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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 and the coveted TrustDale Certification.

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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Gray squirrels gnawed a notch about four inches wide through the wooden roof fascia to get into the attic of a house in Young Harris, Georgia. A squirrel-removal and damage-repair crew from our North Georgia office is on the scene, trapping and humanely relocating the squirrels and wildlife-proofing the house.
by Webmaster
Dec 06, 2022 09:48:29 am.

Rainy day, started out in Duluth, ga, snakes found in the house, then headed to doraville ga, squirrels again, then 2 stops in Atlantic ga, rats. Busy day
by Chris Collender
Dec 05, 2022 03:25:03 pm.

Droppings scattered on the foam insulation between the joists were evidence of roof rats that need to be trapped and removed from the attic of a house in Carrollton, Georgia. Our rat control crew will have to remove the insulation to find and seal the rat entry points and rodent-proof the attic. Then they'll replace the insulation.
by Webmaster
Dec 05, 2022 08:37:47 am.

Someone pushed a flexible pipe of some sort through the foundation vent, which detached the screen from the lattice and allowed rats into a house in Clayton, Georgia. Our rat control experts are rodent-proofing the house so the rat infestation can be treated without using poisons.
by Webmaster
Dec 01, 2022 10:25:01 am.

Someone made a hole in the foundation vent and the screen behind it to pass a clothes dryer duct through, and the gap between the duct and the screen allowed mice into a house in Clayton, Georgia.
by Webmaster
Dec 01, 2022 10:17:34 am.

Glad the rain stopped yesterday, we stood in Atlanta, ga. rats and squirrels, then headed to Duluth ga, squirrels again, then to Marietta ga, rats. Another good day
by Chris Collender
Dec 01, 2022 07:20:51 am.

Wildlife control technicians doing gray squirrel removal in Young Harris, Georgia are almost finished. All the squirrels have been trapped and relocated, and the roof has been made animal-proof. All that's left to do is replace the attic insulation.
by Webmaster
Nov 30, 2022 10:24:39 am.

We have a rodent pest control crew in a crawl space doing Norway rat control in Young Harris, Georgia today. They're using traps to non-chemically eradicate the rat infestation, and rodent-proofing the house to prevent future problems.
by Webmaster
Nov 30, 2022 09:42:51 am.

The screen behind the foundation vent has become detached and is hanging down behind the vent, allowing mice to get into the crawl space of a house in Jasper, Georgia through the vent openings. Non-chemical mouse control will require re-screening the vents from the outside to rodent-proof the house.
by Webmaster
Nov 30, 2022 09:32:27 am.

This morning we're doing squirrel removal in Young Harris, Georgia. Today we mounted traps along the edges of the roof to catch and relocate the squirrels. We'll also animal-proof the house to prevent future problems with wildlife and rodent pests getting into the attic.
by Webmaster
Nov 29, 2022 10:52:51 am.

A non-chemical rodent pest control crew working out of our North Georgia office is doing Norway rat control in Young Harris. Most of the job will consist of sealing numerous gaps in the stone foundation to rodent-proof the house. The existing rat problem will be treated without any poisons, using trapping and removal.
by Webmaster
Nov 29, 2022 10:48:52 am.

Happy thanksgiving to all, it’s back to work, was in Decatur ga, rats, to off to McDonough ga, rats again, the headed to Douglasville ga, for grey squirrels, then I just left Carrollton ga, bats in attic
by Chris Collender
Nov 28, 2022 12:25:45 pm.

The management, staff, and logo animals of Rid-A-Critter wish all of our customers, suppliers, and Web site visitors a Happy and Save Thanksgiving holiday. Happy Thanksgiving from Rid-A-Critter
by Webmaster
Nov 23, 2022 10:05:14 am.

Rodent pest control technicians from our North Georgia office are installing a metal barrier to cover a gap in the edge of the roof as part of a Cumming, Georgia roof rat control job. Trapping and removing rats from the attic is kind of pointless unless you also rodent-proof the roof to prevent future infestations.
by Webmaster
Nov 22, 2022 09:50:15 am.

Cold day yesterday, started in Cedartown ga, squirrels in the soffits, had them last year, he tried to fix it himself last year, didn’t work. Headed to Mableton ga, squirrels again, then 2 stops in Marietta ga
by Chris Collender
Nov 22, 2022 08:21:48 am.

Insulation in the rain gutter was evidence of a nest of squirrels in the attic of a house in Valdosta, Georgia. The squirrels have moved inside for the winter, of course; but the insulation is still clogging the rain gutter. Our squirrel-removal crew will take care of the gutters as part of the job.
by Webmaster
Nov 17, 2022 09:56:06 am.

