Atlanta Animal Control & Wildlife Removal
Please, no calls about DOG or CAT problems. Call animal services: 404-794-0358
- Noises in Your Attic?
- Unwanted Wildlife?
- Bird or Bat Infestation?
- We Can Solve It!
Go to the Fulton County Animal Services page or read about cats or dogs.
We serve the entire greater Atlanta metropolitan region, including the surrounding towns of Kennesaw, Roswell, Smyrna, Mableton, Snellville, Decatur, East Point, College Park, Fayetteville, and Douglasville.
TruTech, Inc. provides professional wildlife control for both residential & commercial customers in the
city of Atlanta in Georgia. We offer custom animal control solutions for almost any type of wildlife problem, whether
it be the noises of squirrels running through the attic, a colony of bats living in a building, animals digging in your yard, or
the destructive behavior of a raccoon or other critter, we have the experience and the tools to quickly and professionally
solve your problem. For a consultation and price quote, give us a call at 404-348-0104
There are many Atlanta pest control companies for animals out there, but
not all of them are licensed and insured professionals. Make sure that you hire a competent expert for your Atlanta exterminator of wildlife.
At TruTech, Inc., we will be courteous and friendly and take the time to answer your questions. Give our Atlanta trappers
at TruTech, Inc. a call, and we will listen to your problem, and make an appointment to perform an inspection.
Georgia is full of wildlife, including snakes, squirrels, raccoons, skunks, opossums, and more. Wildlife removal is a complex field. I
recommend professional Atlanta wildlife control services if you want to solve a critter problem legally and correctly. For example, it is necessary to perform correct
preventative repairs to keep pest animals a out of your house for good. We perform full building inspection, do the
the repairs and we also offer attic decontamination if necessary. Rats and mice love to live in attics, and can chew wires or leave droppings. In fact Atlanta wildlife
frequently enter homes, and correct removal is not a simple task.
Atlanta is the capital of Georgia. With a metropolitan population of 4.8 million, it's the 9th largest metro area in the United States of America. The city was once home to the Creek and Cherokee Native Americans. It was once a railroad hub in the early 1800's, but has progressed to a huge city with enormous influence in the south and the world. Why, it was host to the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. Atlanta is sometimes nicknamed "The Phoenix City" due to its rise after the civil war. Atlanta has the world's largest aquarium, the Georgia Aquarium, which features over 100,000 specimens in tanks which hold about eight million gallons of water. The Atlanta Botanical Garden is another nice attraction, and contains several different landscapes to display a variety of plants.such as formal gardens, aJapanese garden, the herb garden, and the rose garden. Zoo Atlanta is a fine wildlife park and major attraction. It is 40 acres in size, and was founded in 1889. It attracts around one million visitors a year. The zoo features almost 1,000 animals representing 250 species from around the world, including two giant pandas, Lun Lun and Yang Yang, on loan from China until 2009. The African Rain Forest habitat is home to 23 gorillas, the zoo is a participant in the AZA's Species Survival Program with efforts for the red panda, and the sumatran tiger. We won't be trapping any Sumatran Tigers for you, but we will be more than happy to trap your squirrels, rats, opossums, and other pesky critters. We work in all Atlanta neighborhoods and suburbs, such as Gwinnett County, Newnan, North Atlanta, North Decatur, and rat control in Panthersville, Peachtree City, Powder Springs, Redan, Riverdale, Roswell, and wildlife trapping in Acworth, Belvedere Park, Braselton, and animal capture in Buford, Candler-McAfee, Carrollton, Cartersville, and snake removal in Chamblee, College Park, Conyers, Covington, Decatur, Doraville, and rodent removal in Druid Hills, Duluth, Dunwoody, East Point, Fayetteville, Five Forks, Forest Park, Griffin, Kennesaw, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Mableton, Monroe, Mountain Park, Sandy Springs, Smyrna, Snellville, Sugar Hill, Tucker, and animal exterminating in Union City, Winder, and Woodstock.
If you need assistance with a domestic animal, such as a dog or a cat, you need to call your local
for assistance. They can help you out with issues such as stray dogs, stray cats, vaccinations, licenses,
pet adoption, lost pets, and more. No county in Georgia will assist with wildlife control situations, and there is no free Atlanta
animal control services for wildlife.
Fulton County Animal Services:
Atlanta Wildlife Tip:
Why do raccoons carry their babies - The ability to carry young away from a threat is vital to the survival of many species. This inclination is often seen in feral cats that move their litters as soon as they have been discovered by people. The raccoon will also move her babies if she feels the threat is great enough. People who have a mother raccoon and a litter of kits in their attics are often looking for a way to encourage the mother to leave on her own. If this can be accomplished, there is little worry of her returning to the location. Unfortunately, getting a mother raccoon to leave is almost impossible. Some people have minimal luck with a product called raccoon eviction fluid. This bottled substance is a mixture of male raccoon urine and gland secretions. Because a mother raccoon is fearful of any males out in the wild-they will kill kits-she may be inclined to leave the attic if the smell is particularly strong. Attics tend to be difficult to use eviction fluid in because of the size of the space. People have more success using the product if the raccoons are in the chimney.
Atlanta, GA Animal News Clip:
Furry pests fleeing cold can mess up your house
Monday, October 24, 2005
ATLANTA - Oh, rats!
Those squirrels, bats and other critters in your attic are driving you nuts? You're hearing the pitter-patter of tiny feet or the gnawing of little teeth soon after you grab that best-selling book off the nightstand to read a little at bedtime?
Well, don't go bonkers, at least not like the gray-haired guy at a Sports Authority store in Atlanta this month. He was so mad at a big gray squirrel chewing on his house near a huge window that he bought an $85 pellet rifle to shoot it. Warned that he'd probably miss the squirrel and hit the window, he shrugged and walked fuming to the checkout counter, willing to take the chance.
