Douglasville Pest Control
Douglasville has changed a great deal since the community was known as Skint Chestnut, a name referring to a tree that Native Americans used as a landmark. Founded as a railroad town, Douglasville was officially established in 1875. The central downtown area contains many examples of Victorian architecture and is included on the National Register of Historic Places. The historic district has provided the backdrop for several film productions, including "Catching Fire," "Stranger Things" and "Finding Carter." Like most locations in North Georgia, however, residents in Douglasville occasionally need help to control invasive wildlife.
Types of Wildlife Commonly Found in Douglasville
Nuisance animals have become quite adept at navigating city streets and invading homes, businesses and yards. Some can carry parasites or bacteria that can cause illness in pets as well as humans. Others can damage your home or business, destroy your landscaping or just make it miserable to go outdoors. Some of the wild animals commonly encountered in Douglasville are listed below.
- Rats and mice can be particularly problematic whether they appear in your home or your business. Both species can spread a wide range of diseases and are destructive in their habits.
- Bats prefer to shelter in dark, cool areas, making most attics ideal locations. Bats are known vectors for numerous pathogens, many of which are present in their guano. Bat guano can contaminate insulation and generate extremely foul odors in a relatively short time.
- Possums in this area have been known to achieve weights in excess of 20 pounds. They often make their nests under sheds that are elevated rather than placed on a slab. They sometimes damage structures when attempting to gain entrance, but they usually cause more damage to your lawn or garden.
- Snakes in Douglasville run the gamut from highly venomous to beneficial. Rattlesnakes, coral snakes, water moccasins and copperheads are all present in Georgia. However, it can be difficult to tell the difference between some species. For example, a juvenile copperhead might be mistaken for a brown snake or a black racer might be mistaken for a water moccasin.
- Squirrels often choose to make their nests in attics so that their young are protected from the weather. Squirrels and the ticks they carry can spread a handful of diseases, but they can also cause extensive damage to a home or business. Since their teeth are growing constantly, squirrels gnaw incessantly to control the size of their teeth; anything in your attic is fair game. Furthermore, squirrels can damage insulation with their feces and urine.
- Raccoons digging through your garbage can be annoying, but when they choose to make their nests in your chimney or attic, they can cause a great deal of damage. Their feces and urine can also generate very strong odors that can permeate throughout your home. Outdoors, they can damage your lawn while they are digging for worms and grubs.
If you need help controlling wildlife or any other pest, contact the professionals at Skyline Pest Solutions for a free quote. We provide eco-friendly services and are fully licensed and insured.