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Rid-A-Critter Animal Control

Birmingham, Alabama Office

Bats in an attic vent in Birmingham, Alabama

Bats on an attic vent in Birmingham, Alabama.

Welcome to the Birmingham, Alabama office of Rid-A-Critter. We provide safe, humane, animal control in Jefferson County, Alabama and the entire Metro Birmingham area.

With more than a decade's experience, Rid-A-Critter has grown to become to region's largest and most comprehensive nuisance animal control company. We've built our success on a foundation of providing the most modern, progressive wildlife management services, combined with friendly customer service that has earned us the Better Business Bureau's highest rating.

We also use technicians who live in the areas that they service and who serve as the lead technicians on jobs within their service areas. But they also have backup from the rest of the company when they need it, resulting in hundreds of years of collective animal control experience and the biggest fleet of specialized equipment in the industry being available to them at a moment's notice.

Alabama Animal Control Services

Rid-A-Critter is a comprehensive animal control company that can handle any job, no matter how big or how small. Our Alabama office presently offers the following services:

Please contact us if your animal control problem isn't listed. Chances are, we can help you.

The Need for Wildlife Management in Alabama

Both humans and wild animals have a lot of needs in common. Among these are our needs for places to live, and for food to eat.

The problem, from a critter's point of view, is that as human populations grow, our cities and suburbs spread to make room for all those additional people. This often means cutting down forests and otherwise encroaching upon the lands that the animals once had pretty much all to themselves.

What this means is that the places where the wild critters and the human critters live, work, and play start overlapping each other; and wild animals start looking for places to live and food to eat closer and closer to human folks.

To make matters worse, once they move into our neck of the woods, the critters start getting more and more comfortable among humans -- comfortable enough, in fact, that they start moving into our homes and other buildings. And although the animals might not mind sharing, when wild critters get into our homes and property, they can cause major problems.

What kind of problems? Well, it depends a lot on the specie of animal. Squirrels or rats, for example, cause different kinds of damage than raccoons or birds. But in general, having wild animals in your home present the following kinds of problems:

Damage. Almost any animal that gets into your home is going to cause some kind of damage to your house itself and/or to personal property that you have stored away. For example, rodents in your attic will gnaw away at pretty much anything you have stored up there.

Health risks. Most animals can have a role in transmitting diseases through their urine, droppings, and shed parasites.

Animal Attacks. Some animals, like raccoons, may attack if they're startled. This could happen if, for example, you or someone in your family goes up into the attic to get something stored up there and comes across a raccoon that you didn't know was living in the attic.

Messiness. You would think that animals living in your attic rent-free would have the courtesy to take care of the place, at least. But they don't. They gnaw and scratch at things, build nests, and poop and pee all over the place. (That's why our available animal-removal services also include cleaning up the mess that the critters left behind.)

Increased Risk of Fires. Rats, mice, and squirrels living in your attic or in the walls of your home often create fire hazards by gnawing the insulation off electrical wires, leaving the conductors inside exposed.

Young raccoon humanely captured in Leeds, Alabama

A young raccoon trapped in Leeds, waiting to be reunited with its mom.

Nonetheless, despite the problems that they cause, animals are part of our natural world. As such, they deserve to be treated humanely and with respect. After all, it's not their fault that their habitats are being reduced by human expansion.

That's why at Rid-A-Critter, we make it a point to handle every animal control situation as humanely as possible. This includes:

About Us

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Rid-A-Critter has the staff and equipment to handle any animal control job.

Rid-A-Critter is licensed by the state of Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to provide nuisance wildlife control services. All of our Alabama animal control specialists also possess the required Alabama state licenses, and are carefully screened prior to being hired. We also are fully insured for all the work that we do.

Our training program is among the best in the industry, concentrating not only on the latest animal control practices and techniques, but also on the environmental and ecological implications of wildlife management. To insure the highest quality of service, we also employ field check supervisors to who perform unannounced quality assurance inspections.

We insist on the finest quality of work from all of our technicians, and we provide them with the finest materials and equipment needed for them to perform at their best. Our goal is perfection, and our goal is your gain.

