If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Roanoke 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 Roanoke, 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 Roanoke County Animal Services: 540-853-2891
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 Roanoke 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 Roanoke wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Roanoke 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.
Roanoke 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 Roanoke 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 Roanoke 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 Roanoke 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 Roanoke 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 Roanoke pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Roanoke 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 Roanoke trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Roanoke 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 Roanoke. 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 Roanoke 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 Roanoke. And remember, we are a private business, not Roanoke County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at 540-853-2891.
Roanoke County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Blue Ridge Wildlife & Pest Management, LLC
Cell Phone: 540-322-3005
Roanoke Wildlife Tip #1:
What damage can raccoons do to a house? - The raccoon, although a small creature is one that is going to make a right mess of your home, should it decide to move in there! Normally the mess and damage that the raccoon leaves behind is memorable because of things like a knocked over trash can and garbage strewn all over the place, but when you look at the tools that this animal has at its disposal, you will soon see the problems that you could be faced with. Just one look at the razor sharp teeth and claws and you will soon understand what you have let yourself in for! As well as a knocked over garbage can, you are likely to see a few more things in your yard or garden that would relate to the mess and damage left by an raccoon. The flowers that you have so lovingly grown - these are likely to be ripped up. Even worse than this, they will end up being pooped on and peed on by the creature that will, quite literally, go to the toilet wherever it wants to! The fruit and vegetables that you have growing in your yard - the raccoon will have a good go on these as well. As you can imagine, the situation is going to be strained! It gets even worse when the animal moves into your home, especially when you take a look at how costly the repair could be. You may need some re-wiring done after this anima, and many others like it, has a good old nibble on wires that it may come across in your attic or basement. The attic may even need new insulation once the creature has messed it up to make a cozy nest or left its droppings all over it. All in all, it could be said that this animal is a rather destructive one indeed!
Roanoke Wildlife Tip #2:
Will Warfarin kill a possum? - Rat poison is one of the most commonly used methods taken by humans to remove creatures such as possums. It is also the reason why so many wildlife control experts get called out to finish the job properly, simply because the animal doesn't end up dying and just becomes very ill or maimed, and also because the animal has died somewhere in the home that the owners cannot find it! Warfarin is an ingredient commonly found in the many rat poisons that are on the market for you to use, and before you look at whether or not Warfarin will actually kill a possum, you should take a closer look at what it does to the body and how it could potentially kill many wild animals, as well as household pets if you are not careful. Warfarin is a blood thinner, or anticoagulant, that is commonly used as medication for people that suffer with blood clotting conditions, just like DVT - Deep Vein Thrombosis. It works because it thins the blood to a point where it cannot clot anymore, so when the animal that has ingested it, they are likely to bleed out if they injure themselves, as well as suffering from complications associated with anemia, as well as internal bleeding and the blood loss. In short, this will not be a particularly pleasant way for any animal to die, rodent or otherwise. So, will Warfarin kill a possum? The answer is yes, but of course this will be dependent on the dosage that is used. You should also bear in mind that it will take longer to work on larger animals such as the possum. A rat may die within a few days of ingesting Warfarin, but with a possum, it can take as long as up to four weeks - something that you should probably try to avoid if you can!
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 Roanoke wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Roanoke, VA.