Animal Control and Removal in Northern Virginia
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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.
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.
Indications and symptoms of a Raccoon problem:
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?
First 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.
So whether you need to repair damage caused by wildlife, or simply want to prevent animal
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