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Rid-A-Critter Animal Removal and Wildlife Control

Athens-Clarke County, Georgia Regional Office

RAC tech installing screening on a carpenter bee job

RAC tech installing screening on a carpenter bee job

Welcome to the Athens-Clarke County Regional Office of Rid-A-Critter, Georgia's most environmentally-conscious and forward-thinking pest and animal control company. We're proud to be a locally-owned business based right here in Georgia, and we employ wildlife management professionals who live, work, and play in the areas that they service.

Rid-A-Critter was established in 2001 with the goal of bringing a new level of professionalism built on a scientific approach to animal control and wildlife management. We built our business around core values of respect for our natural environment, fanatical dedication to customer service, and maintaining the highest standards of quality in the industry.

We're both proud and humbled to say that our efforts have paid off. From our humble beginnings as a two-man show, we have grown to become the largest independently-owned animal control company in the Southeastern United States. We've also earned the trust of our customers and have been awarded the Better Business Bureau's highest rating.

This section of our site is customized to our Athens, Georgia Regional Office and concentrates on the animal problems that are most common here. For information about other critters or other places where we work, please visit the main Rid-A-Critter site.

Our Services

Rid-A-Critter is a full-service animal-removal and animal-damage-repair company. Our most in-demand services in the Athens, Georgia Area include:

Animal-Control Services:

Other Services:

Specialty Services:

Why Choose Rid-A-Critter for your Wildlife Control Needs?

There are many companies providing animal removal services in our community, so we understand that we have to earn your business. We're not the least-expensive wildlife management company in the area (nor do we try to be), so we have to compete based on quality. Here are some of the ways that we do that, and some of the reasons why we believe that we're your best choice for animal and wildlife management in the Athens-Clarke County area.

Rid-A-Critter is a locally-owned company, not a franchise of a big national company whose headquarters are halfway across the country. We're your friends and neighbors, and we make the decisions right here. But just because we're local doesn't mean that we're small. Rid-A-Critter has the personnel, equipment, and resources to handle any animal control job. When we have to, we just call in reinforcement from our other Regional Offices.

Rid-A-Critter also guarantees your satisfaction. We have the best warranty in the business, and our warranties are attached to the building, not the owner. That means that our warranties are fully transferable, without any break in coverage, if you sell your home or commercial building.

We also strongly believe that businesses have a responsibility to the communities in which they work. We support a wide variety of community organizations, and we encourage our staff to take part in volunteer activities that make our communities better places including volunteer fire departments, EMS companies, and scouting organizations. We also fully support them in these endeavors in any way that we can.

All of our employees are thoroughly screened and extensively trained. Rid-A-Critter is also a Certified Drug-Free Workplace.

Finally, Rid-A-Critter respects our natural environment. We perform most of our work without using any chemical pesticides at all (although we are licensed to use them when they're needed), and we always treat the animals we trap humanely and with the respect they deserve.

Thank you for considering Rid-A-Critter. Please contact us for more information about how we can help you solve your animal control problems.

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Stone Mountain this morning to check out some gray squirrel damage on a house. Then to Blue Ridge to seal some bee holes
by Chad W.
May 29, 2023 05:34:22 am.

The Second Video in our Double-Feature is of a Norway Rat Inspection at a House in Athens, Georgia
by Webmaster
May 26, 2023 09:49:33 am.

Sealing a metal roof on Lake Oconee this morning then back to the Atlanta area to check some traps. Happy Friday
by Chad W.
May 26, 2023 06:47:18 am.

Attic full of snake skins in Alpharetta Ga this morning. Bats in Winder. Eventful day
by Chad W.
May 25, 2023 02:55:33 pm.

The trails running through the blown-in insulation between the joists were evidence of squirrels that needed to be trapped and removed from the attic of an Athens, Georgia home. Our squirrel-removal experts are setting traps to humanely catch and relocate the squirrels, and animal-proofing the roof to keep wildlife of all kinds out of the attic.
by Webmaster
May 25, 2023 10:50:01 am.

