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Welcome to Rid-A-Critter Animal Control

Providing humane, non-chemical animal control throughout our service area.

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Welcome to the North Georgia office of Rid-A-Critter, Inc., one of the most well-established and best-equipped regional wildlife management companies in the region.

Rid-A-Critter was founded in 2001 to bring a fresh, environmentally enlightened, and scientific approach to nuisance animal control and wildlife management. We have grown to become one of the region's largest wildlife management companies.

We have built our reputation by providing high quality, professional, environmentally sound, and humane animal control, along with business practices that have earned us the Better Business Bureau's highest rating.

We also employ technicians who live in and know the regions that they service, but who also have plenty of backup available from the rest of the crew for those really big jobs. We service both residential and commercial accounts. No job is too big or too small, and we pride ourselves on treating every customer with the same high standards of respect and appreciation.

Rid-A-Critter services portions of Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee through our Regional Offices. You can click on the links below for more specific information about animal control in each region:

North Georgia (this site)
Metro Atlanta Region
Athens, Georgia Region
Macon, Georgia Region
Birmingham, Alabama Region
Chattanooga, Tennessee Region

 

Our Services

With local animal-control specialists located throughout the region, we can handle any animal control job, no matter how big or how small, including:

Please contact us if the critter you need controlled isn't listed. We're a full-service animal control company and can help solve wildlife problems that don't occur frequently enough to warrant their own pages on this site.

 

The Need for Humane Wildlife Control in The South

Our region is growing. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Georgia's population is one of the fastest-growing in the country. But as the human population increases, so do conflicts between humans and wildlife.

Rapid development is causing wild animals to be displaced from their natural homes. More and more wild animals are being forced to live near human-occupied areas, creating an increased need for humane animal removal.

At Rid-A-Critter, our emphasis is on humane and ethical wildlife management. The animals were here first, after all, and they're just trying to survive by adapting to the ever-growing number of humans moving into their neighborhoods.

But it's also true that when animals and humans live closer and closer to each other, incidents of property damage and animal attacks upon humans, domestic animals and livestock increase. So, unfortunately, does the risk of zoonotic diseases like rabies, mange and other parasitic diseases, and histoplasmosis. That means that it often becomes necessary to humanely remove and relocate animals both for their benefit, as well as our own.

 

Animal Damage to Buildings

In addition to the health risks, animals and pests often cause physical damage to buildings, which ranges from nuisance-grade (such as the holes drilled by carpenter bees), to potentially devastating (such as the risk of fire created when squirrels, rats, or mice gnaw on the insulation of electrical wiring). Animal damage also can result in secondary moisture damage when animals damage shingles and flashing, allowing rain and moisture to get in to a home.

To reduce these risks and live in harmony with urbanized wildlife, we need humane, earth-friendly, professional animal control. At Rid-A-Critter, we know that wildlife management and environmental stewardship go hand in hand. We were providing "green" animal control services long before "green" became a buzz word.

Our crew of animal control professionals can humanely trap, remove, or relocate almost any nuisance animal from your home, commercial office building, church, barn, or anywhere else on your property, in accordance with all relevant federal and state laws and industry best practices.

 

About Us

Rid-A-Critter is licensed by the states of Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, and Tennessee to provide animal control services. We also are fully insured to protect you and your property. We provide high-quality service at reasonable cost.

Our professional technicians are carefully screened, drug-free, receive continuous, ongoing training, and live in the areas that they service. We serve both residential and commercial accounts.

Our repair check field supervisors perform unannounced Quality Assurance Inspections on active jobs to assure that our high standards are being maintained, and our employees work with the finest equipment and materials available.

We will continue to pursue perfection in all we do, and your business will be greatly appreciated and rewarded with our total efforts. We know you have choices and sincerely hope you will choose us for your animal control needs.

On behalf of our entire crew, thanks for choosing Rid-A-Critter.

 

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Squirrels gnawed a bowl-shaped indentation through the top edge of the wooden roof fascia to enlarge an existing construction gap and get into the attic of a house in Woodstock, Georgia. Squirrel-removal experts from our North Georgia office are installing a wildlife barrier over the gap to keep squirrels out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Jan 27, 2023 07:39:46 am.

Greasy stains around a gap about three quarters of an inch high between the roof sheathing and the fascia were evidence of a roof rat infestation in the attic of a house in Jasper, Georgia. A rat control crew from our North Georgia office is trapping and removing the rats and sealing rodents out of the house.
by Webmaster
Jan 27, 2023 07:37:09 am.

