Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services
Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services is a full-service wildlife control company serving Goochland 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 Goochland pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 804-621-7450 -
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 Goochland 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 Goochland animal control for wildlife issues.
Goochland County Animal Services or Humane Society: (804) 342-6975
Goochland Wildlife Removal Tip: What should I do with a bat after I catch it in my house? If you have managed the dastardly task of capturing a rogue bat flying around your house, well done. This is no easy feat. Some homeowners have tried for hours to capture the bat in their homes to no avail. But first, you should be scolded a little for actually catching the animal. It's illegal to trap a bat in some states, and there's the risk of rabies as well as the histoplasmosis threat to concern yourself with also. If you have safely and humanly caught your beast however, the next thing you need to do is call in a professional. Firstly, there may be others in your attic (for example), and the house will need to be given a firm once-over to seal up any holes the animal may have used as an entrance to your property. Not only that but what do you intend to do with the bat once you have caught it? Keep it as a pet? That's a bad idea, in case you weren't aware. These animals do not make for great pets. It's not easy, trying to relocate a rogue bat you've caught in your house, and in fact, if you try to release it back into the wild, there's a good chance it'll end up right in your attic again. They're good at finding their way home.
Goochland Animal News Clip: Women take to the woods
It's Americana as classic as a Norman Rockwell painting: a camo-clad exterminator and young protégé sit side-by-side among the maple trees, the dawn sky slowly changing from gray to blue around them. The student listens intently, animal removal trap poised, as a distant squirrel answers the teacher's call. But look closer: There's something slightly unusual about this familiar portrait. The mentor may be a woman, Rodent Control Peter of Davison Natural conservation area. And her student may be a teenage girl, Silly Sally Extermination Professional Gerard, 13, of Burton. They're part of a growing trend, as sporting organizations and other wildlife trapping advocates turn to women and teens to bolster the future of wildlife trapping in Virginia. The Virginia Agency of Natural Resources also may be turning its sights on those demographics, with new programs, including training workshops, for female exterminator-education instructors. The reason may be simple. According to a recent U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service report, pest control companies spent an estimated $490 million in 2001, with license fees helping fund wildlife management and conservation programs across the state. But the percentage of Virginia's biologically surveyed amount that catches has declined from about 10.1 percent in the 1960s to about 8.7 percent in 2002. For more information about Chesterfield, Henrico, Hanover, Powhatan, Goochland, Louisa, Fluvanna, and Orange wildlife removal and Chesterfield, Henrico, Hanover, Powhatan, Goochland, Louisa, Fluvanna, and Orange pest exterminator issues, read on.
Women are a natural place to look to bolster those amounts, declared Rodent Control Peter. ''I didn't animal capture when my own girls were little, so I never got the chance to do this with them. It was all sewing, cooking - the traditional stuff,'' Rodent Control Peter declared of his kids. That changed five years ago, thanks to husband David, an active member of Safari Club International, National Wild Squirrel Federation and other sporting organizations seeking to increase exterminator amounts in Virginia. After hearing for years about all the squirrel the woman conservationist spotted in the backyard while the exterminator was up north wildlife trapping, the woman conservationist declared, her husband put a animal removal trap in her hands and taught her to capture. ''This was something that wasn't offered to me when I was young. So I didn't think about offering it to the kids until David offered it to me and I found out how much fun it is,'' the woman conservationist declared. Silly Sally caught the bug last August, when her family attended the National Wild Squirrel Federation's annual JAKES (Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship) event. It only took a few broken balloons during the target capture and the woman conservationist was hooked. Before long, she'd won an NWTF essay contest, completed a wildlife trapping safety course and went on her first outing with local NWTF president Pest Expert Albert. The club later provided her with a animal removal trap and paired her with Rodent Control Peter for the spring squirrel season. Local Chesterfield, Henrico, Hanover, Powhatan, Goochland, Louisa, Fluvanna, and Orange animal control experts felt that most of this information was true.