Raccoon Trapping & Raccoon Control Advisory

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This website is designed to help you when you need – Raccoon trapping, Raccoon Removal & Raccoon exclusion in Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Cumming, Buford, Suwanee, Roswell, Duluth, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Norcross, Atlanta, Milton, Marietta & more.

Raccoons in the attic, Raccoons in the walls, Raccoons in chimney, noises in the attic & more in Fulton County, Gwinnett County, Cobb County, Dekalb and Forsyth County GA.

raccoon trapper

WARNING! Things you should know BEFORE hiring a company to trap & remove Nuisance Raccoon(s) from your property.

“We made a decision as a company to use this website for educational purposes (instead of marketing) to empower the public with the proper information to make informed decisions when hiring a Wildlife Control Operator (WCO) to remove squirrels from your property or dwelling (attic). We are saddened by the amount of people doing it wrong or illegally – so we decided to take action instead of cleaning up the mess afterwards.”

Ok, so you have a raccoon problem. You are NOT alone! There is help out there.


GEORGIA LAW: Every 24 Hour Trap Check

It is the law in the State of Georgia that any traps set for Raccoon have to be checked every 24 hours. This is the most ignored law that we run into all the time. It was the final straw was when we saw an coupon advertised for a Wildlife Trapper who in the ad admitted that they check the traps once a week “or so”. Clearly that is a violation of the law. Our company honors the laws that govern us and it is quite upsetting when others completely, shamelessly, disregard the law. Just in case a trapper tries to LIE about this, below is a picture of the trap check rules and a direct link to the DNR document addressing this topic.



raccoon trap check laws

The daily trap checks should be important to you because of the following reasons:

  1. It’s the law
  2. Humanity to the Raccoon trapped to get them out quickly. It is disgusting to hear when a trapper leaves raccoons in the traps and only checks them every couple of days.
  3. It makes the most out of your trapping dollars when a trapper comes in quick & hard and hits the Raccoons before they realize it.
  4. Plus an ineffective trap is losing you money, it needs to be rebaited, more lure added and/or possibly the trap moved.


1) How often do you check the traps? If they say anything other than EVERY SINGLE DAY, move on, they are breaking the law. If they are willing to break the law what else are they willing to do????

2) Does the trapper have a valid “Georgia Nuisance Wildlife Control Permit”? Ask to see a copy of it and confirm that the Technician providing the service is the name on the permit. We are providing an example of one of ours for you to see what it looks like below:

DNR Raccoon Trapping Permit

2) To trap any Raccoon in the State of Georgia you need a Resident Trapping License issued by the Department of Natural Resources.

Resident Raccoon Trapping License

2) Do they have General Liability Insurance? Is it valid? Ask for a copy of their “Certificate of Insurance”. Since they are going walking on your property, in your attic & possibly on your roof and setting traps there are natural risks involved. Make sure they are insured just in case there are any unexpected issues; minor or catastrophic. They need to be covered for YOUR protection.

3) Check out their reviews online with whatever website you feel is credible. Let’s say you are working with, thus far a company named ABC Wildlife. I always run a search for the keywords “ABC Wildlife Reviews” or just “ABC Wildlife (your city name)”. This will give you all kinds of information that will help you to make an informed decision.

4) Never be afraid to ask questions. If the WCO acts annoyed by having to answer the questions… They are not the right company for you. Simply move on to another company. It is a part of our job to explain the process. They should welcome all questions.

If you need more information PLEASE visit our primary website at: http://www.animalcontrolalpharetta.com/raccoontrapping

We hope you found this website to be helpful.


Verron, Rick & Chad
Southern Wildlife Management, LLC.