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Animal Damage Repair and Animal-Proofing in the Athens, Georgia Area

Installing a chimney cap to keep animals out of a house.

Installing a chimney cap to keep animals out of a house.

Here in Georgia, we value and respect our natural environment, and that includes all the wild critters that are part of it. But most of us are happier when the wildlife stay outside our homes.

It's nothing personal, mind you. We love our wildlife. But wild animals tend to make a mess of things when they move inside our homes and buildings. They also cause a lot of damage by their gnawing, nesting, and chewing. They tear up insulation, gnaw through electrical wiring to create fire hazards, and use our attics as their toilets. This sort of behavior may be perfectly acceptable to rats, mice, raccoons, and other wild critters, but we human folk consider it downright rude.

That's why Rid-A-Critter is here. We can help keep wild critters out of your home in a way that respects both animals and people. We're Georgia's leader in humane, professional wildlife removal, exclusion, and damage repair. The Athens Regional Office serves all of Athens-Clarke County, Georgia, including Athens, Greensboro, Good Hope, Commerce, Watkinsville, and everywhere else in the Greater Athens area.

At Rid-A-Critter, we've found that the best way to prevent animal damage is by making your home hard for animals to get into. In the wildlife management business, we call this "animal exclusion" or "wildlife exclusion," but most folks just call it "animal-proofing." It's not an easy job because wild critters are pretty good at finding all the little nooks, crannies, cracks, and holes that they need to get inside our homes, and we have to do the same. This requires a lot of hard, physical work, as well as a keen knowledge of animal behavior. We have to "think like the animals," as it were.

We also have a lot of fancy and expensive equipment ranging from long ladders, to cherry pickers, to high-tech infrared cameras and motion detectors -- not the kinds of things most homeowners or handymen have laying around. We also hire and train the best men and women we can find for the job, give them everything they need to do it well, and follow up on every single job with a Quality Assurance inspection and survey.

That's why year after year, Rid-A-Critter animal-proofs more homes in Georgia than any other wildlife management company in the South. We have the personnel, the tools, and the know-how to tackle any animal-removal and exclusion job. In fact, we guarantee it.

Why Choose a Professional Wildlife Control Company

Sloppy, carelessly-done animal exclusion work using roof flashing on the roof of a home in Georgia

Poorly-done animal-proofing attempt by a handyman

If you have an animal problem in your home, you have a lot of options. You don't have to call an animal control company. There are a lot of handymen, roofers, and carpenters who will gladly offer their services. You could also try doing the job yourself. If what you have is a simple problem, you might even be successful and save yourself some money in the process.

The problem is that most of the time, animal-proofing attempts by homeowners, handymen, and other people who are not wildlife exclusion experts are not successful. It's simply not as easy as it seems. Also, very few people who are not full-time animal control specialists possess the skills, the equipment, the licenses, and the insurance to do the job effectively, legally, and safely. If the company that you hire is not licensed by the Georgia DNR, then you're entrusting your home to lawbreakers.

Nonetheless, many of the animal control and damage repair jobs we sign up were previously attempted by handymen or other unlicensed people, and others were attempted by homeowners. Needless to say, the work wasn't done very well in those cases, or else we wouldn't have been called in the first place. These poorly-done animal exclusion attempts often have our technicians in the field shaking their heads, wondering how anyone could have thought such flimsy repairs could deter an animal that was truly determined to get inside a home.

Long story short, if you try to take care of an animal problem yourself, or if you hire someone who's not an animal control professional to do it, most likely you'll just be wasting your time and money. In the end, you're almost certainly going to have to call a professional to get the job done right.

Comprehensive Animal Removal and Exclusion

Rid-A-Critter provides a comprehensive, start-to-finish approach to animal removal and exclusion. A "typical" animal removal job consists of:

We provide animal removal services for practically any nuisance animal common to the Athens, Georgia area including:

and many others.

Whatever animal problem you may have, Rid-A-Critter has the personnel and resources to help you solve it; so please give us a call for an inspection and consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.

Animal Damage Repair Gallery

Here are pictures of animal damage repair and exclusion work we've done in the Athens-Clarke County area.

 

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Jason and Justin Deodorizing an Attic After Animal Removal
by Webmaster
Jun 24, 2020 10:10:29 am.

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May 27, 2020 09:43:37 am.

Video of Justin Sealing Rats and Mice Out of a Loading Dock
by Webmaster
Apr 30, 2020 10:02:16 am.

Noises in your attic? We can help in certain case we can seal and remove animals from your home with no personal contact.
by Dean Scott
Apr 02, 2020 11:16:28 am.

From our family to yours we wish you good health and safety. During this uncertain time related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we want to assure you as a approved business for essential Services. Rid-A-Critter remains open. Thanks
by Jason Arruda
Mar 27, 2020 03:07:31 pm.

