Getting rid of those pesky squirrels once and for all, humanely and safely.

Major Health & Safety Concerns

For those who don’t live in the Richmond or surrounding areas, squirrels might appear like a harmless part of nature. But squirrels can pose serious health risks and become very annoying and costly vermin. The local gray and flying squirrel are the most common problem pests in the area because they can carry a variety of parasites and diseases.

Infected squirrels can have large cysts from botfly larvae, patches of raw furless skin, carry ticks, fleas, lice and worms. And like many other wild animals, squirrel droppings may contain Leptospirosis and Salmonella – which can be transmitted to and infect pets and people.

In addition to disrupting commercial tree and nut production, squirrels also pose a significant nuisance to households because they can travel on power lines and cause shortages, gnaw on wires inside your home, damage siding and insulation, and contaminate and deteriorate buildings by making nests in attics.

They’ve also been known to dig up lawns searching for nuts, eat planted seeds, grains, and mature fruit. The Richmond Flying squirrel has even entered into some bird houses and eaten nesting birds.

The Problem Signs.

Both the Southern Flying Squirrel and Gray Squirrel are Charlottesville and Richmond’s biggest annoyance.  Review the below to see if squirrels are your problem:

  • Watch out morning & night: Being diurnal creatures, squirrels are most active in the morning, lie-low for most of the day, then become lively again in the evening.
  • Note the bushy tail: Although they’re small and very quick moving, squirrels are typically easy to spot because they have a long, curved bushy tail.
  • Listen for noises: Squirrels thrive in a homeowner’s attic, where they can have two or three litters of young per year. Listen for rustling and scratching noises coming from your walls or attic spaces.
  • Holes in the lawn: In search for seeds, squirrels will dig small holes in lawns. But note that other animals (both domestic and wild) can do this too – so it’s not always a sign of squirrel infestation.

Removing Squirrels.

If left unchecked, you could end up with a large family of squirrels overtaking your attic – which won’t just end up costing you money in damage repairs – but could present a real health risk for you and your family. Although small, squirrels are wild animals that can carry disease, so ensure you get professional help to remove them.

  1. Locate their nests.
    Generally, they’ll nest in your attic – so see if you can locate where they are – as they may be in multiple locations.
  2. Isolate them.
    If a squirrel is loose in your home, try to isolate it if possible. Don’t forget, they have very sharp claws and are quick moving – so don’t try to catch them. Getting hurt or infected isn’t worth the risk.
  3. Get our help.
    Give us a call to speak with one of our helpful, expert wildlife control operators. They’re skilled in assessing and resolving issues – we safely remove hundreds of squirrels in your area every year.

From there, we’ll organize a time to trap the squirrels, search for their litter and nests, then remove them from your property for good.

Why choose us?

When you combine experience with care, you will always get a great result, which is why we’re considered the most Professional Squirrel Removal and Management team in the area. Safely excluding wildlife from homes and businesses is what we do every day, so we’re always learning the latest techniques in order to give you the best experience.

What’s more, after we remove the squirrels, we can help make sure the problem doesn’t reoccur. We also offer a hygienic clean-up service so there aren’t any foul, contaminated areas left in your home. If you need help with squirrel control in Charlottesville and nearby areas, then give us a call at (804) 729-9103 now to see how easy the entire process can be.

Don’t just take our word for it, call us Toll-Free at (800) 813-1485 or Local Telephone (804) 729-9103 now to find out why our customers trust us with the health and safety of their families.

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