On behalf of our entire Alabama animal removal and wildlife management crew, thanks for considering Rid-A-Critter for your animal control needs.


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Stone Mountain this morning to check out some gray squirrel damage on a house. Then to Blue Ridge to seal some bee holes
by Chad W.
May 29, 2023 05:34:22 am.

Happy Friday on this Memorial Day Weekend. Let's Begin our Friday Double-Feature with this Video of a Norway Rat Control Inspection at a House in Trussville, Alabama
by Webmaster
May 26, 2023 09:39:55 am.

Sealing a metal roof on Lake Oconee this morning then back to the Atlanta area to check some traps. Happy Friday
by Chad W.
May 26, 2023 06:47:18 am.

Attic full of snake skins in Alpharetta Ga this morning. Bats in Winder. Eventful day
by Chad W.
May 25, 2023 02:55:33 pm.

Oglethorpe Ga customer having issues with something entering her crawlspace. Headed out to do a inspection.
by Jason Arruda
May 25, 2023 10:06:56 am.

Heading to Homewood for a bat removal and exclusion.
by Jason McFarland
May 25, 2023 09:48:41 am.

Headed to Alpharetta Ga this morning quote a house with some severe squirrel damage then Winder Ga to get rid of some bats out of a house
by Chad W.
May 25, 2023 06:07:59 am.

Bats used a gap in the siding to get into a house in Helena, Alabama. From there they worked their way up to the attic somehow. Technicians from our Birmingham office will animal-proof the house to get the bats out of the attic and keep other nuisance wildlife out.
by Webmaster
May 24, 2023 12:02:27 pm.

Critter truck getting maintenance then it’s off to Gray Ga for noises in the attic.
by Jason Arruda
May 24, 2023 10:23:13 am.

Headed to Covington Ga this morning to quote a rat infestation. Then to Social Circle Ga to look at a house on a church property that has squirrels.
by Chad W.
May 24, 2023 06:06:53 am.

This afternoon we should be finishing up a squirrel-removal job at an Anniston, Alabama home. The squirrels have already been trapped and relocated. We're just putting the finishing touches on the animal-proofing before we replace the attic insulation.
by Webmaster
May 23, 2023 11:37:25 am.

This afternoon a rodent pest control based out of our Birmingham office will be doing roof rat control in Clay, Alabama. The rats gnawed through the vinyl soffit trim at a roof junction to get into the attic. We'll repair the damage as part of the rodent-proofing job.
by Webmaster
May 23, 2023 11:28:14 am.

We're sending an inspector to figure out how the bats are getting into the attic of a house with a metal roof in Clay, Alabama. Metal roofs aren't inherently bat-proof. It depends how carefully they were installed. Bats can also get in through gable vents and other vulnerable areas that we screen or seal to make the house animal-proof.
by Webmaster
May 23, 2023 11:11:03 am.

This morning we have a team of rodent pest control specialists mouse-proofing a house in Bessemer, Alabama. Non-chemical mouse control relies on exclusion to keep mice out of the house without using poisons.
by Webmaster
May 23, 2023 10:32:38 am.

Zebulon, Thomaston, Butler, Ellaville, Americus, Albany and Moultrie Ga cities I’ll be today quoting wildlife removal services.
by Jason Arruda
May 23, 2023 10:22:46 am.

Here's a Picture of a Curious Young Squirrel Removed from an Attic in Vestavia Hills, Alabama
by Webmaster
May 22, 2023 10:38:11 am.

A homeowner went up into the attic of their Tuscaloosa, Alabama home to find a snake coiled up and sleeping between the rafters. We've snared and removed the snake and relocated it to the woods, and are now treating the roof rat problem that was the reason the snake went up there in the first place.
by Webmaster
May 22, 2023 10:21:25 am.

A homeowner just called about a shed snake skin hanging from the sill plate in the basement of their Trussville, Alabama home. We're sending a team to look for snakes and remove them if they find any. They'll also inspect for rodents because rat or mouse problems are why snakes usually go into houses in the first place. They're looking for a meal.
by Webmaster
May 22, 2023 10:17:33 am.

