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Wildlife Control Services in Richmond

Wild Animal Removal

Safe, humane removal of nuisance animals and pests from your home or property.  

Animal Infestation Prevention

Reliable prevention from future animal intrusions in your home.  

Damage Repairs

Professional and permanent repairs to entry points, insulation, and damage from animal urine or feces.

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Critter Control of Richmond

Critter Control provides professional wildlife removal and animal control services for Richmond, Virginia and the surrounding suburban areas. Our trained specialists are dedicated to the safe and humane removal of all nuisance animals from residential and commercial property. We also specialize in the prevention of animal intrusion as well as damage repair. 

The safety of the residents of Richmond is our top priority. With more than 30 years of experience in wildlife removal and animal control, we take pride in quickly identifying the issue and taking action to protect our customers. If you have an intrusion problem on your residential or commercial property, contact Critter Control of Richmond as soon as possible. 

Wildlife Removal Q&A with Critter Control of Richmond 

What are some of the most common wildlife issues that homeowners face in your area? 

Gray squirrels, bats and mice. 

How do the seasons affect wildlife activity in your area? 

Squirrels, raccoons, mice, and rats are big problems during the winter and spring months. Woodpeckers are also wintertime nuisances. We see a lot of bats, birds, and snakes during the summer and fall. 

What are some common signs of nuisance wildlife activity? 

Scratching, scurrying, chewed holes in the structure, and other structural damage. 

Any prevention tips for residents in your area? 

We offer preventative exclusion services. 

When should homeowners call Critter Control? 

At first evidence of wildlife activity. 


Common Richmond Wildlife Problems 

Richmond, VA, has a varied seasonal climate that ensures pests are always active. Hot, humid summers lead to animals foraging in yards, while cold winters force them indoors for shelter. 


It can be difficult for Richmond residents to prevent gray and flying squirrel intrusions. Squirrels rip shingles or create holes in screens to access homes, where they often nest in attics. Scurrying sounds at night suggest flying squirrels, while the same noises during the day indicate a gray squirrel problem. 


Well-adapted to Richmond's urban sprawl, raccoons search for food and safe den sites in houses. The pests forage in garbage cans and gardens during any season. They also den beneath porches or in crawl spaces, especially in colder months. Raccoons are capable of spreading diseases such as rabies, making infestations a serious concern. 


Richmond residents sometimes find bats in attics, where droppings can spread illness. Some Virginia bat species have federal protection. This makes knowing their seasonal patterns vital to safe and legal exclusion. Wildlife removal professionals are best equipped to deal with bats. 


The commonwealth of Virginia is home to three types of venomous snakes, but Richmond is copperhead territory. These dangerous snakes have brown markings that allow them to blend into tall grass, wood piles, and debris. This often leads to unsuspecting people prompting a startled snake to attack. 

Residents typically see these snakes in summer, when they enter open garages and vents to find shelter from the sun. Since many harmless Virginia snake species look similar to the copperhead, it’s best to avoid handling any snake around the home or yard. 


If you've been hearing strange noises at night, such as squeaking, scurrying and scratching, you may have a mouse in your Richmond house. Mice are small but can cause serious damage to insulation and electrical wiring as well as be the source of foul odors in your home. 


There are many different types of voles, but pine voles in Richmond cause the most headaches.  Voles are rodents. They are mouse-sized, or a bit larger, but with shorter ears and tails than mice. Pine voles are reddish brown with lighter colored bellies, and a rounded face (similar to a hamster). Many people mistake shrews for voles. Shrews are dark gray or nearly black, mouse-sized, and have distinctly pointed faces. Shrews are a very common, native woodland animal which are generally harmless.

Opossum Control

If you suspect you have a wildlife intrusion on your residential or commercial property, contact our professionals at Critter Control of Richmond today!  

Serving the following locations:

  • Ashland
  • Chester
  • Chesterfield
  • Colonial Heights
  • Glen Allen
  • Henrico
  • Highland Springs
  • Hopewell
  • Manakin Sabot
  • Mechanicsville
  • Midlothian
  • Moseley
  • Petersburg
  • Powhatan
  • Richmond
  • Sandston
  • Varina 
For Wildlife Control Near You, Call: (804) 674-6621
This franchise is independently licensed and operated by K. J. Copi, Inc., dba Critter Control of Richmond.
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