Rat rub marks on top of a pipe where it passes through a hole in the siding made it clear that a house in Woodstock, Georgia needed Norway rat control.
by Webmaster
Jan 27, 2023 07:30:54 am.

Raccoons tore a hole about the size of a melon through the water-damaged soffit panel to get into the attic of a house in Woodstock, Georgia. The crew removing the raccoons are also tracking down the water problem and repairing the damage.
by Webmaster
Jan 27, 2023 07:24:56 am.

The corner of a screen over a foundation vent became detached because the handyman who installed it used household staples to attach the screen. That allowed gray squirrels into the attic of a house in Jasper, Georgia. Our squirrel-removal specialists will properly animal-proof the house once the squirrels have been caught and evicted.
by Webmaster
Jan 27, 2023 07:20:49 am.

Next Up in Our Friday Double-Feature is this Video of a Squirrel-Removal Inspection in Young Harris, Georgia
by Webmaster
Jan 27, 2023 07:05:43 am.

Squirrels gnawed through the wooden end cap of the soffit right behind the metal rain gutter to get into the attic of a Suwanee, Georgia home. The crew trapping and removing the squirrels will also repair the damage that they did.
by Webmaster
Jan 26, 2023 10:18:48 am.

The gap over a PVC pipe where it was pushed through a metal foundation vent allowed mice into a brick house in Suwanee, Georgia. Mouse control at this house will include screening all the vents from the outside to rodent-proof the house.
by Webmaster
Jan 26, 2023 09:53:29 am.

Stains on the wooden slats of the triangular gable vent and specks of guano on the siding were evidence that a colony of bats needed to be removed and excluded from the attic of a house in Suwanee, Georgia. Bat removal is accomplished by sealing the bats out of the house so they can't get back in when they return from feeding.
by Webmaster
Jan 26, 2023 09:51:30 am.

A rodent pest control doing Norway rat control in Suwanee, Georgia has trapped and removed the last of the rats from the crawl space and rodent-proofed the house. Now they're replacing the insulation that the rats pulled down from between the joists.
by Webmaster
Jan 25, 2023 09:42:36 am.

Rat droppings on the concrete floor of the crawl space under a house in Acworth, Georgia were evidence of a longstanding Norway rat problem. Our rodent pest control specialists are in the crawl setting traps to non-chemically treat the infestation, as well as sealing gaps in the foundation to rat-proof the house.
by Webmaster
Jan 25, 2023 09:33:25 am.

The dirty, flattened-out insulation between the joists was a sign that there were squirrels that needed to be removed from the attic of a house in Oxford, Georgia. A wildlife-management team from our North Georgia office is doing the honors.
by Webmaster
Jan 25, 2023 09:08:13 am.

Mice gnawed through the foam insulation on an exterior air-conditioning line where it passes under a hood and through the siding to get into a house in Snellville, Georgia. The mouse control crew is repairing the damage, rodent-proofing the house, and using traps to treat the mouse infestation without using poisons.
by Webmaster
Jan 25, 2023 09:02:53 am.

Wildlife-exclusion specialists from our North Georgia office are installing steel cages over the roof vents as part of a Carrollton, Georgia squirrel-removal job. It's silly to catch and relocate squirrels without also sealing them out of the house.
by Webmaster
Jan 25, 2023 08:51:31 am.

We just did the final quality-assurance check at a Young Harris, Georgia bat-proofing job and found that all the bats are gone. Bats are removed by sealing all the potential entry points so bats can't get back into the house after leaving to feed.
by Webmaster
Jan 25, 2023 08:45:50 am.

Gray squirrels gnawed a bell-shaped hole through the plywood soffit panel to get into the attic of a Suwanee, Georgia home. We have a crew at the house trapping and removing the squirrels who will also repair the damage and animal-proof the house.
by Webmaster
Jan 24, 2023 09:49:21 am.

Squirrels gnawed away the top slat from a triangular wooden gable vent to get into the attic of a house in Young Harris, Georgia. Squirrel-removal specialists from our North Georgia office are repairing and screening the vent to animal-proof the house.
by Webmaster
Jan 24, 2023 09:39:16 am.

