Q&A with Local Franchisee Brandon Lynch
What are some of the most common wildlife issues that homeowners face in your area?
Squirrels, raccoons, rats, and snakes in homes and armadillos and moles in yards. Pest insects like mosquitoes and termites are also a large problem in the Southern Georgia area.
How do the seasons affect wildlife activity in your area?
We tend to get wildlife calls in the colder months and pest control calls in the warmer months.
What are some common signs of nuisance wildlife activity?
Noises in walls or the attic, damaged food products, digging or tunneling in yards, and chewing on exterior surfaces of the home are all signs of wildlife activity.
Any prevention tips for residents in your area?
Keep up with mowing and landscaping. Eliminate any standing water or food sources near the home.
When should homeowners call Critter Control?
Call at the first sign of damage or activity. Homeowners should call for a free home inspection before there is a bigger problem, so we can prevent a more costly issue.
Wildlife Issues in Valdosta, GA
The mild climate of Valdosta, GA, makes the city a great setting for urban life. However, nice weather and plenty of people are also ideal conditions for wildlife. Georgia residents deal with pests that have learned to thrive around humans.
Though they typically nest outdoors, these animals may find their way into buildings. On occasion, a juvenile bat will fly through an open door or window. Repeat encounters often indicate an active roost in the attic. Bat droppings can transmit disease and cause property damage.
Raccoons and Rabies
Though raccoons are a fairly common sight in Valdosta yards, residents should avoid contact with the pests. These wild animals are a major rabies carrier in Georgia. Any raccoon bite is serious and should receive medical attention.
Squirrels are troublesome when they eat from bird feeders. Since the pests are nimble climbers, they are hard to keep away. A squirrel can easily get into a Georgia home through damaged vents, loose fascia boards, and broken shingles once it accesses the roof.
Other Valdosta Pests
Georgia homeowners also have run-ins with armadillos and moles. Armadillos may collapse pavement with their tunnels or cause vehicle accidents when they wander into roads. Another digging pest, a mole destroys plant roots while burrowing in lawns to find insects or grubs.
COMMON WILDLIFE ISSUES IN THIS LOCATION
- 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
- Squirrel Trapping
- Squirrels in Attics
- Squirrels in Homes
- Venomous Snake Removal
Residential ServicesWe provide trapping & removal services for the following types of animals:
- Flying Squirrels
- Norway Rats
- Roof Rats
- Stinging Insects
- Yellow Jackets
- Bird Control & Municipal Animal Control
Serving the following locations in Georgia:By County: Brooks, Decatur, Grady, Lowndes, Thomas
- Bainbridge, GA
For Wildlife & Pest Control Near You, Call: (850) 745-4111
This franchise is independently licensed and operated by The Lynch Company, Inc., dba Critter Control of Tallahassee.