A Two-Inch Gap Between the Siding and the Foundation Helps Explain How and Why Snakes Got into a House in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
by Webmaster
May 22, 2023 10:12:36 am.

Flying squirrels gnawed a hole about the size and shape of an egg laying on its side right through the metal flashing to get into the attic of a house in Clay, Alabama. The squirrel-removal crew is installing a metal animal barrier over the edges of the roof to keep wildlife out of the attic.
by Webmaster
May 22, 2023 10:05:40 am.

Our wildlife-control technicians are up on a roof this morning installing Ridge Guard as part of a Tuscaloosa, Alabama squirrel-removal and animal-exclusion job. The squirrels have already been humanely trapped and relocated to the woods.
by Webmaster
May 22, 2023 09:55:07 am.

Bats are flying in trussville heading to give some customers an exclusion quote. Raccoons in an attic in Tuscaloosa.
by Chris Scott
May 22, 2023 09:12:55 am.

On my way to Birmingham Alabama to seal up a house that’s having problems with rats. First I will install the drip edge along the roofline. Then I’ll install the animal guard. I’ll seal junctions and every entry point into the house. When I’m done sealing I’ll place traps in the attic and come back a week later to check the traps until there’s no more rodents. Then I’ll deodorize the attic to kill the bacteria left from the rats
by Landon K.
May 22, 2023 09:05:20 am.

We’re doing an Exclusion for Gray Squirrels in Douglasville this beautiful morning!
by Brandon C.
May 22, 2023 09:05:19 am.

Headed to a flying squirrel exclusion in Atlanta then to take some bat check valves down in Helen Ga
by Chad W.
May 22, 2023 06:08:44 am.

Raccoon traps set in Atlanta.
by Chad W.
May 19, 2023 03:04:57 pm.

We’re headed out to treat/seal carpenter bee holes at a few houses this beautiful morning!
by Brandon C.
May 19, 2023 07:07:49 am.

Headed to downtown Atlanta this morning to trap a raccoon that’s been breaking into a house then to be Athens area to take some traps down. Happy Friday
by Chad W.
May 19, 2023 06:12:53 am.

Exclusion sold in Gray Ga. Going to be another satisfied customer.
by Jason Arruda
May 18, 2023 04:00:20 pm.

Was able to squeeze another customer in today in Gray Ga. Issue is bats.
by Jason Arruda
May 18, 2023 02:58:01 pm.

In Tyrone Ga on a few exclusion quotes, then to Fayetteville Ga. Bats, squirrels and attic noise
by Jason Arruda
May 18, 2023 10:01:35 am.

On my way to Birmingham Alabama to seal up 350 ft of roofline and beck every entry point that I think a Ray could get into and seal it. Then I’ll set my traps and come back a few days later to begin the removing process. Once all the rats are gone I’ll remove the traps and spray deodorizer to kill all the bacteria the rats left in the attic
by Landon K.
May 18, 2023 08:36:26 am.

Customer stated “Chad, I have bats in the belfry”. How could I not go check this out ?
by Chad W.
May 18, 2023 06:16:33 am.

Caught 6 mice at a house in Braselton Ga. Happy customers
by Chad W.
May 17, 2023 05:41:33 pm.

Today we're installing a screen over the slats of the sound openings of a bell tower as part of a squirrel-removal job at a church in Bessemer, Alabama. The sound openings are there to allow the peal of the bells out of the tower; but unless they're screened, they can also allow squirrels and other pesky wildlife into the church.
by Webmaster
May 17, 2023 10:08:16 am.

The pile of scat in the insulation between the joists was all the evidence we needed of raccoons that needed to be trapped and removed from the attic of a house in Bessemer, Alabama. The raccoons themselves fled when our wildlife-removal technician went up into the attic.
by Webmaster
May 17, 2023 10:04:33 am.

