Squirrels and raccoons may be cute but they, along with other animals like deer and armadillos, can cause significant headaches for homeowners and gardeners. Whether they're rooting through your trash, tearing up your garden, or presenting a disease threat to your pets and families, nuisance animals should be encouraged to live where they best belong: the wild.
UGA Extension wants to educate you on how to prevent wildlife from becoming a nuisance, and measures to take if animals do become a nuisance to you and your family.
- Deer-Tolerant Ornamental Plants (C 985) If deer are overabundant in your neighborhood, and deer herd reduction or management is not feasible, a good way to prevent deer browsing in landscapes is to plant ornamental plants that deer do not l…
- Natural History Series: Nine-Banded Armadillo (C 866-2) Scientists classify armadillos with anteaters and sloths. They have poorly developed teeth and limited mobility. Armadillos are considered both an exotic species and a pest.
- Wildlife Management Series: Using Milorganite to Repel White-Tailed Deer from Perennials (C 889-1) White-tailed deer provide aesthetic and economic value, but deer can cause a variety of negative economic impacts. Deer can damage personal property, agronomic crops, landscape plantings, and food plo…
- Chipmunk Control (C 910) This publication discusses several methods for controlling chipmunks, including exclusion, trapping, poison, repellents, and shooting.
UGA Department of Animal and Dairy Science Learn more about the animal and dairy science department at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
UGA Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources This college homepage includes resources targeted to students, researchers, and communities with ecological concerns.
Georgia Wildlife Resources Division Provides information and resources on how to prevent and handle nuisance wildlife encounters.
Invasive Mammals of Concern in Georgia Descriptions of animal pests by scientific and subject name and includes descriptions and identifying images.
Mosquito Season Prep With January rain totals well above normal across the Southeast, it is a good time to take inventory of where standing water is holding and what can be done to eliminate it.
Mosquito Season Ongoing Residents should be sure to prevent mosquitoes from getting inside as temperatures cool and we open windows again.
Report Tegus Adaptable and hungry, Argentine black and white tegus pose a significant threat to native wildlife, from gopher tortoises to ground-nesting birds such as bobwhite quail, wild turkeys and whip-poor-wills.