If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Chester 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 Chester, and I recommend the following:
Virginia Professional Wildlife and Rodent Removal
Cell Phone: 804-277-4142
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Chesterfield County Animal Services: (804) 748-1683
Virginia Professional Wildlife and Rodent Removal 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 Virginia Professional Wildlife and Rodent Removal 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 804-277-4142
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 Chesterfield 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
Virginia Professional Wildlife and Rodent Removal is a full-service Chester wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Chester pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Virginia Professional Wildlife and Rodent Removal 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.
Chester 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 Chester raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Virginia Professional Wildlife and Rodent Removal. 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 Chester 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 Chester 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 Chester 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 Chester pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Chester 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 Chester trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Chester 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. Virginia Professional Wildlife and Rodent Removal does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Virginia Professional Wildlife and Rodent Removal. 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
. Virginia Professional Wildlife and Rodent Removal
also provides dead animal removal in Chester. 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 Chester 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 Chester. And remember, we are a private business, not Chesterfield County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (804) 748-1683.
Chesterfield County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Virginia Professional Wildlife and Rodent Removal
Cell Phone: 804-277-4142
Chester Wildlife Tip #1:Why Do Armadillos Dig?
A great many people can likely tell just by taking a gander at them, that armadillos burrow. Like gophers, groundhogs, and moles to give some examples, they spend quite a bit of their lives underground burrowing a system of passages. Most burrow their passages close streams where the dirt is rich in supplements, yet others locate this sort of soil in individuals' yards and greenery enclosures. This can be an aggravation in local locations as their tunnels can destroy yards. They tend to burrow under porches and houses, which can cause a multitude of problems. This has led them to be classified as pests. But what purpose does it serve? Why do aa armadillos dig?
The first and most obvious answer is a shelter. They dig tunnels which they live in, that usually has several entrances to help them avoid danger. They spend much of their time underground, but that only raises that same question again; why? There are three primary reasons.
1: To look for food
2: To hide and escape danger
3: To protect their young
The primary source of food that armadillos consume is insects and other invertebrates. These include termites, ants, worms, and other small bugs. As they all live beneath the surface, the armadillo must dig to find them. There are also some fruits that grow beneath the surface that armadillos also enjoy.
Armadillos must have a place to hide and escape from predators. They must beware of dogs, bears, cougars, foxes, and bobcats for instance. Their young must also beware of large birds such as hawks and owls. Their tough plates on their back are great protection, however, their bellies are very soft. As their claws are not meant for fighting, so escape underground is their only option. Even though they have short legs, they can run and swim quite fast. Only the South American three-banded armadillos can roll into a ball for protection.
Speaking of their young, when a female is nearing the time to give birth she will find a safe and spacious hole in her tunnel to do so. This ensures that the babies are far from harm and close to food so that they can learn and grow away from danger. For all of these reasons, the armadillo has evolved to be fantastic diggers. They have poor eyesight as vision is less important when you spend so much time in the dark. To make up for that they have a heightened sense of smell, which helps them find their food underground. Their claws are large and perfect for digging, as well as helping them find their prey in the earth. Without their underground homes, armadillos would not be able to survive.
Chester Wildlife Tip #2:
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 Virginia Professional Wildlife and Rodent Removal, any time of day, at 804-277-4142, for a price quote for Chester wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Chester, VA.