Wildlife Control

At Houseman Services, once the nuisance animals have been identified, we will safely capture and remove the animals. When animals are removed from within your home our technicians can identify the entry points and recommend the necessary exclusion & damage repair work that should be done to prevent future nuisance animal conflicts.
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What is Nuisance Wildlife Management?

Nuisance wildlife management is the term given to the process of selective removal of problem individuals or populations of certain species of wildlife. "Wildlife Control", and "Animal Damage Control" to name a few. Some species of wildlife may become habituated to man's presence causing property damage or risk transfer of disease to humans or pets.

What do we have in Georgia?

Squirrels

Squirrels belong to a large family of small or medium-sized rodents called the Sciuridae. The family includes tree squirrels, ground squirrels, chipmunks, marmots (including woodchucks), flying squirrels, and prairie dogs. Squirrels are indigenous to the Americas, Eurasia, and Africa and have been introduced to Australia. The earliest known squirrels date from the Eocene and are most closely related to the mountain beaver and to the dormouse among living species.

Chipmunks

Chipmunks are small striped squirrels native to North America and Asia. The common name originally may have been spelled "chitmunk", meaning "red squirrel”. Chipmunks have an omnivorous diet consisting of grain, nuts, fruit, berries, birds' eggs, small frogs, fungi, worms, insects and on occasions small mammals like young mice.

Raccoons

The raccoon is a stocky mammal up to three feet in length and weighing between 8-20 pounds. Distinctive markings include a black mask over the eyes and heavily furred tail with black rings. Its fur is grizzled in appearance and coloration can vary from gray to black, although individuals with a somewhat yellow, "tawny" color are common in some areas. Raccoons have pointy, triangular ears and hand-like front paws. Breeding peaks in February and March, but can occur at any time from December to June. Litters of 1-7 "kits" are born after about 63 days. Young are weaned after 10-12 weeks, but can remain with the female as a family unit for up to one year.

Opossums

The opossum is about the size of a house cat with adult males weighing an average of 5.5 pounds and adult females an average of 4.0 pounds. They have long, dense body fur that is usually a grayish white color, although some opossums in the southeastern U.S. are darker. An opossums face is white with a pointed snout and whiskers. An adult opossum has 50 teeth, quite a lot, and is not afraid to bare them when scared or angry (hence the phrase "grinning like a opossum"). Its tail is about a foot long and has very little hair on it. The tail is prehensile which means it is can be used to grasp onto objects such as tree limbs.

Snakes

Simply hearing the word snake sends shivers up some folk's spine. However, snakes are an important component of our ecosystem in Georgia because of their major role as both a predator and prey. Snakes are economically beneficially because they eat rats, mice, and other animals deemed to be pests. Some snakes have been used as bioindicators to assess pollutants in terrestrial or aquatic ecosystems. Unfortunately, many species of snakes are declining as a result of human activities. Thankfully, of the 41 snake species that occur in Georgia, only one is considered legally threatened, the eastern indigo snake.

VENOMOUS SNAKES IN GEORGIA
  • Copperhead
  • Pigmy Rattlesnake
  • Canebrake or Timber Rattlesnake
  • Cottonmouth
  • Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake
  • Eastern Coral Snake

Other Wildlife

We also control Armadillos, Rats, Mice, Skunks, Beavers, Canine, Feral, Bats, and Birds.