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Welcome to Rid-A-Critter Animal Control

Providing humane, non-chemical animal control throughout our service area.


Rat snake on the ground at a Roswell, Georgia snake removal job

Rat snake removed from a home during a snake removal call in Roswell

Welcome to the home office of Rid-A-Critter, Inc., the most well-established and best-equipped regional wildlife management company in the Atlanta, North Georgia, and Birmingham, Alabama areas.

If you're located in the Metro Atlanta area and need animal control services, please visit our Atlanta Regional Office.

For service in Macon and the surrounding area, please visit our Macon Regional Office.

We also provide animal control in the Birmingham, Alabama area. Please click here to visit the Alabama office site.


Company History

Rid-A-Critter was founded in 2001 to bring a fresh, environmentally enlightened, and scientific approach to nuisance animal control and wildlife management. We have grown to become the region's largest wildlife management company.

We have built our reputation by providing high quality, professional, environmentally sound, and humane animal control, along with business practices that have earned us the Better Business Bureau's highest rating and the coveted TrustDale Certification.

We also employ technicians who live in and know the regions that they service, but who also have plenty of backup available from the rest of the crew for those really big jobs. We service both residential and commercial accounts. No job is too big or too small, and we pride ourselves on treating every customer with the same high standards of respect and appreciation.


Our Services

With local animal-control specialists located throughout the region, we can handle any animal control job, no matter how big or how small, including:

Please contact us if the critter you need controlled isn't listed. In short, we're a full-service animal control company and can handle any wildlife problem. Please contact us for more information or if the critter you need controlled isn't listed. For services in Alabama, please visit our Alabama office. Find us on Google+


The Need for Humane Wildlife Control in The South

Squirrel damage to the top rail of a metal fence in Atlanta

Squirrel damage caused by their gnawing on a metal fence in Atlanta.

Our region is growing. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Georgia's population is one of the fastest-growing in the country. But as the human population increases, so do conflicts between humans and wildlife.

Rapid development is causing wild animals to be displaced from their natural homes. More and more wild animals are being forced to live near human-occupied areas, creating an increased need for humane animal removal.

At Rid-A-Critter, our emphasis is on humane wildlife management. The animals were here first, after all, and they're just trying to survive by adapting to the ever-growing number of humans moving into their neighborhoods.

But it's also true that when animals and humans live closer and closer to each other, incidents of property damage and animal attacks upon humans, domestic animals and livestock increase. And so, unfortunately, does the risk of zoonotic diseases like rabies, mange and other parasitic diseases, and histoplasmosis.


Animal Damage to Buildings

Water damage to wood caused by squirrel damage in Atlanta

Water damage to wood often occurs as a result of animal damage to roofs.

In addition to the health risks, animals and pests often cause physical damage to buildings, which ranges from nuisance-grade (such as the holes drilled by carpenter bees), to potentially devastating (such as the risk of fire created when squirrels, rats, or mice gnaw on the insulation of electrical wiring). Animal damage also can result in secondary moisture damage when animals damage shingles and flashing, allowing rain and moisture to get in to a home.

To reduce these risks and live in harmony with urbanized wildlife, we need humane, earth-friendly, professional animal control. At Rid-A-Critter, we know that wildlife management and environmental stewardship go hand in hand. We were providing "green" animal control services long before "green" became a buzz word.

Our crew of animal control professionals can humanely trap, remove, or relocate almost any nuisance animal from your home, commercial office building, church, barn, or anywhere else on your property, in accordance with all federal and state laws.

We provide environmentally-responsible animal control in Atlanta, Athens, Macon, Columbus, Roswell, Marietta, Sandy Springs, Peachtree City, and all of Northern and Central Georgia; and the Birmingham, Alabama Metro area.


About Us

A Rid-A-Critter pickup truck pulling a Commercial Services trailer

Our Commercial Services Division is equipped to handle even the biggest animal removal jobs.

Rid-A-Critter is licensed by the states of Georgia, South Carolina, and Alabama to provide animal control services. We also are fully insured to protect you and your property.

Our professional technicians are carefully screened, receive continuous, ongoing training, and live in the areas that they service. We serve both residential and commercial accounts.

Our repair check field supervisors perform unannounced Quality Assurance Inspections to assure that our high standards are being maintained, and our employees work with the finest equipment and materials available.

We will continue to pursue perfection in all we do, and your business will be greatly appreciated and rewarded with our total efforts. We know you have choices and sincerely hope you will choose us for your animal control needs.

On behalf of our entire crew, thanks for choosing Rid-A-Critter.


Reviews and Affiliations

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by Scott G.
Oct 21, 2016 09:35:40 am.

New Google+ Picture and Post: Hawk Skeleton Found in an Attic :-(
by Webmaster
Sep 23, 2016 10:16:11 am.

