The Bulldogs’ mascot Uga is not our only representation of animal life. Here in Athens, we love our furry, feathered, and finned friends. We boast many well-kept parks, including Bishop, Trail Creek, Greenway, and the Sandy Creek Nature Center. These locations allow Athens residents to enjoy wildlife in its natural habitat.
However, when a species prefers private property to its natural home, Athens residents run into problems. As the weather warms, many species become bolder about venturing into residential areas, especially at night. Common pests include everything from mice, squirrels, raccoons, and opossums.
Pest presence in your yard or home causes a myriad of problems on several fronts. For example, if raccoons constantly tear into your garbage or dig up parts of your garden, your landscape will suffer. Regular influxes of rodents and insects results in calling pest control services, which may eventually cause financial hardship. Additionally, home values depreciate if potential buyers discover evidence of rodents, bugs, or other pests within your home. In a still-recovering economy, this is a setback few potential sellers can afford
If you don’t plan to sell your house, can afford regular exterminator visits, and don’t have a garden, you should still be aware of wildlife’s dangers. Wild creatures such as raccoons and opossums might look cute, but they carry rabies, parasites, and other diseases such as aspergillosis, salmonella and its subtypes, and a plethora of viruses. These are dangerous to humans and pets, and they can be fatal. Homeowners with outdoor dogs or cats that often hunt birds and mice should be especially vigilant
Dealing with wildlife can look like an insurmountable task, so don’t try to do it yourself. Instead, call the experts at Georgia Pest and Wildlife Services (P.A.W.S.). Our teams serve Atlanta and the greater Georgia area, including all suburban and rural locations. Our consultations involve thorough property inspections and discussions of which pests will most likely infiltrate your home. We work with our customers to create a humane and sustainable trapping and exclusion program.
Once the wildlife is removed, the P.A.W.S. staff will ensure your home is healthy and safe. We never leave fur, droppings, or parasitic insects for you to deal with. Instead, we promise detailed cleanup of any location wildlife has infiltrated. When necessary, our teams replace damaged or ruined insulation with fiberglass, which is much more difficult for animals to access. Since urine, feces, and fur can affect your air quality, we will ensure your air is tested for any health concerns. We use only environmentally friendly cleaners and deodorizers to protect you, your family, and your pets during our work.
For Watkinsville Residents
At Georgia P.A.W.S., we consider Watkinsville a vital part of the Athens city-county. We often find our Watkinsville residents have the most issues with bats and flying squirrels. It is illegal to kill these animals, so if you find a bat or flying squirrel infestation, call us right away.
We understand bats are beneficial to the environment as they eradicate bugs and other pests that might destroy your plants or bore into wood in and around your home. With this in mind, we will eradicate bats and flying squirrels without causing them harm so they can continue their work away from your property. To do this, we use bat valves and bat curtains which help seal entry points, as well as specialized flying squirrel traps.
Bat Removal in Athens GA
Georgia P.A.W.S offers wildlife control services in Athens that include a thorough inspection of your home to locate the entry and roosting points of bats. We then seal off all possible entry points, such as exhaust vents, roof vents, gable vents, and the construction gap, to prevent further infestation. Once sealed, we hang a bat valve or bat curtain at the entry point, allowing bats to exit but preventing their re-entry. If you are an Athens GA resident seeking bat removal services, feel free to contact us.
Flying Squirrel Trapping and Removal in Athens GA
It may come as a surprise, but flying squirrels’ teeth, much like those of regular squirrels, never stop growing. As a result, they must constantly gnaw on objects to keep their teeth filed down. Unfortunately, when flying squirrels invade our homes and buildings, they can cause significant damage to the structure, chew on electrical wiring, and leave behind droppings that contaminate our insulation. If you’re a resident of Athens GA dealing with a flying squirrel problem, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for professional trapping services.
Raccoon Trapping and Raccoon Removal in Athens GA
If you think raccoons have invaded your home or if you hear noises in the attic or walls during the morning or evening, it is recommended to seek professional help. Georgia P.A.W.S provides efficient wildlife removal services and has the expertise to eliminate nuisance wildlife problems. Our team can diagnose the issue, trap and remove the raccoons, and make the necessary repairs to prevent them from entering your home again. If you reside in Athens GA and require raccoon trapping services, contact us today.
Rat and Rodent Trapping and Removal in Athens GA
Rats and other rodents can pose significant risks to both your home and business. These pests can spread diseases to your pets and damage your insulation, while in a commercial setting, they can cause legal and financial issues such as contaminated food, damaged stock, and health code violations. If you reside in Athens GA and require professional rat trapping services, please contact us. Our experts can help you eliminate the infestation and prevent further damage.
Squirrel Trapping and Squirrel Removal in Athens GA
Squirrels can cause a lot of destruction to your Athens home. They often gnaw on wood, cables and electrical wiring. The gnawing of wiring is perhaps the worst part. The stripping of the insulation from the wires increases the chances for a short and the risk of fire. In fact, squirrels are responsible for thousands of house fires each year. If you are a resident of Athens GA and are in need of squirrel trapping and squirrel removal services please contact us.
Why Choose Georgia PAWS For Wildlife Control in Athens GA?
Athens, GA is home to the University of Georgia and a bustling downtown scene. From music venues to unique restaurants, one will never lack for something to do. Athens also offers many trails and parks for those looking to spend time in nature. When you have animal, wildlife, or rodent issues in Athens, you want it resolved immediately. For immediate service, call us to speak to a service representative now. Georgia Pest and Wildlife Specialist is your Athens wildlife removal specialist. In Athens Call: 706-207-7278.
Georgia P.A.W.S is dedicated to the humane control of wildlife to prevent the spread of diseases and safely remove wild animals from homes and businesses. The growing population in Georgia is causing wild animals to leave their natural habitats and take up residence in areas with high human populations, leading to an increased need for nuisance wildlife removal. At Georgia PAWS, our goal is to provide humane wildlife removal by live trapping and relocating animals to areas where they can survive better. If you have unwanted wildlife or rodents in Athens, don’t hesitate to call the wildlife control experts at Georgia PAWS.