Even the rats couldn't believe their good luck in finding a house with a foundation of bricks set on top of cinder blocks. They used the many gaps in the foundation to get into the crawl space under a house in Athens, Georgia. Our rat control team is pondering different ways that they can rodent-proof the house.
by Webmaster
May 25, 2023 10:12:13 am.

Oglethorpe Ga customer having issues with something entering her crawlspace. Headed out to do a inspection.
by Jason Arruda
May 25, 2023 10:06:56 am.

Headed to Alpharetta Ga this morning quote a house with some severe squirrel damage then Winder Ga to get rid of some bats out of a house
by Chad W.
May 25, 2023 06:07:59 am.

Our wildlife-removal technicians are repairing two big holes that raccoons tore through the soffit panel right under the peak of the roof of a house in Elberton, Georgia. The raccoons themselves have already been trapped and removed from the attic.
by Webmaster
May 24, 2023 11:11:02 am.

We're heading out to inspect the attic of a house in Lexington, Georgia that has a colony of bats in the attic that need to be removed. The bat-exclusion work will also keep other nuisance wildlife and rodent pests out of the attic.
by Webmaster
May 24, 2023 10:55:49 am.

Critter truck getting maintenance then it’s off to Gray Ga for noises in the attic.
by Jason Arruda
May 24, 2023 10:23:13 am.

Heading to Athens for a squirrel removal and exclusion.
by Jason McFarland
May 24, 2023 09:36:17 am.

Headed to Covington Ga this morning to quote a rat infestation. Then to Social Circle Ga to look at a house on a church property that has squirrels.
by Chad W.
May 24, 2023 06:06:53 am.

A piece of the weathered wooden siding fell off the chimney enclosure, creating a triangular gap that allowed raccoons into the attic of a house in Bogart, Georgia. The technicians who are trapping and removing the raccoons are also repairing the damage, animal-proofing the house, and replacing the attic insulation.
by Webmaster
May 23, 2023 10:52:51 am.

Zebulon, Thomaston, Butler, Ellaville, Americus, Albany and Moultrie Ga cities I’ll be today quoting wildlife removal services.
by Jason Arruda
May 23, 2023 10:22:46 am.

We just trapped and removed a young squirrel from the attic of a house in Hoschton, Georgia. We're babysitting it until we catch its mother and any siblings so they can all be relocated together.
by Webmaster
May 22, 2023 10:33:04 am.

This morning we're setting traps to catch and removed raccoons from the attic of a house in Athens, Georgia. Once the raccoons are out of the attic, we'll also replace the insulation itself; and animal-proof the house to prevent future problems with pesky wildlife.
by Webmaster
May 22, 2023 09:37:41 am.

Bats are flying in trussville heading to give some customers an exclusion quote. Raccoons in an attic in Tuscaloosa.
by Chris Scott
May 22, 2023 09:12:55 am.

We’re doing an Exclusion for Gray Squirrels in Douglasville this beautiful morning!
by Brandon C.
May 22, 2023 09:05:19 am.

Headed to a flying squirrel exclusion in Atlanta then to take some bat check valves down in Helen Ga
by Chad W.
May 22, 2023 06:08:44 am.

Raccoon traps set in Atlanta.
by Chad W.
May 19, 2023 03:04:57 pm.

Happy Friday! Today We Have a Once-in-a-Lifetime (at Least So Far) Quadruple-Feature! The First Video is of an Athens, Georgia Squirrel-Removal Inspection
by Webmaster
May 19, 2023 09:07:26 am.

We’re headed out to treat/seal carpenter bee holes at a few houses this beautiful morning!
by Brandon C.
May 19, 2023 07:07:49 am.

Headed to downtown Atlanta this morning to trap a raccoon that’s been breaking into a house then to be Athens area to take some traps down. Happy Friday
by Chad W.
May 19, 2023 06:12:53 am.

Exclusion sold in Gray Ga. Going to be another satisfied customer.
by Jason Arruda
May 18, 2023 04:00:20 pm.

Was able to squeeze another customer in today in Gray Ga. Issue is bats.
by Jason Arruda
May 18, 2023 02:58:01 pm.

