In the old days our services were included under the umbrella of: PEST CONTROL. Now you need a specific license to deal with Nuisance Wildlife which does not include the application of pesticides. We charge a flat rate trapping fee for trapping. There is NO set up fee, NO per animal fee, NO animal relocation fees, NO need for an estimate or quote. The trapping fee is all-inclusive. It is the law in the State of Georgia that the traps are checked every single day – No exceptions.
WILDLIFE HAND REMOVAL
This does not include catching a squirrel or rat inside your attic or a mouse or rat inside of your home. Those fall under the trapping service and are not a hand removal situation.
We find it easier to charge a flat rate fee to come to your home to hand catch and remove an animal that is inside the building or enclosed area using a gloved hand, net or catch pole (Example: Snake in the garage, Raccoon cornered in basement, Aggressive Goose in pool area, etc.) We will spend up to a 1/2 hour looking for & attempting to catch the animal.
Sealing up a home and making it critter proof is called Exclusion services. Not all exclusion services are the same. This is the act of using animal proof materials, devices in methods to keep the animals OUT. Once the animals are taken out, they leave behind odors, feces and scents which may attract other animals. Although we have taken the tenant away (far enough to never find their way back) it just clears the way for the next one to find their way in unless you block off its ability to “Get back IN”. Some of the most common entry areas for animals are: Gable Vents, Soffit Junctions, Dryer/Bathroom Vents, Construction Gap (Gutter Line), and Holes.
We only use the highest quality animal-proof materials and devices, therefore, we are proudly able to guarantee that no animal will get past the areas where we have performed the exclusion services. With all of this said, there is no way to give a price for exclusion work over the phone. WHILE we are setting up the traps it is necessary for us to determine how the animals are gaining access or entry into the building or property – this is when we are able to provide a proposal for the cost of the exclusion work. IF the proposal is accepted we will perform the exclusion work while the trapping is being performed which increases the overall success of the entire process.
WE NOW OFFER TWO WARRANTY OPTIONS:
5-Year on Wildlife & 10 – Year on Bats with ZERO ANNUAL FEE or…
A “NEW’ Lifetime Option (this has to be selected initially) with an annual auto-renewal ranging from $99 – $199.
PLEASE NOTE: We have always offered a fixed warranty with NO ANNUAL FEE. The Lifetime Warranty is based upon customer demand.
We took the time to upload a lot of videos. It is a playlist click on the top left menu icon and there are 83 videos you can scroll through.
DEAD ANIMAL REMOVAL
Dead Animal Removal is surely the dirty, yucky side of our business. Whether it is a dead deer, dead raccoon or any other animal… we will come out to locate and remove it. The rate depends on whether you know where the animal is or if we have to locate it. The size of the animal is also a price factor. All large animals like coyotes & deer require us driving to the landfill in Cumming and paying a disposal fee.
We also have a add-on service if the animal is in the home or attic to sanitize & deodorize where the dead animal was located to minimize odor and any parasites and diseases.
LICENSED PEST CONTROL
With our recent expansion into Pest Control, we are proud to offer a minimalist approach to address our client’s pest control needs. We follow the pesticide’s labels in accordance with the law. We use no more than what is necessary to resolve the issue. But, we do resolve the issue!
We are trained in the latest application methods, proper equipment use and maintenance, and will answer any questions you may have about materials being used to treat in and around your home. We offer incentives for multiple homes in one subdivision. So if you would like to take advantage of our affordable pricing & ethical approach to resolving a pest issue, please call us!
We are the first Wildlife Removal Company in the State of Georgia to have a full time Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator on staff. Having a rehabber on staff enables us to take care of any of the orphaned babies that we remove from walls and/or attics in house to insure that they are cared for and released back into the wild in accordance to the wildlife standards.
If you have an injured animal and need to know a local rehabber (click here) a new tab or window will open up. FOR A FEE one of our Licensed Wildlife Technicians will come out and pick up the injured wild animal, and we will locate a rehabber that is licensed to deal with that specific animal and safely transport the animal to the rehabber. When this is done, not only do we get paid our fee but a small donation is appreciated for the volunteer rehabber to help them offset their expenses while caring for the animal.
