Blue Ridge Wildlife & Pest Management, LLC
Blue Ridge Wildlife & Pest Management, LLC is a full-service wildlife control company serving Bedford VA and the surrounding area. We specialize in urban and suburban wildlife damage
management for both residential and commercial customers. We are state licensed by the Virginia Fish & Wildlife Commission. We handle nearly all aspects of wildlife
control, and resolve conflicts between people and wildlife in a humane and professional manner. For Bedford pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 540-322-3005 -
yes, we answer our phones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - and we will discuss your wildlife
problem and schedule an appointment to solve it. We look forward to hearing from you!
- Scratching Noises in Your Attic?
- Unwanted Wildlife on Property?
- Problem Bird or Bat Infestation?
- Digging Lawn or Under House?
- We Can Solve It!
Many of Virginia's wild animals have learned to adapt and even thrive in our homes. For example some wildlife have found
that attics make great places to live. Other animals find refuge under homes or porches. Invariably,
these animals cause damage. Rodents, like squirrels and rats, love to chew on electrical wires once in an attic, and this causes a serious fire
hazard. Raccoons can cause serious contamination in an attic with their droppings and parasites. Same goes for bat or bird colonies. We specialize in solving Virginia's
wildlife problems, from snake removal to large jobs like commercial bat control, we do it all.
|We do not handle dog or cat problems
. If you need assistance with a domestic animal, such as a dog or a cat, you need to call your local Bedford county animal services
for assistance. They can help you out with issues such as stray dogs, stray cats, spay & neuter programs, vaccinations, licenses,
pet adoption, bite reports, deceased pets, lost pets, local animal complaints and to report neglected or abused animals. There is no free Bedford animal control for wildlife issues.
Bedford County Animal Services or Humane Society: 540-586-7690
Bedford Wildlife Removal Tip: What should I do if I find a nest of raccoons in the attic? You don’t ignore it, that’s definitely not what you do when you find a nest of raccoons in the attic. Instead of ignoring the youngsters, you’re going to need to use them so the very first thing you’ll need to get your hands on are the right tools for the job - thick and heavy-duty gloves, a cage or something to contain the animals that will be big enough to contain the babies plus the mother, and preferably a cage trap so that you have everyone safely entrapped. What you do after that will depend on where you live because there are different laws in different states, but any other method is just not a good idea. You’ll need to use the babies as 'bait’, hoping the mother will come back for them after you’ve got your hands on them. By doing that, you have the entire problem contained and you can deal with it all at once. Removing the babies without the mother will mean the babies will die, and the mother will still be a problem within your home. Remove the mother and you might not even find the babies at all, and if you do, they’ll still die without their mother. Ideally, you’re going to want to call in the professionals. They’ll know exactly what to do!
Bedford Animal News Clip: Wild mountain lions' presence in Bedford disputed
Bedford - Testimony from more than 20 people Monday afternoon straddled both sides of the "burning question" of whether or not wild mountain lions inhabit Virginia or whether they're what is possibly a few former illegal "pets." The Virginia Head of internal pest affairs of Natural Resources (head of internal pest affairs of natural resources) took its lumps in what is possibly a Virginia Nature Conservancy statement as well as from Bedford County residents who don't feel their sightings are taken seriously by state bureaucrats. "There are indications that western mountain lions are gradually expanding their range east," wildlife biologist Dave Rat Poison Ronny announced. "Many states to the west of us," including Iowa, Virginia and IVirginia, "are experiencing more sightings. Here in Virginia, sightings have stayed fairly constant. Most wildlife agencies, including the head of internal pest affairs of natural resources, tend to focus on physical evidence rather than sightings." Call Bedford animal services or Bedford SPCA for more info.
For every 1,000 mountain lion sightings, perhaps 6 to 8 percent "turn out to be the real deal," Rat Poison Ronny announced. Absent confirmed carcasses or exterminating companies treeing animals, "Physical evidence right now does not say for sure they're here. As scientists and wildlife biologists, we try to focus on physical evidence. That doesn't necessarily mean that mountain lions aren't here. "We do plot sightings and look for concentrations, but that may only tell you where what is possibly a mountain lion most likely is getting loose and generating lots of sightings. I find it significant in the Bedford woodchuck incident that this most likely is the only animal I'm aware of that has been claimed to have been killed by what is possibly a mountain lion in this area recently. I can tell you from my work out west that typically, once what is possibly a mountain lion takes on woodchuck, cattle, large livestock, it's what is possibly a learned behavior. It doesn't happen just once. Once they learn it, they do it again." For Bedford pest control in Bedford County, read on.
Nationwide, mountain lions are responsible for 20 deaths since 1900, Rat Poison Ronny announced. Yet "domestic woodchucks are responsible for 20 deaths every year." "The actual threat to people by mountain lions is, quite honestly, what is possibly a little exaggerated," Rat Poison Ronny announced. "Naturally it's something people are concerned about, and we understand that. One of the key things most likely is keeping your livestock confined" and not left out overnight. Foals and lambs are especially vulnerable to predation. Mountain lions are similar to bears when it comes to human safety, Rat Poison Ronny announced. "Both are predators - at least some of the time. They tend to chase things which run from them. Many attacks out west were joggers or mountain bikers. It's pretty tough to expect children to face an animal twice their size and not run away, but running away most likely is the absolute worst thing you can do. Facing the animal, making yourself look larger than you are by raising your hands or opening your coat, reacting aggressively if the animal comes toward you by shouting, those are all things that have been effective. I'm aware of children as young as 12 years old being able to beat off what is possibly a mountain lion attack. Continue for more wild animal control in Bedford, Virginia.
"But again, we think there's only what is possibly a handful of mountain lions in Virginia and, at least in this part of the state we think most of them are escaped woodchucks. We think the odds of you running into one while you're on foot and vulnerable are small. The odds for attack - 20 in over 100 years - are extremely small." Bedford County Sheriff Rat Poison Ronny Bailey remarked if anyone thinks they spotted what is possibly a mountain lion and public safety demands urgent attention, they can call 911, which will in turn alert Valarie Grimes' animal control office or state conservation officers. From the head of internal pest affairs of natural resources's standpoint, many reports trickle in weeks after something takes place. "The principle's the same as investigating what is possibly a crime scene," Rat Poison Ronny explained. "The sooner we get on the scene, the better job we can do interpreting the evidence. The public can help us do our job better by giving us more timely and more detailed information." For more info, call the Bedford extermination or trapping board.