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Georgia Directory Of Nuisance Wildlife Control Professionals

Ringgold, GA

Donnie's Wildlife Control

Donnie's Wildlife Control is a full-service wildlife control company serving Ringgold 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 Ringgold pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 706-671-6050 - 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 Catoosa 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 Ringgold animal control for wildlife issues.

Catoosa County Animal Services or Humane Society: (706) 935-2454

Ringgold Wildlife Removal Tip: What Is The Best Bait To Trap A Rat?

Rats are creatures that have adapted wonderfully to be able to live alongside people, but unfortunately when they do start to live too close they can become a hazard, transmitting diseases and causing problems in terms of the area where they are nesting. Using bait can help to make your trapping more successful, and there are certain foods that are a lot more effective than others when it comes to attracting the rats themselves into the trap, but choosing the right location and type of trap can be even more important.

Meat And Fish

Rats will eat almost any food that is put aside or disposed of by people, but there are certain types of smelly meat and fish that can be particularly effective as a type of bait, with wet cat food, bacon and fish that is going off being effective as a bait. They key thing when choosing the bait is to make sure that it can be trimmed so that it sits on the trap and then forces the rat to go into the trap in order to get to the food, otherwise you are just giving the pest animal a free meal.

Vegetables, Nuts And Fruit

There are many different foods that can be effective when it comes to attracting rats, but dried fruits are often quoted as being among the most effective bait options, while vegetables such as carrots can also be effective. Another option is to use peanut butter or nuts as bait, and particularly with peanut butter the sweet aspect of the treat will prove to be irresistible to some rats.

Should You Use Poison Bait?

Poison bait is not bait in the traditional sense, but rather it kills the rat without the need of a trap, causing a chemical reaction inside the rat itself. The reality is that this is a cruel way to kill the animal, and is particularly a problem because you will have no guarantee that you will be able to locate the carcass after it has died, and the decaying rat can often attract other pest animals.

The Role Of Bait In The Trapping Process

It is very important when trying to trap a rat not to rely on bait thinking that it will be irresistible to rats. Location is a vital part of the trapping process, and the bait used is only secondary to this. Look for areas where the rats are particularly active, and try to place traps in this area, where the largest number of rats will encounter the traps.

Ringgold Animal News Clip: What Should I Do With A Rat After I Catch It?

One of the first things that you need to think about before you even set a trap that is intended to catch a rat is to consider what you will be doing with the rat once you have caught the animal. This applies both to those carrying out lethal trapping and live trapping, as both methods actually come with their challenges. Knowing what you will do with the rat also allows you to take the right precaution, and to have everything ready for the success of your trap.

Lethal Trapping - Disposing Of The Carcass

The majority of areas will have regulations about the disposal of animal carcasses, and while dealing with large numbers of rats may require specific measures, those catching one or two rats will usually be able to place the carcasses in a double bagged garbage bag and then place it out for collection. Some local government departments can offer the facility to incinerate carcasses, while you can also use a private incinerator if you have access to one.

Live Trapping - Relocation Of Rats

It is important to check on the local regulations when you are trying to live trap a rat, because there are many states that will have laws prohibiting the transport of pest animals and the release of pest animals. If your state does permit relocation, then make sure that you choose a site that is at least ten miles away from your home or the area where it was causing the issue, and in a location well away from any other buildings or areas where they can be a pest.

How To Euthanize A Trapped Rat

Because of the limitations that are placed in many states, if you have trapped a rat in a cage, you may then have to kill it humanely. There are many different ways to do this, and while there are a small number of states that have facilities to do this, in most cases you will need to do it yourself, either by shooting, gassing or giving the animal a lethal injection, which is only something you should do if you have the appropriate training.

Problems With Relocation

Relocating a rat may seem like a humane option on the surface of the matter, but the statistics about rats that are relocated are stark, with a huge majority of the rats dying soon after as they couldn't adapt to their new habitat. If you do want to deal with a rat problem without killing the rat, then exclusion is an option that does have some problems, but is usually much better than relocating the rat.

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