Rainy day, started off in Cleveland ga, bats in the ridge vents, then headed down to Atlanta ga, rats in the basement, then off to Douglasville ga, squirrels chewing holes threw customers shingles
by Chris Collender
Nov 15, 2022 03:36:15 pm.

Rodent pest control technicians doing non-chemical mouse control in Ellijay, Georgia have determined that the mice got in through a sliding foundation vent that was left open about half an inch, allowing the mice to simply walk into the house. Check those vents! This is the time of year when rodents are desperately seeking warm winter homes.
by Webmaster
Nov 15, 2022 09:47:01 am.

It’s a cold Monday, was out in Monroe ga this morning, customer has had a constant issue with squirrels, then out 3 jobs in Atlanta ga, rats rats rats.
by Chris Collender
Nov 14, 2022 11:51:04 am.

Busy day yesterday, started off in Hoschton ga, rats, then out to a rental property in Atlanta, rats, then to Jonesboro ga, rats, then up to Athens ga, squirrels, good times.
by Chris Collender
Nov 10, 2022 10:19:13 am.

Gray squirrels gnawed a hole about the size of an orange through the soffit panel at a roof junction point to get into the attic of a house in Woodstock, Georgia. Our squirrel-removal team will repair the damage to animal-proof the house, as well as trap and relocate the squirrels.
by Webmaster
Nov 09, 2022 06:22:09 am.

Was out in ellijay ga today, rats in crawl space, then headed to Hiawasse ga, flyers in attic, in Athens ga now, raccoons in a house
by Chris Collender
Nov 08, 2022 11:38:20 am.

An unusually ambitious gray squirrel gnawed a hole about the size of a grapefruit through the soffit panel at a roof junction to get into the attic of a house in Rome, Georgia. Our equally-ambitious squirrel-removal specialists are trapping and relocating the squirrels and repairing the damage.
by Webmaster
Nov 08, 2022 11:10:02 am.

Norway rats gnawed the edges off the lid of a cardboard box that was stored in a closet at a house in Rome, Georgia. A rat control crew from our North Georgia office is at the house non-chemically treating the rat infestation and rodent-proofing the house.
by Webmaster
Nov 08, 2022 11:01:28 am.

Mice gnawed a thumb-sized hole through the bottom of the trim covering the garage door track to get into a house in Rome, Georgia. A mouse control crew from our North Georgia office is rodent-proofing the house, which is the only way to permanently eliminate a mouse infestation.
by Webmaster
Nov 08, 2022 10:46:25 am.

A gap of almost three inches between the roof sheathing and fascia will have to be covered with an animal barrier as part of a Snellville, Georgia squirrel-removal and wildlife-exclusion job. It would be pointless to trap and relocate the squirrels without sealing them out of the house.
by Webmaster
Nov 04, 2022 06:34:40 am.

The screen under the dome of a roof fan rusted away over time, allowing squirrels into the attic of a house in Alpharetta, Georgia. Our squirrel-removal crew will be re-screening all of the roof vents and fans this morning to keep squirrels and other wildlife out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Nov 04, 2022 06:32:02 am.

A non-chemical rodent and wildlife control crew doing roof rat control in Alpharetta, Georgia will be installing an animal barrier to cover a gap in the edge of the roof and keep wildlife and pests out of the attic. You can't permanently get rid of roof rats without sealing them out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Nov 04, 2022 06:25:10 am.

A foundation vent cover that wasn't secured properly fell off the brick wall, which is why our rodent pest control experts will be doing Norway rat control in Snellville, Georgia this morning. This is the time of year when rats are highly motivated to get into houses for the winter.
by Webmaster
Nov 04, 2022 06:16:50 am.

Rodent pest control specialists heading out to an Alpharetta, Georgia mouse-control job will be busy this morning sealing multiple gaps in the foundation to rodent-proof the house. Exclusion is the only way to permanently eliminate a mouse or rat problem.
by Webmaster
Nov 04, 2022 06:13:09 am.

The Cable Guy Stuck a Wire Through the Foundation Vent Screen in Another Case of Human-Assisted Rodent Entry at a Snellville, Georgia Mouse-Control Job
by Webmaster
Nov 04, 2022 06:01:40 am.

Gray squirrels gnawed a hole through the shingles at the corner of a house in Sharpsburg, Georgia. Our squirrel-removal crew will repair the damage as soon as the squirrels have been trapped and relocated from the attic.
by Webmaster
Nov 03, 2022 10:21:51 am.

