Located in southeastern Virginia, Virginia Beach is well-known for its beaches and other natural attractions that draw residents, tourists, and plenty of wildlife. The city’s mild winters and warm summers, combined with communities not far from wildlife refuges and state parks, mean that property owners will most likely experience their fair share of nuisance wildlife encounters. If you live in Virginia Beach and need assistance removing squirrels from your crawl space, a family of raccoons in your chimney, or skunks in your yard, please don’t hesitate to contact your local Critter Control office.
Clever and dexterous, raccoon problems are frequent in areas of Virginia Beach with trash to provide meals. These animals are famous for rummaging through garbage cans and often leave porches, driveways, and yards in disarray. Raccoons in the Virginia Beach area have been known to carry rabies. Encountering nuisance raccoons on your property can be frustrating, and your first instinct may be to scare them away yourself. Instead, take the easier route and reach out to a professional wildlife specialist to safely remove raccoons from your property.
Inspection: Our technician will inspect your property look for signs of raccoons, including footprints, raccoon poop, and scattered trash.
Removal: Again, please do not attempt to harass a raccoon as that could cause the animal to become aggressive and transmit rabies. Our technician will remove all raccoons using a humane trap.
Repairs: After removal, our specialist will seal all entry points to prevent future entry. We will also clean and disinfect the affected areas.
Rat and Mice Removal
Given that Virginia Beach is a coastal city with not only access to the ocean but also rivers and lakes, it’s no surprise that some property owners report rodent issues. Rats are abundant in Virginia Beach, and home infestations are frequent. In Virginia Beach, locals have reported rats turning up in yards. Dealing with a rodent issue is far from pleasant and could lead to food contamination and health issues. If you’ve crossed paths with one too many rodents, please call Critter Control as soon as possible.
Inspection: Our technician will make a note of the usual signs of a rodent infestation, including chewing, droppings, rub marks, nesting material, and small entry points.
Removal: Once we complete our property inspection, we will determine the type of trap, number of traps, and type of bait that will best help us remove all rodents from your property.
Repairs: In addition to cleaning up all feces and urine and decontaminating the area, we will repair any entry points in and around your property.
With plenty of natural habitat throughout the Virginia Beach area, squirrels are a familiar sight to residents and visitors alike. There are five species of squirrel in the state of Virginia: northern flying squirrel, southern flying squirrel, fox squirrel, gray squirrel, and the red squirrel. While squirrels are not known to be aggressive, they can cause quite a bit of trouble if they make their way inside your home. Please do not try to catch nuisance squirrels yourself; instead, contact Critter Control for assistance.
Inspection: There are several common signs of a squirrel infestation, and our technician will look for all of them. Gnaw marks, small openings to attics or the crawl space, debris like nuts or nesting materials, and, of course, droppings all usually mean one or more squirrels are inside your home.
Removal: Chasing a squirrel out with a broom or shovel is not the best idea. Allow one of our technicians to remove the squirrel(s) with a live trap or one-way door.
Repairs: Once we’re sure all squirrels have been removed, our technician will seal up all entry points and clean up any debris left behind.
Seventeen bat species call the state of Virginia home. While these animals offer a natural form of insect control, they can become quite a nuisance if they set up a roost inside your attic or crawl space. Although a bat may be killed if deemed to be a nuisance to a homeowner in Virginia, this is usually not the safest course of action. If you discover bats roosting inside your home or business, please call your Virginia Beach-based Critter Control office so we can help you address the infestation immediately. These animals not only can cause property damage but also spread diseases.
Inspection: Bats can leave quite a mess if they take up residence inside a home. One or more bats can leave a pile of feces, or guano, accumulating on walls and floors.
Removal: Again, keep yourself safe and the bats safe and leave removal to the professionals. Bats have been known to carry rabies in Virginia. Our specialist will remove all bats safely and humanely with a bat valve, which permits bats to exit your home but not re-enter.
Repairs: Once all bats have been removed, our technician will make repairs and clean up all guano using a respirator.
Both spotted and striped skunks are found in the state of Virginia. While the less common eastern spotted skunk is found in the western part of the state, the striped skunk is commonly found in the eastern part of the state and is the species Virginia Beach homeowners could encounter. These adaptable, nocturnal creatures known for their pungent spray can wreak havoc if one too many discover a consistent food source on your property. If you smell a skunk on your property, please do not attempt to remove it yourself, as these animals can become aggressive and spray when threatened.
Inspection: Our technician will immediately note the telltale odor of skunk on your property and inspect your yard for holes and upturned earth created by skunks.
Removal: Again, do not try to remove a skunk without professional assistance. Instead, allow our technician to use a humane trap to safely capture the animal(s).
Repairs: Our technician will assist with removing the odor left behind. If necessary, we will install a buried fence barrier system to keep skunks away.
Birds are an important part of our natural environment in the area.
- As predators, they feed on insects, rodents, worms, fish and countless other animals.
- Game birds, song birds, hawks and other bird species contribute to outdoor recreation and the overall enjoyment of nature.
Birds may be beneficial, neutral, or harmful to man's interests, depending upon time, location and activity, and certain birds (sparrows, woodpeckers, waterfowl, pigeons and black birds) are more likely to become pests and require bird-proofing and bird control. Pest bird situations that require bird control and bird proofing include:
- Feeding on agricultural products
- Roosting or nesting around human habitations
- Destroying vegetation and contaminating foods
- Noise, droppings, odor and feathers
- Diseases or ectoparasites affecting man including histoplasmosis and cryptococcosis
- Unpleasant or hazardous working conditions
Commerical Pigeon Control
These pigeons and their friends found a nice little spot to build their nest while their other feathered friends entered along side the HVAC system and had a nice nest set up on top of the drop ceiling in this retail store.
For a long-term solution to problem pigeons, exclusion is usually an active part of professional bird management. Blocking open spaces on roofs with bird netting or changing the angle of ledges to avoid roosting can help prevent further infestations. In this situation, we installed spikes to keep pigeons from perching on the signs.
How Professional Wildlife Control Services Can Help You
Whether you need to remove one or more raccoons from your driveway, a roost of bats in your attic, or a few skunks you’re your backyard, Critter Control of Virginia Beach is ready to offer you the most effective, humane solution. Regardless of the species you’ve been encountering on your property, it’s always best to be proactive and ensure all animals are removed as soon as possible before they can damage your property or threaten your health. Rather than wait for the animals to leave or attempt to remove them yourself, call a wildlife specialist. How can we help?
- Trained specialists understand animal behavior. We also are familiar with your area’s local wildlife and the various regulations concerning wildlife removal.
- It’s critical to figure out why animals are drawn to your home. An expert will make sure every single animal is found.
- An experienced professional will only use the most humane tools and techniques for trapping and removing wild animals.
- We know our work doesn’t end after we remove the animals. We know it’s just as important to make all necessary repairs and decontaminate the affected area.
- A true professional will treat each animal with care and respect.
Why Choose Critter Control
We are ecologically responsible.
Our team ensures we only use environmentally sound solutions and humane wildlife removal techniques.
We are thorough and go the extra mile to assist our customers
. We not only remove nuisance critters—we conduct full home inspections and make the necessary repairs to your property.
We tailor our solutions to every customer. We do not take a one-size-fits-all approach to resolving your nuisance wildlife issue.