Flying Squirrel Removal – How Do You Get Rid of Flying Squirrels in the Attic?

Squirrels In The Attic – An Educational Guide for the Safe and Humane Removal of Flying Squirrels From Your Richmond, Virginia or Charlottesville, VA Home or Business.

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Flying Squirrel Removal – (434) 270-0488 or toll-free at (888) 893-1975. If you want to get rid of flying squirrels in Virginia, the methods are fairly similar to the removal of the Eastern Gray Squirrels from Richmond and Charlottesville, VA. Except that Flying Squirrels usually occur in much greater numbers, so a repeating trap or gang setting a location is usually better than using a single-animal cage trap. But the principles for mounting the trap(s) or exclusion doors on the entry/exit holes, plus sealing all other points of entry still apply. Flying squirrel removal can be tricky, because these animals are small and can get into very tiny holes and gaps.

Step 1) Inspect the attic and be sure that you are in fact dealing with flying squirrels – they are identifiable by their droppings, toilet areas, tracks, scent, or by visual confirmation.

Step 2) Inspect the outside of the home or business to determine how they are getting inside. It’ll usually be high up, at roof level, and it could be a small entry, or several small entry points.

Step 3) Set traps – the best is a repeater trap mounted on the exit hole. Or, you can set a one-way exclusion door on the exit hole (We are not big fans of one-way doors because of animals chewing back in at other locations.

Step 4) Once you have removed ALL of the flying squirrels, seal and repair the entry points to prevent animals from entering in the future. Use metal, so they don’t chew through.

Step 5) Clean up the attic – decontaminate urine and feces.

Although flying squirrels can glide for long distances, 100 feet or more depending on the starting height, Eastern Gray Squirrels can also jump a fair distance.

What To Know About Flying Squirrels – If you think you can are hearing all kinds of things scratching and scrabbling in the middle of the night you may well have an infestation of flying squirrels. Flying squirrels, unlike their earthbound cousins, are nocturnal. They are also extremely sociable and love to live in a colony – which means if you have see one flying squirrel you most likely have a lot more. As with regular squirrels, the flying variety can also cause a lot of damage with their chewing and gnawing of electrical wires and wood. They have to do this to keep their ever-growing teeth at a manageable level.

The only way to successfully remove flying squirrels is by trapping them and then removing them from your property. Trapping one or two is not enough; you MUST make sure you have evicted every single flying squirrel from your attic. Since a colony can contain around 20 of these critters (we have removed 35 from a single home), you can see that the eviction process will be quite lengthy. In order to set traps effectively you will need to do some detective work to establish the flying squirrels entry and exit routes, you must then block all of them except one – forcing the critters to use the same route all the time. This is where you will then set your trap.

What To Do To Remove Flying Squirrels In Ceiling – If you think you have a flying squirrel in your ceiling you are probably wrong – you are more likely to have a whole colony of them!! Flying squirrels live in colonies and love to spread the news if they find a great place to live. The first thing you need to do when trying to remove your unwelcome visitors is a bit of detective work – get up early and observe the comings and goings of the squirrels. Once you have identified their runways and entry point you can begin the removal process. Install a trap along a runway – leave the bait just outside and don’t set it.

Over the following days, seal up all the cracks, holes, and crevices in your home but one so the squirrel can leave. This means the squirrels will only have one way in and one way out. After a couple of days put some bait inside the trap, but still don’t set it. Leave it there for another couple of days and then set the trap. You should now be able to start catching the squirrels – you should choose a multi-trap that can catch up to six rodents at a time. It will take some time for you to remove all of the flying squirrels and you must ensure you have them all and then seal the remaining holes.

