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Squirrel Control Services At Virginia Rat Removal

We’ll Help You Keep Those Pesky Squirrels Off Your Property

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So You Want To Know If You Have Squirrels In Your Virginia Home? Start Reading!

If you See Holes Around Soffits And Fascia it's a good change your Virginia home has been invaded by squirrels.

You See Holes Around Soffits And Fascia

Squirrels will chew their way into your home via fascia boards, soffits, and attic vent screening. Squirrels’ teeth constantly grow, so they instinctually chew on wood, plastic, and even metal to control the growth.

You could have squirrel nests In your Virginia attic.

Squirrels Build Nests In Your Home

Squirrels will use insulation from your buildings, string, grass, leaves, bark, and tiny branches for nest building. A squirrel nest does not look like a bird’s nest. Their nest looks more like a “mattress of materials.”

Squirrel Food In Your Virginia Buildings

If you see acorns or seeds in your home or buildings, then that’s a good sign you have squirrels someplace close.

Squirrel poop and urine in your Virginia home is unhealthy. Virgginia Rat Removal will sanitize all contaminated areas of your home.

Poop Or Urine In You Home

Squirrel droppings have an odor, and you often smell it before you see it. The droppings are barrel-shaped and not sharp at the end. You might see urine stains coming down your walls.

Hearing strange noises in your Virginia home. Virginia Rat Removal squirrel control services can be your eyes and ears.

Strange Night Time Noises In Your Attic

If squirrels are in your home, especially in your attic, they scurry about at night, scratch on wood, and often fight.

Virginia Rat Removal squirrel control services provide home inspections

Have Virginia Rat Removal Do An Inspection Of Your Home Or Business If You Want Full Assurance Where You Have Squirrels Or Not

If squirrels are in your home, we guarantee we will find them, get them out, seal up any entrances, repair any damage, do cleanup and sanitation. But, you never know, your problem could be mice, rats, bats or raccoons.

Virginia Squirrel Control Services Providing Effective Nuisance Squirrel Trapping And Squirrel Control

Our Virginia Squirrel Control Services solve your squirrel invasions, and we highly suggest you call us before they cause several problems. Squirrels running and playing in your trees and yard can be fun to watch, but once in your home, you can expect physical damage and possible health risks from Lyme’s disease from ticks to introducing salmonella through their feces. Virginia Rat Removal nuisance squirrel experts know how to handle any squirrel-related issue properly. We honestly believe it’s in your best interest both financially and for peace of mind that you don’t tackle a squirrel infestation on your own. We have seen repeatedly that homeowners and business owners end up doing more harm trying to eliminate squirrels on their own.

In the great outdoors, squirrels live in trees in a nest known as a “drey,” but a building that is warm and dry makes for a fabulous alternative, especially in cold climates or when they need protection from minks, cats, dogs, snakes, and more. And since squirrels are rodents, they continually chew to keep their front teeth from getting too long. Once inside, a squirrel becomes a gnawing machine that chews on wood, insulation, plastic, and electrical wiring. And for your information, squirrels chewing on electrical wiring cause thousands of home fires every year.

Squirrels Are A Fire Hazard Most Virginians Never Think About. If A Squirrel Chews Away The Protective Insulation On A Wire In Your Attic, The Wire’s Heat Can Easily Start A Fire If Surrounded By Dry Ignitable Materials.

To prevent any disaster like a fire from occurring, you need to call in our squirrel control services. Our knowledgeable licensed squirrel experts use Live capture traps designed to catch an animal without harming it, remove your nuisance squirrels without harming them. This allows us to transport those pesky squirrels to an area away from your home where they can live another day. But we must be honest; at times, we may have no choice but to exterminate the squirrels that we trap, and we will discuss that possibility with you if it might come to that.

To discover more about having a squirrel-free building, contact Virginia Rat Removal’s Squirrel Control Services online or call us at (804) 256-8272  to request an inspection.

Our Virginia squirrel control services will solve all your nuisance squirrel problems.
In many cases, multiple squirrels invade attics where they make their nests. Call Now: (804) 256-8272 and we’ll solve your squirrel issues.
Our Squirrel Control Services tech setting up a trap at an attic vent.

One of our Squirrel Control Services tech setting up a trap at an attic vent. Call Now: (804) 256-8272.

Virginia Rat Removal take on the big industrial squirrel jobs as well.

Yes, large industrial buildings have pesky squirrel problems as well. Contact our squirrel control services team at (804) 256-8272.

