Big Canoe | Squirrel Raccoon Rat Bat

We proudly started our family owned & operated business right in the heart of Alpharetta (now Johns Creek) in 2009 which specializes in Nuisance Wildlife Removal & Control.  We come from 3 Generations of wildlife trappers and have continued to excel in providing excellent results in combination with humane preservation of all wildlife.   In 2015, we expanded our business and headed North to settle in right down the road from Big Canoe in Dawsonville.  We are your neighbors! 🙂

If you have Bats, Rats, Squirrels, Woodpeckers, Snakes, Coyote or any other wildlife that may have become a nuisance to you or invaded your home – CALL US WE CAN HELP!  (678) 935-5900

Here are the steps necessary to resolve the wildlife problem completely:

1)      WILDLIFE TRAPPING: We provide flat-rate fee for our trapping services and they include daily trap checks (it is required by LAW according to our license).

2)     GUARANTEED EXCLUSION: We seal up your home with a 5 – 10 year warranty (depending on basic wildlife or bat) without any annual fees. See our page on Animal-Proofing.

3)     PREVENTION: On most critters, we provide you with a list of any habitat modifications, which is things you can change in your yard to make it less hospitable to wildlife. We get them OUT & Keep them OUT!

BIG CANOE WILDLIFE CONTROL

All of the Wildlife Professionals at Southern Wildlife Management are partners in this business.  We all have a vested interest in the success of your job and your happiness when we are done.  We are always courteous and attentive to all of your needs. We quickly assess the situation to determine which critter is causing the problem and devise a strategy to GET them out & keep them OUT!  We will explain the problem and our process in a clear manner without using scare-tactics.

The most common critters that we remove from attics are: Squirrels, Raccoons, Rats & Flyers. (Click on the name to go to the page specifically for the animal)


big canoe squirrel

Squirrel Removal & Control

We provide a two-step approach to getting the squirrels out & keeping them out.  Trapping alone is not the solution, it is the 1st step.  Our squirrel trapping services are always a one-week endeavor.  We are there every day checking the traps and doing whatever we have to do to make the most out of your trapping dollars.  It is the law in the State of Georgia that squirrels are cage trapped and released unharmed in their natural environment. So we do just that. While we are there every day we have the opportunity to inspect your home to determine what we would have to seal on your home, using critter-proof material, to keep the squirrels from coming into your home again.  We provide you with a no-obligation quote to squirrel-proof (a.k.a. exclusion) your home. Our exclusion comes with a 5-year warranty and zero annual fees.

 


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Rat Trapping & Rat Prevention Services

Having rats invade your home, whether one or many, can be a terrifying experience for some.  We try to calm the nerves and assure our clients that it will not be long before the situation is under control.  When we trap inside a home we use covered and protected traps for discretion and child/pet safety.  Same as with our squirrel trapping, rat trapping involves a two-step approach to getting the rats out & keeping them out.  Trapping alone is not the solution, it is the 1st step.  It gets the ones that are in the home out. Our rat trapping services are always a one-week endeavor.  We are there every day checking the traps and doing whatever we have to do to make the most out of your trapping dollars.  It is the law in the State of Georgia that the traps have to be checked every day. So we do just that. While we are there every day we have the opportunity to inspect your home to determine what we would have to seal on your home, using critter-proof material, to keep the rats & mice from coming into your home again.  We provide you with a no-obligation quote to rodent-proof (a.k.a. exclusion) your home. Our exclusion comes with a 5-year warranty and zero annual fees.

 

 


Snake Removal & Prevention Services

Snake Control takes more than one measure and that is why we are so successful at keeping snakes out of our client’s yards!  We send a licensed & trained Wildlife Technician to your property to scour for snakes for 1/2 hour.  We understand snakes and can simply look at your yard and know where the snakes would tend to hide out.  We remove any snakes that we find.  We also provide you with a list of things in your yard that you can change to make it less hospitable to snakes, this is called habitat modification.  The less comfort the snakes find your property to be… the less likely they are to stick around.  So please take these habitat modifications serious.