How Are Flying Squirrels Getting In To My Attic? – Squirrels are determined, intelligent and curious creatures; they will use any means to find their way into warm, safe accommodations. Since flying squirrels have many of the same characteristics as their earth bound cousins, it is quite possible that you have squirrels getting in your loft via “flying”. The approach to dealing with an infestation of flying squirrels is the same as for regular squirrels, but will involve slightly different detective work. Flying squirrels are nocturnal – this means in order to discover their routes in and out of your home you will need to do some night-time observations.

If squirrels are getting in your loft via “flying” you must take steps to squirrel proof your home by sealing all of their entry and exit ways, except for the most popular route; this will force all the rodents to use that one entry way – making it a perfect location to set your trap. While you are sealing all entry points, it is a good idea to place your trap near the location you intend to use, with some bait placed just outside of it – this will give the squirrels’ time to get used to the trap before you set it to catch them.

If you are having trouble trapping and removing the flying squirrels occupying your home you should turn the job over to experts like Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services, LLC. We can safely and humanely remove and help control any wildlife problem in the Richmond, Virginia and Charlottesville, VA area. Contact us today at (434) 270-0488 or toll-free at (888) 893-1975 or visit us on the web at www.virginiaprofessionalwildliferemovalservices.com

Dead Raccoon Found In Henrico Had Rabies / Raccoon Removal & Capture – Richmond, VA

Rabid Animals – Raccoons

Rabid animals can pose a significant health risk to Virginian’s and their pets. In Virginia, the top rabid animals include raccoons, skunks, foxes and bats. If you see what you believe is a rabid animal contact your local animal control immediately, then contact us at (434) 270-0488 or toll-free at (888) 893-1975. Rabid animals in Virginia are a real threat as the article below shows.

Henrico, VA—A dead raccoon found in Western Henrico tested positive for rabies, Animal Protection officials say.

Officers were called to the 8400 block of Marroit Road on October 13, where they found a raccoon who had been killed by a dog.

The raccoon’s body was submitted to the

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State Lab for rabies testing, and on Tuesday, the test returned positive results.

The dog which killed the raccoon will be quarantined for 45 days, to ensure it did not contract rabies from the raccoon.

Henrico Police Animal Protection would like to remind everyone to be sure to keep their pets’ rabies vaccinations current to ensure the safety of their pets and our community. Please contact Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services, LLC at (434) 270-0488 or toll-free at (888) 893-1975 or visit us on the web at www.virginiaprofessionalwildliferemovalservices.com

We provide animal removal, animal trapping, animal capture and animal control services in the Richmond and Charlottesville areas for raccoons, squirrels, skunks, snakes, birds, bats, opossums, groundhogs and other wildlife pests.

Squirrels in Richmond Attics: Get Rid of Squirrels in Homes: Squirrel Trapping & Removal: Trapping Squirrels in Richmond, VA Attics

Squirrels In Attics – Richmond and Charlottesville, Virginia, VA – (434) 270-0488 or toll-free at (888) 893-1975

There are squirrels in my attic. Yikes! It is actually extremely common for squirrels in Richmond or Charlottesville Virginia to enter houses, primarily in attics. Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services has the professional solutions necessary to get squirrels out of attics and keep them from re-entering the attics of your home. Squirrels in attics can cause damage if the problem remains unaddressed.

Why Do Squirrels Go in Attics?

squirrels in atticsSquirrels in Richmond and Charlottesville Virginia currently have litters of newborns two times a year, once in the springtime and once in the fall season, they are continuously hunting for protected areas to make their nests. Squirrels get in the attic simply by chewing holes from the outside, typically above gutters, or at building gaps where dormers meet the roofline. They may also attain entry to attics by simply chewing corners of trim or almost any other weak area that enables them entry into the attic space. Contact us to humanely trap, remove , capture and control squirrels that have entered your Richmond or Charlottesville, Virginia home or business.

Contact us today at (434) 270-0488 or toll-free at (888) 893-1975 to safely & humane trap, remove, capture and control squirrels in attic. We can also repair the squirrel damage to keep them out! Visit us on the web at Virginia Wildlife Removal & Animal Control.

