Virginia Wildlife Control Services
Animal Control Solutions complete nuisance wildlife control services to remove all types of Virginia’s Wildlife Pests. The most common types of nuisance animals we deal with are Bats, Squirrels, Raccoons, Flying Squirrels, Snakes, Birds, Moles, Groundhogs, Skunks, Opossums, Rodents, Mice, Beavers, Wasps, Hornets, Muskrats, Foxes, Coyotes and Dead Animal Removal are the most common. These animals commonly cause problems for homeowners and businesses throughout Virginia. They create messes with their fecal, and damage structures from chewing through roofs, soffits, fascia boards. These are common problems that Animal Control Solutions Wildlife Technicians deal with on a daily basis. We have been performing Wildlife Control and Wildlife Removal services throughout the State of Virginia since 1993. Feel confident that your nuisance wildlife problem will be solved by calling Virginia’s top nuisance wildlife control company of Animal Control Solutions!
Animal Control Solutions is very different from a typical Pest Control company. Pest Control companies focus primarily on insects and bugs and not the Wildlife of Virginia. Pest control companies’ common solutions are to spray pesticides or put down poison. We discourage the use of poison, these methods are dangerous to homeowners with pets and creates a bigger problem once an animal or rodent dies in a wall or within the subfloor of your home. We offer safe humane methods to resolve wildlife conflicts. Once the animal problem has been resolved we offer solutions to animal proof your home, repair damages including roof repairs, siding repairs, insulation removal, insulation replacement, siding replacement and any other necessary repairs. These are all services that are not effectively handled by a typical pest control company!
We provide Wildlife Removal and Wildlife Control services throughout the State of Virginia including the cities of Alexandria, Annandale, Bristow, Centreville, Chantilly, Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Gainesville, Great Falls, Groveton, Henrico, Herndon, Lincolnia, Lorton, Manassas, Mclean, Merrifield, Midlothian, Newington, Oakton, Reston, Richmond, Short Pump, Springfield, Stafford, Tysons Corner, and Vienna.
Virginia Bat Facts
Bats are very beneficial to the environment and Virginia is home to 16 bat species. The Gray Bat, Indiana Bat, Virginia Big-Eared Bat are native to Virginia that are federally protected endangered species and the Rafinesque’s Big-Eared Bat is a State protected Bat of Virginia. The most common bats found in buildings throughout Virginia are the Little Brown Bats. This common house bat is often found in buildings, homes, attics that are near waterways. This is where they forage for mosquitos. A bat can consume 600 mosquitos an hour. This makes them very valuable to have has a neighbor just not as a roommate! Common places for bats to form colonies in manmade structures are in attics, under eaves, siding, and shingles. If you discover you have a bat problem call our Bat Experts of Animal Control Solutions today, we have solutions to all types of bat situations within Virginia!
Virginia Snake Facts
Virginia is home to 36 snake species with three of these species being venomous. Venomous snakes include the Timber Rattlesnake, Eastern Copperhead, and Northern Copperhead. The first normal reaction to a snake encounter is to kill it, but the fact is snakes are a beneficial part of our ecosystem. These reptiles are an important factor in controlling mice and rat population, in addition to being a good food source for Hawks and other larger predators. There are only 10 snake species that can be found statewide. Snake populations have been decreasing throughout Virginia. It is believed this decrease is related to snake collection for hides, snake killings, and habitat destruction. According to the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries “Under Virginia law, snakes are classified as a non-game species and are afforded protection under non-game regulations. While killing snakes is not a permitted activity, they can be taken when classified as a nuisance species. If you discover a snake in the home contact the professionals of Animal Control Solutions to have it Safely and Humanely removed!
Virginia Gray Squirrel Facts
The most common type of squirrel found in Virginia is the Eastern Gray Squirrel. These squirrels have bushy tails with black-brown and white fur. Which, when viewed from afar makes them look gray. These rodent animals are about 16-20 inches in length and can weigh up over a pound. Squirrels can be seen in urban, suburb, and rural areas as well as forests. Squirrels prefer to den high off the ground. This is why they take advantage of attics and buildings for denning. Squirrels breed twice a year normally from December to February and May to June. This winter mating season is when you see the most problems with squirrels in attics because they are looking for that warm, safe place to birth and raise their young. Common sounds heard with squirrels in attics and walls are scratching noises. Most often heard in the morning and evening times, during the day these pests are out foraging for food. If you suspect a squirrel in your attic, chimney, or walls give us a call today to solve your squirrel problem!
Virginia Raccoon Facts
Raccoons commonly referred to as “coons” inhabit all of Virginia and throughout most of the US. These mammals can weigh upwards of 30lbs with a length of 3 feet. They are grizzled black, white, and gray with what looks like a black mask over its eyes. They commonly den in hollow trees and ground burrows. Although in urban and suburban areas is it common for raccoons to live in chimneys, attics, and inside other high manmade structures. Raccoons are omnivorous mammals that eat both plants and animals. In urban areas, they will commonly prey on pet dishes and garbage rubbish. These pests can be a nuisance for homeowners because of the extensive damage they can create. The most extensive damage happens when they tear off shingles and fascia boards in order to access an attic. Then they create more damage by contaminating a home’s insulation and compromising the homes R-Factor. The R-Factor decreases the home’s heating and cooling efficiency. This happens from the raccoon smashing the insulation. We have solutions to all types of Raccoon Problems throughout Virginia!
Virginia Skunk Facts
The Striped Skunk is found throughout Virginia and is a member of the weasel family. Its appearance is similar to the common house cat and can weigh up to 8 lbs. Its common characteristic is its jet black fur with two lateral white stripes that run down its back from its head to the tip of its tail. The striped skunk is species is common throughout the U.S. Skunks commonly will live under structures within urban areas. Skunks commonly feed on small mammals, insects, and plants. Skunks become a nuisance when their denning and feeding habits coincide with humans. When their food source becomes scarce they will get into garbage, pet food dishes, and dig holes in lawns in search of food. If you are having problems with skunks contact us today to resolve all types of Skunk Problems.
Virginia Opossum Facts
Opossums are commonly found throughout the Virginia and the Eastern United States. Opossums are commonly referred to as “Possums”. These mammals are the size of an average house cat and can weigh up to 14lbs. These animals are grayish, white in color with a rat like tail. Opossums should never be attempted to be handled without proper training and knowledge. These animals have 50 sharp teeth with prominent canine teeth that can cause serious injury. These animals will take the opportunity to den in burrows, brush piles, garages and attics. These nuisance pests eat animals, insects, and vegetables. In suburban areas the will frequently visit garbage cans, bird feeders, and pet food dishes. The biggest concern with possums in Virginia is that they will den under homes structures and are a carrier of fleas. If a possum is discovered under a deck contact us today to get rid of and remove these nuisance possums of Virginia.