Our Squirrel-Removal and Exclusion Crew is Repairing a Hole that Squirrels Gnawed Through the Roof Trim and into the Attic in Snellville, Georgia
by Webmaster
Jan 23, 2023 09:36:07 am.

Lifting the shingle revealed a gap of about three quarters of an inch running the length of the roof that allowed tree rats into the attic of a house in Alpharetta, Georgia. Our rat control crew is covering the gap with a metal pest shield that will keep rodents out of the house.
by Webmaster
Jan 23, 2023 09:23:32 am.

A gap around some pipes and wires where they pass through a hole about the size of a tennis ball in the wooden siding allowed rats into a house in Snellville, Georgia. Proper rat control begins with sealing any potential entry gaps to non-chemically keep rodent pests out of the house.
by Webmaster
Jan 23, 2023 09:20:46 am.

A fingertip-sized gap under the roof shingles over the end of the rain gutter explains why our rodent pest control specialists are in the attic doing mouse control in Alpharetta, Georgia today. Mice are much better climbers than most folks realize.
by Webmaster
Jan 23, 2023 09:11:29 am.

Deep ruts in the insulation and sunshine coming into the attic from the eaves of the roof were evidence of squirrels that needed to be trapped and removed from the attic of a house in Acworth, Georgia. Our wildlife-removal technicians are on the scene doing the deed.
by Webmaster
Jan 19, 2023 11:05:56 am.

Our non-chemical rodent control experts are installing a Ridge Guard pest barrier on the roof as the crowning touch of a Snellville, Georgia roof rat control job.
by Webmaster
Jan 19, 2023 10:47:56 am.

Our wildlife-management specialists are getting up in the world screening the gable vents as part of a Suwanee, Georgia squirrel-removal and animal-proofing job.
by Webmaster
Jan 19, 2023 10:39:17 am.

All our squirrel-removal technician had to do was look under a shingle to find a rectangular hole in the siding where two walls meet that allowed squirrels into a house in Acworth, Georgia.
by Webmaster
Jan 19, 2023 10:22:51 am.

One of our wildlife-management crews doing gray squirrel removal and exclusion in Jasper, Georgia discovered that the squirrels gnawed through the corner where two sections of rain gutter topper met to get into the attic. We'll replace the toppers with a more animal-resistant solution, in addition to trapping and relocating the squirrels and animal-proofing the house.
by Webmaster
Jan 18, 2023 10:07:02 am.

The plastic roof ridge vent is warping and becoming detached from the roof shingles on one end, and the resulting gap under the vent is allowing squirrels into the attic of a house in Hiawassee, Georgia. Our squirrel-removal team is replacing the plastic vent with a steel Ridge Guard wildlife barrier to squirrel-proof the roof.
by Webmaster
Jan 18, 2023 10:03:28 am.

Wildlife-Management Specialists from our North Georgia Office are Using Funnel Traps at a Young Harris, Georgia Gray Squirrel-Removal Job
by Webmaster
Jan 17, 2023 10:06:20 am.

A rodent pest control crew doing Norway rat control at a Young Harris, Georgia home is sealing gaps around the air-conditioning pipes and wires where they pass through the cinder block foundation walls. Rodent-proofing is an essential part of non-chemical rat control.
by Webmaster
Jan 17, 2023 09:44:47 am.

Here's a Video of the Inspection Stage of a Young Harris, Georgia Squirrel-Removal Job
by Webmaster
Jan 13, 2023 07:29:25 am.

A hole through the crawl space wall where a pipe used to pass through made it easy for rats to burrow through the soil and into the crawl space of a house in Suwanee, Georgia. Our rodent pest control specialists are busy trapping and removing the rats before they get into the house proper, and sealing all the holes in the foundation to rodent-proof the house.
by Webmaster
Jan 12, 2023 10:57:11 am.

Gray squirrels gnawed at the wooden slats of the gable vent to get into the attic of a house in Carrollton, Georgia. Our squirrel-removal team will repair the damage and screen the vent, as well as trap and relocate the squirrels.
by Webmaster
Jan 12, 2023 10:01:23 am.

A notch about an inch and a half square in the bottom of the garage door frame that doesn't appear to serve any purpose allowed Norway rats into a house in Carrollton, Georgia. A rat control crew from our North Georgia office is rodent-proofing the house and non-chemically eradicating the rats.
by Webmaster
Jan 12, 2023 09:59:18 am.