Garter Snakes in Richmond & Charlottesville: To be revered or feared?

The weather has been colder than normal in Richmond and Charlottesville, VA, but that hasn’t kept garter snakes from emerging this spring. Tolerant of cold weather, the garter snake may even come out to bask in the sun on warm, winter days, then go back into hibernation when temperatures drop. Once it’s out for good, usually in April, the garter snake is not looking to scare humans, but rather to find a mate. In fact, this snake is rather docile, unless an animal or human provokes it. Call us at (434) 270-0488 or toll-free at (888) 893-1975 for Virginia Snake Removal Specialist.

A garter snake in Virginia can grow up to 48 inches in length. Its dark body has longitudinal stripes, typically yellow, but sometimes blue or other colors.

Like all snakes, the garter is cold-blooded and needs outside sources of heat to warm its body. In winter, garter snakes live in hibernacula below the frost line, waiting for spring’s arrival. Hibernacula are typically crevices in rocks, a burrowing animal’s tunnel or an ant mound. Garter snakes return to the same hibernacula each year.

Males emerge from the hibernacula first – and some may actually pretend they are females, luring other males away with a fake female odor. He’ll lead the males away and then slither back to the den where females are emerging to mate, provided he can catch them. This time of year, a dozen or more males may swarm one or two females forming what is termed a mating ball.

Some snakes lay eggs, but the garter snake gives birth to live young usually in July and August. Females can bear up to 80 young at one time.

Once born, the young garter snakes are on their own searching for tadpoles, insects and worms. As they grow, they add larger fish, frogs and mice to their diet.

Garter snakes serve an important role in the food chain, providing sustenance to large fish, bull frogs, other snakes, hawks and foxes. Some hawks rely on garter snakes to feed their young.

If a garter snake sees a human, it will usually go the other way – but if a human provokes or picks one up, it may emit a foul odor or bite. The snake’s saliva is toxic to amphibians, but not to humans.

Fun Facts:

•The garter snake was named after decorative garters decorated with longitudinal stripes that men once wore to hold up their socks. When alarmed, garter snakes flatten their bodies showing off these colorful stripes.
•There are 13 subspecies of garter snakes including the Chicago garter snake.
•Snakes are not slimy. The skin consists of a layer of scales made from material similar to human fingernails.
•Snakes can only move forward.
•Snakes smell with their tongues, which is why they constantly flick that part of their body in and out.

Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services, LLC removes all types of snakes – poisonous and non-poisonous – in the Richmond and Charlottesville areas. Contact us today for all of your nuisance wildlife removal needs at (434) 270-0488 or toll-free at (888) 893-1975.

Little Brown Bat Removal and Control, Little Brown Bat Information

Little Brown Bat Removal & Control – Richmond and Charlottesville Virginia

little brown bat removal and controlBats in your attic? Bats in vents? Bat in the house? Call our BAT REMOVAL EXPERTS at (434) 270-0488 or toll-free at (888) 893-1975. Little Brown bat removal and control is a specialized service that should only be performed by a professional bat control expert in Virginia that has specific knowledge of the Little Brown bat and Big Brown bat. If you’ve had a bat or two appear in your house, or if you’re hearing noises you suspect are made by bats, a little bit of investigation will go a long way. Depending on the time of year, it may be an isolated incident, or evidence of a resident maternity colony; here’s how to tell the difference, and how to proceed in either case.

Little Brown bats are sometimes mistaken for late-flying butterflies when they leave their roosts before sundown, due to their very small size and erratic flight patterns. Little Brown bats require a nearby, ready source of water, such as a lake, stream, or even a swimming pool.

Little Brown bats do form maternity colonies, but pregnant solitary females have also been found. Little Brown bats generally have one pup (offspring) per year. Little Brown bats can often be found roosting in attics during the day. Little Brown bats do not seem to migrate far and may stay in the same area year round. They probably hibernate in mines and caves during winter. They are also known to roost in buildings or attics if conditions are suitable.