It's that time of year when cooler weather sends critters of many kinds scurrying for warm spots to nest - and raise new generations to drive you batty.
Squirrels are the biggest pests, followed by rats, mice, bats and flying squirrels, said Don The Pest Exterminator, senior wildlife biologist for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
Squirrels live only one or two years but have a couple of litters every 12 months. And the babies remember where they were born - and come back.
The often annoying critters can sense winter coming as early as August and find small holes just beneath the roof.
They can "sense that it's warmer inside" than out, said Steven The Bat Control King, a professor and wildlife management expert at the University of Georgia, and so move right in.
The best way to keep them out is to plug any holes, all around the house. And if you haven't done it yet, you should soon, because this is the prime season for critters looking for warm spots.
Helen The Pest Removal Expert heard scratching sounds in the attic of her home.
"Thinking our house was getting chewed up, I became somewhat concerned," said The Pest Removal Expert, who is 53. "My husband stuck his head in the attic and assured me there was no damage being done. Then one day I was sitting in the living room and the lights went out. A little squirrel had chewed right through some wires in our attic."
They found where it was wiggling in - two tiny holes on the side of the fireplace - and plugged them up.
Now they're just hoping that there aren't any more holes anywhere else.
Carol The Pest Removal Expert once called the Fire Department to get a squirrel in her attic, and several trucks with firefighters arrived, wearing yellow slickers and heavy gloves. They caught it and tossed it out a window, where The Pest Removal Expert's cat pounced inhumanely.
Holes in a house can be fixed by non-klutz homeowners with hardware cloth, caulk or other materials.
But trying to get rid of rodents can be dangerous. Most folks just aren't adept at crawling around dark attics or standing on ladders 15 feet tall.
Herman The Termite Eradicator had climbed to his second-story roof to try to patch a hole a squirrel was squeezing into when it "jumped right over his head and scared him," said his wife, Cheryl, 43. "He came down the ladder pretty fast. Then he patched the hole, but now the squirrel is back."
Rats are also a huge problem, The Bat Control King said. Sometimes they can find holes in the basement and crawl all the way to the attic on water pipes or exhaust pipes and through small openings.
Rat poison works and might also kill squirrels, but that presents two dangers: The sick rodents might stagger outside to die, then be eaten by a pet, or die in your house, creating a "terrible stink," said Ron The Rat Control King, a pest expert with Orkin.
"The problem is worse in late October and the first of November, but many are inside now," he said.
Loud music seems to scare critters away, but not classical, which they like, says Laura The Rat Control King, field director for the Humane Society of America.
She also suggests strobe lights called a squirrel evictor that are too bright for them to handle.
"Exclusion is the answer," she adds. "Plug the holes."
Be advised, there are limits to what you can do.
Shooting squirrels out of season is illegal, unless you see them on your house, chewing on boards, biologist The Pest Exterminator said. Ditto for opossums and raccoons. They're fair game during hunting season, but not in your yard unless they're causing damage.
Most municipalities have laws governing the discharge of firearms, he said, so shooting pests is not recommended.
"If you indiscriminately put out rat poison in your yard and you end up killing squirrels, birds, dogs, cats, then you would probably be in trouble," The Pest Exterminator said.
If squirrels die from eating poison you put out in your attic, you're in the clear, but you might have to live with the terrible smell.
The law encourages "humane" traps, but they need to be checked daily or the critters will die.
It's always open season on coyotes, beavers, pigeons and armadillos, as it is for rats and mice. Rabbits, bats, squirrels, flying squirrels and foxes are off limits, but the DNR will issue permits to kill them or catch them if they're damaging your house or seem potentially threatening. The DNR also will fax a list of certified critter capture companies.
"People having pellet guns to get ride of squirrels is a pretty common thing," said The Bat Control King. "And none of the repellents work. You just have to plug the holes and small crevices and cracks," which they see as challenges to their chewing power.
Richard The Termite Eradicator, 52 year-old owner of Thuper Pest Control in Metro Atlanta, Ga., says squirrels must be kept out or "they'll show their aunts, brothers and sisters how to get in. Trim bushes and trees. Electronic chirpers that make sonic noises help but won't completely keep them out. ... They'll chew on your wires, and sometimes electrocute themselves. They're not that smart."
Many companies handle such pests, most without killing them, at least not at your home. Prices start at about $300 for a simple job, but tough jobs can cost much more.
Nearly everyone has a story. Karen Clausen had squirrels, rats and birds, which she got rid of with humane traps. She removed but did have a squirrel die in a wall.
"The smell goes on for years," she says. "But now the holes are closed. My husband crawled all around nailing everything down. He's 58, and my hero."
We are Atlanta wildlife management experts, and are familiar with all the pest animals, including all species of Georgia snakes and
bats. We at TruTech, Inc. are the best among Atlanta nuisance wildlife companies and can solve all animal damage issues. Our wildlife operators are skilled at bird control and
bat removal, and would be happy to serve your Atlanta bat control or pigeon and bird control needs with a professional solution. Opossums, skunks, moles, and other animals
that can damage your lawn - we are the exterminators who can capture and remove them. Our specialty is removal of animals in homes such as raccoons in the attic or squirrels in the attic.
Our professional pest management of wildlife and animals can solve all of your Atlanta
critter capture and control needs. Give us a call at 404-348-0104 for a price quote and more information.
If you have any questions about a wildlife problem in Atlanta, please give TruTech, Inc. a call at 404-348-0104, and we will listen to your problem, give you a price quote, and
schedule an appointment, usually same day or next day, to solve the problem.