BIRD TRAPPING & REMOVAL
We are professionally licensed to trap Geese, Pigeons, Woodpeckers and many more. There are two options... 1) You can hire us to install scare tactics with hopes of it taking care of your problem or 2) Go through the permitting process which will give us the permit to remove the Geese or Birds. Once we get the permit, we can trap the birds or hand catch to remove and/or relocate when possible. We are the only company that we know of in Georgia that has a NetGun and bird specific traps to quickly catch and remove problem birds. There are a few birds that are an exception and require NO PERMIT: Pigeons, English Sparrow & Starlings.
OUR FEES vary according to circumstances. Call US! The permit prices to the government are separate from our FEES.
Migratory birds (Geese, Ducks, Swallows, Songbirds, Woodpeckers, & More) are often a nuisance to homeowners & business owners. Some can be aggressive, messy and do tons of property damage. Since birds are protected, we have directed MANY customers to the DNR to get a permit for us to remedy the situation. We have found the process is complicated and forms almost impossible to locate on the US Fish and Wildlife website.
We decided to help with the process BEFORE we are even HIRED to get involved -
GOOSE/GEESE FAST-TRACK PERMITTING PROCESS
Canadian Geese are treated differently than any other migratory bird. The US Fish & Wildlife & the USDA has passed the process directly on to Department of Natural Resources. Once you obtain a permit (steps outlined below) then we can come out and safely catch and relocate the Geese. We can corral them into cages, use a net gun or hand catch the geese. Then we have to transport them to a private lake where we have permission to relocate the geese. We can also implement or make recommendations to deter future nesting. Our fees take into consideration the complexity of the situation, the landscape, the method used to catch the geese, number of staff members required and the transportation to the release site.
To obtain a FREE PERMIT for Nuisance Geese removal you have to call Georgia DNR Wildlife Resources Dept below - (Note: If URGENT ask them to fax the permit to you) ASK FOR THE REGIONAL BIOLOGIST to get the permit:
Wildlife Resources Division Region I Game Management:
2592 Floyd Springs Road
Armuchee, GA 30105-2518
Wildlife Resources Division GM Headquarters
2070 U.S. Hwy 278, S.E.
Social Circle, GA 30025
GM Headquarters: (770) 918-6404
GM Headquarters WRCC: (770) 918-6416
IF there is a NEST & EGGS you need to go to this link and fill out the form as a NEW USER then call the phone numbers above.
ALL MIGRATORY BIRDS (Other than Geese) PERMITTING PROCESS
First and foremost, the Migratory Bird List from US Fish & Wildlife Services: http://www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/RegulationsPolicies/mbta/mbtandx.html
If you have a bird that is causing damage to property or causing injury to pets or people then you MAY qualify to obtain permission (a permit) to allow us to take measures to remove the bird. We cannot apply on your behalf, therefore, these are the steps that you have to go through to apply for a permit:
- Call the USDA Wildlife Division (706)546-5637 to start the complaint process. They will speak to you over the phone and decide whether or not your situation qualifies for intervention & to have the bird removed. If so they will provide you with FORM 37.
- Once you have FORM 37, Go to this link for the permit application from the US Fish & Wildife Service: http://www.fws.gov/forms/3-200-13.pdf (Please don't forget to complete Section E)
- PERMIT Fees are: $50 for residential property - $100 for business or commercial. (This has NOTHING to do with our fees to trap & removal any birds). Make a check payable to: US Fish & Wildlife Services.
- Mail the FORM 37, the completed PERMIT APPLICATION, and check to:
US Fish & Wildlife Services
PO Box 49208
Atlanta, GA 30359
Once you have the permit ---- Call us (678)935-5900
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