If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Bedford home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Virginia wildlife removal only. This is a specialty business, and regular
pest control companies do not use the proper techniques to solve animal problems. I have spent many years reviewing Bedford, and I recommend the following:
Blue Ridge Wildlife & Pest Management, LLC
Cell Phone: 540-322-3005
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Bedford County Animal Services: 540-586-7690
Blue Ridge Wildlife & Pest Management, LLC specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats
or mice in homes. Virginia also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Blue Ridge Wildlife & Pest Management, LLC is specially trained in bat removal. They also perform general wildlife trapping services, such as the capture and removal of skunks or opossums on the
property. Call 540-322-3005
to discuss your critter problem and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment.
When hiring a company to solve your wild animal problem, you want these features:
- Specializes in wildlife removal, not pest control
- Fully Virginia and Bedford County licensed and insured
- Works 7 days per week (critters don't take weekends off)
- Performs full building inspections: enters and inspects attic
- Performs exclusion repairs, with guarantee against animal re-entry
- Offers cleanup of biohazardous wildlife waste
Blue Ridge Wildlife & Pest Management, LLC is a full-service Bedford wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Bedford pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Blue Ridge Wildlife & Pest Management, LLC performs a full inspection of the home or property, and determines why the animal(s) are there, and if inside a building, how the animals got inside. All
animals (including rodents) are trapped and removed, or if possible, removed from the building using special exclusion devices. Once the animals are gone, preventative repairs are essential, and
cleanup is sometimes recommended.
Bedford wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Virginia to trap without a license. Trap type is very important and there are many different types, bait is somewhat relevant, trap placement
is vital, and there are dozens of small things that are very important to know.
Safety is a concern. Then once the animal is trapped, it must be removed and dealt with in the proper manner according to Virginia law. We offer Bedford raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Blue Ridge Wildlife & Pest Management, LLC. Many types of animals like to live in attics. This includes squirrels, raccoons, rats, mice, bats, birds, and even possums. Critters like to go into attics for a safe place to live
and raise their young. Removing animals from attics is very complex work, partly because of the presence of baby animals. If you need Bedford squirrel removal, we can remove all the squirrels from your attic, and seal out any future ones. Read more about how to get rid of squirrels.
Rodent control must be done in a very specific way. First off, the most important thing is that all the openings that rats and mice can use to enter a house be sealed. Then all the rodents must be physically trapped and removed.
Never, ever use poison! Most Bedford exterminators will just use this lazy poison technique to kill rodents, and it causes more harm than good - dead stinky rats, and it doesn't solve the problem. Call us for correct Bedford rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Virginia is known to have colonizing bats who often live in buildings. Bats love attics. If not removed, the colony can grow to a very large size over the years. The bat droppings are often corrosive and
cause health risks. The same goes for bird droppings on or in buildings. We perform Bedford pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Bedford bat removal. We remove 100% of the bat colony and seal the building so that it's totally bat-proof. Read more about how to get rid of bats.
If you have animals inside a house, no job is complete without proper exclusion repairs. If you simply hire a Bedford trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Bedford wildlife control company that identifies 100% of the animal entry points
into your building, and seals them shut with professional repairs. In addition, in many cases animals have left waste or contamination behind, and you'll want a company that can provide professional cleaning services. Blue Ridge Wildlife & Pest Management, LLC does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Blue Ridge Wildlife & Pest Management, LLC. We also trap and remove animals that destroy lawns, such as moles, or digging animals. Sometimes animals like opossums will live under buildings, steal pet food, raid garbage cans, etc.
Read about how to get rid of opossums
. Skunks commonly live under sheds or decks, and set up a den. We can trap and remove them without them spraying. Read about how to get rid of skunks
. Blue Ridge Wildlife & Pest Management, LLC
also provides dead animal removal in Bedford. If you need help with any other wildlife conflict, from a fox, beaver, groundhog, or any other critter, we can solve it. We also do Bedford snake removal - most of the snakes in Virginia are not venomous, but
call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes
in Bedford. And remember, we are a private business, not Bedford County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at 540-586-7690.
