If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Glen Allen 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 Glen Allen, and I recommend the following:
Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services
Cell Phone: 804-277-4105
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Henrico County Animal Services: (804) 727-8800
Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services 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 Removal Services 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 804-277-4105
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 Henrico 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 Removal Services is a full-service Glen Allen wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Glen Allen pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services 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.
Glen Allen 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 Glen Allen raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services. 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 Glen Allen 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 Glen Allen 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 Glen Allen 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 Glen Allen pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Glen Allen 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 Glen Allen trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Glen Allen 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 Removal Services does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services. 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 Removal Services
also provides dead animal removal in Glen Allen. 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 Glen Allen 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 Glen Allen. And remember, we are a private business, not Henrico County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (804) 727-8800.
Henrico County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services
Cell Phone: 804-277-4105
Glen Allen Wildlife Tip #1:Where Should I Relocate a Trapped Armadillo?
If you are reading this, my bet is you already have a trapped armadillo in your home, or you are just considering the options you have if you decide to trap an armadillo. Whichever way, I hope you find this helpful.
Removal and relocation of an armadillo is yet another big step, mostly because if you just grab your armadillo trap by the arm, throw it in the back of your truck, and drive a few miles away from your property, there are two implications. Firstly, there are relatively high chances of your armadillo friend finding its way back to your property again. It only has to keep digging in your direction, and in a matter of days or weeks, you have a returning guest. Secondly, you would be putting another property at risk. Relocating an armadillo to just any property would leave the unsuspecting property owner with the task of management and control of your little friend. Personally this is a no for me, because if the roles are reversed and someone plants an unwelcomed armadillo on my land, I would be furious.
The best removal option is to have the trapped armadillo delivered to animal control and a shelter-not just any animal control or wildlife management center, but one that specializes in the control and management of armadillos. This is because if a number of armadillos are just left to randomly crawl around a property without exclusive fencing, they would successfully dig their way out in no time.
There is also the option of relocating the armadillos to a very distant non-residential environment with a license from the government or through other authorized organizations.
It is important that armadillos are taken as far as possible from residential areas because, in addition to their threat to properties, they are sometimes carriers of diseases, like leprosy. Armadillos are the only animals that can be carriers of the leprosy disease, so it is important that they are moved as far away from human contact as possible.
That said, if you are considering where to relocate an armadillo to after you have successfully trapped it in a cage, it is very important for you to relocate it to an isolated environment, as far away from others as possible. Also, to be on the safe side, it is important to either contact the relevant authorities for directives on how to go about it or to kill the armadillo.
Glen Allen 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 Removal Services, any time of day, at 804-277-4105, for a price quote for Glen Allen wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Glen Allen, VA.