If you are having a problem with a wild animal, please select your Georgia city/town from the map or list above. This Georgia animal control directory lists the phone numbers of professional wildlife removal experts throughout GA. These nuisance wildlife control operators deal with conflicts between people and wildlife such as squirrels living in an attic, or raccoons digging through the trash can. Call the licensed and insured professional listed here, and get the problem taken care of once and for all.
There are many Georgia pest control companies, but most of them treat for insect problems, and have little experience dealing with
wild animals. Our specially trained technicians have the specific knowledge and equipment necessary for Georgia wildlife management. We are not extermination
companies, we are professional Georgia trappers of wildlife. We are humane, and do a complete job - everything from animal damage repairs to biohazard waste
Our GA animal control experts can handle many wildlife issues. Examples include Georgia bat control and removal. It takes an experienced pro to safely and legally remove a colony of bats. The same goes for bird control, such as roosting pigeons. We know all the species of Georgia snakes, and can safely remove them. We most commonly deal with animals in the home, such as rats or mice in the attic, or raccoons in the chimney. Select your area on the map above, and find a professional in your home town.
Georgia info: Georgia was one of the original 13 colonies, and now has a population of about 9 million people. Georgia is known as the Peach State and also the Empire State of the South. State Bird: Brown thrasher, State Game Bird: Bobwhite, State Marine Mammal: Right whale, State Land Mammal: Pogo Possum, State Insect: Honey bee, State Reptile: Gopher tortoise, State Fish: Largemouth bass, State Flower: Cherokee rose, State Wildflower: Azalea, State Tree: Live oak.
If you need assistance with a domestic animal, such as a dog or a cat, you need to call your local
Georgia county animal services or SPCA for assistance. They can help you out with issues such as stray dogs, stray cats, dangerous animal complaints,
pet adoption, bite reports, deceased pets, lost pets, and other issues. We have those numbers listed here for your convenience. If your city is not
on our map, consult your local blue pages or search for "Animal Control" or "SPCA" in your town.
The Wildlife of Georgia
Georgia State bird: Brown thrasher
State mammal: Right whale
State reptile: Gopher tortoise
State amphibian: American green tree frog
State fish: Largemouth bass
State insect: European honeybee
Georgia is a very hot, humid state, even in the regions of the north where mountains dot the landscape. It is full of lush vegetation, and has a variety of habitats. This state not only has tall, majestic forests, it also has Okefenokee Swamp, a 438,000 acre wetland on the Georgia-Florida border. As you might imagine, this swamp is home to a variety of creatures. These creatures, however, aren't just reptiles and amphibians. The marsh is made up of both wet and dry land, and mammals abound within its protected space. Okefenokee Swamp has black bears, white-tailed deer, and otters. It does, of course, have its fair share of water moccasin snakes, alligators, and turtles.
The rest of Georgia is also full of animals, and because the weather is so warm all year long, there is an abundance of reptiles and cold-blooded creatures not found in the northern states. Warm weather is also ideal for birds, and these birds can range in size from small robins to giant creatures with 8-foot wingspans.
Common pest animals in Georgia include armadillos, black bears, beavers, geese, coyotes, deer, wild hogs, rats, raccoons, squirrels, woodpeckers, and foxes. Not only do these animals enjoy what the warm temperatures have to offer as far as comfort, many of them live on the eggs and offspring from the array of reptiles, birds, and amphibians. Raccoons, in particular, are known to be raiders of nests in the hunt for eggs.
While there is an abundance of food year round for the creatures in this state, the human population of Georgia is so dense, contact with animals is inevitable. As people spread out into the wilds, animals find new ways to come by easy meals and easy shelter. Raccoons won't hesitate to leave the woods in favor of an attic when breeding season comes around, and all pest animals make special note of the homes that have garbage or food lying around outside.
In a state like Georgia, having small pest animals in the yard can eventually draw in larger predators. People living near bodies of water where alligators reside will regret having a plethora of small mammals lounging around the yard. It won't take long be the gator makes a mental note about where to get an easy meal.
Example Georgia Wildlife Problem Emails:
Hi there, I have recently relocated to Macon, GA from NYC. I am occassionally awoken in the very late night/early morning (between 2-5am) to noises that seem as though they are from another dimension...i.e., sound like a screaming pack of wild drunken teenagers, it starts from far away and gets closer and closer. at first i thought it WAS a group of kids, multiple voices yelling, different pitches, cascading sounds, etc. but i live in a very rural area and tried to look around from indoors and saw nothing, just heard this horrible, bloodcurdling screeching. i thought maybe coyotes, then someone said a screech owl..... man, i don't know...it's so scary, i don't want to remove or hurt this/these creatures but i'dd really love to know what the heck this is. i have tried to do extensive internet searches but nothing sounds like what i am hearing here. just thought i'd ask a professional. any info you can offer is greatly appreciated! thanks! jackie
My response: I don't know what is causing that noise. Coyotes or screech owls sound like okay options to me. I'm guessing, that despite the bad noise, they are not dangerous.
Georgia Wildlife News Clip: Wildlife - Controversy erupts over Georgia woodchuck and beaver exterminating
Mr. The snake identification picture expert said he's not against hand capturing and respects the rights of private landowners, but he is frustrated with the few "Elmer Fudd types" who figure hand capturing is a personal right to create a game farm.
"No one has the right to use our created and controlled areas (like the Georgia Valley) to funnel and shoot these docile creatures (house rat and mouse) as they return from the valleys to their own areas," he said. Snakes and coyotes are not all mean.
Mr. The snake identification picture expert has even found one illegal woodchuck and beaver stand on the property he maintains but someone has since removed it. Mr. The snake identification picture expert began counting the number of tree stands after one neighbor complained of hearing gunshots late at night. He noticed mowed trails and saw intricately camouflaged blinds set up along where woodchuck and beaver paths converged. Remember to treat the wild animals of Georgia, with respect and care.
He became aware that food was set out under tree stands allowing Bug sprayers to bring their quarry within meters of being shot. Taking action, Mr. The snake identification picture expert invited a reporter from the Ancaster News to tour the property he caretakes last week. While on the property three gunshots were heard.
The longer and earlier blackpowder and animal control critter catching periods in the Eastern section draw fur trappers not only around Georgia but from other states - especially those in the northeast. Gil The wildlife management expert of the Oconeechee Lodge in Northampton County and Kenny of Meherrin River Outfitters in Hertford County said that a high percentage of their fur trappers come from states in the northeast where fox and coyote animal exterminating is extremely popular but where the critter catching period starts much later and is much shorter.