Animal Control and Removal in Northern Virginia

The One to Call – We Do It All!

198 Cambridge Street • Fredericksburg, Virginia 22405 • Map
Office: 540-899-9001
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ABOUT US

Valley Pest Services of Virginia is located on Fall Hill Avenue in Fredericksburg, Virginia and services all of Northern VA including Stafford County, Prince William County and Fairfax County. Our services include Wildlife Management, Animal Control, Animal Removal and Cleaning and Repairs for Residential, Industrial and Commercial Properties.

Valley Pest Services specializes in Nuisance Pest Control and Management which includes Bat Removal, Bird Removal, Squirrel Removal, Raccoon Removal, Skunk Removal and Snake Removal. We remove these household pests in a humane manor and will clean up any mess or debris they may have left behind and repair any damage these pests may have caused to your home.

Office hours are Monday thru Saturday between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm.  We do provide around the clock service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Our specialty is Residential Wildlife Management in order to provide solutions to whatever problems or concerns they may encounter with nuisance animals, snakes and rodents. We offer services to rid your home of your wildlife, clean up their mess, repair any damage caused and insure that others will not return with proven methods that really work.

Valley Pest Services is a FULL SERVICE PEST CONTROL company that will assist you with problems caused by squirrels, raccoons, bats, snakes, birds, fox, skunks, deer, geese, groundhogs, opossums, turtles, rabbits, chipmunks and more. We love a challenge so give us a call. Our experience in the greater Washington D.C. area includes jobs such as Alexandria wildlife management, Annandale skunk removal, Baileys Crossroads raccoon control, Belleview snake removal, Burke animal control, Centreville pest control, Chantilly animal trapping, Clifton snake removal, Engleside bat removal, Fairfax Station critter removal, Falls Church animal control, Fort Belvoir snake removal, Franconia skunk control, Great Falls critter removal, squirrel removal Stafford and Washington DC pest services.

Most work is guaranteed for up to 5 years against animal reentry. We also provide Dead Animal Removal, Bird Control, Bird Cleanup, Nest Removal and many other services that make us one of the most complete wildlife removal companies in Northern Virginia.

Valley Pest Services is one of only a few companies that have a Nuisance Wildlife Removal Permit from the State of Virginia and we are FULLY INSURED. We are also a proud member of the National Wildlife Control Officers Association.

Don't let the wildlife of Northern Virginia take over your home. Give Valley Pest Services a call today and rid your home of all nuisance and problem animals.

ATTIC CLEANING

Bats and Birds In my arricThere's a better, faster and safer way to get the job done!

Valley Pest Services Attic cleaning and insulation removal service uses a STATE OF THE ART VACUMN SYSTEM that removes attic insulation that has become contaminated with droppings, odors and urine by animals, rodents and pests the safe way!

  • Removes loose cellulose fiber insulation, commonly known as paper.
  • Removes loose fiber glass insulation
  • Removes fiberglass batts, or any other type of insulation
  • Removes insulation that has become contaminated the safe way

NUISANCE ANIMALS

Noises in the atticSquirrel Control and Removal

The most common problem of squirrels is that they will enter  the your attic through existing holes or chew their way through weakened areas of roofs, vents, soffets (soffits) to gain access to a warm and safe environment. Once inside they can cause significant damage which include:

  • Damaged and shredded insulation
  • Feces and urine deposits
  • Stains in Ceilings from urine
  • Strong odors from droppings and soaked or saturated insulation
  • Damage to Electrical wiring creating a real and dangerous fire hazard

Eastern Gray Squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis) are medium sized arboreal, or tree squirrels. Their back is grizzled dark to pale gray and may be tinted with reddish coloration on their hips, feet and head. The tail is white to pale gray and as is their stomach. In the north, both their ears and soles of the feet grow heavy fur during winter. Generally, there is no difference between males and females with respect to size or coloration.

They have two breeding seasons per year, and most breeding occurs in December - February and May - June of each year. Females can have two litters per year, one from each breeding season. Average litter sizes range from 2 - 3 individuals; the winter litter is generally smaller than the summer litter. Both sexes remain reproductively active throughout their lives.

The squirrel easily adapts to whatever situation confronts him. The secret to his survival is how quickly he learns the ropes around the neighborhood. If there is no food available the squirrel will travel for miles to find it then set up his home nearby. His nest, called a "drey," is usually built high up in the trees but if no tree is available the squirrel will build it in the next best thing - an attic.

Animal Damage

The squirrel is one of Virginia's most common wildlife pests, and if you hear “noises” in your attic odds are you have a uninvited guest named “squirrel.” The most common noise complaints associated with squirrels in the attic is folks hearing lots of "scratching," this could be a sign that a female squirrel is preparing to have her young.

This situation should be addresses immediately before the young are old enough to cause damage to your homes wiring.

