If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Mechanicsville 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 Mechanicsville, 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 Hanover County Animal Services: (804) 365-6485
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 Hanover 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 Mechanicsville wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Mechanicsville 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.
Mechanicsville 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 Mechanicsville 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 Mechanicsville 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 Mechanicsville 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 Mechanicsville 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 Mechanicsville pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Mechanicsville 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 Mechanicsville trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Mechanicsville 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 Mechanicsville. 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 Mechanicsville 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 Mechanicsville. And remember, we are a private business, not Hanover County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (804) 365-6485.
Hanover County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Virginia Professional Wildlife and Rodent Removal
Cell Phone: 804-277-4142
Mechanicsville Wildlife Tip #1:Where should I relocate a trapped groundhog?
There are a lot of laws, rules, specifications, and controversies related to groundhog relocation and the relocation of any other nuisance animal, and these differ from one state to another. Some states may have a certain law regarding proper relocation, while some others will deem the same act illegal. It is therefore very important for anyone who wants to go along with this process to familiarize themselves with the laws and requirements within their region.
Relocation can be done in a variety of places. One of those places is a wildlife park or reserve. The main purpose of these places is harbouring wild animals. Therefore, chances are the groundhog will be just fine in this environment as it will obviously find it easy to find a new home and locate food and water to survive.
Another suitable place will be in a forested area. This is obviously a wild place that will be suitable for the groundhog.
The dos and don'ts of groundhog relocation
1. Do not release the groundhog close to your home as it will easily trace and find its way back to the previous home, where it will continue its destructive habits.
2. Do not relocate the groundhog to another person's property. I mean, it was a nuisance to you-you are getting rid of it for a reason; do not transfer the problems it caused to your property to another person's property. It is not appropriate or neighborly.
3. If the desired location of release is forested or has just trees, ensure that it is not private property or else you might be in big trouble if caught. However, you can ask the owner if they mind you relocating the groundhog there before taking that step.
4. Also, relocation to public land or a park may land you in trouble if you're not careful about the laws of that particular state. Just to be safe, it is advised to take the step of contacting the government body or agency in charge to make enquiries to know how to go about the relocation process.
5. Be familiar with the law; this is very important.
6. Ensure that the place of relocation will be able to sustain the groundhog. Already the chances of the groundhog surviving are lowered by the forced and abrupt change of environment due to stress. Try to look for a place that has food and water access so as to avoid starvation and dehydration. One can also go an extra mile to get to know the environment's habitants to prevent death from aggression of the resident animals from the invasion.
7. Relocation can also be done through the professional bodies that deal with groundhog relocation, which will mean less work for you.
Mechanicsville 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 Mechanicsville wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Mechanicsville, VA.