The screen behind the sliding metal foundation vent is totting away, which made it especially easy for mice to get into a house in Carrollton, Georgia. We have a non-chemical mouse-control team on the scene screening all the vents from the outside to keep mice and other rodents out of the house.
by Webmaster
Jan 12, 2023 09:56:19 am.

A gap between the window frame and the top of the window that the builder tried to hide with putty allowed roof rats into a house in Big Canoe, Georgia once the putty fell out. We're rodent-proofing the house as part of the rat control job.
by Webmaster
Jan 11, 2023 09:57:53 am.

Technicians doing squirrel removal in Young Harris, Georgia are installing a metal animal barrier to cover a gap of almost three inches along the edge of the roof that allowed the squirrels into the attic.
by Webmaster
Jan 11, 2023 09:38:53 am.

Our non-chemical rodent pest control experts are all finished with a Hiawassee, Georgia roof rat control and animal-proofing job. They installed a metal pest barrier over the edges of the roof that will keep rodent pests and nuisance wildlife out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Jan 10, 2023 10:18:42 am.

A Gap in the Brick Wall Where the Air-Conditioning Pipes and Wires were Passed Through is Why We're Doing Mouse Control in Hiawassee, Georgia Today
by Webmaster
Jan 10, 2023 10:12:45 am.

Our wildlife-management specialists just removed the last of the squirrels from the attic of a house in Vestavia Hills, Alabama. The house has already been animal-proofed and the damage has been repaired, so all that's left to do is replacing the attic insulation.
by Webmaster
Jan 10, 2023 10:06:59 am.

This morning we have a crew of wildlife-management specialists doing squirrel removal in Hiawassee, Georgia. In addition to humanely trapping and relocating the squirrels, they're also animal-proofing the house to prevent future nuisance wildlife problems.
by Webmaster
Jan 10, 2023 09:31:57 am.

A rather large knot hole in the wooden siding is the reason we have technicians in the attic doing squirrel removal in Big Canoe, Georgia this morning. They're setting traps to humanely catch and relocate the squirrels, in addition to sealing the house against nuisance wildlife and repairing the damage.
by Webmaster
Jan 10, 2023 09:25:37 am.

Our North Georgia wildlife professionals are heading out to squirrel-proof a Young Harris, Georgia home. Gray squirrel control consists of humanely trapping and relocating the squirrels, and animal-proofing the house to keep nuisance critters out.
by Webmaster
Jan 09, 2023 09:22:20 am.

Sunlight shining into the attic from the eaves of the roof told our Jasper, Georgia squirrel-removal crew exactly how the squirrels were getting into the attic. Although we seal the entire house to keep wildlife out, knowing how the animals were getting in helps us to place traps more effectively to quickly trap and relocate the critters.
by Webmaster
Jan 06, 2023 09:53:24 am.

Started off in Rome ga, raccoons in the crawl space, then headed to Atlanta, ga, rats in the attic
by Chris Collender
Jan 05, 2023 11:48:37 am.

A construction gap of more than two inches in the edge of the roof is the reason our wildlife-control experts are in the attic doing squirrel removal in Hiawassee, Georgia today.
by Webmaster
Jan 05, 2023 10:53:42 am.

A gap of about three eighths of an inch between the bottom of the wooden garage door frame and the concrete driveway is the reason our non-chemical rodent control specialists are doing mouse control in Hiawassee, Georgia today.
by Webmaster
Jan 05, 2023 10:23:35 am.

Raccoons flattened out the insulation between the joists and used part of it as their latrine before being trapped, removed, and excluded from the attic of a house in Suwanee, Georgia. Our wildlife damage-repair crew is removing and replacing the insulation now that the raccoons are gone.
by Webmaster
Jan 04, 2023 09:31:01 am.

Rats gnawed a hole through a rickety old plywood crawl space door to get into a house in Gainesville, Georgia. We have a rat control crew building and installing a new door that will make the house rodent-proof.
by Webmaster
Jan 03, 2023 09:50:45 am.

A fingertip-sized hole through the water-damaged plywood bottom of a bay window allowed mice to get into a house in Gainesville, Georgia. Non-chemical mouse control at this house will require finding and fixing the water leak and the damage to rodent-proof the house.
by Webmaster
Jan 03, 2023 09:29:27 am.