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Examples Of How Virginia Rat Removal Addresses Squirrel Inspections,  Squirrel Damage Repairs, Squirrel Captures, and Squirrel Exclusions

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Squirrels got into this home that had been vacated for some time.
Our Squirrel Control Services tech, Wanda, is removing a gray squirrel we trapped in a customer's attic.
During a home squirrel inspection we discoverd a hole that was made by a squirrel gnawing its way into a Virginia home.
The stain is flying squirrel urine leaking through a vent.
Sadly, we had no choice but to euthanize a number of destructive flying squirrels in a customer's attic.
This crawl space door has gaps which mice can easily enter. One of the many areas we find in building that need to be addressed.
A mouse path in this attic insulation. Yes, mice can climb up into attics.
Vent grating must be covered with quality metal with air holes a mouse cannot fit through.

Of Course, You Want To Know How We’ll Get Those Pesky Squirrels Out Of Your Virginia Home

Our Five-Step Process That Will Help Keep Your Home And Business Squirrel Free

Below is a general explanation of how we will get squirrels out of your home, business, or any structure that has a squirrel problem. So, if you have a squirrel issue stay calm for the time being. You don’t have to worry about a squirrel attacking you as long as you don’t threaten it. But, if you have pets it’s best to isolate them from your squirrel problems since pets can catch diseases squirrels carry.

It’s possible you may have a family of squirrels in your home including some babies who have a high-pitched squeak or squeal. We’ll determine if you’ve become home to Mr. and Mrs. Squirrel and their babies when we do our inspection. Once we go through the inspection process with you to assess the extent of your squirrel problem, we have to set traps. Most of our customers know nothing about the type of trapping we use called Exclusion Trapping. So, we should explain.

Exclusion trapping is trapping an animal, in this case, a squirrel, alive at its entry point into a building. Exclusion trapping is designed, so a squirrel has to go through it, and we don’t have to redo bait. This form of trapping is handy and perfect for circumstances where a squirrel is actually living someplace in your roof, your attic, or your chimney.

Call us today at (804) 256-8272  and arrange an in-home or in-business inspection and say goodbye to squirrels in your home for good!

We conduct a thorough nuisance squirrel inspection of your Virginia home or business.

Inspection

We conduct a thorough inspection of your home or business to assess the damage and to locate every possible access point squirrels will use. Once our squirrel experts discover the access points and the visible damage, they finalize a plan. Our team from our squirrel control services takes pride in solving how squirrels enter your building and effectively fix all issues.
Our squirrel control services specialist determines the types of live traps to use in your home.

Setting Humane Live Traps

Based on the inspection, your specialist determines the types of live traps to use, the traps’ placement, and the bait they will use in the trap to provide the most effective squirrel trapping. The standard trapping/removal time span is a few days, but the trapping process could take longer depending on the type of squirrel infestation. Each type of squirrel, gray, red, or flying, may demand its own unique trapping mode.
You must seal all of all entry points suspected of contributing to your squirrel problems.

Sealing

We must seal all of all entry points suspected of contributing to your squirrel problems. Squirrels will chew holes through almost anything other than metal. We repair gaps and holes in and around fascia boards and soffits, chewed roof edges, openings around shingles, holes in gable, roof and wall vents, and chimney covers. Of course, we may have to address other issues that are specific to your buildings.
After we remove your squirrel problem, we may have to perform cleanup and sanitation.

Cleanup | Sanitation

After we remove your squirrel problem, we may have to perform cleanup and sanitation. Cleanup will remove any damaged debris, including poop and urine-soaked insulation. All contaminated areas will be washed and then sprayed with a disinfectant that will remove any infectious virus, bacteria, or insects like ticks that the squirrels may have spread through their nesting areas and pathways. When finished, the decontaminated areas will have a fresh scent, and you can rest assured you’ll have a healthful environment.

Our Squirrel Control Services specialist gives a full report to you explaining the different squirrel control strategies and treatments.

A Written Report

Our Squirrel Control Services specialist gives a full report to you explaining the different squirrel control strategies and treatments. He or she will suggest how you can guard your home or business against future squirrel invasions. Once our job is done, but before we leave, our expert feels obligated to educate you on measures you can take to minimize future nuisance squirrel issues.

The 4 Squirrels of Virginia: Gray Squirrel, Fox Squirrel, Flying Squirrel, and Red Squirrel

A photo of a Virginia gray squirrel

Gray Squirrel

Virginia is home to the eastern gray squirrel, which you can see in the above photo. They are found throughout Virginia woodlands, parks, and small and large cities. The Grays contribute to the ecology by dispersing and propagating seeds. Gray squirrels cause annoying problems such as damaging gardens, consuming all the food in bird feeders, frightening birds, damaging and contaminating buildings, and chewing on electrical wiring that can produce a fire.

