APHIS 101

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The APHIS, or the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, is a national agency dedicated to overseeing the Animal Welfare Act and managing wildlife damage actions. APHIS attempts to aid the general goals of the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture): defend and develop food, agriculture, natural resources, and associated problems.

APHIS mission statement: To protect the health and value of American Agriculture and natural resources.

APHIS is constantly on the job, working to ensure that America’s animal and plant resources are protected against any pests and diseases. By staying on top of pests and other factors that can affect vegetation and animal livestock, APHIS ensures that billions of dollars aren’t lost due to the possible impact on production and marketing due to pest and disease issues.

If there is an issue due to a pest or disease, APHIS immediately launches into action. Emergency protocols are enacted and the affected states or areas are aided to swiftly obliterate the problem.

According to aphis.usda.gov, APHIS has expanded its area of expertise to include “wildlife damage and disease management, regulation of genetically engineered crops and animal welfare, and protection of public health and safety as well as natural resources that are vulnerable to invasive pests and pathogens.”

Established in 1972, APHIS has worked toward protecting American agriculture and the American public to the best of its ability. While the APHIS mission has stayed more or less the same since its implementation, the agency has made adaptations to its services and coverage to adapt to current needs and concerns.

With the APHIS mission in mind, American Pest Control also is dedicated to the protection and assistance of the communities we serve by providing safe and effective services for a wide-range of needs and problems. Both immediate and long-term solutions are considered and carried out.

American Pest Control Wildlife Services

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Pests are bound to affect your home at least once in the time you are living at a residence. One may expect to encounter ants, termites, even roaches in a household. However, there are many other pests that invade a property that may cause serious problems.

American Pest Control provides a wide range of pest control services to include nuisance wildlife.  Wildlife Management Removal and Exclusion Services primarily focuses on the sealing of structural openings where wildlife pests may come into a home.

The wildlife we are equipped to manage include but are not limited to:

Squirrels, Flying squirrels, Raccoons, Opossums, Roof rats, Norway rats, Skunks, Bats, Snakes, and Armadillos.

To give you an idea of our procedures and what to expect when you come to us with your wildlife pest issues, here is a breakdown:

  • American Pest Control wildlife specialist comes to inspect your home thoroughly, locating any potential entry points for wildlife pests, and creates a custom plan of action for treating your home.
  • After locating all potential entry points for wildlife pests, the APC specialist will install any materials necessary for exclusion of pests to the entry points.
  • After entry points are secured, the specialist will then install traps in case there are any wildlife pests in the home already.
  • According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources regulations, the specialist will then return to remove any trapped pests.

If you suspect you are experiencing any wildlife pest issues in your home and want a safe, effective service to help you, please contact us here and we will arrange for a specialist to come to your residence as soon as possible.

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Are squirrels offering you a challenge?  Want to make sure your property is safe from potential dangerous predators?  Check out American Pest Control.

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