We now offer a snake prevention program which involves every quarter us coming out and strategically applying repellent.  Our repellent is the only repellent that we have found that we can believe in.  It is safe for plants, kids, and pets.  It lasts around 3 months so we offer a annual program with quarterly retreats.  Once we walk your property we know how much time & material it would take so we you can decide if you would like to start this program.  These measures, combined, are the most that we can do as humans to try to keep snakes out of your yard.   Call us (678)935-5900

 


AFFORDABLE Bat Trapping & Removal

Let us start by sharing an important fact with you…. Bats are a PROTECTED species.  No matter who handles removing the bats, bats cannot be harmed in the process.  Harming a bat can result in hefty fines so we encourage you to hire specially trained LICENSED Big Canoe Bat Removal specialists.  When we come out to perform an inspection.  We give you a price to remove the bats (either hand removal or using a one-way valve), to seal the home so they cannot come back in and to clean up any guano.  If the price is acceptable, we get started immediately to evict the bats.  WHAT MAKES US STAND OUT is the 10-year Bat Warranty with ZERO annual fees.

If you have a bat flying around the INSIDE of your home there are some important steps that need to be taken: click here or you can go to our main page for bat control.


Woodpecker Control & Bird Control

Be careful when dealing with birds most are protected and harming one comes with some hefty fines!  When is comes to Nuisance Birds the damage they can do is often underestimated.  Once the situation warrants bringing Wildlife Control company out to get involved drastic measures have to be taken.  Each situation is different. We have options: some we can trap with a permit if the circumstances are right. We can offer hazing services without a permit.  The type of hazing devices either electronic or manual auditory or visual depends on the species of bird.  There are lots of options for removing the birds, scaring them off and keeping them away.  We can help!

Big Canoe Coyote & Fox Control

In Big Canoe there is obviously a healthy population of both Fox & Coyote. We are very selective on the trapping jobs that we accept for predators.  The circumstance & setting has to be right for us to get involved.  All predator trapping (fox trapping & coyote trapping) are two week jobs which include daily trap checks.  Not only is it the LAW accordance to our licensure but it is humane & less of a liability.   We have only one Licensed Wildlife Trapper who specializes in the predators.  Call us to discuss details of your situation.

Raccoon Trapping & Control

Raccoon trapping is in a class of it’s own.  The trapping is a one-week endeavor as the rodents with daily trap checks as well.  Where this differs is we do not necessarily provide a quote to seal a home when it is only a raccoon problem.  We like using full disclosure when outlining the benefits of a full home exclusion.  When we seal a home from rodents a raccoon can come along and tear the shingles off, siding off, or trim boards and gain entry to a sealed home. We do not like giving people a false sense of security when it comes to keeping raccoons out.  Here is the way to avoid getting them in your attic.  Most raccoons like living outside and have never experienced the comfort & security of moving into an attic.  The ones who are familiar with the attic lifestyle, as soon as you hear them trying, get someone out to trap and remove them.  They can be tenacious and mischievous.  We have to control the population in your yard as well as remove the ones that want inside your attic.

Big Canoe Beaver Trapping & Control

Beaver trapping services (Aquatic species) also is a specialized trapping service that we provide.  These jobs, like predator trapping, are for 2 weeks at a time and not the standard 1 week time-frame.  Here is the biggest concern we have with the industry as a whole…. before you hire any trapper make sure they perform the daily trap checks that are required by law. Period!  The price charged for beaver trapping depends on the size and type of waterway, the area that the Beaver Trapper has to travel to set & check his traps as well as the terrain.  When you call us to discuss the problem we will provide you with a range for the trapping based upon your specific job needs and circumstances.  We also provide dam removal services where we restore the natural water flow when we are done trapping.

Big Canoe Opossum Trapping & Removal

A young possum removed from Big Canoe GA

A young possum removed

Possum trapping is probably one of the easier trapping services that we provide since possums are not the smartest of the animals we have in Georgia.  When we trap & remove the possums, if there was a den site on your property, we can provide you with a quote to treat the ticks and fleas that have more likely infested the den.

 

Big Canoe Dead Animal Location, Pickup & Cleanup

We respond immediately to dead animal calls. Some of the dead animals that we pick up are:

dead deer | dead raccoons | dead dog | dead coyotes | dead opossums | dead fox | dead birds | dead animals of any kind | dead snakes |

 

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ANIMAL DAMAGE REPAIR & CLEANUP SERVICES

Animal Damage Repair & Clean-up services are separate from wildlife exclusion services.  Wildlife exclusion services involves sealing a home to prevent future entry of wildlife. Damage repair & clean-up involves repairing any damage, that is within our skill set, that is a direct cause of wildlife and removing feces and sanitizing the area.  This does not mean we crawl around the attic picking up each dropping from a squirrel or rat.  This is in the circumstance where there is a communal latrine or a lot of feces.