The southern Appalachians that wind through east Tennessee include lush ecosystems like the Great Smoky Mountains, and the Tennessee Valley. The area is steeped in natural beauty and biodiversity. 

The Appalachian Mountains are hundreds of thousands of years old, and the east Tennessee region is the most diverse, comprised of the following:

  • 400 moss species
  • 130 tree species
  • 2,500 flowering plant species
  • 175 terrestrial bird species
  • 65 mammal species
  • 25,000 invertebrate species

Because the area gets at least five feet of water annually, food, water, and shelter are abundant for local and migrating wildlife.

Nuisance Wildlife in East Tennesee 

The natural beaut of east Tennessee comepls millions of people to move and visit. The influx of people into animals natural habitats leads to some of the highest reported cases of nuisance wildlife in Tennessee! 

The Tennessee Natural Wildlife Resource Agency publishes the nuisance animal damage control report

  • The county with the most raccoons is Knox County (623)
  • The county with the most squirrels is Sevier County (379)
  • The county with the most nuisance birds is Blount County (496)
  • The county with themost rodent problems is Fentress County (150)
  • The county with the most bats is Hamilton County (317)
Nuisance wildlife experts are the way to go when getting rid of unwanted animals. They offer:
  • Effective techniques to prevent future nuisance wildlife problems
  • Extensive knowledge of the habits of all nuisance wildlife
  • Safe and humane removal practices so no one is harmed in the process

At Critter Control, our experts are:

  • Licensed and certified
  • Insured
  • Aware of all local and state laws regarding wildlife removal

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Customer Reviews

Kirk D.
It has been very effective at reducing the number of mice, lizard, and snake sightings. During one visit Edgar removed a rattlesnake he came across. We may see a snake maybe two to three times during the spring and summer months, but it has been far less than before.

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Robert B.
Full service. Excellent job of extracting raccoon, cleaning all animal waste, sanitizing, and spraying anti-parasitic substance. They closed all potential ports of entry, though the work did not match the vinyl, and it looks kind of tacky. They added blown insulation, which added a lot to the cost. They provide a one year warranty against animal intrusion, with an option to extend the warranty at the end of each one- year period. They were willing to work with me one the price. I will probably extend my warranty, and will definitely use them it the future.
Gene F.
I was really impressed by these guys. Got a call within a few hours of making an inquiry. Had a rep out to inspect the situation by the end of the week, and when they laid out the timeline they kept if not exceeded listed times.

Rob, Travis, and Jim were all professional, polite, and courteous and after months of hearing squirrels in my ceiling they are gone and the repair to my flashing looks excellent. Can't recommend these guys enough.
Bob I.

Jeff was incredibly professional and helpful. I'll use them again and would recommend them to anyone.
-Detroit, MI
Richard L.

Critter Control did a great job of evaluating our house for sites of entry after we found bats and a squirrel in our attic. They completed their work promptly and professionally.
-Seattle, WA
Kenneth H.
We heard some noise from the corner of our house. Concerned that it could be inside we called for an inspection. Jessy arrived as scheduled and conducted a complete inspection of our home. Based on a recording we made he determined we had a tree frog on our roof. I was pleased that we didn’t have any rodent in our house. And his inspection could a few spots I can tighten up around my house. I am very happy with the outcome.
-New Hampshire
Lee F.
We have a vacation home in Western Mass and haven’t been there much during the pandemic as we live and work in Atlanta, GA. On our most recent visit we noticed that we had some rodent intrusion as well as some un-welcomed wildlife who decided to make our vacation home their home.

We contacted Critter Control and Mr. Cahoon was quick to set up an appointment as we wouldn’t be in town very long. He came out and assessed our issues. He informed us of our options to both eradicate and control future intrusions. Keeping in mind that wildlife is wildlife! He quickly got to work eradicating the rodents and wildlife from our home and addressing the intrusion issues. We feel much better leaving our vacation home for periods at a time knowing that Mr. Cahoon and Critter Control did their job and did it right! Thanks again!
Mary L.
We bought an old cabin last spring , it was used for years as a summer vacation cabin, therefore maintenance wasn’t a priority. After our project to remodel started, we found evidence of mice droppings.

We immediately called Critter Control and they came and gave us a reasonable estimate to remove all remnants and insulation. They sanitized and replaced with new insulation and sealing up points of entry .

Seeing their professional work made us feel confident and secure that the problem was solved ! Everyone we worked with continued to show professional and respectful work. Highly recommend this company! We continue to use critter control monthly to be sure we are mice and bug free!
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