Bedford County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Blue Ridge Wildlife & Pest Management, LLC
Cell Phone: 540-322-3005
Bedford Wildlife Tip #1:
Raccoon on roof - A racoon on the roof is one of the most common issues homeowners have aside from the issue of rodent infestations. Raccoons can climb almost anything, and it's not difficult for them to scale the side of a home and make their way on top of the roof. There isn't much harm in having a raccoon up there as long as you make sure no damaged areas exist where the critter can get inside. One secondary concern about raccoons on a roof is that any urine eliminated on the shingles has the potential to seep down and drip off the side of the building. Racoons can carry leptospirosis, a potentially life-threatening infection that destroys the kidneys. If this bacterium gets on a wood pile or object that is then carried inside the home, children, pets, and other adults could possibly be at risk. The best thing you can do is keep a good eye on the upper aspect of your home. If you're diligent, the raccoon will not get inside and will eventually lose interest. Make sure there are no food sources up on the shingles, especially fruit fallen from nearby trees.
Bedford Wildlife Tip #2:
Skunk information - Finding reliable skunk information can be as easy as looking up a good wildlife removal website. While not all websites have detailed animal behavior breakdowns, they can often walk a homeowner through the various areas of import when it comes to understanding a foe. Knowing a little bit about skunk behavior will help any trapping endeavors you have underway. As a rule of thumb, the best websites for animal information are government websites, business websites, and wildlife rehabilitation websites. Avoid personal webpages or animal blogs; anyone who can purchase a webpage a month can write what they want about animals. Make sure the information you are gathering has been complied by experts in the field. A published work found in the library will also be reliable. Most informational books must meet a certain standard to be considered publishable, and this is a decent source of information. Most libraries will have older books, so make sure you are getting the current facts, not what scientists surmised twenty years ago.
Virginia Wildlife Information:
Virginia State bird: Northern cardinal
State mammal: Virginia big-eared bat
State fish: Brook trout, striped bass
State insect: Tiger swallowtail butterfly
Virginia is attached to the Chesapeake Bay, and because of this, it has a large coastal plain that extends inland, passing the bay's tributaries and eventually ending at the swelling of rocky foothills. Those foothills spread into the Blue Ridge Mountains, an extension of the Appalachian range. The state has an abundance of carbonated rock which has led to the creation of thousands of cave systems. Ten of those systems are currently open to the public, leaving about 3,990 on private land or currently uncharted. Along with the caves comes a variety of bat species, including the big brown bat, Brazilian free-tailed bat, eastern red bat, evening bat, gray bat, and the hoary bat, to name a few. Caves are the perfect habitat for these animals, which can either migrate or hibernate in the colder months. While Virginia is not prone to particularly harsh winters, the cave systems make a good, temperature-controlled place for hibernation.
Bats, though numerous, are only a small portion of the animal population in Virginia. The state has a number of predators including black bears, bobcats, cougars, and coyotes. This state doesn't have huge issues with the larger predators mainly because of how mountainous and wild the habitat has remained. The coastal plain is much more covered in people's homes, and this is where critters like squirrels and raccoons love to play. Because of the amount of trees in this state, it doesn't take long for a vertical-loving animal to find a way into a house. While raccoons and squirrels are definitely on the list of nuisance animals, they are among a score of others including woodchucks, skunks, porcupines, and opossums.
The state is also perfect for birds, and Virginia has a population of golden eagles, a large avian that tends to live in isolated settings across the globe. Not much research has been done on the golden eagle, and Virginia wildlife authorities hope they can study the growing population and shed some light on the species.
The fresh water feeding into the Chesapeake Bay provides a good ecosystem for amphibians and reptiles, and Virginia has a number of water-loving snakes including the cottonmouth and the common water snake. The state also has glass lizards, a snake-like creature, and the only limbless lizard in the United States.
You can always call Blue Ridge Wildlife & Pest Management, LLC, any time of day, at 540-322-3005, for a price quote for Bedford wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Bedford, VA.