Critter Control of Johnson City
Branch Manager: Tyler McCarty
Phone: (800) 274-8837
Serving the Johnson City Area
Pest & Wildlife Pressure in Johnson City
Problems with Wild Hogs
The above-average rainfall and mild climate in Johnson City, TN, are perfect for feral pigs. Also called wild hogs, these pests are a nuisance because they eat garden vegetables, damage trees, and pollute water sources.
Wild hogs carry pathogens, like E. coli and rabies, that can spread to both humans and pets. Hunters who handle feral pigs have a higher risk of contracting these illnesses. The pests may also infect other wildlife and livestock.
Tennessee Rats and Mice
Rats and mice enter Johnson City homes looking for food and shelter. Once inside, they cause a variety of damage. The pests chew holes into food packages and contaminate pantry goods with their fur and waste as they eat. Rodents also gnaw on wiring in walls and appliances, resulting in costly damage or even house fires.
In addition, some rat and mouse droppings can transmit diseases, like hantavirus, to residents. Homeowners should be especially careful around dried rodent waste, as particles of feces and urine can become airborne. The pests also carry fleas and ticks into local houses.