Hearing Noises? Identifying the Culprit as Little Brown Bats
First of all, is essential to verify that a nuisance is caused by bats, and not some other animal. Scrambling, scratching, and thumping sounds coming from attics and walls may be caused by rats, mice, or flying squirrels. Twittering and rustling sounds in old chimneys, often attributed to bats, may be caused by chimney swifts. Bats often become noisy before leaving their roosts at sunset and may chatter on hot days when they move down attic walls to seek refuge from heat. Thus, an increase in chirping noises about dusk probably indicates bats.

Here’s when you pull out the lawn chairs, lemonade, and bug repellent, and sit outside to watch your house around sunset time. If the “bats” swarm and enter the chimney at dusk, most likely these are swifts; a chimney cap will go a long way towards dealing with that problem. Bats will be seen leaving 15-45 minutes after sunset in midsummer. Make note of all the exits the bats are using, and make an approximate count of about how many bats you have (this is important for setting up bat boxes later on). During daylight hours, look for dark staining or smudges along the roofline; these may be places where bats are entering the building, where the oils in the bats’ fur has rubbed off.

Little Brown Bats in Early Fall
The discovery of one or two bats in a house is probably the most frequent problem. Little Brown bats may enter homes through open windows and doors, but may use any crevice it can find. This usually occurs in the early fall when bats are checking for potential roost or hibernation sites. Little Brown bats may also appear in midwinter during a warm weather spell.

Little Brown Bat Appearances in Mid to Late Summer
Repeated occurrences of Little Brown bats in your living spaces in mid to late summer suggest that a maternity colony is close by, most likely in the attic. As juvenile bats begin fending for themselves and exploring, one may explore its way into your living room. The presence of any bat in your living spaces is purely accidental; it is often a simple matter to allow it to escape.

Letting Them Out, Little Brown Bat Exclusion
Any bat will usually find its own way out; jut open all windows and doors leading to the outside. Bats usually will not attack a person even if chased. Never swat or throw things at the bat, or run around waving. All this tends to do is confuse the bat and leave you exhausted. Above all else, calmly watch the bat to make sure it leaves. If the bat refuses to leave, it will calm down and land on something. Drapes and hanging clothes seem to be the preferred rest areas. Place a small box or can over the bat, then gently slide thin cardboard under the “trap” to collect your bat, then release it outside. At last resort, local health authorities can be called to collect the bat, though this may result in its demise. If the bat, or any wild animal, has come in contact with pets, children, handicapped individuals, etc. contact your local health department. Health department recommendations vary from state to state.

The Solution, A Little Brown Bat Exclusion
These are animals that can hone in on a single mosquito flying through the air; a ½ inch crack in the side of a house is easy for them to find.

Professional Measures
If you are dealing with bats in your home, there are several ways a professional bat abatement company can help. Look for a company like Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services, LLC (434) 270-0488 or toll-free at (888) 893-1975 who:
· Has years of experience finding all the tiny entrances bats use to enter and exit a structure, and in sealing up those gaps.
· Can quickly and efficiently clean up accumulated bat guano and urine, which poses a significant health risk if not dealt with properly.

Raccoon Exclusion and Raccoon Damage Repair Services In Richmond and Charlottesville Virginia

Raccoon Removal, Exclusion and Raccoon Damage Repair Services In Richmond and Charlottesville Virginia

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Richmond & Charlottesville Raccoon Removal

Raccoon Removal in Virginia. Call us at (434) 270-0488 or toll-free at (888) 893-1975. Their distinctive black masks giving them the appropriate appearance, raccoons steal into Richmond and Charlottesville yards like thieves in the night. While Virginia home owners sleep, these nocturnal animal pests, along with skunks opossums and groundhogs, destroy gardens and decimate lawns as they hunt for food.