A fingertip-sized gap around a bundle or pipes and electrical conduits passing through the concrete foundation allowed mice to climb the pipes and wires and get into the crawl space of a house in Bessemer, Alabama. A pest control team working out of our Birmingham office is non-chemically treating the mouse problem and sealing the gaps to rodent-proof the house.
by Webmaster
May 17, 2023 09:49:54 am.

Gray squirrels gnawed a roughly rectangular hole through the wooden roof fascia right over the rain gutter to get into the attic of a house in Calera, Alabama. A squirrel-removal crew working out of our Birmingham office is humanely trapping and relocating the squirrels and repairing the damage.
by Webmaster
May 17, 2023 09:35:55 am.

A gap in the shingles not quite an inch high at a roof junction was nonetheless big enough for flying squirrels to get into the attic of a house in Bessemer, Alabama. Wildlife-removal technicians from our Birmingham office are trapping and relocating the squirrels, and animal-proofing the roof to prevent future problems with pesky critters.
by Webmaster
May 17, 2023 09:28:35 am.

Sealed a house in Atlanta this morning then another in Duluth this afternoon. Chad 2. Rats 0
by Chad W.
May 16, 2023 04:23:31 pm.

A wildlife-management technician from our Birmingham office is already on his way to retrieve and relocate a squirrel that was caught overnight at a Chelsea, Alabama squirrel-removal job. We like to release trapped animals as soon as possible after they're caught.
by Webmaster
May 16, 2023 06:14:57 am.

Today we'll be installing a metal animal barrier that will extend from under the shingles over the fascia, to keep squirrels and other wildlife out of the attic of a house in Bessemer, Alabama. Trapping and removing squirrels from a house must be accompanied by animal proofing to achieve a permanent solution to a squirrel problem.
by Webmaster
May 16, 2023 06:11:33 am.

A gap in the framing about eight inches wide, under an extension to the house built over a crawl space, where the crawl space tapers to only a few inches high, allowed Norway rats into a house in Clay, Alabama. The previous exterminator never bothered looking under the extension to find the hole and seal it to keep rats out of the house.
by Webmaster
May 16, 2023 06:07:23 am.

Lifting the edge of the shingle revealed a quarter-inch gap between the roof sheathing and the fascia that allowed mice to get from the rain gutter into the attic of a house in Leeds, Alabama. We'll install a metal pest barrier over the gap to rodent-proof the house and non-chemically treat the mouse problem.
by Webmaster
May 16, 2023 06:01:48 am.

A tiny gap about a quarter-inch wide by an inch-and-a-half high between the upper right-hand corner of the foundation vent cover and the concrete foundation allowed mice to get into a house in Bessemer, Alabama. Rodent pest control experts from our Birmingham office will seal all the gaps in the foundation to treat the mouse problem without using pesticides.
by Webmaster
May 16, 2023 05:58:18 am.

A large, triangular gable vent with no screen over it is the reason why a colony of bats needs to be removed from the attic of a house in Trussville, Alabama. The bats got in through the spaces between the slats.
by Webmaster
May 16, 2023 05:49:49 am.

Almost home. Another successful day in the critter world
by Chad W.
May 15, 2023 06:24:29 pm.

Today our wildlife-exclusion technicians are installing an animal barrier that extends from under the shingles and over the roof fascia to keep squirrels out of the attic of a house in Leeds, Alabama. Removing squirrels from a house without sealing them out would be kind of pointless, don't you think?
by Webmaster
May 15, 2023 10:09:35 am.

Aaaaand another call about bats in the attic, this one at a house in Helena, Alabama. Bat removal is accomplished through exclusion. We don't actually remove the bats from the attic. We wait until they've removed themselves to feed, then seal them out.
by Webmaster
May 15, 2023 09:41:31 am.

We just got a call about a colony of bats that need to be removed from the attic of a house in Leeds, Alabama. A wildlife inspector from our Birmingham office is on his way to check out the problem and draw up a plan for bat removal and animal exclusion.
by Webmaster
May 15, 2023 09:32:19 am.

