If you have a problem with wildlife in your Goochland 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 Virginia and Goochland, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Goochland County Animal Services: (804) 342-6975
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 804-302-5810 to discuss your critter problem and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment. Click here to learn more about what prices we charge in 2020.
When hiring a company to solve your wild animal problem, you want these features:
Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services is a full-service Goochland wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Goochland 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.
Goochland 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 Goochland 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 Goochland 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 Goochland 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 Goochland 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 Goochland pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Goochland 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 Goochland trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Goochland 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 Goochland. 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 Goochland 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 Goochland. And remember, we are a private business, not Goochland County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (804) 342-6975. Goochland County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Every wildlife removal situation is different, from the species of animals involved, the location of the animal inside a house or outside, the extent of repairs or cleanup, etc. It's impossible to give one-size-fits-all prices. Examples MIGHT include:
Small Job: For example, a one-stop job to remove an animal in the yard: $100 on up
Medium Job: For example, getting critters out of your house with minor repairs: $300 on up
Large Job: For example, a project involving many service trips and complex work: $500 on up
Give us a phone call now and tell us about your wildlife issue and we will be able to give you a price estimate over the phone. If you're cool with it, we can schedule a same-day or next-day appointment if you like. Our prices are fair, and a good value because we do the job right, the first time.
Goochland Wildlife Tip #1:
What is the price for nuisance wildlife removal? - Having a wild animal in your home or on your property is going to be a stressful situation, especially if you have other pets or kids to think about, and the last thing that you are going to want to have to concern yourself with is the cost of having the creature removed professionally, especially if you are already on a budget. That's the thing about wildlife control experts - different companies and even different individuals will often charge completely different prices, and it can be hard to know where to begin, or what the best approach for hiring one is to take. One thing that it is very important to remember is that a higher price won't always mean a better service. At the same time, the cheapest quote may seem like a good idea, but are you really going to get everything that you expect from the people or person that you are using? Rather than focusing all of your attentions on the prices that these people have to offer, you should rather look at the services that they promise to you, as well as testimonials from other clients, happy or otherwise, that would suggest whether or not they do their job well. There are a few things that you will want to look out for when hiring a wildlife control expert to remove the nuisance wildlife or other wild animal from your home. For example, as well as safely removing the creature from your land in a humane manner, you will want to make sure that the creature is being relocated in the best place possible. You are also going to want make sure that the expert educates you on how to avoid further problems with nuisance wildlife and other wild animals, and this could mean the professional(s) blocking up holes that could be used as entrances by the animals. You should also ask whether or not they remove feces and urine, especially if you are not keen on doing this particular task yourself!
Goochland Wildlife Tip #2:
What to do if skunk damage the crawl space of the house - Chances are the crawl space of your house had some serious damage before the skunk got inside. Yes, a skunk will dig and cause some damage, but the animal isn't going to compromise your foundation or chew apart your cinder blocks. The very fact that you have a skunk in the crawlspace means something was damaged enough to let the animal inside to begin with. You will have to fix this damage, but you're going to have to trap and remove the skunk first. This can be done on your own or by a professional. Don't be too optimistic about claiming the crawlspace damage on your homeowner's insurance. Because a home has to be damaged prior to a critter invasion, most insurance companies will consider a skunk in the crawlspace the result of negligence. Unfortunately, repairing a damaged crawlspace is no easy task. It often means knocking out parts of the foundation, and that can mean having to raise the house completely up on temporary supports.
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 804-302-5810, for a price quote for Goochland wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Goochland, VA.