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Q&A with Local Franchisee Ronald Pope

What are some of the most common wildlife issues that homeowners face in your area?
East Tennessee residents commonly face issues related to bats, raccoons, and squirrels in the attics of their homes, often causing damage to the homes and structures. Snakes, skunks, mice, and rats can also be a nuisance to homeowners in the area. Squirrels, rats, and mice often cause major damage once in a home including gnawing on wiring and damaging appliances.

How do the seasons affect wildlife activity in your area?
Colder temperatures in the region will drive wildlife indoors to seek shelter. Attics are a common place for wildlife to enter the home and create a dwelling. Above average rain fall can effect wildlife activity in East Tennessee.

What are some common signs of nuisance wildlife activity?
Nuisance wildlife common the East Tennessee region are opossums, skunks, rats, moles, and chipmunks. Some of the most common signs that a homeowner will notice are tracks in the yard, animals on the roof, noises, and tunnels in the yard.

Any prevention tips for residents in your area?
Some helpful tips for homeowners to keep your home secure from wildlife intrusion:

  • Check gutters and make sure they are free of leaves and debris.
  • All ground vents and gable vents should be sealed and checked regularly.
  • Holes and cracks in the foundation of the home should be address immediately. 

When should homeowners call Critter Control?
Call our professional consultant if you have any of the following:

  • Noises in the attics or walls of the home
  • Offensive odor
  • Tracks in the yard
  • Visible tunneling
  • Animals on top of the roof
  • Animal Feces/Droppings
With over 30 years of experience, Critter Control is the nation's leading wildlife control company. At Critter Control of East Tennessee, we're skilled at dealing with many of the area’s most bothersome pest animals. Whether you need to remove bats, squirrels, raccoons, snakes, rats, or mice from your attic or get rid of groundhogs, moles, and skunks that are damaging your property, you can trust Critter Control to get the job done safely, effectively and humanely.

Pest & Wildlife Pressure in Johnson City / Eastern Tennessee

Problems with Wild Hogs

The above-average rainfall and mild climate in Eastern Tennessee 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.

Serving the following locations:

By County: Carter County, Cocke County, Greene County, Hamblen County, Jefferson County, Johnson County, Sullivan County, Unicoi County and Washington County

  • Afton
  • Bristol
  • Bulls Gap
  • Chuckey
  • City of Elizabethton
  • City of Morristown
  • Fall Branch
  • Hampton
  • Highland Ridge of Johnson City
  • Johnson City
  • Kingsport
  • Limestone
  • Milligan
  • Mosheim
  • Mountain Home
  • Piney Flats
  • Ridges of Johnson City
  • Ridgefield of Kingsport
  • Roan Mountain
  • Russellville
  • Telford
  • Town of Greeneville
  • Town of Jonesborough
  • Whitesburg
For Wildlife Control Near You, Call: (423) 948-4124
This franchise is independently licensed and operated by Popes Wildlife & Consulting Service, LLC., dba Critter Control of East Tennessee.
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