FAQ’s about UWC

1Why should you choose Urban Wildlife Control over the other Atlanta area competitors?
Since 2001 Urban Wildlife Control has performed over 1,000 animal removal and bee control jobs each year with extremely high customer satisfaction rate, giving us the experience needed to do this difficult work. Our hands-on approach to wildlife removal allows us to solve animal problems when other companies have failed. Our employees are dedicated to providing you with professionalism, customer service, safety and satisfaction. We offer you very competitive price points for animal removal and a written guarantee on all complete repairs and exclusions .
2Is Urban Wildlife Control licensed and insured?
We carry a general liability policy to protect our clients and their homes for wildlife removal, general liability insurance for pest control, as well as workers' compensation to protect our employees (proof of coverage may be obtained from our office) We have a nuisance wildlife control permit issued by the GA Dept. of Natural Resources as well as a pest control license from the GA Dept. of Agriculture
3Does Urban Wildlife Control use sub-contractors?
NO, in fact, everyone in employed at Urban Wildlife COntrol is a full-time employee of the company. Our employees MUST be drug-free and pass a background check to be employed with us. We also provide our employees continuous training to stay current on our constantly changing industry's techniques and equipment. When you hire Urban Wildlife Control to handle a bee, pest control or animal problem you can rest assured that you have hired the best in the state.
4What types of pests can possibly be damaging my home?
The most common pests we find in Atlanta homes are the following: rats (year round), squirrels (fall through spring), raccoons (winter through spring), opossum (winter through spring), snakes (year round, hibernate in the winter), bats (year round, primarily Summer), birds (spring) bees (spring through fall). *these are typical nuisance seasons*
5What is the difference between a nuisance wildlife controller and a pest control operator?
Pest Control Operators, or Exterminators, are individuals licensed to deal with bug or termite infestation and prevention. Nuisance Wildlife Control Operators, or Wildlife Controllers, is a person licensed to control wildlife. PCO's are licensed by the Georgia Department of Agriculture. NWCO's are licensed by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Urban WIldlife COntrol employes BOTH!
6What form of payment does Urban Wildlife Control accept?
We accept Visa, Master Card, Discover, Paypal, check and cash.
7Does your company use poison?
Urban Wildlife Control practices humane trapping and wildlife removal techniques when removing animals from a residence. If poison is used inside a home to control an animal problem there are serious risks of the animal dying inside your home. This practice could cause an odor problem. Once animals are removed from a home or building, baiting programs can be implemented to help control outdoor populations. This can be a very useful tool to help prevent certain reinfestations.
8Does rat poison mummify rats or make them thirsty so they go outside to die and won’t cause odor problems?
There are some unscrupulous pest control companies that will make these bogus statements. The truth is there is NO such rodenticide . If you allow the use of rodent baits inside your home or office you can rest assured that they will die in areas where they frequent: areas such as their nesting site, your attic or walls; their food source, your bird feeder, trash cans or dumpsters; or traveling to and from these areas. If you chose poisoning over trapping and exclusion because of cost, you may end up paying a a professional NWCO to remove a dead rat from your home, usually, by demolition.
9Does Urban Wildlife Control provide termite, ant and spider etc. extermination?
Insects fall under the category of invertebrate pest control. Urban Wildlife Control technicians are licensed nuisance wildlife control operators and pest control technicians, we deal with greater Atlanta wildlife removal, pest control and bee control only. We do not provide terminate control.
10Do wild animals carry diseases and are they dangerous to humans?
Most wild animals do carry potentially harmful diseases. Animals carry such diseases as rabies, Toxoplasmosis , Histoplasmosis , Rat-bite Fever , Salmonella (food poisoning), Raccoon Roundworm , and Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome , just to name a few.
11Will Urban Wildlife Control assist me with dog and cat issues?
We Focus on Atlanta Wildlife Removal. If you have a neighbor that will not keep his or her dog on a leash or barks at night, have lost your family pet, or if you want to adopt a dog or cat, please contact your greater Atlanta animal control service.
12I found a baby animal will Urban Wildlife Control take the animal?
Urban Wildlife Control employees are NOT state licensed rehabbers, we are nuisance animal removal professionals. If you have found young wildlife please read the following about lost or orphaned baby animals.
13Are there any animals Urban Wildlife Control will not remove?
Due to state and federal regulations we will not handle problems with endangered species, game animals (bear, deer and turkeys) or alligators (over 3'). If you have a problem with any of these animals contact the Georgia Department of Natural Resources for assistance with these animals.