Raccoons frequently forage in trash cans and dumpsters, scattering trash that attracts other noxious pests. Common home invaders, raccoons foul attic insulation with their urine and feces and introduce dangerous diseases and parasites into Virginia homes that can migrate into living areas, placing your family and pets at serious risk. A primary carrier of rabies, raccoons are responsible for the majority of rabies cases reported in the U.S.

Raccoons Have Adapted to Suburban Life in Richmond and Charlottesville, VA
Highly adaptable, raccoons have learned to thrive in suburban and urban environments. Their ability to adapt quickly, coupled with a lack of natural predators, has allowed raccoon populations to swell in Richmond and Charlottesville where their destructive behavior makes these disease- and parasite-infested animals a serious home and health threat. Viciously aggressive when cornered or protecting their young, raccoons will charge if their den site is invaded during removal attempts.

Virginia homeowners who attempt do-it-yourself raccoon removal are at serious risk of being bitten and possibly infected with rabies. For your own safety and to minimize trauma to the animal, the professional wildlife control experts at Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services, LLC should be called in to remove invading raccoons and other nuisance wildlife humanely in keeping with Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries regulations.

A woodland creature that lives in tree hollows or underground dens, raccoons quickly adapted to suburban and city life as development encroached on their natural habitat. Today, raccoons frequently seek shelter in Richmond and Charlottesville homes, particularly in the fall when searching for comfortable winter dens and in the early spring when females look for safe, shelters to give birth and raise their young.

When raccoons invade Virginia homes, they most often seek shelter in attics, crawl spaces and chimneys or harbor under decks and porches. Adept climbers, raccoons will scale brick chimneys, wood columns and overhanging trees to invade attics and uncapped chimneys. With their sharp claws, these powerful animals can tear through protective screens to access homes through rooftop ventilators and attic fans. To gain entrance to attics, raccoons have been known to rip through roof shingles and tear holes in soffits.

Raccoon Identification in Richmond and Charlottesville
Raccoons are dark brown to black with a distinctive black mask across their eyes and a ringed tail. Powerful but slow, these mammals have compact torsos with short legs. A North American native, raccoons are 16 to 28-inch long body and weigh between 8 and 20 pounds, although with plentiful food supplies they can reach a length of 3 feet and weigh as much as 30 pounds. These nocturnal nuisance animals are active year-round but will harbor in their dens for weeks at a time during periods of severe winter cold or deep snow. Once hunted for their fur, raccoons have a dense undercoat that insulates them from the cold, protected by a layer of water-shedding guard hairs.

Raccoons have unusually sensitive and dexterous, almost hand-like, front paws. These animals are noted for their unique behavior of dousing, or “washing,” their food. Their name comes from the Powhatan Indian word “aroughcun” which means “one who rubs with hands.” Once thought to be the animal’s way of cleaning its food, wildlife researchers now believe that raccoons immerse their fore paws in water to soften the horny covering that protects their paws and increase tactile sensation. Omnivorous, raccoons feed on almost anything, including plants, fruit, grain, nuts, insects worms, fish, crayfish, snails, frogs, birds, turtles, eggs and even small mammals.

In mid-April, raccoons give birth to a single litter of two to five kits. The mother stays with her young until late fall, although it is not uncommon for a family unit to stay together for the first winter. In the wild, the life expectancy for these animals is only two to three years, hunting and traffic accidents being the primary causes of death.

Raccoons in Richmond and Charlottesville Are Destructive and Transmit Disease
Foraging raccoons help themselves to garden vegetables, chew on tender plant shoots, peel back strips of sod to get to the tasty grubs underneath, scavenge in compost piles and root through trash cans, strewing garbage across the ground that attracts other animal and insect scavengers. Bold and clever, raccoons will even enter northern New Jersey homes through pet doors to feast on dog food. When raccoons invade human habitats, they bring with them fleas, mites, ticks and other parasites that can harm humans and pets. A reservoir for rabies, raccoons are responsible for the majority of rabies cases in the U.S. and are a leading carrier of canine parvovirus (distemper). Their feces contain roundworms that can infest lawns, infecting pets and playing children. Roundworms can cause severe disability in young children.

