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Canton, GA

Xceptional Wildlife Removal

Xceptional Wildlife Removal is a full-service wildlife control company serving Canton GA and the surrounding area. We specialize in urban and suburban wildlife damage management for both residential and commercial customers. We are state licensed by the Georgia Fish & Wildlife Commission. We handle nearly all aspects of wildlife control, and resolve conflicts between people and wildlife in a humane and professional manner. For Canton pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 678-855-7309 - yes, we answer our phones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - and we will discuss your wildlife problem and schedule an appointment to solve it. We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Scratching Noises in Your Attic?
  • Unwanted Wildlife on Property?
  • Problem Bird or Bat Infestation?
  • Digging Lawn or Under House?
  • We Can Solve It!
Many of Georgia's wild animals have learned to adapt and even thrive in our homes. For example some wildlife have found that attics make great places to live. Other animals find refuge under homes or porches. Invariably, these animals cause damage. Rodents, like squirrels and rats, love to chew on electrical wires once in an attic, and this causes a serious fire hazard. Raccoons can cause serious contamination in an attic with their droppings and parasites. Same goes for bat or bird colonies. We specialize in solving Georgia's wildlife problems, from snake removal to large jobs like commercial bat control, we do it all.

We do not handle dog or cat problems. If you need assistance with a domestic animal, such as a dog or a cat, you need to call your local Cherokee county animal services for assistance. They can help you out with issues such as stray dogs, stray cats, spay & neuter programs, vaccinations, licenses, pet adoption, bite reports, deceased pets, lost pets, local animal complaints and to report neglected or abused animals. There is no free Canton animal control for wildlife issues.

Cherokee County Animal Services or Humane Society: (770) 345-7270

Canton Wildlife Removal Tip: Are Bats Blind?

One of the common misconceptions that many people will have about bats is that they are blind, and this is because that the bats do use another sense to navigate when they are flying. Indeed, the myth is so entrenched in popular culture that the expression 'as blind as a bat' has become a part of popular usage, despite the fact that it has no truth.

Eye Function In Bats

No species of bat is completely blind, although with large ears and developed senses of smell, there are some that certainly are less reliant on eye function. The one area where they have been shown to use their eyesight is when they are navigating over longer distances, where their echolocation system is not as reliable as it is over short distances. Bat eyes have adapted to dark areas, and they are particularly good at seeing in low light levels, and some species can even see ultraviolet light for this purpose.

How Bats Navigate

Bats have a two layer system that they use when they are flying around and navigating their way, and the first part of this system is the echolocation, and this is what they use to identify what is in their immediate surroundings and where they want to fly. When they are plotting a course ahead, they also use the information that they get from their eyes, where the low light vision is particularly useful as bats are generally active around dusk, when the light is fading.

Do Bats Use Their Eyes While Hunting?

In the vast majority of cases, bats will depend on their echolocation senses when they are hunting rather than their eyesight, as this sense gives them an excellent idea of where their prey is and the direction that they are heading. The only area where bats are likely to use their eyes while hunting is for larger bats that perch and identify their prey before pouncing on their victim. Indeed, in some larger bat species, their eyesight is three times as good as that of a human.

Bat Hearing

Bat hearing is another sense that smaller bats use to compensate for their lower levels of eyesight, and this is particularly sensitive, with some species having evolved with particularly large ears to emphasize this ability. Vocal communication is common among bats, and can really help to allow the bats to communicate freely.

Canton Animal News Clip: How To Get Rats Out Of The Attic

The distinctive scampering and scratching sounds that you get from a rat infestation in the attic can be a sign that the homeowner will need to deal with a serious problem, and in most cases the infestation will be fairly well established before you identify the issue. The most important thing of all when dealing with rats is to act quickly and decisively to nip the problem in the bud, because if you don't act to deal with the problem, then the situation will only get worse.

Identifying The High Traffic Areas That The Rats Use Regularly

Once you have the appropriate precautions of eye goggles, a breathing mask and thick clothing regularly, you will need to have a good look around the attic to find the areas where the rats are most active. These will usually be fairly easy to find, as you will see brown smudges on the walls, wooden pillars and on the insulation where they pass through regularly, while a lot of droppings will also be present if you have several rats passing through the same area regularly.

What Types Of Traps To Use With Rats

The most common type of trap used to capture rats is the same today as it was a century ago, with the spring loaded snap traps being the most effective way to quickly and efficiently dispose of the rats. There are now traps that can kill the rats using gas, or have an electrocution function to kill the rat, but in most cases the traditional method is still the best. Avoid using glue traps, as these cause a significant amount of unnecessary suffering, and are no more effective than any other traps.

Can You Trap And Relocate Rats?

Although rats may cover quite a large territory, they are surprisingly lacking in self sufficiency when they are relocated in a new area, and the vast majority of rats that are relocated will usually die fairly soon after being relocated. The other issue to consider is that relocating rats will really pass on the problem to someone else in most cases, as the rats are a pest animal wherever they are, and if they survive they will find their way to another property.

Sealing Rat Holes In The Attic

This is the final step of the process, and it is the most important one to ensure that you don't have another rat infestation soon after dealing with the first one. Each hole in the attic should be solidly repaired, with new wood or even metal flashing providing the ideal material that rats will not easily be able to gnaw through to get back into the attic.

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