It is estimated that more than 40,000 incidents of house fires annually are caused by faulty electrical wiring. As such, it is the leading cause of fire-related casualties, claiming about 500 lives with property losses estimated at over $500 million annually. Out of these 40,000 fires it’s believed that 40% are caused by rodents chewing on wiring.

Raccoon Control and Management

In the spring hundreds of female Raccoons find their way into attics, crawl spaces and basements as well as chimneys in search of a safe place to have their young. The usual time for liter births is late March into early April.  Raccoons are very strong and can break louvers from gable vents, tear shingles off of a roof, and dismantle faulty chimney caps or tear of chimney screens. Once inside, raccoons will create a nesting area and designate a spot to be their toilet. This can cause a terrible odor and as it soaks into the insulation, sheetrock or ceiling tiles can cause damage or stains.

These animals are destructive by nature and will tear apart insulation and wiring as well as rip shingles from the roof for not apparent reason. Raccoons are very dangerous animals to have living in your attic, chimney or any other place for a number of reasons.

Critter MobileIndications and symptoms of a Raccoon problem:

  • Loud noises in your attic, especially at night
  • Juvenile raccoon chatter sounds like baby birds chirping
  • Scratching, loud noises or chirping from your fireplace
  • Noticeable damage on the outside of your home
  • Raccoon sightings on your roof, porch or property

Animal Exclusion Services

Whatever the animal or pest may be the only way to getting rid of the problem is to trap the nuisance and remove them from the location. Whether it's squirrels, raccoons, gophers, groundhogs, skunks, snakes, rats, mice or bats, simply blocking the entrance will not solve the problem. You’re little or big nuisance animal will either remove the blockade or create a new entry.  Especially if they have their young still in your home.

We use the most humane methods to trap nuisance animals, or critters and remove them from the property. We then secure the entry spot or holes to insure that the pest or pests do not return and do not gain reentry so that you can sleep worry free.  The fact is that except in those cases where you simply left a window or door open and animals got into your home, every structural animal trapping job is going to require some type of animal damage repair or exclusion to prevent animals from gaining or regaining entry into your home. In the animal control profession, we have a name for repairs or modifications made specifically to keep wild animals out of your home or property. We call this work Wildlife Exclusion, and getting it done right the first time can make all the difference in preventing continuing entry and damage by bats, birds, squirrels, raccoons, rodents, and other nuisance animals.

We provide a wide range of animal damage repair and animal exclusion or "animal-proofing" services throughout North-Central Virginia including Fairfax, Alexandria, Manassas, Gainesville, Culpepper, Fredericksburg and all areas in between. No matter what kind of critter has moved into your attic, roof, soffits, crawl space, basement, barn, or shed, we can catch it. 

We can also help you prevent animal damage in advance by inspecting your home prior to an intrusion from a nuisance animal or critter. It's a lot easier and less expensive to keep bats, rats, raccoons, squirrels, and other nuisance animals out of your home in the first place than it is to clean up the mess and fix the damage once they've already gotten in.

Why Choose Valley Pest Services to Repair Animal Damage?

Birds in my ChimneyFirst of all, let's make it clear that we understand that you do have a choice. It's your property.  We'll never pressure you into using our animal damage repair and exclusion services. You can hire a local carpenter, roofer, or other tradesman. You can even do the work yourself if you like.

But when urban wildlife exclusion is done improperly or incompletely, your home remains at risk for structural damage, fires from animals chewing through electrical wires, and disease-causing, animal-borne pathogens. That's why it's important to choose the right company for the job the first time around.

There are several very good reasons why you should choose us to perform animal exclusion work.
For example:

  • We're the Experts in urban wildlife control and exclusion in Northern and Central Virginia. The methods we use for our animal damage repairs are proven and have been designed specifically to keep animals out of your home or property. Through years of experience, we've learned to "think like" the animals we deal with. We'll be sure to find and close every little nook, crack, gap, or hole that animals may use to gain entry.

  • Our Pricing is Competitive. We know you have choices and we want to earn your business. So we make sure that our prices are more than competitive when compared to what other skilled craftsmen would charge for comparable, high-quality work.  In reality, you'll probably save money by choosing us because we have the skills and experience to do the job right, the first time.

  • Our Work is guaranteed. All of our exclusion and repair work carries a standard, three-year warranty, and longer warranties are available for certain types of work.  You may have become a customer of ours by chance, but you will continue to be our customer by choice because of our experience and expertise.

So whether you need to repair damage caused by wildlife, or simply want to prevent animal
damage in the first place, Call us for the best, highest-quality, fully warranted
animal damage repairs and exclusion in Virginia.


Valley Pest Services of Virginia
198 Cambridge Street • Fredericksburg, VA 22405
540-899-9001
Office Hours:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday thru Saturday
Service Hours: 24 hours / 7 days

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