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The north Georgia mountains are blessed with an abundance of wildlife animals. Squirrels, raccoons, opossums, bats, snakes, beavers, skunks, fox and bears are just some of the animals you may encounter while living here. But when they enter our homes and yards then they become a danger to our way of life and need to be controlled. North Georgia Wildlife, a division of Coppermines Pest Control Inc is just the company to call for such problems.

There's no doubt about it, squirrels fun to watch. Scampering around the yard, eating nuts and seeds and even terrorising your neighbor's cat. But when they invade your home it's another story indeed. Aside from the noise and droppings they leave behind, they can also chew into wiring causing house fires.

When the allusive fox is seen by humans, something is wrong. They may have either been fed or they have found a food source on your property. Many farmers experience problems with foxes catching chickens. Foxes often carry rabies and need to be controlled when they become too comfortable with human surroundings.

 Coyote The Coyote has made great strides in N. GA. Over population has caused them to come in contact with man. Chickens, rabbits and even our domestic pets are on their menu.
 bobcat Yes, bobcats and mountain lions have been seen here in north Georgia. The greatest threat is to poultry and cattle farmers where they come in contact and often kill livestock. Deer and other small game animals also fall prey to these fierce predators.
Raccoon standing and looking up Nick named the "masked bandit," The raccoon certainly lives up to it's name. In nature they feed on plants, fruits and vegetables, small animals, crustaceans and fish. However, they are very adaptable to urban life where the learn to raid garbage cans, pet food and even camper's tents. Raccoons seldom build their own dens. They would rather invade hollow logs caves and even our homes. Raccoons have even been known to pick locks to enter a building where food can be found. These nocturnal mammals are a known vector of rabies and should only be removed by a wildlife specialist. 
 Fox When the allusive fox is seen by humans, something is wrong. They may have either been fed or they have found a food source on your property. Many farmers experience problems with foxes catching chickens.  Foxes often carry rabies and need to be controlled when they become too comfortable with human surroundings.
pest647image The skunk or polecat may look pretty, but that is just an allusion. Skunks have anal glands that can cover their enemy with a very foul nauseating spray. They normally feed on grubs, worms and occasionally fish. Skunks are a known vector for rabies and should only be dealt with by a professional wild life expert. Contact North GA Wildlife or the Department of Natural Resources if you see a skunk during the day or acting strangely. 
 Common Opossum The Opossum is America's only marsupial. They feed on almost anything that you wouldn't eat yourself. Over ripe fruit, garbage, slugs, snails and dead animals are just a few of the items on his diet. Hollow logs, caves and even our attics and crawl spaces are places where they may decide to call home. While they may growl and hiss when provoked, opossums are very docile creatures and will usually "play dead" when cornered. Although they have such nature, they can bite and should not be handled.
 Bat - 2 Bats are by far one of the most beneficial mammals to have around. They   literally eat thousands of insects each night. However the feces left behind and the diseases transmitted by their bites can cause so many problems. Bats are protected and cannot be killed. Exclusion is the only method allowed. However this is not even allowed during their breeding season which runs from May 15th to August 15th.

 Snakes

Copper head

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Water Moccasin

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Diamond Backed

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Timber Rattler

Timber Rattler

Most snakes are non-venomous and are beneficial to mankind as they kill and eat rodents and insects. They therefore should be left alone. There are a few you should be aware of however. The snakes shown above are very poisonous and can be deadly without immediate medical attention. Yes we will catch and remove them. However, by far the most effective way of dealing with snakes is to change their environment. Removal of debris, keeping lawns cut short and trimming back hedges and overgrown flowers will cause them to go elsewhere. NEVER try to catch or kill any snake. Leave this to the professionals. Non-venomous snakes are actually protected. The trouble is most people cannot tell the difference.

We also provide the following services:

  • Moister Control
  • Deck Maintenance and Minor Deck Repairs
  • Minor Home Repairs and Maintenance
  • Gutter Cleaning
  • Gutter Guards
  • Insect and Rodent Exclusion

North Georgia Wildlife is a division of Coppermines Pest Control Inc. Special care and consideration is taken by NGW when handling nuisance wildlife animals. Exclusion is ALWAYS the first line of defence when dealing with wildlife animals. When trapping becomes necessary, NGW is required by law to inspect the traps on a daily basis and handle all trapped animals in a humane way. When possible, the captured animals will be relocated into a more suitable habitat. Due to rabies, euthanization is required by the Georgia DNR for certain carnivores.

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