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Professional Wildlife Removal Company Servicing Richmond, VA

Richmond Wildlife Animal Control

If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Richmond 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 Richmond, and I recommend the following:

Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services
Cell Phone: 804-621-7450

NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Henrico County Animal Services: (804) 646-5573



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 804-621-7450 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 Richmond wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Richmond 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.

  Richmond 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 Richmond 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 Richmond 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 Richmond 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 Richmond 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 Richmond pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Richmond 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 Richmond trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Richmond 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 Richmond. 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 Richmond 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 Richmond. 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) 646-5573. Henrico County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.

Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services
Cell Phone: 804-621-7450

Richmond Wildlife Tip #1:
What do you do with a squirrel you trapped - Choosing the experts over doing it yourself? - Have you found a squirrel living in your home or yard? If you have then you have two main choices - you can either choose to catch this creature yourself and release or exterminate it, or you can call upon the assistance of a professional to give you a hand. Of course, there will be both pros and cons for both, and these are things that you are going to need to figure out before you make your final decision. Starting with "going it alone", you will find that once you have done the job properly by buying the right traps, getting the right bait and figuring out what to do with the animal once you have caught it, you could actually save money. However, in order to get all of the little parts of catching the animal right, you are going to need to do your research which can take a lot of time. If you don't get it right first time, or get carried away with the "toys" sold on the market designed to remove or repel the creatures, you will find that in the long run, it could actually cost you more. On the upside however, onceWhat do you do with a squirrel you trapped - Choosing the experts over doing it yourself? - Have you found a squirrel living in your home or yard? If you have then you have two main choices - you can either choose to catch this creature yourself and release or exterminate it, or you can call upon the assistance of a professional to give you a hand. Of course, there will be both pros and cons for both, and these are things that you are going to need to figure out before you make your final decision. Starting with "going it alone", you will find that once you have done the job properly by buying the right traps, getting the right bait and figuring out what to do with the animal once you have caught it, you could actually save money. However, in order to get all of the little parts of catching the animal right, you are going to need to do your research which can take a lot of time. If you don't get it right first time, or get carried away with the "toys" sold on the market designed to remove or repel the creatures, you will find that in the long run, it could actually cost you more. On the upside however, once you have bought a trap and done your research, you will be prepared in case another animal invasion should occur. On the side of the experts; with these guys, you know you are getting what you pay for - they will remove the animal humanely, release it in a place where it will be safe to go about its squirrel life, and also could help to educate you against reoccurring animal invasion problems, as well as doing the little jobs to avoid it such as cutting down tree branches and blocking up holes. This is a method definitely worth considering if you want the job done properly! you have bought a trap and done your research, you will be prepared in case another animal invasion should occur. On the side of the experts; with these guys, you know you are getting what you pay for - they will remove the animal humanely, release it in a place where it will be safe to go about its squirrel life, and also could help to educate you against reoccurring animal invasion problems, as well as doing the little jobs to avoid it such as cutting down tree branches and blocking up holes. This is a method definitely worth considering if you want the job done properly!

Richmond Wildlife Tip #2:
Baby skunk sounds - Baby skunks make typical sounds when compared to other mammals of the same size. Their noises have been compared to those of a puppy, and a series of yelps, yaps, and squeals make up the bulk of the communication noises. Female skunks usually give birth around the month of May, and their litters are generally small. If you hear the sounds of baby animals beneath your home, you can be certain they are skunks by the pungent odor that will be left by the adult. You have to be careful when trapping and removing an adult that might have babies. If you suspect there is a litter of skunks beneath your porch or shed, contacting a professional can be a good way to handle the situation. The expert will be able to trap the adult and then remove the litter. The best way to take care of this type of situation is to prevent it altogether. Since you know skunks have litter around May, you know you have to get your yard cleaned up before that time. Make sure there is no debris out on the property. Fence in your garden; remove any pet food that might be sitting outside. If you have a deck, porch, or shed with an open space beneath the floor, you need to close that area immediately.

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 804-621-7450, for a price quote for Richmond wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Richmond, VA.

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