Pest control company fined $50K for killing geese in Johns Creek

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has determined that a pest control company is responsible for . the July deaths of 26 geese at a Johns Creek apartment complex. Now, the state plans to fine the company, Trutech Wildlife Service, for $50,000, according to Channel 2 Action News. Amanda Keys, who lives in the complex, told Channel 2 she hopes the large fine will prevent others from exterminating wildlife. State officials said a federal wildlife agency is also investigating the incident

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has determined that a pest control company is responsible for the July deaths of 26 geese at a Johns Creek apartment complex.

Now, the state plans to fine the company, Trutech Wildlife Service, for $50,000, according to Channel 2 Action News. One employee was also cited for failing to have a permit to put down the poison that killed the geese, the DNR told the news station. Trutech did not respond when contacted by Channel 2.

In mid-July, officers were called to the Estates at Johns Creek apartment complex on Addison Lane, according to Capt. Todd Hood with Johns Creek police.

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“During the initial investigation, officers located several geese throughout the complex,” Hood wrote in a social media post. “In all, 26 deceased geese were located at the scene.”

Amanda Keys, who lives in the complex, told Channel 2 she hopes the large fine will prevent others from exterminating wildlife.

“Whoever did it, that doesn’t seem enough,” Keys said. “I feel that maybe some jail time or something. I mean, these are federally protected animals.”

State officials said a federal wildlife agency is also investigating the incident.

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