Happy New years, back at it, started off in Conyers ga, squirrels, then headed to Stone Mountain ga, rats in the attic, now In Gainesville ga, bats in the house
by Chris Collender
Jan 02, 2023 11:16:26 am.

Today we're following up after a handyman who did a less-than-wonderful job squirrel-proofing a house in Young Harris, Georgia. Our squirrel-removal professionals are animal-proofing the house to keep wildlife out of the attic, as well as trapping and relocating the squirrels that already are up there.
by Webmaster
Dec 29, 2022 10:12:56 am.

Lifting the shingles revealed a gap of about an inch between the plywood roof sheathing and the wooden fascia that allowed roof rats into a house in Alpharetta, Georgia. Our rodent pest control crew is installing a metal pest barrier over the gap as part of the non-chemical rat control job.
by Webmaster
Dec 29, 2022 09:51:52 am.

Wildlife-management professionals doing gray squirrel removal at a house in Cumming, Georgia are repairing a hole through the soffit panel at a roof junction that squirrels gnawed to get into the attic.
by Webmaster
Dec 28, 2022 11:08:49 am.

The plastic roof ridge vent is coming detached and has a gap of about an inch underneath it that allowed roof rats into the attic of a house in Gainesville, Georgia. We're replacing the plastic vent with a steel Ridge Guard that will keep rodent pests and nuisance wildlife out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Dec 28, 2022 10:44:38 am.

A gap about the size of three fingertips between overlapping layers of roof shingles will have to be sealed as part of a Gainesville, Georgia mouse control job. Mice can climb much better than most people realize.
by Webmaster
Dec 28, 2022 10:34:42 am.

A gap of about three eighths of an inch under the garage door frame allowed mice to squeeze into a house in Hiawassee, Georgia. We have a mouse control team busy sealing the gaps to rodent-proof the house.
by Webmaster
Dec 28, 2022 10:31:59 am.

Gaps of about half an inch between the brick foundation and the overhang of the house are the reason our rodent pest control specialists are doing mouse control in Roswell, Georgia this morning. Sealing the gaps to rodent-proof the house will enable us to eliminate the mouse problem without using poisons.
by Webmaster
Dec 28, 2022 10:29:25 am.

Droppings and urine in the insulation between the joists were evidence of flying squirrels that needed to be trapped and removed from the attic of a house in Young Harris, Georgia.
by Webmaster
Dec 28, 2022 10:20:55 am.

A soffit panel was sagging down near a roof junction at a house in Snellville, Georgia because gray squirrels had built a nest over it. Our squirrel-removal crew will repair the soffit panel as part of the wildlife-exclusion part of the job.
by Webmaster
Dec 27, 2022 09:24:50 am.

Here's Wishing All of You a Merry Christmas from Rid-A-Critter!
by Webmaster
Dec 23, 2022 12:56:04 pm.

Leaving a few bricks out of brick foundations to vent the crawl space is a common building technique. But unless the holes are screened, they can allow rats into the house. That's why our rodent pest control team is doing Norway rat control at a house in Young Harris, Georgia on this cold December day.
by Webmaster
Dec 23, 2022 12:39:54 pm.

A foundation vent with no screen at all allowed Norway rats into the crawl space of a house in Villa Rica, Georgia. Our rat control crew is screening all the vents and using traps to non-chemically catch and remove the rats that already are in the house.
by Webmaster
Dec 22, 2022 12:17:57 pm.

Gray squirrels scratched at and tore down the insulation from between the wall studs in the attic of a house in Sharpsburg, Georgia. Once the squirrels have been humanely trapped and removed from the attic, we'll animal-proof the house and replace the insulation.
by Webmaster
Dec 21, 2022 09:41:25 am.

A burrow in the surface of the filthy attic insulation was evidence of roof rats that needed to be trapped and removed from the attic of a house in Acworth, Georgia. The insulation itself will also have to be replaced because it's heavily contaminated with mouse droppings and urine.
by Webmaster
Dec 21, 2022 09:21:38 am.

Rid-A-Critter provides animal removal and animal damage repair in all of North Georgia, including Athens, Atlanta, Alpharetta, Canton, Carrollton, Cartersville, Cumming, Dacula, Doraville, Ellijay, Flowery Branch, Gainesville, Jasper, Lawrenceville, Loganville, Macon, Milton, Norcross, Rome, Roswell, Suwanee, Villa Rica, Winston, Woodstock, Young Harris, and everywhere in between.

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