Did a quote yesterday in Watkinsville, ga bats, and a quote for snakes, different houses, then off the Athens, ga snakes in a crawl space, has mice too. Then over to Covington, squirrels in the attic
by Chris Collender
Nov 03, 2022 09:32:16 am.

Squirrels tore the insulation from between the rafters and made burrows through the insulation between the joists in the attic of a house in Sharpsburg, Georgia. Our squirrel-removal crew will replace the insulation with fresh as soon as the house is made animal-proof and the squirrels are trapped and relocated.
by Webmaster
Nov 02, 2022 10:39:18 am.

This morning our urban wildlife-management specialists are busy doing squirrel removal in Roswell, Georgia. The squirrels got into the attic through a trapezoidal gap between the top edge of the end of the rain gutter and the bottom of the roof sheathing.
by Webmaster
Nov 02, 2022 10:26:42 am.

A rodent control team doing roof rat control in Young Harris, Georgia are installing a metal pest and animal barrier on the edges of the roof to keep rats and other rodent pests and nuisance animals out of the attic. We treat rat problems without using poisons.
by Webmaster
Nov 02, 2022 10:03:19 am.

Our rodent pest control specialists discovered heavy greasy rub marks on the PVC pipes in the attic at a roof rat control job in Sharpsburg, Georgia. That's a sign that the rats have been up there for quite some time and should have been exterminated a long time ago.
by Webmaster
Nov 02, 2022 09:52:18 am.

A pest control crew doing Norway rat control in Roswell, Georgia is sealing a gap in the foundation where various pipes pass through to rodent-proof the house. You can't permanently eliminate a rat infestation without excluding the rats from the building.
by Webmaster
Nov 02, 2022 09:42:23 am.

Mice gnawed holes through the insulation of about eight inches of electrical wiring in the attic of a house in Sharpsburg, Georgia. Our mouse-control crew is setting traps and rodent-proofing the house while the electricians repairs the damaged wiring.
by Webmaster
Nov 02, 2022 09:36:01 am.

Wildlife-management specialists doing squirrel removal in Rome, Georgia are installing an animal barrier along the edge of the roof to keep squirrels and other critters out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Nov 01, 2022 11:02:36 am.

A Gap of About an Inch and a Half Between the Soffit and the Brick Wall is the Reason Why We're Doing Roof Rat Control in Suwanee, Georgia Today
by Webmaster
Nov 01, 2022 10:52:57 am.

Pest control technicians doing mouse control in Suwanee, Georgia are replacing the garage door weather seal to rodent-proof the house. Because we treat mouse infestations without using poisons, we have to find and seal every potential entry point into the house.
by Webmaster
Nov 01, 2022 10:37:28 am.

A gap around the insulated air-conditioning lines where they pass under a metal hood and through the brick wall allowed mice into a house in Young Harris, Georgia. Our mouse control crew will seal the gap as part of a comprehensive non-chemical rodent-proofing job.
by Webmaster
Nov 01, 2022 10:34:33 am.

A crew of non-chemical rodent pest control specialists are doing Norway rat control in Rome today. This is the time of year when rodents are frantically looking for places to spend the winter. Sealing them out of your house is the only permanent way to prevent them from making your home their home.
by Webmaster
Nov 01, 2022 10:31:04 am.

A handyman stuck copper wool around a pipe where it passes through the brick wall in an attempt to seal the mice out of a house in Rome, Georgia. Unfortunately, it didn't work. Mice can gnaw through steel wool and copper wool. They don't especially like to, but they will if they have young in the house they need to tend to.
by Webmaster
Nov 01, 2022 10:28:00 am.

This morning we're starting a Rome, Georgia bat-removal job. We'll be installing an animal barrier along the edges of the roof to keep bats and other wildlife out of the attic. Once the bats are gone, we'll clean up the guano and replace the attic insulation.
by Webmaster
Nov 01, 2022 10:24:17 am.

Was in Sharpsburg ga, squirrels are chewing threw the shingles to get into the attic, then off to Fayetteville ga, bats in the attic. Headed to Duluth ga, squirrels chewing threw the roof junctions and now in Atlanta ga, for rats
by Chris Collender
Oct 31, 2022 01:43:13 pm.

Gray squirrels gnawed a hole about the size of a plum through the diagonal wooden roof trim where it meets the rain gutter to get into the attic of a house in Roswell, Georgia. A squirrel-removal crew from our North Georgia office is trapping and relocating the squirrels, repairing the damage, and animal-proofing the roof.
by Webmaster
Oct 27, 2022 10:36:50 am.

