Georgia is home to beautiful landscapes, mountains, and forests. Living in these beautiful landscapes are amazing creatures. Georgia has about 90 different types of mammals that live here alone! In this article, we will discuss some common animals that live in Georgia and what to do if one ends up in your home.
The first one that we will talk about is Fox Squirrels.
Fox Squirrels make up the largest species of tree squirrels in North America. They are found in a lot of states excluding Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New England. During the winter, the Fox Squirrels tend to live in tree dens where they can stay warmer.
The next animal we will talk about is the Big Brown Bat. These bats are seen in North American, the Caribbean, and South America. When it gets warm outside, pregnant females will head towards a safe place including buildings. They are also not afraid of human contact.
One last animal we will talk about is the Raccoon. Raccoons are native to North America and can also be found in Europe and Japan. Males usually live as a group of 4 to protect themselves against other males. Raccoons sometimes prefer living alongside humans and in homes because of the warmth.
Now, why did we discuss these specific animals? These specific animals are very common ones to live inside of your home. Fox Squirrels and Racoons love the warmth of a home and Big Brown Bats need protection when pregnant. Squirrels living in your home can create holes in walls or materials, can carry diseases, and can chew up the wiring. Bats living in your home can tear up insulation, it will drop feces which could be toxic for your health and is very acidic so it will damage your home, and they carry multiple diseases. A raccoon living in your home can cause structural damage, leave feces everywhere, and eat your food.
All of these animals have very negative effects on your health and home. If you discover you have one of these types of animals living in your home, contact Attic Kings. We care for you and your family so, at Attic Kings we do not use poisons as part of the removal process. Using poisons can cause health hazards to your pets and family. Give us a call today and we will be out at your house in no time!