Animal Pros is a full-service wildlife control company serving Columbia TN 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 Tennessee 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 Columbia pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 615-866-2733 -
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 Tennessee'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 Tennessee'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 Maury 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 Columbia animal control for wildlife issues.
Maury County Animal Services or Humane Society: (615) 898-7740
Columbia Wildlife Removal Tip: The Tennessee Water Moccasin Snake: Appearance, biology, life cycle, habitat, diet, behavior: The water moccasin snake, also known as the cottonmouth snake, is a venomous snake as well as North America's only water-based venomous snake. Found in many places along the south-east including Tennessee, they are normally a darker color on top, the cottonmouth name given because the internal of the mouth is white, much like the color of natural cotton. Of course, I'm not suggesting you get close enough to the snake to find out what the color of it's mouth is. Attacks on humans are rare but that only because most water moccasins prefer to slither away than fight, but if you happen to find one and attempt to corner it, be prepared to get bitten, and then to deal with the venom. They aren't the biggest snake in the world, only growing to around two to four feet in length, but they're quite bulky, thick if you like, and don't have what some might call a distinctive neck. Younger water moccasins look nothing like their adult counterparts. They're brighter when they're younger, getting darker and more black in color as they get older. The younger snakes are the ones to watch out for - they look much like many other non-venomous species of Tennessee snake. They are keen swimmers and that's where you'll find them- around marshes and swamps, rivers, lakes, etc. They mostly eat fish but are also known to prey on small mammals such as rodents, and they'll also go for baby alligators and turtles if they have the chance. When it comes to breeding, the mothers will only have babies every 2 or 3 years, but she'll have up to 20 of them live when she does. They're pretty much good to live their own independent lives as soon as they are born, although many of them will not make it to adulthood because they are vulnerable and often become prey to larger snakes.
Columbia Animal News Clip: Wildlife - Rabies-infested flying mammal bites citizen
Anyone who has had contact with a bat exhibiting suspect behavior should seek medical attention, Barton said. Tennessee has an abundance of wildlife, and Columbia is no exception.
Laura Bat Control Exterminator, field supervisor for Columbia Animal Services, said it is not unusual to see bats in the daylight if they are caught hanging from dark building corners. Although several species of wildlife roam Columbia, only a few, such as raccoons and squirrels and rats are considered pest wildlife.
"We see more bats this time of year than we usually do," she said. "If they're hanging down for the ceiling in the day, that's normal," she said. Tennessee has many reptiles, and it's important to be able to identify Columbia snake species and mammals.
Bats are migratory animals, and during the fall season, migrate to Mexico, Bat Control Exterminator said. Dark, early mornings mean that bats and other nocturnal animals may be encountered in earlier hours of the day. Remember to treat the wild animals of Columbia, Tennessee, with respect and care.