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.
Birds are everywhere in metro Atlanta. 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.
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With nearly 50 species of snakes in Georgia, only six are venomous. That doesn't stop everyone from being fearful, though.
Snakes easily enter crawlspaces below decks, barns, sheds, coops, and even cars. Snakes enter homes for one of two reason. One is to escape weather conditions. The other is to hunt for food. Rodents like rats and mice make up the bulk of snakes diets. So if you find a snake in your home, you need to investigate for a rodent infestation.