Dealing with nuisance gray squirrels can take time and is not easy. Squirrel exclusion demands patience, but most of all demands an experienced squirrel control services professional like those at Virginia Rat Removal.

Gray squirrels build nests twice each year, spring and at the end of the summer, and have litters of three or four babies. Young grays are out of the nest by six weeks and on their own by 9 weeks when they stop nursing.

Gray Squirrels primarily eat plants but they also eat insects, eggs, and even young birds.

Before beginning a gray squirrel control plan, you and our rep must set sensible goals. Complete elimination of gray squirrels from your building is realistic but eliminating squirrels outside your home is not. But, there are several habitat modifications that we can make to your property that will make it less inviting to the big gray squirrel. Give us a call at (804) 256-8272 and we’ll get one of our squirrel control services experts to do a full building inspection for gray squirrels.
A photo of a Virginia flying squirrel

Flying Squirrel

Notwithstanding their name, flying squirrels glide through the air like a wingsuit glider. By stretching out their legs and expanding the fold of skin between the front and rear legs, they form a “wingsuit” that enables them to glide. Virginia flying squirrels are seldom seen since most of their activity occurs at night. But, if a family of flying squirrels gets into your home, even if you don’t see them, you’ll hear them because at night they start acting up and running through the walls of your home and your attic. And if a flying squirrel does get into your attic, they will cause odor and damage with their urine, let alone keeping you awake with their nighttime antics.

Adult flying squirrels are little, with a length of around 10 inches from head to the end of the tail, and weigh from 2 to 6 ounces. You quickly recognize a flying squirrel by its large black eyes. Depending on the type of flyer, southern or northern, a female may have one or two litters per year consisting of 2 to 6 babies.

Flying Squirrels evolved their large eyes to collect more light for better night vision, which is a characteristic shared by many night-loving animals

If you think you may have a flying squirrel problem, it’s important to contact one of our licensed squirrel control services experts to examine your home or business, and he or she will use the proper exclusion methods and trap out those pesky flyers. Give us a call at (804) 256-8272 and we’ll get one of our squirrel control services experts to do a full building inspection for flying squirrels.

A photo of a Virginia red squirrel

Red Squirrel

The small red squirrel, at 11 to 14 inches in length, and is found throughout Virginia. The Reds are principally found in areas with trees or shrubs bearing cones and evergreen leaves. They love eating seeds from acorns, hazelnuts, and bird feeders; but, they also eat berries, bird eggs, mushrooms, and mice. You’ll often see red squirrels on your maple trees, where they eat the sap that contains sugar.

Red squirrels mate in early spring between March and May and then for a second time between August and early September. The female gives birth to a litter from 1 to 8, and the babies are weaned for 7 to 8 weeks.

An American red squirrel is a great swimmer and will even swim across large bodies of water.

Red squirrels are daytime critters, and you tend to see them in the morning and afternoon. Red squirrels are chatterboxes and their chirping, loud and birdlike. Red squirrels are aggressive regarding their territory, and they will display that anger with chirping that seems to last forever.

If a red squirrel is inside any of your buildings, they tend to get in via holes in vents, eaves, and soffits. When we do an inspection, we often see claw marks on the side of your buildings, chewed wires, and damage from their chewing, urine, or droppings.

Our red squirrel experts can efficiently address your red squirrel problem. But, resolving your red squirrel issues can be a challenge, especially if they are in large numbers in your yard. Give us a call at (804) 256-8272 we’ll get someone out to your place and ascertain the best possible solution to solve your red squirrel issues.

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A photo of a Virginia fox squirrel

Fox Squirrel

The fox squirrel is protected under the federal endangered species act that states it is illegal to take any endangered species in Virginia. These squirrels are larger than gray squirrels and are active during the day, looking for food on the ground. The fox squirrel is mostly a herbivore and mostly eats green and mature pine cones. But the fox squirrel will eat some adult insects and larvae, bird eggs, bird nestlings, various types of herb and wood fruits, and seeds. Fox’s will stores nuts and other food for later retrieval by burying them just below the ground’s surface.

Generally, fox squirrels are not a nuisance squirrel in Virginia though can be in the western states. These squirrels live in Virginia’s forests at higher elevations in counties west of the Blue Ridge mountains though one may make its way into a more populated area.

Some hand-raised Fox Squirrels have lived for 18 years. In the wild, females can live  12 years or more, though males die younger for numerous reasons.

A photo of a Virginia fox squirrel and a squirrel skeleton

VIRGINIA SQUIRREL CONTROL AND SQUIRREL TRAPPING

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