On my way this beauty morning to Tuscaloosa Alabama our customer is having problems with bats behind the shutters. When we get there we will screen all gables seal all the junctions and seal up around the shutters and hang a check valve on the bottom of the shutters so the bats can fly out but can’t fly back in
by Landon K.
May 15, 2023 08:26:38 am.

Okay, Intermission is Over. The Second Video in our Double-Feature is of a Norway Rat Control Job in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
by Webmaster
May 12, 2023 09:47:07 am.

Doing inspections/quotes in Butler Ga., Thomaston Ga., and Griffin Ga. today from Snakes in a crawl space, bats in a gable and squirrels in the attic.
by Jason Arruda
May 11, 2023 11:04:31 am.

Gray squirrels tore about four inches of the soffit screening out of the soffit panel right over an elbow in the rainwater downspout to get into the attic of a house in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Our squirrel-removal crew is replacing the flimsy screen material with a tough metal screen that will keep squirrels and other wildlife out of the house.
by Webmaster
May 11, 2023 10:16:19 am.

Lifting up the tar paper revealed a gap in the wooden fascia about two inches high by five inches wide that allowed gray squirrels into the attic of a Leeds, Alabama home. The crew doing the squirrel-removal is also sealing the house to make it wildlife-proof.
by Webmaster
May 11, 2023 10:12:27 am.

The pile of fiberglass insulation on the ground near a fist-sized hole under the porch step stringer was the first clue that a house in Birmingham, Alabama needed Norway rat control.
by Webmaster
May 11, 2023 10:00:10 am.

Somehow the roof fascia board went completely missing, exposing a gap in the edge of the soffit that allowed gray squirrels into a house in Birmingham, Alabama. The crew trapping and removing the squirrels from the attic is also replacing the fascia and installing an animal barrier on the edges of the roof to keep wildlife out of the attic.
by Webmaster
May 11, 2023 09:51:26 am.

When our technicians arrived at a Birmingham, Alabama bird-removal job, they found a pigeon nesting inside the bird netting that a handyman installed. After the requisite belly laughs, they shooed away the pigeon and proceeded to bird-proof the building properly.
by Webmaster
May 11, 2023 09:47:44 am.

A wildlife-control crew working out of our Birmingham office just started a Homewood, Alabama squirrel-removal and animal-exclusion job. This morning they're setting traps on the roof to humanely catch an remove the squirrels.
by Webmaster
May 10, 2023 10:11:26 am.

Wildlife Crews across Georgia and Alabama sealing homes, removing animals and insulation replacement. Be safe out there. Making customers happy!
by Jason Arruda
May 10, 2023 09:06:09 am.

The tufts of insulation sticking through a gap of about an inch between the rain gutter and its cover gave away the secret that a family of gray squirrels needed to be trapped, removed, and relocated from the attic of a house in Birmingham, Alabama. Our squirrel-removal crew are setting traps to catch the mother and young and relocate them as a family.
by Webmaster
May 09, 2023 10:06:16 am.

About four inches of the lower weather seal of the garage door broke off and went missing, creating a gap about an inch high that allowed Norway rats into a Leeds, Alabama home. One of our rat control specialists is replacing the weather seal to rodent-proof the house.
by Webmaster
May 09, 2023 09:44:36 am.

A gap of about an inch under an out-of-adjustment garage door led to a Norway rat infestation at a house in Birmingham, Alabama. Our rodent pest control technicians are adjusting the door to eliminate the gap as part of the non-chemical rat control job.
by Webmaster
May 09, 2023 09:29:46 am.

Going to be in Macon Ga all day today quoting animal exclusions. Bats, squirrels and snakes.
by Jason Arruda
May 09, 2023 09:13:28 am.

The Birmingham, Alabama office of Rid-A-Critter provides in Birmingham, Alabama and the the entire Metro Birmingham area including Anniston, Bessemer, Brighton, Chelsea, Fairfield, Heflin, Homewood, Hoover, Hueytown, Irondale, Jasper, Leeds, Midfield, Moody, Mountain Brook, Oxford, Pell City, Trussville, Tuscaloosa, Valdosta, Vestavia, Warrior, and their surrounding areas. We are fully licensed and insured.

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