We love animals. We really do. We don't mind sharing our natural world with wildlife.
But we draw the line when it comes to sharing our homes with them. They have their habitat, and we have ours.
There are very good reasons to keep wild animals out of your home. When wild critters get inside houses or other buildings, they make a big mess and do a lot of damage. They don't hesitate to make unauthorized modifications, such as gnawing on holes to make them bigger; and they don't mind using your whole attic as a latrine.
Animal damage to homes can also create water leaks that can cause additional damage that is very expensive to repair. Animals like mice, rats, and squirrels also create fire hazards by gnawing on electrical wires, and almost any animal that gets into your attic can cost you money in energy dollars and having to replace the insulation by tearing up, flattening out, or contaminating the insulation with their urine and feces.
The single best way to prevent animal damage is to make sure the animals don't get in in the first place by structurally sealing them out of your home. In our business, we call this "animal exclusion" or "wildlife exclusion." Most other folks just refer to it as "animal-proofing." By any name, we do a whole lot of it. We're North Georgia's leader in protecting homes and other buildings against wildlife. We have animal-proofed thousands of homes, offices, businesses, churches, hospitals, and even airports throughout the Metro Atlanta area.
There are a lot of people who can repair the damage done by animals that got into your home. The problem is that most of them don't do a very good job of it.
Handymen, carpenters, and even homeowners can scab a piece of plywood on to a roof and nails some shingles on it, and it may turn out looking perfectly fine. The problem is that few handymen, carpenters, or homeowners understand wild animals' behavior and capabilities well-enough to keep new animals from getting in and damaging the house all over again. Carpenters know how to make a house structurally sound, and roofers know how to keep the water out; but animal exclusion is an additional, highly-specialized skill set with its own tricks of the trade that take years to learn. You have to be able to think like the critters you're trying to seal out, always looking at things from their point of view, to find -- and close off -- every possible hole, crack, or gap that they might use to get inside.
Another thing that sets Rid-A-Critter apart is that we can do a complete job, from start to finish. We trap and remove the animals, repair the damage, seal the house so no new animals can get in, clean up the mess the animals left behind (including cleaning up their urine, droppings, and other filth) and cart it away, replace contaminated insulation, if needed, and perform whatever odor control is necessary to make your house fresh-smelling again.
We do it all, from start to finish, so you don't have to.
That's why thousands of consumers throughout Georgia, including the Atlanta Braves' own Ryan Klesko, have chosen Rid-A-Critter to take care of his problems with a whole assortment of animals. We hope you will, too.
Rid-A-Critter provides comprehensive animal-proofing services to keep all sorts of wild critters out of your home. For example, we provide exclusion services for:
and many others, too numerous to name here. All of our services are provided by our own local wildlife management specialists, and all the work we do is backed by the best warranty in the business.
So whether you already have a critter problem that you need to solve, or you want to protect your home against future animal damage, please give us a call for an inspection and estimate. We look forward to hearing from you.
Here are some randomly-selected pictures of animal damage repair and exclusion work we've done throughout the Metro Atlanta area.
Failed do-it-yourself animal-proofing in Atlanta
Keeping animals out of a roof vent in Atlanta
Gap found at a Johns Creek animal-proofing job
Water damage can lead to animal problems
This Atlanta home needs animal-proofing
Poorly done animal exclusion by a competitor
Sealing animals out of an attic in Atlanta
Construction gap in a house in Atlanta
Jason and Dean bat-proofing a large hospital
Bat excluson job in Marietta, Georgia
Squirrel damage at Atlanta animal exclusion job
Water damage and animal problems often coexist
Installing an animal-proof dryer vent in Atlanta
Contaminated insulation in an attic in Stockbridge
Rats gnawed their way through this basement vent
Roof vent in Sandy Springs allows animal access
Construction gap lets animals into Atlanta house
Roof rat repair work in Atlanta
Failed handyman attempt at sealing a dryer vent
Construction gap in roof of a new home in Atlanta
Roof construction gap on a house in Ellenwood
Professional chimney cap installation in Atlanta
Gaps in construction allow animals into homes
Water damage caused by squirrels in Atlanta
Squirrel damage to the roof of a home in Atlanta
Improperly installed dryer vent in Mableton
Hugs construction gap at a house in Lithonia
Soil pipes sealed up to keep the animals out
Squirrel damage to a roof in Peachtree City
Poorly-installed dryer vent in Sandy Springs
Construction gap at Marietta animal exclusion job
DIY squirrel control in Sandy Springs - FAIL
These pictures represent only a random sample of the thousands of animal-removal and animal-proofing jobs we've done. We have the tools and personnel to handle any animal-control job, so please call us today for an inspection and consultation.