Norway rats gnawed a fist-sized hole through the wooden siding under the metal hood of a clothes dryer vent to get into a house in Athens, Georgia. Our rat control crew is repairing the damage and installing a rodent-proof dryer vent, as well as trapping and removing the existing rats without using any poisons.
by Webmaster
May 18, 2023 10:34:07 am.

Non-Chemical Rodent Control Specialists are Working at a Job Where Norway Rats Gnawed through the Vent Screen at a Watkinsville, Georgia Home
by Webmaster
May 18, 2023 10:15:20 am.

This morning a pest control crew working out of our Athens office is doing mouse control at a Watkinsville, Georgia home. The mice got into the house through a fingertip-sized gap around a PVC condensate drain where it passes through the brick wall of the house.
by Webmaster
May 18, 2023 10:05:31 am.

In Tyrone Ga on a few exclusion quotes, then to Fayetteville Ga. Bats, squirrels and attic noise
by Jason Arruda
May 18, 2023 10:01:35 am.

The homeowner saw the droppings in the cabinet, and immediately called us for non-chemical mouse control for her Winder, Georgia home. You especially don't want to use rodenticides anywhere near where food is prepared or stored.
by Webmaster
May 18, 2023 09:58:55 am.

A handyman tried using insulating foam to rat-proof a house in Winder, Georgia. It didn't work out too well. The rats gnawed right through the foam. Rodent pest control professionals from our Athens office are at the home doing the job right.
by Webmaster
May 18, 2023 09:55:33 am.

Customer stated “Chad, I have bats in the belfry”. How could I not go check this out ?
by Chad W.
May 18, 2023 06:16:33 am.

Caught 6 mice at a house in Braselton Ga. Happy customers
by Chad W.
May 17, 2023 05:41:33 pm.

Sealed a house in Atlanta this morning then another in Duluth this afternoon. Chad 2. Rats 0
by Chad W.
May 16, 2023 04:23:31 pm.

Almost home. Another successful day in the critter world
by Chad W.
May 15, 2023 06:24:29 pm.

Finished up a metal roof in Maysville Ga. Also set bat check valves. Headed to the Atlanta area
by Chad W.
May 15, 2023 11:17:44 am.

Rodent pest control technicians doing Norway rat control at a Commerce, Georgia home are sealing a gap about two inches wide between two sections of the brick foundation that allowed the rats into the house.
by Webmaster
May 15, 2023 09:00:15 am.

We just removed an opossum from the crawl space under a house in Commerce, Georgia. An open gap about six inches high between the sill plate and the ground at one end of the house was how the possums got in.
by Webmaster
May 15, 2023 08:56:57 am.

Sealing a metal roof in Maysville Ga then off to Stone Mountain to seal another house. Busy Monday
by Chad W.
May 15, 2023 06:47:34 am.

Removing a few bird nest from some columns this morning in Statham Ga then off to Atlanta to check some traps
by Chad W.
May 13, 2023 07:06:52 am.

Another happy customer in Athens. Headed to Stone Mountain for a quote.
by Chad W.
May 12, 2023 02:04:27 pm.

Going to Athens this morning to seal a house for squirrels.
by Chad W.
May 12, 2023 12:26:34 pm.

Happy Friday to All! Let's Break Out the Popcorn and Begin Our Friday Double-Feature with this Video of a Bogart, Georgia Squirrel Removal Job
by Webmaster
May 12, 2023 09:36:27 am.

Going to Athens this morning to seal a house for squirrels.
by Chad W.
May 12, 2023 07:28:20 am.

Doing inspections/quotes in Butler Ga., Thomaston Ga., and Griffin Ga. today from Snakes in a crawl space, bats in a gable and squirrels in the attic.
by Jason Arruda
May 11, 2023 11:04:31 am.

Sealing a big house in Braselton Ga this morning. Rats don’t discriminate
by Chad W.
May 11, 2023 07:41:26 am.

Squirrels gnawed a hole about the size of a large lemon through the perforated vinyl soffit panel to get into the attic of a house in Elberton, Georgia. The crew trapping and removing the squirrels from the house is also repairing the hole and animal-proofing the roof.
by Webmaster
May 10, 2023 10:38:15 am.