Please Note: We cannot help injured cats, dogs or deer.
Trapping Services we offer are as follows (click on the page specific to your problem):
We keep trying to advise people to STOP leaving cat food outside for the raccoons to share. I have decided although posts involving anything to do with CATS (esp Feral) usually are such a controversial topic which often leads to me deleting or turning off comments on our facebook post... I will not stop my plight to educate the public.
All animal food should be brought in at night. Here is a little sample of what could happen if cat food is left out intentionally.
Feral cats: At nighttime feral cats come and all of the diseases they have including feline leukemia are now shared in a cat bowl. Here is a list of diseases cats can transmit: www.cdc.gov/healthypets/pets/cats.html. Now your cat eats from it. Shazaam!
Rats: The food left out attracts rodents of all kinds to the buffet bowl. All their diseases are now shared including Leptospirosis. Here is a list of the diseases they bring to the buffet bowl: www.cdc.gov/rodents/diseases/direct.html
With an increase in rat (prey) population, in comes the Predators - Coyotes & Foxes. Is it worth the risk?
Raccoons: Raccoons are so cute & people enjoy watching them. Great! More money for our business. However, if you are leaving food out forget the money you will inevitably have to spend to hire us to trap and control the numbers. What about the diseases raccoons carry? The risk is to you (the person refilling and washing the bowls) but also walking in the environment where the food is left and then back in your home. Last but not least, what about your pets? Here are the beautiful diseases that you are being exposed to by coexisting with raccoons... willingly: www.addl.purdue.edu/newsletters/1997/fall/raccoon.shtml
Please understand this post comes from a good place. We have huge hearts here at Southern Wildlife Management. That is why we are licensed rehabbers & wildlife trappers.
Three of our techs had to get vaccinated for rabies this year because a woman was hand feeding 13 raccoons. One trapped (scratched a tech) and was held at our facility ended up being tested and results were positive for rabies. This was in Fulton County. The series of shots, without insurance, are $27,000 at Gwinnett Medical Hospital.
The bottom line... please do not interfere with wildlife. That includes taking a baby that you think is orphaned, feeding them, touching them. there are consequences to this behavior for both the human and the wildlife.
I USED to feed wildlife, but had to learn the hard way. Two antibiotics and an entire month of being in bed was just the tip of that iceberg. It was and continues to be a difficult choice to not feed wild animals, but they seem to have moved on which makes it easier although lonelier.
Oh wow! I’ve never even thought past just feeding the neighbor cats. We will be stopping this immediately. Thank you for the education!!
Such a well written and informative post. Thank you for this!!!
Even though I'm not a pro, I try to educate people as well on the dangers of feeding wildlife, so I will be borrowing points from your post to further the word about the dangers of feeding wildlife. It is not being kind when you do this. Thank you!
Thank you for info.
And someone claims that all their 25 intact outdoor cats are vaccinated and they don't worry about anything..
Im Like lady.. vaccines don't prevent a damn thing.. .. disease can still spread.. especially parasites and bacterial zoonotic diseases.. omw.. smh
Very true! I have walked out on my deck and encountered coons, skunks and 1 large pissed off possum eating out of cat bowl. Now feed cat in the garage.
THANK YOU... I been educating the public forever on this.. it's exhausting and lepto is EVERYWHERE HERE!!!!
Recently we were called out to a dead cat removal call. We got there and removed one kitten only to hear a little half hearted meow. The Wildlife Tech, Bruce, explored further and found a sibling... barely alive. We quickly took it to Windward Animal Hospital who oversees our wildlife rehab efforts. Out of the kindness of their heart they cared for this kitten. Windward had to resuscitate the baby. But she is alive & well. The icing on the cake is Heather, one of the Vet Techs at the clinic adopted the kitten and now is a member of her family!