When they invade your attic, raccoons will destroy and displace insulation and can rip huge shards from wood rafters while sharpening their claws. Invading raccoons will turn your attic into a latrine, their urine staining the ceilings below and their feces fouling insulation. The unpleasant odor of their pungent musk can permeate your home and take months to dissipate. The dangerous parasites that accompany raccoons when they invade Virginia homes can migrate from attics into homes, placing your family and pets at risk.

Do-It-Yourself Treatment is Risky and Ineffective
Raccoons are clever, curious and intelligent, making them difficult to trap and remove when they invade Richmond and Charlottesville Virginia homes. Homeowners should also be aware that the certain restrictions apply to the trapping and release of nuisance wildlife which is regulated by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

Some Virginia home owners will try to frighten away invading raccoons using home remedies or products marketed on the Internet. Tests conducted by University of California scientists found none of these gadgets or products to be effective against raccoons, including loud noises, rock music, flashing lights, ultrasonic emitters, mothballs, ammonia and even coyote urine. These techniques frightened raccoons away for a day or two, but the animals quickly learned they posed no real threat and returned. Some home “cures” can also be worse than the problem. Mothballs (naphthalene), ammonia and predator urine produce noxious odors that can permeate your home and be impossible to get rid of until the odor dissipates naturally, a process that can take six months or more.

While do-it-yourself wildlife removal is not recommended, Virginia home owners can discourage raccoons from moving in by removing possible food sources and eliminating access paths to potential harborage sites.
• Keep garbage cans covered and secured.
• Do not leave pet food out overnight.
• If you have fruit trees, pick up fallen fruit regularly.
• Secure pet doors at night.
• Cut back overgrown shrubbery and trim overhanging tree branches.

Safe, Humane Raccoon Removal Requires Professional Animal Control Services
Their intelligence, ability to manipulate simple latches and excellent long-term memory make raccoons a challenge to trap. Raccoons are viciously aggressive if cornered or when protecting their young which makes removing these animals from their preferred den sites in the confined spaces of attics, crawl spaces, under porches and under decks dangerous work. Raccoon removal carries a very real risk of being clawed or bitten by these rabies-carrying animals.
The nuisance wildlife control experts at Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services, LLC (434) 270-0488 or toll-free at (888) 893-1975 use their expert knowledge of raccoon biology and behavior to place on-way tunnel traps effectively these traps allow animals to vacate the premises but not gain re-entry. Once the raccoons are locked out we remove nesting materials, sanitize nesting areas and can repair any damage done to your home.

Homeowners should make sure to check their homeowner’s insurance policy as some carriers will cover the cost of raccoon nest and animal fecal matter cleanup and damage repair charges.

Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services – It’s who we are and what we do

Virginia Wildlife Removal, Animal Trapping & Pest Control

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virginia wildlife removalVirginia Wildlife Removal Services was started due to the increasing need for nuisance wildlife to be humanely removed from homes, commercial properties and other areas. Our goal has always been to safely remove wild animals and restore your Richmond and Charlottesville Virginia home or business to its normal condition, whenever possible.

Our Professionalism, Education and Integrity sets us apart.

Professionalism:

We arrive on time and are clearly identified by our uniforms and trucks. We provide you with the highest level of customer service every time. We try to clearly explain everything we are going to do before we do it and we are always available to answer questions. If we do not feel we can effectively solve your problem we tell you this BEFORE we start, not after!

Education:

Many animal removal technicians have very little training, experience, or education. Here at Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services we put a high priority on advanced education because we believe it enables us to better understand animal behavior, provide effective solutions to various problems, and maintain lifelong scientific learning in this field. Just because your dad or your dad’s dad were trappers DOES NOT make you an effective nuisance wildlife removal and control technician. We are not just trappers, but problem solvers.

