If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Hampton 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 Hampton, and I recommend the following:
ACS Wildlife Removal
Cell Phone: 757-550-4886
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Hampton County Animal Services: 757-727-6111
ACS Wildlife 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 ACS Wildlife 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 757-550-4886
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 Hampton 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
ACS Wildlife Removal is a full-service Hampton wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Hampton pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. ACS Wildlife 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.
Hampton 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 Hampton raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at ACS Wildlife 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 Hampton 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 Hampton 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 Hampton 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 Hampton pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Hampton 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 Hampton trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Hampton 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. ACS Wildlife Removal does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by ACS Wildlife 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
. ACS Wildlife Removal
also provides dead animal removal in Hampton. 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 Hampton 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 Hampton. And remember, we are a private business, not Hampton County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at 757-727-6111.
Hampton County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
ACS Wildlife Removal
Cell Phone: 757-550-4886
Hampton Wildlife Tip #1:
What is the most important thing about a nuisance wild animal? Although the nuisance wild animal is a creature that looks like it belongs in a kid's comical TV show or movie, it is actually an animal that will eventually drive you more than a little crazy. The cute yet unique looking exterior is an elaborate ploy for you to enjoy its presence in your home at first, only to be met with a vast amount of disappointment and annoyance once you realize what the animal is really all about! The most important thing that you will need to know about the nuisance wild animal is that it will not be a problem for you until it has no home of its own, then it is going to want to take over yours as best as it can. This may seem like a novelty at first, but once you have lived side by side with this creature for a few weeks, you will soon see the problems that it will bring along with it. The noise is going to be the first thing that annoys you - the nuisance wild animals will chat to each other, growl and bark at each other in a territory war, sneeze and call to its babies/mother, and that is before you even begin to think about it keeping you up at night with the incessant scuffling in and around your home or yard. The droppings is more than likely going to be the next problem - these both bring disease, will stain any roofing/wall/attic materials it comes into contact with, smells pretty awful and also can bring parasites. The nuisance wild animal may bring bugs which will affect your household and your pets - mites, ticks and fleas are a very common problem. Mess is something that is going to drive you mad, even if the above list of things doesn't. There is the damage that the nuisance wild animal is going to cause within your home, as well as the garbage can that it will knock over and the litter it will leave strewn about your yard as it struggles to find a source of food. In conclusion, it could be said that the most important thing to remember about the nuisance wild animal is that it won't cause you any problems until it tries to move into your home or yard, and at this point, you are going to have rather serious problems indeed!
Hampton Wildlife Tip #2:
Trapping Wild animals Tips - One of the first things to do when trying to trap an wild animal is to examine the area where it is causing the problem and to see where it is most active and whether there is one point that it is using repeatedly. If there is a weak point in the fence where it is getting through or a hole that it is going in and out of, this is often a good place to locate the trap. It is also frequently possible to look at signs in the soil itself to choose where to place the trap, as wild animals do have large claws that leave significant tracks in the dirt. As well as the importance of the location of the trap, another thing that can help catch the wild animal successfully is to use wooden boards or wire mesh to help guide the wild animal into the trap. Some wild animals that have become cage shy will often avoid these unless there is no option but to go into the trap. Bait can also be very helpful for those who are trying to catch an wild animal, with worms and maggots being attractive to wild animals, along with spoiled meat and fruit also being quite successful.
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 ACS Wildlife Removal, any time of day, at 757-550-4886, for a price quote for Hampton wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Hampton, VA.