Our rodent pest control specialists are building and installing a new crawl space door as part of an Elberton, Georgia Norway rat control job. The old door was basically falling off the house, and the gaps on the top and side of the door allowed rats into the crawl space.
by Webmaster
May 10, 2023 10:19:10 am.

Wildlife Crews across Georgia and Alabama sealing homes, removing animals and insulation replacement. Be safe out there. Making customers happy!
by Jason Arruda
May 10, 2023 09:06:09 am.

Rodent pest control specialists from our Athens office are busy doing Norway rat control at a Bogart, Georgia home. A gap of about an inch between the bottom of the wooden garage door frame and the concrete driveway was how the rats got into the house.
by Webmaster
May 09, 2023 09:32:55 am.

Going to be in Macon Ga all day today quoting animal exclusions. Bats, squirrels and snakes.
by Jason Arruda
May 09, 2023 09:13:28 am.

Sealing a house in Winder and a townhome in Marietta today for rats!
by Brandon C.
May 08, 2023 02:13:56 pm.

Quoted animal (rats, squirrels) exclusions in Luthersville Ga, Peachtree City Ga and Griffin Ga. so far. We have a crew in Jeffersonville Ga. Doing Carpenter bee service.
by Jason Arruda
May 08, 2023 01:50:14 pm.

Water damage to the bottom of a hollow, round, ornamental column allowed rats into a house in Athens, Georgia. Water damage and rodent pest problems often occur in the same places, and our rodent pest control specialists address both problems as part of any rat or mouse control job.
by Webmaster
May 08, 2023 01:20:17 pm.

Grayson Ga this morning. Squirrel and Rat issues
by Chad W.
May 04, 2023 06:30:45 am.

We have a crew heading out to check the traps at a Bogart, Georgia squirrel-removal job. We like to check them early in the day so the squirrels can be quickly relocated and released.
by Webmaster
May 03, 2023 09:07:49 am.

Quoted a home in Fayetteville for squirrels and getting ready to go to Miledgeville for a Carpenter bee quote for a log cabin.
by Jason Arruda
May 02, 2023 11:14:43 am.

Just in case y'all were wondering, the reason our rodent pest control specialists are in a crawl space doing mouse control at a Hoschton, Georgia home is because a half-inch gap around a pipe where it passes through the foundation made it easy for mice to get into the house. Mice can get through gaps the diameter of a pencil, making rodent exclusion very detailed work indeed.
by Webmaster
May 02, 2023 10:45:39 am.

Using window screen as soffit-venting material is a very bad idea. Squirrels and other wildlife can gnaw right through it. A crew doing squirrel-removal in Athens, Georgia is replacing window screening used as a soffit vent cover with a tougher steel material to keep squirrels and other nuisance animals out of the attic.
by Webmaster
May 02, 2023 10:24:04 am.

A very sloppy job of flashing left a triangular gap about five inches high under the flashing at the brick chimney that gray squirrels used to get into a house in Commerce, Georgia. The squirrel-removal crew will re-flash that section of the roof as part of the wildlife-exclusion part of the job.
by Webmaster
May 02, 2023 10:17:11 am.

Snellville Ga. squirrel problem then off to Athens to install some ridgeguard
by Chad W.
May 02, 2023 08:43:30 am.

Albany Ga today quoting bat removal/Exclusion.
by Jason Arruda
May 01, 2023 09:22:28 am.

Sealing up a beautiful home in Tuscaloosa Alabama. They’re having problems with rats. First we will cover the roofline live junctions and ask entry points from the roof. Then we will cover all the ground work and seal every entrance up on the outside foundation of the house. Once everything is sealed we will begin our trapping and removal process for our customer.
by Landon K.
May 01, 2023 08:05:17 am.

The Athens, Georgia office of Rid-A-Critter provides animal removal and animal damage repair in Athens-Clarke, Greene, and parts of Barrow, Gwinnett, Hall, Banks, Jackson, and Oconee Counties in Georgia, including Athens, Auburn, Bogart, Commerce, Good Hope, Greensboro, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Watkinsville, and Winder. We are fully licensed and insured. Your town not listed? Contact us.

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