If you have a problem with wildlife in your Woodbridge 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 Virginia and Woodbridge, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Prince William County Animal Services: 703-792-6465
Nice Wildlife Service 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 Nice Wildlife Service 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 703-939-9551 to discuss your critter problem and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment. Click here to learn more about
what prices we charge in 2022.
When hiring a company to solve your wild animal problem, you want these features:
Nice Wildlife Service is a full-service Woodbridge wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Woodbridge pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Nice Wildlife Service 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.
Woodbridge 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 Woodbridge raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Nice Wildlife Service. 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 Woodbridge 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 Woodbridge 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 Woodbridge 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 Woodbridge pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Woodbridge 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 Woodbridge trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Woodbridge 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. Nice Wildlife Service does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Nice Wildlife Service. 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. Nice Wildlife Service also provides dead animal removal in Woodbridge. 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 Woodbridge 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 Woodbridge. And remember, we are a private business, not Prince William County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at 703-792-6465. Prince William County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Every wildlife removal situation is different, from the species of animals involved, the location of the animal inside a house or outside, the extent of repairs or cleanup, etc. It's impossible to give one-size-fits-all prices. Examples MIGHT include:
Small Job: For example, a one-stop job to remove an animal in the yard: $100 on up
Medium Job: For example, getting critters out of your house with minor repairs: $300 on up
Large Job: For example, a project involving many service trips and complex work: $500 on up
Give us a phone call now and tell us about your wildlife issue and we will be able to give you a price estimate over the phone. If you're cool with it, we can schedule a same-day or next-day appointment if you like. Our prices are fair, and a good value because we do the job right, the first time.
Woodbridge Wildlife Tip #1:
Do Squirrels Chew Through Walls?
Perhaps you are hearing strange squeaking and scampering noises in the house, or you see some dropping lying around. You may even have spotted that there is some damage in the attic, to the insulation. In such cases, most probably, the culprit will be a squirrel. Rodents, like rat and mice too can cause the same problems. But squirrels more so as they are smaller, highly flexible and have sharp teeth and claws. You may be wondering how the squirrel gained entry to your house in the first place. After all, you must have sealed the openings as part of your regular maintenance and repair. This is where the talent of the squirrels comes into play. Can squirrels chew through walls to gain entry to a building? Here is your answer.
They are excellent chewers
Squirrels are excellent chewers; however, not so good that they can chew through strong brick and mortar walls. What they do however is to find some area in the wall that may be a bit compromised. So, it could be a hole, creak, or some other damage that has weakened the wall. In such places, they can easily chew through the wall and gain entry. However, they do this only if they are not able to find other easy entry points. Usually, the attic vents, the chimneys, etc. are easy entry points for squirrels.
What all do they chew?
Once they gain entry into the house, they can chew through your roof, attic, the insulation, the shingles, eaves, etc. The worst part is that they are such good gnawers, that they can cause havoc. At times, this can prove extremely hazardous as they may even gnaw through your electrical wiring.
They do maximum damage inside in such places like the attic, the wall boards leading to the ceiling, ridge vents, plumbing vents and your shingles and that too very fast. If you have put in some weak barriers to stop their entry, they can easily chew through that too. You need to have some strong barriers to stop the squirrels from gaining entry. It looks like the squirrels can indeed chew through almost anything that is around your house. That is, unless you have been very clever and chosen to use some strong products to bar the entry and properly sealed all entry points. This also means that you have inspected your walls, roof, etc. very thoroughly for compromised sections and fortified that too.
Apart from the noise and the stench of the droppings and the urine, the money that you have to shell out for repair may be quite high. Depending on what all the squirrel ha chewed through, you may perhaps have to replace the insulation or repair the shingles and get your chimney cleaned out. All these activities are time consuming and also mean unwanted expenses. It is therefore better to approach professional squirrel removal agencies to fortify your house. They can help you remove the squirrels as well as make sure that the entry points are thoroughly sealed.
Woodbridge 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 Nice Wildlife Service, any time of day, at 703-939-9551, for a price quote for Woodbridge wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Woodbridge, VA.