If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Marion 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 Marion, 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 Smyth County Animal Services: (276) 646-2222
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 Smyth 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 Marion wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Marion 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.
Marion 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 Marion 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 Marion 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 Marion 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 Marion 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 Marion pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Marion 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 Marion trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Marion 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 Marion. 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 Marion 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 Marion. And remember, we are a private business, not Smyth County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (276) 646-2222.
Smyth County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Blue Ridge Wildlife & Pest Management, LLC
Cell Phone: 540-322-3005
Marion Wildlife Tip #1:
How to remove wild animals in the chimney - If one hears a sound in their chimneys it means either it is wild life residing in it or some bird or wild animal got trapped in it. One more case could be critters that tend to love living in chimneys such as squirrels etc. wildlife residing in the chimney sometime die there thus creating bad odor due organic defecation. Usually this is not the case with wildlife but one cannot rule out this possibility as baby squirrels or raccoons are commonly found in chimneys. In such cases babies mostly die as they can't manage on their own to go out of chimney. If wildlife die between the two metals of the chimney than one need to open the whole thing up in order to get rid of that carcass. Now removal of the animal depends on the type of animal who carcass in the chimney. One can find birds, squirrels, raccoons, bats etc. Birds - Since birds are fond of nesting in the chimneys because they think it offers a kind of protection from their enemy. Moreover the temperature within the chimney is much warm as compared to the outside in spring. So they tend to build their nests on flue liners sides and one can find more than one nest at a time in the chimney. This cause fire hazards further it can be root cause for a diseases histoplasmosis which basically means blindness. One should prevent birds from getting into the chimney by covering it with stainless steel. If the body is stuck in the fire place open the fire place damper so that is can fall out. But if it is in the chimney check with a torch light if it's in near the top and easily accessible than wear proper gloves and remove the carcass from there. But is the carcass is deep in the chimney, than only professional can help.
Marion Wildlife Tip #2:
Raccoon - How can one forget raccoons! notorious among all the wildlife that resides in the house. They are famous for getting stuck in the house. The moment they get stuck they end up making sounds which are audible for the people residing in the house. These sounds make them quite uncomfortable. Raccoons like rats and bats come out of residing places at night. One can actually hear sounds while sleeping due to them. Raccoons are also difficult to get rid of. So contacting the local professional would help. As they are already dealing with them so they will easily locate their residing place within the house and help one get rid of unwanted guests and their noises in the house. Squirrels - A wildlife that majority finds cute for a view. They are cute as long as they don't decide to reside in your house. Squirrels due to their size, manage to enter the house and end up residing there permanently. Since, they search for food in the daytime so they make a lot of noise within house premises during day time. They especially make sounds while coming in or going out of their residing place. Calling a professional for this would be a good choice. Because then they will easily capture it and find a residing place for it instead of one killing the wildlife with different repellents.
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 Marion wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Marion, VA.