Integrity:

We charge a SET fee for trapping and exclusions, which we quote to you UP FRONT. We do NOT charge per trap or per animal caught! Some unethical companies can charge you per animal, and then proceed to trap and catch the SAME animal numerous times costing you much more than it should.

Our normal procedures include checking the live traps to monitor progress, change trap locations as necessary, and changing bait to keep it fresh. We always maintain constant communication with you about our progress. Our customers are what make us successful. Our goal is 100% satisfaction from our customers — they are, after all why we have a thriving business. We love what we do! We provide bat removal, beaver removal, bee control, bird control, deer management, foxes, flying squirrel removal, groundhog removal, mice control, mole removal, opossum removal, raccoon removal, rat removal, skunk removal, snake removal, squirrel removal, vole removal and more. Call us today at (434) 270-0488 or toll-free at (888) 893-1975.

Beaver Contaminate Water Supply With Giardia | Virginia

Beaver Cause Local Health Concern

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beaverAlaska 03/27/11 newsminer.com: by Dan Joling – (Excerpt) Inupiat Eskimo villagers in the Chukchi Sea village of Kivalina rely on wild animals to survive, but a recent arrival associated with climate warming is causing health concerns. Beavers have colonized the Wulik River, Kivalina’s main source for water. Beaver feces carry a microscopic protozoa that can cause giardia, known to campers elsewhere in Alaska as “beaver fever.” Diarrhea and vomiting are symptoms. Kivalina hunters using the Wulik as a corridor to inland caribou herds have been warned to boil water before drinking it. Beavers are among the unwelcome changes associated with climate change, said Michael Brubaker, lead author of reports documenting how two northwest villages have been affected. The appearance of North America’s largest rodent was a signal that a traditional water source had changed. “It’s a new health issue,” Brubaker said. “It affects people’s behavior. It can affect people’s health and it also affect s the cost of running water facilities.” Brubaker is director of community environment and safety for the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, a health organization managed by tribal governments and their regional health organizations.

Let Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services, LLC take care of your beaver problems in the Richmond and Charlottesville Virginia areas of Central Virginia. We utilize proven beaver trapping techniques to remove your beaver problem. For beaver trapping, beaver control, beaver management, beaver capture and beaver exclusion services in the Richmond Virginia, Charlottesville VA, and Central Virginia areas call (434) 270-0488 or toll-free at (888) 893-1975. We also provide removal and trapping services for bats, beavers, bees, birds, flying squirrels, foxes, groundhogs, opossums, mice, moles, raccoons, rats, skunks, snakes, squirrels, voles and more. Best of all we are licensed and insured in the State of Virginia and our work is guaranteed. For additional information on Virginia Wildlife Removal, Trapping and Control.

Springtime Raccoon Removal In Richmond and Charlottesville, VA

Raccoons, Springtime Home Invaders

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raccoonsThis spring Raccoons will be trying to find a simple and convenient location to live, and may well discover a nice location to raise a litter of coon pups somewhere within your Richmond or Charlottesville Virginia residence. A Raccoon may well be living only inches from you and your family members. Some locations raccoons get pleasure from are chimney smoke shelves, attics, crawlspaces and inside wall cavities. Just before the Raccoon has her litter of raccoon pups, the homeowner and their family members may possibly not know they’ve unwanted invaders. They may well begin hearing odd bumps and scratching in the night. Soon after the coon pups are born, the pups will begin to get noisier as they get older. They make chirps, chatters and will cry when they are several weeks old. Nevertheless, when the Raccoon pups get older and grow to be mobile they grow to be noisier with growls, chattering and whines that may be heard any time day or night. While being raised in attics they will play with heat ducts and wiring which can damage them not including the damage to your insulation when urinating and defecating on it. It really is best to perform raccoon removal on these invading Richmond and Charlottesville bandits just before the coon pups grow to be mobile. The damage that Raccoons can do may be expensive to the homeowner.

