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.

A Look At The Charlottesville And Richmond Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes)

A few facts on the red fox in the Charlottesville and Richmond, Virginia areas.

Nicknames: Red foxes have no common nicknames, but the Spanish word for “fox” is a familiar word to many — zorro.

Claim to fame: Red foxes are well-known furbearing mammals of Virginia and are included in the state’s furbearer trapping season. There are an increasing number of foxes seen in urban areas. Whereas gray foxes live in brushy, swampy or timbered areas and show a high aversion to humans, red foxes seem less bothered by people.

Species status: Red foxes are found throughout the state.

Length: one foot to four feet in length

Weight: seven to 15 pounds

Diet: Foxes have long been portrayed as predators of poultry, but studies have shown domestic fowl make up only a small portion of most foxes’ diets. Foxes are opportunistic predators, so chickens may be taken if the opportunity presents itself, but studies show that rabbits, field mice, other small mammals, birds and carrion make up the bulk of a fox’s diet.

Life span: In the wild, most red foxes live 6 to 10 years.

If you are having problems with foxes in the Charlottesville or Richmond, VA areas, contact Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services, LLC, at (434) 270-0488 or toll-free at (888) 893-1975. We provide fox removal, fox trapping and fox control in these areas. We are an experienced nuisance wildlife removal company and can help you with all of your nuisance animal wildlife pest problems.

Red Fox Sports a Rare Black Coat in Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley

Foxes are beautiful animals, but under certain circumstances can be a nuisance. Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services offers fox trapping, fox control, and fox removal in Charlottesville and Richmond, Virginia. If you are having problems with foxes or other wildlife call us at (434) 270-0488 or toll-free at (888) 893-1975.

Love Is In The Air For Charlottesville and Richmond Virginia Foxes

It happens during the coldest part of the year in Charlottesville and Richmond, Virginia. At a time when darkness pervades the forest and when everything seems brittle. Yet during this inhospitable period of late January or early February red foxes begin to court.

After a gestation period of approximately 52 days, the kits (baby foxes) are born. In the Charlottesville and Richmond areas this occurs during late March or early April. The litter on the average contains five whining, hungry mouths; but larger litters are not uncommon.

During June the parents frequently takes one or several of the pups on exploratory trips away from their denning site. At first the parents lead the kits away and return with them. Later the kits return on their own. Gradually they become more confident, venture forth slightly farther each day, and spend less time at their den. It seems that a combination of boredom and hunger eventually drives the fox kits away from the den site, whereupon they start a predatory, scavenging life of their own.

Early last summer, Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services, a company serving the Richmond and Charlottesville areas, received a frantic call from a lady who described her pets being attacked by “coyotes”. Although coyotes are common in Virginia, my first thought was that we were dealing with foxes teaching their young to hunt. This suspicion was reinforced when I observed a red fox cross the road as I approached the customer’s home.

After scouting the area and finding no coyote sign, I decided to set traps in an attempt to catch these yet unidentified canids that were attacking her pets. Upon completing my trap sets and as I was attempting to leave, the home owner screamed out, “There’s one of the coyotes now”. I turned to observe a young fox, standing not 30 yards away, watching us–it suddenly ran off, presumably by the same route it had arrived. I explained to the now very anxious home owner that the critter she identified as a coyote was in fact a young fox probably learning to hunt. I felt that there was a mother fox with a den nearby the property, and that she was regularly taking her young on hunting expeditions.

As is turned out, I was right. Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services ended up trapping and removing the mother fox and four of her young from the lady’s property. Shown below is one of the young red foxes we trapped and removed. Another satisfied customer from the Charlottesville and Richmond areas.

Young red fox trapped and removed from the Charlottesville & Richmond area by Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services, LLC

Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services, LLC. provides fox trapping, fox control and fox removal, as well as, pest control, pest removal, animal control, animal removal, critter control, critter removal, wildlife control and wildlife removal in Charlottesville and Richmond, Virginia. Licensed and insured. Residential and commercial services available 24/7. Some of the critters we handle include squirrels, raccoons, beavers, bats, skunks, snakes, groundhogs, birds, opossums, moles, voles, foxes and coyotes. Call us for an appointment at (434) 270-0488 or toll-free at (888) 893-1975.