Whoever installed a light fixture on the soffit broke the soffit panel and created a fist-sized hole that allowed squirrels into the attic of a house in Carrollton, Georgia. A squirrel-removal crew from our North Georgia office is trapping and relocating the squirrels and animal-proofing the house.
by Webmaster
Oct 27, 2022 10:14:03 am.

Went to Rome ga, squirrels for years, then off to Stone Mountain ga, previous customer new house, squirrels again. Headed to Bishop ga, guess for what, squirrels. Seems like theme
by Chris Collender
Oct 26, 2022 01:29:38 pm.

The gaps around pipes passing through baseball-sized holes cut into the siding explain why our non-chemical rodent pest control professionals are doing Norway rat control in Carrollton, Georgia today. The rats squeezed through the gaps to get into the house.
by Webmaster
Oct 26, 2022 10:27:33 am.

The garage door came out of adjustment, leaving a gap of about three-eighths of an inch under the bottom of the door. That's why our rodent control crew is doing mouse control in Roswell, Georgia today.
by Webmaster
Oct 26, 2022 09:54:14 am.

All it took was a half-inch gap between the garage door frame and the brick wall for mice to get into a house in Carrollton, Georgia. Our mouse control technicians are sealing the gap as part of a comprehensive rodent-exclusion job.
by Webmaster
Oct 26, 2022 09:51:17 am.

Our Rodent Pest Control Professionals are Correcting a Handyman's Roof Rat Exclusion Attempt at a Roswell, Georgia Home
by Webmaster
Oct 26, 2022 09:37:13 am.

This afternoon a team from our North Georgia office will be starting an Acworth, Georgia squirrel-removal and animal-exclusion job. The biggest part of the job will be installing a metal animal barrier over a two-inch gap in the edge of the roof to keep squirrels and other wildlife out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Oct 25, 2022 11:09:43 am.

Wildlife-management experts from our North Georgia office are setting traps to catch and remove squirrels from the attic of a Young Harris, Georgia home. They have to be sure all the squirrels are out of the attic before they seal the roof to make it animal-proof.
by Webmaster
Oct 25, 2022 11:07:10 am.

Back at in, was in McDonough ga for squirrels and presences of bats, off the Athens ga for squirrels in a metal roof, over to Gainesville ga, previous customer, we sealed his other house, has flyers in his new house, now headed to Atlanta
by Chris Collender
Oct 24, 2022 01:35:08 pm.

We have a crew heading out to do squirrel removal in Snellville, Georgia. The squirrels gnawed a baseball-sized hole through the end of the soffit right behind the rain gutter to get into the attic. We'll repair the damage, in addition to catching and relocating the squirrels.
by Webmaster
Oct 24, 2022 11:18:25 am.

A rodent pest control crew from our North Georgia office is doing roof rat control in Norcross today. We treat roof rat infestations without using any poisons by trapping and removing the rats and rodent-proofing the house. It's a safer, more-effective, and more-permanent solution to a rat problem.
by Webmaster
Oct 24, 2022 10:41:32 am.

Another busy day, Conyers ga for birds, then to peachtree city ga, bats/rats , headed to Atlanta ga and then to Decatur. Good times
by Chris Collender
Oct 21, 2022 03:14:28 pm.

Technicians doing squirrel removal in Woodstock, Georgia are repairing damage the the squirrels did to the wooden soffit. The squirrels gnawed a hole through the soffit trim right next to the rain gutter to get into the attic.
by Webmaster
Oct 20, 2022 11:38:08 am.

A three-eighths of an inch gap around a pipe where it was passed through the wooden siding explains why we're doing mouse control at a Woodstock, Georgia home today. Our rodent pest control specialists will seal up all the gaps to non-chemically treat the mouse problem and make the house rodent-proof.
by Webmaster
Oct 20, 2022 11:06:00 am.

A cheap plastic roof ridge vent partially detached from the roof, which allowed gray squirrels into the attic of a house in Roswell, Georgia. Our squirrel-removal crew is installing a metal animal barrier called Ridge Guard to replace the plastic vent and keep squirrels and other wildlife out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Oct 18, 2022 08:05:48 am.

A rodent pest control technician doing Norway rat control in Roswell, Georgia is using his masonry skills to patch a gap around a pipe where it passes through a brick wall. The gap around the pipe is allowing rats into the house.
by Webmaster
Oct 18, 2022 07:59:56 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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