Being a homeowner in the beautiful state of Georgia is great, but with the lovely landscape comes plenty of wildlife that you may not be so keen about. Have you ever had an animal make a home out of your chimney before? If you have an older home, chances are good that you’ve at least had a bird or two make a nest in your chimney. As Marietta raccoon removal experts, we at Critter Busters want you to know that birds may be the least of your worries!
Although breeding for raccoons in Georgia is at its height in February and March, mothers may have litters of ‘kits’ anywhere from December to June. You may not realize it, but your chimney may be the perfect place for an expectant raccoon mother to den in (at least in her eyes). You can tell if a raccoon is in your chimney by listening for scratching and squealing noises; if you hear a noise but are not sure of what type of animal is in your chimney, Critter Busters will determine the problem for you.
For your safety and those of the animals, please do not try lighting a fire to make your temporary guests exit the chimney. This will induce panic in the mother raccoon (and babies) and could cause her to come down into your home instead of up and out. Like most animals, it’s not a good idea to be close to a protective new mother, especially if you are causing harm to her babies. Also, raccoons are notorious for carrying diseases that can be easily transferred to humans and pets.
Professional Raccoon Removal
Most Marietta homeowners do not relish the idea of letting the mother raccoon and her babies enjoy their 8-10 weeks of maternity time. So if you need to evict your unwelcome furry friends, call Critter Busters to take care of it for you. We pride ourselves on our safe wildlife removal practices. We will carefully live trap the mother raccoon and retrieve the kits (babies), as humanely as possible. Our experienced critter control team is fully licensed and insured by the state of Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources, and always offers competitive rates for animal removal and exclusion. We even offer a WARRANTY with full-service exclusions that ensures that your home will remain pest free!
Please contact Critter Busters for your Marietta raccoon removal today if you think there is a raccoon or other animal living in your chimney. Call 404-372-1645 at any time, as we have a 24/7 emergency line, or fill out a contact form online. We look forward to helping you with all of your local wildlife nuisances.
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