Here's a picture of Dean Putting On His Game Face at a Commercial Animal-Proofing Job
by Webmaster
Sep 20, 2016 01:48:20 pm.

New YouTube Video: Carl shares a few minutes of The View From the Top
by Webmaster
Sep 09, 2016 12:57:33 pm.

New Google+ Post and Photo: Our Animal-Removal Fleet
by Webmaster
Aug 24, 2016 05:10:45 pm.

New Google+ Post How Not to Seal Animals Out of a House
by Webmaster
Aug 04, 2016 01:36:27 pm.

Bats seem to be all over. From Birmingham, Al, to Lagrange, and Atlanta, Ga.
by Amber A.
Jul 20, 2016 11:06:42 am.

Starting my day in Blue Ridge with a Yellowjackets nest ending my day in temple with a European hornets nest And plenty of stops in between
by Chris Scott
Jul 18, 2016 07:38:35 am.

I had to make a stop in Rabun County (city of Clayton) to get gas and a couple people stop by to talk to me because they noticed the critter truck. Yes Rabun County we have you covered for your wildlife needs.
by Jason Arruda
Jul 06, 2016 05:37:19 pm.

Just finished up treating a hornets nest in sugar Hill the opossums are all gone from a customers property in Gainesville heading to pick up the traps then off to Kennesaw for another hornets nest
by Chris Scott
Jun 29, 2016 08:12:37 am.

Just pulled some rat traps out of a house in stone mountain no more rats thanks to team Ridacritter now off to Brookhaven to check some rat traps then to kennesaw to pick up some mice and Roswell to treat some carpenter bees
by Chris Scott
Jun 28, 2016 08:35:24 am.

Just treated a hornets nest in Douglasville heading to Atlanta to pick up some rats been to Ducula for more hornets then off to Lilburn for snakes then to powder Springs for more hornets then down to Fairburn for a bat close out
by Chris Scott
Jun 20, 2016 07:02:01 am.

To all the fathers out there. Happy Fathers Day!!! Have a safe weekend.
by Chris Scott
Jun 17, 2016 01:50:47 pm.

Heading to waleska to take care of a hornets nest for a customer then off to Cumming Georgia to treat another hornets nest got to go check some possum traps Gainesville then back to Atlanta to pick up some rats then to Fairburn for bats
by Chris Scott
Jun 17, 2016 07:34:53 am.

Leaving Atlanta with some rats in route to east point for honey bees. Then off to Jonesboro to seal some carpenter bee holes. Then to my last stop to in McDonough to close out a house that had bats.
by Chris Scott
Jun 16, 2016 01:15:54 pm.

New Google+ Post and Photo: Carl's Lucky Day
by Webmaster
Jun 16, 2016 12:40:58 pm.

Busy day just left Gainesville for snakes opossums and carpenter bees. Heading to Atlanta to check some traps for rats.
by Chris Scott
Jun 15, 2016 02:11:49 pm.

New Google+ Post and Photo: We Usually Don't Do Chipmunk Removal...
by Webmaster
Jun 15, 2016 12:17:39 pm.

New Google+ Post and Photo: Camo Frog
by Webmaster
Jun 13, 2016 05:40:07 pm.

We are celebrating 15 good years rid a critter has now been in business !! I'm glad to be a part of a good and honest company that treat customers the way the should be treated !!
by Scott G.
Jun 02, 2016 08:22:08 am.

Whether you're in Helen Ga, Sauntee, Yonah, Hiawassee Ga, Cleveland Ga, Clayton Ga, Blairsville Ga, Blue Ridge Ga or even Ellijay Ga. North Georgia Mountains we have you covered. Bats, snakes, squirrels, rats, flying squirrels, etc.
by Jason Arruda
May 31, 2016 03:56:23 pm.

New Google+ Picture and Post: One Good Way to Prevent Animal and Pest Problems
by Webmaster
May 27, 2016 11:37:06 am.

New Google+ Post: Links to Rid-A-Critter Regional Offices
by Webmaster
May 25, 2016 02:18:47 pm.

New Google+ Picture and Post: Jason Keeps Sending me Selfies...
by Webmaster
May 09, 2016 03:38:55 pm.

Rid-A-Critter provides animal removal and animal damage repair in all of North Georgia, including Athens, Atlanta, Alpharetta, Canton, Carrollton, Cartersville, Columbus, Cumming, Dacula, Doraville, Duluth, Dunwoody, Ellijay, Flowery Branch, Gainesville, Kennesaw, Jasper, Lawrenceville, Loganville, Macon, Milton, Norcross, Rome, Roswell, Suwanee, Villa Rica, Winston, Woodstock, and everywhere in between.

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