Raccoons not just damage Richmond and Charlottesville, VA homes, but may also harm your family members too — mentally and or physically. Direct contact with the animal isn’t required to transmit parasites or diseases to your family members. External parasite transmission between Raccoons to humans and their pets is also of concern. Raccoons are commonly infested with a selection of ticks and fleas. Raccoons can carry fleas into the residence infesting all of the occupants’, human and animal alike. The possibility for Raccoons to carry borrelia-infected ticks into the urban environment is great.

In conclusion, soon after the raccoons have been removed and prevention measures completed to keep them out. The Richmond or Charlottesville home needs to be treated for fleas, ticks and any other ectoparasites by someone with knowledge of wildlife born parasites.

Be sure to hire a professional wildlife removal and control company like Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services, LLC for all of your nuisance pest removal problems. Contact us at (434) 270-0488 or toll-free at (888) 893-1975 or visit us on the web at www.virginiaprofessionalwildliferemovalservices.com

What To Look For In A Virginia Nuisance Animal Wildlife Removal And Control Company

Wildlife removal is our specialty. If you are in need of a company in the Richmond or Charlottesville Virginia areas to provide nuisance animal wildlife removal services there are certain things to consider. First, there are two types of companies out there, pest control operators (PCOs) and wildlife control operators (WCOs). Pest control operators (PCOs) are your typical companies that handle bugs, mice and rats. On the other hand, most wildlife control operators (WCOs) do not handle insects, mice and rats–they only handle wildlife. With us, your in luck. We are a dual licensed company capable of providing wildlife removal and pest control services.

Because of the current economy, some pest control companies are attempting to offer wildlife removal services. Unfortunately, most neither have the necessary training, experience and proper state licensing. You would not hire a plumber to repair the wiring in your home or an electrician to do your plumbing. Likewise, you should not hire a bug control company to solve your nuisance wildlife problem. When searching for a company to solve your nuisance animal wildlife problems in the Richmond and Charlottesville Virginia areas or elsewhere, the company you hire should have at a minimum three things:

1. A local business license,
2. Commercial liability insurance, and
3. A Commercial Nuisance Animal Permit – Issued By The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

A company CANNOT get one permit to cover all employees. Each employee is required to have their own permit.

Finally, don’t be afraid to ask for references. Just because a company has the three items listed above is no guarantee that they have the knowledge, skills and abilities to solve your Richmond and Charlottesville Virginia nuisance animal wildlife problem. Wildlife control operators do not necessarily consider themselves as trappers. While trapping animals is part of the job, we are problem solvers. No two nuisance animal wildlife problems are the same, and some animal species are extremely unique and are difficult for even the most experienced wildlife control operator (WCO). We tell our customers that the only certainty with nuisance animal wildlife is their uncertainty and unpredictability.

If you live in the Richmond or Charlottesville Virginia area and need a company with the knowledge, skills, abilities, and professionalism to handle your nuisance animal wildlife problem contact Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services, LLC at (434) 270-0488 or toll-free at (888) 893-1975. We offer the humane and efficient removal of ALL types of animal wildlife. Some of the animals we handle include, but are not limited to: bats, birds, beavers, squirrels, raccoons, snakes, skunks, opossums, groundhogs, moles, voles, foxes, coyotes, muskrats and turtles. Feel free to call us with any of your Richmond or Charlottesville VA animal wildlife problems. If you don’t own a home or business in our service area, we have a network of other wildlife control operators across Virginia that we know and trust that can help you.

We provide residential, commercial and industrial animal trapping, wildlife removal, animal control and wildlife exclusion services 24/7 in the Richmond VA and Charlottesville VA areas and our work is guaranteed!

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