Here's Dan Humanely Removing Animals from a Glue Trap
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Mar 10, 2020 10:05:57 am.

This Video Shows How to Humanely Remove an Animal from a Glue Trap
by Webmaster
Mar 10, 2020 09:57:33 am.

Just enjoying this Georgia weather this weekend. At my parents house fishing and noticed the wildlife out here where they belong. They can become a nuisance though when they find their way inside your home. In that case give us a call.
by Jason Arruda
Mar 01, 2020 12:24:17 pm.

Well it’s North Ga today. Seeing clients in Buford, Gainesville, Blue Ridge, Blairsville and Hiawassee Ga.
by Jason Arruda
Feb 27, 2020 11:30:35 am.

Rainy days mean animals like to stay in. If you are hearing noises in your attic on this rainy day it could be more than rain.
by Dean Scott
Feb 13, 2020 09:27:56 am.

Going to Bainbridge Ga today for quotes for exclusions. Bats, rats and gray squirrels.
by Jason Arruda
Jan 23, 2020 11:05:03 am.

Excited to be at the Athens pest control conference this week. Let’s talk about wildlife and what services we provide to help.
by Jason Arruda
Jan 06, 2020 11:57:03 am.

New Blog Post: Happy New Year!
by Webmaster
Dec 31, 2019 11:39:15 am.

Want to put a stop to those pesky critters getting in your home for good? We can do that!!
by Jason Arruda
Dec 30, 2019 12:14:14 pm.

Heard it all. Squirrels in my attic, scratching noises in my attic, attic noises, animals partying in my attic, then there’s the crawlspace. Rats in my crawlspace, opossum in my crawlspace and there’s something dead in my crawlspace/attic.
by Jason Arruda
Dec 30, 2019 12:07:59 pm.

New Blog Post: Merry Christmas!
by Webmaster
Dec 24, 2019 11:07:00 am.

Just want to say. I’m so grateful for the relationships we have with the pest control companies in Georgia and Alabama and Tennessee. Thank you all for the referrals.
by Jason Arruda
Dec 19, 2019 01:01:20 pm.

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. Squirrels are busy this season as usual. I’m headed south to take a look at a commercial job in Macon for Bats. Yep bats their still hanging around with us despite the cooler temps. Have a good day.
by Jason Arruda
Dec 05, 2019 10:27:19 am.

New Blog Post: What Software Do We Use to Maintain this Site?
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Dec 04, 2019 06:29:03 pm.

New Blog Post: Happy Thanksgiving!
by Webmaster
Nov 27, 2019 11:45:10 am.

Norway Rat Entry Hole into a House in Athens, Georgia
by Webmaster
Oct 23, 2019 11:59:32 am.

Havoc in you attic. Call us
by Jason Arruda
Oct 10, 2019 02:29:13 pm.

Having a blast down here in Tifton Ga at the GPCA Fall Conference meeting new clients. Glad to be in great relationships with the pest control industry.
by Jason Arruda
Oct 10, 2019 10:45:32 am.

Been a busy day in South Georgia today with attic noises and scratching noises in walls. Squirrels are here.
by Jason Arruda
Sep 19, 2019 02:34:56 pm.

Squirrel calls are coming in. Is your home protected? Call us for a free quote today.
by Jason Arruda
Sep 04, 2019 12:40:03 pm.

Out seeing clients today in Birmingham, Anniston, Leeds and Center Point Alabama. Having issues with Nuisance animals in your home or business call us for a free quote.
by Jason Arruda
Aug 29, 2019 12:14:08 pm.

Headed south to Vidalia,Ga for a bat exclusion quote. Nice day today with cooler temps. Going to be a busy fall.
by Jason Arruda
Aug 26, 2019 11:29:27 am.

Getting a little squirrelly in Georgia. We’ve seen babies already.
by Jason Arruda
Aug 01, 2019 09:54:09 am.

In Warner Robins this morning and sold a exclusion. Gonna be another happy customer. Now headed to Valdosta to see some clients.
by Jason Arruda
Jul 25, 2019 01:42:30 pm.

Down here on Lake Blackshear quoting a home with what was thought to be bats. After evaluating the home it turns out to be Chimney Swifts which can’t be relocated due to being a migratory bird. We’ll be back to cap flue when they’re gone.
by Jason Arruda
Jul 22, 2019 01:37:32 pm.

Love it when a really good song comes on the radio in between stops. Gets me a little squirrelly. Lol Have a Good Friday everyone.
by Jason Arruda
May 31, 2019 11:48:33 am.

Out seeing our wonderful clients in the pest control industry that refers us for wildlife (rats, bats, snakes, squirrels , bees, etc. Thank you from all of us!!
by Jason Arruda
May 30, 2019 01:45:40 pm.

The Athens, Georgia office of Rid-A-Critter provides animal damage repair and exclusion 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. Your town not listed? Contact us.

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